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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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87
very good

5,128 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,128
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 146
Gots: 784 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Nichols33, May 24, 2014
Photo of crossovert
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

"All Day IPA". 12 oz bottle. Bottled on 12/26/11.

It pours a light, clear orangeish amber with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

The smell is pretty good. There is a lot more grain than your typical IPA, but it is pleasant. There is a tangy fruitiness as well in the aroma.

The flavor is decent. Definitely more malt-oriented. It tastes like pretzel and grain with a touch of pine in the aftertaste but it is by no means bitter. Grapefruit comes in as you go.

I am confused why this is an IPA, more of a standard pale ale.

crossovert, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in aplain tumbler pint glass at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, Conn.

A: Poured a clean, clear golden yellow color with a thin veil of bone-white foam which left no real lacing on the glass.

S: Very bright, zesty, fresh and fruity hop profile with hints of funky grape skin, lemon zest and herbal, grassy bitterness.

T: Light, crackery malt flavors key in up front with a very mild, buttery taste. The hop characteristics are varied but trend towards the lemongrass and herbal end of the spectrum. Acidity bounds around imparting lemon bitterness and a spicy, slightly catty finish. Not a whole lotta malt backbone to hold up the grainy bitterness, but lots of hop flavor for a small package.

M: Clean, crisp and light-bodied IPA with a good amount of bitterness to keep a snappy palate and finish.

O: A nice session IPA that very drinkable at 4.7% ABV and certainly keeps you interested with it's strong hop profile. As the name implies, you could drink it all day, but I'm not convinced that I would. However, I'd get it again and consider adding it to a summer BBQ or camping pack.

Gambrinus1184, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of n2185
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear honey with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: loads of citrus here. Pineapple and grapefruit with some pine notes as well. Smells amazing, especially for such a low abv beer.

T: lots of grapefruit and pine with some pineapple and grassy notes as well. Nice and earthy.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, dry, and clean. Quite drinkable for such a hoppy beer.

O: a great IPA, especially with such a low abv. I could definitely drink these all day.

n2185, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mychalg9, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KVNBGRY, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev +3.6%

FreshHawk, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan with orange tinges, pretty clear, good head and lace.

Aroma is very nice, plenty hoppy and inviting, more than you'd expect from anything with "session" in the name. Same goes for the taste, it's plenty IPA-like, while being superbly drinkable, even almost summertime lawnmower drinkable. "Refreshing" isn't an IPA type of term very often, but this time it just about fits.

Definitely recommended.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

jsprain1, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

WeisGuy, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mason jar from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a nice clear golden color with some slight copper hints. There is a nice half inch head that forms that is white and pretty dense. Nice sticky lacing as the head recedes.

Aroma of citrus hops with some nice grapefruit notes. Sweet juicy hops are present. The hops are pungent and very mouthwatering. Then there is a nice earthy grain a biscuity malt bread to the aroma. Some slight malt sweetness balanced very well by the clean hop notes.

The flavor starts off with nice citrus hop notes, similar to the nose. The citrus notes are very crisp and clean with light grapefruit and some tangerine. There is some bready biscuity taste that follows the nice hoppy notes. Very drinkable and approachable. Balanced and refreshing.

This is a good brew. Low ABV with tons of flavor.

JoEBoBpr, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a light orange/gold with a finger-width of white head on top. Light retention. The nose is bursting with citrus and pine needles! Sharp and inviting aroma. The mouth is crisp and clean. Easy finish. This beer starts out with a nice bitter smack, but this hesitates and finishes with a sweet citrus flavor of orange and tangerine. Well balanced. This cures my craving for the bitterness, but is also quite refreshing and easy to consume. Not the standard for IPAs no doubt, but this one holds its own while also taking on some characteristics of a "sessioner" - lighter ABV, clean, tasty. I liked it.

Onenote81, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a couple of these from a local store.

Appearance – Pours a darker orange color, reminiscent of Hopslam. About two fingers of nice white head is achieved that dissipates slowly leaving some nice looking lacing.

Smell – Lots of citrus fruits such as pineapple and hints of mango. Slight malty/bready backbone, herbal and floral hops, lemon zest.

Taste – Pine resin, floral/earthy hops, a more subdued citrus flavor than the nose led. I can still pick out lemon zest, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple. A more so prominent malty and caramel backbone finishes the sip up.

Mouthfeel – Medium to thin bodied, plenty of carbonation, finishes light and dry.

Overall – For a lower ABV IPA, there is quite a bit of flavor to it. That said, the body is a bit too thin and the flavor just is off somehow that I can’t put my finger on yet. Perhaps just a bit of a metallic aftertaste.

SpdKilz, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

bostonryan, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +3.6%

trevorpost, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous orange-honey color with a solid, finger high, off-white/light tan head. Only slightly hazy, light gets all the way through but is filtered and it actually makes the color pop more, in my estimation. Good lacing as well.
Smell is hops (grapefruit with a hint of pine), wood, malt, all balanced very well.
Taste is spot on with the olfactory presence, grapefruit/pine hops, wood and malt notes. Very well balanced with the hops being exactly where they should be. A light medicinal not creeps in during the aftertaste but does not detract at all from the experience.
Watery at the start and through the middle, the body fills in just at the swallow ending up medium. Carbonation is medium plus. For an IPA it is rather less biting than most though not smooth as I cannot bring myself to describe any IPA that way (save a double/imperial). Well named, I could easily drink several of these throughout the day. Sadly, I only have two.

PorterLambic, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JohnParadee, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

DerekMorgan, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

jaasen64, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Resuin, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

buzzy, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of alleykatking
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap.

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a light amber hue to it. One finger white head shows medium retention. Some light web lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Tropical style hops in the front of the aroma. I mean this thing bursting with pineapple. There is a light caramel bready malt base but it only comes through in hints. Pine like bittering hops are in the ending of the nose.

T- Sweet citrus hops in the front of the beer screams from the get go. Pineapple is the biggest flavor I get in the front of the beer itself. Light bready pale malts in the middle of the beer show that there is a underbody to all this hop blasting going on. Light bitter hops on the backend to off-set the hoppy sweetness that is on the front end of this beer.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Sweet citrus hops and faded bittering hops are left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol with a hint of pale malts and a crisp hop bitterness. This beer is balanced very well to the style they were going with. No off flavors were present. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- Although this was a hop forward beer it seemed a little muted at times in the nose. The flavor was big but not over the top I thought. A nice balance between sweet and bitter with the ABV really lending to the drinkability. Overall a nice sessionable beer from Founders.

alleykatking, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of Ryan011235
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 2/20/12

Bottled 01/04/12

Sun-faded gold and honey color; aside from a minor haziness it has a pretty sheen. One finger of foam is capped by 1/3rd inch of soapy bubbles. The foam is gone quickly while the bubbles hang on longer. Lace is ok; some patches manage to catch.

The aroma finds notes of floral and grassy hops, pine, lemon and citrus zest, sugar cookies and a hint of honey. All this is well and good. Then, after sitting for a few minutes, overtones of hairspray creep in, and there's an occasional notion of cooked veggies (though low in the mix).

Thankfully the veggies aren't to be found come sippin' time. Though an ambiance of aerosol does exist, it's milder than in the aroma and the hops taste pretty much as they should - lots of pine with citric pith and peel and such. This is very dry throughout. The malt profile is more neutral here - it's clean and has only a mild cracker characteristic.

Light bodied and on the thin side. Neither is a bad thing (it's appropriate for the beer) but carbonation is fast and rather sharp, at least upfront, which makes for a biting drinking experience. Finishes dry with residual bitterness and a faint dusty biscuit note.

This is decent, but it's not something I'm likely to get again any time soon. That said, it's easily drinkable and I'm not one to complain about an IPA with a reasonable abv being available.

Ryan011235, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of RavenForBeer
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing beer. Something that you can truly drink ALL DAY! Hmmm, wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the beer?

Great golden color and very clear. Small inch head that dissipates quickly with mild lacing. Probably one of the reason I enjoyed drinking this beer so much was from the mouthfeel. It was so smooth and light.

It is not an overpowering hoppy IPA, but still has a great hop taste. Minimally bitter. And can be enjoyed ALL DAY as it is a session beer.

Overall: I loved it and would drink it as a go to daily beer. In fact, I might just do that with St. Patrick's Day coming up in Savannah, Georgia in a week!

RavenForBeer, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JohnnieNepal, Mar 19, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,128 ratings.