Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +3.6%
On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.
06-04-2014 20:59:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
Grabbed this growler at Founders in late August. Consumed the day before Labor Day.
Pours a nice light gold-to-copper color with a white head and a good amount of legs. Smell is quite strong and hoppy with some excellent floral, citrus, and tropical notes. Grapefruit and mango stand out. Taste draws back a bit, but is still quite nice. Light malt character, but really not too much. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Drinkability is very nice. I'm really glad the trend of these lighter abv, highly-hopped ales seems to be catching on both with pale ales like this one, as well as quite a few hoppy wheats. Bravo to Founders; this was well deserving of its GABF medal.
09-28-2010 11:03:40 | More by Thorpe429
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues and a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass and a small collar around the edge.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular along with hints of grapefruit. There are also some hints of grassy hops.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bright, citrusy hops and has a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the bright and fresh hop aromas and flavors of this beer. The only drawback is that it's tough to sip and savor these because it is so easy to drink. I would have no problem drinking an entire six pack of this in one sitting.
Note: Bottled on 2/22/13
03-07-2013 23:54:10 | More by metter98
3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by an inch of foam that leaves a few shards of lace behind
Smell: Vaguely biscuity with a nice waft of pith and citrus
Taste: Pithy citrus layers on top of the rather neutral malt base with a touch of growing bitterness that lingers a bit in the middle but fades in the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: For the ABV, this is an IPA that can't be beat; great for the beach or a hot summer day
05-03-2013 22:20:55 | More by brentk56
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops is quite nice and refreshing. Taste is also dominated by clean crisp citrus notes with nice floral undertones. Malt is present with a fuller body then I was expecting considering the ABV. Nice refreshing hoppy IPA with low ABV – there should be more of those out there.
07-18-2013 01:47:09 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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!
03-04-2013 18:41:57 | More by BEERchitect
4.53/5 rDev +17.4%
golden amber color was transposed into the glass. Lots of carbonation actively searching for a place to go, lands it up at the top of the glass and into the mix of a rich white frothy head. Nice two inches of head quickly races by and leaves with it a nice fluffy and intact pillow across the top that slowly deposits tones of spider web like sticky lace down the sides of the glass. This was a good looking IPA.
The aroma was pungent and fresh, dripping with hop resin so bitter you could feel it through your nose. Very floral, with big notes of orange and tangerine, hints of grapefruit and lemon, with a bit of pine tar thrown in for good measure. This was what it was all about. The flavor was more f the same, and this could have been quite possibly the best tasting IPA I have ever had. Right up there with Sculpin for sure. Huge, sticky fresh hops, loaded down with candy coated sugar. Big notes here of orange all over the place. Lots of citrus of every conceivable kind just literally dripping in here. This is what I would imagine chewing on a still growing hop vine would be like. It was intensely fresh. Nice medium body, almost chewy at time
08-24-2011 03:24:10 | More by mikesgroove
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
Thanks for the growler, Derek.
A: The beer pours light amber in color with a tall white head and some nice lacing.
S: A really good aroma to this. Nice pine notes as well as some citrus (grapefruit). There's a bit of biscuit malts along with mild grass and some herbal hops. Very resinous and oily.
T: Mild toffee flavor and sweetness on the flavor. Plenty of grass and pine hop notes, but not quite as much citrus. Just a bit of grapefruit peel and a pretty decent bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Really great nose on this. The flavor isn't quite as good, but it's still enjoyable and at sub-5%, really easy to drink.
08-18-2011 16:15:31 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Clear crimson body with very slight golden hue with a somewhat thin white head with little lacing. Floral, citrus (orange and pineapple) and pine aroma. Flavor is a touch tangy with mild malt presence with more of the same from the aroma in the flavor with the floral hops coming across more grassy. Lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall the hop profile is complex which is accentuated by the mild malt presence.
04-21-2012 23:40:45 | More by kylehay2004
3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Dating noted under neck label, though it is smudged.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, golden body with an inch (or more) head of agreeable, white foam.
Smell: Fragrantly hoppy nose, as one would expect, with notes of plump citrus fruits, florals, and a grassy, earthy tone where somebody cut the grass and ran down some wild onions in the yard. Very modest, restrained, lightly bready malts underneath.
Taste: Mildly malt, just a bit of breadiness and sweetish hint of cookie until the accumulating hop bitterness shoves it off the stage. Invitingly hoppy, with a floral, earthy, citrusly fruity character and more than ample bitterness. Maybe a hint of wild ramp. Juicy, bitterish, light-on-the-tongue finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Brightly hoppy with a bitterness that was dominating but not overbearing or disagreeable.
04-02-2013 00:59:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.63/5 rDev -6%
This one poured out as a nice looking clear golden yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off some really nice hoppy citrus aromas. The taste of the beer was citrusy and bitter but not overwhelming at all. The mouthfeel was light and rather refreshing, definitely a session beer for sure. Overall this beer is one that you could drink several of and not get too filled up from it. It's a good brew sure to please many people.
02-06-2012 18:49:01 | More by Knapp85
4/5 rDev +3.6%
I have a special fondness like alot of people do for this GR brewery.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with almost no head to speak of,I gotta say alittle unhappy with the pour.Tropical fruit-like hop aromas along with grass to give the hops more punch,a lightly sweet malt base underneath,nice hop complexity.Tangerine hops dominate the palate with mild caramel sweetness and toasted cereal grains underneath the good hop profile.Yeah this is a great American style session ale with its big hop presence,Iam gonna buy a few six packs before grillin season.
02-10-2012 22:44:30 | More by oberon
3.79/5 rDev -1.8%
Served in a shaker pint glass at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.
It's been a while since my first taste of All Day, and I must say I do miss it a bit. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild greens, very light biscuit, and a touch of citrus peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch of spice tossed into the greens for good measure. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this is still a nice "session" IPA, proof that Founders knows how to make a pleasant brew.
06-04-2013 07:48:52 | More by TMoney2591
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
New arrival to the market, 12/26/11 bottling. So old, I almost threw the sixer on the ground immediately. >_>
Bright saturated orange, a fingers width of foam on top, leaving behind a halo of lacing. Honeycomb patterned skim floats on the surface. Retention is good, it's head lingers for a few minutes.
Grapefruit rind, light floral hops, mild pale malt breadiness. Dry woody eucalyptus herbals surface after awhile.
Pleasantly balanced citrus and pale malt flavors, grapefruit pith and dry crackers. Ample hoppy bitterness delivered via a light bodied feel. Lingering herbal grassy notes. Honestly this reminds me of local favorite Daisy Cutter a little bit. Could easily finish off a six pack over the course of an afternoon in the shade.
02-09-2012 03:19:47 | More by emerge077
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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