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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,818 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,818
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 338
Gots: 323 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: granger10 on 10-24-2004

70 IBU
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a golden yellowish orange. good clarity and a off white head of about a finger that leaves a little lacing on the edges

Smell: quite malty. bready biscuity malts. some tropical, juicy hops.

Taste: opens up with some biscuity malts. that make way to a fruity subtle juicy hop. ends dry

Mouthfee: pretty light good masking on the alcohol and IBU's. dry and not overly bitter

Overall: a pretty good brew but not enough to separate into the category of limited specialty releases

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with a bottling date of 10/4/2013, poured into a Founders' snifter today, 10/27/2013.

Pours a very pretty clear copper body with a nicely effervescent, foamy head with OK retention. The head drops into a thick-ish collar with a small amount of foamy film concentrated in the middle. Very nice appearing pale ale, good lacing as the beer disappears.

Smells citrusy with traces of bready malts in the background. The nose is mostly grapefruit with a bit of orange zest mixed in with a bit of honeyed biscuits. It actually smells reasonably balanced. Not the most intense nose.

On the palate, this beer is very balanced. Starts out with a solid but not overwhelming grapefruit flavour which is balanced out by a nice biscuit and toffee sweetness, with a nice yet non-descript bitter finish. It's a very balanced, drinkable flavour profile.. but not particularly complex or fascinating.

Great mouthfeel- medium bodied and resinous, excellent carbonation, very drinkable and interesting. Leaves a nice refreshingly dry, bitter finish. I'm really finding this one to be very drinkable. Yet, the bitter finish is fairly non-descript- it's just fairly bitter. Which is fine.

Its a straightforward, well-crafted American IPA. None of this hoopla about wet hops or this or that, if you just consider it as an American IPA, this is a very well-balanced, drinkable and refreshing IPA. However- I'll have to be honest- as far as wet hop IPAs go, this is pretty tame.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a small head (consistently <1 finger), snow white with decent retention. Good lines of lacing down the glass. Brew is straw-golden, nearly transparent, bubbly, with a pulpy look.

Huge juicy hoppy aroma; lovely, lovely smell. Tropical fruit, light sweet citrus, and some resin: mango, mandarin orange, floral. Wonderful and strong aroma.

Taste is less sweet than the aroma, more of a dry hoppiness. Resin, slight biscuit malts, pine sap, pepper, and tropical fruit.

Medium/light feel with some hop oil cling and residue. Semi-dry, with minimal carbonation sting.

This is a solid IPA, very reminiscent of Jai Alai and Flower Power. The taste can't quite live up to the incredible aroma, but it's by no means poor. Buy it while it's fresh.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a light orange with a one-finger foamy white head. Head disipates quickly leaving some nice lacing.

S - Lots of tropical fruits - mango, pineapple,orange. A floral hoppiness is also present.

T - Follows the smell. Starts very citrusy with a good amount of sweetness. The hopes really come through a produce a nice bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky and oily.

O - Very well balanced IPA. Another excellent seasonal from Founder's. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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