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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

4,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,286
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 126
Gots: 443 | 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:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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Ratings: 4,286 | Reviews: 629 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rihup

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

06-04-2013 01:54:57 | More by Rihup
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bertram

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

02-19-2012 00:28:51 | More by bertram
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Satan70

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-30-2013 17:25:45 | More by Satan70
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

09-26-2013 23:55:19 | More by MrBallz
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sbxx

Illinois

2.54/5  rDev -34%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:32:50 | More by sbxx
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youngleo

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:41:52 | More by youngleo
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -33%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2013 02:39:39 | More by tjsdomer2
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 16:12:02 | More by SaCkErZ9
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schwabej

New York

2.71/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:36:44 | More by schwabej
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SmellTheGluv


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-22-2014 00:54:49 | More by SmellTheGluv
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mikerap100

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

05-25-2013 06:08:39 | More by mikerap100
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bilhelm

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

12-01-2013 05:11:56 | More by bilhelm
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

09-01-2013 17:54:17 | More by -NESTO-
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-20-2013 11:14:48 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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Clonefan94

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:19:33 | More by Clonefan94
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

05-25-2013 16:44:11 | More by ajzy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-16-2013 01:19:10 | More by ejimhof
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-03-2014 17:20:23 | More by Knoxrb12
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AricDeaconC


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

07-12-2014 00:11:03 | More by AricDeaconC
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Jwilli69


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

07-26-2014 20:18:25 | More by Jwilli69
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-23-2013 10:42:25 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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Mick-e-d


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-05-2012 20:36:08 | More by Mick-e-d
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-26-2013 22:21:07 | More by Whiskeydeez
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JRosolen

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-18-2014 14:56:54 | More by JRosolen
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Domvan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-29-2014 02:55:23 | More by Domvan
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,286 ratings.