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Founders Pale Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,462
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 37
Gots: 196 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass as a lighter-looking, yellow/ golden beer with double finger of white head and many tiny bubbles.
Smells malty, earthy, some hay/ grass, and with but a hint of any hops.
Tastes refreshing. I really like the finish because it's malty, quenching and bitter; the lasting impression is like a refreshing peppery ale. I just got done mowing my lawn so maybe this one is getting better credit through me than it otherwise would. It seems like a great sessionable choice, however I'm missing the hop presence and in place I'm getting grassy malts and grain. However, the latter is still making for a drinkable brew as it goes down smooth and rounds out well in my opinion.
This is about the 6th Founders beer I've tried since they began shipping to Texas, and while I've had better pale ales, this one is fine and for me solidifies Founders as one of my favorite go-to's for quality brews.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden-amber color, a bit of haze. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick rocky head.

Floral, citrus, earthy, toasted.

Floral-citrus hops. Malt background, bready, toasted, a little nutty. Finish is bitter, dry, crisp. Body is medium, juicy, dry, crisp, refreshing.

It's an excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,462 ratings.