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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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3,854 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,854
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 352
Gots: 332 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 3,854 | Reviews: 978
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%

Photo of ww54174
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Brad007
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bountiful bright gold with a thick, fluffy head into my glass. The presentation is spot-on. It's an IPA!

Wet, piney hops put on a show for the ol'factory glands. All about the hops here. A dash of citrus, especially grapefruit, is also present.

The flavor reflects the aroma here. Very crisp. A good mix of citrus/pine. Even though this isn't super fresh, the wet-hopping adds more character to what would otherwise be a standard IPA.

Mouthfeel has plenty of citrus and pine notes for those who seek them. A bit of biscuity malt peeks through.

This style is often hit-or-miss but in this case, it's a hit!

Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Chilled since buying. Really fresh, as the bottle is labelled as 10/4/12, so this is barely two weeks old.

Appearance: Deep golden yellow to very light orange in color. Pours a slight white head that recedes into a light lacing. Sticks well to the glass.

Aroma: Fresh tropical hop character explodes upfront. Lots of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit notes. Very lush, with minimal malt character.

Taste; The fresh hops are really apparent here and they give a really nice tropical fruit hop note to this beer. Tons of sweet honey, mango, pineapple and just a hint of bitter pine to balance this out. Really nice balance throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and very crisp and drinkable.

Overall, a really stellar IPA. The fresh tropical hop notes really pop yet remain really drinkable. One of the better non local IPA's I've had in a very long time. Obviously the freshness helps a lot in that regard, but the flavor profile is really nice. A new favorite of mine. Vastly exceeded my expectations.

Photo of beergorrilla
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of anth0ny
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle, weak head with big bubbles disappearing in a moments notice. Bright, neon gold color. The beer in the taproom looked hazier, frothier, better. The nose is still the same from the bottle though, that is one dank aroma. The taste is all fresh hops. Citrus, mint, and some robust, roasted malt character. Medium-light body, but has a sticky feel. Overall, a beer with a sharp freshness and just the right amount of hop flavor without going overboard.

Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 08/04/12 (little over a week old), 12 oz. bottle poured into NB Globe Glass
A- Slightly hazy Golden with orangish hue, nice carbonation, pours half finger white head, dissipates pretty quickly, some lacing
S- Good citrus hop aroma, sweet malts, sort of grassy and floral
T- Delicious hops, juicy cirtrus balanced by a sweet maltiness, some spice, lingering fresh hops and sweetness. Pine at the end. Very crisp and fresh taste.
M- Medium body, some carbonation along with that spice pierces the tongue, juicy , a little oily
O- The aroma and taste of this beer are fantastic. Not the most experience wet hop drinker here but overall this was great, defintiely knew it was fresh.

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

Served chilled in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a light golden yellow, medium head after an aggressive pour, leaves some white lacing

S - sweet grapefruit hits first, followed by a subtle piny note

T - the grapefruit starts off initially, followed by a significant, but not overpowering, amount of bitter hops. a light malt backbone follows

M - well-carbonated, no hint of alcohol, the bitterness of the hops lingers for some time

O - Great IPA, I missed out on this one last year, so I was very glad to have the opportunity to grab a bit of it this year. Definitely recommend highly, a fairly attainable seasonal from Founders

Photo of YCantWeNotBeSober
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Zaphog
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of randylangford
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/04/12; Consumed 10/12/12

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with a fingers worth of sticky white head

S: Loads of citrusy hops jump out as the bottle is opened. Also get a light crackery maltiness, but this is a hop bomb

T: Again, dominated by fresh, juicy, citrusy hops. A light spiciness from the alcohol and crackery malts, but again, this is a hop bomb

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly oily

O: This is a nice juicy hop bomb full of citrus goodness. Not too bitter, so the hops show off their full flavor and not just their bittering ability. Very hard to find, so definitely pick it up if you can find it

Photo of bishopdc0
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of PoolFishGolf
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jlenik
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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