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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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4,986 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,986
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 142
Gots: 726 | 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: 4,986 | Reviews: 668 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

randylangford, Feb 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Kirk, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jeff1973, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

shand, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TimoP, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dvmin98, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

pmarlowe, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a beautifully clean copper/gold color with a finger of white head, lots of visible carbonation. smells very hoppy, grapefruit, pine, caramel. the flavor is mostly hoppy, definitely tasting the 2row, grapefruit, pine. medium body on the lighter side, moderate carbonation. a very refreshing and tasty ipa. the lower alcohol percentage makes it a perfect summer beer.

facundoCNB, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden yellow/copper tan. Not much of a head or lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, floral, grassy, Some malts, Some caramel notes, a little pilsner malt at the end.

Taste - Dry, floral hops with some caramel and bready malts. Very clean, smooth pilsner-like malt profile. Some sugars and light ibu bite at the end. No alcohol what so ever at any point.

MOuthfeel - Thin, smooth and easy on mouth. Tounge gets hops, bready malts and sugars. Palette gets a little hop bite and remaining malts. Aftertaste is light, dry and hoppy.

Overall - Packs quite a punch for such a small beer. Impressive hop flavors, malts and smoothness without the ibu's or booze. What a great summer beer this is, founders got a perfect bbq on a hot saturday afternoon beer here.

wvsabbath, Feb 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Let me start off by saying that this whole "session (insert beer here) drives me crazy. A session IPA is a pale ale. A session imperial stout is a stout. A session doppelbock is a bock. This is not an IPA, no matter what you call it. My review reflects rating this as an IPA, of which classification it officially belongs.

Pours a wonderful golden amber color with a small and slightly wispy white head. There is some sporadic lacing, but nothing like most IPAs I see.

The aroma is wonderful. Full of fresh hoppiness. Citrus and piney. Grapefruit, lemon zest, caramel malts to a lesser extent.

The flavor is awesome for a pale ale. Plenty of hop flavor, some fresh baked bread, a bit of grainy malt which I love, light malts, dry as a bone.

The mouthfeel is nowhere close for the style. Very watery and thin, super dry, high carbonation, but a solid bit of bitterness. Think IPA plus tap water.

I enjoy the aromas and flavor but the mouthfeel and alcohol are completely non existent, which is a big part of an IPA.

SaCkErZ9, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

FLBeerGuy, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cadaugherty, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Lantern, Feb 11, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/2/12.

Copper pour with red hues. Minimal head and lace. Hoppy aroma showcases a nice blend of fresh Citra hops, among others. Taste is hoppy with a sharp, piney finish. No malt. Not the best flavor profile here, but this isn't a typical Founders style. Thin body, could actually use a little more carbonation.

An average session beer, I guess. Founders can do better for the style, but if I want a beer that tastes like this I'm picking Zombie Dust every time.

brystmar, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

zekeman17, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bbadger, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bcm75, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jmarsh123, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

LJWalker, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Localdrinklax, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Binny's South Loop, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear deep golden color with a thin layer of frothy white head.

S- Citrusy hops, some grass and dandelion, a bit of pine, lots of grainy maltx.

T- Big malts, sweet with some caramel and toffee, hops provide a bitter finish with leaves and grass, some citrus. The flavor is good but not that intense, which I guess is fine for a session beer.

M- Medium-bodied, good carbonation, dry finish.

O- A solid session beer, probably just the thing for sitting at home and watching some TV with or for taking out in a cooler, the flavor isn't bad, but I think for Founders it's maybe a bit plain, I feel like a lot of reviewers who are talking about explosive hop flavor and awarding lots of perfect scores must be talking about a different beer.

WillCarrera, Feb 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

samEBC, Apr 05, 2014
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,986 ratings.