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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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795 Reviews
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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,156
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 219
Gots: 1,647 | 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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Reviews: 795 | Hads: 6,156
Photo of droomyster
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, I am completely sold on this one. Most impressive session ale I've had in recent memory. Appearance is average and doesn't begin to capture its wonders. Body is slightly hazy amber with a small white head with weak retention. Aromas, however, are vibrant and lively. Orange zest, floral notes, and honeyish sweetness and a bit of bubblegum leap out of the glass on this one. The taste is predominantly hoppy on the front and back palates, with the middle striking a balance between grains and fresh greens with a hint of herbal goodness. I really like this beer. It puts many IPAs to shame in its finesse and downplayed alcohol content, and shames session ales with the thrillingly assertive hop profile.

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Photo of JamesMN
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper color with a one finger off-white head that quickly dissipated into a thin film.

Aroma: A good blend of hops. Getting some tropical fruits and pineapple juice.

Taste: Huge blast of bitterness with no malt to counteract the hops. It's only 42 IBUs but the hops really shine here. The only malt flavor detectable is a slightly bready one on the finish. The hop bitterness overshadows the hop flavor a bit more than expected but some bright fruit flavors sneak their way onto the palate. Definitely enough flavor and a low enough ABV to warrant sessioning.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body but the bitterness makes it feel like a bigger beer. A tad aggressive on the carbonation but very easy drinking.

Final Thoughts: Founder's has done a good job making All Day IPA a flavorful, yet low ABV beer. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Photo of mjurney
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Amber-gold color, hazy. Lots of fine bubbles rising. Thick rocky head.

Piney, resin, citrus, some sweetness from the malts.

Hop forward, piney, resin, citrus, leafy. There some malt character, grainy and a bit caramel. Finish is crisp and dry. Body is medium-light, dry, crisp and refreshing.

It's a very good beer. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lets be real here: All Day is like Denny's if you know what you're doing. You can't be getting a Steak or a hamburger at Denny's thinking that you are going to get the best, or something good. When Raul hits that food bank, it's a simple little omelette, maybe some toast, and he is out and content just like that. And All Day IPA is just like that; understand it for its session-able qualities, and just like Denny's when you do it right, you will enjoy it.

Try it, my children.

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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.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, All Day IPA is a clear, golden yellow color with a one finger, soapy, yellow-white head. Nose is all west coast hops, thick with citrusy grapefruit notes and resinous pine. The flavor is a bit more muted than the nose, the citrusy and resinous pine flavors are seeminly watered down, but are well balanced with the malt bill to leave something that does go down, well, sessionable. Mouthfeel is light in body with a medium carbonation. Overall, not my go-to IPA but if I was going to try to drink all day with my BMC buddies, this would definitely be a more flavorful alternative that you could actually drink more than a couple of (as advertised).

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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 jpro
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6-pack from Total Wine, Charlotte (Park Road).

A: Pours a pale, straw gold into a shaker pint glass; a half-finger, fizzy white head leaves no lace.

S: Tropical fruit hoppiness: mango, apricot, peach - pretty rindy; virtually no malt.

T: Pretty similar to the nose; tropical fruit syrup; sweet - but not really a malt sweetness.

M: Light body; high carbonation; not too dry.

O: Well, its pretty drinkable / nice and tasty at 4.7%... definitely a good summertime IPA - I wish it came in cans so I could take it to the beach.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After pouring into a glass, this beer just looks great. Light golden hue with a decent head. I was a bit wary when the smell hinted at too much citrus but the actual taste was great. Low alcohol gives the ingredients a nice venue to be shown off. I loved the hopes with hints of grapefruit but not being overpowered by it. It was just so nice to have a flavorful yet clean IPA. Any downside this beer has is that it feels a little light, like with the flavor there should be more character to the beer. Overall I was very impressed and would definitely recommend.

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

Had this on tap at the University of Chicago Pub, leftovers from a KBS event the night before. I drank this after a glass of KBS, and was expecting everything else that night to be a let down, but this certainly wasn't.

This poured pretty light, much less than solid orange. One reviewer said peach, and that sounds quite right to me. A little head, some retention, and decent lace. On the nose the biggest note is orange rind, with a good but not overpowering hop presence. In the mouth the orange rind is huge and contributes to a big, bitter profile. There is no doubt that this is an IPA in my mind, as it lacks the bigger malt backbone of something like Alpha King or SNPA. What malt there is is mostly caramelish, but the bitterness, including a long finish, is definitely at the fore here. The feel is a little thinner than most IPAs but given the low ABV that was probably the intention. I was a big fan of this beer, maybe even more than Centennial IPA. Can't wait to see this released more widely.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.