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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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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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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Cloverleaf Tavern for their Founders tap takeover event, and served in a tall, thin glass.

Founders Harvest Ale pours surprisingly light. It's goldenrod in color and crystal clear, topped by a finger and a half or so of white foam. Head retention is pretty good, and does a nice job of coating the glass with lacing. The nose is wonderfully floral, with a strong grapefruit aroma supported by a secondary pineapple note. The flavor does allow the malt bill a little room to feature as well. Bready and more caramel flavors are both appreciable. The bitter bite is attention grabbing, but not palate scorching. As with the aroma, the finish features a strong grapefruit presence, offset by a subtle tropical fruit, pineapple flavor. The body isn't quite bone dry, but it's damn close. The carbonation falls just short of being lively enough to make the mouthfeel great. Founders Harvest Ale is a delightful IPA, better than Centennial in my opinion, and it's a shame it only comes around once a year.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 21:27:01 | More by axeman9182
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-06-2012 21:12:25 | More by Kubrickx
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Marti403

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-06-2012 12:24:29 | More by Marti403
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davey101

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/04/12. 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a bright amber body. Really strong orange color.One finger white head forms but dissipates quickly. Decent lacing and retention.

S - Tropical forward with notes of papaya, mango, and orange juice. Fresh floral and grassy notes. Doesn't smell bitter or over the top. Subtle bready malts on the finish.

T - Orange and mango juice, resin, floral hops and a light caramel cracker finish. Tasty and extremely balanced. Mouth feel is medium bodied with the perfect level of carbonation. Somewhere in between slick and syrupy. Bitterness and alcohol are quite low.

O - A very delicious and well balanced wet hop ale. I could drink this all day (and presumably pass out). Get it while its nice and fresh!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 06:02:43 | More by davey101
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BrettD

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-06-2012 05:20:16 | More by BrettD
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-06-2012 03:24:18 | More by vande
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bdn72

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-06-2012 02:38:33 | More by bdn72
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mendonjoebeer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-06-2012 01:30:39 | More by mendonjoebeer
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metter98

New York

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

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose-grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has lots of grapefruit flavored along with a moderate amount of bitterness, the latter of which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is very dry.
O: This beer is very drinkable while still delivering lots of hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 01:14:05 | More by metter98
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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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mjaggers

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-06-2012 00:33:28 | More by mjaggers
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TheGoldenJ00


4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-05-2012 23:57:44 | More by TheGoldenJ00
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

11-05-2012 05:06:03 | More by Boilerfood
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kbnooshay

New York

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't reviewed a beer in a long time so please pardon my rust. I AM VERY EXCITE FOR THIS ONE! Poured a hazy amber/orange color with a 2 finger width foamy white head. The lacing stuck around for awhile. I pop the cap and pour. WOAH! Floral and citrusy hop flavors dominate. Taste is full of resiny hop juiciness.Very floral and citric with a nice tropical fruit touch at the end.Medium bodied beer with a nice crispy feel from the carbonation. Delicious and super drinkable despite the decent amount of bitterness. Fruity hop juice heaven.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 04:40:19 | More by kbnooshay
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-05-2012 04:18:27 | More by jrohrbacher
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buddha5050

Michigan

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

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass

A: A three finger tight white head, Hazy orange color, nice lacing , good carbonation

S: Hops, citrus, malt, passion fruit, pineapple

T: Very nice taste, hoppy but not overpowering enough to let you know it's there, citrus, tropical fruits, nice wet hopped beer. Nicely balanced.

M: Med/light body in the mouth, carbonation enough to cleanse the palet after every drink

O: This is a winner, all I can say!!! does not dissapoint!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 04:00:07 | More by buddha5050
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2012 02:16:29 | More by Googs
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2012 23:26:58 | More by durlta
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2012 22:15:58 | More by whatname
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danipp

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-04-2012 22:11:42 | More by danipp
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-04-2012 19:26:30 | More by bigclydeoliver
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.6%

11-04-2012 19:12:58 | More by brez8791
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HopDiggityDawg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2012 14:42:09 | More by HopDiggityDawg
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2012 12:24:47 | More by Blaze5445
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DukeX13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2012 05:24:22 | More by DukeX13
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,997 ratings.