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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

3,818 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,818
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 337
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  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time having this one. Bottled 10/04/12, so about a month old.

A: Light color, clear body. 1 finger head with really nice lacing.

S: Fresh piney hops dominte, some tropical fruit in there as well. Great aroma, IMO.

T: Very hoppy, loads of citrus. Low levels of malt, but this works well for a beer like this. I'm here for the fresh hops.

M: Pretty standard for an IPA. Not as syrupy as I expected.

O: Excellent beer. Really enjoyed this one. $12/4-pack but worth it.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dogfish pint glass. Nice slightly hazy burnt yellow color, head dissipates rather quickly. Wonderfully citrusy smell, I know it will be good. I think wet hop IPAs are my new favorite style, why only once a year?!?! Just a great balanced and hoppy taste. Pretty light malt to let the nuanced hops really shine. Not a hop bomb, but just perfectly highlighted in this beer. I know founders has some solid beers, but this is definitely one of my favorites from them. So glad I was able to pick up 2 four packs of it. Can't wait to get more next year!

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is clear golden with a small whitish head. No real lace other than some splotches on the side of the glass.

S: Big on the hops - grapefruit, pineapple juice and a hint of cat pee.

T: Light bready malt foundation is followed by juicy, bitter hops: mainly citrus (grapefruit and grapefruit pith), but with a hint of pine resin. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness that's a combination of grapefruit and lemon. Still, despite the strong fresh hop taste, there's some balance overall.

M: Slightly creamy in feel, body is medium in heft.

O: Once you get past the cat pee part of the nose, this is good stuff. Goes down pretty easy but with plenty of juicy, resiny hop flavor and bitterness for the hophead.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to egrace84 for giving me this bottle. Thanks elliot!

poured into founders tulip.

vintage 2012.

Appearance: golden to straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Drops down to a clump head and thin cap. Spotted lace all over the glass.

Smell: hint of pine and alot of citrus notes. Pineapples and tropical fruits.

Taste: moderate bitterness. citrusy hops notes. hints of pine and grapefruits. tropical fruits and grassy notes. lingering mild bitterness mostly of pine, grapefruit, grassy notes. The hops are fresh and juicy in this beer! Little bit of resinous hop notes from this beer also.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Its a really good wet hop beer. I am really glad to have this beer as a local beer. Great price point and really nice hop profile! Can go wrong with picking this 4pk especially if your a hophead.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,818 ratings.