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RATINGS: 1404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. Youíll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7385) - Hasselager, - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fruit and citrus. Flavor is malt, grassy, grapefruity, sweet fruity hops. Medium body, lively carbonation. 110213


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (228) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours is cloudy golden with thick white head. Aroma of caramel, ligh malts, floral, fruity, some peach. Taste is moderate bitter, fruity and floral. Medium body. Fresh and very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hens (649) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2015
0.355L bottle. Lemonade an typical american hop aroma. Clear amber color with tiny white foam, disappears. Light lime, malty, blue cheese, green olive flavours. Bitterness is ok. Grassy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (841) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of quince, peach, mango. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet, well balanced. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HerrBierkoenig (489) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 25/11/2015 Pours cloudy golden liquid, small creamy white head, fell down after a while, Aroma: floral, resin, hopy, citrus, lemon grass, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, fruity, floral, citrus, Palate: medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, long citrus bitter finish, Overall: good pale ale, balanced, solid malty base for the hopy kick, but expected more. somehow uninteresting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tedovertu (285) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Beautiful color. Reddish copper color smooth mouthful. Lovely flavor. Quickly disappearing head. No lacing what so ever.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
echudy (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2015
The smell is nothing appealing, neither is the color. But the initial taste and aftertaste were a very pleasant surprise

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CStang67 (27) - - MAY 20, 2015
AROMA: A mild floral hop aroma is at the front but not overwhelming. Some caramel notes from the malt is there but hard to pick out. APPEARANCE: Slightly cloudy gold colored beer with a very thin white head with mild carbonation TASTE: Light sweetness with a medium-high bitterness. The caramel flavors are up front but quickly fade to the bitterness. PALATE: Light body with an oily texture. Mild soft carbonation to start then a long dry bitter finish. OVERALL: Not the worst pale ale I have had, but not the best either. The finish is too dry for me.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (2265) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with decent white head. Really not getting a lot from this. Either my tastebuds are shot or this is rather bland with faded hops. Just about scrapes a pass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
At 35 IBUís, Founders Pale Ale is a bit of an oddity in the craft beer space. In recent years, Pale Ales and IPAís have become almost indistinguishable in terms of hoppiness. You wonít catch me complaining. Any excuse to add more hops is good enough for me. Thatís why Iím honestly surprised by how much I like Founders Pale Ale since it lacks the bitterness I love. I suppose it works in this case because this ale reflects evenness of flavor rather than watered down hops. The malt backbone is strong and sweet. Yet, it compliments the hops rather than fighting them. This Pale Ale smells like resinous sap and tastes like pine, nectar, and bread. In true Founders fashion, Pale Ale is damn easy to drink and one that Iíd gladly return to.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (732) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. A- Pine, bitter, citrus, subtle caramel. A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Pine, floral, citrus, caramel, bready. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- This was very well balanced and not bitter at all. Lots of the caramel and bread tones to it. Not my favorite Founders by a long shot and Iím not a Pale Ale guy either but I really wanted to try a Pale Ale with such a low IBU count. Not bad.


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