Livendadream (261) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 17, 2017 Onslow (1540) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle from Tiffany’s. Beautiful clear pale brew with modestly dense white head. Fantastic aroma dominated by citrus hops, Taste is solidly malty at the start with just the barest hint of crisp citrus, with hops asserting themselves quickly and lingering on into the finish. This is one helluva fine ale!
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 Btl pours a clear golden orange color with a big fluffy white head that lingers leaving lots of lace on glass. Smells of honey, citrus,pine,tropical fruits and malt.Tastes of tangerines, grapefruit,honey and sweet caramel. Medium body, silky, creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation and a soft bitter finish. This beer has a fresh hop flavor that is not bitter. The malt backbone is not to sweet. Nice creamy texture with no hop harshness. Fantastic easy drinking beer.
Brentv (686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2017
From bottle. Pours a clear orange with a creamy white head that sticks to the glass. Big citrus and tropical fruits aroma. Taste is also fruity, malty but no caramel, a bit boozy. Sweet but with a strong bitterness. Medium full mouthfeel with healthy carbonation. erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Lots of citrus, not too much bitterness, a bit creamy - but overall not much of a stand-out IPA in my opinion natejgood (533) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pours light golden with lots or large bubbles floating toward the top of the glass. Head is small but maintains nicely. Aroma of citrus, honey and hops. It smells good. This beer gives a good pucker at the back sides of the tongue. Smooth in the mouth but lots of carbonation. Slightly bitter, but overall the flavor doesn't live up to the aroma. ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2017
really it's just pure butter with a just a hint of hop bitterness, but strangely relaxin, w very well-hidden alco
Jrwhitney6 (516) - - NOV 8, 2017
Pours from bottle a clear light orange with thin white film. Nose is tropical fruit. Taste is some grapefruit and citrus, with some bitter hops on finish. It’s nothing complex, but the simplicity of this is great - it all comes together and is enjoyable from start to finish.
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UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is piney, grapefruit peel, floral, tropical fruit. Pours slightly hazy orange with a one finger off white head with good retention. Taste is mid level bitter and candy sweet with flavors of tropical fruit, pine. Aroma is better than flavor, but this is still pretty good. ttutony (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2017
Copper color with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of earthy, pine, and resinous hops. A little more hop bitterness on the palate with more of an earthy hop character, maybe a little citrus in there. Lingering bitterness on the finish with a hint of malt sweetness. cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2017
Pours a dark golden. Aromas of dank hops, resin. Quite bitter and resinous for a fresh hop ale. Good beer.. But was hoping for more with the high rating oobawa (1864) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Gave this a 4.3 nine years ago. Times change, palates change, IPAs evolve...Not that Founders Harvest is bad, and I'm sure it did absolutely blow me away when I first tried it in 2008. Now, though, it's a pretty straightforward pre-Craft Boom IPA, citric and bitter but not nearly as aromatic and aggressive as the hop bombs of today, more piney and herbal than fruit forward. (I'm assuming the beer's stayed the same post-San Miguel buyout, but, judging by the erratic quality of the brewery's current offerings, it's entirely possible 2008 Harvest was a different beast altogether.) I enjoy the old-school bitterness, the huge pine-resin back end that lingers forever on the palate, but that's the main thing Harvest brings to the table. Otherwise, it's a well-made, somewhat dull IPA.