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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,754
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 329
Gots: 304 | FT: 11
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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Photo of kevanb
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, bottled on date is Sept 22, 2011.

It pours a nice light marmalade like orange with a similar marmalade texture in the glass. A mildly aggressive pour leaves little head in the glass but a slight film lingers atop the beer and a nice ring of white film along the rim of the glass. Nice juicy tropical notes burst forward with mangos, pineapples and grapefruits. Bitter resins from the hops are present in the nose with a faint biscuity malt layer, but make no mistake, this is a damn hoppy beer. The flavors are no let down, tropical fruits and citrus rush to the forefront but are compliment by a stronger resinous pine element than in the nose, and almost no malt presence, just a bitter hop rush. The body is great, a bit overcarbonated, but does not detract at all from the quality of the beer. It’s smooth and bold, feels bigger than it really is.

Verdict: An exceptional IPA from Founders. Really want to try this super fresh now but this one is damn good, a great beer for any hop head.

Photo of ohtheguilt
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Cloudy golden orange when poured with a dense white head and great lacing. No visible carbonation

Fresh earthy hops, lots of pine and tree sap. Not a lot of malt presence

Tastes of fresh hop cones as well, mostly earthy, pine tree, and just a hint of citrus zest at the end. Finishes sticky on the palate with resins and sap like characters

Medium body but feels big and fills the palate. Nice balance of carbonation and gravity. Easy to drink but sort of a supper because of the hop profile

Great IIPA and wonderful fresh hops. As with most of the wet hop ales that come out in the fall this one ranks with the best

Photo of reyolb
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Jammies
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a pale orangish yellow with a very thin layer of foam that settles and then lingers in the center of the glass

S-extremely citrusy with minimal hints of a grassy odor

T-very hoppy and bitter. The tongue goes a little dry as the beer rolls down the throat.

M-watery. the bitterness is a bit overwhelming and actually puckers my mouth.

O-I would recommend a glass of water to accompany this one because of the bitter hops. Pretty good beer, I would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of dankster
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to Jamie for this.

A- golden orange color with a stiff white head about two fingers.

S- almost has a piney resin aroma with some undertones of citrus and some fresh parsely

T- very smooth for a wet hop. strong hops dominate but a nice amount of malt is picked up. citrus and wood also come though

M- creamy and bubbly with a nice bite from the hops but not overpowering.

O- Awesome beer. My first review of a founders beer and i can say i wish i lived in MI.

Photo of mark14580
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,754 ratings.