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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,014 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,014
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 285
Gots: 147 | 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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Clibb

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: clear honey straw color with nice rocky 2.5 finger head

S: Burst of fresh hops a little mustiness

T: Getting definite sweet bready character with some nice grapefruity pith. Bitterness is not over the top. Have that funkyness come through like in the nose, not barnyard or brett but like musty armpit in a good way.

M: could use a little more carbonation IMO, slightly drying.

O: for the hype I heard about this beer i was expecting like a dry(wet) hop blast in the face but it's not. A bit underwhelming but still a nice clean refreshing brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:30:10 | More by Clibb
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/02/13, so about a month old. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a light straw color, decent clarity and a smattering of off-white head.

S: A light orange creamsicle aroma, pale malt, light sweetness.

T: Citrus hops (tangerine, white grape and white grapefruit), followed by moderate pale malt and just a touch of bitterness.

M: Light body and medium-ish carbonation. I guess it’s self-evident that a lighter body works well for a wet hopped IPA.

O: The low level of bitterness makes this extremely drinkable. The hops have faded a bit unfortunately, but they’re still noticeable and the malt remains in check.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 01:59:15 | More by pmarlowe
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw orange color with a one finger white head in the snifter. Some lacing throughout. Fresh hop aroma with pine, citrus and fresh cut grass. A little musty as well. The taste is similar but with a very modest, well balanced bitterness. It is tremendously smooth, sippable and leaves very little hoppy mustiness. It finishes crisp, and not overly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 23:42:08 | More by jbaker67
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-05-2013 23:36:32 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 23:20:55 | More by Hefewiseman
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 22:00:44 | More by williamjbauer
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 19:51:13 | More by jscheuf
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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-05-2013 19:12:49 | More by derekrick420
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Zorora

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-05-2013 16:05:24 | More by Zorora
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-05-2013 06:47:25 | More by StubFaceJoe
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip

A Golden and transparent. Half inch or so of white foam. Lingers for a bit but not too long. A rich lacing does remain.

S Floral and fruity. Fresh like after a spring rain. Hops. Lemons. Very nice.

T Greasy hops. Pine resin. Bitter fruit peel - lemons and grapefruit. Some sweet malt. Big bitter aftertaste.

M Nice and oily and smooth. Finishes very clean and refreshing.

O One of my favorites of the style. Near perfect. It is so clean and fresh and bitter yet has some balance. Oh, so good.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 02:07:08 | More by PieOhMy
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einman

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-05-2013 01:16:36 | More by einman
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 00:30:42 | More by chrishensley
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 00:25:55 | More by MJSawyer
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 23:47:08 | More by JKV96
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

REVIEW

STYLE: IPA

ABV: 7.6%

PURCHASED AT: Hy-Vee Marion, IA

POUR: Golden/orange pour with a medium white head.

AROMA: Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine.

TASTE: Lots of citrus fruit, a bit of sweetness and then the hops take over.

Ratebeer.com rating: 99

Beeradvocate rating: 95

Overall: A

My recommendation: Fresh Hop beers are meant to be drank fresh. If you’re an IPA fan this is a must have and you have to get it soon! Terrific brew!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 22:45:53 | More by iabeerbaron
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gator79

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 22:15:20 | More by gator79
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 21:57:12 | More by OhioBobcat
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 21:27:32 | More by Mattyb79
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jopezu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-04-2013 19:18:25 | More by jopezu
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MattyBones

New York

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 4pack of this the other day after hearing some great reviews of this brew and I must say that I was highly impressed.

Appearance: A nice golden yellow with a thin white head.
Smell: Citrus, citrus, citrus...grapefruit and lemon dominate the nose giving off a beautiful scent.
Taste: Liquid hops and grapefruit. Absolutely delicious, strong citrus with the perfect bitterness, but doesn't overpower the palate. Finishes clean and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: smooth, and clean. slick on the tongue but doesn't linger too long after finished.

Overall this is another classic brew from Founder's. Very fresh and something I can easily and happily see myself enjoying over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 17:31:39 | More by MattyBones
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vancean2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 15:31:14 | More by vancean2
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wesside89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 06:13:05 | More by wesside89
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 06:10:59 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 05:54:45 | More by tbone1384
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,014 ratings.