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:
4,444
Reviews:
1,100
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
419
Gots:
574
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Ben1313
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of augustwest
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Svyturys30
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PUbeer
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DougT
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the growler, it pours an American IPA standard hazy amber with a moderate head. Goodly bits of grass and citrus in the nose. Yumminess in the fresh hop flavor. Feels nice going in and entirely easy to drink! Yum!

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Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Yellow/orange in color, translucent, and bright.
S: MIld aroma of bread. citrus, and herbs
T: Peppery, almost spicy hop quality. Citrus zest, pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of pine on the finish. Not very bitter, more zesty than anything else.
F: Light body, smooth, easy drinking, and tastes great, not astringent.
O: Really nice IPA.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gruves33
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtisjoseph
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jk3
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of inbierveritas
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adamvan44
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders Brewing Co. "Harvest Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 10/03/16" and sampled on 12/06/16
$4.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Hazy golden body beneath a thick head of rocky white that holds quite well and leaves very nice lacing behind.

Aroma: Fresh and bright but not bold. Lively. Somewhat floral, but really more like an entire garden with aromas of grass and other green plants as well. Delicately piney and earthy. Fruity with apple, berry, and apricot. Soothing.

Flavor: Perhaps not surprisingly very similar to the aroma. The malt brings in a note of gently sugary sweetness, grain, and delicate golden caramel and soft toast. The berry character remains and makes me think of Mosaic, Simcoe, and a little bit of Amarillo (although I don't know what's in there). It's not overly grassy or expressive of chlorophyll as some fresh hop ales can be; nor does the alcohol show until you've reached the bottom of your glass. It's bitterness brings it to a dry conclusion but the fruitiness lingers with a little bit of pine. Really nicely rounded, and superbly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium full in body with a smooth, fine-bubbled standard carbonation that lends a delicate caress.

Overall: I initially balked at the price after having realized what I'd paid for it ($4.49), and I thought how could it be worth that much? (I now understand I kind of got ripped off as some retailers were selling it for as low as $11/4-pack). After half a glass I was contented with it though as it was so pleasant and enjoyable. Compellingly drinkable and absolutely worth seeking out, I'll be waiting for the next release in October 2017!

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Photo of smi69
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 4,444 ratings.
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