Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by starrdogg:
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head. Smell is fantastic! Tropical fruity hops and sweet malts come together to get my mouthwatering. This is what an IPA should smell like! The flavor is very nice, but a bit of a letdown after the awesome smell. The fruitiness doesn't come through as prominently as expected after the aroma, nor is it as sweet as I had anticipated. That said, it's still quite good, it's citrusy, grassy and a bit grainy with a light biscuity malt characteristic and a more-bitter-than-expected finish that lingers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer, but it seems to be more in line with the 2010 version that I liked, but didn't love, than the 2011 version which absolutely blew me away. Last year's was a little sweeter and more fruity, which balanced out the grassy, grainy qualities of the beer a little better.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2012 21:31:17 | More by starrdogg
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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
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