Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a lightly hazy tangerine color with a white head that falls to a ring. Some sparse lace left behind.
Aroma is nice and bright hops fruity with normal grapefruit kick and some pine mingled into the ripe fruit notes.A light malt sweetness under neath all the hops.
Taste follows the nose good dose of hops fruity with grapefruit bitterness sprinkled with sparse pine needles. Crisp clean refreshing brew nice hop bite on a lightly sweet malt base. Light enough that it would make a good lawn mower brew.
Mouthfeel goes with the taste light and crisp good lightly peppy carbonation.
Overall not a mind blowing IPA but low abv so easy drinking allowing to have a few and be safe.
05-12-2013 20:18:34 | More by mntlover
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
Pours a clean and clear light amber, with a light head of white foam. Attractive, but sparse lace.
Aroma is better -- a strong perfume of unabashed grapefruit hoppiness/happiness. Wonderful citrus and pine.
Taste is also wonderfully hop-centric, with a balance of deep, pungent citrus and a hint of spice. Finish is dry.
A wonderful session-worthy IPA that packs a superb hop wallop. Bravo!
03-14-2013 21:13:43 | More by secondtooth
3.79/5 rDev -1.6%
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, mango, pine, toasty malts and sweet caramel.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, slight piney resin, toasty malts, faint caramel. Fairly light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
04-29-2013 20:42:16 | More by SebD
2.89/5 rDev -24.9%
12oz bottle into tall tulip, bottled 6/11/13
A: Pours a light yellow color with two fingers of dense white foam. Good retention, great lacing.
S: Lots of hops here - I get grassy, piney, and a bit of dank hops all coming together. A bready malt backbone is in the background, but is certainly there. A hint of fruity sweetness.
T: Hops move towards dank now, though I still get some grassiness that I got in the aroma. The bready malt backbone I gt in the aroma is nearly gone now. Watery.
M: Thin with good carbonation.
O: Not a fan. The aroma is nice, but the flavor is a bit watery and the hop punch I got in the aroma was not nearly as complex or tasty.
08-02-2013 02:52:21 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours a golden yellow with lots of white head. Lots of great hops on the nose. Some solid citrus and grapefruit smells. Very complex. A lot going on. Tastes similar to the smell. Tons of grapefruit and citrus hopes. Light and highly carbonated. A solid beer and I am VERY glad Founders is bottling this one
02-12-2011 05:08:53 | More by Urbancaver
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
Bought a 12 fl oz bottle of this from Bruisin Ales in Asheville, NC for $2. Poured from the Bright Colored bottle w/ a Station Wagon carrying a Kayak & "Session Ale" below the brand into a non-stemmed Wine Glass. Has BOTTLED 12/26/11 on the front of the bottle.
Aroma- Has an intense citrus and grassy aroma from the beginning. Seems as if this was just brewed yesterday! Very fresh and may have been a bit dry hopped?
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies quickly. Has a clear, golden colored body and leaves a sudsy lacing behind.
Flavor- A HUGE hop punch hits hard from the start. Grapefruit and other sweet, citric fruits pop out and gives it a strong hop presence all the way through. Has a light-medium hop bitterness level at the end. Wonderful!
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and a mixture of fruit is left behind with light hops.
Overall Impression- A perfect example of this style! Didn't expect anything less from Founders. This is my first time seeing this brew from them and am wondering why?? Maybe it wasn't offered in the Missouri Market the past 2 years? Either way, looking for more! I suggest you do the same.
01-22-2012 06:12:25 | More by DCon
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Served in a Stone Ruination IPA pint glass.
A- Dark pilsner in color, 2" off-white head with large bubbles, and minimal blotching of bubbles with a thin ring around the surface of beer.
S- faint pilsner malts, some floral and citrus with a primary smell of pine that comes through.
T- Semi-sweet malts, some citrus but again more pine/earth hop bitterness to this beer.
M- Light body with medium carbonation. Slight viscous feel as well.
O- Good beer. Not sure if this should be classified as an IPA. More of a pale ale with its thin body, low malt bill, and bitterness. Reminds me of a lighter, less citrusy Zombie Dust.
02-09-2012 03:48:59 | More by kawilliams81
3.34/5 rDev -13.2%
Pours a golden color with a slight orange tint. A small head of white foam with medium retention and lacing.
A nice, mild citrus and floral hop aroma. Slightly piney.
The taste is more mild than the aroma. Very little malt presence and a good dose of citrus hops.
Very light body, as is expected from the name and the low ABV. The beer goes down smoothly and I feel ready to have another beer as soon as I'm done.
Overall it is a solid pale ale, but my main problem is that it's not an IPA! As I am rating to style and this just doesn't meet the expectation I have when something is listed as an American IPA, I can't give this any better of a rating. My other problem with this is the price. It costs just as much as Centennial IPA, Founders Porter, and Dirty Bastard. At this price I don't see why I would ever buy this again when other good pale ales are being sold for cheaper.
08-24-2013 16:27:31 | More by Danny1217
4/5 rDev +3.9%
A - Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass.
S - Citrus fills the nostrils, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, bright fruit, pineapple, white bread yeast with a biscuity pale malt underneath.
T - Follows the nose with bright grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and orange. Nice hop flavor with ample bitterness. Tangerines show up and the pale malts support the zesty citrus with some grassy and slightly spicy hops coming in as it warms. Finishes crisp and clean with a pithy grapefruit bitterness.
M - Light to medium body, solid carbonation, crisp and clean finish.
A great session IPA, especially for the ABV. Grapefruit dominates with a light pale malt base. It's crisp and clean and you could drink this all day... get it.
11-16-2013 03:21:18 | More by StaveHooks
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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