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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,042
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 304
Gots: 148 | FT: 6
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

huddyball, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of BeernDrum
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%

I was at a beer tasting and was talking about IPAs. A guy recommend I try this as a must. We searched the extensive cooler and inside the walk-in cooler behind the displays of beer was an open case with two 4 packs in it. I took it home. I poured in a stAndard pint Nice color with a generous white head. A nice citrus smell came to my nose. I took a taste. Awesome! A nice full bodied, hoppy, smooth bitter beer. Thank you stranger from the beer tasting. Go out and buy now!!

BeernDrum, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

I can see what the hype is about. An excellent beer.

In a pint glass it is a hazy orange-gold color. There is a medium-sized white head that leaves a little bit of lace.

Strong citrus aroma, very redolent. A bit of sweet caramel.

The taste perfectly mimics the aroma. A lot of citrus, mostly grapefruit, but also lemon and tangerine. A nice bready background.

Beautiful mouthfeel. Hoppy but not excessively so. Great balance.

Love it. Want to make this 4 pack last.

lordofthewiens, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

beav19, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

MattXT, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Buttermilk, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Benish, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

KegsAndEggs, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

tut2528, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

abkayak, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

DanGeo, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Los1324, Nov 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

anhigdon, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MarshallBirdhouse, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%

Oh wet hopped beers how I love you. Harvest pours a crisp golden/orangish amber. Who knows, maybe we could get dinosaur DNA out of it. Small white head dissipates pretty quickly.

Juicy and fresh aroma. There's the caramel bubble gum behind it setting up a foundation on which the vegetal hops can rest. Some citrus, and a hint of perfum-y floral hops in there as well.

This is a very tasty beer. Juicy but not as juicy as I had hoped, tropical fruits, citrus, and then kind of a bready malt bottom.
Decent medium body, slightly round, good carbonation level. I love a good wet hopped beer (or dry hopped, or not hopped, or... well I just really love good beer), and this is a pretty good one. Given Founders pedigree and the style, I was hoping for a bit more, though. That's like saying Peyton Manning 'only' had 250 and two touchdowns, though. Ultimately the bottom line is this is a very good beer. Just because I was hoping for phenomenal should not take away from the truth of that.

kemoarps, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

stephensinner, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Massbmx, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

fitz284, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

BFCarr, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

IronTom, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JMUbrewz, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Smooth-Hoperator
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Nothing special. This looks like a light beer with heavy carbonation and a thin, slightly foamy white head.

S - This beer has a very bright smell, clearly an IPA. I get smells of citrus, most notably orange, lemon and grapefruit.

T - Wow. A very strong flavor that is also very smooth. This is an awesome IPA. Not very bitter upfront but has a very delicious citrusy hop profile that fades into a slight citrusy bitterness but this beer never looses it's smoothness. This is a very drinkable IPA.

M - Perfect for the style. The head is slightly foamy and this beer has just a little chewiness to go with the heavy carbonation.

O - Solid IPA all around and one of the smoothest IPAs I've had in a long time. Great Job Founders! Grab a 4-pack if you can and give it a try.

Smooth-Hoperator, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

laxer8811, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

thegrimone, Nov 10, 2013
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,042 ratings.