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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,012 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,012
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 284
Gots: 148 | 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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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-03-2013 01:00:01 | More by Satchboogie
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Buyrite in South Plainfield.

Appearance: Pours a hazed pale straw yellow with an extremely dense whipped 3 finger foam head. Lots of retention and lacing too.

Smell: Sweet pineapple, some grapefruit hops, and an herbal leaf quality. Not amazing but very nice.

Taste: Much like the nose. Restrained fresh hop goodness along with lemon zest and a tiny amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a good amount of carbonation. A bit thin in my opinion. Good drinkability but I think several in a night might give me some heartburn.

This offering was really good and is another solid contribution to the beer scene made by Founders. It didn't wow me though.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 22:43:54 | More by koopa
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jnn4v

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very light orange color. Translucent, with no sediment or haze. Very small amount of foamy off-white head.

S: Apricot, mango, candied grapefruit, orange zest and other delicious citrus and tropical fruit hops. Smells a tad bit coppery and very sweet as well.

T: Not terribly bitter or overpowering in hop flavor. Very sessionable IPA. It's fairly clean tasting, without too sweet of a solid malt base either. I don't taste a lot of the specific flavors that were identified in the scent, unfortunately.

M: Moderate amount of carbonation, bordering on above-average carbonation levels. Medium viscosity - so it's less dense than Centennial but more dense than Red Rye IPA.

O: Not bad at all. Much more hop flavor than most wet hop beers. Blows away the seasonal Sierra Nevada offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 23:07:22 | More by jnn4v
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GVJoemomma

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-28-2013 13:00:05 | More by GVJoemomma
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2013 19:16:41 | More by djre4orm
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-14-2013 02:55:55 | More by sleuthdog
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kwkurdziel

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-16-2014 03:46:04 | More by kwkurdziel
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-01-2013 14:49:50 | More by Rekrule
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sonnmr31

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-02-2013 19:56:03 | More by sonnmr31
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voodoofish65usf

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-08-2014 17:48:31 | More by voodoofish65usf
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Jade

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-27-2013 23:34:12 | More by Jade
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-13-2013 02:53:33 | More by wtkphoto
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-22-2011 22:11:38 | More by djrn2
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tmarretti

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-13-2014 14:49:49 | More by tmarretti
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Skillz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-06-2014 23:17:16 | More by Skillz
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Lucoli

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-29-2013 22:49:31 | More by Lucoli
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drxandy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 batch
12oz to tulip glass, pours a nicely carbonated foamy pale golden peach, white head with fine bubble lacing hangs around then fades, looks great!

smells of sweet smooth hoppiness, malts are caramely but lean towards more biscuit, mmm

taste is smooth, foamy, bitter hops pop, bitter but lighter than expected, extremely flavorful, delicious herbal plant freshness, sweet citrus, slight alcohol astringency, excellent balance, very nice

mouthfeel is lingering bitterness from hop resins, delicious hop blend, amazing head, very very drinkable and balanced

yum

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 20:20:09 | More by drxandy
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jjayjaye

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber color with less than a full finger fluffy white head that resists fading. A good amount of lacing present. The smell is really nice a great balance of roasty malt and fresh hopped pine and citrus. So far neither the appearance nor the smell is what i would expect from a APA...but as Jessica Simpson would say "but i woneit". Highly carbonated, the mouth feel is tangy and bright. Full flavored, the taste is bright and citrusy as well. A real nice drinker. Thanks, Pops!! While it waivers from style...Its a real celebration!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 23:34:21 | More by jjayjaye
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Zoso2772

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-20-2013 20:29:26 | More by Zoso2772
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-13-2013 17:59:59 | More by fuzzcherry
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Lothore

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden orange with a very small head and quite a bit of visible carbonation.

S- Smell is sweet malt, piney hops, hints of citrusey grapefruit.

T- Taste is very non abrasive, starts off sweet and malty, has a sharp middle and ends with a slight hop bitterness. The malt overrides the hops in this one but you are left with a nice hop finish.

M- Medium viscosity, ample carbonation, crisp.

D- This could be an easy session beer. This is the second beer i've had from founders and the second one I enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 22:43:11 | More by Lothore
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-31-2013 00:04:46 | More by Soneast
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-08-2013 04:13:18 | More by AntLeatherface
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-29-2013 19:26:54 | More by Centennial
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FreshZ

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-15-2013 15:47:08 | More by FreshZ
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,012 ratings.