Thursday, November 17, 2016

Founders Harvest Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20ChadPolenz (1715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Huge citrus/tropical fruits (akin to a juice concentrate). Grassy/herbal aroma is quite prominent as well. No distinct malt scent. No alcohol. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Almost glowing shade of amber/pale orange. Slightly hazy; steady CO2. Moderate white froth; much lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: High American hop flavor and bitterness. Taste is predominately citrus/tropical along with a grassy/spicy sensation throughout the second half. Flavor is akin to juice but without the sweetness. Malt base is nondescript pale malt; very subtle toasty flavor. No alcohol presence. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied; medium-high carbonation. Hops linger for a bitter but pleasant aftertaste. Texture is quite smooth. Minor alcohol warmth is tolerable. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Delicious, highly drinkable, and commendable considering it?s mass produced and uses wet hops. 10/10


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