Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by robboyd:
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Not a bad wet hopper. It pours a nice golden color with a steady stream of carbanation bubbles making their way to the top. The head was nice and fluffy. It was a little toothy when I took my first sip but the overall feel of the beer was toothy as well. It's a heavy hitter that has a nice full body for an IPA.
The wetness of the hops didn't come through as much in this brew as some of the other wet hopped beers I've had this year. It's fresh for sure and enjoyable but I wouldn't consider it to be amongst the most "green" tasting beers I've had this fall. Citrus notes dominate but the finish is all hops. I actually wanted a bit more bitterness out of this beer, which is rare for me. I'm usually a bit more skewed towards a fine balance of flavors than an overpowering hop bitter punch to the throat. I wanted that here though and just didn't get it.
It's a fine beer and one I'm happy to have three more of. I'll probably drink them all tonight and sleep through my alarm in the morning.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2011 22:42:14 | More by robboyd
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3.88/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12 oz glass into large tulip glass. A slighty hazy golden ale with a finger or so of white head and minimal lacing. Aroma was a little muted. Not sure the age of the bottle I got, but it could have been on the shelf for a while. I couldn't find a date. Some citrus and pine combined with caramel. Taste was very good, but again the hops had probably faded a bit as they are not 'in your face'. Nice balance of sweet caramel and bitter hops with just a bit of citrus and pine flavor. Overall, its good but I was hoping for more from this. Its solid and I'll try it again, but hopefully a fresher bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 18:09:21 | More by FFreak
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,018 ratings.