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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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83
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2,327 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,327
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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

If you're in the mood for a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, I say go for Founder's instead. I love both, but this takes the cake. It does a great job balancing the Cascade hops with fruit to avoid a too sharp pinch-you-in-the-face experience. I enjoy it from the bottle, typically poured into a goblet or weizen glass. It's very hazy with a nice, hoppy and floral aroma. I dare say the hops are mild. The head leaves you rather quickly but I see lacing. Hops are very present in the taste but its again mild and balanced with citrusy fruit and a clean, dry finish. The best news is that I don't count this among Founders finer brews, and it's still great! If ever you find yourself in/around Grand Rapids, MI, the brewpub located downtown is a must see (seriously, it's impressive only to look at) and sports amazing, seasonal offerings.

ob_carr, Sep 14, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,327 ratings.