Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
BA SCORE
4.25/5
4,480 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:
#753
Reviews:
1,113
Ratings:
4,480
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
426
Gots:
594
Trade:
5
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Photo of JOldewurtel
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The clear dark golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4" ivory head that recedes slowly but visibly leaving a ring and legs of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates patches and legs of lacing, most of which slide back down the side of the glass.

The aromas include some pine resin and grapefruit zest backed up by just a bit of caramel malt.

The flavors have lots of nice grapefruit and pine resin bitterness with just a touch of sweetness from the malt to soften things a bit and add to the complexity. But this one is definitely all about the wet hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and only slightly prickly from the light but persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the pine resin and grapefruit begin to slowly fade both allowing that touch of sweetness to reappear before it too disappears leaving only a gentle, slowly fading bitterness.

A well made beer that captures nicely the character of a wet hopped IPA with some added complexity of a bit of malt sweetness showing here and there.

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

Served on draft. I think this is a very good beer, but it doesn't strike me as having as much fresh hop character as I'm used to in fresh hop beers from the Pacific Northwest. It's hoppy, for sure, and dank. It's surprisingly malty, and even just a bit sweet. It's delicious, but it doesn't have that super fresh floral pop that I expect from fresh hop beers.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Tremendous beer when fresh.

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Photo of laketang
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz. bottle
nice deep straw with fluffy white head
nice hop pungency, pine notes
great fruity tastes and the bitterness
is on point for me. this beer fresh is a
great one to drink.

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Photo of ccryder
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of EdwardAbbey
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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Photo of buzzedup
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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Photo of _nickg_
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
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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

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