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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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806 Reviews
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Reviews: 806
Hads: 6,251
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,728 | FT: 12
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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: 806 | Hads: 6,251
Photo of jamescain
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip. Bottled on 4/22/13.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy white head about 2 fingers thick that fades to a lacing that clings to the side of the glass. This is a very nice looking beer, something you could easily fool your BMC drinking friends into trying. The aroma is citrus, mellon, and mango, with a slightly bready aroma. The taste is a little disappointing. I was expecting more of a hop punch similar to a pale ale. Its sadly not very complex, mostly pine with a strange grainy finish. The carbonation is on the higher end for the style but it makes it rather quaffable with its dry finish and light body. Overall it is exactly what it says it is, something you can drink all day. I'm very happy to have it here for the TX summer and I look forward to consuming many in the future.

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Photo of illpass78
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty, clear orange. Head and lacing both minimal. Carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Smells of citrus, pine, lemon, hops and grass. All typical IPA smells. Smells hoppier than 42 IBUs. Alcohol is faint.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, but it's kind of underwhelming. The lemon note is a little too dominant. It's very average.

Mouthfeel: It's thinner than I'd prefer. Somewhat watery for an IPA.

Overall: This is a very mediocre beer in my opinion. It does what they want it to do - it's an IPA you can plow through all day because of low ABV - but it's really boring. It seems like a stab at a pale ale / IPA hybrid and I think it would be better if they'd committed to one or another. It could serve as a good "bridge" beer to help folks move from pales to IPAs, so it's not without value.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw, not much volume to its white head, and the little that is produced doesn't stick around- which doesn't matter much, considering I usually drink this one straight from the can. Smells is pungent, lots of tropical citrus, followed by dank earthiness, with a hint of pine. Flavor, too, is citrus based, lively, grapefruit and tangerine, pine finish, some malt thrown in throughout, with bitterness prevailing at the end. Very, very flavorful. Overly carbonated to the point of being like soda, but light bodied and easy drinking- perfect for a session beer.
This is a great idea- very solid IPA sold in lightweight can 15-packs for a reasonable price. Elegant brilliance. As for the beer itself, the emphasis on the fruit is to my liking, but varied and with enough pine and malt to be a balanced multi-note beer. Refreshing to the maximum, quaffable, tasty, and affordable. Sign me up.

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Photo of BWED
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into Spiegelau.

A- Golden honey in color. Active carbonation. Off-white head retains at 1/4". Great lacing.

S- Aromatice citrus, pine, hint of toasted malt. Sweet aroma.

T- Citrus peel, a little sweet citrus. Less malt, but it's in the flavor profile.

M- Light, crisp. Simple

O- Light, and crushable. Session IPAs are growing on me. Dry hopping, and leaving less for the bittering is a great idea. We get the hop flavor and aroma, but minimal bitterness.

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Photo of Auracom
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I completely forgot this beer had even been made until six packs popped up here in Oak Park a few weeks back. Single 12 oz. purchase from Marion Street and poured on Friday, February 10th, 2012 into a Cantillon flute.

A - Clear, medium orange coloring. One finger head dissipated almost immediately down to white bubbles. A bit surprised at the lack of retention.

S - Lightly tropical. Astringent fruit skins, very little malt backing.

T - Effervescent and lightly sweet in the front end. Thick, pulpy orange juice. Moderate hop bitterness near the back.

M - Light body, low-medium carbonation, medium-length dry finish.

D - It's a 4.7% Founders brew, how in the hell could this not be drinkable?! The taste is narrow and not terribly complex, but overall it's a well-done beer that has an exact point and purpose.

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Photo of MrKennedy
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, thanks to dbol, into a Fantome tulip.

True golden colour with a nice white head of foam. Spots of lacing a good head retention, slowly receding.

Really strong grapefruit smell, enduring and clean and defined. Faint touch of pineapple there as well.

Tastes of grapefruit and citrus. Hard to believe it is just 4.7% ABV. Plenty packed into this.

Strong bitterness, particularly early on that backs off a bit towards the end of the bottle. Certainly would grab for another. Very drinkable, yet pretty damn hoppy and bitter. Medium carbonation.

Really nice package. Super sessionable, really difficult to comprehend the relatively low ABV at times, easy to think this was 6% just with how much is in this. Very enjoyable.

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

Apperance: Clear and pale, looks like a pils. Pours a one finger head, with evident carbonation; it recedes quickly.

Aroma: Refreshing hops, not too strong, not too weak. Some floral aromas.

Taste: Quite light, but nice and tasty hops. Fairly dry finish with some light hops in the aftertaste. Pleasant and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A very nice session ale. It hasn't been overdone, just a plain and simple, robust but light ipa.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 89 /100

Summery: A great session ale... I am slightly bias to Founders beers. Still it's the value in the 15 'Brewers pack' for $17.99 that really makes me get giddy over it. Adding on to the fact that it moves rather fast at a few local shops, means I can almost always swoop this less than a month old. Such a great value and readily available go-to~

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Photo of CraigP83
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Perfect session IPA, reminds me of moon man with a little more bitterness. Refreshing, good color for the style with nice head retention. Slightly floral with citrus. I love it

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just found my new summer beer poured out of can into a cervoise glass great color head smell and taste like a lite IPA should be I can smash this can't speak for bottle or drinking from can yet

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Photo of mdcrouser
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden, with a finger of bubbly head on the pour.

Orange rind and other citrus are strong with this one - can nearly envision walking through a an orange grove.

More rind comes through on the tongue - kind of like licking a fresh orange repeatedly. Some mango and pineapple follow. Not a great deal of breadth here, but what is here is good.

Pretty standard mouthfeel - decent carbonation, supporting the hoppiness.

Refreshing, perfect for summertime, easily a new seasonal session favorite.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355mL Can. Served in DFH/Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden colour with an initially large head comprised of large and hollow bubbles; recedes quickly to an unpleasant-looking muck atop the beer. Minimal carbonation visible. Lacing is good but messy.

S: I get a heavy skunkiness at the front that lingers in the background until the end. Some nice basic pine and some herbal hop notes. Hint of citrus. Simple aroma but not bad.

T: Caramel sweetness followed by a sharp hit of grapefruit that lingers. Notable grass and a heavy piney hop presence which accentuates the bitterness. Again, fairly standard but well done.

M: Medium body. Amazingly smooth. Medium carbonation. Adore the mouthfeel.

O: A well-made, simple IPA that is exceptionally tasty for the low ABV. I would and will session this. As advertised!

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

Appearance - 4/5
very clear light orange. About one finger of head, disspates down to a minimal layer of head on the top of the beer. An average amount of carbonation can be seen rising from the beer.

Smell - 3.75/5
Strong pine hops smell. Can't really smell anything else.

Taste - 4.25/5
The pine-hops taste is not as strong as the smell, rather it is balanced with a light malts taste. I really like the taste, because it provides the pine taste, but almot no bitterness. I definitely see this being a session beer, as the name suggests.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Slightly less than medium body. Smooth, with only a hint of bitterness. A medium amount of light carbonation. The carbonation level fits nicely with the rest of the beer.

Overall - 4/5
Overall, this is a good, sessionable IPA. I'm not an IPA fan, but I could see myself easily drinking a few of these in one sitting no problem. A highly drinkable IPA. Recommended for those who are just trying to break into the IPA style, or those who enjoy IPAs only occasionally.

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Photo of Bone53
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Smell: A ton of toasted malts with a hint of citrus

Taste: As with the aroma, I get a lot of toasted malt, but the hops shine a little more in the flavor

Mouthfeel; Full body for the abv, but light for the style, as I was expecting. Crisp and refreshing with slight bitterness

Overall: Ill be the first to admit that I don't get the "session IPA" style. Isn't that what a pale ale is? Anyways, I appreciate that they can pull bold flavors with as little abv as my PBR. But I'd rather have a few regular IPAs or IIPAs with more flavor than a bunch of these, especially for the price. I will consider buying this again if I really do need to drink a low abv without sacrificing flavor. As far as All Day vs. Go To goes, I was blown away with Go To compared to this. More bright fruit flavor and less malt. The date was rubbed off on this bottle, so I will have to reevaluate a confirmed fresh one.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Notes: Born on 5/4/14 (current date 6/1/14). Poured into a nonic pint.

A: Golden color with a full 1+ finger head of pillowy white head. The head looks "dense" but it does not cling tot he glass and give lacing. The head seems to want to stick around.

S: Mango, peach and pine. Really nice tropical aromas.

T: Much more pine than I expected (based on the nose). Not getting much of the tropical fruit - much more pine present. Also I sense more bitter than the 42 IBUs lead me to believe - not harsh but I have had much higher IBU beers that had less bitter to them.

M: Slightly thin with average carbonation. This is the right balance for a sessionable IPA.

O: This is an enjoyable beer. With 4.7% ABV and a light body it is very sessionable. If I wanted to sit down and have one beer - this would not be it (I'd go for something a little heavier). But after a hard day in the sun one or two of these would be nice.

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Photo of bound4er
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Light copper to dark straw appearance with a white head of about 2 fingers that breaks moderately fast to a covering skim.

S. Piney - resinous - herbal type hops with some biscuit malt poking through. Pretty nice.

T. Somewhat simple but offers enough flavor to keep things interesting. Light hop citrus and pine bitterness followed with bready malt that runs into a clean, nicely bitter finish. Invites you back quickly for another sip.

M. Lighter bodied with good carbonation. This stuff is made to slide down quickly.

O. A great summer beer that won't fatigue the palate or knock you on your ass if you have more than 4+ in a session. My only beef, which has been expressed by others, is that this beer strains hard to be considered an IPA. I guess it really doesn't matter, it's a nice effort from Founders nonetheless.

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Photo of BryanCarey
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

All Day IPA is an orange- colored brew with a very slight head of foam that doesn’t hold together very long and leaves little or no lacing. This beer has a nose of citrus with some pine and pale malt lurking close behind. The body is a little hazy and the beer pours very easy and freely.

This IPA is a little lighter than the average, with the flavors of citrus hops, pale malts, tropical fruit, pineapple, and some biscuit- like malt. The overall flavor profile is lighter than other IPA, but still nicely balanced and sessionable. The body is very free- flowing and the beer finishes much cleaner than other IPA.

Lower alcohol and with less hop bitterness than other IPA, All Day IPA is exactly the type of beer you would expect. No, it isn’t going to satisfy the extreme hop cravings many of us have, but it is good when you want to taste some hops but want the hops kept in check. Founders actually did a good job balancing out this beer and making it just hoppy enough to satisfy and just light enough to make it good for everyday consumption. It’s another winner from one of America’s best breweries.

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a golden copper color. First smell was pineapple and grapefruit, also floral and grassy notes. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, nice flavorful hops. As it warmed got more of a malt base. Mouthfeel was light, yet balanced and refreshing. Overall, a great sessionable IPA and easy drinker.

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Photo of Wukk
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden with a very fluffy one to two finger head, which disappears quickly leaving no lacing. A big bouquet of hops in the aroma, and a little bit of citrus is there as well. Surprising amount of bitterness and floral flavors for a "session ale." It does live up to its billing, though, not heavy in the stomach or on the palate. Pretty light mouthfeel, something I'd expect from a sessionable IPA. Overall this is a great beer. I don't know if I see myself spending the $20 the 12 pack costs and actually using it as a session drinker, but it certainly would be an enticing option if I had the money to spare.

It's probably unfair to say I expect more from an IPA in the case of the All Day IPA, but overall, I think I do.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice american IPA of a somewhat transparent yello color and a small foam that leaves almost no lace.
Taste and smell are really crispy, malty but not to much, somewhat fuity (passion fruit as the highlight) and somewhat hoppy too.
Body is light, carbonation is ok; crispiness and bitterness define the feel of this beer.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wanted to try this pale ale with an IPA taste.

A - Vibrant orange color with course small white head. No lacing. Very clear.

S - Strong hop nose. Full of citrus, some pine, and light floral. Very light grain smell.

T - Has all the hops from the smell with lots of citrus on the front and some pine. Light complimenting grain flavor but definitely hoppy. Very crisp light finish with nice hop bitterness.

M - Light mouth-feel with some graininess. Has some bitterness but is mostly clean on the finish. Light carbonation.

Overall, a deliciously flavored IPA with the body of a light lager. I love the hops and the nice graininess makes for a delicious brew. Perfect if you don't like overly bitter or malt heavy IPA's . It's from the Midwest but seems like it should be from the Pacific NW. I could drink these for ever!

Glass- Nonic Pint

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Photo of cervezango
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As the label on the bottle tells us this this IPA is a session ale. It fills that role very well. It pours golden with a very fluffy two fingers on top. Smells really good, kinda sour like pickle juice, along with a mild hop scent.

this is the least bitter ipa ive had in a while. very good for novice beer drinkers that want to get into hoppy beers but can't pallet the high IBUs. this guys comes in at just 42 IBUs.

a little sour and a little hoppy, nothing amazing in the taste.

watery mouth feel, not great.

a good ipa session beer I would go for ranger from new belgium for a a better session ipa.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very light orance with a finger of white head.

Smell is great with a citrusy tropical hit that really suprised me for the abv.

Taste.... And this is where it falls apart for me. A lot of bitterness, that frankly covers up most other flavors, a little citrus pokes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel is watery, even for 4.7% I was expecting some sort of feel.

Well this is a beer that I just flat out do not understand... Why just bitter the hell out of a low ABV beer.

Plenty of hop forward Pales are avaliable at around the same ABV that have way more flavor and actually drink like beer.

I understand the marketing just do not understand how it is working.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review taken spring 2013

12 oz brown stubby bottle with a classic looking label. Poured into a founders pint glass.

A - clear golden body with bright orange highlights. A little better than average white head that did leave a pretty good ring of lace and nice stick.

S - wow a nice hop forward aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, fresh grass, and pine hop whiffs with a small grainy and light malt filler.

T - a lot like the nose, but softer and not as pronounced. Citrus, grapefruit, pine and green grass. Caramel malt and grain balances a semi bitter finish of hop spice.

M - I wouldn't call it thin, but it doesn't have the Founders thickness I love. Lighter side of medium in the body. A refreshing and sessionable ipa.

O - I'm torn with this one. I want to like it bc its created by one of my favorite breweries, but I just don't session beer. If I drink a brew its with a meal or during my down time. It'd be great on a hot summer day or for those looking to session a hop forward brew. It definitely has some qualities and accomplished what they were going for with this ipa. Also may be something for people to use as a good introduction to hops. It has a place in the craft beer world, I'm just not sure itll find its way into my rotation that often.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
Medium to light amber with minimal head that disappeared relatively quickly.
Aromas were of mild hops, with presence of slightly bready malt background.
Taste was spot on. Mild bitterness with good high notes of citrus hops.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall for a 4.7% ABV beer, this had great hop profile and fits the definition of a sessionable IPA.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.