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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,632 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,632
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 328
Gots: 294 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: granger10 on 10-24-2004)
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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. BOTTLED 09/30/2014.

Appearance: Pours a golden body with a thin white head.

Smell: Light juicy hop and strong pilsner malt aroma.

Taste: Spicy hop flavor. Firm crisp bitterness. Sweet pilsner malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, sharp bitter aftertaste.

Overall: Not at all what I was expecting. I was expecting a much juicier, tropical/citrus hop bomb. Bitterness is high, but body is light and crisp. Non of the classic ale fruitiness. If you told me this was a continental pilsner, I would have believed you.

JednoPivoProsim, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great to finally try this beer,poured into a standard pint glass a hazed light golden with a frothy one finger white head.Awesome aromas of you guessed it fresh citric and and piney hop with a touch of sweetish biscuit.Fresh hops jump on the palate,fresh grapefruit and lemon pith with underlying pine needle,a firm slightly sweet malt base is there as well keeping everything in tune.Man I love this brew its fresh hop taste is awesome,my fridge beer for the time being.

oberon, Oct 19, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

msscott1973, Today at 12:17 AM
Photo of Ronw
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Ronw, Yesterday at 07:11 PM
Photo of mchegash
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%

Appearance - 4.5/5
Pours a clear golden-orange, with about 1-2 fingers of slightly off-white head. Lots of large carbonation bubbles can be seen rising up the beer. The head stays around for a long time. Very nice.

Smell - 3.8/5
Fresh, pine-citrus hops. The citrus seems more dominant than the pine, which I like. Smells like it has a bit of spiciness to it (though it's just the strong, fairly bitter hops).

Taste - 4/5
The pine-citrus hop flavor from the smell dominates. It's fairly bitter (70 IBU). There are additional citrus flavors in the taste, and also a slight resinous/syrupy character. I am not a big hop fan, but this is quite drinkable for me, which is a plus.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Quite smooth. Crisp, with a medium-intensity carbonation kick near the end of the sip. Medium bodied.

Overall - 3.75/5
Not being a fan of hoppy beers, I tried to be fair to the style, and given that, I found this to be a quite nice IPA. The hoppiness is definitely present, but not overpowering.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Yesterday at 01:42 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

NJBeer265, Yesterday at 01:39 AM
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4.84/5  rDev +13.3%

SteveB3014, Yesterday at 12:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

gruss004, Yesterday at 12:08 AM
Photo of bigbeers84
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bigbeers84, Saturday at 11:40 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Bellsisbest, Saturday at 08:53 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

jlarimore4, Saturday at 03:34 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +4%

Jmitchell3, Saturday at 01:21 AM
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3.04/5  rDev -28.8%

twb0392, Saturday at 01:02 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KevMo84, Friday at 11:41 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sanitarium16, Friday at 10:06 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

sgarc91, Friday at 07:58 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Tim725, Friday at 01:41 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

a77cj7, Friday at 06:43 AM
Photo of Kark
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Kark, Friday at 03:15 AM
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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,632 ratings.