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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,661 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,661
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 328
Gots: 296 | FT: 13
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AdamP, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

GeoffreyM, Oct 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

josephwa, Oct 29, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

rmehughes, Oct 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

WoodburyMN, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on 10/04/12, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Lots of juicy citrus, a bit of pine and sweet caramel malt.

T- Loads of hops, some citrus and pine, malts are slightly sugary with some caramel. Moderate floral bitterness on the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, crisp and dry finish.

O- A very nice IPA, very drinkable and tasty.

WillCarrera, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

HumphreyLee, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a dfh snifer

A: pours a clean looking golden with a finger and a half of white head after an aggressive pour, leavs tons of sticky lacing, really nice looking brew.

S: very nice tropical fruity hop notes along with a light pineyness, I get notes if pineapple and mango as well as orange... Very nice aroma

T: taste is just as good, nice fresh and juicy hop flavors, primarily citrusy, with some tropical fruit notes along with a touch of bite pine, very nicley rounded.

M: light and drinkable, with a dry slightly bitter piney aftertaste, nice carbonation...

O: a very nice fresh hop ale, I don't remember liking this one so much in years past, but I am very glad I decided to revisit it.... If your a fan of wet hops, deffinatly give this one a shot if you can.

PeterIngemi, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Marty30, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Hophead717
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Hophead717, Oct 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

IPAchris, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RTrain12, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sabitu, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ctrevino, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear yellow-orange, not much carbonation but tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Hops. Bouquet of citrus and floral notes. Some grass. Did I mention hops?

T-Wow. Great hop profile, earthy, citrus and floral notes all mesh together well. Ends with good bitterness and great balance.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, lots of hop resins.

O-A wonderful fresh hop IPA. Balance is amazing, bitterness is good. A solid brew. Now if only this could be year round...

rlee1390, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

scott2269, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jamesewelch, Oct 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

freduardo, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

M1A2, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

asafarc2, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

redfacedshooter, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gold in color, one finger of white head

Terrific blend of citrus/tropical hops like melon, kiwi, touch of strawberry, grapefruit.

Hop flavors hit up front...mainly pineapple, tangerine and mix with a sense of fresh hop oils. malt takes a back seat but provides a touch of dry spicy grain. Slight pine bitterness on the finish.

Crisp, astringent feeling. Refreshing.

Beautiful tropical ipa. Aroma reminds me of lagunitas sucks crossed with Double Trouble.

jbertsch, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BuffaloBill12, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

metalgdog, Oct 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

TypsiYpsi, Oct 27, 2012
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,661 ratings.