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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale

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2,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,187
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 118 | 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: 2,187 | Reviews: 773 | Display Reviews Only:
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vw72

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-18-2012 03:18:46 | More by vw72
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-16-2012 22:03:05 | More by ncworster
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-16-2012 16:32:07 | More by mrebeka
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-16-2012 00:02:14 | More by jtw21
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-15-2012
Freshness: Bottled 03-12-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Clear, with an orange-yellow color. The head is white and creamy, at 2 and a half fingers high, showing good lacing and retention. A pretty stream of bubbles is seen coming from the bottom of the glass.

S: Aromas consist of hops, both citrus and floral.

T: The taste is mainly of hoppy bitterness; spicy citrus/grapefruit hops, with a light malty backbone.

M: Moderately carbonated with a medium body. The finish is dry and bitter.

O: Very good representation of the style.

Thanks to TheBishopco for this one!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:15:32 | More by sommersb
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riversider76

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Not much retention, and just a bit of lace. Aroma is of tart fruit,and grassy,piney hops. Body is light with just a bit of carnonation. Taste is hoppy upfront with a touch of bready malts in the finish. Far from the elite in this style, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 00:32:54 | More by riversider76
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troyvar

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-14-2012 22:53:37 | More by troyvar
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-14-2012 21:02:28 | More by Kunstman
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2012 18:48:26 | More by rolltide8425
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-14-2012 02:25:57 | More by bpowers315
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-12-2012 19:37:59 | More by travismiller80
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22Catch22

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2012 03:06:04 | More by 22Catch22
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 05/07/12

A: Pours a hazy glowing golden orange to light copper in color with some very light visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and a moderate amount of particulates in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer along with a couple of small thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of earthy and lemon/citrus hops with lighter hints of toasted + bready malts.

T: Light toasted + bready malt body with some very light hints of caramel malt sweetness. On top of the malt body, there is a light presence of earthy and citrus/lemon hops. Light bitterness in the finish but it does not linger.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This beer is pretty easy to drink and is quite refreshing. There is a pleasant flavor with light amounts of bitterness that makes it enjoyable. Just about sessionable. I find this one enjoyable enough to want another right now.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 23:31:44 | More by dbrauneis
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-10-2012 15:53:03 | More by amishbooze
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2012 03:31:26 | More by RoryOMoore
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Christov

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-10-2012 01:35:59 | More by Christov
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-08-2012 17:53:02 | More by duceswild
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-08-2012 04:31:48 | More by PhatAtUT
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jsboates


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2012 03:24:12 | More by jsboates
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Fleeflam

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

07-08-2012 02:52:51 | More by Fleeflam
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-07-2012 18:21:23 | More by fatbatcat
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2012 21:24:09 | More by IPAchris
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2012 02:30:17 | More by jrohrbacher
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Farky87

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2012 01:20:07 | More by Farky87
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kyager2000

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2012 00:30:24 | More by kyager2000
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,187 ratings.