Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
3.96/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a clear medium golden with peach hues and a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer, leaving modest lacing.
Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass form the initial aroma. Dank cannabis and onion surface later, accompanying slight caramel sweetness.
Flavor follows suit, with grapefruit underlying the entire profile, tart at first, then pithy at the slightly bitter finish. Onion, pine, and resin mingle with bready malt to form the backbone. There's a toasted character at the finish. It's a little lacking in malt flavor, giving a slightly watery perception.
Body is moderate to slightly light, with carbonation a touch on the high side, slight astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.
Very good hop character in both flavor and aroma. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Possibly a little too complex to truly be an all day drinking beer for me, but I enjoyed the flavoring and aroma hop profiles. A little more malt character, and it'd be excellent.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 02:16:37 | More by barczar
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3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Single can from a friend, no apparent date code. Poured into an All Day IPA pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden body with an inch of soapy, white head. The head hangs around for a few minutes, but eventually recedes to a wispy cap, leaving no lacing as I drink. It looks like a decent, but not spectacular, IPA.
S: Opening the can releases quite the burst of aroma; in the glass, I get an ample display of citrusy hops and fairly strong grain scent. Not bad at all for such a "small" beer.
T: A bit of citrusy hops, some more generic hop bitterness, and a lot of grain. Finishes with an interplay of hop bitterness and malt sweetness, though as the beer warms more of a lingering grainy bitterness shows up. On the whole, the flavor is good, but I don't see myself drinking this "all day."
M: Medium-bodied, with a grainy mouthfeel. I wasn't expecting much, and it delivers.
O: As an IPA, this would be a one-time beer for me. As a "Session IPA," it really does manage to hit all the notes while keeping the ABV low.
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 21:09:19 | More by Craigory
4.83/5 rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is an amazing beer. Something that you can truly drink ALL DAY! Hmmm, wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the beer?
Great golden color and very clear. Small inch head that dissipates quickly with mild lacing. Probably one of the reason I enjoyed drinking this beer so much was from the mouthfeel. It was so smooth and light.
It is not an overpowering hoppy IPA, but still has a great hop taste. Minimally bitter. And can be enjoyed ALL DAY as it is a session beer.
Overall: I loved it and would drink it as a go to daily beer. In fact, I might just do that with St. Patrick's Day coming up in Savannah, Georgia in a week!
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 00:43:28 | More by RavenForBeer
4.5/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- Dark yellow/light orange with a thin head that doesn't lace.
S- Tropical fruit, Citrus, Pine, Funk, and fresh apple aromas. It smells clean and refreshing.
T- Slightly sweet upfront with a burst of tropical fruit. Citrus and pine make an appearance in the middle followed by a mellow bitter finish.
M- Medium-light bodied with low carbonation. It is also slick on the tongue.
O- A very tastey and refreshing beer. It's the perfect beer when you're craving flavor but not an abundance of bitterness or alcohol.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 00:26:10 | More by y2jrock60
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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