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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

5,486 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,486
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 181
Gots: 1,068 | FT: 8
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Steffanie
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average IPA. Very drinkable, so the name is true.

Photo of illpass78
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty, clear orange. Head and lacing both minimal. Carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Smells of citrus, pine, lemon, hops and grass. All typical IPA smells. Smells hoppier than 42 IBUs. Alcohol is faint.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, but it's kind of underwhelming. The lemon note is a little too dominant. It's very average.

Mouthfeel: It's thinner than I'd prefer. Somewhat watery for an IPA.

Overall: This is a very mediocre beer in my opinion. It does what they want it to do - it's an IPA you can plow through all day because of low ABV - but it's really boring. It seems like a stab at a pale ale / IPA hybrid and I think it would be better if they'd committed to one or another. It could serve as a good "bridge" beer to help folks move from pales to IPAs, so it's not without value.

Photo of ChestSplitter
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle.
Looks like a nice clean pale ale. Nothing overly memorable.
Smells like hops. Not as citrusy as some other IPAs
Tastes like hops. Not a lot of balance here. This is just a very hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a very hoppy IPA without a lot of balance. Finish is bitter.
Overall: not one of my favorites in this category:

Bells Two-Hearted>Sierra Nevada Torpedo>NOLA Mechahopzilla>Founders All Day IPA.

Photo of Keithcray
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of DocBee
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Thaddeus
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Nice amber appearance with a small white head.

Aroma & Taste: Heavy hop notes. Floral herbs and pine mixed with citrus grapefruit and orange. Even with the citrus notes the beer has a heavy bitter taste with a long finish.

I was surprised by the low ABV for this beer, which is why it's an "All Day IPA." Overall this beer was a little to heavy on the hops for me (I like hops) but I also thought it was better when the beer got a little warmer.

Photo of rfritton
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eh. Not bad, not great. Just average.

Photo of jerrytodd
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Did an A/B comparison between this and my current favorite session IPA

A: Slight deep amber color. Head retention was OK with minimal lacing

S: No real blast of hops. I had to search really hard to smell (imagine?) some pine and citrus

T: See directly above. IMHO this is more of an amber than an IPA

M: Fine

O: I think Founders is a great brewery but this one really disappointed me. The SingleCut 18Watt I compared this to (or say a Hill Farmstead Edward) both are state of the art in terms of a sessionable IPA and the comparison was night and day. Maybe the bottle was too old? I dunno, but another reason to buy local I reckon...

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of KMBradyJr
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Kelsiemoeller
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, golden-yellow in color with a fizzy, white head.

Smell: Pine smell, grass smell, very present smell of hops.

Taste: Fresh, vibrant, sticky hops with a hint of sweet malt in the finish. Very present hops flavor, as an IPA should

Moutfell: Never too hoppy where it's cloying or dry. The carbonation adds a good balance.

Overall:I am not a huge fan of IPAs, personally, but that does not mean this is a bad beer. I thought for an IPA, it was good

Photo of BobMessina
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of StoutBoi
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Colleen_Parker
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of majinzin
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of MikePags
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice beer for a session, but it leaves a lot to be desired due to the metallic aftertaste. Could be due to a bad tap, but not a good enough beer to bring me back. However, due to the overall quality hop flavor, this beer may see some repeat business from me due to the mellow starting taste and the overall drinkability. Poor mouthfeel may e a result of the metallic taste but the lack of a quality head and carbonation hurts.

Photo of hseldon15
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of vandeg
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Overall a decent IPA but not the best, if it was anymore bitter it should be classified as a ESB. It was semi sweet and had a great taste. I'm a big fan of IPAs but there are better ones out there, if this was conditioned a little longer it could definitely be a better beer.

Photo of kennyn01
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Nobcefus
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SysopChris
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of butlermattj
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jhartley
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to an English style pint.
A bright crystal clear yellow-gold body with a 1/2 finger thin head.
Smells of citrus and herbs with a little spiciness. Very "bright".
Very light in body; thin and watery. A little pepper-like bite on the end.
A little too much carbonation for me.
I know this is labeled and supposed to be a session ale, but it's a little too light for my liking. Would prefer more in the body too match the smell. I really love all the other offerings I have had from Founders, but this one misses the mark for me. Not too say it wasn't a decent beer, just not one I would seek out in the future.

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,486 ratings.