Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

4,451 Ratings
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle most generously furnished by Hoppymeal, to a pint glass. The liquid is a light shinny gold with curiously fine carbonation, The head is most interesting, a big 2 fingers of tight white foam, extremely creamy looking that lasts quite a long time and leaves incredible amounts of lace.

The smell is great, very hoppy in the nose, mostly citrus with some floral notes.

The taste follows well, citrus hopps quickly over take a biscuit like malt, leaving oranges, lemon, sweet cherries, cranberries and a spritz of lime in its wake. This is a very good brew, not over the top buy a huge winner with in it's style.

The mouthfeel is good, nothing out of the ordinary, slightly less then a medium body, and great carbonation...except it is so fresh it makes my teeth squeak, like fresh cheese curds.

The drinkability of this brew is evidence that this brewery is world class.

Many, many many thanks to Hoppymeal and his conspiratorial trader, for giving me a taste of this brew.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

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Unique, dry yet semi sweet pineapple & citrus esters. Hop flavors exude like fine cultivated green sensi. Ethereal , effervescent, enticing.

Different from other IPA in its mouthfeel and flavor profile. I await it's release each year, and the 2014 version holds true to form.

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Look: Transparent golden amber with a minimal white head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Big hop notes flow from the bottle as soon as the cap is popped and flow from the brew as it is poured. On the nose citrus hops, with notes of peach, pineapple, pine hops, that dominate the smell with some residual malt in the back. The hops are the show here for sure.

Taste: Sharp vibrant citrus hops one the attack open up to a bouquet of pitted fruit and pineapple hops notes followed by a slightly bitter pine notes that dominates the palate. Almost no malt to be found.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied fueled mostly by the bitter pine hops. It's spicy and resiny on the palate. It's dank and fresh.

Overall: A well crafted IPA that gives these beautifully fresh hops the treatment they deserve. Excellent, dank, and well crafted.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 4,451 ratings.
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