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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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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,147
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 218
Gots: 1,644 | 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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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a packaged date of August 2015 from Tom at the 2015 Albino Skunk Music Festivaal.
Good head over an Amber body.
This has only moderate strength aroma but a strong hoppy flavor.
Hoppy aroma with an earthy-herbal-grapefruit flavor.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This low-ABV IPA is a very slightly hazy, slightly sparkling deep gold beer; its brief-lived, giant pebbly ivory-colored head leaves very sparse streaks of lacing. The nose is big: a nice, balanced blend of citrus, pine and florals. On the palate it starts as bitter, sour grapefruit, joined mid-palate by the pine and the florals. There is really no malt presence to speak of, and it is quite dry as far as sweetness goes. The finish is piney florals, followed by the onset of a style-moderate clinging hop bitterness that lingers for a few minutes. The mouthfeel is biggish for the light-medium body- this is one session IPA that is not watery- and the texture is moderately creamy. The carbonation is fairly soft and does not really make itself known. Altogether, this is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of tsmith1nu
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is the perfect halfway point between a super heady IPA and your run of the mill macro. Picked up a 15 pack of cans for the fridge. I have had straight from the can and poured into the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Solid either way.

I don't expect this beer will win awards but that shouldn't stop you from trying it.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders All Day IPA brewed by Founders Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.70% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a a nice white head. This brew has a nice look to it, the look is real inviting. The smell of Founders All Day IPA, is rich with hops, grains, malts. There is also a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. Now for the taste, it is nice and crisp. You pick up a nice mildness of hops, grains and malts. I like how this brew is different from most IPA's on the market. This is one of the smoother IPA's that I have had. The mouthfeel of Founders All Day IPA is , smooth, rich and refreshing. Founders All Day IPA, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew is. I could drink this all day. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. Founders Brewing Company, did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of BethanyB
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: A hazy, medium amber, like a dried magnolia leaf. Tons of bubbles, some flying upwards to slam into a fat, puffy white head, others swirling throughout the glass like lively fish in a tank.

Smell: A metallic tinge manages not to upset bright citrus aromas--fresh orange with a splash of lemon and a squeeze of lime. Malty underlayers are detected through a light scent of fresh grain.

Taste: The overall flavor profile is light enough to live up to the beer's sessionable reputation, yet complex enough to provide quality interest. Lightly toasted malt assuages the medium high bitterness created by an artfully balanced hop combination--earthy herbs and oranges (peels and all) meet the gold standard.

Mouthfeel: Perfect for a session IPA--medium light body, with lots of carbonation. The finish paints a stripe of dryness down each side of the tongue, but otherwise remains smooth.

Overall: It may be a session beer, but it's also unabashed about being an IPA: while not alarming, the fresh hops provide a good amount of bitterness. It's hardly an explosion of flavor, but it's not meant to be one. My one objective complaint would be the metallic character in the aroma. Subjectively, I would be happier with less earth and malt, i.e., a brighter taste, but I do believe the darker, more mellow flavor a provide a unique, appreciable roundness.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Nice light gold color with a small head that fades, spotty lacing. Nice hop wallop on the aroma, fairly grassy and piney. Taste starts with a hit of sweetness, very light, and then the grassy and piney hops. Hint of grapefruit. Finishes dry and bitter. Very light in the stomach, crisp on the tongue. Right around session ABV, too. Nice beer!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from can into small nonic pint glass.

Look : Medium shaded golden body with 90% transparency. The head pours large at first and then settles to a small ring. Lacing is sparse but left behind nonetheless.

Smell : Lots of fresh cantaloupe right out front, followed by honeydew, mango, grape, watermelon, and some vinous resiny hop oil. Some aging can also be nosed. Loud bouquet from the word go.

Taste : Hop oil out front, followed by rinds of cantaloupe and honeydew. Faint pine, and a punch of resin. Buzzing tropical notes fade out the finish.

(Important Note ... If you drink this straight out of the can, you will get more pine than fruit, so if that's your thing, don't pour this beer and drink it from the can instead.)

Feel : Light bodied, a slight oiliness from the hop, and a taut creaminess from the malts. It ends dry.

Overall : This isn't the most sessionable IPA I've had, but it's more flavorful and it seems hard to strike that perfect balance. In a session IPA, this is more flavorful, less quaffable. On the pendulum swing it's closer to a typical IPA, probably 60/40 IPA/Session IPA. Still a good beer regardless.

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Two 12 ounce bottles cooled to approximately 50 degrees and consumed on different evenings from a Spiegelau stemmed Pilsner glass. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and found it to be a welcome change from the overly hopped CA IPAs I really dislike. Nice balance, pleasant mouthfeel and refreshing. By far the best session IPA I've had (way better than Lagunitas Daytime or Oskar Blues Pinner). While I would probably not go out of way for this, if available at a bar or restaurant I could definitely see myself having this again.

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Photo of MACrist
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For the style. Fairly aggressive pour, two fingers of head. A Hazy, quite yellow look. I was really impressed with the aroma of this beer. Lots of pine and citrus as with a lot of IPAs but this really jumped right out of the glass. It just smelled rich and super fresh. The taste was perfect for a session IPA because you get a solid dose of hop flavor, slightly bitter, and then it's gone. The feel is refreshing and light. The malt was there just enough but the hops stand out by comparison. The calories are reasonable at 141, if that is a concern, and the lower ABV (4.7) would make this beer a good option if you want flavor but not a big buzz. Will definitely buy again.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased a 15 pack of cans for a camping trip. Nice option, and it was on a great sale. Remember enjoying it a lot on the trip... but can't say the same for some of the guys I shared it with. Tried it again tonight with an aggressive pour out of the can. Attractive golden to light amber color. pour produced a huge, frothy off- white head, but it quickly dwindled to nothing. Nice smell, with some light hot and floral scents. initial taste was very week and somewhat watery. Aftertaste was tart, grapefruit. Further into the glass, the flavors seemed to build up and I got more of the tart- hop- grapefruit. Mouthfeel is still very thin, with definite citrus tart hanging on the tongue. Didn't catch any sweetness. Wouldn't pick to drink at home, but I'll stick some in my cooler for the next trip.

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Photo of RJIV
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden semi-translucent color.
Hops smell a little oxidized with some citrus burst.
Taste has a pleasant citrus and slight bitterness up front, the flavor is wiped away quickly by a watery body. There is no lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of jmang
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently switched to beer primarily for lower calories per ounce than other alcoholic beverages. Over the past year my taste has evolved. Most notably I couldn't drink IPAs at first, but this is now one of my favorite styles.

Founders All Day is my current favorite IPA because it has all the clean, spicy hoppiness of a great IPA without a heavy bitter finish or aftertaste. The low ABV is also a big plus for me.

Overall my favorite IPA and one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of clake
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 7/27/15 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a deep amber color with about a finger of head that quickly dissipates to a very tiny ring of head with little lacing.

Smell is of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of breadiness from the malts.

Flavor is a bit disappointing. The malts seem to dominate up front. There is a hint of the citrus and tropical notes followed by bitterness.

Feel is a bit thin but it is nicely carbonated with a nice, dry finish.

It's a nice beer but not one of my first choices in the style.

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Photo of toolpatient
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

My second favorite session IPA Behind GF Citra session. Super tasty and only a bit thin and watery. High carbonation hides the "session" feel. Great aroma, good taste. Can't ask much more from a light IPA.

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Photo of royalenfield
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm a small person with a very low tolerance for alcohol, so this has become my go-to IPA. Is it the best in the world? Of course not. But it's very reasonably priced (less than a dollar a can) and I can finish several in one sitting comfortably. Not as 'chewy' as full-strength IPAs, but the juicy hop terpenes kick more than makes up for the slightly thin malt palate. Long, satisfying finish.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into IPA Glass. The color is golden honey with a thick milk white head and generous lacing. It smells of grapefruit, pine, hops, and a little bit of malt. The taste of the grapefruit and hops is somewhat muted - like craft light beer. As a session IPA, it is very easy drinking; nicely carbonated and smooth. This beer achieves its purpose: a light, easy drinking IPA that is perfect for outdoor events.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't remember being a huge fan of this one, but had a nice, cold-stored bottle recently and man was it tasty. Really nice nose, grassy, light citrus or perhaps even flecks of tropical fruit, a just a hint of dankness/pungency. Palate finds a way to not get too thin, though the carb combines with the attenuation to create a pretty buzzy feel. Still, a nice mix of hop flavor with the faintest of crackery malt backdrops. This thing works, and it works well.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well, i guess it wasn't clear what "all day" really means.
This is one refreshing, smooth, easy going beverage. What a nice balance between malt and hops. Feels light and aromatic. Nice one.

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Photo of Bogart2930
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A solid crusher. Not the the hoppiest thing ever but the session is kind of nice. This things great in cans for the beach or the boat. Also won't scare your non craft friends away.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale amber with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Zero lacing. Aroma is spectacular for a session! Perfect blend of pine and grapefruit with malt. The taste did not match the aroma...somewhat piney, slightly bitter with a malt profile. The feel is light/medium bodied. Medium high carbonation with a dry finish. Overall this is a great example of the style right out of the can, perfect for drinking in the summer.

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Photo of Ego_bibo_ergo_sum
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let's face reality. I'd love to drink 9.0 IPAs all the time but life SOMETIMES dictates less boozy choices. You won't be fooled that this is anything but a thinner sessIon but Founders puts it in a can and offers it as a 15 pack. In my world there's a place for that. Its a great beach / daytime / cooler beer.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 15-pack of cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander (at a nice sale price of $14). The canning date suggests this one is a little over two months old. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a bright golden amber with about an inch of large-bubbled white head that dissipates very quickly to just a slight ring that leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Quite clear, with moderate visible carbonation.

S: Very nice hop profile in the nose--quite floral, with notes of pine, cut grass, citrus, and tropical fruit. Cracker malts assert themselves underneath. There's just the slightest hint of soap/air freshener to the bouquet.

T: Cracker and bready malts at the outset, with some of those floral hop notes coming through almost immediately. The grassy notes come through quite quickly, as does a bit of that tropical fruit--pineapple and a bit of mango. The malts continue to play a part through the middle, as well--pretty balanced flavor on this one. The back end brings a citrus rind bitter on top of the other flavors, and the bitter aftertaste lingers for just a little while.

F: Being a session IPA, this one is understandably lighter-bodied. It's crisp, tart, a bit creamy, and bitter in turns. While it does drink a bit watery, it has a nice level of carbonation.

O: While I'm not a huge fan of session IPAs, this one from Founders is really quite tasty. It seems to have a bit more body and depth of flavor than similar brews I've tried (including Oskar Blues' Pinner). I do enjoy how drinkable it is--really quite nice for a camping trip or a day out on the boat. I would definitely recommend this beer, especially for hot summer days.

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Photo of do_ob
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It just hit me that I never reviewed this one, so it's past due. Can dated less than a month ago, served in a New Belgium snifter. Pours straw gold and settles clear golden in the glass. Plenty or carbonation, and topped off with a 1 finger head of bubbly, white foam. Dissolved down into a dense lacing after a minute or two. Mild aroma consisting of dank pine/resin and grapefruit. Medium-light weight and fairly crisp on the mouthfeel. Light flavor, but notable pine up front on the taste. Grapefruit and other tropical fruit middleways, and finishes clean. Hops and pine left over on the aftertaste.

Overall, a simple yet pleasant session IPA. Better from the can, IMO. This is your basic session beer, with enough flavor to get you through mowing the lawn or changing that valve cover gasket. Think of it as a sessionable Centennial.

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Photo of Beermanic
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer made me re-look at the bad line up from founders. Cans are cheap and delicious and I like that I get 15 for such a good craft beer.

A: Light pale straw color. With pearl white head.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus a touch of pine. I want to live in a house that smells like this.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has lots citrus and pine flavor hops. Overall not a lot of malt or big body to this "session" but I may be buying a keg for the tap box.

M: Nice carbonation, a little thin overall which had more body, but typical among most American IPA, pale and DIPAs.

O: Love the low alcohol, lets me drink more of these on these hot Louisiana days where temp is 95 and up. This beer is quite easy to drink, I have bought multiple "almost cases" bought out the whole food and ordered more. If you buy more than three 15 packs they give you the case discount. Awesome! Again love the low alcohol I can have a few of these and unlike a normal IPA I can actually function and drive after multiple pints. Has become my go to beer.

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Photo of Drewsbruze
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look! This is not the tastiest beer in the lot. But, if you want a step up from lawn mower beer with some taste and some body, then this is your dude. If you are 30yo+ and want to get drunk and don't want your wife/friends/neighbours to think you are still a college jackass with your bud lights and millers, yet still want to tune at least 12-24 of these bitches, then this is your new go to. Light, has hops, not to rounded, but cant complain since the 18 pack comes in at only $17.99 here in Ohio.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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