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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

4,920 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,920
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 705 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Bpc24, Jul 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Jdra, Sep 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

harperman69, Mar 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Jschuster, Jun 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

brock146, May 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

dpjosuns, Feb 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

CaptainShell, Jul 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

bertram, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Satan70, Mar 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

MrBallz, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of sbxx
2.54/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Crisp, golden yellow. Slight bubbly haze as the carbonation rose up. Looked nice. Eventually settled and looked like a basic American macro.

Smell - Immediately picked up the Amarillo hops. Very nice. Hints of bread. Not much else.

Taste - Blah! This is what I feared. Empty, hollow shell of a body. Can almost taste the alcohol, it's so thin. Distant hints of pine and citrus. Bitter, funky aftertaste. Ugh.

Mouthfeel - Light body, med/high carbonation, damp finish.

Overall - Big disappointment. I really wanted to like this beer too. Oh well. There are plenty of sessionable beers out there for similar prices that actually have flavor and body. I wouldn't bother with this one.

sbxx, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of youngleo
2.55/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured to about a one inch slightly offwhite head. Brew itself was brownish gold in color. Left a little lacing, but nothing to brag about. Had as light hoppy smell. Maybe a little sweetness going on. Not a real strong hoppy flavor noticed. There were notes of citrus and pine. Also had a quite strong bitter aftertaste. The bitter left as fast as it was noticed to me. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was good. I thought this would taste like Two Hearted, but there was no comparison. Two Hearted was better. But then again, Two Hearted with its higher alcohol content isnt (to me) a session beer.

youngleo, Feb 27, 2012
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2.56/5  rDev -33.7%

CGA2, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of tjsdomer2
2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden with good lacing. An appetizing ale.

Smell: Pear and pineapple. I especially like the pear, but this is a bit sour.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely bitter, and not in a good way. Skunked pine cones. It is smooth, but definitely flat.

Overall Drinkability: I can officially say I've found a Founders beer I don't like. They say every dog has its day. Whatever the opposite of that saying is...this is it for Founders.

tjsdomer2, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Let me start off by saying that this whole "session (insert beer here) drives me crazy. A session IPA is a pale ale. A session imperial stout is a stout. A session doppelbock is a bock. This is not an IPA, no matter what you call it. My review reflects rating this as an IPA, of which classification it officially belongs.

Pours a wonderful golden amber color with a small and slightly wispy white head. There is some sporadic lacing, but nothing like most IPAs I see.

The aroma is wonderful. Full of fresh hoppiness. Citrus and piney. Grapefruit, lemon zest, caramel malts to a lesser extent.

The flavor is awesome for a pale ale. Plenty of hop flavor, some fresh baked bread, a bit of grainy malt which I love, light malts, dry as a bone.

The mouthfeel is nowhere close for the style. Very watery and thin, super dry, high carbonation, but a solid bit of bitterness. Think IPA plus tap water.

I enjoy the aromas and flavor but the mouthfeel and alcohol are completely non existent, which is a big part of an IPA.

SaCkErZ9, Sep 01, 2013
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2.71/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I really wanted to like this beer. When I first tried it, I thought "Oh, a nice clone of New Glarus Moon Man." But that's where the similarities stopped. It's like a beer spritzer. Weak, yet hoppy, and I felt myself not really wanting to drink it. It quickly went flat, and I'm only drinking more to try and catch a buzz. I wouldn't buy it again, and I'm wondering now if Founders has gotten too big for their britches. I think their quality is slipping, and a brewery I once thought could do no wrong, is proving me wrong. Don't bother.

schwabej, Mar 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

SmellTheGluv, Jun 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

kuishinbo_tantei, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

mikerap100, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

bilhelm, Dec 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

WiscoBrewsco, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Clonefan94
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'm surprised by how many high marks this had. Maybe I got a bad 6 pack or something, but this was nothing special. No malt at all, only piney aroma and taste. I'm not saying it's bad by any stretch, but just not enough going on to give it superb marks. I'd compare the sixer I had to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with less taste and aroma.

All I got from this was some piney hops and that's it. No complexity at all to round out the beer.

Clonefan94, Jul 20, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,920 ratings.