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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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87
very good

4,940 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,940
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 711 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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Reviews by Pahn:
Photo of Pahn
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Bottled 2 weeks ago.

Appearance: Fluffy 2 inch white head, slow dissipation. Not much lacing, but a nice glowing orange.

Smell: Piny and herbal with just a bit of citrus. Aroma burst when first poured is very impressive, but it gets toned down a bit quickly. Very nice overall.

Taste: Nice Simcoe-y weed flavor up front along with some bitter pine. Citrus only a highlight. No malt backbone, which is a flaw for me. I like the crisp, refreshing cleanliness of the flavor, but come on Founders: you guys make world class malt profiles in pale ales, give me some of that here.

Satisfying beer regardless. Delivers enough hop punch, though I suppose even that could be turned up. It gets about 80% of the way there to "All the flavor of an American IPA with less alcohol," both in terms of flavor and in terms of low alcohol. Whether the conceit of the beer succeeds or not, though, this is good hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, light-bodied. Spot on carbonation. It's maybe too light, but very nicely dry (the problem with the lightness is that you feel like there's a flavor punch coming, and you're left thinking, "where did it go?" Needs a bit more body to fight that in my opinion).

Overall: Good beer. Not outstanding by any means, but really nice, clean hop flavor in a perfect-for-hot-weather package. For the flavor, I'd like it to be even lower alcohol, but not every beer needs to be perfect.

I guess the syntax of most of my sentences in this review tells most of the story: I like the beer, but--you can't get far with praising (or criticizing) this beer without saying 'but'. Let me just say that I don't regret picking up an entire 6 pack and leave it at that.

Pahn, Aug 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have a special fondness like alot of people do for this GR brewery.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with almost no head to speak of,I gotta say alittle unhappy with the pour.Tropical fruit-like hop aromas along with grass to give the hops more punch,a lightly sweet malt base underneath,nice hop complexity.Tangerine hops dominate the palate with mild caramel sweetness and toasted cereal grains underneath the good hop profile.Yeah this is a great American style session ale with its big hop presence,Iam gonna buy a few six packs before grillin season.

oberon, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mojohawk21, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DanGeo, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Turbo, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The color is a hazy amber/copper mixture, along the lines of what you'd expect for an American IPA. Minimal head and minimal lacing left on the glass. Smells very earthy, even more so than many full-on IPAs. Heavy on the hops and very piney, full of oils and resins. Tons of citrus on the nose also, especially as it warms up, mainly grapefruit and pineapple. The taste follows right along with a heavy dose of pine, hops, and dank resins, balanced superbly by the citrus flavors of the grapefruit and pineapple. Slight warmth, which is funny considering the low ABV. Carbonation is nice and provides a good bite. The aftertaste is slightly woody and definitely bitter.

My only main complaint is that the beer tastes a bit "watery" at times, but nonetheless, is still packed with flavor for a 4.7% ABV beer. This is definitely something I could drink all day.

tectactoe, Sep 25, 2012
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t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a light haze.

S: A strong citrus hop aroma with some pineapple, tropical fruit notes. There is a moderate amount of a herbaceous, grassiness from dry hopping and just a slight bit of malt sweetness.

T: This is a great hop delivery device, with strong citrus and tropical fruit flavored hops and a moderately-strong hops bitterness. The isn't much in the way of malt, just a light clean sweetness. The balance is bitter with a dry finish.

O: A great take in a lower abv IPA which highlights the hops even more than a maltier strong beer would.

MadScientist, Mar 08, 2013
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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,940 ratings.