Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,780 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,780
Reviews: 973
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 329
Gots: 311 | FT: 10
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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Photo of RobTheKnob
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 9/30/14, so not quite 3 months old. Still excellent.

Photo of happydrunk
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvanhandel
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frinknasty
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Freehouse
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoosier222002
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acashk
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gabepesce
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a brilliant clear golden body with one finger white fluffy head. Decent amount of lacing, head did dissipate to next to nothing in a short time.

S - nose is a wave of fresh hops, lots of citrus, floral, and tea. Ample malt wafts through adding a crisp cereal character. The aroma exudes freshness, delicious fresh hop water.

T - very hop forward and fresh. Lots of citrus and some pine, slight earthiness. It isn't just one sided though, the malt is more then adequate to balance out the hops, crisp cereal, biscuit and some sweetness. Finish is bitter enough to balance but not overly brash.

M - carbonation is smooth and the mouthfeel is slightly syrupy, finishes a little sweet.

O - overall a great beer, has the unmistakeable wet hop flavor, very smooth and well balanced. I think the execution is great and it is a perfect example of a fresh wet hopped ale. I get excited every year for Sierra Nevada's fresh/wet hop offerings, and its good to enjoy another brewer's iteration.

Photo of MShloss
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imkohld
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look forward to having this beer again; fresh, complex, and refreshing taste throughout.

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobJude
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found a four pack tucked away at my local bottle shop. 9/30/2014 bottled date. Overall a very good IPA - probably would have been even better fresher.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsl72701
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leaversuch
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kerry4porters
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,780 ratings.