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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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4,918 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,918
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 703 | FT: 7
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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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Fioretti, Aug 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

SavageHopHead, May 06, 2013
Photo of JHubner73
2.13/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to this IPA. I haven't been let down by Founders yet. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. I was expecting a light, refreshing summer beer with Founders All Day IPA. What I got was something that tasted like body odor in a bottle. That's really the best way I can describe it. Is it the type of hops they used? Was it the ditch weed that was mixed in? Did my bottle of beer go bad? I don't know. All I know is that I didn't like the cut of this beer's jib.

I drank it straight from an ice cold bottle, so I can't tell you what it looked like. The smell was hoppy. The taste as soon as it hits the tongue is refreshing at first with a decent amount of carbonation. But as soon as it begins to go down the gullet that bitter aftertaste starts, overwhelming the senses. It's like a skunky beer....not like it went bad but as if skunk was part of the ingredients. The taste lingers erasing any memory of that initial refreshing gulp. That aftetaste ruined this beer for me.

I'm not an expert on IPAs and I'll admit they're not my first choice when drinking, but I can dig a good IPA. All Day IPA did not taste good to me. Mark it up to my bad taste if you must, but I will never buy this beer again. I still love you Founders, just not this beer.

JHubner73, Jun 09, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

smit0309, Jul 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

Mcvs1507, May 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

bregnisier, Aug 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

MButkus, Aug 27, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

Filabee, Apr 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Figured I would give this one a go... I had heard from multiple friends that it is a great session IPA. Anyway, got a growler fill of it. Looks OK in the glass, pretty much what you would expect a session IPA to be, very low on the SRM chart with a generous amount of carbonation. First impression on the nose was extremely more skunky than expected... almost smelled like B.O. Taste is overwhelmingly B.O. I hate to say it, but this one was a drain pour. In fact, it was so bad that I had to go grab some bottles at the local shop to see if it was just a bad keg. Nope. Bottles had the exact characteristics all around.

psoriasaurus, Feb 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

will_eye_e, Sep 03, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Jul 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

kevinm2342, May 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

kilopaparomeo, Jul 07, 2014
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2.29/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Not bad for a "session" IPA, fairly deep copperish orange, with a sizable head and some lacing.

S: Wow! Kind of like having a pine tree shoved up your nose. I honestly could not pick up anything other than pine-resiny hops. Not necessarily a bad thing, but somewhat unexpected.

T: Um ... Yuck? There is some strongly dominant flavor happening here that I just can't identify. But whatever it is, it ain't good. Given the nose, I would have expected this to have a more hop-forward flavor, and maybe that's what it is, but it ain't like any hops I've ever tasted before.

M: Nothing special, but it is sufficiently carbonated and light enough to be refreshing.

O: I'm pretty disappointed in this one. I'm a big fan of what Founders does and I was really looking forward to my first "All Day." I love IPAs and the thought of being able to consume an extra one or two at a sitting without falling down was very appealing. Unfortunately, this just isn't a beer I want to consume more than one of -- and even one is likely to be too many. This is the oddest tasting IPA I've ever tried. Maybe it will grow on me with time, and I have another 5 to test that hypothesis. But right now, I'm not too optimistic.

LCB_Hostage, Apr 12, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I bought a six pack of this last weekend after enjoying many of the other Founders offerings.
A- pale clear golden brown. Not too much head/lacing
S- smelled like a skunky pine cone. I couldn't shake how awful it smelled.
T- the taste was acceptable, but the smell was even off-putting during the drink. Strong piney hop taste with a decent aftertaste
M- a bit flat, without too much appeal.
O- I can honestly say this is one of my least favorite ipas. I'm hoping I got a bad six pack. I'd try another single serving but would definitely not purchase another sixer of this one

3beerdudes, Apr 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

DStoked, May 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

jrglyman, Jul 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

jasinviso, Mar 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

papaglide, Jun 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

user785335, Nov 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

MooseBoose, Mar 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

DubCo21, Apr 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

dbert21, Jun 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

DarthKostrizer, Apr 06, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,918 ratings.