Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.69/5
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2,912 Ratings
Pale AlePale Ale
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:
100% Cascade hops.
35 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,909
Reviews:
846
Ratings:
2,912
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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68
Gots:
430
Trade:
2
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Photo of mjurney
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Aroma:
Floral, citrus, earthy, toasted.

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

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of fank2788
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Slightly hazy orange gold in the glass, the head starts out about a finger thick then fades to a thin layer of bubbles which throws some lace. Great citrusy hop aromas due to the dry hopping process dominate the smell, there is also a bit of clean caramel in there also to give some balance. The taste too is almost all hops. A lot of resin and bitterness with the typical cascade flavor profile is all right out front. The rest of the beer is pretty clean with the malt flavors falling into the caramel, biscuit range perhaps not enough malt or enough range in the malt flavors to balance the hops for the style. Nice levels of carbonation along with assertive bitterness make this a tingly beer, the finish is bitter and long lasting. Overall this is a middle of the road APA, the hops are trying to push this beer into the IPA category while the malt just isn't where it should be for this style.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 2,912 ratings