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Founders Harvest Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Harvest AleFounders Harvest Ale
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4.25/5
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4,525 Ratings
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:
#768
Reviews:
1,123
Ratings:
4,525
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
426
Gots:
600
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of NonicPanic
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of q33jeff
2.68/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

**
01/03/2016
Bottle to goblet. Aroma is pine, hops, citrus. Look is pale yellow, small white head, fades. Taste is a bit soapy, with some pine, some citrus. Ok...well...starts off ok, but it wears thin on you.
**

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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: beautiful, light yellow-gold... slight-moderate haze... ~1/4" white head once poured, smatters of lace... cap stays till the bottom

S: pineapple, mild pine... light-moderate solventy alcohol... perhaps some honey-ish malt... overall more subdued than I'd expected

T: bright, explosive burst of resiny hop flowers.... little bit of that pineapple and some a very soft wash of zesty-peppery (pepper, as in fresh chili) bitter hop in the finish, long into the aftertaste.... the 70 IBU is well blended and balanced into its composition.... wonderfully clean and invigorating overall.... not beat-you-over-the-head hoppy... more fruity complexity (lemon zest) unfolds with rising temp and subsequent sips.... not the least bit sweet

M: as light-bodied as a pilsner and super clean.... the perception of bitterness and its taste-bud-scraping effect increases somewhat exponentially

O: pretty damn fantastic.... simple and effective... I hate to say it could use a bit more depth in hop variety and malt biscosity (amount of biscuit flavor).... there are other beers out there that will fulfill that need.... I did down this unusually quick

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jbertsch
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Gold in color, one finger of white head

Aroma:
Terrific blend of citrus/tropical hops like melon, kiwi, touch of strawberry, grapefruit.

Taste:
Hop flavors hit up front...mainly pineapple, tangerine and mix with a sense of fresh hop oils. malt takes a back seat but provides a touch of dry spicy grain. Slight pine bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Crisp, astringent feeling. Refreshing.

Overall:
Beautiful tropical ipa. Aroma reminds me of lagunitas sucks crossed with Double Trouble.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with a slight haze and plenty of bubbles coming to the top. A massive head of soft white foam that fell slowly to a layer on top and left scads of lacing. The nose is pretty and floral. Bright sweet fruit peel, orange and pineapple with a touch of malt sweetness. Taste is sweet, clean and crisp. Biscuit malt makes this tasty and full flavored. The hops are mighty and splendid. The body of the beer is silken and with a good balance this beer flows very smoothly. It has a touch of alcohol on the palate but it is not unpleasant . There is a bit of grapefruit and subtle pine with a firm bitter that is quite complimentary. Slick mouthfeel with a touch of oil. The resin doesn't kick out too strong and this leaves a bit sticky with a sweetness that almost seems forgotten after a big malt character that was surprisingly soft.

I loved this and thought it had just the right malt presence for a tremendous hop character that even showed off the herbal aspects of the hops as gently as possible alongside a terrific amount of fruit.

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4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with nice orange hues. There is a slight white head thats about .25 inches tall. Similar look to Double Trouble but with a slight more ornage hints.

S - Delicious grain and bread malt starts quick but then is followed by some delicious citrus and tropical fruit hop nose. Hints of tangerines, grapefruits and peach as well. There are some nutty hints as well as delicious flowery notes.

T - Starts off with delicious grain notes that give the beer a nice bready and toasty initial flavor and character. Then there is a nice present but not too intense hop flavors with some slight dry citric notes. A great flowery flavor is also present on the back end of the beer along with the dry citrus part. This is a delicious wet hopped ale and a great APA. No wonder its so high on this site. I really enjoyed this and its one of my faves. The body is nice and medium with some great clean crisp flavors. Nice bitterness level and not too intense hop bite.

D - I really enjoyed this beer and think its one of the best out there in terms of APA and wet hop ales. Very refreshing and not too heavy ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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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 a slightly hazy golden yellow color leaning toward orange. Pretty clear overall. Head drops pretty quickly but leaves a ring during drinking and really great lacing.

Nose: Outstanding. Loaded with juicy citrus and grapefruit. Hints of bready malt underneath but the hops jump out of the glass

Taste: Just as outstanding. Taste is very dry with just hints of bready malt. Hops again come across as juicy and bitter citrus with lots of accompanying grapefruit and pine bitterness. A bit floral at times as well. Incredibly flavorful and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Easy to drink. Medium bodied. Very crisp. Lively carbonation. Medium bitterness given the style. Finish is juicy then dries out with a bit of lingering bitterness. Immediately calls for another swig.

Overall: In a style where more and more good beers are emerging, this is still the king of the wet hop beers. Wonderful stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Admittedly, this score isn't fair. Bottked 10/02/2015 & drank 2/2/2016. Four months old. The beer is good though. Don't get me wrong. Just lemony and malty as expected for a beer at this age. It's obvious that this was an A beer fresh. Sadly, I didn't get to try it as such.

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Founders Harvest Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,525 ratings
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