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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,515 Ratings
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Ratings: 3515
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%


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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downeyj4

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great session ale. It is also a great IPA. Apparently it does have some flaked maize in it which helps give it a sweet and crispy finish. This really accentuates the hops that make it a great IPA. Plus, it's always great when you can have a few and still drive home.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 03:46:02 | More by downeyj4
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sharlie

Michigan

2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have decided with this beer that Indian Pale Ale beers are not my first choice of style. Although it was well balanced the hops were very strong. My favorite thing about this beer is that the aftertaste was not long, although it was bitter. Too hoppy for my personal taste.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 12:22:37 | More by sharlie
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Catherine8189

Michigan

3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not an Indian Pale Ale Drinker and this is my first choice if forced with a decision. It is a well balanced. The hopps are strong but very well balanced with the rest of the ingredients. The hopps come through cleanly without a lot of fuss or distraction. With this beer you get the hopp flavor without too much lasting bitter aftertaste. Founders definitely has a winner with this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 22:19:11 | More by Catherine8189
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HugePlume

Washington

2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Very light amber, almost a touch of yellow to it. Effervescent foamy head that retains well.

S: Very strong, almost perfume like fruit note. Reminds of potpurri and orange soda. Not necessarily a good thing.

T: Offputting sweet flavor right off the bat, bitterness struggles to overpower it and doesn't really succeed. Perfume smell carries over to taste a little. No real malt profile.

M: Well they nailed it here, very crisp but not watery. Finishes with a little dryness that makes the bitterness pop a little, but overall its well bodied for the intent.

O: This is what IPA would taste like if Budweiser tried it. Hop finish seems artificial and the taste is all wrong. A heavily dry hopped pale would be much better than this. Its only the second bad IPA I have had, and this might be the worst of the two.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 00:09:30 | More by HugePlume
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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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delta490

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy amber with a short lived head. Aroma is rich and sweet, with strong fruit notes. The taste is a wonderful mix of hop bitterness (pine, citrus) and the tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Little carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A great big flavor IPA with a session-able ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 15:32:05 | More by delta490
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Reviewed from notes taken in March. Expections were high given the brewery and this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad (~1 minute) retention, decent cream, and fair thickness. Body colour is a clear rich pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Pale malts, muted fruit. Incredibly light; I hardly get anything. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Floral hops, light nectary character. Pale malts. Bright fruit. Refreshing. Little bitterness here. It's pretty balanced. I like it. Fair complexity. Decent depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but nowhere near as much as many have claimed. I'd buy it by the 6er, but it's not exceptional. Just a sessionable, enjoyable IPA.

High B-

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09/25/13: I picked up a 6-pack earlier tonight and thought I'd include some more in-depth notes:

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label art and branded pressure cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes - though the low ABV makes this less of a feat.

Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Transparent/translucent.

No obvious flaws. Not unique or special.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 20:48:09 | More by kojevergas
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 03/16/13 notes. Had this on tap at Stoddard's in Boston; served in a pint glass. have had this one a few times.

a - Pours a clear medium orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, floral hops, some light pine hops. Very nice nose; tons of citrus and fresh hops, and very fruity.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, mangos, fruity malts, tropical fruits, bready malts, and some herbal notes. There is no bitterness in the taste which I like; quite nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. no bitterness and easy to drink. Nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a very nice IPA and easy to drink. The nose is extremely nice and hoppy, and there is no bitterness in this one at all. Glad this is popping up all over NY, would definitely buy a 6er of it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 17:25:45 | More by mdfb79
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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

Served on-tap in aplain tumbler pint glass at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, Conn.

A: Poured a clean, clear golden yellow color with a thin veil of bone-white foam which left no real lacing on the glass.

S: Very bright, zesty, fresh and fruity hop profile with hints of funky grape skin, lemon zest and herbal, grassy bitterness.

T: Light, crackery malt flavors key in up front with a very mild, buttery taste. The hop characteristics are varied but trend towards the lemongrass and herbal end of the spectrum. Acidity bounds around imparting lemon bitterness and a spicy, slightly catty finish. Not a whole lotta malt backbone to hold up the grainy bitterness, but lots of hop flavor for a small package.

M: Clean, crisp and light-bodied IPA with a good amount of bitterness to keep a snappy palate and finish.

O: A nice session IPA that very drinkable at 4.7% ABV and certainly keeps you interested with it's strong hop profile. As the name implies, you could drink it all day, but I'm not convinced that I would. However, I'd get it again and consider adding it to a summer BBQ or camping pack.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 23:05:23 | More by Gambrinus1184
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AndyP612

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Pizza Luce St. Paul

A- Light Golden with minimal head.

S- Overwhelming citrus hops hit the nose with hints of tropical fruit. First sip was highly anticipated as I have sold numerous 6 packs of these in the LQ I work.

T- Crisp with citrus flavor, very hoppy yet very light. I had to pace myself given the taste.

M- Very dry not puckered out bitter but dry which I like to experience on a new level when not drinking something as tanic as the wines I usually enjoy.

O- After the one pint, I wanted more of it. I assume after the second I would want more as well. Truly a session IPA which I must confess this is the first of the kind I have tried coined as such but very appropriate. It really presented itself as a double/imperial IPA without the big syrupy mouthfeel I perceive in many. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 04:42:25 | More by AndyP612
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 3/15/2013 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very poundable IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 19:32:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ktblue22

Vermont

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable session-like IPA in my opinion which is why All Day IPA is such a great name! Drinkable, palatable and refreshing. Great to pair with a rare burger. Low-hop profile with a beautiful tropical fruit nose makes this beer interesting and yummy. I can picture myself getting a six pack of this to enjoy while barbecuing. Not much else to say about this beer, I recommend picking it up when you just want to enjoy something, or if you are new to IPAs try this one out first to get your palate more experienced to the subtley that hops can have in well-crafted brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 19:43:26 | More by ktblue22
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass this beer was gold in color. It had a medium-sized white head, and there was a fair amount of lace.

Aroma nice, but a little lacking. Faint citrus and some sweet malt.

Improvement in the taste. The citrus came through more, as grapefruit, orange, and lime. Some biscuit in the background.

Nicely hopped. Definitely an all-day beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 21:57:38 | More by lordofthewiens
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argock

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear light amber with 1/2-1 finger of barely off-white tightly bubbled head with decent retention and some scraps of lacing.

S: Solid grapefruit and pine aromas, light melon, and a little lemon twang. The maltiness is noticeably light and I wish there was a little more malt presence in the aroma.

T: The flavor is easy-drinking but decidely hoppy with grapefruit, honeysuckle, floral, and lighter pine flavor with citrus flavors dominating. The maltiness feels light and tastes light with only a mild caramel note. THe bitterness is medium.

M: The feel is light and a little astringent. I think the carbonation is a little too high as well, especially for a lower gravity beer.

O: This is a pretty easy-drinking beer with a great hops presence. I wish the malt flavors were a little more assertive. All in all though it's a really good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 04:12:45 | More by argock
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-darkish gold with a stable cream colored head

S-yes, a fist full of grapefruit...exactly what I'm looking for. Strong scent.

T-comes in with a light flavor of cooked vegetables, corn, and a hint of grapefruit. Very crisp and tasty. Lasting flavor of vegetables.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-I really wouldn't say this is an IPA. It's just not hoppy an bitter enough. I really like it, but I did like the Lagunitas Daytime better.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 16:50:02 | More by AdamBear
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big 20oz pour looks a golden amber with a thick fluffy white head. My kind of look.

Citrus overload. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. Pale malts might offer a little toastiness according to the nose. Biscuity with a touch of honey. Smells sweet and ripe.

Grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit hoppiness. Smooth and light. Drier than the nose. Toasted malts with a dry crackle. Carbonation is moderate to high with a latent spice kick. Tongue-lashing with hops, yet deceivingly bitter. Body is drippingly smooth. Quite the flashy session IPA.

Solid IPA. I expected nothing less and got what was deserved.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 04:51:31 | More by thecheapies
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MadScientist

New York

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a light haze.

S: A strong citrus hop aroma with some pineapple, tropical fruit notes. There is a moderate amount of a herbaceous, grassiness from dry hopping and just a slight bit of malt sweetness.

T: This is a great hop delivery device, with strong citrus and tropical fruit flavored hops and a moderately-strong hops bitterness. The isn't much in the way of malt, just a light clean sweetness. The balance is bitter with a dry finish.

O: A great take in a lower abv IPA which highlights the hops even more than a maltier strong beer would.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 18:58:52 | More by MadScientist
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear golden colored brew with a tiny half finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a citrus grapefruit hop smell with some sweeter caramel mixed within. Along with these smells is a lighter bready smell and hints of some pine hop.

Taste –The taste begins with a light bready and light caramel flavor mixed with a rather strong amount of grapefruit hop bitterness (at least for the relatively mild bready body). Some very light notes of a tangerine sweetness are upfront as well, with these fading relatively quickly as the taste advances. While these flavors of tangerine diminish the grapefruit hop flavors ever so slightly does as well but is replaced with a blend of grassy and pine hop tastes. This mix of lightly bready and caramel with a mix of grapefruit, pine and grassy hop leave a somewhat bitter and dry flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- For a 4.7 % abv brew the body is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. The thicker body really accentuated the hop tastes nicely, but with the lack of a body to back it up, it was almost too much for the brew, especially since the carbonation was on the lower side.

Overall – This is one nice low alcohol IPA. Its not perfect, but this is a difficult brew to build and balance that hop and body properly while still keeping the IPA hop character, but yet still keeping it sessionalbe. Founders dose a pretty good job.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 01:09:26 | More by Darkmagus82
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The balance of "India" meets the drinkability of "Pale" in a beer that the British would argue is not a session ale because of its greater-than-4% alcohol. But make no mistake about it: I could session the hell out if this beer!

Like many a pale ale or IPA, the beer pours the common mid-amber color, but however has exceptional clarity like that of pale. A fluffed white head springs from the beer beneath and caps the beer with a light and airy appearance. It's certainly a charming little ale.

All Day is all IPA in aroma. Hops abound with the zesty scent of fresh grapefruit oils, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, and pineapple. Its juicy citrus and tropical blend seems sun kisses by the sweet honey scent of caramel malts. While the malt influence informs the hops, it does nothing to rival them- allowing the nose to become a true showcase for American hop aroma.

The same racy hop character that's expressed in the nose also come to life in taste in much the same bright character. Although starting off with supple caramel taste, the malts soon turn "graham cracker" dry before introducing vibrant hop taste. All of the citrus and tropical goodness in aromas seem to pop on the tongue with light acidity and clean bitterness to close its taste. Lightly resinous and a quick procession across the palate seems to usher in a highly refreshing, cleanness and lightness in taste.

Likewise, the beer springs off of the tongue as the carbonation lifts the beer and thwart into dry textures and effortless drinkability. The beer prefers dryness from shortly after its early palate until its snappy finish. Light warmth and grain textures signal closure far sooner than it should.

Where the beer prefers a straight-forward taste of hop dominance over any malt balances, ester complexity, spice notes, or variations in grain caramelization- it does so brilliantly and confidently. It's a beer that draws the bottom of the glass far too soon and proves the notion that you can't have just one. I can drink this all day long!

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 18:41:57 | More by BEERchitect
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Wiggedout40

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lots of hoppy character. A little unbalanced on the bitterness end (even for an IPA) but the spicyness helps. Low ABV makes this a sessionable beer. Good citrus and piney notes to the nose. Clear golden color. Not my favorite IPA but this is a good one and worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 03:05:28 | More by Wiggedout40
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spark3148857

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AP: pours a golden yellow with great clarity, eggshell white head.

AR: Grassy and earthy with slight citrus notes.

TS: Very balanced, lightly bodied, freshly cut grass, lemon.

MF: Decent mouthfeel, above average carbonation.

OV: A good example of the style, packing the great flavors of a Founders IPA into a sessionable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 02:55:32 | More by spark3148857
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DoubleJ

California

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Slater's 50/50 (Liberty Station). What's Founders doing in San Diego? On to the beer:

All day IPA indeed. This beer is an orangish yellow colored beer, showing very good head retention and lace. The nose is a powerful one, dry yet full of hops. Clean, crisp citrus and pine in this one. And the taste goes along that way as well. What makes this fun to drink is besides having a relatively low ABV, is that is really does tastes like a very good, lower gravity IPA, and not to be confused with a pale ale. This is recommended for sure, especially during the lunch hour.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2012 02:48:54 | More by DoubleJ
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at South Philly Tap Room

A- All day comes out a medium bronze with some faded penny shades as well. A stealth pour produced little more than a half inch of loose white foam, no lacing.

S- A small amount of smell for a small beer. Some bittering aroma type blends of hop variety with a light biscuit malt base in the back. Some piney scent with pale malt with warming.

T- A very simple beer with hops on top of malt, that's what counts!! Both are fairly light with everything pretty even. Some piney bits towards the end. I would love getting this stuff fresh, it's pretty much toast now.

M- Very light, crisp and somewhat bitter, in fact this is more bitter than alot of so called bitters out there. Carbed up very nice and not too much for the light body.

D- I could drink a six of this real quick, but would bore of it rather quick, especially at this age. The amount of bitterness is light enough that drinking six would not burn out the palate though. A great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 03:39:35 | More by BARFLYB
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HopHead84

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/18/2012 and 5/20/2012

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark yellow with a white frothy head. Poured nearly to the top of the glass so not much head action.

S: Floral with mild orange and grapefruit aromatics. Restrained hop profile. Some biscuity malt. Light but bright.

T: Grassy and clean with light orange and grapefruit rind notes. Bread is faint and biscuity with cracker notes. Smooth lower moderate bitterness and dry.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Very light and pretty simple, but very drinkable and quite enjoyable on this warm day. I'm glad I came back to try this again as I could hardly taste it after drinking a couple Double IPAs on Friday night. Though, All Day Pale Ale would be a more fitting name for this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 22:26:27 | More by HopHead84
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cagocubs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Founders.

A: Pour was fairly translucent copper with a thin white fuzzy head that broke down to splotches and a thin film.

S: Earthy hops, flower, pine, malt, grains, and citrus scents.

T: A nice balanced drink that has some juicy citrus sweetness to it, finishing with nice bitter hops without getting out of hand. A nice flavor complex of spice, hops, malt, and citrus.

M: Massively refreshing and easy to drink. Lighter body with complex warming and aftertastes.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2012 01:26:36 | More by cagocubs
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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