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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,001 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,001
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 279
Gots: 146 | 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:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: granger10 on 10-24-2004)
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 00:25:55 | More by MJSawyer
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 23:47:08 | More by JKV96
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

REVIEW

STYLE: IPA

ABV: 7.6%

PURCHASED AT: Hy-Vee Marion, IA

POUR: Golden/orange pour with a medium white head.

AROMA: Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine.

TASTE: Lots of citrus fruit, a bit of sweetness and then the hops take over.

Ratebeer.com rating: 99

Beeradvocate rating: 95

Overall: A

My recommendation: Fresh Hop beers are meant to be drank fresh. If you’re an IPA fan this is a must have and you have to get it soon! Terrific brew!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 22:45:53 | More by iabeerbaron
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gator79

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 22:15:20 | More by gator79
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 21:57:12 | More by OhioBobcat
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 21:27:32 | More by Mattyb79
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jopezu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-04-2013 19:18:25 | More by jopezu
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MattyBones

New York

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 4pack of this the other day after hearing some great reviews of this brew and I must say that I was highly impressed.

Appearance: A nice golden yellow with a thin white head.
Smell: Citrus, citrus, citrus...grapefruit and lemon dominate the nose giving off a beautiful scent.
Taste: Liquid hops and grapefruit. Absolutely delicious, strong citrus with the perfect bitterness, but doesn't overpower the palate. Finishes clean and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: smooth, and clean. slick on the tongue but doesn't linger too long after finished.

Overall this is another classic brew from Founder's. Very fresh and something I can easily and happily see myself enjoying over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 17:31:39 | More by MattyBones
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vancean2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 15:31:14 | More by vancean2
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wesside89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 06:13:05 | More by wesside89
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 06:10:59 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 05:54:45 | More by tbone1384
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dar482

New York

3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a golden yellow with a bit of orange in there with a white one finger head.

The aroma has a bit of grapefruit and citrus with tons of pine and leafy green. Deep in there, there's some onion there as well. There's almost a gentle hint of smoke or meat from that deep dank onion character hidden in there.

The flavor follows with a tinge of grapefruit and mostly lemon peel in the front. There's a biscuity malt that carries the beer through palate with a wonderful clean and substantial malt body. The finish just hits with lots of green leafy hops, pine, a bit of that onion. The fruit notes and lemon linger throughout as this beer is decently bitter.

This is a great food pairing beer or session/hang out beer. The hops don't come out to shine and define themselves, but it still is really nice drinking and hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 03:53:22 | More by dar482
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rheimbro

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2013 03:31:32 | More by rheimbro
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TonyY

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-04-2013 02:35:20 | More by TonyY
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Robby_Hooper

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-04-2013 02:31:37 | More by Robby_Hooper
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 02:09:54 | More by trevorpost
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

Bottling date has rubbed off, oops.

A- Nice deep gold, like a Munich gold. Medium-high white head that dissipates quicker than I thought it would.

S- Grapefruit, bitter medium pine. Very vibrant.

T- Cracker malt, a really smooth bright bitterness.

M- Pretty light for a 70 IBU beer, very easy drinking.

O- A superb example of fresh hops and very crisp and enjoyable to have on a sunny fall afternoon, just wish Michigan had more of those. A lot of hype behind this beer, think most of that is it's Founders and it's so seasonal and can be hard to find. Thought this was similar to Double Trouble but with more aromatic hops than bitter.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:00:16 | More by PaulyB83
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drewfull

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2013 01:22:21 | More by drewfull
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-04-2013 01:18:52 | More by Herky21
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-04-2013 01:08:44 | More by dhbiker0889
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-04-2013 00:36:18 | More by larryarms847
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IPAdams

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a clear, pale gold with a two inch foamy head that lingers for a while and leaves nice lacing. Good visible carbonation.

Smell- As soon as you open the bottle, the hops become apparent. Strong but pleasant smell of pine, grapefruit and lemon zest. Also some fruitiness a bit of fresh cut grass.

Taste- A good balance of bitterness, grapefruit and again I get a bit of grass and mustiness. Pale malt flavors are present in the background.

Mouthfeel- body and carbonation are good for the style. Fairly dry on the finish.

Overall- Enjoyed everything except the taste. Not sure if it was a bad bottle but it had a good deal of mustiness that I didn't care for, everything else was good for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:36:51 | More by IPAdams
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-03-2013 21:36:16 | More by Sturmthis
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-03-2013 20:06:01 | More by Kmlund
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,001 ratings.