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

5,287 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,287
Reviews: 693
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 161
Gots: 864 | FT: 7
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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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gregvsjapan
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ExtraStout
2.48/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can.

Appearance: orangey gold with a thin white fizzy head, and great clarity

Aroma: very grapefruity, strong tropical fruit aroma. No malt character.

Taste: very thin, actually surprisingly thin tasting. Almost no malt character and almost all grapefruit hop flavor. It actually tastes likes hop steeped water.

Mouthfeel: very thin and light bodied in a way that is wrong for the style. Medium carbonation

Overall: Disappointing for such a great brewery, especially one known for such strong beers like Dirty Bastard. No malt flavor makes the beer taste like hop steeped water.

Photo of bobhits
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

The problem with most IPA? Of course they're too thick heavy and malty. Who wants to drink a meal in a glass if they don't have to? The problem with less malty IPA's? yeah they're bitter as hell and undrinkable.

Now bring in the "session" IPA. Beers with abv well over the session level and less malt with likely a bit of dry hopping and here we go.

The crystal clear body, minimal lacing, all boring in the looks department.

The nose is hoppy, citrus and well malt free.

Here's the thing, the beer is tasty as hell. Yeah caramel malt is there so far hidden that it's amazing. The one issue is the beer is more acidic than hoppy. Did founders find a way to make this into acid rain to make this week? I can't tell. I still like it.

I love an IPA without malt thickness! This is wonderful to drink!

This is a solid IPA and I love the lower abv and lower malt. It is no go to from stone which kills this one all day everyday but it's good.

Photo of DMACH
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speakdf0
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of scottiethebody
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of DuffMan23
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveB3014
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HappyDays
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of happydrunk
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love this for session and I'm not afraid to say it!!!

Photo of cfox142
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultimate
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KMBradyJr
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Buschyfor3
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, served in a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, golden-amber pour; a finger's worth of off-white foam on the pour; head quickly reduces to a fine layer of bubbles; clingy lacing

S: Initial notes of pine, grapefruit, citrus rind (lemon peel maybe?) and grassy hops; the malt backbone is relatively missing in the aroma - maybe a faint hint of doughy bread, but that's all.

T: The first wave across the tongue reveals flavors of bitter grapefruit and citrus rind; some pine and a sweeter, grassy note darts through the middle; the malt remains relatively tame, just a light biscuit flavor revealing its presence behind the grassy hop note; finish is drying and slightly astringent, with lingering notes of herbs and mint from the hops.

M: Slick body with sufficient carbonation to lend a crisp, lighter edge

O: While session IPAs are a very popular trend these days, I'm not entirely sold on this offering. While the low-ABV package means you can enjoy a couple these beers in a single sitting, the flavors leave something to be desired, meaning I probably wouldn't drink more than one anyways. Personally, I would like to see more balance and sweetness from the malts backbone.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JIMMER
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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