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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,820 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,820
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 339
Gots: 323 | FT: 9
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. Bottled on 10/4/12

A- pours a nearly transparent shade of yellow with a one finger pure white head. Looks pretty damn solid IMO, very clean

S- ridiculously heavy citrus aroma from the wet hops. Oh man, it's awesomely pungent

T- slight bitterness, plenty of juicy citrus. I kind of expected more, but still really good

M- on the thick side. Almost syrupy

O- damn good wet hop. Founders delivers, as usual

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Snifter. Bottle date (yay) 10/04/12 - a little over a month.

A: Crystal clear, golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger thick pure white head. Lacing is present but not ultra consistant.

S: Like sticking my face into a barrel of hops. It's extraordinarily delectable. If I could be the mayor of Hopville, I would live in a hop cone house that smelled like this beer. And I would never grow tired of it.

T: The hop oils are the dominant flavors, most certainly but the malt backbone is nicely present as well. All in all this is an excellent IPA and one of the better wet-hopped ales I've had.

M: Big bodied, creamy finish. Perfectly carbonated.

O: A wonderful beer and a top 5-er for IPA lovers. Wet-hopped ales are such happy-sad beers for me because I love them so much but I hate that they only last a month or two.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

So this batch is now about one month old.. It took me a while to finally get my hands on this. Other states like Mass and Vermont had it before Connecticut did. However, I am just happy to try it.

Harvest Ale has a similar hop build to Double Trouble. It shares some similarities for sure. The hops in here are really a great example of what a wet hopped beer should taste and smell like.

This beer smells way better than it tastes. Such a good smell! Those wet hops!
Not too too bitter, but still bitter. It really just has an oily taste to it that wasn't too pleasant in my opinion.

I have now had Port Brewings wet hopped harvest ale (high tide) and Surly Wet.
This beer is on the same level as High Tide, but is definitely a step down from Surly.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with Bottled 10/04/12 on the neck. Pours a translucent golden yellow color with no head. Minimal lacing. Outstanding aroma of juicy tropical and citrus fruits. Pineapple, sweet orange, and mango. The taste is more of the fruits with some nice hop bitterness. Insanely drinkable. The ABV isn't that high (6.5) but I would have thought it was even lower than that. Some malt and floral hops at the finish along with bitter orange peel. Overall, damn good IPA worth seeking out.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to maximumu13 for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Light gold in color, essentially clear. A lower amount of visible carbonation with a thin white head.

S: Cracker malt aroma under big notes of tropical fruit, grassy, and dank hops.

T: Dank, grassy, fruity, resin and melon hops with the light cracker malt. Toes the line of overly bitter for an IPA, but doesn't cross it. Hop bitterness with just a touch of residual malt sweetness in the hang. Very tasty.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, minimal alcohol presence.

O: Very good beer. Easily the best fresh hop brew I've had this year.

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4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty clear amber/orange, with a finger of off-white head. Good lacing even though the head mostly dissolves.

Smells of grapefruit/citrus, pineapple, and a wet fresh pine cones from the hops, also as fresh wet hop beers go it also smells a but like marijuana but more crisp.

Tastes exactly like it smells with a bigger punch, more tropical fruits present, and the bitterness of the hops is wonderfully balanced. It's got a slight sweetness to it through the bitterness that makes it perfect.

Feels thinner than I expected, not as resiny or syrupy as an Imperial IPA, but it's actually more drinkable because of this fact. Nice carbonation, but not overpowering which is good. It allows you to taste the beer and doesnt just bite your tongue.

I will definitely be buying this one again. Great beer overall.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.98/ 4 pack. Bottled 10/4/12. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours brilliant orange with a half finger near white head.

Smells of sweet wet citrus, pine and cat urine. Much nicer than my description may indicate.

Sharp crisp flavors of grapefruit, pepper, pine and a little biscuit. Delicious!

Medium light body with bright tingly carbonation.

For me this is the epitome of fresh wet hopped IPAs. Crisp, clean, hoppy and refreshing. Truly outstanding.

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,820 ratings.