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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,841 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,841
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 348
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Kraj30
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this when it came out. Just some great stuff. fresh hops are great

Photo of arthurry
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of k47k
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAalways
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkrane
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmurray10
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nordbier
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snooprobirob
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 9/30/14, so not quite 3 months old. Still excellent.

Photo of happydrunk
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvanhandel
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frinknasty
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoosier222002
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acashk
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gabepesce
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a brilliant clear golden body with one finger white fluffy head. Decent amount of lacing, head did dissipate to next to nothing in a short time.

S - nose is a wave of fresh hops, lots of citrus, floral, and tea. Ample malt wafts through adding a crisp cereal character. The aroma exudes freshness, delicious fresh hop water.

T - very hop forward and fresh. Lots of citrus and some pine, slight earthiness. It isn't just one sided though, the malt is more then adequate to balance out the hops, crisp cereal, biscuit and some sweetness. Finish is bitter enough to balance but not overly brash.

M - carbonation is smooth and the mouthfeel is slightly syrupy, finishes a little sweet.

O - overall a great beer, has the unmistakeable wet hop flavor, very smooth and well balanced. I think the execution is great and it is a perfect example of a fresh wet hopped ale. I get excited every year for Sierra Nevada's fresh/wet hop offerings, and its good to enjoy another brewer's iteration.

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,841 ratings.