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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,885 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2885
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%


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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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised and sort of impressed at how light the color is. It's a straw yellow, with golden hues, and hazy as all get out. Pours a huge head, but I admit my pour was too fast and reckless. The head settles very, very slowly, and leaves big twisted ribbons of sticky lace on the glass. There is a cloud of something-or-other swirling in slo-mo under the head, and it's incredibly gorgeous, which is making me up the score another half-point. Willyalookatthat?

Aroma is clean, direct and full-on hops. Have to reference recent discoveries which have a similar vibe in the nose: Gumballhead (Three Floyds) and Surlyfest (Surly). But where those are more tingly and springtime fragrant, the aroma on this one is very, very grapefruit. Just wonderful.

Flavor is very much focused on citrus rind hops; a little bit resiny, but a mellow malt presence keeps things on the flowery/citrus side for the duration. This beer illustrates how beautiful bitterness can be, as there's a perfumed side to the flavors, and also an underlying, buttery, candylike sweetness that helps give just enough balance to prevent a one-dimensional flavor. But even if it was one-dimensional, it's a fantastic tasting dimension.

Mouthfeel leans a little on the coarse side, tingly and effervescent. Something smoother and rounder would've been more appealing, but I always say that. As is, it's fine, and it kind of grew on me and seemed to match the hop bite pretty well.

I'm reminded of Surly with this beer, in that it's not a "big beer" by most definitions, but possesses humongous flavor (btw, this bottle says 6.5%). By far my favorite "American pale ale," but I wonder if it should even be compared to those many others? They're obviously going for something a bit more intense here. Nevertheless, Founders has yet to disappoint. I raise my glass in celebration of their distribution having finally reached North Carolina. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 23:53:47 | More by Metalmonk
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Founders during the 2007 Harvest Fest 10/13/07. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Cloudy, hazy, and bright gold in color. Light tan tinted head, with a lot of lace.

S: Incredible fresh hop aroma. You can smell the pungeant hops at arms length! Also detected tropical fruit and toasted malt as well.

T: Fresh, juicy, oily hops. Big time pineapple and mango. Lovely toasted malt flavor for balance. Fresh baked bread in the finish.

M: Juick, oily, and quite sticky. Hop flavors last for ages!

D: This should be illegal.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2007 02:10:57 | More by GbVDave
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morimech

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden to yellow/straw color with a large white head that has good retention. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The lack of depth in color was shocking for an APA, but the head and lacing that comes from the hops saved the score. Has a highly hopped aroma of grapefruit, flowers, and pine needles. That is about it from the aroma. The flavor is likewise one dimensional. This beer has one focus and that is to show off the hops. But can't we have some malt flavor? Bitter and astringent. A little hard to drink. The body is too light for so much hops and bitterness. Carbonation is ok. Not the easiest drinking beer unless you are a hophead. I understand what the brewer is doing here but I do not care that much for the effort.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 21:58:29 | More by morimech
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srandycarter

California

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky light apricot, not much head at all. Some cling.

S - Fruity, citrus esp, tangerines. Malt undertow.

T - The money maker. Fat sweet center of caramel completely surrounded by citrusy goodness.

M - Medium body, good carb, excellent balance.

D - Very tasty. I wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 05:41:58 | More by srandycarter
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argock

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. Bottled on 09/23/09 date on neck. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $2.80.

A: Brilliant gold with 1-2 finger frothy off-white head with good retention and several lace rings

S: Bursting fresh floral and citrus hops aromas of lemon and orange with a bit of spiciness with a light caramel cookie malt sweetness

T: The malting is superior with a caramel and toffee character followed by hops that hit you over the head with fresh orange and lemon citrus, pine, and floral flavors.

M: Medium-bodied with a little too much carbonation but decent coating quality with floral and orange hops flavored cookie aftertaste.

D: An exceptional brew that misses the not so pleasant grassiness that some harvest ales are overpowered with and instead delivers fresh, sumptuous citrus and floral hops on a delicious substantial caramel and pale malt cookie-like sweetness. Another big winner from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 04:40:22 | More by argock
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Pencible

Virginia

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

A: This poured a clear light gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like orange zest and sweet honey.
T: It tasted like sweet honey malt and bitter citrus zest, with a little waxy hops. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a decent IPA, but the scent and taste weren't delicious and the body was a little weak. Very clean finish, so very easy to drink. Nice session beer, but not otherwise impressive.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 02:54:42 | More by Pencible
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a two finger head of a white color. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer heaviest of a citrus smell being a mix of citrus hop and a bit of sweet orange. Along with these aromas are notes of other hops with some pine and herbal smells present. Some light sweeter caramel smells as well as a bit of a bready smell are there as well giving an overall nice balanced IPA smell.

Taste – The taste begins with some tropical fruit tastes as well as a bit of a bready taste. The tropical fruits are largely of tangerine and mango but also have hints of pineapple within. Along with the bready and fruit are some hop flavors of a citrus nature. As the taste advances some grassy and herbal flavors come to the tongue. A moderately strong pine flavor later joins the tongue more toward the middle to the end giving a nice little resinous bite to the beer. While a sweeter caramel taste develops more toward the middle of the taste, it, as well as some of the fruit dwindle a bit toward the end. With some earthy hops coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, and combined with the rest of the tastes of the brew, one is left with a somewhat crackery, lightly sweetened and moderately hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on average side as well. For the drinkability and the style both were quite appropriate, creating a rather easy drinking but flavorful IPA.

Overall – A good hop blended IPA. Rather tasty overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:32:19 | More by Darkmagus82
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billab914

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier shaped pint glass. It poured a crystal clear amber color with a moderate frothy head covering the top.

The aroma has a nice fresh hoppiness to. Some bright lemony citrus along with more of a bitter grapefruit and pine flavors come through in it. It has just a bit of an earthy spice to it as well.

The taste also has a very nice fresh hoppiness to it. It feels very balanced between the citrus and the bitter flavors which give it a pretty smooth taste. There really isn't a better descriptor for the flavor besides fresh hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's a very smooth and drinkable beer overall. The fresh hops really come out and have a nice bright flavor to them. Very nice beer overall and a very good fresh hop ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 22:56:26 | More by billab914
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cosmicevan

New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into chalice

A - pours a thin clear golden yellow with a thin bubbly white head. subtle carbonation, but mostly lifeless in the glass.

S - Nice upfront piney hop profile. More IPA than PA, but I'll take it...smells pretty inviting.

T - Really mellow and balanced, yet upfront hop flavor. Really diggin this one. Kind of like taking a SN PA and adding a bit of watery thickness to it. Not an in your face hoppy beer, but a great cross over.

M - A little tangy in the mouth, but not much going on or noticeable.

D - Really awesome beer. There are a lot of PAs to choose from...this is a solid offering. A bit on the pricey side for a PA (at least where I am)...but not a let down when you try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 04:54:57 | More by cosmicevan
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Floydster

California

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with Sephiroth, split with my roommate as the final beer of the night

Poured into my Flying Dog imperial pint glass with a golden pale yellow color, 3/4 inch foamy white head that held its own for a while, some lacing and impressive retention

The wet hops provided a great smell, the hoppiness was floral and had citrus notes as well, also some piney aromas like an IPA would have

Taste was also very good because of those fresh hops, straw-like and very chewy, leaves a nice dry finish for a pale ale, some tangerine and grapefruit, the citrus really came out towards the end when the beer reached room temperature, nice fruity hop profile and fresh taste overall

Lots of carbonation and a nice body for an APA, taste kept coming after every sip, good mouthfeel

Could drink another few bottles because it is very light but the taste could get a little old after a while which is what I have noticed with a lot of freshly hopped beers, ABV is also pretty low

Another great beer from Founders, wish they would distribute in California, recommended if it is still on the shelves

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 07:26:29 | More by Floydster
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz stubby. The beer is an oranged straw color with a 3 finger white head over top that is maintained by a massive stream of bubbles in the brew. The clarity on this one is moderate at best. The aroma is full of dank citrusy hop that are tempered by an orange fruityness and a spicy pepperyness. The caramel is towards the back in this one and the green quality is not apparent. The flavor is a little less hoppy than expected. The first flavor to hit is a vegetative citrus hop with an earthy bite to it. The orange and light caramel come through in the finish. This one just feels a little wanting to me, which is in stark contrast to the tap version I had last year. Moutfeel is moderate with a very light carbonation. Overall, this one is very drinkable with pretty good flavor. The mouthfeel is a little light on carbonation making it just a little less active than I was hoping. I know it is too early for this one to be on the down slope, but it just feels like it is not all it is meant to be. Don't get me wrong, it is good, but nothing like the tap version from last year or the previous harvest ale from another company I just sampled.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 02:42:23 | More by kmpitz2
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Founders- Harvest Ale

A- Bright orange/ yellow, very cloudy and chunky, a big frothy white head, and heavy lacing.
S- Big strong fresh green hops, just picked.
T- Oily almost unripe flavored hops. Pine and spruce flavored.
M- Oily and green leafy. Slighty herbal with a malty finish.

Overall- Let this 1 warm up a bit. The flavor really popped near the end of the glass. Definitely recommended for a hop lover like myself.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 21:28:20 | More by NJpadreFan
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$2.59 for a single 12oz bottle at Merchants. 7.0%ABV per the bottle. Pours out to a cloudy peach, requiring a firm pour to arouse a soapy meager head with average retention and good lacing. Carbonation is mild. The aroma is hop bliss..skunky funky piney resinous mango drenched hops (Centennial and Amarillo?). Mouthfeel is solid, creamy and juicy wiht a medium-dense body. The aroma is reflected in the taste...one can easily taste all the great nuances in here mentioned above...skunkweed, grapefruit, mango, pine resin, fresh hop oil...and despite this, it's only moderately bitter, making it a real drinker. The malts hold the hops in check and offer great balance. A suggestion of burnt rubber in the aftertaste. Cleanly fermented with no appreciable off-flavors. Alcohol is barely noticeable in taste.

Another wonderful brew from the magicians at Founder's who can do no wrong, IMO. A great IPA/hop harvest ale, besting many other stabs at the genre.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 01:48:00 | More by Mitchster
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illidurit

California

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of bret27. Pours golden with an orange tinge and a wet, frothy, white head. Aroma is bright and tropical, with very mild cattiness (Simcoe?), oranges, and herbs. Flavor really isn't as hoppy as the aroma, some citrus notes but not much else. There is still a medium bitterness that lingers awhile. Body is light but not thin, carbonation is soft, finish is dry.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 01:45:23 | More by illidurit
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle as part of two massive Secret Santa boxes from Gcurlow. Thanks Grant!

Founders harvest Ale has a very clear, light golden body with a small, thin white head. Not a lot of retention or lacing left behind.

There are a ton of hops in the nose of this one; the fresh, wet hops are still grassy and noticeable, and there is a good bit of bitterness and grapefruit aroma too. Some light malt pokes its head through also.

Founders Harvest has a lot of hops in the flavor too, but overall it is a pretty balanced beer. Lots of grapefruit with just a touch of grassy hops that intensify toward the finish. The malt profile adds some light, crackery sweetness that serves to balance but not overpower the hops.

Mouthfeel is light and fairly effervescent.

This one went down smoothly and quickly, another great beer from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 23:00:13 | More by Hojaminbag
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Matt at Dobby's for saving me a few of these.

A: bright golden color, sticky white head with huge lacing and good retention

S: plenty of bitterness from the fresh hops, lots of pine and citrus which sit atop a bold caramel malt profile. A touch of booze on the finish.

T: The front features resinous pine needles and caramel malts. The finish is rather bitter and somewhat dry. This brew is very hop forward and leaves a nice flowery hop taste in the mouth. This isn't my favorite hop profile, but it is tasty.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation

D: not a bad brew but I would have to say that I enjoy Centennial to this. Definitely worth trying. This bottle is about a month old, next year I will try getting it immediately after release to see if the hops give off different flavors/aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 21:34:40 | More by homebrew311
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Overlord

California

3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a surprisingly yellowish gold with a hint of orange. No real head to it, just some light wisps of white foam and edging on the glass.

Smells of fresh cut grass, some seriously bitter, bitter grapefruit and tangerine husks, and ... hmm... no sweetness, really.

Taste is really, really bitter. Yipes. An almost soapy, earthy grapefruit rind concoction with a bunch of palate wrecking hop bitter. Could use more balance, either fruit, or malt sweetness, or something other than this citrus rind bitterness.

Don't get me wrong, not a bad beer, but too one-note. Also, too flat.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 02:32:26 | More by Overlord
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours deep golden color. Soapy head is about a finger high. the large bubbles around the edge of the glass leave some minute lacing.

S-Nice aromatic hop presence. Nice piney hop notes along with some herbal scents. Very earthy and green-smelling. Some citrus in there too. Nice malty undertones.

T-Loaded with grassy and piney hoppiness. Malt interacts with the hops quite well. Not a tongue burner but definately a great hoppy taste here. The beer is well balanced but the hops do steal the show. Quite tasty. Notice more and more clementine hop as I further dissect the flavor.

M-Lighter body carbonation is quite nice. Not overly dry. Affluent bitterness levels.

D-Very easy drinker. I only have one bottle but I would love to have about ten more.

One of the better harvests I have drank. Would love to try it completely fresh.
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11/3/12

Fresh 4-pack. The flavors are intensified and even more delicious. Clementine and a lawnmower bag's worth of fresh cut grass. Green onions too. Up there with Double Trouble; hell it may surpass Double Trouble. Only knock on this beer is its hefty price tag. Hesitate to say "I wish this was year round". However, I think it's superb as just a once a year brew. A liquid gift in Autumn.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 21:45:21 | More by VelvetExtract
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/04/12. Wish I would've landed one of these sooners. It's always been one of my favorite IPAs. Not the freshest example, but we'll see what we're holding here.

Light tangerine-amber in color with a stay-put inch of white head. Bubbles seen rising up from the bottom of the glass. A few swoop marks of foam stuck to the glass.

Still getting some sick hop aromatics here. Lime, grapefruit, cucumber, melon, and a lot of pine. Not the usual super-dry malt that I was expecting from past experiences with this gem. A little sweeter with that hint of Maillard effect.

Follows the nose, but with juicy tropical fruit notes abound in the forms of papaya and starfruit. More pine and bitter citrus. Lime, green mango, grapefruit, and some floral character. Such an excellent IPA. Light biscuity malts play around with a light toast note.

These under-7% IPAs drink so easy, especially when they're constructed this well. Medium body and spicy carbonation keep the hop oils on the tongue where they should be. Great feel. My glass is nearly empty already.

My favorite Founders IPA. One of six or seven beers that I look forward to when the fall approaches, and high on that particular list.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 03:59:04 | More by thecheapies
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color, full fluffy white head, good retention, lacing and oily residue after the sip. Smell is of grassy, floral and piney hops with a nice citrus and cereal grain presence throughout. Taste follows scent with a delicious combination of fresh grassy, floral, piney and citrus hops. Very nice grainy background with some asprin like tastes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly oily, slight grainyness to it. Very good, non extreeme beer from founders. Not quite as good as the Sierra Nevada Estate Harvest, which i find to be slightly more earthy, but better then the Sierra Wet Hop Harvest.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 14:14:33 | More by rfgetz
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jay23 sent me one of these as an extra in a recent trade. thanks jay!

12oz bottle. sampled nov 22/08.

pours hazy golden with a big fluffy white head. the head drops fairly fast but leaves lots of lace.

aroma is great. big fresh hoppy aroma. pine and grapefruit. touch of orange and tangerine. floral too. touch of caramel. white bread and biscuit. touch of alcohol.

taste is good. grapefruit. orange peel. tangerine. white bread. biscuit. touch of wheat too. light alcohol. medium-low bitterness level. bit of caramel.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body. just over medium carbonation level seems a bit too much for the style.

drinkability is good. nice balance. big hoppy flavour aroma. if the carbonation was dropped a little this one would be great, but even as is it's pretty darn good.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 01:20:00 | More by grub
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, twelve ounce bottle...
Appearance: Hazy, off-colored yellow hue, massive head, slight carbonation, hefty lacing...
Smell: Drenched, wet hops...
Taste: Citrus, pine, lemon zest, more hops, well-balanced stuff...
This beer certainly straddles the fence between an APA and wet-hopped IPA...
Crisp, hoppy mouthfeel...
Perilously drinkable...
Good beer to pair with food...
Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 00:28:07 | More by dsa7783
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prototypic

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very hazy, golden color with a thick two finger head. Head stuck around for quite a while and left a pretty good coat of lace.

Smell: Loads of citrus sweetness (grapefruit, some pineapple, orange and mango) are first noticeable. Hops are certainly strong and distinctive. Not your garden variety hop aroma. Very, very slight malty notes.

Taste: It's pretty straight forward in that it's citrusy sweet and very hoppy. Wet hops certainly provide a bitter taste, but it's very distinctive and unique. A little malt is noticeable, but I wouldn't say it's well balanced. Slightly yeasty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, carbonation is excellent, and very, very smooth. Extremely drinkable. 6.1% is perfect for this beer and adds to its drinkability. Overall, this is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 21:55:29 | More by prototypic
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nickd717

California

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle via trade. Believe this came from boothbeer, but don't shoot me if I'm wrong.

Pours a cloudy bright golden color with a one-finger white head that leaves a little foam on top and good lacing.

Aroma is fresh and citrusy with orange, lemon, sweet malt, and even a little funk.

Flavor is citric with orange, lemon, and peach, with sweet malt and a little bretty tartness that works well. Not terribly hoppy, but you get some bitterness on the finish.

Body is medium-light and palate is extremely crisp.

Drinkability is ridiculous. This is a beer you could have many of with no problem at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 23:09:05 | More by nickd717
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Bottled 9/24/09.

(A)- Pours a clear copper color that produced an ample 2+finger white head with good retention. Its sticking to the sides of the glass as is dissipates.

(S)- Piney wood central! Tons upon tons of creamy pine with a twinge of oaky wood and lemon/lime citrus. A present malt background, but totally subdued by the massive pine. Hints of peaches on the finish.

(T)- Not as hoppy from what the smell was foretelling, but incredibly dry with moderate bitterness. A funky peach and oak thing going on. It finishes light with a hint of honey I think.

(M)- Rather smooth mouthfeel with a good carbonation level. Bitter, yet fruity and creamed wood.

(D)- A solid beer that is easy to enjoy. However, I think that Founders' other Pale Ale/IPAs far exceed what this has to offer. This is simpler; more straightforward, but still a good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 19:08:57 | More by sweemzander
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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