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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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87
very good

5,152 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,152
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 147
Gots: 793 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Mugged89, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Agold
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed All Day IPA on tap at the Map Room. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a bright yellow with about an inch of nice white head. The aroma was strong citrus hops, mostly grapefruit. It had a strong heavy enjoyable aroma for a beer of its size. The taste was very citrus hoppy as well. There is a little bit of resiney hops, but not much at all, leaving for a very drinkable and approachable delicious IPA. The mouthfeel was medium light with good carbonation. This is generally what I am looking for out of an IPA. Overall a very good beer. It is well brewed and outstanding, especially for such a low ABV brew. Good work founders on another hit.

Agold, May 11, 2011
Photo of mpolewan
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

mpolewan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of wizmasta
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

wizmasta, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Wkgabrie
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Wkgabrie, Thursday at 07:31 PM
Photo of mattcrill
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Soft orange blossom and honey notes. Candied oranges and moderate fruity esters (pear, fresh melon) are at the forefront.

Appearance: Amber pour with golden edging. Low white head that doesn't retain well.

Flavor: Firm earthy bitterness up front followed by orange rind and some lemon fruit flavor. Balance is firmly bitter and finish is bone dry. No malt flavors to speak of. The hops really shine.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and moderately high carbonation. Just a touch of hop-derived astringency.

Overall impression: Delivers as advertised. Nice approachable hoppy beer that you can enjoy a couple pints of. Highly recommended.

mattcrill, Feb 19, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

rbrandt22, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of peabody
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out really bubbly and clear with a slight yellow tint. Two fingers of white suds adorn the glass. Not a lot of lacing.
Smell is piney hops and wonderful grapefruit hints with just a tad of malt sugar.
Taste is a slight pine tar with lemon peel and grapefruit rind. Quaffable as all get out.
Mouthfeel is very clean and not sticky at all. However there is a black pine bitterness that lingers in the palate for quite some time.
Overall this is a great beer. Great for lawn mowing. Great for frisbee golf. Great for fishing. Just great.

peabody, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of CHickman
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

CHickman, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly straw color with some haze, with thick head of white creamy foam. Nose is delightfully aromatic with loads of herbal, grassy hop notes with some pine & citrus. Palate is surprisingly light to medium bodied, noticeably drinkable right away, yet follows through nicely with a good full flavored balance of herbal hops, citrus tang, and light cracker-like malt. Good drinkability, refreshing, yet flavorful.

yemenmocha, May 06, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers.

jjboesen, Nov 18, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have this for breakfast, most work-weeks long. It's either this or some ridiculous Double IPA that makes me want to remove my intestinal tract around lunch-time... for whatever reason [not liking most piss mainstream 'beer'], this light, crisp refreshing brew is suitable for every hour, day.

Something about the sharp, cheap punch combines with possibly a de¢ent, hippity of hop-like spurt. Without punching you in the face.

The artwork, PERFECT; some beat-down, wood-paneled station wagon meandering down this perfectly-manicured suburban [dirt?] road. To nowhere. From nowhere. Just sipping away, all day, this beer.

And then, Monday morning comes around, zero miles padelled, we'll fret. [6]

C_Reid_S, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of lindsaylandeen
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had All Day in a bottle and on tap. It has a sunset color to it and the aroma is fantastic. I'm not much of an IPA drinker but what I have realized is the IPA i do like are more floral. This is one of them. I had it on tap and now I have picked it up for "all day" events time and time again. Great IPA!

lindsaylandeen, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Growlerguzzler
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow. A nice resiny, hoppy, piney drink.15 cans for under $20?!? How can that be beat?
This will be a staple of my summer BBQ parties. A great tasting, low abv beer at a nice price? Who needs corona?

Well done, Founders! You've produced just about the perfect summer beer for people who like good beer. Taste, drinkability and price! Bravo!

Growlerguzzler, Apr 24, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at KBS day 2011. Served in a 16oz nonic.

A- Golden straw color with finger of white head. Head dissipates into light lacing. No lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation. Nice to see an IPA with a lighter color.

S- Strong bright citrus hop is the prominent smell. Has some piney qualities that come through with a sweet malt backbone. All three compliment each other well.

T- Sweet fresh grapefruit flavor hits at the start. Quite bitter, but balanced out with a piney grass flavor. Some toasted malt, balances out for a smooth flavor.

M- Light body with good carbonation for an IPA. Lingering bitterness accompanied with sweet flavor on the cheeks.

D- A very drinkable IPA. A low abv of 4.8%, makes this a joy in the IPA category. I was told that Founders is in the process of bottling it, and if it is the right price, I just found myself a perfect summer beer.

betsona, Mar 13, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at Winking Lizard. This was their glass of the month selection.

Poured a clear, light golden. A thin, off-white head clung a bit. Smell was hops superlative; bubble-gum, pine, pineapple (very tropical-smelling). Taste echoed the smell very nicely, with grapefruit and fresh-cut grass coming to the forefront. The malt body is very mild on this beer - mostly it tastes like a dry-hopped, light pale ale. Mouthfeel is very nice, lots of carbonation, yet smooth. Once again, I tasted it as light on the malts, but seemed suitable for what the beer was. Reminded me in spirit to Stone's Levitation Ale, but the dry-hop was much more successful, imo. Super easy to drink, and a darn enjoyable beer that appealed to the hop-head side of me.

sixerofelixir, Feb 06, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised...in a good way!

Looks like an orange colored American IPA. Pleasant pale ale smell, with expected citrus and piney goodness. Great bitter flavor. Slick yet bitey mouthfeel. Is it the best IPA out there...no. But 4.7%?!?!? Given the diminutive caloric hit, and a smaller liver jab than a pair of Tylenol, this beer is awesome!!! My new default IPA in the fridge. Did I say awesome?

datalager, May 16, 2013
Photo of DannyDan
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a dark yellow hue with little lacing and not much retention.
S. The aroma consists of citrus, floral and pine from the hops.
T. The taste I get in this beer is some citrus and floral hops, but I mostly taste pine throughout the beer and get a mix of pine and citrus in the aftertaste.
M. A nice easy to drink IPA that has a smooth consistency to it.
O. A very nice IPA to enjoy when you feel like something that tastes very good, but is lower in alcohol than most IPAs.

DannyDan, Apr 08, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice gold, hazy orange hue with a 2nice finger initial that settles to a full silky lacing that coats the glass. When I inhale this beer, I get a full blast of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, more citrus, hops and some underlying malt. This is a really nice tasting brew and could easily become my 'everyday' beer if I had one! Right upfront I taste citrus (pineapple, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, and either apple, or watermelon); hops (not overpowering, actually blended perfectly), some pine, and a slightly herby flavor that gives way to short ending of toasted malts and fresh grass, a little dryness to at the end. Very well balanced beer, as always from Founders never disappointed. Alcohol is well hidden, has a nice medium mouthfeel with a quick crisp, dry finish that leaves your pallet wanting more!

Cheers!

ryantho00, Mar 06, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Mostly clear, just slightly hazy. Dark golden. Pretty much perfect color for an IPA, would have preferred a shade lighter and a little hazier. Carbonation very low, almost absent.
S: Nice combination of citrus, pine, grapefruit, orange. If I had to guess I'd think Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial. Very nice. Super clean, very fresh.
T: An IPA all the way, but very clean and noticably absent malt character. More of the same flavor: grapefruit, pine, light citrus. Super clean. Bitter definitely. This is not a a pale ale - it is most definitely an IPA. Maybe just a bit grapey. Really no malt character to speak of, but I can't complain. THe very smooth yeast character makes this sessionable, as advertised. I think they hit on exactly what they were going for here. The bitterness may make it just a little less sessionable, but again, minor complaint. Very nice job.
M: A medium-light to medium mouthfeel. There is some body here. This makes the beer certainly an IPA. If it were lighter it would be more sessionable, but then it wouldn't be an IPA. I like it.
O: This is the standard by which "session IPAs" should be judged. I've had others and they really aren't close. This beer makes me think a bit. Which I like. Another hit from Founders.

mattbk, Aug 14, 2013
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4.17/5  rDev +8%

Gparadis, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of denver10
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a yellow tint and an off white head. Aroma provides a nice hit of some hop oils, citrus, and pine with a touch of toast as well. Flavor follows suit. A light, crisp, mouthfeel. Overall, hands down the best session IPA I have discovered and one of my favorite IPA's of any strength too. I have never been into session IPA's in the past, finding the label "hop water" generally quite accurate, but Founders found a way to not have make any sacrifices in the malt department to brew this beer. Fantastic stuff.

denver10, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic Summer IPA! Founders has done a great job of putting together a great tasting, aromatic, low ABV IPA, perfect for a Summer afternoon! I love this beer and will seek it out in the future when looking for a refreshing beer to have on a hot day!

DenverHopHead, Jun 10, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

JC333, Aug 17, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

SeanaldDriver, Oct 03, 2014
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,152 ratings.