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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale

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2,228 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 29
Gots: 131 | 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: 2,228 | Reviews: 774 | Display Reviews Only:
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-30-2012 21:25:37 | More by mrskunk
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Golgamor


3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-30-2012 17:44:56 | More by Golgamor
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-29-2012 22:57:55 | More by mhaugo
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-28-2012 18:42:13 | More by TypsiYpsi
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CaryBrew92

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-28-2012 01:06:53 | More by CaryBrew92
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Hazy gold-orange with a white foam that dissipated quickly without lacing. Smell is caramel malt and light citric pith. Carbonation zings the tongue then fades into a mild citrus pith and resin bitterness. Some grassy elements. Malt washes into semblance of balance. Medium body. Finish is fairly clean with slight lingering bitterness. Nothing to really complain about nor to rave of here. Solid pale ale.

07-25-2012 03:19:11 | More by JackieTH
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GR_Rick

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-25-2012 02:54:29 | More by GR_Rick
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-24-2012 21:06:10 | More by Jemenhiser
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Calculat0r

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-24-2012 17:13:44 | More by Calculat0r
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BHep


4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2012 18:48:26 | More by BHep
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-23-2012 10:48:53 | More by IPAFrankieH
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-23-2012 02:50:02 | More by agreenman19
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TangTKE402

New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%

A: Poured golden-brown from a stubby bottle, into a pint glass. Had a nice, white, 1-finger head on it that lingered for a bit, and settled into a nice thin heady blanket. Effervescent and clear.

S: Light, crisp, dry. The malt character underneath is brightened by the dry hoppiness. Dry pine needles, toast, and some cologne on the nose make this airy and inviting.

T: Smooth, bright, crisp, and cheery. Notes of toasted oat bread up-front with a light barley middle, and a crisp, clean hop finish. Middle-of-the-road bitterness, but just enough to brighten the entire character of the beer. Notes of freshly cut grass, baked bread, some sweet peaches in there, a touch of citrus, and some sediment. Flavors complex enough to appreciate, but light enough to not get bogged-down in.

M: Light and a bit thin, with a smooth feel in-mouth, and a dry, wooly after-feel. It's a nice beer in the mouth, but is lacking a certain something. Good for a beer you want to drink a lot of, though, which brings me to...

O: ...A great session beer! Tasty, but not overpowering; light, but with some complexity; alcoholic enough, but not so much that you'll risk it all on 2 beers. A nice summer time Pale Ale, that doesn't get bogged down in the nitty-gritty, this light, crisp, refreshing beer is as tasteful, yet playful as the Mucha gracing its label.

07-23-2012 02:17:10 | More by TangTKE402
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2012 07:00:28 | More by bluckbeyes
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dogfishandi

New York

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. bottled 06/04/12.

pours out a golden color with about one fingers worth of white head, fairly big bubbles. spotty lace at first. decent retention until the very end of the glass. some sediment visible.

cereal grains, just slightly buttery, some pale base malt balanced by grassy, citrus hops. lemon citrus, maybe even a little smarties in the aroma.

cereal grains, some very light caramel malt balanced bicely by a grassy citrus hop. some nice sharp bitterness in the finish lingers.

medium to light in body, slightly dry finish.

a solid, super clean, super sessionable pale ale. not something that i would need to run out and get more of, but id definatly drink this again if i crossed paths.

07-21-2012 20:30:46 | More by dogfishandi
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jtd335

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-21-2012 17:48:47 | More by jtd335
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vw72

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

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!

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

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2012 18:48:26 | More by rolltide8425
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.