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:
4,448
Reviews:
1,102
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
425
Gots:
576
For Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Grass, pine, very light citrus notes and boozy, malt sweetness. No bitterness. Nice

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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold color with a one finger white head and nice lacing. The smell has citrus hops, with the aromas of grapefruit and oranges. There is also a decent amount of caramel malt.

The taste also has grapefruit, oranges, and a nice caramel malt backbone. Nice combination of sweetness and bitterness.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation, with a bittersweet aftertaste. A very easy beer to drink. As usually is the case, this is another great beer from Founders.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/02/13, so about a month old. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a light straw color, decent clarity and a smattering of off-white head.

S: A light orange creamsicle aroma, pale malt, light sweetness.

T: Citrus hops (tangerine, white grape and white grapefruit), followed by moderate pale malt and just a touch of bitterness.

M: Light body and medium-ish carbonation. I guess it’s self-evident that a lighter body works well for a wet hopped IPA.

O: The low level of bitterness makes this extremely drinkable. The hops have faded a bit unfortunately, but they’re still noticeable and the malt remains in check.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. bottled 10/2/13

A - Light peach yellow with a tinge of haze and 2 finger white head. Great retention and plenty of lacing.

S - Scents of citrus, orange, pineapple, floral, and light pine. It is a very nice hoppy aroma. Light malts of cracker and bread.

T - Fresh hop flavors dance on the tongue. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, floral hops, and light pine bitter. A balance of sweet malt, cracker, and bread gives way to a subtle bitter pine finish.

M - Light bodied and oily with carbonation fitting the style.

O - A truly enjoyable fresh hopped IPA that Founders has brewed. I look for it every fall.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Stubby
$8.00 4-Pack
Founder's Taproom Fridge

7%abv

Founder's Harvest Ale poured a straw golden with good amount of sediment after my inability to properly pour. A two finger fluffy white head formed on the pour and fell rather slowly to a skimming. As the head fell it left some random lacing down the sides and generous spider webbing after each sip.

The malts coming through on the smell are of the palest varieties. Biscuity and very lightly toasted white bread. Hops are the star and show themselves as such. Grassy/earthy hops are dominant but there's a nice, although subtle, sweetened grapefruit that combine for a very appealing aroma.

Flavor goes hand in hand with the nose. The palest of malts combine with those earthy/grassy hops to make a well balanced harvest ale. The dampness (grassiness) is a little more pronounced on the tongue. For some reason this bottle seems a little more earthy than others sampled in the last few weeks.

Medium bodied with modeate carbonation. The carbonation kick starts the tongue a little as the hops leave a mild bitterness on the swallow.

Good easy drinking harvest that's both refreshing and enjoyable. Easy to enjoy a few of these in a sitting.

Another good brew from Founders. I've had quite a few of these this year and for some reason they're either hit or miss. They don't miss by much but they miss the mark of the better bottles. After my next few bottles I will update review if need be.

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

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3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ the bridge

pour was a darkish golden yellow with hints of light copper and orange. a bit of brightness through out. light head.

light citrus and pine with more emphasis on the citrus. pale malty body.

lots of pine up front and through out. mild citrus and grapefruit hidden. light malty body. a bit more harsh than the bottle.

moderate carbonation. decent body, fairly full.

i prefer the bottle to this all the way. the bottle seems to have more grapefruit and citrus in general. this was more pine. good, but the bottle is better.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 4,448 ratings.
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