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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,842 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,842
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 349
Gots: 329 | 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
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Horbar
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color with a decent white head that dissipates rather quickly. I can smell the citrus and pine as soon as I pop the top off of this one. Resinous, dank, grapefruit, and apricot aromas atop a sweet sugary base waft into my olfactory system. The flavor is a hint of bready and caramel malt up front before the palette is filled with hoppy goodness. Pine and resinous topped citrus and tropical fruit flavors tip the flavor balance well onto the hop side. Light to moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. I felt this was a touch on the sweet side, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

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

Just picked up a bottle of this at the local liquor store, first time I've gotten my hands on this one. Bottled on 10/4.

A-Light golden in color, it looks oily (canola), completely transparent. Lots of lively small bubbles. Not much head, but what is there is white and sticky.

S-Smells like a wet hop beer-quite a bit like the casked citra wet hop brew I had at Town Hall Tap earlier today. Juicy citra hops jump out. Aromas of tropical and citrus (orange, grapefruit) fruits. A nice malt backbone is also obvious. I like the aroma a lot.

T-Upfront the hops are fruity but do quickly give way to a more piney/resiny bite. The significant taste and mouthfeel of malt help clean up the taste rather quickly with only a moderate amount of a bitter finish.

M-More of a malt backbone than some of it's peers. The mouthfeel is also amped up and really works well to create the closest thing to a balanced wet hopped beer that I've had.

O-Yep this is a good one. I like that they've thrown some malt in here. Really helps the drinkability. Most fresh hop beers don't have the drinkability that this brew possesses.

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of brock146
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Golden in color with a semi-foamy white head

S- Citrus hops and sugar

T- Excellent. Fresh hop taste is crisp and smooth followed by a malty sweetness.

M- Medium carbonation. Malt creaminess is also on the medium level.

O- Great wet hop beer. Refreshing and delicious. Very enjoyable. However among the wet hop beers Surly Wet is still my favorite.

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a translucent golden with a 2 finger off-white head. Big trails and small bubbles cover the glass.

S- Caramel, nice citrus, floral hop aromas

T- Sweet caramel, lots of citrus (orange, lemon), grass and nice floral/grassy bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Nice light, crisp creamy feel.

O- Very good wet hop beer. Really enjoyed this beer and hope I can get another 4-pack.

Photo of zenwatts
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of rolandboy
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jaycase
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: light golden hue. translucent. frothy white two finger head

s: tropical /citrusy hops. pineapple, mango, grapefruit. resinous. aroma seems a bit too faint like the aroma volume knob was turned down a notch.

t: citrus hops throughout with a modest bitterness at the end. tiny bit of maltiness lingers in the background.

m: medium body. carbonation seems spot on. a great dense wet feeling - the sensation of drinking something which is double the volume if this makes any sense.

o: very nice offering and balanced so well. Challenging to track down but well worth it. Founders please increase the production of this quality brew.

Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of olmane
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light pale bronze. About one finger of head that leaves minimal lacing.

Smells of earthy, leafy hops with some grassy notes. Also some tropical notes and resin underneath. Beneath that is a bit a caramelized malts.

The taste is bitter citrus and tropical favors along with the caramel backbone. Aftertaste is like a candied mango.

Mouthfeel finishes sticky and oily. Pretty light on the carbonation.

The is certainly worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Zach136
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Crystal clear light yellow thin white head, OK lacing.

Aroma: Medium+ stone fruit hop aroma with background of earthy/pine.

Flavor: Big hop flavor of Stone fruit, citrus peel, and pine needles with a great wet hop smooth-to-nonexistent bitterness, grain bill, and yeast profile.

Mouthfeel: Light body, well carbonated and dissipating finish.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,842 ratings.