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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

4,523 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,523
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 127
Gots: 535 | 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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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

08-16-2014 23:24:32 | More by sammyt728
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HopHead84

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

5/18/2012 and 5/20/2012

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark yellow with a white frothy head. Poured nearly to the top of the glass so not much head action.

S: Floral with mild orange and grapefruit aromatics. Restrained hop profile. Some biscuity malt. Light but bright.

T: Grassy and clean with light orange and grapefruit rind notes. Bread is faint and biscuity with cracker notes. Smooth lower moderate bitterness and dry.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Very light and pretty simple, but very drinkable and quite enjoyable on this warm day. I'm glad I came back to try this again as I could hardly taste it after drinking a couple Double IPAs on Friday night. Though, All Day Pale Ale would be a more fitting name for this beer.

05-20-2012 22:26:27 | More by HopHead84
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

On Tap at South Philly Tap Room

A- All day comes out a medium bronze with some faded penny shades as well. A stealth pour produced little more than a half inch of loose white foam, no lacing.

S- A small amount of smell for a small beer. Some bittering aroma type blends of hop variety with a light biscuit malt base in the back. Some piney scent with pale malt with warming.

T- A very simple beer with hops on top of malt, that's what counts!! Both are fairly light with everything pretty even. Some piney bits towards the end. I would love getting this stuff fresh, it's pretty much toast now.

M- Very light, crisp and somewhat bitter, in fact this is more bitter than alot of so called bitters out there. Carbed up very nice and not too much for the light body.

D- I could drink a six of this real quick, but would bore of it rather quick, especially at this age. The amount of bitterness is light enough that drinking six would not burn out the palate though. A great session beer.

06-10-2012 03:39:35 | More by BARFLYB
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MaverickBC

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

08-22-2014 03:32:29 | More by MaverickBC
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from the bottle to a cheater pint.

A: dark orange with a 1 finger head that dissipated into a 1 mm collar. Clear with minimal carbonation.

S: Bitter oranges, sewery pale euro hop. Children's chewable aspirin. Some light pale malt sprinkles through. yeast was for one purpose.

T: Follows nose, and is mildly interesting. Has that elevated Heineken thing going on, not a bad thing...just "that's the thing" going on. bitter orange and tangerine and a hint of modern hops like Mosaic.

M: medium fullness, kinda tart citrus. The aftereffect is pure strange bitter orange and baby aspirin. Very strange.

O: This is a fairly well regarded brew, and at 4.7 ABV you could certainly drink a ton of it. It is pretty good, but only a can and a summer day would warrant its use, IMO. Far better than BMC for that purpose.

02-27-2014 03:58:10 | More by Scrapss
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

On tap at CK. I was originally served 10K IPA when I ordered this. Didn't take long to figure out something wasn't quite right.

Light copper color with a fluffy white head. Thick rings of lacing. Strong pine and mild citrus nose with a strong biscuit and bread malt graininess. Robust biscuit malt body with grass and pine bitterness domianting throughout. Not as much citrus as the aroma, other than some light rind makes this is a little disappointgly bland; dry, earthy and bitter. Medium body with full carbonation. Nice for 4.7% but probably not something I'll seek out when it's packaged.

08-18-2011 21:04:56 | More by yourefragile
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Served in a pint glass at Cavanaugh's in Chicago, IL.

A: Slightly hazy medium-orange beer. Thick white head, although it dissipates quickly.

S: Smell is of your usual IPA....lots of tropical notes with a touch of grass and herbal in the background.

T: Like a lot of the session IPAs, the hop flavor is up-front and very strong. Lots of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. There's a touch of metallic taste and bitterness on the back end. Very light cracker malt is overpowered by the strong hop profile.

M: As typical with this style, the body isn't very heavy at all. This beer goes down really quick...which I guess is the point of this type of IPA.

O: In my opinion, DayTime IPA is the better beer, although this is very good.

10-27-2013 03:33:09 | More by TTAmod
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mwill7287

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a 12oz shortneck bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled date was 1/4/12 (would like to try this fresher).

Appearance: Pours a light orange or gold color, crisp clear and clean looking. Even after a vigorous pour only a thin ring of white lacing sits atop the brew. It retains nicely throughout the drink. A small cadre of carbonation floats about the liquid. No lacing is left behind on the glass in the wake of this brew. 4/5

Smell: A mixture of light, crisp citrus notes compose the nose. The forward flavor is orange, with maybe some pineapple. It's a tiny bit piney. The aromatics are working hard. A well hopped brew. 4.25/5

Taste: The flavor is all around light. Primarily hoppy, light with citrus and an unexpected spiciness. There's the tiniest bit of lingering bitterness left behind each sip. To be honest it's just a tad watery. Maybe it seems this way because I'm used to bold standard IPAs like White Rajah. Not a bad reminder, though, that water makes up 99% of this drink. In any case, the taste is pretty solid for a low ABV brew without a lot of fermentation to work with (if my understanding of fermentation & flavor release is correct). Gets the job done. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: As expected, quite light and easy drinking, especially for an IPA. The bitterness of the hop builds up only ever so slightly and doesn't hinder much the easy drinking brew. Crisp and smooth. Does what it's supposed to. 4.25/5

Overall: Keeping in mind this is a session ale, I think Founders does a good job with the All Day IPA. Sure it's not packed to the gills with flavor, but it's not supposed to be an in-your-face brew. It's cold out right now and I want to be sipping an Imperial Something-or-Other, but I think when I'm sweating myself silly in my air condition-less home this summer, I could go to this brew pretty quickly. 3.75/5

02-21-2012 03:01:10 | More by mwill7287
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%

Pint at City Tap House in DC. From notes.

A - Hazy golden colour with mild carbonation. One finger of white head left minimal lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice bright citrus, tropical notes, grass.

T - Soapy, lemon, tropical citrus and grass again.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body and not overly bitter.

O/D - Tasty little sessionable beer. Not sure why this has so much hype with so many breweries doing this style now, but it's definitely good. The soapiness was a bit of an issue, but all in all, a good beer.

04-02-2014 21:21:32 | More by tbeckett
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear golden colored brew with a tiny half finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a citrus grapefruit hop smell with some sweeter caramel mixed within. Along with these smells is a lighter bready smell and hints of some pine hop.

Taste –The taste begins with a light bready and light caramel flavor mixed with a rather strong amount of grapefruit hop bitterness (at least for the relatively mild bready body). Some very light notes of a tangerine sweetness are upfront as well, with these fading relatively quickly as the taste advances. While these flavors of tangerine diminish the grapefruit hop flavors ever so slightly does as well but is replaced with a blend of grassy and pine hop tastes. This mix of lightly bready and caramel with a mix of grapefruit, pine and grassy hop leave a somewhat bitter and dry flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- For a 4.7 % abv brew the body is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. The thicker body really accentuated the hop tastes nicely, but with the lack of a body to back it up, it was almost too much for the brew, especially since the carbonation was on the lower side.

Overall – This is one nice low alcohol IPA. Its not perfect, but this is a difficult brew to build and balance that hop and body properly while still keeping the IPA hop character, but yet still keeping it sessionalbe. Founders dose a pretty good job.

03-06-2013 01:09:26 | More by Darkmagus82
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a golden yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus floral hops and some grass notes. Taste is mostly citrus hops with a very tangy grapefruit note, some biscuit malt makes it way thru along with some fresh cut grass. Palate is a medium body, light crisp mouth feel with mild carbonation. This brew is seems to be a bit on the citus hops and tangy grapefruit side with some grass notes and a bit of biscuit malt. Overall its a still a good drinking session brew.

04-12-2014 17:16:46 | More by Samp01
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caskstrength

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Light looking beer, good carbonation. 2 week old bottle.

Smells are typical Founders IPA (Harvest, Double Trouble) turned down a few notches. Still smells nice for those who like hops.

Tastes like a watered down hoppy beer from Founders. I like hoppy beer from Founders, so that's fine, but it grows old as the glass empties. And you better get this no older than a few weeks, when the dry hopping fades this beer will be no fun.

A hint of resin, dry and light on the feel.

If you can get it ultra fresh, a decent option. I know Day Tripper is 0.7% higher, but damn, a lot more flavor and feel on that beer.

I like the concept, but I think they sacrificed too much here.

03-22-2013 20:02:29 | More by caskstrength
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fscottkey

New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Notes: Born on 5/4/14 (current date 6/1/14). Poured into a nonic pint.

A: Golden color with a full 1+ finger head of pillowy white head. The head looks "dense" but it does not cling tot he glass and give lacing. The head seems to want to stick around.

S: Mango, peach and pine. Really nice tropical aromas.

T: Much more pine than I expected (based on the nose). Not getting much of the tropical fruit - much more pine present. Also I sense more bitter than the 42 IBUs lead me to believe - not harsh but I have had much higher IBU beers that had less bitter to them.

M: Slightly thin with average carbonation. This is the right balance for a sessionable IPA.

O: This is an enjoyable beer. With 4.7% ABV and a light body it is very sessionable. If I wanted to sit down and have one beer - this would not be it (I'd go for something a little heavier). But after a hard day in the sun one or two of these would be nice.

06-02-2014 01:45:08 | More by fscottkey
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

After pouring into a glass, this beer just looks great. Light golden hue with a decent head. I was a bit wary when the smell hinted at too much citrus but the actual taste was great. Low alcohol gives the ingredients a nice venue to be shown off. I loved the hopes with hints of grapefruit but not being overpowered by it. It was just so nice to have a flavorful yet clean IPA. Any downside this beer has is that it feels a little light, like with the flavor there should be more character to the beer. Overall I was very impressed and would definitely recommend.

01-24-2014 15:54:51 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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jamescain

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured into a tulip. Bottled on 4/22/13.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy white head about 2 fingers thick that fades to a lacing that clings to the side of the glass. This is a very nice looking beer, something you could easily fool your BMC drinking friends into trying. The aroma is citrus, mellon, and mango, with a slightly bready aroma. The taste is a little disappointing. I was expecting more of a hop punch similar to a pale ale. Its sadly not very complex, mostly pine with a strange grainy finish. The carbonation is on the higher end for the style but it makes it rather quaffable with its dry finish and light body. Overall it is exactly what it says it is, something you can drink all day. I'm very happy to have it here for the TX summer and I look forward to consuming many in the future.

05-09-2013 16:33:53 | More by jamescain
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Bottled awhile back on 2/9/14, or something like that -- it was early February. Here I am, over three months later, buying a six-pack for nearly twelve bucks at a nearby Buscemi's -- never again will I buy over-priced, "old" beers at that place. At least it was stored in a fridge. Since I drank this at a baseball game, I'll skip the appearance.

The smell of this one is nice, and about what you'd think to get from the style. It has a light grapefruit kind of aroma that I remember with a mild malt profile. Not heavy at all. Pleasing. The taste is more of the same. All Day is light in flavor and feel, but very drinkable. Solid hop bitterness that works well with the beer on the finish. Feel is, like I said, pretty light, with about a moderate sort of carbonation. Easy to drink a lot of.

Bumped up my taste and overall ratings for this one by a quarter of a point. I'm still not crazy about this beer (or most in this specific "sessionable IPA" category), but I liked it. For the price though, I can't say I'd want to revisit this. I understand there was a mark-up at the shop I stopped at, but even so, for the same price I'd rather pick up a higher ABV beer with more flavor... Two Hearted, or Founders' own, Centennial.

*Original review*
Appearance: Pours with a nice three finger head, but it goes down pretty quickly. What's left behind is a thin, white layer of foam. Patchy lacing. Beer's a very slightly hazy sunset yellow/orange color. (3.5/5)

Smell: Holy hops. This beer isn't shy about it either. Heavy hop aromas, with a largely predominant grapefruity smell. (4/5)

Taste/feel: Straight away, I found with Ale la Reverend by Short's that I'm not a huge fan of these "Light IPAs" as I refer to them. This has an extremely piney, resinous, and hoppy flavor with very little to no malts to be traced -- surprisingly decent. For the style, this is the best session IPA I've had. However, I'd rather have a full-on IPA. (3.25/5, 4/5)

Too long/didn't read: This would make for a pretty average IPA, but it makes for an above average session IPA.

3.5/5

09-27-2012 22:34:19 | More by Alextricity
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Augusta3

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%

This is a great beer if you like IPA's, and want to drink more than 1 without getting too drunk. Also a great summer beer.
Appearance: clear orange color.
Aroma: hints of hops, citrus and pine.
Flavor: very hoppy with notes of pine and lemon.
Overall: I prefer higher percentage beer, but overall it is very enjoyable.

04-26-2014 01:09:13 | More by Augusta3
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%

I have recently gotten into the "session" IPA realm. I tried the Stone which was amazing for the amount of alcohol. It usually takes more alcohol to boost up the flavor profile but it was great.
This one is not far from that range. Its about the same alcohol content so you can drink a few which is nice.

Appearance: Golden with a little red hue going on, but pretty much a straw yellow.

Smell: Not overly powerful, but there is a good amount of that flora hop aroma there along with some malt sweetness, this one is very balanced in that regard.

Taste: It has the hops but is a bit more sweet than the Stone. It was good, but I still think for this one anyway the Stone edges them out. Which is hard for me to say because I do tend to favor Michigan breweries, now if Bell's could get something going? They may, and I just don't know it yet.

Overall: This is a good beer and one I would go to for sure, especially if the price was right and the price was right on this one. About the same quality and taste as the Stone but less expensive, so in the future I may go for the Founders more often.

04-17-2014 21:50:12 | More by humuloner22
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at The Chimes, Covington, LA

A: Clear, golden, with a half finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

S: Piney hops, resin, grapefruit. Citrus-y.

T: Light hops blend well with bready malts. A good balance. Nice citrus presence. Very smooth and drinkable. Light bitterness on the finish. Definitely an all day drinker. But kinda boring.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Hopheads would think this one is a wussy. But maltfreaks wouldn't be offended. A decent "mow the lawn" beer. Not one of Founders' standouts, but not bad, either.

04-15-2014 18:19:57 | More by brewskifan55
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -3.4%

08-13-2014 02:24:31 | More by Lang44
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Pretty good clarity and a fairly minimal head. Light golden color with good carbonation. Pine like hop aroma with some biscuity malt following. Lots of flavor from the pie like hops. Hard to believe it is only 4.7%! Very smooth mouthfeel. Very well done.

07-19-2013 00:40:05 | More by Franziskaner
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cjgator3

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

12oz bottle

Bottled on 8/9/2013 so this is a super fresh bottle.

A- Pours an ever so slightly hazed golden orangish color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is faint malt with fresh citrusy hops.

T- The taste is light with pale malts and a nice dose of bitterness from the hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a very nice sessionable IPA. It has the ABV of a light beer with the flavor of a beer twice the strength. This is a great beer for the warm Florida summers when you want something light but with a ton of flavor as well.

08-26-2013 01:42:38 | More by cjgator3
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patre_tim

China

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

A: Golden copper with some cloudiness, 2 fingers of off white head and some pinhead chunks of lacing. Very little carbonation.

S: Pine, floral, citrus, orange, red chilies, onion, black pepper.

T: Citrus, orange, orange peel, white grapefruit, pine needles, candied orange in the aftertaste though its not a sweet beer. There is a light amount of sweetness, and a good amount of white grapefruit bitterness that lingers on the palate.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. Quite dry.

O: I get it, they are going for a lower alcohol beer, but 4.7% is considered too high to be in the alcohol free category, so its considered an American IPA. Its got all the flavor of an ipa, but in this category where its not the best beer, but still solid. So it feels like a compromise in my opinion, and I would consider it a regular beer as far as alcohol. Nice to have the excuse of having it in the day though, so I’ll buy that.

05-23-2014 17:47:44 | More by patre_tim
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mechamifune

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a nice gold/orange hue with a slight white head. Minimal lacing. Clean/clear look to the body.

Smell is lots of citrus notes. Not an overpowering smell, but noticeable enough. Hop profile is there in the smell but I can't define it.

Taste is a pleasantly balanced one. Citrus fruits dominate upfront and it lingers into only the slightest of sweetness, finishing with but a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average.... crisp enough for the style but in the end it starts feeling a bit watery.

I'm alwaya a fan of beers that have a lot of hop/citrus taste but not a lot of bitterness or extreme residual sweetness, so this fits the bill in that sense. But at the same time, compared to beers off the top of my head that I think are at least somewhat similar, like Daisy Cutter or Little Hump, I perfer those two to this. The biggest problem (and I didn't deduct for this) for me though is that if the point of this beer is to be "sessionable" (and, I would assume cost less to produce per batch) then why am I paying the same for this as I would for Red's Rye? Even making it just $1 or $2 less than their usual offerings would mean a lot IMO.

02-29-2012 01:18:22 | More by mechamifune
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

FOUNDERS All Day IPA

LOOK: Deep golden bordering on copper color, fine clarity, head dies down quickly but that may be the humid and hot weather.

SMELL: Herbal, citrus, pine, cat pee, hops.

TASTE: More herbal citrus, with a decent hop bite and medium to intense bitterness. Pine. Leafy, earthy, hoppy. Malt body does just enough to balance, pale malts and possibly caramunich or caramel.

FEEL: Lighter bodied for a ipa, small bite, good carbonation.

OVERALL: All day baby. All day. Solid IPA, always welcome ontap or the fridge. Would pair nicely with a spicy curry or some Mexican food.

05-03-2012 00:13:22 | More by Stinkypuss
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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