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Founders Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

good beer, pale and sweetness prevail. Overall a good dry hopped beer. Color is acceptable but look past it and try to feel the flavor. It is good but is missing some complexity. Overall, Founder's Brewing does an ok job with their beers but could use a little extra care to take it to the next level

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $2.59
Purchased: May 17, 2014
Consumed: May 17, 2014
Misc.: Bottled April 18, 2014

Poured a honey, pale, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of pillowy khaki head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. A good deal of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention.

Smelled floral hops, citrus hops, lemon wheat, grassy hops, wheat, honey, orange and some caramel.

Tasted floral hops, grass hops, citrus hops, lemon grass, wheat, honey, light orange rind, caramel and other fruity tastes.

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.

A nice pale ale. I may have underrated this a tad. I’d have it again for sure.

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