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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,843 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,843
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 348
Gots: 330 | 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:
Beer added by: granger10 on 10-24-2004

70 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Gold in color, one finger of white head

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

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
Crisp, astringent feeling. Refreshing.

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

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Enjoyed in a typical pint glass from the bottle.

A: A very clear yellow with one finger of head that stayed with the pint but this one didn't stay in the glass long.

S: Bright citrus--extremely floral. As soon as the cap came off, you knew you were in for a treat.

T: The wet hop is so fresh tasting. Having never had this one, I was really taken aback. Almost no bitterness. I don't get as much of the tropical fruit notes that some get but more of the sharper citrus and grassy notes. SPECTACULAR

M: Surprisingly light--I hate to say but almost a bit thin

O: What a treat. When everyone is cranking out pumpkin and brown ale , this knock your socks off hop treat is just what you are looking for if you are a hophead. Pricey 4 pack but worth it.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is light straw yellow in color, good in my opinion. lacing, thin cap. happy smiles.
The aroma is grassy and citrusy, and big in the flowery notes.
Flavors are clean, citrus and grapefruit lead the hop charge, beer is clean and crisp on the backend.
Mouthfeel is light, not sticky at all, i love this.

This is a really solid IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip
2012

A- Hazy golden yellow. A one finger white head.

S- Hop dominant. There is a lot of citrus, some herbal notes, slight onion and lemon grass. Sweet smelling.

T- Nice hop bitterness up front, the beer sweeps over with a sugary sweet hop profile. There is a lot of citrus, orange, mango, peaches. It also has a lot of grassy, oniony, herbal notes. A nice hopped up beer and true to the word harvest.

M- Bitter but easy drinking. The beer has plenty of feel but doesn't distract you from the hop profile of the beer itself.

O- This is a great harvest ale, similar hop profile to their double trouble but fresher tasting and less intense.

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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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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head. Smell is fantastic! Tropical fruity hops and sweet malts come together to get my mouthwatering. This is what an IPA should smell like! The flavor is very nice, but a bit of a letdown after the awesome smell. The fruitiness doesn't come through as prominently as expected after the aroma, nor is it as sweet as I had anticipated. That said, it's still quite good, it's citrusy, grassy and a bit grainy with a light biscuity malt characteristic and a more-bitter-than-expected finish that lingers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer, but it seems to be more in line with the 2010 version that I liked, but didn't love, than the 2011 version which absolutely blew me away. Last year's was a little sweeter and more fruity, which balanced out the grassy, grainy qualities of the beer a little better.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,843 ratings.