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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,706 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,706
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 136
Gots: 614 | FT: 9
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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

Thanks for the hookup Eric

The beer pours a dark amber with wispy white head. Lots of fluff without lacing and a very slight haziness. The nose reveals dank citrusy hops; an aroma that screams this beer will be delicious. Tasting this beer doesn't disappoint with heavy hops and malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is a little watery making this beer drinkable, but a little lacking. The head leaves a thin blanketing throughout drinking. Overall I think this beer is long overdue and it shouldn't be such a novelty to have a drinkable, low abv IPA!

ThePorterSorter, May 28, 2012
Photo of Kelly88
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

Had on tap at Fries Cafe in Cincinnati. Served in your standard pint glass.

A- pale translucent yellow orange. Very nice bright white head that sticks around for awhile. Some soapy lacing clings as You sip.

S- very hoppy. Light grassy hops play nicely with some fruitier hops. Very appealing smell.

T- starts with light lemony grassy hops and precedes to get better by introducing the perfect balance of citrus hops and mild malts. I think this is a great taste. Perfect for the name.

M- very light and perfect carbonation. Founders nailed what they were going for.

Overall a great beer light refreshing and damn tasty. Surprisingly huge flavors for such a low ABV. Now I have to find a six pack

Kelly88, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.36/5  rDev +13%

On-tap 3/15/2013 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very poundable IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of timmy2b
4.36/5  rDev +13%

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Gold yellow color with a small amount of head that does not linger, just lasts slightly around the edge of the glass.

Citrus and a light amount of wheat scent.

Citrus, with a little orange and some bitterness as the flavor.

Easy drinking, with a light amount of bitternesss.

Very light in the feel and easy to drink

Go to IPA when I am looking to have more than just a couple beers. Also perfect for softball in the summer!

timmy2b, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%

A - 3.25 - golden amber color, no real head or lacing, looks okay
S - 4.5 - Explosion of hops for what it is. Pine, citrus zest, etc.
T - 4.5 - Pine, grapefruit, mango, bready malt in the background and finish. So good considering it's a small beer.
M - 4.0 - light, no alcohol detectable, aftertaste isn't much, some slight hop bitterness.
O - 4.25 - Great session beer.
**Bottled 9/26/2013, notes from early October, so it was only a few weeks old at most when I tried it. This might be a beer that needs to be drank REALLY fresh, from what I'm seeing from other reviews here.

ISmith87, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 12/20/11
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle carbonation pushing up a creamy beige head with big bubbles.

S- The green slightly pungent fruity hops have a full juicy character with some green grapefruit aroma in the finish. There is a cat pee and spicy quality that grows as the beer opens.

T- The green slightly pungent pineapple weed hops have a slight fruity green hop finish which takes on some herbal pungency as it lingers a bit.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a smooth beer with lots of full hops that are slightly juicy and slightly pungent adding nice complexity and very drinkable.

rhoadsrage, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a minimal pure white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine resin, wood, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Sometimes beer names don’t make any sense to me, but this one made perfect sense upon trying it. I had heard from another guy who had tried it the night before and raved about how good it was. I just kind of nodded my head and told him that was cool. Not really expecting much I brought it to my nose to find a very pleasant aroma going on here. Everything in it was very pronounced and was quite intriguing. Upon taking a sip I realized why Founders named it this. The flavors were all really nice and pleasant, but they were quite light which made this a beer that one could *gasp* drink all day. Really well done brew from Founders this time around as I would be more than happy to stock up on this to drink around the pool during the summer. I suggest you get this on your palate soon if you have not already.

thagr81us, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

Thanks, Paul.

Appearance: Pale gold body with a slight haze, topped by a tightly packed inch of foam.

Smell: Mmm, pine and grapefruit, slight tropical fruit... Simcoe? Smells quite good. A little bit spicy, too. No malt to speak of here.

Taste & mouthfeel: Big hop flavors of grapefruit, mango and pine, little discernible malt character. Light-bodied, but not thin - feels fairly sturdy for the low ABV. Firm bitter finish, quite dry. Bitterness is very dialed in here, you could easily have a few of these without wearing down the palate much.

Overall: Great. Had this on tap last year in Chicago an thought it was excellent, and it's excellent from the bottle as well.

largadeer, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of spartanbj
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

Probably my favorite beer from Founders. The color is a medium amber and is nearly perfect in its appearance and invites you to drink it. You can taste the hops immediately, but they do not over power your mouth. It reminds me of taking a deep breath of pine needles and being able to taste it. It isn't bitter and it doesn't fill you up. A great beer for summer, which is the intent. A shame summer doesn't last longer in these parts.

spartanbj, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of notalagerlugger
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

A - great light clear color

S- nice citrus grapefruit and pineapple aromas

T - citrus and pineapple flavor that is crisp and light very refreshing. A good hop flavor and light malt that is slightly sweet but not overly malty to take away the hops. I had this beer at the Cincinnati beer fest and it was my favorite of the night out of twenty IPAs and Pale ales.

M - light a bubbly thirst quenching

D - refreshing and not high in alcohol so goes well with food. If I can ever find it in Indianapolis I will drink it all day

notalagerlugger, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

A sessionable-IPA? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Whatever the case this one works on its own right as an enjoyable, dare I say refreshing brew.

It pours a light golden color. Aroma is crisp, sharp and hoppy. Smells good. Tasty, too, with a very clear, very clean flavor of citrus-grassy hops and a sharp bitterness on the finish. I’d have another. With it’s low ABV I’d have a couple! Fantastic brew. I really enjoyed it.

elNopalero, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of 1up
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

Served in a strong ale glass, lots of headspace.

A- Golden Honey Color, medium/1 finger head with a standard pour. Moderate lacing.
S- Reminds me of a slightly subdued Schlafly Tasmanian IPA, tropical fruit, citrus, slight pine.
T- Can't taste any alcohol (makes sense at 4.5%), bitterness lingers for a long time considering the gravity, above average for the style. Taste follows the smell.
M- Medium body, does not have a resin/oily feel that some IPAs do. A bit dry of a finish.
O- For an IPA that is sessionable, highly recommended.

1up, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop.

The taste offered waves of pine, orange and apricot atop a light grainy pale malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style as expected.

Overall a very tasty, hop forward session ale.

plaid75, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of tubeyes
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

tubeyes, May 06, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

hooliganlife, May 08, 2011
Photo of Duane_Opfer
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

Duane_Opfer, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

Immortale25, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of mikem0487
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

mikem0487, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

StonedTrippin, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of n2185
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

n2185, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of jennben11
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

jennben11, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Trooper92292
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Trooper92292, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

VelvetExtract, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

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).

Dreadnaught33, May 15, 2011
Photo of RAC81
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

RAC81, Aug 17, 2014
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,706 ratings.