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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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87
very good

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Reviews: 779
Hads: 6,066
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 3.87%
Wants: 217
Gots: 1,579 | FT: 12
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Reviews: 779 | Hads: 6,066
Photo of BrewUSA
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 89 /100

Summery: A great session ale... I am slightly bias to Founders beers. Still it's the value in the 15 'Brewers pack' for $17.99 that really makes me get giddy over it. Adding on to the fact that it moves rather fast at a few local shops, means I can almost always swoop this less than a month old. Such a great value and readily available go-to~ (517 characters)

Photo of Tauroe
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoyed this beer and I think they hit the nail on the head with what they were going for. Its a light IPA that you can have six of on a summer day and not feel guilty about later.

Poured into a glass with a nice tangerine color slightly hazy with a pretty decent head.

Smell wasn't super strong but had a nice citrus hop smell to it and with a hint of pine.

Really nice hop taste without being to heavy and left me looking forward to the next sip. Definitely picked up on the floral hops and pine.

Was crisp and smooth on the way down.

This one seems like it has a chance to be my go to grilling six pack for this summer (635 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/19/13.

A- A bright and clear dark golden color, plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head tapers to a thin film and leaves wide rings of lacing. This is what I want a session ale to look like, thus the 4.5.

S- Piney hops are what I picked up right away, followed by some grainy and grassy notes and some faint caramel malts.

T-On par with the aromas. The piney hops carry this brew.

M- Light and crisp, well carbonated mouthfeel. There's some oily resin from the hops, which, by the way, Founders squeezes every drop of hop bitterness out of those 42 ibus. Dry hoppy finish.

O- Hoppy flavor @ 4.7% abv works 'All Day' for me. (694 characters)

Photo of herman77
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/2/12

A: Medium honey/gold. Really good clarity, small white head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice zesty citrus and lemon nose. Some sweetness as well. Kind of reminds me of double trouble in a way. Smells way stronger than I thought it would, really surprised by that.

T: Lemon and light pine hops. A bit of grapefruit and just a hint of sweetness. Not much of an aftertaste and it dies off pretty quick as to be expected with a sessionable IPA. Still lots of flavor packed in here.

M: Light body, average carbonation.

O: Of course this is very easy drinking, they definitely accomplished that. A good amount of hops and flavor and the nose is fantastic. For what it is, I think Founders did a great job as usual. (721 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice fresh fruit hop aroma. Sweet and light. Some doughy malt in background. Overall nice aroma.
Not much head - although poured while cold. Mostly clear and slightly cloudy darkish gold.
Forward hop flavors with moderately intense bitterness from mid through the finish. Some supportive malt with a bit of sweetness and caramel.
As would be expected with such a low abv there is a watery quality to the feel - quite thin. Ample carbonation.
A nice quality drinker for warm weather - which seems far away, although does seem a little possible in some distance future . Balanced well in flavors (595 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very much like the recent 21st Amendment Bitter American. Comparing the two, the Bitter American wins hands down, but this is a very nice beer worth your consideration.

It is great looking in the glass. It smells nice too. Tasteis a little metalic as is the aftertaste. I am not going to rush out and buy this for my guests (but I will get some Bitter American). (371 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 2/11/13. poured into a DFH IPA glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Floral, a good amount of citrus, pine, some resin, biscuity malts.

T- Citrus hops, floral, piney bitter finish, nice light malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, light.

O- A lighter, easy drinking IPA, very enjoyable. Packs a nice bitter punch in a sessional beer. (371 characters)

Photo of mooseo
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Clear light amber with a small white head. Very lively carbonation.

S - A blast of pine resin hits the nose first. Very earthy and hoppy with hints of mango and caramel malt.

T - Earthy pine hops are the showcase here (as expected). Light citrus and tropical fruit notes are evident as well. Toasted caramel malts lend just the right amount of sweetness. Finishes mildly bitter.

M - Light body, crisp, bubbly mouthfeel. A bit sticky, somewhat of a dry finish.

O - This is a delicious, hoppy session IPA. High drinkability and very refreshing. The mouthfeel is a little too light, but otherwise this is everything a light IPA should be. (669 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, tangerine, papaya, navel orange and honeydew.

Taste
Papaya with hints of pineapple and tangerine. Light caramel backbone with notes of candy sugar and honeydew melon. Finishes with subtle notes of pine and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, sharp and dry.

Overall
Has some really nice tropical flavors upfront and then quickly dives into the dry/bitter territory you'd expect from an IPA. Quite nice. (584 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. $9.99/6 pack

A- Pours a crystal clear golden orange body with a medium white head that reduces quickly and leaves little lacing.

S- Pretty fruity, smells like citra hops - citrus, mango, pineapple, some pine.

T- The notes here are subtle but tasty - the hop character reveals some tropical, grassy, and citrus zest notes. Not very bitter, nicely balanced.

M- Thinnish body with medium carbonation. Definitely refreshing and sessionable.

I like everything about this beer but the price. It's definitely a great brew to drink on a summer afternoon, but at 4.7% alcohol, a 6 pack isn't going to last you nearly as long as a higher abv, more flavorful 6-pack that you can purchase for 9.99. (737 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a solid pale malt scent along with a killer citrus hop nose. It's light and refreshing with plenty of hop character. The taste is good. It has a great hop character that's balanced with an adequate amount of malts. It seems a bit watery, but the hops really add a good amount of complexity. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer and it's incredibly sessionable as well. (561 characters)

Photo of TheSSG
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, soapy head that is resiny, and collapses completely, leaving minimal lacing. Big, bright hop aroma is filled with citrus and a touch of pine. Nice straw color. Starts with a wonderful, full, aromatic hop flavor that is piney with maybe a HINT of citrus (kind of the opposite of the aroma), builds into a nice medium bitterness, and then MALT! The malt powers through these hops, and then begins to blend to leave a delicious hop-bread flavor linger into the finish.

This is WONDERFUL!
It reminds me of my much beloved and unavailable (in IL) Nimbus Pale Ale from Tucson; it's hoppy, but not too bitter, drinkable, and just delicious!
I would buy this by the 12-pack!!! (683 characters)

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright blear golden with a small less than one finiger white head. Very good looking beer

S - BIg hops right up front. Smells of Grapefruit, pine, floral, and other citrus. Did not detect any malts.

T - Taste is just like the smell up front. Slightly bitter with tastes of grapefuit and pine. There was a definate nutty maltiness on the finish

M - Very light feeling. Lower carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking

O - Quite impressive IPA. Definately not one of the big imperial knock you on your butt IPAs. I think they hit spot on with what they were trying to achieve, an IPA that could be enjoyed all day long. Great beer! (640 characters)

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 bottle

Appearance: Golden beauty with a nice 1 finger head and ample carbonation.

Smell: Quite aromatic, with notes of pine, malt, mango and orange.

Taste: Nice blend of subtle malty sweetness and bitterness up front. Eventually, the malts fade and the bitterness becomes more noticeable, lasting into the finish.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side with mild carbonation.

Overall: Pretty much tasted as I expected it to. It's a sessionable IPA that's not very complex, but give me this over a BMC any day of the week. (524 characters)

Photo of soulfly1492
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Super bold aroma for a session ale, only 4.7% ABV. Bold grapefuit citrus from American hops, a good dose of fresh pine needles. Moderate pale malt sweetness.

Appearance: Medium gold color, like apple juice. Just a touch of haze. Head pours small and is clean white. Low retention and low to medium lacing.

Taste: Impressed immediately. Bold sweet citrus, almost all grapefruit. Moderate pale malt sweetness. Mild grains.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low body. Creamy. Finishes very dry. The mild carbonation is felt after the swallow.

Overall: I could drink a few of these... Nice low ABV for a change, but the flavor was not sacrificed. The malt flavor could have been a bit bolder, but it works well, I can't imagine a better tasting Session IPA given the ABV restriction.

Bottled 4/13/2012
Consumed 5/15/2012 (812 characters)

Photo of stella77artois
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A - A dark gloden-orange. Shines more orange in the light. A small, probably 1/2 inch head that stuck around. Suprising amount of carbonation for an IPA.

S - Quality hops, especially when first opening and before pouring. Yum. Some grapefruit and a touch of fresh cut grass, too. Nice smelling beer.

T - The beer was exactly what I expected. A damn good tasting IPA that's not as potent as most others. I.E. exactly what it's supposed to be. Quality hops are there, as well as a pinch of grapefruit. Great, smooth, medium-hoppiness in the aftertaste.

F - Very nice. Smooth, flavorful finish that really does quench the thirst. No dryness.

O - Not truly outstanding, but still a damn good beer. It's advertised as a session beer, and I plan on sessioning this beast in the future. It's a tasty IPA that doesn't have the overpowering delicious hop taste that's hard (for many, not all) to session with. Sessionable with lot's of excellent flavor! (994 characters)

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I could drink a million of these at a baseball game. I mean for a 4.7abv beer its going to be watery. I find nothing wrong with this brew. This reminds me of Victory’s Headwaters, but the aroma is slightly better though. Citrus, resin, herbal tea, can’t go wrong. Perfect summer beer. Recommended. (301 characters)

Photo of gr0g
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber color with high clarity. An average-looking head leaves some very nice lacing. Aroma is extremely hop forward and pungent, very much the equal of the top high gravity IPAs. It's primarily a piney, grapefruity aroma with some hints of more tropical fare.

Hops continue to dominate on the palate: the bottle says "42 IBUs" which I didn't really consider to be all that high for a beer billed as an IPA, but the apparent bitterness is definitely in the IPA "zone." Malt profile is very restrained, coming through with a weak cracker-like grainy flavor. An abundance of hop oils fills the void but doesn't offer the enjoyment that a big-bodied IPA does.

Session IPA, really hoppy APA, whatever you consider this, it's am excellent low-gravity hop monster. I don't find it as tasty as a good 7% IPA, but there's definitely a place for low ABV, hoppy beers, especially once the summer months roll around. (911 characters)

Photo of mchegash
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4/5
very clear light orange. About one finger of head, disspates down to a minimal layer of head on the top of the beer. An average amount of carbonation can be seen rising from the beer.

Smell - 3.75/5
Strong pine hops smell. Can't really smell anything else.

Taste - 4.25/5
The pine-hops taste is not as strong as the smell, rather it is balanced with a light malts taste. I really like the taste, because it provides the pine taste, but almot no bitterness. I definitely see this being a session beer, as the name suggests.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Slightly less than medium body. Smooth, with only a hint of bitterness. A medium amount of light carbonation. The carbonation level fits nicely with the rest of the beer.

Overall - 4/5
Overall, this is a good, sessionable IPA. I'm not an IPA fan, but I could see myself easily drinking a few of these in one sitting no problem. A highly drinkable IPA. Recommended for those who are just trying to break into the IPA style, or those who enjoy IPAs only occasionally. (1,025 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from"stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed golden orange in color, with a short head of white foam.
Aroma-Nice boquet of juicy, piney hops.
Taste-Initial gulp is a bit weak-kneed, then a nice rush of hops and fruity pine come in for a nice flavorfull finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this is a "sessionable" IPA and would be welcome in the hotter months or at a backyard BBQ. Nice flavor and very refreshing. (442 characters)

Photo of dougfur
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color, just a hint of haze, with a pretty weak head, but not a bad looking beer at all. Smell is a little yeasty, but mostly citus zest hops (mostly grapefruit). The smell's not in your face, but it's solid and awesome; way more than you'd expect from a "light" beer like this. Taste is a bit of malt, a bit of yeast and a nice citrusy hop flavor. If you're used to drinking big DIPA's, this is going to taste weak at first, but the right tastes are there and the hops are really enjoyable (probably one of the strongest grapefruit flavors I've had in a beer). Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but what do you expect given the %alcohol?
I think this beer should be evaluated in a different catergory from other IPA's. It's not meant to compete with them. The abv is 4.7% for Pete's sake! As a "fishing trip on the lake-session ale with some hop flavor, this is a great beer! (882 characters)

Photo of divineaudio
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled 12/26/11. poured into my founders pint glass.

a - pours golden in color and is totally transparent. only got a thin cap of off white head that calmed to a film right away, but does leave a lot of little chunks of lacing in my glass.

s - toffee, faint honey, orange, pineapple, faint grass.

t - grassy hop character over a biscuity malt base. juicy citrus notes, faint pine. pleasing amount of bitterness leads into a crisp, dry finish. standard ipa flavors here, but very well balanced.

m - medium in body but plenty of carbonation makes it feel lighter. medium co2 profile.

o - probably the most easy drinking beer i have ever had. the fact that i could have 3-4 of these in a night (or day) without falling down drunk just makes it that much more enjoyable. i see this being a regular inhabitant of my fridge. (824 characters)

Photo of bwood06
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Gold with a white 1 finger head. Ultra clear. 4/5

S - Very hopped and piney. Ever so slight hint of sweet malts. Grassy. 4.25/5

T - Somewhat sweet malt right off the bat. Piney/resin finish. Taste is dominated by hops. The malt is somewhat hard to find even with it being the first flavor to hit me. 3.75/5

M - Very light body and crisp. Fairly dry. Finishes very clean with a slight bitter aftertaste.

O - Very light and drinkable IPA. Definitely a session IPA. Doesn't sacrifice flavor for drinkability. 4/5 (532 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden yellow to pale copper in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation throughout. The beer has a finger tall slightly fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pine, citrus/grapefruit, and citrus/orange rind hops. Very enticing.

T: Similar to the smell, the dominant flavors in this beer are those of the hops - pine, citrus/grapefruit, and citrus/orange rind. There is a light amount of bitterness which lingers in the finish. Upfront there are very light notes of malty sweetness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp.

O: Super easy to drink and definitely sessionable - I could easily sip around and put these back all day long. Very enjoyable with a delicious flavor - also very well balanced. This would be a great session IPA for the late spring and early summer. (1,012 characters)

Photo of RMD579
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells amazing, very sweet citrus aroma. Taste and feel are a bit light, as you would expect. I wish there was some more juiciness and complexity in the flavor, it's a little bland, but overall it's a good beer for what it is. (226 characters)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 779 ratings.