Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wet-hopped ale made with 100% fresh Michigan-grown hops. The result is a bright, aromatic IPA with fresh pine, melon and citrus notes.

70 IBU

Added by granger10 on 10-24-2004

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#1,435
Reviews:
1,140
Ratings:
4,606
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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Photo of ajm5108
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hops are certainly more on the tropical side - pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit - it is very smooth with just a little bitterness on the backend...

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single picked up in Cleveland - bottled Sept 20, 2018 - so a little less than 2 months old - would like a really fresh one to compare!
A nice, essentially clear golden orange pour with a finger of white head. Aroma is great - get some pine, melon, sweet fruitiness, bit of over ripe orange and mango.
Taste much like the aroma - pine, mango, sweet citrus with pleasant but not overpowering hop bitterness. Medium full body with smooth mouth feel - I would not have guessed either the 7.6% ABV nor the 70 IBU on this. Really enjoyable, drinkable beer.

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Photo of Wolvmar
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle dated 9-20-18. Poured into a pint glass.

Pour: Golden color, rich looking. Nice 1-2 finger white foam head. Head lasts and lasts and lasts with a thick ring and clouds even at the bottom of the glass. Tons of lacing. Awesome.

Nose: lots of pine, mango, orange. Balanced with some bready malt.

Taste: follows the nose with a nice bitterness, not overdone, at the end.

Mouthfeel: really rich and viscous for an IPA. Coats the tongue, lingers but finishes clean. Like the pour; awesome.

Overall: haven’t had this in a year or two. Couldn’t remember if I really liked it. Well, now I remember. This is a favorite IPA and a favorite in general. Great tasting, great nose, beautiful to look at. Thick and rich with a clean finish. Hard to do better.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Harvest is consistently one of the best wet-hopped ales you can find - it's sweet, sticky, lightly bitter and quite tremendously hoppy. The finish is clean, and it's not very filling at all. At 7.6% ABV, it's dangerously drinkable. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love green wet hop beers, so I was excited to try this fresh. Hope were very earthy and musty...a very English take. Flavor was equally earthy and musty with a big malt profile like an amber. Overall, I liked the beer, but it didn't have the wet hop flavor i was looking for and was a bit too earthy for my taste. Decent, but I probably wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of spiejak
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manthon
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmartin75
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Burgartory on the north side. Our second stop in our bar tour.... only two stops, actually! Two night date!

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/20/18

Pours clear golden orange-copper with ¾ finger of frothy white head; great retention and plenty of lasting lacing.

Aroma tempered notes of ripe grapefruit peel, pine, and big floral hops; a clean, earthy malt cleans the unrestrained hop profile nicely while still giving it plenty of leeway to remain a hop bomb of a bouquet.

Taste borders on pure garden, with overwhelming grassy, mossy, and herbal elements dominating, and melon and grapefruit pith taking quiet but noticed backseat; great depth to the hop profile, while a subtle malt backbone makes a difference in adding balancing to the outright hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is amazingly airy, with bittering hops more than making up for the lightness on the palate; prickly and vibrant, with the finish harmonizing aggressive bitterness with a soft body.

Outright hop assault is tempered and refined while never really losing its character across the profile and developing in both depth and softness on the palate. An unrepentantly green beer that’s earned every right to be so; great stuff here.

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

Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omahawk
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of grm1007
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9-20-18 into 16oz IPA.
L: Clear copper. Off-white head, light lacing.
S: Pine, Dank. Citrus.
T: Hoppy pine. Light breadiness. A touch of caramel?
F: Smooth, light carbonation. Very good bitterness that is quick and to the point.
O: At 7.6%, I thought my 1st sip was boozy, then figured out it was the wet-hop bitterness. A very good beer.

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

Pours a clear golden with a white head, nice lacing and a constant stream of rising carbonation. Piney aroma, a hint of citrus. Flavors are similar, a nice malt backbone smooths this out. Terrific!

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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