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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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83
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2,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,269
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 29
Gots: 141 | 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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3.15/5  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.

3.15/5: By Founders standards, this is a snoozer

ThisWangsChung, Aug 03, 2014
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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,269 ratings.