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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

4,273 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,273
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 125
Gots: 437 | 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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tubeyes

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hazy orange, min head, nice lace.
S lots of piney oily citrus hops.
T lots of citrus pine hops, strong hop oil, planty greatness with some grapefruit tart in there somewhere.
M great smooth drink, excellent carbonation, nice hoppy aftertaste.
O fantastic brew, thoroughly impressed by this glory of an IPA

Had on tap at OSDH in Denton, from beer journal 4/19/13.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 23:01:22 | More by tubeyes
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denver10

Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 00:08:01 | More by denver10
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a bright vivid light golden yellow. light fluffy white head. little lacing but nice retention.

grapefruit, tons of grapefruit. nice light sweetness.

this is very hoppy and very citrus forward. this is hard to describe. i found this very one dimensional in terms of flavor. massive grapefruit from the hops. nice light grapefruit bitterness with a light sweetness. a bit dry in the finish.

very light, like massively light body. crazy easy to drink

this was amazing, i loved every sip. with the uber low ABV and stupid amount of hops, this is the jam and then some.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 02:36:48 | More by hooliganlife
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into an IPA glass.

I am very conflicted in writing this review... difficult to draw a fair comparison. If you compare it to a high level IPA with a ~7% ABV (think Sculpin), it is easily overshadowed; however, in my opinion, that is not its intended niche. It may be the perfect tailgating (JKH shoutout) or fishing beer. In other words, you want to buy this beer if you are looking to drink many beers over an extended period, and maybe even crush a few cans in the parking lot. In that case, it's hard to a find a more perfect beer.

A - Amber in color. Very clear. No sediment. Appears to have moderate to light carbonation, but mouth feel says otherwise. No lacing.

S - Very fragrant. Hint of watermelon, lemon and kiwi.

T - Tart watermelon, kiwi, lime, and lemon. Nice light bitter finish.

M - Clean and crisp and lightly bodied. Despite appearance, feels like it is highly carbonated.

O - I couldn't help but grade it on the same criteria I graded other beers which is probably unfair. I am sure it will be a middle-of-the-pack beer in my reviewed list, but it deserves better, and in certain scenarios, it is a go-to beer.

Serving type: can

10-04-2013 02:07:31 | More by Duane_Opfer
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled 04/12/13.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient sudsy lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma that's just as citrusy as it is sweet. Oh man, that smells so good. All pine, grass and brown sugar. Barely any alcohol detected.

T- The taste tries to live up to the aroma but doesn't quite make it. There's more biscuity malt found along with the grassy hops but it makes for a good balancing act. The bitterness is not as high as expected. There are actually small notes of butter that complement the overall sweetness of the brew. Good hop burps.

M- Slightly sharp and semi-oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- So much better than Lagunitas Daytime, especially in the aroma department.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 23:19:48 | More by Immortale25
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BB1313

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/4/12. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a classic gold, nice fluffy white head which eventually fades with nice lacing and retention. Smells great, lots of fruity dank hops. I'm picking up lots of pungent juicy ripe grapefruit and mango. Smells just as good or better than alot of great IPAs.. I could just imagine how good it smelled over a month ago. The flavors are nice, just dialed down a tad and somewhat fall flat, especially compared to the nose, but it's still really tasty. More fruity citrus, not too much pine. No malt. Reminiscent of a "westcoast" style IPA. Mouthfeel is nice, light carbonation, it's just the body is a little thin and weak, but that was expected. Alcohol is obviously unnoticeable and this truly is an all day IPA.. they named this one appropriately. Very refreshing..

Really nice beer here from Founders. Great aromas and flavors for such a small beer.. well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 20:19:42 | More by BB1313
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a .3 bar glass. No fresh date seen on bottle.

A-Nice clarified orange/copper color. Left half a fingers width of off white head. Leaves nice lacing.

S-Great aromatics in this beer. Nose smells really fresh with floral and citrus notes. Grapefruit, peach, fresh orange peel. Extremely inviting aroma.

T-Taste well balanced with the malt bill but leaves the mouth with a mildly sweet and bittering finish. Citrus notes throughout the palette. Pick up some of those light crystal malts that balance out the beer.

M-A little thin and viscous on the tongue. Medium/high carbonation level. Finishes sweet and bitter.

O-Great beer overall. Highly drinkable and with a 4.7% abv can drink this beer all day long. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 04:54:52 | More by mikem0487
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I need this in my life. summer beer is usually so boring in the name of sessionability, and steers away from the hops I love. this one does not. its bright golden and clear with an inch or so of white head. the nose is gorgeous cut grass and citra hops, or something similarly fruity, with big grapefruit notes and a touch of lemon peel. the flavor is the same, lighter malt body, big bold hop flavor that avoids being overly bitter, but packs in just a ton of fresh hop flavor. it really in a brilliant brew, and the 4.7% is just about right, as the name suggests, for all day drinking. perfectly carbonated with aggressive bubbles, light but not watery on the body, and clean and refreshing in the finish. it wouldn't be quite sturdy enough for me during colder months, but this time of year I can think of very few beers I would rather get into. I like it ice cold right from the bottle the best, preferably on the boat. a beer drinkers summer beer. my mouth waters for this when its fresh and freezing, and there is nothing better on the golf course.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 14:37:18 | More by StonedTrippin
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n2185

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear honey with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: loads of citrus here. Pineapple and grapefruit with some pine notes as well. Smells amazing, especially for such a low abv beer.

T: lots of grapefruit and pine with some pineapple and grassy notes as well. Nice and earthy.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, dry, and clean. Quite drinkable for such a hoppy beer.

O: a great IPA, especially with such a low abv. I could definitely drink these all day.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 00:27:06 | More by n2185
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, gloomy honeyed hue. Head is a thin, bleached coat of fizz. Head leaves squiggles of lacing.

S-Aromatic. Citrus flesh and grass with lighter piney notes. Spicy and florally hopped as well. Sturdy base malt that reminds me of a sugared popover. Exciting.

T-Spicy tangerine flesh wrapped in flower petals. Those hoppy flavors fold into some moderately sappy pine then finish with a longwinded grassy note. All the while the wet biscuit-dough and cracker keep everything in check. The bitterness is initially pretty strong but it doesn't leave too much lingering on the palate.

M-All Day is right. Sessionable x10.

O/D-I knew I was going to love this. Flavorful all supremely drinkable. I will say that I enjoyed Lagunitas' DayTime IPA a bit more (comparing here is my unneeded comparison of session-IPAs) but this one rocks too. I have been waiting to try this and it didn't disappoint. Drinks easy but never skimps of complexity and quality.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:20:03 | More by VelvetExtract
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this On tap at the brewery in the first week of April, 2011. Really enjoyed this beer, could session it easily.

A: Pretty semi clear orange color with a ring of foamy head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice citrus and tropical fruit hops with lemon bars to add sweetness. Almost like FFF in hop profile to me. Some fainter wheat malt in there as well. Refreshing.

T: Very flavorful for the ABV! Lemon grass, orange rind, nice malt backbone, and a crisp grassy hop end. An awesome session IPA.

M: Crisp and clean, light bodied. Very carbonated, a little too much for me, but it works.

O: Another great beer from Founders and one I would look for 6 packs of this summer if they release it (as I think they were planning to).

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 20:57:40 | More by Dreadnaught33
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MadScientist

New York

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 18:58:52 | More by MadScientist
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. No bottling date can be seen.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white creamy head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright hop forward aroma with good citrus and floral hints. Citrus hops up front with hints of orange peel, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also some earthy hints of floral hops and grass. Soft bready malts in the background with hints of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Also a light hint of honey sweetness. A very nice juicy citrus aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a bright juicy citrus hop driven taste with some earthy grass. Solid taste of citrus esters up front with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also in the hop mix is some biting pine resin, grass, and floral hops. Solid backing of soft malt sweetness with a taste of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, yeast, and a slight taste of sweet honey. A very solid West Coast style tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly drying feel. Pretty smooth and crisp.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style session IPA. Very good citrus flavor. Impressive for the low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 07:20:59 | More by MattyG85
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: clear, light gold. Pretty frothy white head and some messy lacing.
smell: Huge for a "little" guy. Biting, bitter grapefruit with some citrus and floral notes softening the bite.
taste: Again, very big taste for a 1/2 IPA. Crisp and full flavored.
overall: Gotta confess, I'm a go big (DIPA) or go home guy. Give me HopSlam or Unearthly or 90 minute. Two hearted is about as "light" as I wanna go. But this is as well done a "small" IPA as I can imagine.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 23:02:35 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Chiefy770

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into an IPA glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: A modest white head forms above a golden amber body. The body is hazy but translucent. It looks very pleasant when held up to light.

Smell: Citrus drenched hops. Minor notes of bready grains.

Taste: The bitterness from the hops hits the tongue first. Pretty straightforward citrus notes... grapefruit in particular. Malts were there, just did not give off significant notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-Light body.

Overall: All Day IPA is a pretty straightforward IPA. The hops are not as wild as other varieties but they pack a clean, fresh punch that makes this beer enjoyable to drink. I would say this is a textbook example of a "weekend beer".

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 22:45:39 | More by Chiefy770
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All Day IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 tulip glass

Pours a light copper orange with some yellow highlights on the bottom of the glass. A thin white circle for a head forms along the top of the pour. Random patterns of sticky lace cling to the glassware.

Floral aroma with some citrus whiffs and a baked vanilla cookie.

Toasted biscuit malt backbone with a pleasant citrus blast that opens and brightens the profile of this IPA. Subtle hints of lemon tart and orange juice sweetness each sip. The carbonation level is great too. A well crafted IPA that has an excellent drinkability level.

It's refreshing to have an enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the taste buds with an aggressive hop finish. This offering by Founders is appropriately named a "session ale" because I'm ready to pour another freshy.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 20:02:26 | More by Hibernator
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NT101

New York

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First taste was served on tap at a July 4th fundraiser picnic. Served in plastic, disposable 16 ounce cups. While the serving didn't allow a complete feel for the beer, the citrus nose caught my attention. The beer's lighter body made it a worthy, refreshing accompaniment to the BBQ. Since then,I have had it served in both 12 oz bottle and can. Both of these servings were equal with no difference in qualities of the beer. A: golden color, poured a moderate head. (Bottle served in a pint glass and can was poured in an white wine glass). Smell: citrus nose (refreshing). Taste: citrus, grapefruit up front. Mild bitter finish. Mouthfeel: effervescent, no heavy hop after taste. Overall, I enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 08:51:27 | More by NT101
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henrichsj

Iowa

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Glowing amber color, white head, lots of carbonation

S - Orange, citrus, hoppy

T - Lots of dry, citrus flavor up front, big bitter taste on the end, crisp and refreshing

M - Light bodied, good carbonation, bitter end to taste

O - I love this beer! Kind of a soft spot since visiting Founders this summer with the family. Bought a six-pack of this on August 28, 2013 that had a bottled date of August 5, 2013. Here in Iowa, I couldn't pass that up!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 20:22:46 | More by henrichsj
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2014 18:39:54 | More by Hoppin_mad
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-19-2013 15:48:38 | More by jono0101
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-06-2013 22:49:32 | More by csmartin6
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flixmex

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-16-2014 21:41:12 | More by flixmex
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-10-2013 02:45:28 | More by lionnusmb
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-26-2013 13:15:23 | More by mctizzz
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich gold with thin white head and some nice lacing.

Smell: Spicy and dry, with citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Very dry malt base with citrus notes of grapefruit and bitter orange. Finish has floral notes that are spicy and fairly bitter.

Feel: Firm, light body with the carbonation nicely in check (as expected in a Bitter-like beer). Extremely dry finish.

Overall: Another winner from Founders and another delicious session beer, even if not quite as good as Surly Bitter Brewer, Brau Brothers Hopsession, and Lagunitas DayTime.

Speaking of these beers in general, I am a little annoyed at the marketing gimmick of calling these session beers IPAs or Super Pale Ales. They're not. They are extremely Americanized forms of the English Bitter. A least Surly recognizes that their version is Bitter-like, as opposed to calling it an IPA. Can we make an American Bitter category, and be done with the ridiculous marketing? That said, I love this "style".

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 22:08:34 | More by bsp77
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,273 ratings.