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Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
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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
Ranking:
#754
Reviews:
1,115
Ratings:
4,487
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
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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2014 vintage.
12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Golden-yellow with a 1/2 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Papaya, dank greens, grapefruit, pine sap, pineapple, and honey.

Taste
Dank greens, pine sap, and hints of pineapple. Grapefruit zest, orange zest, and onion. Light backbone of caramelized sugar and notes of honey.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, and semi-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Dank and zesty. Juicy and bitter. Always one of the finer Wet Hop Ales.

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Poured into a pint glass. 2012.

Appearance
Gold with a short head. Moderate carbonation and excellent clarity.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya, mango, candied orange, tangerine, lemon and caramel.

Taste
Pineapple, pine sap and pine needles. Tangerine, lemon juice, papaya, candy-coated navel orange and grapefruit pith. There's a light caramel maltiness in the background along with some candy sugar. Some bitter rinds and resinous florals on the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy and bitter.

Overall
Tasty tropical fruits and resinous pine. Lots of pine! A great Fresh Hop Ale all around.

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of off-white eggshell foam, body is a lightly hazed bright golden yellow, keeping a solid eggshell cap and foam rings after each quaff.

Smell - Wonderful fresh hops, lightly candied citrus, tropical, papaya, pineapple and light pine - and nice floral aromas, smells fantastic. A great nose that will mesmerize, and grab you long before you lift the glass for a quaff...

Taste - This beer is very floral forward and very juicy, hops are mostly floral and beginning semi-sweet with a bitter and lightly dry aspirin like finish, also light citrus rinds with lots of pith, tropical flavors are light and slightly sweet in the back and then transform into dry fruitskins and peach pit bitterness and dryness. Finishes clean and dry with dried fruit pits, but leave bright bursts of tropical fruits in the mouth corners.

Mouthfeel - This is about a medium mouthfeel, mostly from the boldness of flavors vs. a weighted feel, carb is medium and smooth at first but still provides some palate scrub and some really nice bright sharp edges along the sides of the tongue. Just begs the next sip.

Overall - This beer is all about complexity and balance. There's really alot going on here, and it's all very very good - hops are mostly floral, with plenty of citrus and tropical without being overly sweet. The flavors are so bold and organic, it's hard not to want to gulp this beer, as it's just so deliciously juicy and yet dry mid-palate... find and drink this fresh, a must try.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,487 ratings
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