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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 29
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
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:
100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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Ratings: 2,238 | Reviews: 774 | Display Reviews Only:
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-21-2012 13:15:17 | More by gunclubchris
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2012 00:57:06 | More by AndrewMichael
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-20-2012 13:48:33 | More by Falcone
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-19-2012 16:51:32 | More by slowdaddy
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2012 01:23:46 | More by falconxman
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-17-2012 03:42:06 | More by amstokesdb9
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robertgurley

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-13-2012 22:09:00 | More by robertgurley
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-13-2012 21:15:22 | More by lcdawg
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%

12 oz bottle. I was disapointed to see that it has a bottled on date of 3/12/12. At least it was in the cooler where I bought it.

appears clear golden in color, bone-white frothy head that fades fast. some floral hop aroma. maybe it's faded a bit though?

a bit of crisp malt flavor and a grassy, floral hop aftertaste. easy drinking. thin to medium body, medium to higher carbonation, fine for the style.

overall - a solid everyday pale ale, but not as spectacular as some of Founders other stuff.

08-13-2012 02:08:03 | More by jmdrpi
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Rudy

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-11-2012 04:55:19 | More by Rudy
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

A-golden amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-citrus, malt, light pine

T-grapefruit, rich malt, pine, light caramel, decent bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp yet smooth

O-a good pale ale with nice flavors and balance

08-11-2012 04:26:29 | More by MDDMD
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +3%

A: Amber beer, with almost no head at all. Some slight sediment floating throughout.

S: Floral and slightly musty aroma. Not unpleasant, but there's not a whole lot exciting going on.

T: Taste is heavily floral, lots of rose notes. Starts with the caramel malts, then a sweet rose flavor, and finishes with a kiss of the bitter hops. Really a well balanced and tasty beer.

M: Medium body, but the carbonation lightens it up quite a bit, makes it go down easily.

O: A tasty beer. Not all that different, but well balanced and solid. Easy to drink and definitely worth picking up.

08-10-2012 01:50:08 | More by DaveBlack
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-09-2012 23:43:19 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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JamFuel

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-09-2012 17:09:23 | More by JamFuel
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bjohn84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-09-2012 01:36:42 | More by bjohn84
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prisdefer

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

08-09-2012 00:08:40 | More by prisdefer
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-08-2012 20:40:06 | More by TEAMHOLT
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TCaldwell


4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2012 20:38:07 | More by TCaldwell
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-07-2012 11:21:28 | More by GrindFatherBob
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +7%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, foamy white head. Good retention and pretty good lacing. Slightly hazy with a lot of yeast/hop floaters reminiscent of Smuttynose IPA or Heady Topper. A steady amount of carbonation bubbles are appreciable through the floaters.

S – Nutty and bready malts with a good helping of citrus, pine, and grassy hops. Smells like this beer is going to be refreshing, crisp, and tasty.

T – Starts off sweet and toasty with nutty, bready, and toasted pale malts. Gradually builds to a solid hop bitterness with grapefruit, lemon, grass, pine, and floral notes. Tasty and well-balanced.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a creamy and silky-sweet mouthfeel, and a smoothly bitter and dry finish. Bittersweet grapefruit and grassy hop flavors linger for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a nice example of the pale ale style. It’s well-balanced between the sweet and toasty malts and the bitter hops and has a healthy dose of each. There is nothing earth-shattering about this beer; it’s just a very drinkable and tasty pale ale. I’m telling you, Founders cannot make a bad beer.

08-07-2012 00:06:49 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-06-2012 12:50:02 | More by ThinkAgain
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Boblud

Michigan

2.68/5  rDev -27.4%

Somewhat hoppy and bitter. I would drink this beer again but it would not rank as one of my favorites. I am new to microbrews and am really starting to enjoy them. I am not a fan of heavy hops nor am I that fond of citrus drinks. I am willing to try any and have not really settled on a style of beer yet.

08-05-2012 18:27:19 | More by Boblud
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-05-2012 16:45:09 | More by WoodburyMN
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-05-2012 03:10:41 | More by mattparsons
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lwel10


4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-05-2012 01:17:27 | More by lwel10
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.