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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

825 Reviews
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Reviews: 825
Hads: 6,383
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,842 | FT: 12
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Reviews: 825 | Hads: 6,383
Photo of GuzzLah
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a slightly hazy light orange. Minimal head. No lace. No bubbles.

S - dank pine/onion, light citrus and soft caramel malt.

T - light citrus, soft caramel malt with a touch of sweetness.

M - light body. Low-medium bitterness.

O - enjoyed it as a light, citrusy pale ale. Not quite bitter enough to be called an IPA, but whatever. Easy drinking and tasty.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
Medium to light amber with minimal head that disappeared relatively quickly.
Aromas were of mild hops, with presence of slightly bready malt background.
Taste was spot on. Mild bitterness with good high notes of citrus hops.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall for a 4.7% ABV beer, this had great hop profile and fits the definition of a sessionable IPA.

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Photo of NaziBeerHunter
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I keep seeing the 15 pack of cans in my local liquor store for $20, and it always impresses me. It's got some really nice citrus notes, and it's easy to drink, especially during the summer. Great bang for your buck beer, and I love drinking it.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Golden, light amber, honey colored with a one inch/white fizzy head.

Aroma- Mainly citrus/floral notes with some pine.

Taste- First sip reveals big citrus flavors as the nose suggested, but not much else. A little bit of grapefruit and decent amount of caramel malt. Slight bitterness punch that fades very quickly.

Feel- Pretty thin, slightly watery, but enough malt to give this enough body and texture. Flavor get slightly drier as it warms, which increases bitterness and decreases enjoyment, so drink it sooner rather than later.

Overall- First time I had this it was way too dry and just lacked flavor to me, but after revisiting this since last summer this tastes much better to me. One dimensional with the citrus, but it works and makes for a great session ipa. I can't put this in the 4 range because it simply lacks the flavor and depth of other regular ipa's that Ive had. That being said this is going on my go-to summer list, and with a 15 pack/12 pack price setup this will be hard to not repurchase again and again. (88/100)

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - pours golden orange body. Small white head dissipates quickly.
S - fruity and hoppy
T - fruity with slight hoppy bitter after taste
F - smooth with hint of carbonation at the end to give it a kick
O - I'm new to ipa's but this is the best I've had so far.

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Photo of Roby923
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very "sessionable". A decent mix of hops and malts. It does have a watered down taste to get to the 4.7% Abv, a taste some other session ales are able to combat. It's exactly as described, an ipa to drink "all day".

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Murphy's in Sunnyside, NY. Drank 10.3.14.

This is my first foray into the Session IPA style, and the following review should reflect that. I recognize that the style it meant to be a lighter, lower ABV, more drinkable IPA... so lets see what we've got.

A: Pours a very light, clear amber, leaning heavily towards golden coloring, capped with one and half fingers of fluffy pure white head. The head is slow settling, and retains its fluff until its gone. Visually it struck me as a tame pale ale with a perkier head.

S: Complete and total surprise. Would not have thought that a 4.7% ABV IPA could pack this kind of aroma. Lots of hops, grapefruit, tart tangerine, apricot, pineapple. Tart and juicy with very little malt. Not as complex, or rich as bigger hop bomb beers, but given the desired nature of this beer it is quite impressive.

T: And now I understand the style. The taste just can't keep up with the aroma. Yes, you get the bright hops, subtle caramel from the malt, and an acidic tinge of citrus... but its all very... light. And after following up on the style, that seems to be the point.

M: Light, dry, lots of carbonation bouncing all over the tongue. Absolutely effortless to drink. I was quickly finding myself needing another just minutes after sitting down.

O: Centennial Light. The "lets do some day drinking" beer for the IPA fan. Would I drink it again? Sure. Will I ever set out to drink it again? Nope. I would rather just get a case of Centennial and pace myself.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter 9/4/2014. Have had this multiple times, not sure why I never got around to reviewing this.

A- Slightly hazy medium golden body, one finger white head with good retention time and plenty of rings of lacing. [3.75]

S- A slight touch of grainy malt, plenty of piney, leafy and a bit of citrus hop aromas though. For the most part this is pretty dang hoppy, with as little malt as they can get away with. [3.75]

F- Pine, resin, a bit of grapefruit, tangerines and a little bit of caramel. This is noticeably light on the malt backbone, which is of course the whole point behind this beer. Plenty of hops to be found here. [3.75]

M- Medium in body, not noticeably thinner than any other standard IPAs. This is Founders' biggest achievement here, to be honest- a 4.7% IPA that isn't thin at all with plenty of hop aromas. [4]

O- One of the better session IPAs out there; this is very good with plenty of hops for the hophead that can be consumed in as large quantities as you want at its 4.7% ABV. [4]

Final score: 3.825

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Photo of chetripley
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in the bottle purchased at Binny's (Des Plaines) craft your own six pack.

Was interested in this one, since it was brewed in the Midwest, plus the picture on the label is of a jeep with a canoe on top heading to the lake was a familiar sight to me growing up. The name is fun too, and why not introduce a lower alcohol version of an IPA?

I am glad to have tasted this one, because it helps to define the American IPA label and really show how vast the choices can be under it. In other words, it doesn't have to be a blowout in bitterness or a slow drinker to be enjoyed.

The taste, while subdued, is piney, with a bitter edge that is not really strong but is definitely present. It finishes clean and refreshing, and doesn't weigh you down.

I welcome that balance. Good job, Founders.

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Photo of admiral
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the beer aims for: a session beer with a nice IPA flavour that keeps you coming back for more

aroma: floral, spice, grapefruit and citrus predominate

taste: floral, spice, grapefruit, citrus and pine with malt to balance it out

nothing outstanding but it's goal is for sessionability with quality taste and lowish alcohol content - which it has achieved outstandingly, hence the 4 for overall

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Photo of dtivp
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale amber gold with a very thin white head which disappeared very quickly with little or no lacing.

Aroma of citrus, floral hops and hints of pine. Very refreshing to the nose.

Taste follows the nose with grapefruit, pine, hops and balanced with a slight sweetness of tropical fruits.

Mouth Feel was light body with moderate carbonation, very crisp leaving a very slight bitter after taste.

Overall this is a very nice refreshing IPA, to be enjoyed on a nice relaxing sunny, warm day.

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Photo of mpedara429
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very clear burnished gold color. Less than a finger of head and little lacing even after a vigorous pour.

S: Resiny pine and apricots along a caramel malt backbone.

T: Same as the smell with some earthy/grassiness thrown in the mix too. The malt backbone isn't so present in the taste.

M: Light body with light carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing.

O: A great "light" IPA. Great flavor with a nice light, session feel. My only question is why release it late winter and not late spring into summer? This would be much better suited for outdoor, warmer weather.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow color with a multiple finger head that leaves some lacing. Subtle aroma of hops and citrus, but nothing particularly jumping out at the nose. Taste is a pronounced version of aroma. Balanced body of citrus and hops with a decent kick from the hops at the end to remind you it is an IPA. Very smooth body that has a slightly bitter aftertaste as the beer gets warmer. Light body with medium carbonation and no alcohol aftertaste.
It was the only craft beer at a wedding and it was very good. Nice and balanced and quaffable. It's drinkable year round and was pretty good on a summer day.

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Photo of Gmann
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear straw color with some toasted highlights. The head is quite small and settles into small ring.

The aroma is very juicy with grapefruit notes coming through fairly strong. Perhaps a touch of grass but the aroma is quite floral.

The taste is light. Not much from the malt other than some cereal sweetness. The beer has a nice grapefruit hop flavor, not overpowering but flavorful. The flavors are straightforward and light but has a nice hop profile.

The feel is light but not watery with fizzy carbonation. The beer drinks extremely easy, no bold flavors or bitterness gets in the way.

A very flavorful light brew. Good hop flavor. I could drink these all day like the name suggests.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear golden color with a small white head, reducing to just a skimming layer, short lasting lace

S- citrus hops with an earthy & herbal undertone, fresh cut grass with some dank hemp seed

T- sweet and malty up front with some graininess, notes of lemon-grass, the hops aren't really noticeable until the finish, lemony and pine, dry & slightly bitter finish

M- light-med body with low carbonation and foamy mouthfeel, clean and smooth finish, easily drinkable

O- pretty good flavor for the low ABV, not as much bitterness as a typical IPA, but it could easily be a session beer. For a hit summer day, this would be a fine choice

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Photo of rfgetz
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazed gold color, moderate cap of white head, decent sticky lacing. Scent is hop forward, lots of grapefruit with touches of pine resin, very faint malt presence in the nose. Taste is quite bitter and hoppy, grapefruit forward with pine resin and lemon. Some mustyness and again a faint malt presence. Took a look at the ABV's posted at the bar and it was listed at 4.8%, so that should justify the low malt backbone. Lighter side of medium bodied, lightly sticky and dry finnish. Tasted pretty good, but overall just lacked a little sweetness to cut the bitterness.

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Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, light lacing, mostly clear golden nectar orange color.

Nose has fresh hops, light resinous and little musty, light tropical fruit like guava and hint tangerine and grapefruit juicy, little stone fruit too, and barely a tuft of malt.

Taste starts with fresh hops again, light resinous musty hop again, little oily and gritty, very light tropical fruits with grapefruit pith and unripe tangerine, light juicy citrus and hint stone fruit again. Light fluffy malt base barely exists. Bitterness sneaks up then gets quite bitter like biting on grapefruit rind. Hops also present a light floral and faint spicy flavor. Finish is fairly bitter, lingering bitter grapefruit rind, light citrus and spicy hops lingering, fairly dry.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice fluffy carb, little oily and gritty feel.

Overall pretty nice but nothing phenomenal, decent hop flavors but lacking a little something, and bitterness gets a little too in your face for an all day session beer

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Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> tulip glass

Pours up a crystal clear medium gold with a small foamy head, pretty good retention, and small bits of lacing. I don't have the world's strongest sense of smell, but the nose seems to be mostly apples, and citrus. Taste is a little drier than I expected with a bit of yeastiness up front. The finish is citrusy and an undertaste of charcoal. Mouthfeel is nice with a good amount of carbonation. Not bad at all, but for Founders I was a little underwhelmed.

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden yellow, a bit cloudy, has a finger of off white head at the top that leaves a good amuont of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong hop presence on the nose and taste, lots of citrus and some sweetness on the tail end, probably from the tropical fruit.

T: Exactly like the nose, lots of hops all over the place, boozie a bit, a nice sweetness on the tail end though.

M: Med to high in carbonation, smooth drinker, not to bad.

Overall this was a good beer from Founders, very simple compared to their other IPA'
s but nonetheless very drinkable.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale amber body with a thin white head. A slight hint of cloudiness, but overall looks very light bodied.

S- Very piney hop aroma along with some floral notes and a hint of grapefruit. Overall smells very good and approachable.

T- Packs a lot of hop flavor during the taste, but finishes rather light of flavor. Expected for the low abv, but there is almost no noticeable malt presence to balance the taste.

M- High carbonation, medium-light bodied. Definitely an easy-drinking session beer.

O-It is hard to judge this one based on the style, since the idea is a more sessionable IPA. On flavor alone, there are many more IPAs that pack more punch. As a sessionable IPA however, this one is very good.

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Photo of gustogasmic
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle split into a big snifter and a beer flute.

Light yellowy copper. Little bubbles form into a thin and quickly-dissapearing head. Big bubbles continue to move through the beer, gradually lessening in number.

The smell is fantastic- citrusy, clean, grassy.

The flavor is similarly clean and light. It's not as floral or exciting as the smell- a nice simple (in a good way) hop profile that lingers nicely.

Mouthfeel is watery- it's not a rich, boozy beer, so it goes down like a lager. The big bubbles are fun- they don't foam and move all over but rather pop crisply and quickly, like a soda (or Bud Lite, I suppose!)

This is a tasty, refreshing, light ale that has enough flavor to be fairly called an IPA. The flavor has a lot in common with the Founder's Centennial IPA and their Pale Ale- I'll be interested to try them side-by-side. Totally accomplishes what it sets out to do: be sessionable. It is not Centennial, it is not Huma-lupa, it is not Two-Heart. Camping trip beer, hot day beer. Summer porch beer when you want hops, not wheat, copper, not yellow, but definitely refreshment.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Clear body that is light amber with orange hues. Nice two finger off-white head that has decent retention and leaves some nice lacing along the glass.

Solid aroma that is primarily made up of the hop notes: mostly citrus (lemon) with a bit of a tropical leaning the in background. Minor notes of caramel malt in the background.

The flavor is fairly close to the aroma, slightly more on the bitter side. Some light pine notes come into play, but the citrus flavors dominate, primarily the lemon.

Medium to light texture in the mouthfeel. I notched the overall score a bit because it's nice to have reasonably flavorful session beer. Well done, Founders.

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Photo of babaracas
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with one finger thick white head, spotty lacing. Smell: big grapefruit stank, herbal, pine, light apricot note in back. Taste: citrus rind, herbal, peach tea, spicy and rindy finish. Feel is light, a little too slick. Still tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Jay_Ulreich
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very flavorful for 4.7%! I think this will be in my fridge alot this summer.
A-Pours a nice golden amber color, very little head, not very good retention.
S-Wow, this smells awesome. Floral, grapefruity spicy-grassy if that makes sense. Really nice.
T-We have a winner! The only other beer at this ABV that has as much flavor IMO, is Stone Levitation. The hops are really in your face, but it completely lacks a malt balance, but thats okay. This will really be great in the summer.
M-Thin, and thats a good thing. Super drinkable.
Overall, I am quite impressed with how much taste the fit in such a low ABV beer. Definitely picking this up again.

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