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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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95
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2,885 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2885
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%


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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EnemyWithin

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle in Duvel glass on Oct 21, 2011.

Appearance: 3.5
Golden honey yellow with a 1/2 inch white head that seems to dissipate relatively quickly. A little lighter in color than expected.

Smell: 4.5
Great pungent, dense grapefruit and citrus aroma from hops. It has a thick, sticky nature to the aroma somehow. Also get faint caramel, biscuit notes from the malt. Definitively one of the better smelling IPAs I've had in awhile.

Taste: 3.5
Initially, sweet citrus and light caramel note. This quickly transitions into a piney-dominating flavor of the hops, with note of lemon and faintly grapefruit. Much less citrus taste than expected.

Finishes with a moderate-high lingering bitterness with slight dryness.

Mouthfeel: 3.5
Mild-moderate thickness with nice, soft carbonation that gives the beer a mild pleasant creaminess. Overall, on the dry end, with notable astringency from the hops.

Overall: 4
Great smelling beer, but the taste profile is more average to me. Not as much citrus as I anticipated in the flavor, and full disclosure, as I like in IPAs. I'd like to see that same great aroma come through in the flavor of the hops too.
Recommend try.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 21:03:38 | More by EnemyWithin
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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,885 ratings.