Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 4,451 ratings
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:
#748
Reviews:
1,102
Ratings:
4,451
Liked:
4,193
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
8.94%
Alströms:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
426
Gots:
576
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,451 |  Reviews: 1,102
Photo of Tigerbrau
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear golden straw color with a white sudsy head with nice retention and lacing
S-lots of dank hops, pine, orange, pineapple
T-more pine, orange, pineapple, apricot, and resiny bitterness in the finish, malt providing a nice balance but not lending much to the flavor
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-excellent wet hop IPA that is fruity and dank, definitely would seek out again

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Photo of jwalters
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chestertonian82
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.56/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

It's the perfect beer. I love a good IPA because of the crispness. This Harvest Ale is perfectly balanced. I picked up a 4 pack on the recommendation of another patron of our local beer store, and I am glad I did. Might have to go back to see if they still have some so I can load my beer fridge. It is my all time favorite! Signed up for Beer Advocate just to post on this one.

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

Photo of NateDyk47
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4 pack of bottles. Drank from snifters.

Look: medium golden color with half a finger white head, light lacing
Smell: citrus hops with a hint of pine
Taste: bitter hops upfront overtaken by a mild tangerine aftertaste, hint of malt
Feel: medium bodied with light carbonation, very crisp & refreshing

Overall: great IPA by Founders. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of MJSFS
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brzezniak88
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Justinprintz
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, golden orange with a thin, creamy, off white head.
A wonderful citrus hop smell with tangerine.
Wonderful balance of hop and malt. Candied citrus fruits. Resin bitterness sticks to tounge. Refreshing finish.

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Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nwhittin
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drh88
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Bottled 10/03/16 about 3 weeks ago
L- clear, dark gold, inch-thick foamy head, leaves lacing
S- pine, citrus, pineapple as well
T- feels like i'm biting into a fresh pine tree, sweet lightly toasted caramel malt, with a bitter piney finish with hints of the aforementioned pineapple
F- light/medium bodied, crisp carbo
O- a extremely solid IPA, well balanced, really enjoy the freshness especially from a National Brewer. Well Done.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.27/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.12/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold-copper with a large frothy head dying to a thin blanket leaving a lot of lace.

Smell is really toasty cracker, popcorn and lime with a lightly astringent afterscent.

Taste is orange, lime, Smarties, cracker, and biscuit. Tangy but bitter.

Frothy and medium soft at first, finishing very dry and chewy.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 4,451 ratings
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