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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

3,822 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,822
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 342
Gots: 322 | 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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Photo of lovindahops
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So excited to have some founders harvest. Such a highly sought after brew!

A- harvest pours a golden yellow body that is both bright and vibrant in the glass. A white frothy head recides to thin dotty lacing and more of the golden glow.

S- completely tropical with a strong citric hop background that really bursts with a tangerine and mango scent. A real oily resionious scent that is bright and pungent.

T- more of a citric burst than I anticipated for a wet hop ipa. Truly coincides with a citric bitterness that peels back your tongue with flavor. Even a malt finish on the end makes for a food bdlanc

M- smooth carbonation of citric flavors coating all over

O- one of the best wet hop ales I have had. A tropical domination makes harvest so much better than the other ones there. Bizarrely reminds me of a lagunitas sucks tropical theme in the beginning. So it's that good. Great job founders

Photo of lilnicky068
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of herman77
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/4/12

A: Clear gold, a bit of orange to it. Smaller white head.

S: Lots of citrusy hops right away. Some pineapple, mango and honey sweetness as well. A bit of carmel maltiness, but mainly hops all the way.

T: Lots of bitterness up front. Great fresh hop taste, but not that "green" tasting fresh hop. Tons of grapefruit, a bit of tropical fruits. Some sweeter malt comes in near the finish, but the bitterness is all the way through. Good balance, though it is on the hoppier side as it should be. Bitter finish that lasts awhile.

M: Medium body. smooth and soft carbonation.Great mouthfeel, it just slides around.

O: A very good fresh hop beer. Good drinkability. Probably the best I've had other than this year's Wet with straight Simcoe.

Photo of RKing44
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of musicsherlock
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jlkaufm
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Mealhouse
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mattizmyname
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of chanokokoro
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders Brewing branded shaker pint glass

Pours translucent golden with slight amber accents. The bright white one and a half finger head has excellent retention and abundant spider web-like lacing present along the side of glass. Adundant aroma of pineapple, citrus blossoms, and resin. Opens with citrus, sweet and juicy pineapple joined slightly sweet biscuity malt, finishes semi-dry with just the right amount of grapefruit rind bite. Medium-bodied, sticky, and oily mouthfeel with a perfect level of gentle carbonation. In my opinion, the most exceptionally well balanced wet hop IPA I've had the pleasure of enjoying. An annual must-have.

Photo of TheRuss9585
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MPLSbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of klaybie
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a four pack with a friend. Sadly it's gone already...

A: Pale golden with a three finger head. Great lacing down the glass.

S: Resinous and piny, everything I'd expect from a wet hop ale.

T: Wow! Piny and resinous, great citrus flavors, could be hoppier though IMO

M: Medium bodied, great mouthfeel.

O: Great beer, I can see why this sold out so quickly.

Photo of Christov
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of dvmin98
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Etan
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, bottled very recently.

A: Pours a mellow orange-gold with a nice white head.

S: Beautifully fresh hop leaf, resin, pinapple, vanilla, floral, citrus rind.

T: Taste is smooth balance of rindish bitterness, orange peel, grapefruit, perfumy floral notes, slightly grassy with lots of grain in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with slight carbonation.

O: Wow, one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Tastes incredibly bright and fresh.

Photo of Steimie
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ASUBeer
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of JDizzle
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up from a local store in Grand Rapids. Bought a single only.

It has a really nice copper color and smells like straight hops!! A really great smelling IPA. It is a pretty balanced IPA with a decent malt backbone and finishes with a hop blast that is bitter as hell. A really fresh tasting hop bomb that I am glad I tried. Super drinkable

A little too expensive for what it is, but what a great beer!! Founders always comes through!!

Photo of yamar68
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Glowing gold but capped with a finger of snow white head that clings to the rim of the glass. Not quite as exciting to look at as I remember, too cold though I think.

Thick syrupy citrus aromas, fresh hops, bittersweet abundance of mild grapefruit and orange peel. Some more tropical notes are apparent beneath that. A surprisingly decent caramel malt backbone as well.

Sharp citric hop bite up front - the sweet malt character plays well up against a distinctly fruity hop profile, finish is appropriately bitter - not too wet, not too dry. Simple beauty.

Yet another delicious beer from our friends at Founders.

Photo of tdmccarthy
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of cfrances33
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a Teku glass.

Pour: Clear pale orange with two fingers of white head that diminishes to a film and leaves pretty nice lacing.

Smell: Nice burst of dank, resinous hops, augmented by citrusy grapefruit. A light caramel in the back provides some backbone.

Taste: Dank piney hops up front. A mango and grapefruit aspect picks up from there, but this wet hop is as dank as it gets. Really nice.

Mouthfeel: Super easy drinking, with just the right bitterness. Leaves a sticky citrusy fruit on the back of the palate.

Overall: A fantastic wet hop ale. Not sure if I can choose between Wet, Broo Doo, and this. Delicious.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of CorneliusBunker
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Scparks
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Pat316
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,822 ratings.