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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,662 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,662
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 328
Gots: 297 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

NvMyBeer, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jtmcgraw, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

gcare02, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a brand spankin' new Firestone Walker tulip. Pours a hazy, translucent straw hue with a finger and a half crown of foam that dissipates after a minute or two, leaving some sparse lacing behind on the sides of the glass. The nose is a real winner. What a hop profile. Nearly absent of the citrus quality many IPA's have, this is real subtle and mellow, but hoppy nonetheless. The taste is neither piney nor a citrus bomb. Again, the hops are at the forefront, and while they're far from burgeoning, they're not meek either. It's just a perfect, mellow hop presence. The mouthfeel has a decent bitterness to it that trails off into a creamy finish. This is a real smooth beer, and one that I love, and anyone who wants a more sedate representation of the style would thoroughly enjoy this.

Retail1LO, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sjstraub, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Pwnzilla, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

beerslushy, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

zapahoppa, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BeerMe42, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

denali55421, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

salinasa, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of ChrisSimpson1968
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a barely off white head. Decent retention and lacing. Smell is a bright, crisp citrus of pine, orange and resin almost spicy; super fresh. Taste is big on the pine and resin with a powerful initial bitterness, but is quite mild in the end. Overall if you are a big piney IPA fan the you might of found one of your favorites. Very good, but I prefer the tropical citrus ipas.

ChrisSimpson1968, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

coz, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

laymansbeerfan, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

meerkat2, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bmoney, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Jesse14, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jak, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

IrishColonial, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

readicculus, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent IPA worth pounding for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

bbrochu, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review taken from notes, thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler. Enjoyed from a willybecker.

An amber shade in the color with golden general hue with lots of fast moving bubbles inside. There is a thick creamy cap of white that retains very well. Tight bead and streamers of lace adorn this. A full on hop aroma with lots of orange and floral notes with mild pine accents the aroma has subtle hints of pineapple in the lush hop nose with clementine and hints of light pepper in the background -totally hop dominated. The feel is juicy with highly carbonated acidic quality and slightly oily body with a moderate acidity level overall. Gentle malt in the backing with a spicy dry finish and hardly any alcohol in the feel.

This harvest beer is wonderfully juicy with bitter flavor up front setting you up for a strong peppery orange rind combo and some tea-like herbal taste riding along. The flavor has a subtle tinge of mango and pine pokes through in places with a mild toastiness from the malt that only emerges momentarily til a light apricot mellow earhty flavor and fruit accent comes in. There is a slight touch of lemon oil with citrus juiciness, but the vegetal element of the hops is minor as it finishes. Overall -the best Harvest or wet hop whatever the style. the hop taste is so refreshing and only a mild amount of vegetal is introduced with very vibrant hops and enough balance to satisfy fans of the style without going toward 'hop assault'. This has that resiny hop tangy flavor after the swallow telling you it is a seriously hop forward beer.

Slatetank, Dec 13, 2011
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,662 ratings.