Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
BA SCORE
4.25/5
4,485 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:
#754
Reviews:
1,114
Ratings:
4,485
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
427
Gots:
592
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,485 |  Reviews: 1,114
Photo of DoubleJ
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Half an inch of head sits above a toasted orange base with spotty lacing clinging around the glass. When I smell it, it smells like a party of citrus fruits. I get the aroma of orange, tangerine, and mango, done with a sweet and fragrant accent. Although the beer's alcohol level goes beyond 7%, the beer is very smooth. Sweet citrus fruits and nothing bitter. The notes of tangerine, mango, grapefruit, passionfruit, popping above a light malt base. It's medium bodied, oily, and a joy to drink.

Give this beer a medal! Another winner in a stable full of winners.

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Photo of mattsucks
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Nice, fresh, hoppy, piney, citrus aroma. Great smooth taste. Excellent malt to hop transition. Fresh, citrus, piney resin. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Been waiting for this one for a long time. Very good!

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam1017
3.37/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

I was really excited to see this come into my store. I had received plenty of calls, "you guys got founders harvest in yet!?" So I was looking forward to taking my pick first... Had it out of the bottle, was way danker than I had expected, had a bitterness that was just not super enjoyable, and being a hop head, I was ready for the licking a wet pine cone taste... Just not super dope like I was hoping. But it was overall a decent harvest ale just was anticipating more. Especially from founders.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've only had 2 fresh hopped beers (including this one) so I don't have a lot to go on but this harvest ale really hit it out of the park!

L - Golden yellow with nice lacing and a medium head
S - Pine and citrus
T - Orange and pine are very big on the mouth
F - Very smooth and silky with texture, has a good bitter kick but doesn't halt towards the back, it just glides down.

The last wet hopped ale I had was a so-so with me but this one captures everything I love about IPA but goes a notch higher feeling very fresh.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,485 ratings
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