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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,203 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,203
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 325
Gots: 200 | 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:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: granger10 on 10-24-2004)
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

rlovitt, Yesterday at 12:30 PM
Photo of Gibhops
1/5  rDev -76.5%

Gibhops, Yesterday at 04:52 AM
Photo of jtslankard
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%

jtslankard, Yesterday at 03:21 AM
Photo of macesq
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

macesq, Yesterday at 03:00 AM
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

UBrew1984, Yesterday at 02:47 AM
Photo of Ngntjp
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

Ngntjp, Yesterday at 01:01 AM
Photo of humuloner22
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, this really is worth the hype. Some places are just allowing customers to purchase one bottle of this, that is obscene. This comes in a four pack, that is how its is meant to be marketed, sell it that way. Don't try to take advantage of customers on this or any other beer.

Aroma: Hops, nice aromatic floral hops. It has a bit of onion going on, but I enjoy IPA's that have that in its profile.

Taste: So smooth, hops, balance well. This beer is amazing really, I may have to purchase more if my store still has some. It has a fairly high abv., not crazy high, but bordering on the DIPA range, but its crisp, and refreshing. Nice balance of hops and malts. One of the better beers I have had this season.

Overall: If you can find this, buy it, don't get ran over by stores that are trying to burn you by charging more per single to get more profit. Luckily, I have some honest guys I deal with. Its not that rare. Just limited. Go out and find yourself some!

humuloner22, Thursday at 11:59 PM
Photo of barhoc11
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

SO Juicy and fresh, this is one of the best wet-hopped beers I have ever had. Hard to get but well worth it, try some, you will love it.

barhoc11, Thursday at 11:25 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Giggy, Thursday at 09:23 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

TheSamKuehn, Thursday at 07:30 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

semaj, Thursday at 06:54 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DrKarl, Thursday at 02:04 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

primaldiscord, Thursday at 06:27 AM
Photo of stillalivetui
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

stillalivetui, Thursday at 03:52 AM
Photo of draheim
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing this; last time I had it was a 10/2/2013 bottle consumed on 11/25/2013 (courtesy of cavedave). This bottle is just 3 weeks old, so worth a redo.

12oz bottle (bottled 9/30/2014) into a tulip (thanks again LambicPentameter!). Pours a nice honey straw color, crystal clear w/ a frothy white head, decent lace.

Aroma is juicy grapefruit and orange, two of my favorite aromas for a fresh-hop beer. Detectably sweet with a hint of alcohol on the nose.

Taste is a mix of citrus and pineapple (is pineapple a citrus fruit?). Maybe a touch of mango or papaya in there too. Bready pale malt. Sweet, with a noticeable booziness that distracts a bit from the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium, almost full-bodied. Satisfying. Goes down easy.

Overall a solid offering from Founders, but I did find that the bigger malt bill and higher ABV was competing with the hops a bit.

draheim, Thursday at 03:33 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%

hops202, Thursday at 03:20 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

zp6167a, Thursday at 03:01 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

embass, Thursday at 02:38 AM
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,203 ratings.