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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,620 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,620
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 330
Gots: 290 | 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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Reviews by Bung:
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright gold pour, good sized white head. Rather bubbly looking. Smell of grass, grain, hop pine. Mouthfeel is nice and not overly carbonated. Solid citrus, pine, with some malt and biscuit that makes this a pleasant surprise. Very solid, crisp and refreshing. Where was this when I finished mowing the lawn this summer? I think this would be better as a Spring release named something else.

Bung, Nov 22, 2008
More User Reviews:
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
Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

DanGeo, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Smokesnotes
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Smokesnotes, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, golden-yellow color with a bit of haze. Small, white head that floats thinly across the top of the beer and leaves pretty good lacing along the side of the glass. The smell is hoppy as hell, but noticeably different from dry-hopped beers. This hop smell is more "pure" - more floral, weedy, and nature-esque. Slight citrus notes are present in the background.

The taste is spot on - fresh, wet, floral hops, heavy on the weeds. As I kept drinking, I kept thinking of a freshly cut lawn with morning dew all over it. The taste and smell of these hops are just so fresh, it's really something special. It's like taking a hop and just sucking on it. Some warmth in the background and just a touch of spice to keep things interesting. Lots of carbonation and a medium body with some slight stickiness.

This was my first wet-hopped beer and I was pleasantly surprised. The difference between dry and wet hops is quite noticeable. Both similar, yet very different tastes. I enjoyed how fresh and pure this beer tasted - definitely a treat. I would like to get my hands on some more of this beer.

tectactoe, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of OhioBobcat
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

OhioBobcat, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CavemanRamblin, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Zakk, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of brownbeer
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pale golden with an inch of white head.

S- Wonderful nose. Flowery fresh hops, slightly sweet with a piney balance.

T- Similar to the nose. Clean citrus and floral hops, mandarin orange. Not overly complex but very tasty.

M- Medium bodied and(the only downside) somewhat filmy.

D- Easy to drink, well made APA.

brownbeer, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of hotglassmama
4/5  rDev -6.3%

hotglassmama, Nov 30, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cjn40277, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Jehrnstrom34
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Jehrnstrom34, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of woodchipper
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%

woodchipper, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of delaced21
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

delaced21, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Krafty34
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Krafty34, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

SkiBum22, Oct 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

readicculus, Dec 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

sicilian, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of blackearth
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI. Pours a bright gold body with a white head. Aroma is dominated by piney and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great hop flavor throughout which seems to "build" after the finish, much like the heat of a chili pepper. Very good drinkability.

blackearth, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz stubby bottle pours into my glass a quite hazy yellow orange with a couple inches of creamy, cragly white head that leaves sticky lacing on the side. Aromas of citric, tropical hop resins jump out of the glass. Peach and grapefruit mingle with some pine and green herbaceous notes. Sweet, light caramel in the background. Wow, the fresh green hop cone aroma brings a smile to my face! Somewhat floral even.

First sip brings a sweet, lightly toasted caramel malt that flows into a flow of fresh hops. Citric, slighty tropical with a big green, herbal push. The resins come through along with a perfumy, floral quality. Flows down with a bit of bitterness, but it's fairly mellow probably due to the fresh wet hops. Finish with a bit of lingering sweetness and green hop cone resin. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice creaminess and solid carbonation. A sturdy pale ale that brings a wealth of flavor while at the same time being quite drinkable and refreshing. This is a darn tasty wet hopped brew and I'm glad to see this in bottles. Get on it and try this one while you can. Another solid brew from Founders.

orbitalr0x, Nov 07, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sabitu, Oct 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

supa0525, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of nickadams2
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders.

A_Pours a golden amber with a thin bone white head. Not much lacing.

S_Piney,citrus hop profile.

T_Same as nose. Huge amount of piny hopsGrapefruit and honey. Touch of pale malt.

M_Thin but sticky and syrupy. Will make you lick your lips.

D_Lots of flavor and low ABV. Very drinkable.

nickadams2, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of danthehopslamman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

danthehopslamman, Dec 10, 2012
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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,620 ratings.