1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,134 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,134
Reviews: 912
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 325
Gots: 180 | FT: 7
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Harvest Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,134 | Reviews: 912 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev -6.1%

DIPAFAN, Sunday at 10:35 PM
Photo of myteam24
4.6/5  rDev +8%

myteam24, Sunday at 09:07 PM
Photo of Rschimmell
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Rschimmell, Sunday at 08:48 PM
Photo of Raleigh95
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%

Raleigh95, Sunday at 08:43 PM
Photo of cscarly69
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

cscarly69, Sunday at 07:50 PM
Photo of Cokken
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%

Cokken, Sunday at 01:47 PM
Photo of Crab_gang
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Crab_gang, Sunday at 02:59 AM
Photo of zachlink720
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%

zachlink720, Saturday at 11:49 PM
Photo of stadmo1
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

stadmo1, Saturday at 10:56 PM
Photo of chewy6935
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

chewy6935, Saturday at 10:27 PM
Photo of Beer21
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer21, Saturday at 09:50 PM
Photo of Pale_Horse
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Pale_Horse, Saturday at 01:31 AM
Photo of Philvillani
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

Philvillani, Saturday at 12:45 AM
Photo of Nat1975
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Nat1975, Saturday at 12:45 AM
Photo of denver10
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%

denver10, Friday at 11:28 PM
Photo of Harnkus
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Brewed a few weeks ago, so fresh.

Poured into a snifter. Gold gold. Good head. Nice retention. High clarity. Beer is cold and looks warm.

Nice bright hop notes of citrus with a good bit of malt sweetness poking through. Many would call out "tropical" and "mango", but I'll call it what it is. Grapefruit and pine.

For 7.6% this drinks rather rough. By no means the sort you can gulp in refreshment. Neverthless the flavors are not well wrapped, and by that I mean there isn't a great sense of harmony between the wet hops and the nice malt sweetness. They seem to be isolated. Alcohol is not well hidden in my opinion.

Good beer. Doesn't hold a candle to its lower ABV version (6.5% or 6.7%...can't recall) from a few years back. Like Green Flash, Founders seems too erect over high ABVs. There was no reason to turn up the dial on this. I guess they felt it justified the higher price point.

Still, at 10.99 a four pack, and while I don't love it, I'll happily finish them off this week.

Harnkus, Friday at 04:49 PM
Photo of booga73
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

booga73, Friday at 07:51 AM
Photo of MortalKombat14
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MortalKombat14, Friday at 07:03 AM
Photo of Natesquatch
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%

Natesquatch, Friday at 04:37 AM
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -12%

atlbravsrno1, Friday at 04:15 AM
Photo of jpizzle859
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%

jpizzle859, Friday at 03:01 AM
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,134 ratings.