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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale

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Ratings: 2,487
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 206 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottled on 11/27/12.

A: slightly hazedbubble light orange/blond body. solid thick white head with good retention and some spotted lacing.

S: smells oxidized. muted melon aroma. dry grain. not much else.

T: oh yeah, this thing has seen better days. a straight bitter hop flavor starts things off. sweet melon flavor towards the bulk of the body.

M : average, subtle carb on a medium body.

D: certainly disappointing considering this brew is only about 3+ months old. apparently that is too much time. take note if purchasing!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

An old favorite. Been meaning to review for a while. Poured into imperial pint glass.

A Clear dark amber. Little head. Pencil thin lacing.

S This is one of the great things about this pale ale. Strong fresh aroma. Smells like a summer storm. Cut wheat. Honey. Pepper.

T Very much like the smell. Sweet honey taste, peppery. The hop kicker is very pronounced. Lingers a bit.

M Medium. Not syrupy, but there is some body. The finish is fairly clean, this is a pale ale after all, but it is a tad on the gritty side relative to the style.

O A great representative for the style. Light, smooth, sweet, got some hops and bitterness. Great 'lounging around' nay I say session beer. This joins FIS and Dirty Bastard as great Founders beers for their particular style.

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,487 ratings.