Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
A - Poured out a clear orange color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of citrus and some pine.
T -It had a toasty caramel presence with sweet citrus and bitter piney hops.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is a really good beer. I would love to see more session IPAs.
03-10-2013 20:32:38 | More by zeff80
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
Appearance: Pale gold body with a slight haze, topped by a tightly packed inch of foam.
Smell: Mmm, pine and grapefruit, slight tropical fruit... Simcoe? Smells quite good. A little bit spicy, too. No malt to speak of here.
Taste & mouthfeel: Big hop flavors of grapefruit, mango and pine, little discernible malt character. Light-bodied, but not thin - feels fairly sturdy for the low ABV. Firm bitter finish, quite dry. Bitterness is very dialed in here, you could easily have a few of these without wearing down the palate much.
Overall: Great. Had this on tap last year in Chicago an thought it was excellent, and it's excellent from the bottle as well.
03-08-2012 05:47:24 | More by largadeer
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
12oz, somewhat squat bottle, jumping on (or initiating, I have no freaking clue) the trend of dumbing down the booze in yer typical IPA. Kudos to Phyl21ca for the extra.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly puffy, subtly foamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying arched lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.
It smells of a certain sassy grapefruit and orange citrus astringency, a slight grocery store melon character, understated grainy, somewhat caramel-tinged malt, and a bit of piney floral hops. The taste is musty, clammy caramel malt, a heady pine-tinged green flora hoppiness, tame earthy yeast notes, and some weirdly persistent melon fruitiness.
The bubbles are pretty well understated, and yet duly supportive, the body medium-light in weight, and rather plain in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the tropical fruitiness sort of outpacing the bitterness in the end.
Another so-so delving into the world of hamstrung IPAs, all under the guise of sessionability. Why can't the alcohol be reduced, without sacrificing the sassy, isolated bitterness? This trend seems worthy of investigation, at the very least as a corrective construct.
09-14-2013 04:41:46 | More by biboergosum
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
The nose on this beer is great. Unfortunately, the flavor seems quite thin. I'd hope for a lot more punch; especially coming from Founders. But for what it is, it's a great session ale and something I would easily go to if I wanted to have more than a few, but not something I would go to for flavor.
03-14-2013 04:40:04 | More by RblWthACoz
4.36/5 rDev +13%
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.
03-15-2013 19:32:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves light traces of lace.
S - A fruity pine aroma with seem caramel and notes of grapefruit.
T - Oine hops and caramel malt up front, some grapefruit comes out in the middle and the beer finishes with bready malt, moderate bitterness, and pine hop flavors.
M - Mediumbody, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - The hop character is excellent, but the malt is a bit too dry and toasty for my taste. While a touch of sweetness would go a long way here, it is a pretty nice session IPA overall.
10-07-2012 06:36:07 | More by nickfl
4.13/5 rDev +7%
What most of us old time beergeeks have been waiting for I know it's been done but it seems like those other canned hoppy offerings with lower abvs seem funny after a can or two and I don't really want anymore after a couple cans. This is the exact opposite and it's name happens to be All Day IPA. Pours into a nonic pint glass leaving two fingers of nice thick head behind, with a pale copper/orange body with a bright white head/okay maybe slightly off white. Fine intricate lacing left on the sides of my glass bewteen each sip, this is pretty amazing stuff going on in my glass. Aroma has pine, citrus, floral hops with a light biscuit malt sweetness complementing the barrage of dry hopped aromatics going on. So enticing with the smell of this beer, that you literally want to fall in the vat and start consuming. Flavor is light with a good mix of malts and hops not an overbearing beer yet it's still reasonably flavorful, citric notes, floral accents, earth hops breed full into a nice soothing bitterness and ample clean bready malts compromise the malt profile. Mouthfeel full on bitterness lighter bodied heavy carbonation that leaves behind ample bitterness. Overall like a said the beergeeks dream, nice hops without getting hit over the head by the alcohol lights out hammer.
02-10-2012 05:19:25 | More by WVbeergeek
3.84/5 rDev -0.5%
12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Clear copper with a rich bright-white head. Robust sticky lace drenches the sides of the glass. Smells grassy and bitter with herbal notes and touch of pine and sweet tropical fruit that stick to the breadiness of the malt. The taste is grassy herbal character with a rind-like bitterness and some light resins. Herbal character gets more tea-like as this warms. A well balancing sweetness on the edges comes courtesy of the malt and the additional fruit notes of the hops. The mouthfeel has a medium bodied firm creaminess to it that flows rather easily across the palate. This was nice, with an easy drinking nature yet still packed in some full hoppy flavors. Quite quenching and sessionable overall.
03-05-2013 20:27:58 | More by Kegatron
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing
S: Grassy, piney & floral hops aplenty
T: Follows the nose, crackery notes up front. Some minty & catty notes as this warms, some piney & woodyness as well. Finishes crisp, somewhat dry, & with a slight grainy/bready sweetness
MF: Light bodied, crisp carbonation, pretty good balance
Great drinkability, not really in my wheelhouse, but a solid AIPA that won't get old too quick in a session
06-01-2012 01:57:08 | More by russpowell
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
On-tap at Local Option. Served in a pint glass.
A - Pours with a finger of white foam that settles to a thin haze, thicker collar, and a few spots of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.
S - Citrus zest, some dankness and earthy pine, and as it warms caramel and faint brown sugar notes. Pretty potent for only 4.8% (I would have guessed 6-7% based on flavor, not alcohol presence).
T - Nice grapefruit bitterness, light kiss of sweet sugary malt, and a citrus sweetness at the back end. Present but restrained bitterness.
M - Extremely dry, with plenty of residual hop resins. Medium carbonation, medium body, with a slightly gritty texture.
D - The name is appropriate. I finished my pint in about 15 minutes. Carbonation is a bit too high for it to be a home run session for me, but it's at least a stand-up double.
03-23-2011 04:15:03 | More by MasterSki
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
Clear and golden, slim white head.
Aroma: Nothing but citrus and pine, lemon, lime, a splash of grapefruit. Lively stuff.
Taste: Handy hop bitterness bless the tongue…now, wait, blazes the tongue. Body is lightish to medium-y,..naw, screw it, let's stick to light… malt is crisp and toasty, biscuity. Super-easy drinking. And fairly tasty.
42 IBU. 4.7% ABV.
So, what makes this a "Session IPA", and not an over-hopped
American Pale Ale?
04-27-2013 08:24:46 | More by feloniousmonk
4.14/5 rDev +7.3%
I had this previously on tap, but after several other hoppy beers so i picked up a couple bottles to enjoy on a clean palate -I am glad I did. This review is from a 12oz picked up at Shady McGrady's poured chilled in a 1/2 pint.
The color is deep golden with mild hazed appearance with thick white head that settles to a ring but has good retention w/ fine bead. The smell is a nice blend of floral and slight grassy/herbal hop aromas with a mild citrus aspect. The feel is great, medium bodied with resinous hop texture and moderately high carbonation with low astringency and semi-dry finish.
The flavor is bright and has a mild citrus element with green tangy astringency from the hops which are similar to strong brewed green tea, light sweetness but not vegetal and very smooth bitterness with gentle malt backing. Overall this is a very drinkable beer I love how much hop flavor you get in a session strength beer, wonderful to sip on with mushroom pizza as it scrubs the palate and I could probably drink this on any occasion -Kudos Founders!
04-18-2013 01:06:19 | More by Slatetank
3.81/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, light lacing, mostly clear golden nectar orange color.
Nose has fresh hops, light resinous and little musty, light tropical fruit like guava and hint tangerine and grapefruit juicy, little stone fruit too, and barely a tuft of malt.
Taste starts with fresh hops again, light resinous musty hop again, little oily and gritty, very light tropical fruits with grapefruit pith and unripe tangerine, light juicy citrus and hint stone fruit again. Light fluffy malt base barely exists. Bitterness sneaks up then gets quite bitter like biting on grapefruit rind. Hops also present a light floral and faint spicy flavor. Finish is fairly bitter, lingering bitter grapefruit rind, light citrus and spicy hops lingering, fairly dry.
Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice fluffy carb, little oily and gritty feel.
Overall pretty nice but nothing phenomenal, decent hop flavors but lacking a little something, and bitterness gets a little too in your face for an all day session beer
03-14-2013 01:01:32 | More by jlindros
4.29/5 rDev +11.1%
I need this in my life. summer beer is usually so boring in the name of sessionability, and steers away from the hops I love. this one does not. its bright golden and clear with an inch or so of white head. the nose is gorgeous cut grass and citra hops, or something similarly fruity, with big grapefruit notes and a touch of lemon peel. the flavor is the same, lighter malt body, big bold hop flavor that avoids being overly bitter, but packs in just a ton of fresh hop flavor. it really in a brilliant brew, and the 4.7% is just about right, as the name suggests, for all day drinking. perfectly carbonated with aggressive bubbles, light but not watery on the body, and clean and refreshing in the finish. it wouldn't be quite sturdy enough for me during colder months, but this time of year I can think of very few beers I would rather get into. I like it ice cold right from the bottle the best, preferably on the boat. a beer drinkers summer beer. my mouth waters for this when its fresh and freezing, and there is nothing better on the golf course.
06-15-2013 14:37:18 | More by StonedTrippin
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a solid pale malt scent along with a killer citrus hop nose. It's light and refreshing with plenty of hop character. The taste is good. It has a great hop character that's balanced with an adequate amount of malts. It seems a bit watery, but the hops really add a good amount of complexity. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer and it's incredibly sessionable as well.
04-15-2013 23:42:24 | More by WesWes
3.66/5 rDev -5.2%
Golden-amber pour, clear, with a bubbly white head that receded to a ringlet; dots of lacing on the glass. Basic aroma of citrus pith and distant biscuity malts. Similar taste, a biscuity malt base overlaid with citrusy, pithy hops, mild but lasting bitterness. Nothing new here, but nothing wrong with that. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable, good for the summertime. Sessionable? Sure, it's nice and goes down easily. But I'll take a Centennial or a Double Trouble over this any day.
01-11-2014 14:05:06 | More by Rifugium
3.53/5 rDev -8.5%
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the edge of the pour.
Smell: There is a very mild malty sweetness up front along with a mild hop presence.
Taste: There is a mild pine hop flavor up front and the bitterness builds though the whole sip. There isn't really enough other stuff going on to back up the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side of medium with prickly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Not a bad beer, it's good for what they brewed it for. I think they could have gone a little more conservative with the hops.
04-21-2012 01:22:02 | More by oline73
4.23/5 rDev +9.6%
Golden amber in the tumbler with a decent white foam. Spicy and fruity mango aroma is really attractive. Watery body with a lively fizzy mouthfeel. The hops last all the way through but leave more spice than bitterness on the tongue. Crisp and clean. I'd like to compare this to the Lagunitas DayTime IPA and Widmer's Columbia Common. It's a great style, for my taste, though it is hard to compare these light gulpers with the big wave hop crushers that are all in the IPA category.
A little sharp but crisp seems to be the concept. I think this is one of the better under-five-percent beers I've had, especially for a hoppy variety where the bitterness can get ahead of the more delicate body. From the 12 oz bottle out of the cooler at Whole Foods in DC.
06-06-2013 03:26:17 | More by mactrail
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
04-01-2013 17:25:45 | More by mdfb79
3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours dark golden with a white head with good retention. Lacing sticks.
The smell is of citrus and tropical fruits - esp. grapefruit and banana.
The taste is citric/tropical with caramel backing. There is a slight metallic touch in the finish. Finishes dry with a brief aftertaste.
It has a smooth, crisp medium body.
It is "sessionable", so the name fits. To me it's more of a hoppy pale ale than a traditional American IPA. A nice beer with a moderate abv.
06-29-2013 18:52:30 | More by jwc215
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
Modest starting head which initially leaves some stringy lace on the glass. The color is amber with a light haze.
Strong grapefruit rind aroma. A little light on the malt nose.
The flavor matches the aroma--it's more citrus rind than malty, but there is some sweetness that is quite subtle. Full bodied but the carbonation is elevated as well.
06-15-2013 23:41:15 | More by smcolw
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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