Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by CHickman:
4.19/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours crystal clear yellow gold color with a nice 1 finger foamy off white head that was full of small bubbles, which faded kind of quickly, leaving good foamy lacing. More like a pale ale than an IPA in looks, and surprisingly basic looking for a Founders beer.
The hop aromas jump out and smell very fresh up front, with citrus hops, piney hops, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, light caramel, faint toasted grains, biscuit, grassy herbs and mild spices; the smell has some floral hops as well and it’s a really nice, softy hoppy odor.
The flavor is just like the nose, but with a stronger malt presence; the taste is a combo of oily citrus hops, toasted grains, biscuit, piney hops/pine cone, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, light caramel, grass, herbs and mild spices like pepper and tea leaf. After a few sips it seems like the hops wear off and graham cracker or a little brown sugar come out for just enough grainy/sweet balance to make this incredibly easy to drink. Not a strong punchy, traditional IPA, especially compared to some of the other Founders hop-bombs, but this got the job done as a remarkable session beer.
It is very refreshing, light and crisp, with tight, fizzy carbonation, a very light body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that was just as much grain as it was hop. Could be the lightest feeling IPA that I’ve ever had, and I could drink the whole 6 pack in a sitting with no problem.
Overall a great beer that was too easy to drink; named perfectly, this is a definite session beer, however the only drawback is that it is lighter than expected as far as the flavor so that is the trade off. Either way, I’m glad this beer is available in NY now.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 02:48:14 | More by CHickman
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3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a tulip glass. THis is the third one I've had today.
A: Translucent rust body with a two finger soapy bone colored head. Head went down quickly to a cap leaving good lacing.
S: Grapefruit and pine, along with some floral and citrus scents.
T: Slightly bitter some hopes are present in the taste.
M: Proper carbonation body while a bit thin for the style is thicker then many beers for the ABV
O Its a good IPA, I like that is session able however Its too expensive for what it is. Also its got a fair amount of body so while consumption is easier then most IPAs its harder then your average AAL, this makes it a bit more work to catch a buzz, although this could be seen as a positive for some I suppose.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 20:49:41 | More by watermelon
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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