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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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795 Reviews
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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,156
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 219
Gots: 1,646 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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: 795 | Hads: 6,156
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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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first can of Founder's beer.

I pour a full finger of fizzy, off white head. The body is a dirty straw color. The head dissipates in a minute or so and no lace is noted.

I smell pine, grapefruit and mandarin orange.

A little crackery malt sits up front, with a bare hint of sweetness, then the hops take over. Pine is dominating, followed by a decent filling out with grapefruit, and just a kiss of grass and orange.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. It goes down smooth, and leaves the tongue dry, residue free, and aching for another sip.

This is MY idea of a lawnmower beer.

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

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, mango, pine, toasty malts and sweet caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, slight piney resin, toasty malts, faint caramel. Fairly light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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

Honey yellow in color with a slight chill haze. Poured with a brief white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Pungent herbal and citrus hop aromas. The feel is on the thinner side, a tad bit watery up front until the tangy, assertive carbonation rolls through. Herbal hop flavors up front followed by citrus hops through the middle and pine hops at the end. Finishes with a long lasting, bitter pine hop after taste. The hops are the showcase, biting, tangy, and bitter. Not much malt presence, but that's probably the point with the "all day" session theme here.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at a little warmer than fridge temperature.

L - Deep gold color with a 2 finger white, thick, bubbly head. Lots of carbonation bubbles, nice retention, a little bit of lacing happening.

S - Definitely some nice floral, citrus, grapefruit hops apparent. Can smell a bit of bready maltiness, but mostly hops. No alcohol apparent at all. Smells very nice.

T - A lot more balanced flavor than I was expecting following the nose. Definitely caramel-sweet, maybe honey, malt present with some spicy, flowery, citrusy hops following. Less hoppy and certainly less grapefruit taste than the nose suggested. Much of the bitterness at the finish is from the hops but there also seems to be something else (maybe toasty maltiness) contributing to the bitter finish as well. The only reason I say this is because it tastes more bitter than the hop profile suggests.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, pretty carbonated, a moderately dry finish. This also tends to be balanced as the bitterness stays around for a little while (not as much as some other IPAs) but there's also a tangy sweetness that lingers on the tongue.

O - The bottle says it all - "Session Ale." This is a nicely balanced, lower ABV IPA that seems perfect for an occasion when you want to knock back more than a few. Nice offering by Founders.

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

Poured from a bottle, this is a light golden color. It is fizzy with very light head. Smell is very light citrus and pine. Taste is very mild with a light hoppiness in the background. Not something overly complex, it is a nice session beer and probably something great to have in the summer.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: Transparent gold, heavy bubbles on the body with a somewhat weak head. Maybe it's 1/8" (if that) off the body.

Smell: This brew smells ridiculously of fresh hops easily the best property of the beer. Strong floral and citrus.

Taste: Like the scent but little light in strength. I didn't know the able level till I started reviewing it. This is easily the lightest IPA I have had but the flavor is still bold.

Mouth: Medium with very light stickiness, has that grapefruit skin after taste whivh is just right.

Overall: At first it is very bland, but it is one of those that builds up sip after sip. It is definitely not on the level of some other IPAs I have had but I would definitely call this an easier intro for the style of beer. One more thing because of the wet hop feel, it feels like a thirst quencher. This might just be your warm weather IPA. Salud!

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

All Day IPA is an orange- colored brew with a very slight head of foam that doesn’t hold together very long and leaves little or no lacing. This beer has a nose of citrus with some pine and pale malt lurking close behind. The body is a little hazy and the beer pours very easy and freely.

This IPA is a little lighter than the average, with the flavors of citrus hops, pale malts, tropical fruit, pineapple, and some biscuit- like malt. The overall flavor profile is lighter than other IPA, but still nicely balanced and sessionable. The body is very free- flowing and the beer finishes much cleaner than other IPA.

Lower alcohol and with less hop bitterness than other IPA, All Day IPA is exactly the type of beer you would expect. No, it isn’t going to satisfy the extreme hop cravings many of us have, but it is good when you want to taste some hops but want the hops kept in check. Founders actually did a good job balancing out this beer and making it just hoppy enough to satisfy and just light enough to make it good for everyday consumption. It’s another winner from one of America’s best breweries.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.