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:
1,101
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
421
Gots:
575
For Trade:
5
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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Nothing special. This looks like a light beer with heavy carbonation and a thin, slightly foamy white head.

S - This beer has a very bright smell, clearly an IPA. I get smells of citrus, most notably orange, lemon and grapefruit.

T - Wow. A very strong flavor that is also very smooth. This is an awesome IPA. Not very bitter upfront but has a very delicious citrusy hop profile that fades into a slight citrusy bitterness but this beer never looses it's smoothness. This is a very drinkable IPA.

M - Perfect for the style. The head is slightly foamy and this beer has just a little chewiness to go with the heavy carbonation.

O - Solid IPA all around and one of the smoothest IPAs I've had in a long time. Great Job Founders! Grab a 4-pack if you can and give it a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled October 5, 6, or 7 (Date smudged)

Served in a Bell's Tulip Glass.

A- Gold, Orange color and hazy. Beautiful looking beer. Can see the carbonation bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. I didn't pour this aggressively so there is a small head. Sticks to the side of the glass.

S- I smell orange, grapefruit, citrus, and hops. It smells really great.

T- Floral and fruity, and citrusy. There is some hop bitterness.

M- Medium body, carbonation

O- This is an excellent beer. I wish I could have tried this a little fresher, but after about a month, it still tastes fresh. It's crisp and a great IPA. I would drink this year round if I had the opportunity.

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Appears a beautiful, crystal clear, golden-orange color, with about one finger of white head. The head leaves a bit of lacing, and has decent staying power.

The nose has lots of citrus, some pine, and smells heavenly. There's a touch of sweetness here, but the focus is definitely on the hops. The taste is very similar, with huge citrus flavor. Lots of grapefruit, and the pine also sneaks through here, but is not the focus. To me, the malt is barely detectable, and very neutral. In the first few sips, I thought I noticed some alcohol burn, but towards the end of the beer, I couldn't find it again.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, and slightly sticky on the back-end. Not quite as dry as I was hoping, but acceptable. Overall, this is a wonderful wet-hopped beer. I look forward to this sub-style each year, and this is one of the favorites.

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

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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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