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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,510
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 225 | 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 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle, into a pint glass. Date on bottle was 10/09/12

Appearance: light copper, thin lacing, decent carbonation

Smell: Bread, tropical citrus, also smell the "rust" that was discussed before.

Taste: Bready, sweet, do not taste the rustiness, though I do smell it (may have to do with it being a little bit old)

Mouthfeel: A little bitter, but does go down easy.

Overall: Decent brew, has a bit more flavor then a previously tasted APA. Overall not bad, I would drink it again, but probably wouldn't buy a six-pack.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a golden brown color with a one finger head which dissapates quickly; there is very little lacing on the glass.

Light citrus hops with orange and grapefruit. A slight diacetyl, buttery, smell also a little straw/yeast smell.

The taste is oily hops with a little peppery spice and diacetyl. Not much else.

The mouthfeel is oily, strong carbonation, oil is left on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this offering from Founders tends to underwhelm, which is a shame because it tastes as though it has potential. Founders usuall makes very high quality brews but this one fails to blow me away or even excite me.

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Appearance: Nice brownish color with a decent head... lacing's very nice through the first half of the glass or so.

Smell: Pleasant and fresh aroma ... like your typical pale ale, but with a bit more quality in the aroma. There's nothing rustic here, just a nice somewhat mellow balance of hops and malt.

Taste/feel: An absolute delicious pale ale, and no doubt one of the best I've had. Extremely smooth and easy drinking with a very, very nice balance. The score may "only" be an 84 for this beer, but pale ales never get very high ratings, it seems. Founders Pale Ale is one of my favorite pale ales, and yet another good one from Founders.

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,510 ratings.