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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

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3,856 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,856
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 352
Gots: 332 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 3,856 | Reviews: 978
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp golden color that's fairly transparent with limited thin white head. The lack of head from an appropriate pour was slightly odd. The smell is piney with citrus rind. The taste is near perfect. Enough brightness and citrus on the front that blends into a piney bitterness with a clean, crisp finish. You can tell this beer is fresh and it shines. Really hit the spot, and it's a top notch ale. You do get a hint of the booze on the finish too.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with plenty of suspended white yeast. Head is large and thick, leaving decent lacing.

Aroma is full of citrus and to a lesser extent, floral spicy hop.

Taste is More balanced than expected. Generous orange and tangerine flavors stand out. Bitterness is comparatively mild. Grainy caramel malt adds depth and sweetness. Finish holds a resinous quality along with slight herbal spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy.

A well made APA. Flavor profile is very unified and lacking in any harsh hop bitterness. Mild and easy to drink.

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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a nice inch of head. Smell is nice "green" hops. Plenty of the citrusy and some piney hops. Taste is much the same, but this beer is incredibly balanced and a real smooth drinker. Refreshing and an easy drinker. This is a good beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice thick head. Retention is good, Head sticks around for a while. Cloudy yellow color.

Smell is of fresh hops. Perfumy and citrusy.

Taste is of faint pale malts and fresh hops. Simple, but damn good.

Mouthfeel is full and crisp. The carbonation is spot on.

This beer is really damn easy to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, dated 9/22/11. Served in a Bell's tulip.

A: Pours a deep yellow with orange hues intertwined with a frothy white head, about 1 finger in height. Recedes to a bubbly ring around the edge of the glass.

S: Tons of great smells going on. Pine and resin with a little bit grass and some nice citrus fruits. A little bit of apple and a light wood pulp.

T: Nice pine hops with a with same wood pulp from the nose. The apples keep popping up with a little bit of citrus bite to it. Nice combination. Finishes with a little dry bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a slight coating quality. Bitter hops are left on the tongue and has a slight dry finish. Refreshing though with a nice drinkability.

O: Great combination of flavors overall. Definitely enjoyed this beer and was very drinkable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of white head with good retention. Crystal clear straw gold liquid. Very good looking.
S: Dank grapefruit rind and cannabis with Man Candy tropical fruit in the obscured center. Nice maltiness to it.
T: Nice strong bitterness which lets the malt show through nevertheless. Very strongly wet hopped pale. A tad perfumey, but not a negative. Pine and slight ethanol in final swallow. The best pale ale I've tasted from Founders yet and maybe the best period (not sure whether I'd say KBS is better).
M: Bitter and a little puckering. Dry
D: Very high. Gimme another and 1 more 4 pack.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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