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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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3,821 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,821
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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4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Hop perfection in a glass. It smacks your tongue, and you're all like - "Whoa!", and then, it mellows out, and you're like "Ahh" .. and then you have another, by the time you look up, you realize you've gone through the whole 4-pack in a little over an hour.


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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,821 ratings.