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
Ranking:
#770
Reviews:
1,126
Ratings:
4,559
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
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Gots:
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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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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emeyer
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of jeffkaller
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of snowen21
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rachel82
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful 14K gold color with white cap and lasting lacing.

Aroma of piney hops with a healthy dose of citrus and solid malt backing it it all up.

Flavor arrives malt first which is surprising because I was expecting a hop hit but that wasn't far behind. Probably arrived at the same time because the different flavors are so well combined. This brew retains it's complexity without a misstep all the way to the finish. A firm hop bitterness emerges in the aftertaste and is a refreshing invitation to another taste.

Medium-full texture with balancing carbonation.

Now, this was a good idea. I don't mean the fresh hop approach, rather a beautifully balanced beer that brings together all the elements of something worth driving out of your way to get.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brewnme
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,559 ratings
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