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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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3,029 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,029
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 292
Gots: 146 | FT: 6
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 kingjames1:
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South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours an attractive, warm apricot, hazy with "floaties," and a thick white, fluffy head. Very nice. The smell is very appealing - grapefruit, orangeblossom, and pine resin. Taste is delicious. I think this may be somewhat aged, as the hop profile seems a bit muted. The citrus is light and tingley, with a sweet, syrupy honey swimming beneath. It is complex, balanced, and immensely enjoyable. This is a great pale ale.

01-21-2009 02:43:11 | More by kingjames1
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North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +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.

10-18-2008 23:12:07 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-11-2013 01:43:35 | More by DanGeo
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

10-22-2012 02:39:24 | More by tectactoe
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 21:57:12 | More by OhioBobcat
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-18-2012 01:05:33 | More by Zakk
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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

10-21-2009 22:07:13 | More by brownbeer
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-30-2011 03:47:02 | More by hotglassmama
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-03-2013 19:49:50 | More by Jehrnstrom34
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-06-2014 09:33:45 | More by Krafty34
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-25-2013 23:40:21 | More by SkiBum22
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-14-2011 18:14:26 | More by readicculus
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

11-27-2009 21:12:35 | More by blackearth
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

11-07-2007 03:26:57 | More by orbitalr0x
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-28-2012 21:31:28 | More by sabitu
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-29-2013 18:42:22 | More by supa0525
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New York

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

10-24-2010 23:45:17 | More by nickadams2
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-10-2012 06:58:21 | More by danthehopslamman
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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

I can see what the hype is about. An excellent beer.

In a pint glass it is a hazy orange-gold color. There is a medium-sized white head that leaves a little bit of lace.

Strong citrus aroma, very redolent. A bit of sweet caramel.

The taste perfectly mimics the aroma. A lot of citrus, mostly grapefruit, but also lemon and tangerine. A nice bready background.

Beautiful mouthfeel. Hoppy but not excessively so. Great balance.

Love it. Want to make this 4 pack last.

11-12-2013 00:09:53 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-01-2014 03:02:08 | More by DaftPatrick
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-10-2013 02:32:16 | More by csmartin6
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

A - A pretty golden/straw with a white head and lace.

S - The nose is very fruity. There are hints of berries and pineapple. Underneath the fruitiness, there is also a really nice earthiness/floral aroma that rounds it out.

T - The fruitiness of berries and grapefruit continue in the taste. The bitterness closes out the sip and it is a nice counterpart to the initial sweetness. The bitterness is not overpowering and it does not linger very long, so every sip starts all over again.

M - This is a nice light bodied beer with a decent amount of carbonation.

O - The mild bitterness and sweet fruitiness make this beer pleasant to drink. The lighter body and lowish abv also make it a solid beer that I would enjoy drinking on any occasion.

11-18-2011 02:45:38 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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4.43/5  rDev +4%

Bottled 9/22/11

A - Pours clear golden brown with one finger of white head. Head doesn't last long but leaves some nice lacing.

S - Big aroma of resinous pine hops up front, also quite grassy and some pineapple. Eventually some biscuit malts come through as well. Nice aroma.

T - Similar to smell there is a big pine hops taste up front, accompanied by some grass and some florals. Biscuit malt appears midway, while the hops continue throughout the taste, leading to a nice bitter finish.

M -- Medium oily mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat dry and bitter.

O - A very good wet hopped IPA. Hop component is substantial but not overwhelming. I look forward to a 4 pack of this each year.

10-08-2011 16:44:55 | More by warnerry
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-19-2012 00:54:48 | More by 40451
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

10-19-2013 03:30:36 | More by TTripp725
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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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