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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,615 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,615
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 327
Gots: 288 | FT: 14
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 JednoPivoProsim
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. BOTTLED 09/30/2014.

Appearance: Pours a golden body with a thin white head.

Smell: Light juicy hop and strong pilsner malt aroma.

Taste: Spicy hop flavor. Firm crisp bitterness. Sweet pilsner malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, sharp bitter aftertaste.

Overall: Not at all what I was expecting. I was expecting a much juicier, tropical/citrus hop bomb. Bitterness is high, but body is light and crisp. Non of the classic ale fruitiness. If you told me this was a continental pilsner, I would have believed you.

JednoPivoProsim, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great to finally try this beer,poured into a standard pint glass a hazed light golden with a frothy one finger white head.Awesome aromas of you guessed it fresh citric and and piney hop with a touch of sweetish biscuit.Fresh hops jump on the palate,fresh grapefruit and lemon pith with underlying pine needle,a firm slightly sweet malt base is there as well keeping everything in tune.Man I love this brew its fresh hop taste is awesome,my fridge beer for the time being.

oberon, Oct 19, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KevMo84, 53 minutes ago
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sanitarium16, Yesterday at 10:06 PM
Photo of sgarc91
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

sgarc91, Yesterday at 07:58 PM
Photo of Tim725
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Tim725, Yesterday at 01:41 PM
Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

a77cj7, Yesterday at 06:43 AM
Photo of Kark
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Kark, Yesterday at 03:15 AM
Photo of odomosan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

odomosan, Yesterday at 03:07 AM
Photo of HopBomb515
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden body with a small off white head and moderate lacing. Citrusy hop aromas and faint malt presence fill the nose. Taste is a big wave of citrusy hop flavor dominated by grapefruit and barely any malt presence to keep the hops in check. Medium body and lower carbonation combined with a bitter hop finish and dry ending make this very drinkable. Overall this is one of the better wet hop IPAs but a touch of balance to keep that bitterness in check could have elevated this one more.

HopBomb515, Thursday at 11:15 PM
Photo of jcattey
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jcattey, Thursday at 09:38 PM
Photo of Mtnairnc
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

Mtnairnc, Thursday at 07:22 PM
Photo of hoppy91
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

hoppy91, Thursday at 06:39 PM
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

crobinso, Thursday at 01:54 AM
Photo of sleeper86
5/5  rDev +17.1%

sleeper86, Wednesday at 11:59 PM
Photo of adk6968
4/5  rDev -6.3%

adk6968, Wednesday at 10:13 PM
Photo of kiwibrew
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%

kiwibrew, Wednesday at 08:44 PM
Photo of justintcoons
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

2014 vintage.
12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Golden-yellow with a 1/2 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Papaya, dank greens, grapefruit, pine sap, pineapple, and honey.

Taste
Dank greens, pine sap, and hints of pineapple. Grapefruit zest, orange zest, and onion. Light backbone of caramelized sugar and notes of honey.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, and semi-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Dank and zesty. Juicy and bitter. Always one of the finer Wet Hop Ales.

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Poured into a pint glass. 2012.

Appearance
Gold with a short head. Moderate carbonation and excellent clarity.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya, mango, candied orange, tangerine, lemon and caramel.

Taste
Pineapple, pine sap and pine needles. Tangerine, lemon juice, papaya, candy-coated navel orange and grapefruit pith. There's a light caramel maltiness in the background along with some candy sugar. Some bitter rinds and resinous florals on the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy and bitter.

Overall
Tasty tropical fruits and resinous pine. Lots of pine! A great Fresh Hop Ale all around.

justintcoons, Wednesday at 03:56 PM
Photo of blackcompg
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of off-white eggshell foam, body is a lightly hazed bright golden yellow, keeping a solid eggshell cap and foam rings after each quaff.

Smell - Wonderful fresh hops, lightly candied citrus, tropical, papaya, pineapple and light pine - and nice floral aromas, smells fantastic. A great nose that will mesmerize, and grab you long before you lift the glass for a quaff...

Taste - This beer is very floral forward and very juicy, hops are mostly floral and beginning semi-sweet with a bitter and lightly dry aspirin like finish, also light citrus rinds with lots of pith, tropical flavors are light and slightly sweet in the back and then transform into dry fruitskins and peach pit bitterness and dryness. Finishes clean and dry with dried fruit pits, but leave bright bursts of tropical fruits in the mouth corners.

Mouthfeel - This is about a medium mouthfeel, mostly from the boldness of flavors vs. a weighted feel, carb is medium and smooth at first but still provides some palate scrub and some really nice bright sharp edges along the sides of the tongue. Just begs the next sip.

Overall - This beer is all about complexity and balance. There's really alot going on here, and it's all very very good - hops are mostly floral, with plenty of citrus and tropical without being overly sweet. The flavors are so bold and organic, it's hard not to want to gulp this beer, as it's just so deliciously juicy and yet dry mid-palate... find and drink this fresh, a must try.

blackcompg, Wednesday at 06:24 AM
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sohearn, Wednesday at 02:25 AM
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4.02/5  rDev -5.9%

Gdirt, Wednesday at 02:03 AM
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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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