Founders Harvest Ale

Founders Harvest Ale

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Brewed by Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Style:  IPA

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

70 International Bittering Units

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This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip of this beer rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.

ID: 31027 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank569
Overall Percentile98.9
Style Rank27 of 5756
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.030
Weighted Score3.792
Standard Deviation0.533

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I love Founders and this is another solid Founders beer - thanks for sharing Joey. This was a tad on the malty side. Very good ... very good indeed. Just a bit malty. I liked it, hops present, can't be missed. More citrus than pine.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a golden straw colour with a nice white frothy head. The aroma is dank and piney, with hints of fresh mint; very nice. The palate is light to medium bodied with a pleasant fresh hop oily sensation. The flavour is tart with subtle citrus fruit, lemon zest, strong resinous pine, grass, fresh bitter herbs, and white pepper that gives a long bitter finish mingled with subtle malt. This is a very refreshing and distinctively robust wet hop ale.

  • ORVALPLEASE 351 reviews
    rated 4.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Explosive lemony, grapefruit aroma with underlying peeks at the malt - nose lasts throughout the serving. I want an air freshener made from this stuff. Brilliant copper to bronze in color almost like it had been polished. Sour citrus hop flavor, I've never tasted another IPA quite like it. It begins with grapefruit and gradually accentuates the bittering right through the aftertaste. Leaves you with the sensation you just chewed on a bitter lemon peel. Really awesome beer with little to no difference between the bottled and draft versions. Local Binny's limits purchases to 2 bottles per person and the keg at the local bar was gone in a heartbeat. I was a bit surprised I'd never heard of this beer until this year, but suffice it to say it's made another fan.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    12oz bottle .. . pours a mild bubbled gold yellow .. . some good foam .. . light resin and green leaves .. . easy going mouth .. . nice stuff but honestly nothing dimensional .. . . yes! a maggi-oop!!

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Better than average (man have I said that way too many times) and hoppy, like hop juice, like one kind of hop juice, maybe two, maybe a hinter of ginger, though floral hops is the predominant flavor. Enough to make you go a little numb, but not many layers of flavor.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I really love these wet hop beers, great mix of earth and citrus resin that makes this easy to drink and darn tasty. The hops are very west coast in this one, I was a fan of that. Cant agree with the review comparing it to surley wet though, not quite that good but certainly reminiscent.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    I didn't think any fresh-hop beer could beat out Surly Wet but this one came out on top this year. Beautiful citrus and floral hop aroma with the citrusy hops dominating the taste but not in a palate-wrecking way. A perfectly constructed IPA but must be enjoyed fresh.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle from Max Lagers in Atlanta. Beautiful golden yellow pour into the Founders snifter. Nice floral citrus bouquet. Amazing flavor profile. Floral and citrus hops, tart fruit maltiness. Really bitter and assertive. Truly great beer. Wow.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Yes I love IPA's. Was this a really amazing one...no not really. In fact I found it a bit off kilter. Decent orangeish copper colour with a large fluffy white head. Aroma was decently hopped but a little stale in some parts. Overall the taste was fairly peaceful and satisfying but someting old about it.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a cloudy hazy golden color ale with a huge white foamy head with perfect retention and no lacing. Aroma of bitter and citrus hops with some interesting floral notes. Taste is a mix between some floral hops notes with a bitter and citrus finish with some malt presence. Full body with limited filtration and good carbonation. Another fine ale from a brewer who consistently amaze me.

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