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Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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3,032 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,032
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 299
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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Photo of JDizzle


4.38/5  rDev +2.8%

Picked up from a local store in Grand Rapids. Bought a single only.

It has a really nice copper color and smells like straight hops!! A really great smelling IPA. It is a pretty balanced IPA with a decent malt backbone and finishes with a hop blast that is bitter as hell. A really fresh tasting hop bomb that I am glad I tried. Super drinkable

A little too expensive for what it is, but what a great beer!! Founders always comes through!!

10-18-2012 02:38:19 | More by JDizzle
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-01-2014 19:00:03 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2012 23:26:58 | More by durlta
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-27-2012 13:07:50 | More by e30todamax
Photo of Blanco


4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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."

11-07-2010 01:40:53 | More by Blanco
Photo of woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-30-2013 02:11:09 | More by woodchip
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-02-2013 01:52:45 | More by JakerLou
Photo of yamar68


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Glowing gold but capped with a finger of snow white head that clings to the rim of the glass. Not quite as exciting to look at as I remember, too cold though I think.

Thick syrupy citrus aromas, fresh hops, bittersweet abundance of mild grapefruit and orange peel. Some more tropical notes are apparent beneath that. A surprisingly decent caramel malt backbone as well.

Sharp citric hop bite up front - the sweet malt character plays well up against a distinctly fruity hop profile, finish is appropriately bitter - not too wet, not too dry. Simple beauty.

Yet another delicious beer from our friends at Founders.

10-18-2012 00:06:37 | More by yamar68
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-28-2014 20:13:17 | More by Mikeypnh
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 20:36:50 | More by drbenderdo
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-17-2012 03:33:26 | More by alamode
Photo of CloudStrife

New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

10-30-2012 23:06:25 | More by CloudStrife
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-26-2014 03:49:16 | More by Lucnifter
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-19-2012 01:25:47 | More by TheRuss9585
Photo of ONUMello


4.26/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle dated 10/2/13 poured into a tulip glass
A: Pale orange color with a one-finger head
S: Nice pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Very fresh
M: Very fresh, with flavors that match the nose
M: Medium-bodied, a touch oily, crisp
O: Tasty & well-made

11-16-2013 07:37:00 | More by ONUMello
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-31-2012 23:51:48 | More by chefduff2
Photo of bnes09


4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

Light yellow-orange in color. Frothy white head towers over the brew and sticks to the glass.

Beautiful bouquet of citrus fruits in the aroma, namely apricot and tangerine. Robust, almost sensual hop aromas lure me in.

Hops dominate from the start. Bright and lively citrusy, orange, apricot, pine and mango hop flavor. Good malt character with a smooth, bready tone to balance the hops.

Medium bodied brew with lots of bubbles. Satisfying dry finish.

Excellent brew. Very lively and hoppy. Unlike any other fall seasonal I have tried.

10-06-2011 06:02:57 | More by bnes09
Photo of deereless


4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Thinnest layer of tightly packed foam, golden yellow - 4.00, S: Full fresh/green hop aroma, smells like a pine forest - 4.25, T: Sharp but not an extreme hop bit, pale malt backing, somewhat dry - 4.00, M: 3.50, D: Another success from Founders, this beer has just enough hop bite to border on the IPA line, full flavored and wonderfully done with the fresh hops - 4.50

12-31-2008 02:58:40 | More by deereless
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1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

06-19-2014 03:52:53 | More by tykechandler
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-01-2013 01:54:49 | More by TKEbeerman
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2012 21:15:29 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of ThickNStout


4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.98/ 4 pack. Bottled 10/4/12. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours brilliant orange with a half finger near white head.

Smells of sweet wet citrus, pine and cat urine. Much nicer than my description may indicate.

Sharp crisp flavors of grapefruit, pepper, pine and a little biscuit. Delicious!

Medium light body with bright tingly carbonation.

For me this is the epitome of fresh wet hopped IPAs. Crisp, clean, hoppy and refreshing. Truly outstanding.

11-11-2012 19:16:16 | More by ThickNStout
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-08-2012 02:08:31 | More by pjs234
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2013 19:16:41 | More by djre4orm
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-07-2013 14:11:27 | More by cnbrown313
Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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