Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Added by granger10 on 10-24-2004

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#830
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4,578
pDev:
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Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jjboesen
3.57/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pub glass.

Pours classic IPA honey-hazy-gold with a nice fluffy head and excellent staying power and lacing.

The aromas are very hop-forward, with plenty of piney overtones that take center stage over the background citrus notes. Hints of a malty goodness peep through.

The flavor is heavy on the hops, but still nuanced, with just enough citrus (grapefruit) and malt backbone to balance the bitterness. This is almost a double/imperial in feel, as the boozy warmth comes through at the end.

The finish is dry and crisp, although the body, again, is very "double-IPA".

Overall, an excellent brew.

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Photo of Half-full
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nitty703
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jadpsu
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Laurel. Bottle on date of 09/20/17, so that was a half year ago.
Pours a slightly less than clear pale straw yellow with an abundant snowy white head that has superior retention.
AROMA: Citrus rind, along with some mild hops- apparently at a half year the since bottling their strength has been compromised.
TASTE: Malts, (toasty bread). are more prominent. Has good balance but suppose the hops have faded.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnverduin
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brenden
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: This one is a bright yellow-gold color. The head is thick, tight and almost pure white, displaying good retention and lacing.
S: The aroma is bold and fresh with a complex bouquet or pine / resin, citrus, tropical fruits, and zest with a bit of sweetness to it. It takes the lead over some more crackery malts but lets them balance.
T: Hops take the lead perhaps a touch more while a somewhat surprising, though light, alcoholic sting touches in the middle. The hops are as bold if not as complex as the nose, and some pith and a bit of something that's not quite astringent follow into the finish.
F: The body holds a solid medium but seems to thin before a somewhat stronger finish. Mostly dry, the malt helps keep it balanced.

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Photo of mkmarth
3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGoeltz
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rostie
1.25/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of TheFlea1
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden hazy body, an aggressive poor reveals a massive billowing white head.

Taste is biscuit malts followed by citrus and all the pine in bighorn national forest. Mouthfeel is thicker than a snicker.

Very good.

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Photo of suejoeb
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Happy beer to enjoy on 29 Dec 2017. Emblematic of harvest and holiday and new year.
a) Pours a dark, slightly cloudy golden amber body with great retention, color, and lace.
s) Abundant aromas arrive: resin first, then pine sap, citrus, fruit, and a see-saw of sweet and bitter.
t) Follows smell, but showcasing the fresh, juicy, abundant wet hops: wood shop resin, fresh sawn pine, just juicewd citrus, fruit, and a newly built, splinterly see-saw of sweet and bitter.
f) Body is moderate with keen finish of hop dryness, malt. Slightly cloudy finish.
o) Fine effort, rare, big. Let it warm to cask.

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Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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