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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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87
very good

824 Reviews
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Reviews: 824
Hads: 6,378
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 224
Gots: 1,836 | FT: 12
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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: 824 | Hads: 6,378
Photo of KFBR392
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very clean looking IPA. Low amount of lacing but still present. Below average carbonation throughout. Overall looks like a very tasty session.

Smell: A light caramel and some floral hops. Comes off very bright on the front end. Sweetness dies off to a solid malty backbone.

Taste: A grainy hoppy presence on the front end. Some dry fruity hops run through the body. More of an overall body presence then I expected.

Mouthfeel: Too crispy for my taste. I understand it is a session but feels a little artifical.

Overall: Solid session but not something I would continue to come back for.

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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 sjones5045
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank out of bottle from the first release in the area. Pours more like a light beer than a typical IPA. Decent piny smell that doesn't match the lighter appearance.

Most important....taste...was expecting an extemely thin feel and taste from an IPA with a 4.7% Abv, but was pleasantly surprised that it had a decent upfront IPA piny taste but fades quickly. This light (for lack of a better word) IPA taste, doesn't seem to burn out the taste buds like many other IPA's so it can be a very effective transition beer when trying out different crafts.

Overall, truth be told I hold Founders in a high regard but I try to be objective. For a session, it would rank very high for taste and drinking experience in comparison to other sessions. But realistically overall this is a beer that would be a great to have multiple at a BBQ or summer party where you feel like you are drinking a flavorful craft, instead of having to choose from some lame light beer or a flavorless mass produced offering. I give All Day IPA extra points for being able achieve decent IPA flavor with a lower ABV.
Definitely will be a staple in my fridge this summer.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Light amber with hints of gold near the edges. Light carbonation drifting upwards. Slightly reflective and slightly opaque. Small head sits on top and dissipates quickly.

S - Pine and grapefruit make up the nose on this one.

T - Bitter piney and grapefruit hops hit you up front. They bring enough flavor to let you know this is a craft beer but they arent overly strong. I will say they bring a lot of flavor for an under 5% ABV beer. Ther is also a slight wheat crispness that hits in the middle of the beer. There is a light pine flavor that lingers in the finish

MF - Light body with light carbonation. Has a slight resin stickiness in the middle p. the finish leaves a nice resin coating that goes well with the piney finish

O - Overall, a great session beer from Founders that hits the mark. At under 5% ABV, you could drink a lot of these and you would not be missing out on any flavor of bigger beers

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Photo of Samp01
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus floral hops and some grass notes. Taste is mostly citrus hops with a very tangy grapefruit note, some biscuit malt makes it way thru along with some fresh cut grass. Palate is a medium body, light crisp mouth feel with mild carbonation. This brew is seems to be a bit on the citus hops and tangy grapefruit side with some grass notes and a bit of biscuit malt. Overall its a still a good drinking session brew.

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Photo of minterro
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Single from Spartan Spirits about 2.50 a bottle.

Poured into a pint glass. I have to say going into this one I kinda I kind of have a negative attitude. All day IPA? I thought founder’s goal was to make bold beers... not 4.8% American IPA’s Sessional.

A & S: pours about a finger to a finger and a half of fizzy off white head. The beer is a hazy pale orange color. Clumps of lacing. Faint citrus and grassyness in the scent that increases as it warms.

T & M: Pretty much the scent only less bold. The finish is pretty damn bitter and dry. Crisp and refreshing but not very flavorful. Light bodied high carbonation.

O: Pretty much lived up to my expectations. There are better American IPA out there no reason to settle for a sessional, especially for the price.

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Photo of jooler
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The head goes away just like if it was soda. Smell is amazing and citrusy. Initial taste is pretty bitter and kind of flat. I would rather prefer ponto than this but I still love the smell of the all day IPA better

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at a little warmer than fridge temperature.

L - Deep gold color with a 2 finger white, thick, bubbly head. Lots of carbonation bubbles, nice retention, a little bit of lacing happening.

S - Definitely some nice floral, citrus, grapefruit hops apparent. Can smell a bit of bready maltiness, but mostly hops. No alcohol apparent at all. Smells very nice.

T - A lot more balanced flavor than I was expecting following the nose. Definitely caramel-sweet, maybe honey, malt present with some spicy, flowery, citrusy hops following. Less hoppy and certainly less grapefruit taste than the nose suggested. Much of the bitterness at the finish is from the hops but there also seems to be something else (maybe toasty maltiness) contributing to the bitter finish as well. The only reason I say this is because it tastes more bitter than the hop profile suggests.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, pretty carbonated, a moderately dry finish. This also tends to be balanced as the bitterness stays around for a little while (not as much as some other IPAs) but there's also a tangy sweetness that lingers on the tongue.

O - The bottle says it all - "Session Ale." This is a nicely balanced, lower ABV IPA that seems perfect for an occasion when you want to knock back more than a few. Nice offering by Founders.

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

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty golden amber/copper color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Yep, that’s an IPA! Tons of floral, grassy, piney, citrusy hops up front, followed by some bready, biscuity, toasted malt and a touch of caramel and brown sugar.

Taste: It’s an IPA! But a seriously, perfectly balanced IPA! I get lots of piney, floral, citrusy hops up front, immediately followed by tons of bready, biscutiy toasted malt and quite a bit of caramel-like sweetness. Quite delicious, actually.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and both smooth and effervescent at the same time. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very well balanced, very tasty IPA. And that’s coming from a guy who doesn’t typically like IPAs. There are certainly some assertive hops in this beer, but it’s perfectly balanced with a huge malt backbone. I’ll certainly drink this again!

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Photo of Agold
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed All Day IPA on tap at the Map Room. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a bright yellow with about an inch of nice white head. The aroma was strong citrus hops, mostly grapefruit. It had a strong heavy enjoyable aroma for a beer of its size. The taste was very citrus hoppy as well. There is a little bit of resiney hops, but not much at all, leaving for a very drinkable and approachable delicious IPA. The mouthfeel was medium light with good carbonation. This is generally what I am looking for out of an IPA. Overall a very good beer. It is well brewed and outstanding, especially for such a low ABV brew. Good work founders on another hit.

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Photo of dtivp
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale amber gold with a very thin white head which disappeared very quickly with little or no lacing.

Aroma of citrus, floral hops and hints of pine. Very refreshing to the nose.

Taste follows the nose with grapefruit, pine, hops and balanced with a slight sweetness of tropical fruits.

Mouth Feel was light body with moderate carbonation, very crisp leaving a very slight bitter after taste.

Overall this is a very nice refreshing IPA, to be enjoyed on a nice relaxing sunny, warm day.

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Photo of dedrinker
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color with dull white head.

Light aroma of sweet malt with an herbal and resinous hop bouquet. Mild and quite pleasant.

Flavors of toasty malt (a tiny barely perceptible note of butterscotch too) and floral, woodsy hops.

Light to medium body with a dry chewy malt flavor that really leaves an impression and yet finishes quick and clean. Mild hop bitterness in the finish that mainly balances the malt in a very clean, quick, yet memorable way.

A great session beer. All day indeed.

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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 kzoobrew
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Founders, served in a nonic.

Clear golden straw body capped by a soft white head. Retention was decent, very little lacing left clinging to the glass.

Bright citrus aroma with hints of pine. Subtle malt can bee picked up underneath but it is a very complimentary aroma.

Sweet grapefruit flavor is very fresh and bright up front. Slightly grassy bitterness balances the sweeter citric hops. Slightly toasty pale malt sits quietly in the background.

Rather light bodied Pale with lively carbonation. Very smooth across the tongue with an impressively dry finish.

Ridiculously drinkable beer. The flavors of an IPA in a 4.5% pale is hard to beat. Could easily drink several of these in a sitting without worrying about intoxication.

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

A clear light golden straw color body with a small fizzy white head , short lasting with slight lacing . Aroma is grassy , lightly sweet , with hints of corn husks and pineapple . FLavor is lightly bitter , with lemon grass , corn , pineabble , and maybe a bit of honey , a dry finish with a slight lingering bitterness . Crisp dry mouthfeel , light to medium body , and quite sessionable . A slightly odd beer but quite sessionable and it grows on you as it warms .

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Photo of mjurney
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

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

Taste/Finish/Body:
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.

Overall:
It's a very good beer. Highly drinkable.

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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 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 cyclonece09
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours cloudy orange amber with a very small white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops, especially orange. Tastes of decent grain with a nice earthy taste, very slight citrus. Beer is light bodied, extremely drinkable, heavily carbonated. Overall, a very good beer.

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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 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 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 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 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 Hendry
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw color, billowy white three finger head,lively carbonation and solid lacing in the glassware.

Aroma is relative bright, reminiscent of tropical fruit, slight hint of pine.

Flavor is pleasant, similar to the aroma, nice moderate lasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel is relatively light, maybe even a tad thin, but this IS a session IPA. Crisp dry finish, nice example of the style.

This a solid IPA with an easy drinking quality about it that could satisfy a number of palates.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.