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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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very good

806 Reviews
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Reviews: 806
Hads: 6,251
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,726 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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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Reviews: 806 | Hads: 6,251
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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Photo of DeFaz
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer for what it is. Smell is dominated by hops (obviously) with citrus. Taste starts off with ambiguous citrus and tea flavors, lending to a distinct grapefruit flavor and leaving a dry grapefruit finish. There's not a ton of complexity nor is there much malt balance, but it tastes great [even] without the bite from the high ABV of most IPAs. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, which is necessarily for this to be a "session beer", but it isn't too thin and the carbonation is kept in check, making this mouthfeel, while not generally what I prefer, to be successful. It's not fair to compare this to the average IPA when it doesn't aim to be. If you're looking for a lower alcohol IPA that still has plenty of flavor, this is a pretty good choice

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Photo of lewzer99
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: It pours a clear orange-brown, with a tan one finger head that fades quickly with no lacing.
S: A lot of grapefruit
T: A little tartness up front fades to a lingering hoppy bitterness and some biscuity malt
M: medium bodied with slight crispness. It' a little less refreshing than I would like.
I: Tasty and drinkable mild

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


Style: IPA

ABV: 4.7%

Purchased at: John’s Grocery, Iowa City, IA

Pour: Dark gold pour with a medium-sized white head.

Aroma: Pine, citrus hops aroma dominate along with some dankness on the nose.

Flavor: Citrus hops dominate the flavor, maybe a tad of floral taste as well. The bitterness is missing but doesn’t take away from the brew.

Ratebeer.com rating: 96/100

Beeradvocate.com rating: 87/100

Overall: A-

My recommendation: A go to beer for the summer for sure. A great concept, and they come through by providing a very tasty sessionable beer.

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

Look! This is not the tastiest beer in the lot. But, if you want a step up from lawn mower beer with some taste and some body, then this is your dude. If you are 30yo+ and want to get drunk and don't want your wife/friends/neighbours to think you are still a college jackass with your bud lights and millers, yet still want to tune at least 12-24 of these bitches, then this is your new go to. Light, has hops, not to rounded, but cant complain since the 18 pack comes in at only $17.99 here in Ohio.

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a couple of singles from Total Wine at the end of April for $1.99 each. No freshness date.

Beer poured orange with a very smallish head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is of fresh citrus hops.

Taste has hints of mango, with a good dose of citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with decent carbonation to make it somewhat refreshing.

Overall this is a very nice brewing job. Plenty of flavor is packed into this small beer. Don't expect a full on IPA beer here but definitely give it a shot if you want to sample a nice recipe.

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

Pretty good session IPA. The mouthfeel is a little watery, but the smell is excellently grapefruity and floral, and the taste has a nice grapefruit bitterness to it. I could drink this daily.

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

A-a light amber color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-lemon zest, grapefruit,pine, malt, nice floral notes, hints of sweetness

T-lemon and grapefruit, pine, grainy sweet malt, moderately bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice sessionable IPA, good flavor in this low ABV IPA

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Photo of Retroman40
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Had this at an Italian restaurant with deep dish pizza. I was surprised to find that it was only 4.7% ABV. Too dark to judge color but excellent head retention with significant lacing. The smell was mildly citrus with a hint of pine while the flavor was mostly citrus with malt in the background. This really is a great session beer.

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Photo of Roguer
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Partly hazy, with nice carbonation. Very small, 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipated (may have been an older bottle).

S - Very nice note of grapefruit. Very even smell.

T - Lovely even flavor: grapefruit peel, lovely bitterness mid-tongue.

M - Easy to drink, with the sweetness and the bitterness well-balanced and hitting the right spots.

O - This isn't the most full-flavored IPA, but it isn't supposed to be. In fact, it comes across as good, if not better, than much higher ABV IPAs. My first sip, I was disappointed, until I remembered it's 4.7%; every sip thereafter just got better and better. A very solid beer, all the way to the bottom of the glass.

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Photo of KF_MSU
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden and hazy with hints of orange. It smells of orange, bananas, wheat, and slight sourness. As for taste, this beer is flavorful with hints of citrus and noticeable hops. If you like IPAs, give it a try.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by strong grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, pine, a surprising level of bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall an enjoyable beer I could down several of with ease.

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Photo of Etan
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Libbey stout.

A: Pours a glowing light orange with a decent white head. A little bit of retention and lacing.

S: Nice mild grapefruit and sweet, grainy malt in the nose.

T: Weak grapefruit with some mild bitterness and spiciness at first, followed by a big, lasting dose of sweet, coarse grain.

M: Very fine carbonation, almost medium-bodied.

O: Decent pale ale. Weak hops in the taste redeemed slightly by a nice grainy malt backbone.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.