Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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2,733 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,733
Reviews:
827
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
355
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,733 |  Reviews: 827
Photo of aufie
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefy15
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid pale ale. This was good on tap; refreshing without an overpowering taste. Amount of hops and flavor was good for those who are not all in on the IPAs that are prevalent today, but like a little flavor in their beer. Would buy again.

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Photo of Jae61
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barracudas
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Herze
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ITDoc
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
02/23/2014
Aroma is light fruit and spice. Light yellow pour. Medium white head. Spice, slight soapy. OK. On tap at Blend.
**
09/24/15....with NITRO. (note: nitro version not included in ratings, looks like there is a separate BA entry.)
On tap at blend again, but with nitro added on cask. A nice difference. Really smooth and creamy with the nitro.
**

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mgwagman
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Citrus hops with a fruit floral finish. Moderate to excellent lacing. Good to excellent taste and I have yet to have a Founders beer I didn't like as of yet.

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Photo of Nrod
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueShepard19
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichardRaeder
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Celtics17
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like the citrus fruit forward aroma. I get some pineapple and mango. I get some fruit cup, with a small trace of cherries in there. Solid beer and easy to drink,

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Photo of 50marathons
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good flavor. Very accessible.

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Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lelandgtate
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SGT_Cookie
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Founders Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,733 ratings.
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