Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
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:
70 IBU

Added by granger10 on 10-24-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,446
Reviews:
1,101
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
421
Gots:
576
For Trade:
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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Consumed fresh during its seasonal release. The appearance had a beautiful light golden yellow colored body that gives a nice one finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute before gently dieing into the body. Some nice spotty spiderweb lacing appears around the sides of the pint glass. The smell had a sweet citric fruit up front backed up nicely by some piney hops. The taste takes these flavors and combine a wet/fresh taste. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium on the palate with nothing sharp on the tongue, very sessionable. Overall, an absolutely wonderful "wet hopped IPA" well worthy of partaking more of.

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Photo of Wrigfen
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danoble1
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwilcox767
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy orange, almost no head
S - Light dankness, mild citrus, lots of hops
T - citrus, follows the scent, light herb flavor as well
M - avg carbonation, light stickiness, pleasant lingering aftertaste
O - very well done IPA. A little on the steep side at $3, but still worth it.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HarryPotHead
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Wet hops. This one is a good one, not too strong to over power you but can taste and smell the dankness of the beer. The aroma came out of the bottle when popped open and love that hop smell. Great mouth feel and finish. Cheers.

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Photo of olafphysics
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz into Standard Pint, bottled on October 3rd 2016.

L: Hazy golden color, two finger off-white head, super fluffy, superb retention.

S: Citrus hops, bit of pine note too. Some herbal spice as well. Really nice aroma.

T: Follows the nose closely with good amounts of herbal and pine. Decent malt backbone keeps the 70 IBUs in check. Great tasting beer.

F: Light body, good carbonation, hop oils on the tongue.

O: Another great beer by Founders.

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Photo of Nrod
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BenBreeg
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottishMacD
2.94/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggtriksta
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJ64
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden peach color with a nice 1 finger head.

Aromas of fresh fruits, namely cantaloupe, melon, with faint rindy aromas going on. Beautiful nose.

Flavor starts off with a biting resinous character, followed by rinds of orange, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Hop character in spades. Lovely hop flavor, slight oil on the finish.

Feel is very carbonated, biting, slightly pleasantly oily and resinous, semi-dry finish.

Overall, Harvest Ale is a killer IPA. Will be buying more if given the chance.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Terptwerp
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a great fresh hop bear. The smell is amazing. Other fresh hop beers have come out in the last couple of years that rival this one, but I am always glad to pick some up each year. Make sure that you drink it soon after it is bottled, since like most fresh hop beers the flavor changes after a few weeks.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy orange-straw with three fingers of white head. Head foams up quickly after a slow start. Good retention and lacing. Citrus, dank, and pine hops form a sticky, hoppy aroma with a sprinkling of black pepper. Flavor profile is similar, with citrus, and pine hops, and a black pepper taste throughout. Mouth feel is smooth, and holding at a medium thickness. Overall, a well rounded IPA. Hops are at the forefront, but easily managed and balanced. The pepper notes are a pleasant change for an IPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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