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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

825 Reviews
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Reviews: 825
Hads: 6,387
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 224
Gots: 1,847 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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.
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Reviews: 825 | Hads: 6,387
Photo of Cory_Barton
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2/7/16 drinking, 11/11/15 bottled on

L: bright pale gold, strong clarity, thin white head that quickly settled out. Poor head retention

S: Low aromatics, clean, slightly sweet, light tangerine or orange. Lack of strong aromatics

T: Balanced bitterness, with some mild bready background. Hop flavors of citrus and some piney resin in the back, but overall fairly low prominence for an IPA. Very high drinkability, which goes for it being a session ale. Some very low lingering citrus peel, but mostly a clean end once you swallow.

F: Higher carbonation helps keep it light and refreshing, scrubbing bubbles keeping it easy to consume and palate cleansing. Lighter body is bulked up by the carbonation, helping to prevent a watery session ale feel.

O: A very drinkable session IPA with a nice palate cleansing level of elevated carbonation and clean bitterness. Stronger aromatics would be nice, and a more pronounced hop flavor, but this bottle also is almost 3 months old, so I'm not surprised if things died down some. "All Day" is right, as I could see a summer day of bbq and downing several without feeling overwhelmed.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12-oz can into Belgian ale glass

A - 2-finger off-white head over a slightly-cloudy body of golden amber, high visible carbonation

S - grapefruit, touch of tropical fruit, maybe a little floral

T - grapefruit, touch of pine, floral, crackers

M - light/medium body, highly carbonated

O - I guess I'm just not big on session IPAs. They have the smell and taste of regular IPAs, but toned down. I would prefer full-strength smell, taste, and body. That said, for a session ale this is pretty decent.

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Photo of jooler
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The head goes away just like if it was soda. Smell is amazing and citrusy. Initial taste is pretty bitter and kind of flat. I would rather prefer ponto than this but I still love the smell of the all day IPA better

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Photo of Reema
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a opaque golden honey color with visible sediment. Smells of pineapple, mango, tropical fruit sweetness, slight vegetal hops, and a slight guava scent. Taste reflects the smell with slightly diluted fruity hops taste. Initial fruit flavors of pineapple and mango lead into a semi-sharp hops dank. Finishes dry with a short lived hoppy flavor. Feel is semi-light with ample carbonation. It is pleasant, ideal for a session IPA. Overall this is a good beer that is tasty and pleasant.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours cloudy orange amber with a very small white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops, especially orange. Tastes of decent grain with a nice earthy taste, very slight citrus. Beer is light bodied, extremely drinkable, heavily carbonated. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

35cl bottle. Slightly murky orange pour with a thin white head. Smells like honey and citrus. The taste is bitter-sweet and well balanced, with notes of honey and orange. Not a complex beer by any stretch of imagination, but an excellently sessionable IPA - I can see myself drinking a few of these on a summer day.

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Photo of Local390
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Beer Orlando.
Look - golden Amber with a nice frothy head.
Smell - nice floral hops, not strong and the smell lets you know immediately that this is a session ale, no big bold statements but very pleasant.
Taste - crisp, refreshing and a nice balance of malt and hops, nice medium bitterness on the back, just enough to remind you that this is an IPA.
Feel - nice refreshing carbonation, good light feel and could almost be 'watery' if compared to full IPA's but on its own it stands pretty well.
Overall - a classic session IPA which is easy to drink and you really could have a good session on this, I could go back to this often enough.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Founders All Day IPA pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces nicely.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus, a little pine, light malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Citrus, lemon, a little orange, tropical fruit, floral, maybe a bit grassy, pine, light crackery malt, and just a bit of sweetness. Can feel a bit thin on the finish, but not bad.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid session IPA.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Easy to drink, but with bigger flavor than I expected. Pours a hazy burnt orange kind of color with a white head about 1 finger. The smell has lots of citrus and pine notes. As far as taste, I got lemon, grapefruit, pine, and freshly cut grass. Feels dry and crisp, albeit a little thin. Good balance and a surprising amount of intensity for something with 37 IBUs and less than 5% ABV. Definitely sessionable and a solid beer.

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great smell, great taste. You really could drink this stuff all day long. Powerful citrus smell and flavor. Not overly hoppy. Well balanced. Can't wait to have it again.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: December 27, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint...OCCASION: lazy Sunday, football watching and Lego building... APPEARANCE: mushroom cloud of head explodes in an off-white sponge and cloud... the wake left exhibits respectable coral lacing... body is slightly hazy, golden orange and lightly carbonated... AROMA: mango, tangerine, and grapefruit make for a tropical waft of hops--nothing dank here... malts are light, wispy suggestions of fresh biscuit; slight return of pine, nowhere near its less sessionable brethren... PALATE: medium-bodied and reasonable in its weight; highly drinkable, as the label propounds; slightly sloughing in its intensity after the initial burst of effervescence; leaves a pleasant, brief aftertaste.. TASTE: a balanced start, with grapefruit and mango blending with fresh toasted bread; secondary flavors of pine and lemon grass--the latter of which is soft and almost wheat-like in its smoothness...OVERALL: as expected, it's either a toned-down IPA or a slightly more flavorful pale--tough to dispute its utility, regardless of its muddling of nomenclature...

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Photo of RobertDBrase
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured into a glass with a nice rocky slightly off white head. Color was a nice golden slightly hazy color with lots of streaming bubbles.
The smell was an immediate punch of citrus hops with some floral tones. The citrus smell was nice but overpowered any other notes.
The taste was a follow up to the smell. A punch of citrus and floral hops but without the usual bite of bitterness that an IPA has.
The feel is clean and crisp and does not have any real oily feel to it.
Overall This is an easy drinking IPA without a high ABV and without a lot of bitterness. I found this at our local supermarket at a decent price for a 15 pack so that helps put a smile on my face. It is cold now, but on a hot day here in Las Vegas, with an All Day that was ice cold, I probably would not complain.

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Photo of 57md
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper color with two big fingers of head. The nose has the mild essence of hops. The body is quite thin and the flavor profile is not even terribly hoppy.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Citrusy-fruity hops, with a light pine note followed by light malt sweetness.

A: Amber color with a light orange hue, totally clear, with a thick foamy white head that has adequate retention.

T: Citrusy, fruity, slightly piney hops with a light malt character. The beer finishes dry with moderately light hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty solid citrusy, fruity and piney hop aroma and flavor with a light malt presence – makes this beer very sessionable and easy to drink. I dig that Founders prints the date on the beer. The fresh aroma and flavor already “said” the beer was recently bottled, but it’s always nice to have a printed date confirm it.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can with a travel mug
Noted on 06/17/2015

Picked this one up in Flagstaff, AZ at the Magic Mobile Gas Station

A: The All-Day IPA pours a clear golden amber with some modest copper hues. A nice thick lather of bone white foam builds over top and stays true for a few minutes before falling back into my cup. Lots of broken tracks and sticky dotted lacing decorate the walls after every sip.

S: Super centennial-citra hop skunkiness! All catty like with candied grapefruit and sticky pine tree plucking at the nose. Getting some light lemongrass and gooseberry to this with a pale malt sweetness underneath. Wowie wow is this incredibly pungent and aromatic with fresh ripe green hops. Really solid.

T: That same momentum carries over in the taste with a little more assertion from the malt sweetness. Comes across as a dry table cracker with a hint of caramel but it is actually quite neutral here. Grapefruit zest rolls over the tongue in spades and rounds out with some pineapple, mango, and catty herbals. Finishes with a bit of earthy bitter goodness that carries through to a resinous linger. Super juicy for such a small table brew.

M: Super light and crisp as to be expected. There is an even amount of spritzy carb to this and an upper moderate amount of biting bitterness mid-stream. Finishes very dry and crisp with a nice lasting linger.

D: A great brew. Seems Founders has this one really dialed in. A top 5 “sessions” IPA for me. Incredibly pungent and juicy for such a tiny brew. Reminds me a lot of the Centennial IPA but with Citra added and less malt influence. Man I would treat this on the regular if we got Founders in SoCal.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I keep meaning to review this beer but then I end up drinking it all day and then I forgot to..
Full fledged IPA flavors while less than 6% alcohol. Less than 5?
My sample is from a can; I don't recall an appreciable difference between bottle and can. I can usually get a15 pack of this for around $20 and I'm happy to pay that.
Tart, refreshing, interesting. I intend to keep plenty of this in my fridge at any point in time.

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Photo of mpipe
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow, this is truly a great all day IPA. PLENTY of citrus and hops, but not overwhelming. This is the kind of beer I can destroy and not feel guilty. The 15 pack is perfect for summer outings.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo during this year's GABER event. Cheers!

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 42

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, one finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear amber gamboge in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy wisp only. Looks a little flat by the end and leaves no real lacing to speak of. Lack luster for the style.

SMELL: Lots of hops here. Honeydew melon, grapefruit, caramel and hints of lemon. Lots of cascade hops. Bold enough as well.

TASTE: Grassy up front with melon and some citrus bitterness at the swallow. Medium aftertaste of grapefruit bitterness, grassy hops, some melon and lemon citrus flavors linger on the palate. Flavorful stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Light on the palate, somewhat foamy, goes down fine and finishes dry.

OVERALL: This was actually really nice. I've been overwhelmingly unimpressed with the new craze on session IPA's, as they're usually just watered down versions of their forefathers. This one isn't as robust or impressive as the real thing, but it's well done and is plenty enjoyable in that man-it's-hot-and-I-want-a-quick-one kind of way. The look could use some work, but otherwise, this is a solid, solid effort in this style. Recommended.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A real light yellow color, white head. Good hop aromatics, simcoe. Taste is again, green earthy hops, super light malt bill doesn't get in the way, lets the hops shine.

Great for disc golf, this is a cruoooshable beer. Love it in 15 packs, great hot weather stuff, although its always just a great lawnmower beer that is hopped like an ipa.

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Photo of fx20736
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 15 pack from Wegmans on 11/22/15. Served refrigerated in a Duvel tulip.

Look: hazy honeyed amber, frothy white head, not much lacing.

Smell: gentle blend of tropical fruit and pine

Taste: slender malt ribbon supports a mentholated hoppiness.

Feel: thinnish but that's fine considering the abv

Overall: well done for what it is

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 10/14/15 into a Spiegelau IPA glass. There's plenty other session IPAs/low ABV beers I'd grab before this one, including GoTo, Fortunate Island, Hoppy Birthday, Daydream, Mini Separation Anxiety, Crush-A-Bale, Ponto, Pinner, Gravity Check, etc. Like the 15pk format, and very favorably priced.

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Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lime on the nose
Very citrusy
Note as bitter as most IPAs I have had. Dry finish with a light mouth feel. This seems like the perfect ipa to have on a summer day

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - pours golden orange body. Small white head dissipates quickly.
S - fruity and hoppy
T - fruity with slight hoppy bitter after taste
F - smooth with hint of carbonation at the end to give it a kick
O - I'm new to ipa's but this is the best I've had so far.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic glass. Pale yellow in color. Very pleasant floral smell. The hop bitterness was just about right for my taste. Overall a very good beer and one of my top choices for a session IPA.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw, not much volume to its white head, and the little that is produced doesn't stick around- which doesn't matter much, considering I usually drink this one straight from the can. Smells is pungent, lots of tropical citrus, followed by dank earthiness, with a hint of pine. Flavor, too, is citrus based, lively, grapefruit and tangerine, pine finish, some malt thrown in throughout, with bitterness prevailing at the end. Very, very flavorful. Overly carbonated to the point of being like soda, but light bodied and easy drinking- perfect for a session beer.
This is a great idea- very solid IPA sold in lightweight can 15-packs for a reasonable price. Elegant brilliance. As for the beer itself, the emphasis on the fruit is to my liking, but varied and with enough pine and malt to be a balanced multi-note beer. Refreshing to the maximum, quaffable, tasty, and affordable. Sign me up.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.