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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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2,241 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,241
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-12-2014 23:58:59 | More by KevChiTown
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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-11-2014 19:31:57 | More by CTJman
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nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-11-2014 00:19:16 | More by nyrblue2
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hangya

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-10-2014 23:35:06 | More by hangya
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-10-2014 13:24:45 | More by NateMac13
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +13%

08-09-2014 23:14:33 | More by gunnerlincoln
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-09-2014 04:37:01 | More by Stofko1992
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Recondopf


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-09-2014 02:47:26 | More by Recondopf
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ryhn0

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-09-2014 02:30:58 | More by ryhn0
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Bearshawks85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2014 21:32:17 | More by Bearshawks85
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mta11c


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-08-2014 21:28:35 | More by mta11c
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T-34-85

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-08-2014 01:06:36 | More by T-34-85
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good4nik

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-07-2014 01:25:58 | More by good4nik
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diverite

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-06-2014 11:47:13 | More by diverite
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mrob22278


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-06-2014 06:25:01 | More by mrob22278
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2014 04:24:09 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-04-2014 00:29:52 | More by TempeBeerMan
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is two fingers high, off-white in shade, and very fluffy. As the head recedes (retention is good, by the by), its texture seems to become thicker and creamier.

S: Yep, smells like a textbook Cascade pale ale. Flowers, twinges of grapefruit, a touch of lime - y'know, the usual suspects. Caramel malts stay in the background. I can't think of any standout qualities, but it's not flawed in any way, either.

T: Opens with a floral bitterness that isn't quite biting or harsh...but gets pretty close at times. It stays bitter throughout, and not even a slight upsurge of malty sweetness near the back end can change that. This is a very simple brew that would make a nice everyday drinker, if nothing else.

M: The bitterness makes it very dry and light on the palate, and its crisp bite and solid carbonation helps it go down very easily. It's even a bit astringent feeling. Did I mention it goes down easily? If nothing else, it's the calling card of this offering.

O: Must re-review - I bought it relatively fresh, shame I let it fester in the fridge longer than I should have. It's held up okay, I suppose. This is a solid lunch-time beer, but has that "middle of the road" stink to it I usually don't expect from Founders.

08-03-2014 20:31:01 | More by ThisWangsChung
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suckaj

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-03-2014 19:02:28 | More by suckaj
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ppavlick

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-03-2014 03:24:34 | More by ppavlick
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PPSchwa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-02-2014 02:04:51 | More by PPSchwa
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-01-2014 18:30:09 | More by MaxPowers
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datalager

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-01-2014 15:10:51 | More by datalager
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-01-2014 06:53:37 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.