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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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3,775 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,775
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 328
Gots: 310 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: Harvest Ale pours a hazy golden straw color with a mellow off-white head that exhibits decent retention. No real lace down the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light biscuit malt to go along with a pleasantly strong hop bitterness. Mostly a general bitterness, there are notes of grapefruit, mango, and a bit of pine.

Taste: The flavor is a pretty straight forward IPA. Softly sweet pale malts up front, followed by a very full and robust bitterness. Some grapefruit and mango go along with a good amount of pine. Overall, though, the bitterness is very full and deep, and it lingers into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The body is a little bit lighter than medium, with a fuller than medium smooth and creamy carbonation. It is a little grainy, with a little bit of hop residue left on my tongue after each sip.

Overall: I thought everything about this was good, but no aspect truly overwhelmed me. It has been a few weeks since the release, so maybe it is a touch better fresh. Still very good, but the flavor was more of a flat bitterness than a strongly flavorful hoppiness.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,775 ratings.