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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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87
very good

825 Reviews
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Reviews: 825
Hads: 6,393
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 224
Gots: 1,851 | FT: 12
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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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Photo of Spider889
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Marketed as "Endurance Ale" at the time I tried this.

On tap at Winking Lizard. Opted not to pay the extra buck to keep the ugly glass they were offering.

Pale golden color, crystal clear, small white ring of large bubbles. No lace.

Smells sweet, citrusy grapefruit, lemon, cracked peppercorns.

The taste is mostly bitter pine, it really reminded me of Stone IPA. Dry rough finish on the palate.

Very drinkable, as intended, but also very boring. I am really not too pleased with the mild/session beer fad that's erupting this year. I have yet to taste a good beer brewed with this intent lately. Give me something with good flavor or at least keep the mediocrity in Michigan.

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Photo of JayQue
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have had better IPAs but none that were this low alcohol/sessionable. This beer brings big flavor with an easy swilling alcohol profile. This one should be in cans!!!

Pours a hazy golden amber color with an average size white head and head retention. Leaves some lacing.

Good hoppy smell, mostly citrus but some piney as well.

Taste is good. Very hoppy, mostly citrus, the tangerine reminds me of Legend DIPA (2011....the 2012 stinks!!!)

Mouthfeel is a hair thin, but what do you expect for under 5.00%

This is a good sessionable beer. I will be buying more this summer.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear copper color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of pine, melon, tangerine, and flowers. Where the aroma is vibrant and juicy, the taste is subdued and short-lived. There is a flash of fruith hops, but it vanishes as quickly as it is noticed. It is pleasant when it is there, however, which only adds to the disappointment of its early disappearance. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a thinnish texture, and a bone dry texture. All of which I appreciate in a session beer. Overall, this is a nice beer. I would like the flavor to stick around a few seconds more, but it is still good nonetheless.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep golden color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a small ring on the top. Smells of citrus pine and earth with a hint of bready malt that barely shows itself. The flavor is fruity, juicy, citrus and pine with a hint of bready malt to make you believe there is actually some malt in there. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Great light easy drinking ipa, If I thought my wife would let me get away with it I could drink these all day.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw, not much volume to its white head, and the little that is produced doesn't stick around- which doesn't matter much, considering I usually drink this one straight from the can. Smells is pungent, lots of tropical citrus, followed by dank earthiness, with a hint of pine. Flavor, too, is citrus based, lively, grapefruit and tangerine, pine finish, some malt thrown in throughout, with bitterness prevailing at the end. Very, very flavorful. Overly carbonated to the point of being like soda, but light bodied and easy drinking- perfect for a session beer.
This is a great idea- very solid IPA sold in lightweight can 15-packs for a reasonable price. Elegant brilliance. As for the beer itself, the emphasis on the fruit is to my liking, but varied and with enough pine and malt to be a balanced multi-note beer. Refreshing to the maximum, quaffable, tasty, and affordable. Sign me up.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from bottle to glass with a light amber or maybe copper color. Head is about medium thick and dissipates pretty quickly.

Odor is very floral. A long of light floral as well as some green notes.
Taste is very nice. Feel is smooth and clean. Taste is of hops first obviously. Some citrus as well. Does not end with a lot of bitterness and leaves you wanting more.
Overall and very nice IPA. I like it less than centennial, but that is a high standard in my book.

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Photo of wedge
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 12/26/11

Yellow gold with a bit of haze to it and a small, sticky pure white covering of a head. Mild sweet orange hop aroma - a light, but quality blend of floral, citrus, and pine. The flavor is again mild, but still showcases a nice selection of hops...fresh grass, pine, zesty citrus all over a bed of grain. Light bodied with a medium bitterness and finishing dry. Yeah, I could drink several of these. Hoppy pale ale? Light IPA? Whatever...tasty stuff!

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “BOTTLED” date printed on the neck is “02/16/13.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is pale copper. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head left an even skim.

Smell: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, cara cara orange, mango, and floral hops. There is also a hint of dirty socks. I do not know what it is; perhaps just the way the smells intermingle.

Taste: Pretty thin mouthfeel, and the citrus and fruit do not stand out as much as they do in the aroma until the beer warms considerably. When that happens, the flavor mostly mirrors the smell with grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, and exotic fruits. A floral hop bitterness commands each sip.

Drinkability: This is decent and drinkable — especially, I would assume, while outdoors. It is not overpowering, but it does offer good flavor without being overly heavy or boozy.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed copper coloring with a thin, low profile white head that quickly disappears. The nose is very fresh hop forward, with a steady dose of bitterness and resin, with an underlying sweetness of citrus fruit and caramel to balance. Flavors are much lighter than the nose would hint at. Rich caramel and tart grapefruit on the forward tongue, with a peppery dry hops characteristic immediately following. Peppery and bitter aftertaste, with some resiny properties. Mid-bodied, with a slightly dry, slightly effervescent finish. Very easy to drink, which from the title was what they were going for.

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Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Ba ClockworkOrange for gifting me with a bottle of this. The brew pours a perfectly clear light copper color with a finger of off-white head that fades leaving spots of lace sticking to the glass. Around the edges, the brew is more of a yellowish color. A swirl revives less than a finger back to the surface that is quick to fade.

The aroma is quite enjoyable with a fresh juicy hoppiness. Some tropical qualities mix with a floral aspect, more fruit and rinds. A little zesty, pulp-like, herbal and piney character also is thrown into the mix. The most faint amount of bready grain sits underneath but for the most part the aromatics are all about the hops.

The flavor of this brew is grassy to herbal with a solid focus on hop character without getting too bitter. Some floral notes, zest and bitter pulp to rind character somewhat like oranges and grapefruit. There is a bit of toasty bready grain character lying underneath the hop flavoring.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is light, refreshing and very easy drinking. Session IPA or just hop centric pale ale? Who knows why the focus on session, but it is pretty good. I wouldnt mind throwing back a few of these on a hot day. Thanks again for sharing Jason!

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Photo of JMScowcroft
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Company - Founders All Day IPA - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Pours very pale golden yellow clear with a fizzy head that dissipates almost as quickly as it comes. Minimal lacing. Moderating to heavy carbonation.

Smell - Malty and sweet with pungent floral and citrus hops over it. The aroma is the strong suit of this brew.

Taste - Floral hops blast, very thin and watery besides. Expected a bit more heartiness, flavor, and "oomph" here.

Mouthfeel - Hops rest rather bitter. OK drinkability but did not leave me wanting another, thin but somehow also a little rough on the palette.

Overall - Not the worst, but lacking in many different ways. This brew is definitely defined by the term "one-dimensional". I suppose if I had to give it something good it would be a great alternative to light beer on a hot Summer day.

Edit: 2014 batch has a nice oniony Summit or some other variety hop that I'm digging a hell of a lot more, had to boost this rating to "outstanding"

Please note, this was my first "Session beer" and therefore my review on this may be skewed. I am not particularly fond of the style but I will agree that it IS "sessionable" in the sense of what they designed it to be.

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Photo of argock
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear light amber with 1/2-1 finger of barely off-white tightly bubbled head with decent retention and some scraps of lacing.

S: Solid grapefruit and pine aromas, light melon, and a little lemon twang. The maltiness is noticeably light and I wish there was a little more malt presence in the aroma.

T: The flavor is easy-drinking but decidely hoppy with grapefruit, honeysuckle, floral, and lighter pine flavor with citrus flavors dominating. The maltiness feels light and tastes light with only a mild caramel note. THe bitterness is medium.

M: The feel is light and a little astringent. I think the carbonation is a little too high as well, especially for a lower gravity beer.

O: This is a pretty easy-drinking beer with a great hops presence. I wish the malt flavors were a little more assertive. All in all though it's a really good session beer.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. $9.99 sixpack. Bottled 1/4/12.

Appearance: Clear yellow gold, smallish white head with average retention and lacing.

Smell: Resinous pine and fresh greenery. Sweet and bitter citrus follows.

Taste: Very flavorful hops with a stiff bitterness. Slim malt bill falls short of balancing the bitterness. Fresh cut grass, pine needles, citrus pith. Tasty, but obviously a small beer that is overhopped.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of course, but not watery. The big load of hops adds some resiny mouthfeel in the end.

Overall: Compared to regular IPAs, this feels thin, small, and weak despite the hefty hoppiness. As a session beer for hopheads, its great stuff. Really love the hops aroma/flavor.

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Photo of BBAVUSO21
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is great for what it is. You wont find many session ales with this much flavor. With a nice piney citrus scent, and a slightly hoppy bitterness over your pallet you cant go wrong. Take it wherever your just trying to drink socially and have yourself a time. Cheers (had it in a can so I cant comment on the appearance)

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Photo of zrbeer1579
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange yellow with a two finger fluffy white head. Slight hazy.

Aroma: Mostly apricot and pine. Sightly floral and a touch of grain.

Taste: Similar to smell but mostly apricot with hints of grapefruit and pine. Some grain and malt sweetness. Some malt breadiness. I think I taste some yeast as well.

Mouthfeel: Median-light bodied. A semi dry and light bitterness finish. Carbonation seems just slightly high.

Overall: This is not a terrible beer. It is a sessionable beer with IPA characterics. Easy to drink. I applause Founders for getting this much flavors into a beer under 5% abv.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours golden with a slight orange tinge. Nice fluffy, white head leaves some lace and holds decent retention. Aromas are really pleasant - floral hop, lemon, grapefruit, and some biscuity malt. Tastes are refreshing with fruity hops providing a pungent grapefruit and lemon rind flavor. Some mild malt notes: biscuity and faint caramel. Mouth-feel is thin-to-medium and is bitter, sharp, and dry on the finish with a sharp cheddar aftertaste that is not off-putting. I think it's slightly over-hopped in the bitterness department, but overall I like this for what it is, but I'd rather have it's big brother, Centennial, if I was to choose an IPA from Founders.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues and a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass and a small collar around the edge.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular along with hints of grapefruit. There are also some hints of grassy hops.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bright, citrusy hops and has a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the bright and fresh hop aromas and flavors of this beer. The only drawback is that it's tough to sip and savor these because it is so easy to drink. I would have no problem drinking an entire six pack of this in one sitting.

Note: Bottled on 2/22/13

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent light golden color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. This one smells fantastic. Citrus and floral hops. Sweet orange and grapefruit. Hints of grains. The taste isnt as hoppy as the aroma indicated but there is still a nice amount of floral and citrus hops. Grains as well. Super drinkable with very little alcohol presence. Light and crisp mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. This beer is exactly what it is supposed to be; a flavorful, hoppy low ABV brew. Overall, a perfect beer to have a bunch of in the fridge.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Yellow/amber colored beer with a mild amount of head, lacing, and spots. Not the best looking IPA in the world, but at least it's not ugly.

S - Pine, citrus, some underlying malts. Actually has a nice bit of aroma for something with this low ABV.

T - Taste is pretty nice as well, with good citrus and some resiny pine on top of a malt backbone. Nice hops, with a bittering dry finish.

M - Lighter side of medium with some tongue-poking carbonation, gives it more of an edge.

O - Surprising amount of heft and flavor for a beer with this ABV, great session beer that would go well with food.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours an orange color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A nice dry piney lemon lime citrus. Hints at subtle caramel malt.

(T)- Again, a nice piney citrus and subtle malt profile. Straightforward, but good.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Subtle citrus and caramel malt.

(D)- Its nothing to write home about, but definitely another solid IPA from the midwest.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Very clear, deep gold in color, with lots of visible carbonation and a one finger white head.

S: Big citrus and tropical fruit hops, with some melon/spice, resinous pine, and flowery character as well. Just a hint of light grainy malts in the background.

T: Follows the nose, but the hops take a little of a backseat to the grainy (not quite husky) cracker malts, and the melon/spice hop flavors seem to take over for the fruitiness in the hop profile. Light bitterness in the hang, but this goes down pretty easy.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol presence.

O: Pretty good, and it would be easy to put down a few while working the grill...but there are some other APAs in this ABV/aroma category that I would prefer. Solid beer for the style and I'm glad to have it available on shelves here, but the flavor doesn't quite live up to the really nice aroma.

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Photo of mnrider
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Brown bottle.

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with one finger of bubbly white head. In only a few
seconds this head turns to almost nothing. The lacing is basically nothing.

S: Citrus. Hops. Fresh. Crisp. Cool. Light watermelon. Hops.

T/M: Citrus. Hops. Citrus. Hops. Not strong but still distinct. Small malt bottom. overall
light bodied. Slick with a sharp hoppy feel. The finish is crisp with a linger of citrus hops.

O: For being only 4.7 ABV this beer is quite flavorful and a real stand out. Not a hop bomb,
but has enough to keep me satisfied. Especially if I'm going to session it. I really could
drink this beer All Day long.

Cheers!!!

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Photo of GFM
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in standard pint glass. Slightly hazy golden color that projects a heavier beer than it is; virtually no head, only slight, fleeting lacing, visible carbonation; citrus scent; very dry, the citrus hop profile is the prominent taste, but bitterness from start to finish. Overall: A refreshing beer that beats most low ABV options and probably in the top-tier among session IPAs. Given how much I like Founders' offerings, I was hoping for more. (7.5)

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Photo of flyingpig
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Medium amber with a small, bubbly white head that settles down & holds just a tiny bit smaller than the initial size.

Fresh hops, citrus, pine & mango with apricot notes too. A refreshing and very summery.

Citrus & pine hops with some tropical fruits notes, mainly mango and apricot plus some pineapple too. There is some light grapefruit and plenty of bitterness too.

Light medium with a hoppy, bitter feel. The beer is quite smooth and goes down well in the heat with a crisp, dry finish.

Particularly good in the sun with a smooth and bitter taste that is loaded with citrus and backed up with some tropical fruits. A beer that goes down quite well and made for easy drinking, definitely worth a try.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.