Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Photo of jwhancher
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours gold with nice tight white head & ample carbonation. Slightly hazy. Smells sweet from malts with touch of hops. This isn't a hop bomb APA by any means. Citrus hops that give off lemon notes. Tastes sweet initially then bitterness coats the tongue. Touch of sweet crystal malts. Feels light bodied with no astringency and very even balance. Overall, this is a solid pale ale. Thought it could be more since it was brewed by Founders, but it still makes for a solid session ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into my tulip glass. The foam is light and minimal on this one. The coloring is a deep orange, akin to a malty DIPA (like 2XIPA).

I like the aroma off of this one. You get some mild hopping. Just some really clean/balanced nose.

Overall this is a pretty good pale. The hop presence almost pushes this into the IPA realm.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at fridge temp.

Apple juice amber with a white head that recedes quickly.

aroma; hops out front here, seemingly of a Noble variety. Crystal? malts evident as well.

mouthfeel; nothing special.

taste: Pale maltiness with a restrained grapefruit hoppiness.

notes: clean, dry and light. well balanced.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.6% out of 100 with 2,779 ratings
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