Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
2,776
Reviews:
837
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
374
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,776 |  Reviews: 837
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 Bingja18
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Irishbeerdrinker
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Walleybeer
4.54/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 NateDyk47
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a fairly enjoyable pale ale, but not up to Founders (very high) standards. Probably won't get this again. It seemed too artificial for my taste.

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Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 Gobearswalter34
2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy, dark orange with a thin, white head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Slight citrus smell with the bitter pine hops smell. Bitter pine hop is most of taste in which the bitter lingers. Slight malt taste. Balance isn't the greatest, and the bitter does not have much pine or citrus. The plain bitter does not make a good mouthfeel. The least favorite product of the wonderful Founder's brewery.

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Photo of SDStoutly
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwswigs
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 2,776 ratings.
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