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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: 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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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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

Swift989, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

kirkse, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Holmes698, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

beardown2489, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Lionhawk, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Dave_Treat, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

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

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

twizzard, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

bcm75, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Beerdudenumberone, Nov 09, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

aleckpa, Nov 09, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

zimm421, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MrNate, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

dailyminefield, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

dejones, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Evoforen, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

dvnb, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

huysmans, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ortie, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Nov 09, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a hazy light golden orange color with a finger length rocky head. Dissipates slowly into a thick, soapy lacing. Smells of grapefruit, lots of floral notes, pine, dank, sweet carmel undertones as well. Taste starts with the grapefruit, some pine, along with quite a bit of bitterness. Then in the middle, the malt mellows out the bitterness. Get a lightly toasted flavor as well as a good amount of carmel sweetness. Then on the back end that sweetness blends nicely with the fruit flavors that have lingered throughout. Get a bubblegum flavor, along with some grapefruit, floral, and pine, and dank. Bitterness lingers, but is mellow. Nice carbonation that makes the beer crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Well done wet hopped IPA.

brewskis, Nov 09, 2013
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,042 ratings.