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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,822 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,822
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 342
Gots: 322 | FT: 9
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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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%

The beer pours golden yellow with a billowing white head, and the smell is immediate and intensely of mangoes and citrus, very inviting. Taste is much like the smell bright citrus and tropical fruits lots of flavor, very lovely. Mouthfeel is great, very smooth well carbonated, not boozy, a pleasure to drink. This beer is fantastic; a great appearance, great smell, lots of flavor and great texture, falls a little short in the finish though as it lacks a final punch. Fantastic beer; I will savor these.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of yannimou
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

An amazing IPA. Smells of sweet citrus that mixes nicely with sweet malt. The beer is crystal clear. Less carbonation than what's typical of the style. Tastes of grapefruity hops. Malt is there too, leaving a bready/biscuity flavor. This is classic act from Founders.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Zestoman

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured into a stange glass from the bottle. I got this pretty much right off the truck. It pours a somewhat large head that goes away instantly, and its clear as a bell.

The smell is absolutely excellent. Dank hops just dominate the nose. This is one of the best smells I've seen in any beer. It is rich and citrusy with grapefruit, orange, and pineapple.

The taste is undeniably excellent. It is just like the nose, only more gratifingly hoppy. The is suprisingly smooth, with delicious citrus notes and some pleasant bitterness. It is so good that I mostly want to sip it.

This beer ends great as well and leaves a lingering fruity hop note in the mouth. This is a great beer. The only downside I could see to this is that it comes pretty dear in expensive four packs, and that it is competing with Breakfast Stout for my money.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.36/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on draft at Founders on Harvest Day.

Harvest Ale pours a clear, brassy shade of gold with a soapy, 1-finger head. The aroma is where this one shines: light orange, white peaches, apple skin, pine, and caramel. Smells fantastic, fruity, herbal, and almost tea-like. Taste is very citrusy, with distinct flavors of sugary lemon, orange, and grapefruit. But it's a slightly sweet, rather than bitter, citrus flavor that's very refreshing. There's a strong hop presence, but it's flowery, muted, and lightly piney. The mouthfeel is just right: medium-bodied, medium-carbed, and slightly dry.

Founders nailed this one…my favorite in the harvest ale genre.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,822 ratings.