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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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3,819 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,819
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 338
Gots: 323 | FT: 8
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a golden orange color, a bit lighter than I would like for an IPA, but it is extremely clear and well carbonated. The head is light and quickly turns into a very thin lace.

S: Great floral and earthy hop notes are the most forward. There are also subtle hints of bready malt, citrus and pine resin.

T: The hop presence is immediate. Very floral and spicy up front. Some hints of grapefruit and pine come in the body along with some light malt notes to balance things up. The finish is a blend of floral and pine notes that lingers lightly on the palate. Very good and different from the emphasis on citrus I've been tasting a lot of recently.

F: It feels light and tangy on the tongue. Good carbonation with a crisp and dry finish.

O: Overall this is an excellent wet hop ale. Not quite my favorite and it might disappoint some people looking for a more citrusy American IPA, but it balances its bold hop flavors very well and I really enjoy the change up. Definitely worth the 4 pack in my opinion.

This beer was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx 50F.

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A 12 oz bottle dated 10/4/12 poured into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Crystal clear, pale golden with a half-finger, white, sudsy head.

S: Fresh hops--notes of orangey citrus, light pine, light dank, and light bitter hop notes. Very pleasant.

T: The hops are the star of the show here--fresh and bright. Orange citrus up front, yielding to a semi-dry hoppy finish. Not super bitter, but just enough on the back of the tongue. Light pine in the picture as well. Very nice.

M: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Well done for the lighter style.

O: A great fresh hop ale, one that I quite enjoy.

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,819 ratings.