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Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale
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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this while tailgating in Hershey before a Dave Matthews Band Show.

Poured into the classy Solo cup. As suspected, tons of head due to the cup.

copper color with tons of bubbles.

Smells of sweet tropical and citrus hops and a bit of malt.

Taste follows suit. Standard pale ale IMO. Nothing to get too worked up over

Mouthfeel was a little to carbonated for my liking.

Overall an OK pale ale, though there are many others I prefer more.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden copper with a white fluffy head that resembles a sponge.

S: Very earthy. some pine with a bready caramel. A little floral. I'm kinda seaching here though, not too much going on.

T: Lots of pine and earth! a nice bitter finish that sticks around. Alot of acid with lemon and a spritz of lime rind. Really nicely balanced with malt and caramel.

M: Medium bodied. Its a little bigger than i expected with a nice refreshing hit of carbonation.

O: A nice pale ale with a great balance between the hops and malt. I'd say this is pretty earthy. Not as refreshing as other pale ales but still pretty good. /82

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 2,780 ratings
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