Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Ilafan
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This, for me, is a surprisingly mediocre beer. Oh it's better than a grocery store, mass-produced American lager, but Founders is usually so creative and excellent. I guess my expectations were too high.

Anyway, the pour is golden and slightly cloudy. The lacing is minimal, but it does have a bigger head than I'd expected for a pale ale.

The smell had a citrus aroma to it. Lemon perhaps?

The taste was crisp but rather bland. The hops were rather mild with only a slight bite.

Overall, I think I'll go with the excellent other offers from Founders from now on.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours clear and golden with a two finger foamy white head, good retention after the pour

S- floral and citrus hop with some buiscity malt, a bit of grain

T- subtle dry hopped flavor with a grainy-yet-sweet malt balance, dry finish that is slightly bitter

M- light-med body with low carbonation and a slightly foamy mouthfeel, slick finish

O- well balanced and great drinkability, a sold light drinking beer with just enough flavor

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,776 ratings.
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