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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,018 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,018
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 285
Gots: 147 | 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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thegrimone

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2013 09:49:00 | More by thegrimone
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Joshpu

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-10-2013 09:39:44 | More by Joshpu
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2013 08:32:10 | More by Swift989
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kirkse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-10-2013 06:14:06 | More by kirkse
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-10-2013 05:19:03 | More by Holmes698
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beardown2489

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-10-2013 03:05:02 | More by beardown2489
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Lionhawk

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-10-2013 02:05:14 | More by Lionhawk
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-10-2013 00:59:17 | More by Dave_Treat
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-10-2013 00:58:46 | More by campfirebrew
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2013 00:17:39 | More by cantfindme
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TychoNDC

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-10-2013 00:17:32 | More by TychoNDC
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twizzard

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-09-2013 22:18:01 | More by twizzard
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 21:57:13 | More by bcm75
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-09-2013 21:01:02 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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aleckpa

North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled October 5, 6, or 7 (Date smudged)

Served in a Bell's Tulip Glass.

A- Gold, Orange color and hazy. Beautiful looking beer. Can see the carbonation bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. I didn't pour this aggressively so there is a small head. Sticks to the side of the glass.

S- I smell orange, grapefruit, citrus, and hops. It smells really great.

T- Floral and fruity, and citrusy. There is some hop bitterness.

M- Medium body, carbonation

O- This is an excellent beer. I wish I could have tried this a little fresher, but after about a month, it still tastes fresh. It's crisp and a great IPA. I would drink this year round if I had the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 20:18:15 | More by aleckpa
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zimm421

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Appears a beautiful, crystal clear, golden-orange color, with about one finger of white head. The head leaves a bit of lacing, and has decent staying power.

The nose has lots of citrus, some pine, and smells heavenly. There's a touch of sweetness here, but the focus is definitely on the hops. The taste is very similar, with huge citrus flavor. Lots of grapefruit, and the pine also sneaks through here, but is not the focus. To me, the malt is barely detectable, and very neutral. In the first few sips, I thought I noticed some alcohol burn, but towards the end of the beer, I couldn't find it again.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, and slightly sticky on the back-end. Not quite as dry as I was hoping, but acceptable. Overall, this is a wonderful wet-hopped beer. I look forward to this sub-style each year, and this is one of the favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 20:16:55 | More by zimm421
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MrNate

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-09-2013 19:19:37 | More by MrNate
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-09-2013 19:01:23 | More by dailyminefield
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dejones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-09-2013 18:17:36 | More by dejones
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Evoforen

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-09-2013 16:49:32 | More by Evoforen
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dvnb

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-09-2013 15:34:02 | More by dvnb
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DTown

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-09-2013 13:26:19 | More by DTown
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 12:34:22 | More by huysmans
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 04:33:44 | More by ortie
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip; golden, slightly off-clear, with a moderate white head that fades into a cap of foam after a bit, with lovely lacing.
Smell is juicy fresh dank hops, not very fruity or piney, just...hops. Almost more like a pale ale than an IPA.
Taste is crackery malt underneath hops; herbal bitterness preceded by some tame citrus flavors and subdued pine.
Mouthfeel is wet and thin.
Overall, I may have gotten a slightly old bottle, considering this was a wet hop IPA and it tastes like a pale ale. But it's still delicious and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:08:48 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,018 ratings.