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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,997 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,997
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 276
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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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-21-2013 19:29:36 | More by Celtics76
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2013 02:47:48 | More by megamass
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-03-2012 02:14:12 | More by GennyCreamAle
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-02-2012 05:31:20 | More by BYOFB
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deereless

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Thinnest layer of tightly packed foam, golden yellow - 4.00, S: Full fresh/green hop aroma, smells like a pine forest - 4.25, T: Sharp but not an extreme hop bit, pale malt backing, somewhat dry - 4.00, M: 3.50, D: Another success from Founders, this beer has just enough hop bite to border on the IPA line, full flavored and wonderfully done with the fresh hops - 4.50

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 02:58:40 | More by deereless
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2013 02:01:19 | More by danwho
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-06-2012 01:03:03 | More by Dirtinabottle
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 20:36:50 | More by drbenderdo
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nataku00

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. A nice and very welcomed extra from a recent trade. Beer is a hazy golden yellow with half a finger of white head consisting of tight small bubbles. Head dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing to a small collar of bubbles and a spotty film on the surface. Lots of carbonation initially after the pour, but it settles down quickly to only a few small bubbles floating up every now and then.

Nose isn't as strong in aromas as I was expecting. There is some decent complexity though, light orange and peach, and some light floral notes, good caramel and grainy malt sweetness.

Much better flavor on the tongue though, more tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, as well as the orange and peach from the nose. Then some citrus and floral hop bitterness before the light caramel malt. Finish is dry with lingering light tropical fruit and floral hops.

Light body beer with some light carbonation. Decently refreshing and easy to drink beer though.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:59:20 | More by nataku00
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-08-2012 02:08:31 | More by pjs234
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 10/2/13 poured into a tulip glass
A: Pale orange color with a one-finger head
S: Nice pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Very fresh
M: Very fresh, with flavors that match the nose
M: Medium-bodied, a touch oily, crisp
O: Tasty & well-made

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 07:37:00 | More by ONUMello
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy yellow with a bubbly white head that becomes sticky down the sides.

Has a wonderful citrus smell, grapefruit and lime. Very appealing.

This beer has a spiciness to it, topped by hops, slight pine and citrus. The hops taste is outstanding, not too bitter. A full-bodied but not overwhelming beer. It finishes very smooth, leaving you wanting another sip.

The balance of this beer makes it very drinkable; unfortunately, at $12 a four pack, it is not priced as a drinkable beer! Grab it when you can and save it for those occasions when you want that extra-tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 01:02:47 | More by TheHoppiest
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Norseman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-19-2013 01:17:46 | More by Norseman
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-21-2012 02:00:15 | More by Horbar
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-15-2013 19:15:35 | More by Agentveba
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-25-2013 11:51:26 | More by FrankHammer
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-04-2013 01:04:27 | More by Rihup
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly hazy with a wispy white head.
Smell: wow. Deep floral, fruity, Candy. Big big nose.
Taste: lots of grapefruit with a bitter finish.
Overall: love founders and nuts over the breakfast stouts and backwoods bastard. Know this is an entirely different style but was still hoping for the same level and this doesn't do it for me, but still a fine brew.

Edit 10/19/12:
Not sure if I got a bad 4 pack last year or what...just picked up the 2012 batch and I'm becoming a believer....
Taste: still sharp grapefruit and lemony hops like the ones I had last year, but perfect balance with a creamy, bready malt.
Overall: upping all my scores based on last years (only landed a single 4 pack so guessing I got one that maybe got excess exposure to ga. Heat?).

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 00:49:01 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle dated 10/4/12 poured into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Crystal clear, pale golden with a half-finger, white, sudsy head.

S: Fresh hops--notes of orangey citrus, light pine, light dank, and light bitter hop notes. Very pleasant.

T: The hops are the star of the show here--fresh and bright. Orange citrus up front, yielding to a semi-dry hoppy finish. Not super bitter, but just enough on the back of the tongue. Light pine in the picture as well. Very nice.

M: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Well done for the lighter style.

O: A great fresh hop ale, one that I quite enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:17:37 | More by Hophead717
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - About a two finger head, almost white. Slight yellow tinge to the head. Body is clear and yellow/orange straw in color. Some lacing.

S - Has a typical but very nice IPA scent to it. Sweet hops that makes for a good beer.

T - Moderately harsh hops. Very simple but good. Has a little lime rind flavor as well.

M - Really what you would expect out of this beer. Stong carbonation with moderate body.

O - A good beer, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 19:43:07 | More by RuckusDu
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-01-2013 19:20:33 | More by BUNZILLA
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-19-2012 05:51:08 | More by CarolinaKev
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-10-2013 02:32:16 | More by csmartin6
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up from a local store in Grand Rapids. Bought a single only.

It has a really nice copper color and smells like straight hops!! A really great smelling IPA. It is a pretty balanced IPA with a decent malt backbone and finishes with a hop blast that is bitter as hell. A really fresh tasting hop bomb that I am glad I tried. Super drinkable

A little too expensive for what it is, but what a great beer!! Founders always comes through!!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 02:38:19 | More by JDizzle
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-10-2013 18:48:48 | More by JMUbrewz
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,997 ratings.