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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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83
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2,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 32
Gots: 152 | 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:
100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(on tap at Jackbar in Williamsburg - served in a shaker)

just the notes:

English-style malt and, to a lesser extent, hop sensibilities... American hop influence: undeniable - and this is only now seeing that it's 100% Cascade - makes total sense then...

long-lasting, earthy, dried-grass bitterness... mellow caramel flavor and roundness to the body

perhaps and understated fruit highlight to the overall taste - and taking the Cascade into perspective, I'm wondering if most of the hop charge was in the bittering addition... the balance with and true forwardness of the malt flavors will certainly tone down the fruity elements of Cascade

bit of a peppery and maybe even minty finish/aftertaste...

pleasant enough medium-light body, lightened and dried out even more with the woody overtones from the grain

a pleasant pale from Founders... certainly low-key and workman-like, considering the intensity and bold build of their other offerings

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.