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Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Pale AleFounders Pale Ale
2,780 Ratings
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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Ratings: 2,780 |  Reviews: 839
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Jimmys
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottled on 11/27/12.

A: slightly hazedbubble light orange/blond body. solid thick white head with good retention and some spotted lacing.

S: smells oxidized. muted melon aroma. dry grain. not much else.

T: oh yeah, this thing has seen better days. a straight bitter hop flavor starts things off. sweet melon flavor towards the bulk of the body.

M : average, subtle carb on a medium body.

D: certainly disappointing considering this brew is only about 3+ months old. apparently that is too much time. take note if purchasing!

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Photo of alysmith4
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of PieOhMy
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

An old favorite. Been meaning to review for a while. Poured into imperial pint glass.

A Clear dark amber. Little head. Pencil thin lacing.

S This is one of the great things about this pale ale. Strong fresh aroma. Smells like a summer storm. Cut wheat. Honey. Pepper.

T Very much like the smell. Sweet honey taste, peppery. The hop kicker is very pronounced. Lingers a bit.

M Medium. Not syrupy, but there is some body. The finish is fairly clean, this is a pale ale after all, but it is a tad on the gritty side relative to the style.

O A great representative for the style. Light, smooth, sweet, got some hops and bitterness. Great 'lounging around' nay I say session beer. This joins FIS and Dirty Bastard as great Founders beers for their particular style.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Lemke10
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a slight beige head. The aroma is full of wheat, fruity scents, and hints of hops. The taste is smooth, flavorful, and very easy drinking. Founder’s is known for making these big, bold beers; but this brew is very simple in comparison but just as tasty. It drinks a little sweet and finishes a little crisp. This is well made and is very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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