Harvest Ale
Founders Brewing Company

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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #63
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,934
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 8.94%
Reviews:
1,167
Ratings:
3,543
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 23, 2022
Added:
Oct 24, 2004
Wants:
  444
Gots:
  632
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Harvest AleHarvest Ale
Notes: Each fall, our brewhouse looks more like a greenhouse as thousands of pounds of wet hop cones arrive within hours of being picked by some of our favorite local hop growers. Acting quickly, we then load up these wet hops into what will become Harvest Ale – an impossibly aromatic and bright IPA bursting with fresh pine, melon and citrus notes. Our ode to the beauty that is the wet, American hop.

70 IBU
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Rated: 3.98 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by MattDecker from Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap, Mothership Series #24.
Pretty good. It's got a nice balance of hop Carmel and honeydew melon. Not super tasty, bright, vibrant honey dew melon. The more earthy, not quite bursting with flavor melon flavor. Subdued, but in a way that works well for this beer. Glad I got to try it.
Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by GFK from Michigan

Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by scottyshades from Florida

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours amber with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is floral, citrus, pine.

Taste is orange, papaya, light grapefruit, pine.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

This is another outstanding IPA from Founder's.
Oct 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.58 by Creepachu

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by DioS from Georgia

May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours a nice hazy orange color with a tall beige head with great retention.
S: Smells super fruity, decent amount of citrus, super piny, nice malt backbone, little bit of melon.
T: Follows the nose, has a great balance between the biting hops & the sweet malt backbone!
F: Full-bodied, moderate carbonation, warming, crisp, biting, slightly oily.
O: Really impressed by this brew! Will definitely buy again.
May 02, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 01, 2021
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Rated by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is nicely balanced and smooth, but with a sharp hop bitterness that evens out well. Excellent
Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I normally am not a big fan of IPA's but this one is really good. It is not overly hoppy and bitter, which is a plus in my book. It does have a citrus tang, which is not overpowering and is actually a nice flavor. Anyway, I recommend this to those who normally are not IPA drinkers. Founder's seems to make pretty good stuff.
Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by n2492004 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Golden yellow. Clear. Super foamy so pour cold and gently.

S: Piney and resiny (almost soapy) to the extreme.

T: Reminds me of a Benjamin Danklin from Fat Heads. I'm pretty sure that "Wet Hop" means they use an actual plant, and it tastes like an actual plant. That said, I can count the number of commercial brews with actual plants on them on one hand, and this is one of them.

F: I hope you like alpha oils.

O: It's a Fall to Winter seasonal and if you get a supply it will hold you over until Lake Eerie Monster and Danklin come out.
Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by o29 from Texas

Jan 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by JonB25 from Delaware

Dec 04, 2020
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Rated by krh from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this makes me feel like I think I did when I first started drinking IPAs.
Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by Rmiles from Georgia

Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottled 9/21/20

I’ve heard this one talked up a lot. I’m usually not a huge fan of over the top WCIPAs, but I trust Founders to make a solid beer. I do wish I found it fresher though

Pours a clear orange gold with a finger of white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

Aromas of resinous hops, pale malt, grapefruit rind, and a touch of soft wheat

The taste starts off with tangy citrus, pepper, and piney hops, with the swallow lightening things up with a doughy malt and orange

Tjis has a light medium body with light prickly carbonation, leading to a very refreshing beer, shocking for the abv. Finishes nicely dry and a touch bitter

This was pretty good, but not as good as it’s chalked up to be. I would almost call it sessionable if it wasn’t for the high abv
Nov 25, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottled 9-21-20. Opened 11-19-20.
2 finger, dense white head with a fine bead. Very good retention.
Golden with an initial chill haze. Full, sticky lace.
Aromas of citrus, stone fruit, and melon. Hops run the gamut. Ripe but not overly so.
Mild orange citrus, apricot, some pine/floral/green and a light doughy malt.
Medium body, bright entry, and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Mildly zesty, persistent and lengthy finish.
Elegant and Outstanding.
Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by DrBass from Maryland

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Nov 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.91 by Chemteach63 from Indiana

Nov 10, 2020
Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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