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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

5,723 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,723
Reviews: 812
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 201
Gots: 1,292 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Ratings: 5,723 | Reviews: 812
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gfreddy1983
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

My everyday beer

Photo of TheCobbgoblin
5/5  rDev +29.5%

It's the one of the few IPAs that I can drink honestly, everyday. Drinkable, super drinkable. Loads of flavor, lots of citrus little pine. Amarillo and Centennial hops, they are the ticket

Photo of Tsull123
5/5  rDev +29.5%

It's so effing drinkable. Goes down smoother than a MillCoorWeiser, with a shit ton of flavor. A++ Founders.

Photo of kellyej
3.9/5  rDev +1%

All Day pours a light gold/hay/amber color with very little head. The nose has a nice balance of floral and pine hop aromas matched by a light, crisp mouthfeel. This beer is super balanced and sessionable, perfect for spending a summer day outside.

Photo of RudyMcCrafferty45
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

hop nectar

Photo of zeronumber
4/5  rDev +3.6%

yum yummy yum. better than most IPAs and all the flavor of the hard hitting Higher ABV ales.
pairs wildly with pizza ala pepperoni.

the price is nice. i like and you will like too, if you prefer India Pale Ales. Take comfort!

Photo of bjuno89
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Solid all around beer

Photo of YeahRightt
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Nice hazy golden color with a quickly dissipating head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: The smell is light and hard to distinguish. I suppose its a result of its low ABV and light body, but what little smell there is, is pleasant. Citrus with light hops. Melon and orange come through. Very light and refreshing.

Taste: Hops peak and fall quickly, leaving citrus throughout the entire sip. Alcohol is nonexistant, obviously, which is welcome with its light and refreshing nature. IPA style is present without having to go to the nth degree with its typical features. Extremely tasty. Can't wait to sip this at a BBQ or while camping during the summer. I want to see how it will hold up as it gets warm in the heat of outdoor activity, which might effect its taste (particularly in the can). This will likely be avoided considering the fact that it is drinkable and goes fast.

Feel: Very thin, but fits with the session style and taste of the brew. Salivation from the small hop hit and citrus keeps it from being TOO thin. Good.

Overall: Easily the best session IPA i've ever heard. No reason to ever drink a bud light again with this beer. Easily worth the extra money for a 15 pack as opposed to a 12er for 18 for little difference in price. Glad I found it.

Photo of Csikic93
4.87/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best session ipa in my opinion. Fruity and hoppy on the nose but smooth taste.

Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured Vigoursly into a plain pint glass, awesome carbonation, tons of bubbles rising from the sides and bottom. Has a gorgeous golden blonde color, pretty clear, no sediment floating around. Leaves a nice inch and a half white head with some decent size bubbles. I love the label on this beer, it pretty much it explains the beer to a T. Old station wagon headed to the beach. a 4.7% ipa that tastes like its from Cali.

S - Has a strong west coast aroma, lots of citrus, pine, and floral hop characters with little to no malt aroma at all.

T - No way is this under 5% abv. The hop profile strongly resembles Double Trouble, only thing missing is the strong alcohol taste that double trouble leaves behind. This is much cleaner, and has no alcohol taste. It leaves a refreshing crisp taste. A lot of reviews I've read about this on here mentions a metallic taste but I didn't notice any from the bottle.

M - Wonderful! Very crisp, clean carbonation that is extremely refreshing. If there's a beer out there that makes your mouth water, its this. Obviously since it's only 4.7% there is no warm alcohol feel. A very light viscosity adds to the overall drinkablity of this beer.

O - The name of this beer describes it perfectly. This is exactly what i'm looking for in a session beer. Lots of flavor refreshing mouthfeel and low abv. I could drink a whole six of this while playing a round of golf or fishing with no problem. For your next poker night be sure to grab a six pack of this.

Photo of indianabeerman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

great fall back beer. when i want to realign my taste buds this it

Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Never poured it out of the can. Smells super piney. Tastes just the same. Just a touch of bitter. So easy to drink. Exactly what it says it is. I could drink these all day at the beach. I might even be able to talk some of my cheap beer drinking friends to try this. Wow an IPA that is not over the top and is ok with itself.

Photo of snitsky
4.94/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Okay I am not a huge fan of IPA beers. Most I don't like but this Founders All Day IPA is good. It has a bitter taste like all IPA's but its not super bitter like most are. It has a light body, even though it isn't a light beer, and is average in beer calories so its very easy to drink. I don't like how you get a choice of both bottles and cans. It kind made me skeptical at first since it was offered in a can but every Founders beer I had so far was good. The cost was decent at $18 for a 15 pack of cans. Bottom line if I want an IPA this will be my first choice.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Nice, clear orange-amber color, with a moderate white head, quick to fade, and some lacing.

S - A traditional IPA nose of grass, pine, and citrus.

T - Follows the nose, with lemon and orange, and a sweet malt element of burnt sugars and a bit of cracker in the background, fading to a mild bittering line that lasts.

M - The bitterness is moderate, but it sticks around. Some drying, but nothing too aggressive.

O - This is a good IPA that happens to be sessionable. That is rare in the session IPA sphere. Add to it that All Day is a reasonably priced offering from Founders, and you get a rock solid brew.

Photo of yarnbomb
4/5  rDev +3.6%

When fresh and out of a can, this beer is addictive. The can is empty before I know it. I truly love it when it's on point. The problem is that you never know if it will be great or mediocre til you buy it.

Photo of meulenbier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

This is a very drinkable beer. It is the light version of Founder's Centennial. It has a light hoppy presence, just enough to keep it interesting. There is also some malt behind. This beer is just not outstanding in any way, however with its lower alcohol content that you can drink all day....

Photo of Mscell22
4.87/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great Session IPA, awesome in the summer time

Photo of barrymelroze
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my go to beer and one that got me into the realm of IPAS.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For someone who isn't a fan of IPA's, this was a contradiction. Light body but still plenty of hopp flavor. Goes down smooth to allow more consumption

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I could drink a million of these at a baseball game. I mean for a 4.7abv beer its going to be watery. I find nothing wrong with this brew. This reminds me of Victory’s Headwaters, but the aroma is slightly better though. Citrus, resin, herbal tea, can’t go wrong. Perfect summer beer. Recommended.

Photo of jmalina121
2.62/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a cloudy, yellow amber color with earthy/soil aromas. The hops are slightly overwhelming with a strong bitter finish.

Photo of claudialeshok
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is pale and hoppy but light at the same time. It is somewhat cloudy and has a yellow color. I am not really a fan of IPA but it was a good one for someone new to IPA.

Photo of tyler710
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

the bud light of IPAs

Photo of mokeefe11
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

The standard setter for session IPA's

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,723 ratings.