Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale
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Harvest AleHarvest 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jegross2
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, poured in Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Hazy, golden yellow with a thin layer of soapy head that sticks around. Has a very attractive glow to it. Translucent, not transparent.

Smell: Very crisp, floral and lemon-citrus flavors. Some orange peel too.

Taste: The carbonation on this beer is perfect, making the citrus-bitterness of the beer really pop. Strong grapefruit-like flavor, with a sweet malt middle. Has a nice piney-hop finish that dissipates about 15 seconds after swallow. None of the flavors are too overwhelming, and overall the bitter-malt balance is near perfect.

Mouthfeel: Very good carbonation. Medium-thin bodied, but not watery. Incredibly drinkable.

Overall: An excellent example of a wet-hopped IPA

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. Bottled on 10/4/12

A- pours a nearly transparent shade of yellow with a one finger pure white head. Looks pretty damn solid IMO, very clean

S- ridiculously heavy citrus aroma from the wet hops. Oh man, it's awesomely pungent

T- slight bitterness, plenty of juicy citrus. I kind of expected more, but still really good

M- on the thick side. Almost syrupy

O- damn good wet hop. Founders delivers, as usual

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%

Really great grapefruit aroma and taste. Some pine and grass mixed in there too. Pretty crisp, clean and has a slight hop bitterness as well. Not at all what I was expecting but much better! Glad I had the opportunity to crack one open; well done!

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of hardy008
4.42/5  rDev +4%
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 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pour a rich gold. The aromas are subtle but enticing - a little citrus, a little pine, something almost liek sweet corn as well. The flavor leads with a citrus flavor, rounding out to pine and mango. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and rich. The balance here is so well done is is difficult to pick out individual flavors, there is just an overall impression of pure hop oil flavor.

Edited to reflect 2017 - which is much more juicy and fruit forward, with less of the thick mouthfeel.

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3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is full and crisp. Citrusy hops dominate the flavor with bready malt and tropical fruit provide good balance. Finish is long and hoppy. Excellent brew.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
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