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:
1,100
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
419
Gots:
574
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,445 |  Reviews: 1,100
Photo of smi69
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Happyyb
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silva11ha
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of akopczyk
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seanecy
3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAbs
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryantan
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Founders snifter

A: Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a nice layer and leaves some sticky lacing.

S: Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, grassy, floral, lightly toasted malt, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous pine, tropical notes, passion fruit, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, a bit grassy, lightly toasted malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This was one of the beers I was excited about trying when we finally started getting Founders in my area. It doesn't disappoint. Everything you want from a wet hop beer.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Poured into a Firestone-Walker Proprietor’s Reserve glass, the very white head foams up nicely towards the top of the glass and creates a finger-and-a-half, pillowy blanket that appears to rest, weightlessly, on top of a pale orange-yellow beer. The beer itself is extremely lively, with dozens of streams of tiny bubbles racing upwards from the etching on the bottom of the glass.

SMELL: Dank and piney with some authority. A little grass aroma sneaks in as well along with some grapefruit nuances. Solid aroma.

TASTE: That piney flavors come through big time in this, along with a more pronounced grapefruit taste than the nose suggested. Orange peel and lemon linger underneath, providing more citrus and bitterness, but they’re balanced out by some very subtle, but very nice tropical fruit flavors; mango and pineapple primarily.

MOUTHFEEL: The first sip was sweeter than I expected and therefore it took me a few sips to realize that this was still on the dry side, but not as dry as I expected it to be. There is enough malt and tropical fruit to give it a hint of sweet. The body is medium and, surprisingly, it coats the palate with some bittersweet fruit flavors to leave a pleasant finish.

OVERALL: I’ve been waiting to try this one for a long time and, as usual, Founders is Founders. They simply make great beer. I cannot wait to snag this one again next year. Hopefully they’re in Colorado by then!

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Photo of corywalston
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 4,445 ratings.
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