Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by kojevergas:
3.48/5 rDev -9.8%
Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Reviewed from notes taken in March. Expections were high given the brewery and this beer's reputation.
A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad (~1 minute) retention, decent cream, and fair thickness. Body colour is a clear rich pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style. I'm excited to try it.
Sm: Pale malts, muted fruit. Incredibly light; I hardly get anything. No yeast or alcohol comes through.
T: Floral hops, light nectary character. Pale malts. Bright fruit. Refreshing. Little bitterness here. It's pretty balanced. I like it. Fair complexity. Decent depth of flavour.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Suits the flavour well.
Dr: Quite drinkable, but nowhere near as much as many have claimed. I'd buy it by the 6er, but it's not exceptional. Just a sessionable, enjoyable IPA.
09/25/13: I picked up a 6-pack earlier tonight and thought I'd include some more in-depth notes:
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label art and branded pressure cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live.
Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.
A: No bubble show forms as I pour.
Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes - though the low ABV makes this less of a feat.
Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Transparent/translucent.
No obvious flaws. Not unique or special.
04-04-2013 20:48:09 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
02-10-2012 22:44:30 | More by oberon
4.01/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
09-25-2012 19:32:53 | More by tectactoe
4.26/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
03-08-2013 18:58:52 | More by MadScientist
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
In a pint glass this beer was gold in color. It had a medium-sized white head, and there was a fair amount of lace.
Aroma nice, but a little lacking. Faint citrus and some sweet malt.
Improvement in the taste. The citrus came through more, as grapefruit, orange, and lime. Some biscuit in the background.
Nicely hopped. Definitely an all-day beer.
03-13-2013 21:57:38 | More by lordofthewiens
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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