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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,940 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,940
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 711 | 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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Ratings: 4,940 | Reviews: 665 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

doremite, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of bum732
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Medium bright citrus, fresh grapefruit peel, heavy kumquat, slight grassiness

L: Light orange, slightly hazy, white head that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Bright citrus up front with some hoppy resins. Very clean, light malt. Medium bitterness with just a touch of sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with residual hop resin. Some soft grassiness as it warms, in a good way.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly crisp overall.

Very light, hoppy IPA with just enough malt to keep it in balance. Really enjoyed this, although i prefer a pale ale over this "light" IPA style.

bum732, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tbryan5, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JimmyFlatRock, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

CraigTravor, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to grub for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 02/28/12.

Appearance: A thick head at the beginning but rapidly decreases to a thin ring and doesn't leave much lacing. The tiny bubbles racing up in the pale gold body are nice to look.

Smell: Grassy, a bit catty and some vegetal tones. Surprisingly powerful aroma.

Taste: Vegetal hops, burst of grapefruit but the follow-up is lacking a bit. The hops do shine though a bit.

Mouthfeel: Body is light and it's very easy to drink but it's rather ordinary.

Overall: I love session and low ABV beers but this one doesn't fully do it for me. Definitely easy to put away a few but not engaging enough to make me want to.

papat444, May 04, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ummswimmin, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

waddellc2, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of CHickman
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours crystal clear yellow gold color with a nice 1 finger foamy off white head that was full of small bubbles, which faded kind of quickly, leaving good foamy lacing. More like a pale ale than an IPA in looks, and surprisingly basic looking for a Founders beer.

The hop aromas jump out and smell very fresh up front, with citrus hops, piney hops, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, light caramel, faint toasted grains, biscuit, grassy herbs and mild spices; the smell has some floral hops as well and it’s a really nice, softy hoppy odor.

The flavor is just like the nose, but with a stronger malt presence; the taste is a combo of oily citrus hops, toasted grains, biscuit, piney hops/pine cone, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, light caramel, grass, herbs and mild spices like pepper and tea leaf. After a few sips it seems like the hops wear off and graham cracker or a little brown sugar come out for just enough grainy/sweet balance to make this incredibly easy to drink. Not a strong punchy, traditional IPA, especially compared to some of the other Founders hop-bombs, but this got the job done as a remarkable session beer.

It is very refreshing, light and crisp, with tight, fizzy carbonation, a very light body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that was just as much grain as it was hop. Could be the lightest feeling IPA that I’ve ever had, and I could drink the whole 6 pack in a sitting with no problem.

Overall a great beer that was too easy to drink; named perfectly, this is a definite session beer, however the only drawback is that it is lighter than expected as far as the flavor so that is the trade off. Either way, I’m glad this beer is available in NY now.

CHickman, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, many, passion fruit, a little caramel, and resiny pine.

Taste: All the hops are there, but it seems like it is missing something. A little more maltiness and balance of flavors would be good. Still tasty though.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light, low to medium carbonation, and extremely drinkable.

Overall: A nice session IPA like it was intended to be. Hoppy and light is not a bad thing and great for the warmer months.

Flounder57, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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

Lehighace06, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

josephwa, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jplopez21, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

CoolEthan, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

DerekMorgan, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photekut, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

CaptDavyJones, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Doomcifer, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Keith_R, Mar 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Chucker17, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Kmat10, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BAsbill, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of hardy008
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear light amber with a two finger white head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, and pineapple.

Has a nice combination of bitterness and sweetness, with bitterness being a little more dominant. I can taste grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and a little bit of bread malt. There is a lot of flavor for a 4.70 % abv beer.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and it finishes dry. This is a really nice IPA. I am very impressed by how much flavor there is in this low abv beer. Well done.

hardy008, Mar 02, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,940 ratings.