Founders Nitro Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
208 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our dry-hopped Pale Ale takes on a completely different attitude when infused with nitrogen. The medium body and malty sweetness remain strong, with an intensified creaminess that gives the citrus of the Cascade hops a smooth allure all its own.

35 IBU

Added by stortore on 05-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
59
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Curt3
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on April 19, 2017. Smooth.

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Photo of JoshHatfield
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a 5 ounce pour at the Founder's Brewery Restaurant on my birthday in 2016 with my Dad and his wife Sherrie. Nitro definitely creates less carbonation and seems to give it a creamy aftertaste, but it also seems to dilute the flavor.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of godawgs
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omniwar
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dry-hopped creamy IPA; smooth and elegant. Clean. Easy-drinking. Think Guiness Draft as an IPA. 5.4% ABV.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChittyChambers
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramerican
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

**
02/23/2014
Aroma is light fruit and spice. Light yellow pour. Medium white head. Spice, slight soapy. OK. On tap at Blend.
**
09/24/15....with NITRO. (note: ratings here reflect the NITRO version on tap; there is a separate BA entry for regular Founders Pale Ale.)
On tap at blend again, but with nitro added on cask. A nice difference. Really smooth and creamy with the nitro.
**

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The nitro does not work for me.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale Amber with a beautiful nitro action. As it settles there is a beautiful, tall, thick, creamy, white head that hangs around and leaves some massive lace.

Nose is full of floral and fruit but a little less pungent in nitro.

Taste is very interesting. Up front you get the smooth creamy mouthfeel of the nitro, yet in the back is the full wonderful flavor of the Founders Pale Ale.

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Founders Nitro Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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