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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,017
Reviews: 903
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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CloudStrife

New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/01/12.

A: Pours a slightly opaque golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head. Not a lot of visible carbonation. Head leaves some lacing behind as it dissipates to a thin covering.

S: Can really pull through that wet hop profile. Citrus and pine with quite a bit of dankiness to it all. Some sweetness from the malt does get through along with a bit of booze.

T: Up front hop that really has an earthy and whole cone taste. Not overpowering as there seems to be plenty of malt backing to level it out. Lingering hopiness.

M: Light to medium bodied, not as thick and nectary as the taste and smell would lead one to think. This helps on its drinkability.

Overall another great harvest ale. Really amplifies the freshness of the hop. A must try for hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 23:06:25 | More by CloudStrife
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Norseman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-19-2013 01:17:46 | More by Norseman
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

10-27-2013 19:43:47 | More by Chingringo
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-19-2012 01:25:47 | More by TheRuss9585
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-01-2014 19:00:03 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-27-2013 02:09:07 | More by Dizzy242
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-18-2012 23:42:08 | More by hopley
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-01-2013 03:19:13 | More by NooseJustice
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deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-25-2013 04:02:09 | More by deadliest
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2012 21:15:29 | More by carrollmel7
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hopkrid

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-21-2013 00:42:00 | More by hopkrid
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-25-2013 20:19:24 | More by JamieDuncan
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-29-2013 21:49:41 | More by BostonHops
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2013 19:16:41 | More by djre4orm
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw colored golden body beneath the one inch white head that leaves a thin ring around the glass.

Big resiny pine hops aromas as well as straw and grass with hints of floral and faint citrus.

Very tasty pine hop and grass flavors with a touch of malt and grain. Only a hint of sweetness buried in the palate but very clean hop notes.

Generous carbonation and a bigger body for an IPA yet crisp and refreshing with a resiny finish.

A very nice autumnal IPA with grain, straw and pine. All around tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 02:11:54 | More by CHADMC3
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

fairly clear orange color with a pure white foamy head. citrus (maybe grapefruit?) in the nose. taste is smooth with very little bitterness and a mild hop flavor. malt bill is minimal, but the beer is still very balanced. light mouthfeel. very high drinkability. This is a just a well-made balanced beer. nothing extreme about it and a nice change of pace once in a while when you want to go back to beer's "roots."

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 01:40:53 | More by Blanco
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2014 19:01:47 | More by mtbdonn
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kirok1999

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a weak, Budweiser looking blonde with a slim white head that leaves some lacing but not much.
Smell is all hops, grassy, floral and some citrus.
Taste is all hops again. I feel like I'm laying in the back yard on a hot summer day smelling the grass. Funky earthy hops blast through, wet and musky.
Mouth is a little thin but not too bad.
A nice quenching brew that fits better in the summer on a nice hot day. Easy to drink, smooth and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2007 01:02:32 | More by kirok1999
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M1A2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-28-2012 03:41:27 | More by M1A2
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a bright golden/copper color with a thick fluffy white foam head. Some nice lacing is left behind.

S- Huge citrus hop bomb right from the start. Pine needles and some floral hops are present as well.

T- Sharp hoppy bitterness initially with ruby red grapefruit and pine resin flavoring the attack. A light alcohol sting in the finish. Usually APAs are a tad more balanced than this one. Pretty hoppy if you ask me, which I usually prefer anyway.

M- Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Crisp and snappy.

D- Really drinkable with tons of hoppy bitterness. If these were only a bit cheaper they would easily become a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 02:49:52 | More by projectflam86
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-02-2013 00:10:01 | More by adam42381
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-01-2013 01:54:49 | More by TKEbeerman
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patm1986

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-19-2013 19:39:39 | More by patm1986
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marine1975

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 01:32:46 | More by marine1975
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yelterdow

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found at Bottle King in Hillsdale, NJ. No freshness date on the label, but this just arrived very recently. Served in an imperial pint glass at just over fridge temperature.

Appearance- Even before popping the cap, there is noticable sediment whirring at the bottom of the bottle. Something about a wet-hopped ale just seems to peak the senses, knowing that there is no substitute for freshness. *Pop* goes the bottlecap, and the result is mystical and surreal.

First, the head immediately rockets upwards, creating a massive four finger monster of a crown. The brilliant, bright gold beer starts off clear, then after swirling the remaining 2 oz. the hazy, liquid hop drapery begins. There are actually chunks of hops resting at the bottom of the glass... Outstanding.

Smell- Bold, raw hops all over the place... it's green even on the nose. Fortunately, there *is* a sweet, distinctive malt presence to offset the hops. Wow.

Taste- Stick your mouth directly into the boil kettle after administering a dry hopping... then chew said hops. Burps are coming rapidly and aggressively now. The aggressive bitterness takes hold, then defers to malt for balance.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- It's a bit rugged in the mouth, with the carbonation ripping through the palate... however, considering the depth of flavor and bitterness here, it's appropriate. The sheer pleasure of enjoying a beer *this* fresh with regard to its hopping is enough of a treat, but this one really hits the mark in all categories.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 04:20:36 | More by yelterdow
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,017 ratings.