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

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Reviews: 761
Hads: 5,980
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 213
Gots: 1,514 | FT: 11
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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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Reviews: 761 | Hads: 5,980
Photo of magpieken
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. BB 4/11/14. Pours a touch lighter than deep gold, slightly opaque, with a large frothy white head which quickly disappeared but left lovely lacing. Aroma of pine, paw paw and grapefruit. Medium bitterness in quite a pleasant sort of way. Very restrained. Medium body, smooth texture and a lingering bitter finish. Very sessionable. (345 characters)

Photo of beergod1
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light gold-to-copper color with a white head and a good amount of lacing. Smell is quite strong and hoppy with some excellent floral, citrus, and tropical notes. Taste draws back a bit, but is still quite nice. Light malt character, but really not too much. Mouthfeel is light and dry. I see drinking this one all summer.A Nice session summer brew. (361 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. $9.99/6 pack

A- Pours a crystal clear golden orange body with a medium white head that reduces quickly and leaves little lacing.

S- Pretty fruity, smells like citra hops - citrus, mango, pineapple, some pine.

T- The notes here are subtle but tasty - the hop character reveals some tropical, grassy, and citrus zest notes. Not very bitter, nicely balanced.

M- Thinnish body with medium carbonation. Definitely refreshing and sessionable.

I like everything about this beer but the price. It's definitely a great brew to drink on a summer afternoon, but at 4.7% alcohol, a 6 pack isn't going to last you nearly as long as a higher abv, more flavorful 6-pack that you can purchase for 9.99. (737 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/19/13.

A- A bright and clear dark golden color, plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head tapers to a thin film and leaves wide rings of lacing. This is what I want a session ale to look like, thus the 4.5.

S- Piney hops are what I picked up right away, followed by some grainy and grassy notes and some faint caramel malts.

T-On par with the aromas. The piney hops carry this brew.

M- Light and crisp, well carbonated mouthfeel. There's some oily resin from the hops, which, by the way, Founders squeezes every drop of hop bitterness out of those 42 ibus. Dry hoppy finish.

O- Hoppy flavor @ 4.7% abv works 'All Day' for me. (694 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured this AIPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light amber color, produced an average white head , featured average retention and average lacing. The aroma consisted of biscuit malt, pine and citric grapefruit. Medium bodied, there was a foundation of sweet malted grain, toffee and an average amount of piney hops- citric grapefruit as well. Overall its an entry level IPA it is what it says it is...a session beer. It will do the trick, but there are much better IPA's out there. (499 characters)

Photo of MCain04
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a 12 oz Bells Tulip glass.

A: Straw yellow, clear, 2 fingers eggshell white head, modest retention and lacing.

S: Very floral, grassy, piney, some citrus, grapefruit, unipe mango.

T: Sweet hop citrus notes, a little sourness, some piney floral notes, very little malt presence, taste is a little thin.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, but very easy drinking. Dry finish.

O: Good session beer if you like dry IPAs. The aroma is definitely the nicest part to this beer. (500 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance; appearance is a very clear copper, with almost no evident carbonation within the beer itself, pours a medium amount of white foam that settles into a ring of thin, white, lacing.

smell; smell is pleasant but quite faint. grapefruit with a sweet, malt kicker.

taste; similar to smell; there is grapefruit in there, with syrupy malt in the background.

mouthfeel; light body, light carbonation, on the thin side.

overall; not terrible, particularly for a hot day, but i would not buy it again, a bit to unimpressive. (529 characters)

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

This is a great beer for what it is. Smell is dominated by hops (obviously) with citrus. Taste starts off with ambiguous citrus and tea flavors, lending to a distinct grapefruit flavor and leaving a dry grapefruit finish. There's not a ton of complexity nor is there much malt balance, but it tastes great [even] without the bite from the high ABV of most IPAs. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, which is necessarily for this to be a "session beer", but it isn't too thin and the carbonation is kept in check, making this mouthfeel, while not generally what I prefer, to be successful. It's not fair to compare this to the average IPA when it doesn't aim to be. If you're looking for a lower alcohol IPA that still has plenty of flavor, this is a pretty good choice (762 characters)

Photo of burnstar
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark gold with a medium very persistent rocky head. Smell is huge grapefruit hops. Taste is much the same as the smell. Big grapefruit hops and little else. I think it's a nice smell but for the flavor it needs more malt to add some backbone. Unbalanced. This is why IPA's typically have higer ABVs. Medium to light bodied and very well carbonated. Very drinkable but overall the concept isn't working too well for me. I like the idea of hoppy session beer. But maybe this is a little too hoppy or a little too weak. (522 characters)

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orangish with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is of hops, caramel and malt. Taste is slightly hoppy. Little bit of pine. Has a caramel malt backbone, Lingering hop sweetness. Mouthfeel is light. Body is light and very carbonated. It goes down easy, and it tastes good. Could definitely drink a few of these. (325 characters)

Photo of Huffs
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a tan head with moderate retention and lacing. Appearance was a golden honey, slight haze. Aroma was hoppy with citrus, pine and grain mixed in. Nice taste with strong hop and citrus on the front with a little malt on the back. Mouthfeel was light, almost water like, with a grain aftertaste. (302 characters)

Photo of zachary80
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 6/20/12

Orangish body, starts with a minimal white head but stays around for a bit. Good lacing.

Aroma is hoppy - zesty, light citrus.

Hop flavor is a little weak for an IPA, even a session one which I assume indicates the lighter alcohol. It does have a decent maltiness to it, but more on that side than my preference for an IPA. Some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thinner than expected.

Overall a decent beer, I wouldn't consider it one of my favorite IPAs, and not the best "session" IPA either. (518 characters)

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “BOTTLED” date printed on the neck is “02/16/13.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is pale copper. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head left an even skim.

Smell: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, cara cara orange, mango, and floral hops. There is also a hint of dirty socks. I do not know what it is; perhaps just the way the smells intermingle.

Taste: Pretty thin mouthfeel, and the citrus and fruit do not stand out as much as they do in the aroma until the beer warms considerably. When that happens, the flavor mostly mirrors the smell with grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, and exotic fruits. A floral hop bitterness commands each sip.

Drinkability: This is decent and drinkable — especially, I would assume, while outdoors. It is not overpowering, but it does offer good flavor without being overly heavy or boozy. (918 characters)

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

I've been enjoying Session IPAs of late and was looking forward to having this one purchased on a recent road trip to Michigan. Nice bitterness, pleasant aroma but perhaps a little weaker in overall flavour than I've had in other offerings in this style. Overall, a good example of the style that I would purchase and drink again. More proof to my tastebuds that one cannot go wrong with an offering from Founders. (414 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A bit hazy, medium shade of gold, good visible carbonation, with a nice standing white head. There is some lacing but not a lot.

S: It has a nice fresh hop scent. There's a good dose of citrus grapefruit smell, along with some of that funky cat pee smell (love it or hate it). In any case it does have a lot of aroma and it does smell fresh. I wouldn't say it's as fresh or clean as it could be, but it's very good.

T: There's a bit of that catty flavor right off the bat. The citrus really isn't there, like it was in the scent. There's a bit of acorn flavor to it. It might sound weird but if you ever ate one as a kid you might know what I'm talking about. There's some pine resin in there as well.

M: The mouthfeel is good. The beer finishes up pretty clean, but the bitterness lingers around for a good while as expected. This has a good dry mouthfeel.

O: I think the beer has good hop flavor and aroma, which is what you're really looking for in a beer like this. I'm not a fan of these particular flavor choices, but it's good in a pinch when looking for a hop fix. It's also nice to have the option of having a beer with this low of ABV. For that fact alone, I could see myself buying a few of these. (1,215 characters)

Photo of jjboesen
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers. (817 characters)

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

Session and IPA are two words that don't go together in my book. And frankly this beer is not both of these things. It is a good pale ale (to me in an English direction) but not an IPA. But it is very sessionable.

Pours a clear honey-colored liquid. The aroma is excellent with lots of aromatic hoppy notes.

Flavor is a well balanced pale ale. Plenty of hops but not too much (or to say it another way, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is far hoppier than this one). Some maltyness but still pretty crisp. Definitely some aromatic hops.

Medium mouth feel. About right for a session beer but not oily enough to be an IPA.

Overall, I like this beer a lot. I only wish it were named better. "All day IPA" is catchy but it just isn't accurate. (733 characters)

Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours an orange light copper color with a white sudsy head with good retention
S-very grassy with some citrus and pine
T-more pine and citrus with malt providing a very nice balance
M-medium light bodied
O-nice balanced beer, definitely more of a pale ale than an ipa, then again its a "session" ipa (301 characters)

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

This one fell through the cracks back when I had it, so this is from memory.
Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Enjoyed: Sometime July 2013

Appearance: Looks like an IPA, though the head does not stick around as long. Good amber color to it. Crystal clear. Looks very carbonated.

Smell: Not as huge of a hop-forward smell as some other "American IPAs", but then again, this one isn't like most others.

Taste: Keeping in mind that this is supposed to be a low ABV IPA, and thus isn't quite as big or complex as other beers of its same style, this one is great. As a session beer, this one is loaded with complex flavor, with a good, sweet malt backbone dominated by substantial hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Compared to other IPAs, if memory serves me well, this one was very effervescent. Not to say that it was not refreshing as a result, but it seemed slightly overcarbonated to me.

Overall: Since this is intended as a session beer, I think Founders crafted another masterpiece here. I could drink this one all day and still get a good hop fix without descending too far down the inebriated rabbit hole. Great that it's offered in cans too, as this could be a quintessential tailgate beer for craft beer nerds. (1,207 characters)

Photo of digitalflood
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow with low but active carbonation. Good head froth reduces to very good lacing. Smells of pine and grapefruit. Good mouthfeel. Crisp. On the nose you get pine, herbal flowers, and grapefruit. Mid-palate you have some bitter hop notes and some spice. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, and some lemon grass. Back palate you get more bitter notes and some lemon. Aftertaste is fairly clean with lingering pine and citrus. Pretty good. Very sessionable as promised. 3.75 out of 5. (489 characters)

Photo of jkrich
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased on a recent trip to Grand Rapids, MI. Poured from a date-stamped bottle: bright and clear with a deep golden hue with honey highlights. The minimal white-head dissipated quickly.

This one was fragrant with citrus and bittersweet tropical fruit; more aromatic than many larger IPAs.

The first sip was zesty and thirst quenching with a noticeable hop profile. The hop citrusy hop bitterness lingers on the tongue. The flavor profile is not very complex with a faint malt presence.

The body was rather thin with a clean and short-lived mouthfeel. A pleasant bitterness does linger slightly on the tongue.

This is a quite enjoyable session 'IPA' that has a lot of nice flavor for lighter ale. To me, this drinks like a hoppy, American pale ale. I now regret only buying one six pack. (794 characters)

Photo of thedoubler55
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden yellow, a bit cloudy, has a finger of off white head at the top that leaves a good amuont of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong hop presence on the nose and taste, lots of citrus and some sweetness on the tail end, probably from the tropical fruit.

T: Exactly like the nose, lots of hops all over the place, boozie a bit, a nice sweetness on the tail end though.

M: Med to high in carbonation, smooth drinker, not to bad.

Overall this was a good beer from Founders, very simple compared to their other IPA'
s but nonetheless very drinkable. (563 characters)

Photo of AwYeh
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Winking Lizard.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of white head. Good retention and decent lacing, with tons of carbonation bubbles flowing up through the glass.

S: Crisp pine hops with just a bit of light, somewhat indistinguishable sweet malts in there as well. Faint, but enjoyable.

T: Strong for what's being advertised as a "session" beer (even above the 4% ABV definition that I usually see), sweet malts seem a bitty toasty here and lots of crisp hop flavor. Semi-long lasting bitter finish.

M: Light, crisp body; lively carbonation with a dry finish.

D: As a low alcohol beer, the ethanol definitely doesn't come into play, but I wouldn't feel like another of these. The taste was pleasant for a bit, but without being particularly complex or a great taste, drinkability is just average. (820 characters)

Photo of divineaudio
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled 12/26/11. poured into my founders pint glass.

a - pours golden in color and is totally transparent. only got a thin cap of off white head that calmed to a film right away, but does leave a lot of little chunks of lacing in my glass.

s - toffee, faint honey, orange, pineapple, faint grass.

t - grassy hop character over a biscuity malt base. juicy citrus notes, faint pine. pleasing amount of bitterness leads into a crisp, dry finish. standard ipa flavors here, but very well balanced.

m - medium in body but plenty of carbonation makes it feel lighter. medium co2 profile.

o - probably the most easy drinking beer i have ever had. the fact that i could have 3-4 of these in a night (or day) without falling down drunk just makes it that much more enjoyable. i see this being a regular inhabitant of my fridge. (824 characters)

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

A - golden yellow pale in color. About an inch of foamy suds after an aggressive pour. Zero lacing and head retention to speak of.

S - Piney, earthy, grassy, weed, bong water, faint citrus notes.

T - Big flavor for the low alcohol content. Tastes more like a standard IPA than this session ale. Nice hoppy profile to start, some sweetness, followed by an overly dry finish. Crisp mouth feel.

O - This has turned into my go to session ale and I actually like to drink it more out of the can that from the bottle. Huge flavor and juicy drinkability in this brew. (565 characters)

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