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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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2,248 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,248
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 29
Gots: 134 | 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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BeerWeather


3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Perhaps not as fresh as it needs to be. Pours deep gold. Strangely, almost no carbonation. Aroma is musty and piney, not as citrusy as expected. Chewy mouthfeel. Taste is mostly classic pale, little roastier than expected. Solid pale ale, not quite what I expected, but a solid beer.

08-31-2012 22:30:10 | More by BeerWeather
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-31-2012 18:33:35 | More by CoryR
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Dieck

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-30-2012 03:17:29 | More by Dieck
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-27-2012 21:41:48 | More by KegsAndEggs
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-27-2012 21:40:31 | More by AllHailBeercules
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-25-2012 03:56:54 | More by HoistinBrews
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +7%

We have been lucky here in CT. 2 months ago, we could not bring in any Founders into our Package store. But now, we can.

This was a typical Founder's beer. Everything was crisp , neat
and in place. ( if you can describe a beer that way )

The actual pour was clean and clear. I was almost expecting something more along the liens of their Porters/Stouts.

The aroma was really so pleasant. It wasnt overloaded with hops
and yeast. The hops were there, no question about that. But none of it hit you right in the face. Instead, it poured a really clear mug with some nice hops brushing against your face.

The taste lingered, it was not over bitter (IBU sort of tell the story there), but the overall flavor came through

I enjoyed this beer , it wasnt at the top of my list of Founder beers, but I am sure there will be alot moreto come.

08-24-2012 04:32:51 | More by rdilauro
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stevegregg

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2012 23:34:20 | More by stevegregg
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Hubes

Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-22-2012 02:46:05 | More by Hubes
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Huntingtonbasser

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2012 21:20:53 | More by Huntingtonbasser
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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
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,248 ratings.