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:
4,446
Reviews:
1,101
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
421
Gots:
576
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mchegash
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4.5/5
Pours a clear golden-orange, with about 1-2 fingers of slightly off-white head. Lots of large carbonation bubbles can be seen rising up the beer. The head stays around for a long time. Very nice.

Smell - 3.75/5
Fresh, pine-citrus hops. The citrus seems more dominant than the pine, which I like. Smells like it has a bit of spiciness to it (though it's just the strong, fairly bitter hops).

Taste - 4/5
The pine-citrus hop flavor from the smell dominates. It's fairly bitter (70 IBU). There are additional citrus flavors in the taste, and also a slight resinous/syrupy character. I am not a big hop fan, but this is quite drinkable for me, which is a plus.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Quite smooth. Crisp, with a medium-intensity carbonation kick near the end of the sip. Medium bodied.

Overall - 3.75/5
Not being a fan of hoppy beers, I tried to be fair to the style, and given that, I found this to be a quite nice IPA. The hoppiness is definitely present, but not overpowering.

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Photo of NJBeer265
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.84/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bellsisbest
4.8/5  rDev +14%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.04/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HopBomb515
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden body with a small off white head and moderate lacing. Citrusy hop aromas and faint malt presence fill the nose. Taste is a big wave of citrusy hop flavor dominated by grapefruit and barely any malt presence to keep the hops in check. Medium body and lower carbonation combined with a bitter hop finish and dry ending make this very drinkable. Overall this is one of the better wet hop IPAs but a touch of balance to keep that bitterness in check could have elevated this one more.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 4,446 ratings.
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