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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:
#765
Reviews:
1,122
Ratings:
4,521
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
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Ratings: 4,521 |  Reviews: 1,122
Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours a clear, deep gold. A couple of fingers of foam is dense and leaves solid lacing. Smell has lots of spicy herbs, citrus and earthy, floral notes. Taste is similar, with lots of sticky resin and spicy hops. Some malt on the finish. Definitely different than your normal beer made with dried hops or lupulin powder. Really excellent.

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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 scream
3.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

While decent there is nothing here that excites me. Just an average beer that does not justify it's status as a being sold in four packs. Probably would not buy again

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Photo of VinumSabbathi
3.05/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 09.19.17 Purchased warm b/c there were no refridgerated 4-packs in the only store I could find it in. Not a juicy hop bomb like I thought it would be, still a decent brew though.

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

Mostly clear gold with a slight haze and three fingers of yellow-tinted head that last a good while and leave heavy lacing.

Vegetal aroma -- cucumber, distant pine -- with some toast and caramel and light peppery spice behind. Sweet tasting with a strong honey-and-caramel note, pine, grapefruit, some white bread. A touch of pepper mixed with fresh green leaves in the aftertaste. Only mildly bitter.

Medium bodied with a creamy feel a little burst of carbonation upon swallowing.

Definitely pretty fresh tasting, with a nice malt presence for added complexity. 9/20/17 bottling date.

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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LongTaco15
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date 9/20/17.

Look: Clean and clear golden color. About a finger of head.

Smell: Fresh hop smells. Citrusy and dank.

Taste: Pine, citrus, and just a tiny bit of bitterness. Tastes better and better with every drink.

Feel: Has an almost milky mouthfeel which makes the beer so memorable for me. Not overly sweet or sticky.

Great beer from Founders. My favorite wet-hopped ale.

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

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

12oz bottled 9/20/17 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.6% ABV 70 IBU. The beer pours bright light orange amber in color with sticky khaki head. The head doesn't really go away and leaves lacing everywhere. The aroma is citrus first with caramel, pine and melon notes coming through as well. Taste is nice with pine, citrus fruits and peel, melon and a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, creamy and still dry at the finish. There is a bit of resiny hop oil left to keep it from being completely dry, but it's never sweet or sticky. Overall, excellent. Such a good beer. Balanced, old school and recommended.

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

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold with a white head. Smells of hops, citrus, and a little malt. Tastes of grapefruit zest, slightly bitter and very fresh hops, malt, and a little pine. Creamy medium body and medium carbonation. Overall a delicious wet hopped IPA.

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

Photo of Viperman1316
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmd88
3.41/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle. Bottle date is 9/20/2017.
Very clear, bright golden body. Pillowy white head settles into persistent cap, lacing throughout.
Lots of hop aromas can be smelled immediately upon opening.
Taste of pine, melon, and citrus hops.
Mouth feel has resinous tone.
Very crushable and fresh tasting wet hop beer. Drink it fresh.

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

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

Photo of porters4life
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,521 ratings
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