Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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4.29/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review taken a week ago. It's been a few years since I've even seen this. Not only is it somewhat hard getting ahold here as its been a Ghost here at home for the last few years.
12 oz stubby stout style Founders bottle with a very Founders like label that's just beautiful. Beautiful shade of blue and yellow with the cartoon photo of hops perfectly placed. Very well done artwork. Simple and to the point. Poured into a standard Founders brand American pint glass.
A - yellow golden color that's has a touch of haze(if that's what you call it). Very beautiful color. Brilliant alpine white colored head doesn't have a ridiculous mass on the pour but still has some size to it. It forms a nice ring of lace leaving near ipa worthy stick all the way down.
S - gushing fruity aroma of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple all fresh. Pine hop notes follow in very nicely making a resinous hop fest in your nose. The malt is faint but the GREAT fruitiness in this aroma balances well in its place.
T - grapefruit and a kick of pineapple get this fantastic profile started followed by fresh orange and a punch of pine. Hop profile is super fresh and just leaves the palate feeling gushed with fruit freshness. Semi sweet malt does come in from the back but instantly gets pushed back to the smack of resinous pine hop finish. Overall very good. Citrus and pine resin. fresh hop character. Semi sweet malt. Wet hop finish.
M - very nice texture and extremely flavorful ipa. I found it to be very smooth for an ipa even without much malt character. Finish is gushing with hops and citrusy fruits as well as pine resin. A very tasty mouthfeel with a very good texture and thickness.
O - okay, I don't remember this being so hard to find a few years back.. So if you see this grab it! its that good.. But still, if you can get this when its released, do it! One of the best Fall time Harvest ales ever created and remains a brilliant all-star in Founders' star studded yearly lineup. This is an ipa a brewery should be proud of and clearly after tasting it you'll see why. Top notch Harvest IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 01:07:10 | More by BradtheGreat7
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