Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.69/5
2,780 Ratings
Founders Pale AleFounders Pale 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:
#29,471
Reviews:
839
Ratings:
2,780
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
377
Trade:
1
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange amber, like crystallized honey. Not a huge head, little spots of congregation that remind me of yeast, but I don't know if that's what it actually is or not. minimal lacing.

Nose is pretty weak. Some yeast, cracker malts and a grassy hop.

Starts of crisp and enticing, but the pale cracker malts and little bit of yeast in the background draw this closer to the, "OK" side of good than the, "great" side.

Crisp and smoothe. Goes down well. I've enjoyed the first half of the six pack so far, but probably would look elsewhere first. Maybe I was spoiled with the APAs I was drinking before, but this doesn't quite hit the sweet spot for me. Especially coming from such a (deservedly) acclaimed brewery as Founders, I was hoping for something... else. Well crafted, just not the complete flavour profile I was looking for.

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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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