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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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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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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-26-2012 14:25:10 | More by jpd7374
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-26-2012 04:45:31 | More by Troville1990
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

05-26-2012 03:27:43 | More by kbuzz
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code2driver

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-26-2012 00:43:50 | More by code2driver
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jacob4999

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-24-2012 17:57:28 | More by jacob4999
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Rau71

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-24-2012 03:16:08 | More by Rau71
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-24-2012 01:09:45 | More by Stockfan42
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BillMueller

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-21-2012 18:24:56 | More by BillMueller
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-21-2012 05:16:26 | More by Blaze5445
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-20-2012 07:13:32 | More by TheBishopco
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40451

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-19-2012 00:55:05 | More by 40451
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bhir

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-18-2012 23:59:23 | More by bhir
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -7%

A: Dark gold, slighy orange hue. A white half finger head with great lacing as this one goes down.
S: a bit lacking, this. Floral and pine notes, but not overwhelming as i expect from Founders. Some sweet, bready notes as well.
T: starts out with a decent amount of malts and biscuity flavors, sweet I'd say. Transitions into the dry, bitter, hoppy ale i expected. Not as floral or piney as the nose would indicate, just bitter. A tad lacking since the malts seemed more defined.
M: slightly creamy, mild to medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Interesting finish as its wet on the sides and back of tongue, but dry as hell on the roof of my mouth.
O: a good beer overall, but could stand a bit more balance in the flavor. I attribute the skew towards bitterness to the dryhopping. Nice for the summer.

05-18-2012 20:24:44 | More by Infamous7100
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flagmantho

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy light golden-orange hue with a nice effervescence and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Decent.

Smell: hop aroma is strong but not overwhelming; hops are citrusy and funky in character. Not bad, but there's a certain acidic dryness I don't love.

Taste: nice, big citrusy hop flavor with a somewhat dry and biscuity malt backbone. Quite good, and a very classic pale ale character.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and moderate creaminess.

Overall: a decent pale ale with a very classic flavor profile. I would have this again.

05-18-2012 16:08:31 | More by flagmantho
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-17-2012 23:49:56 | More by AJD1201
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TedSneakman


3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-17-2012 20:09:55 | More by TedSneakman
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ONUMello

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a plane-Jane yellow with a one-finger head that slowly diminishes to ~1/8" but lingers at that level
S: Very floral along with a solid malt backbone and a hint of hops
T: Matches the nose- floral with a good malt/hop balance
M: Light to medium bodied; pleasant with good carbonation
O: Nothing spectacular but very enjoyable, and with a moderate ABV and very balanced flavors/mouthfeel it would be nice to kick back several during a game or warm summer afternoon.

05-17-2012 00:21:16 | More by ONUMello
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-15-2012 12:49:12 | More by ncstateplaya
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-15-2012 00:47:27 | More by DavyJones
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-14-2012 05:39:19 | More by PeterOrlando92
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Acuity

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-14-2012 05:02:42 | More by Acuity
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Thickfreakness

New York

3.03/5  rDev -17.9%

A- A somewhat cloudy, hazy yellow pour into my DFH glass. Nice foamy, brilliant white head that fades kinda quickly and leaves little drips and drabs of lacing.

S- Wet hay, fresh cut grass, and some subtle hints of citrus. Little hints of pine, but mostly malt, yeast and subdued hops. Nothing special here.

T- Wet hay and grass just like the nose tells you. A little honey sweetness, and some touches of hops. Nothing that really stands out. Ordinary at best.

M- Decent carbonation, some malty sweetness and lingering hops. Average at best.

O- Meh... not really much to tell here. Very subtle and subdued all around. The hops aren't hoppy enough, the malts aren't malty enough. I'll pass on this in the future.

05-12-2012 19:47:10 | More by Thickfreakness
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Quaffenator

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-12-2012 19:35:43 | More by Quaffenator
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jnikkel

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-12-2012 14:36:57 | More by jnikkel
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MichaelDobbins

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-11-2012 23:05:19 | More by MichaelDobbins
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.