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:
4,445
Reviews:
1,100
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
420
Gots:
574
For Trade:
5
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Pours a translucent copper with one finger of head. Medium lacing throughout.

So juicy and dank on the nose. Mango, pineapple, pine, orange, and bitterness are all present in the aroma.

Juicier and more dank than the nose. Great hop bite equally bitter and flavorful. All characteristics in the nose are here in the taste.

Medium body with a slick feel and a bitter and salty-ish aftertaste that lingers.

Awesome IPA. Toss up between this and Double Trouble as to the best Founder's IPA but awe-inspiring all the same.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at the Buy-Rite in Jersey City a few weeks back, grabbing the last two that I could find on the shelf. Some people think that IPA's are a dime a dozen and not worth seeking once you've had the top ones on the list. Thankfully, this beer proves that IPA's have a unique flavor profile of their own, as I've never had one that was as balanced as this. From start to finish, this was a winner that I don't want to finish off quite yet!

The pour to this was nice, but certainly surprising, as it had a blonde hue and white head that made me think that this was an Imperial Pilsner. The aroma reminded me of the Troegs Nugget Nectar but this was certainly not an American Amber. The hops were here but the bread and biscuit in the mouthfeel gave this a wonderful malt base. Tropical papaya and mango came in on top of it, with a pine and earth feel to the hops. Oily, slick, and earthy, this was so enjoyable without having the "burn" or metallic twinge that so many IPA's are known for.

The booze was here too but only could be felt once I finished this off and noticed the warming. It couldn't be tasted and was overshadowed by the earthy pine that lingered in the aftertaste. The slight dry-hopped bitterness combined with the balance and soft crystalline sweetness all combined for an amazing mouthfeel that made this irresistible. I loved this beer and am upset that I only have one bottle of this. Founders has a stud of a brew here in a category filled with other heavyweights. If you want to introduce someone to an IPA and what one is capable of, start here. If you love beer, you may want to finish here - balanced beers don't get much better than this.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 4,445 ratings.
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