Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Added by granger10 on 10-24-2004

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: clear honey straw color with nice rocky 2.5 finger head

S: Burst of fresh hops a little mustiness

T: Getting definite sweet bready character with some nice grapefruity pith. Bitterness is not over the top. Have that funkyness come through like in the nose, not barnyard or brett but like musty armpit in a good way.

M: could use a little more carbonation IMO, slightly drying.

O: for the hype I heard about this beer i was expecting like a dry(wet) hop blast in the face but it's not. A bit underwhelming but still a nice clean refreshing brew.

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/02/13, so about a month old. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a light straw color, decent clarity and a smattering of off-white head.

S: A light orange creamsicle aroma, pale malt, light sweetness.

T: Citrus hops (tangerine, white grape and white grapefruit), followed by moderate pale malt and just a touch of bitterness.

M: Light body and medium-ish carbonation. I guess it’s self-evident that a lighter body works well for a wet hopped IPA.

O: The low level of bitterness makes this extremely drinkable. The hops have faded a bit unfortunately, but they’re still noticeable and the malt remains in check.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw orange color with a one finger white head in the snifter. Some lacing throughout. Fresh hop aroma with pine, citrus and fresh cut grass. A little musty as well. The taste is similar but with a very modest, well balanced bitterness. It is tremendously smooth, sippable and leaves very little hoppy mustiness. It finishes crisp, and not overly bitter.

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip

A Golden and transparent. Half inch or so of white foam. Lingers for a bit but not too long. A rich lacing does remain.

S Floral and fruity. Fresh like after a spring rain. Hops. Lemons. Very nice.

T Greasy hops. Pine resin. Bitter fruit peel - lemons and grapefruit. Some sweet malt. Big bitter aftertaste.

M Nice and oily and smooth. Finishes very clean and refreshing.

O One of my favorites of the style. Near perfect. It is so clean and fresh and bitter yet has some balance. Oh, so good.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4



ABV: 7.6%


POUR: Golden/orange pour with a medium white head.

AROMA: Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pine.

TASTE: Lots of citrus fruit, a bit of sweetness and then the hops take over. rating: 99

Beeradvocate rating: 95

Overall: A

My recommendation: Fresh Hop beers are meant to be drank fresh. If you’re an IPA fan this is a must have and you have to get it soon! Terrific brew!

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

pours a clear golden amber with a small head that poofs. nose; citrus hops, fruit pith & rind, and light sweet onion. taste; bitter hop, grapefruit rind, orange pulp, toasted malt, light pine and onion with some vegetal spice on the aftertaste. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. tastes like a souped up seasion ipa. this is founders' middle class.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 4,451 ratings
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