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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

5,106 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,106
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 778 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jacewg, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of bsp77
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich gold with thin white head and some nice lacing.

Smell: Spicy and dry, with citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Very dry malt base with citrus notes of grapefruit and bitter orange. Finish has floral notes that are spicy and fairly bitter.

Feel: Firm, light body with the carbonation nicely in check (as expected in a Bitter-like beer). Extremely dry finish.

Overall: Another winner from Founders and another delicious session beer, even if not quite as good as Surly Bitter Brewer, Brau Brothers Hopsession, and Lagunitas DayTime.

Speaking of these beers in general, I am a little annoyed at the marketing gimmick of calling these session beers IPAs or Super Pale Ales. They're not. They are extremely Americanized forms of the English Bitter. A least Surly recognizes that their version is Bitter-like, as opposed to calling it an IPA. Can we make an American Bitter category, and be done with the ridiculous marketing? That said, I love this "style".

bsp77, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bcm75, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Spider889
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Marketed as "Endurance Ale" at the time I tried this.

On tap at Winking Lizard. Opted not to pay the extra buck to keep the ugly glass they were offering.

Pale golden color, crystal clear, small white ring of large bubbles. No lace.

Smells sweet, citrusy grapefruit, lemon, cracked peppercorns.

The taste is mostly bitter pine, it really reminded me of Stone IPA. Dry rough finish on the palate.

Very drinkable, as intended, but also very boring. I am really not too pleased with the mild/session beer fad that's erupting this year. I have yet to taste a good beer brewed with this intent lately. Give me something with good flavor or at least keep the mediocrity in Michigan.

Spider889, Mar 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tbeq00, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of dusky, golden brown. It holds a brief one finger head of big white bubbles, leaving spots of lacing, and an aggregate covering a third of the liquid’s surface. A chill haze is present, with no sediment noted. Carbonation appears as active as the lightest champagne. The aroma is beautifully fresh, with grassy and sweeter citric hops, tangerine spritz, mineral water, and easy pale malts. Mixing in with warmth is a spicier, more wet and wheaty malt, lactic creaminess, light booze, raw honey sweetness, and more fresh, orangey and lemony rind, flesh, and juice. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very light, fresh, and drinkable, and truly deserving of its name. As we sip, doughy breadiness, bittered pale malts, metallics yeastiness, big citric hops, orange flesh, and fresh green grassiness start things off. Moving to the peak is a lemon zest bite, tannic breakfast tea blackness, more bittered herbal hops, and surprising spice as the paler malts deepen with black pepper, nutmeg, and metallic twangs. Through the final wash we get thorough bitterness of earthen tree bark, herbal and lemony hops, orange rind, more metallic yeast, flashes of white sugar sweetness, and a fusel sulfuric component. The aftertaste breathes just as bitterly, with grassy, herbal, and citric hops, passion fruit sugars, hearty metallics, simple ale yeast, and those basic pale malts. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is the same. The sip gives nice slurp, smack, and pop, but little froth or creaminess. The feel is actually rather watered through, washing the flavor, but helping to keep things light and airy to the palate. The mouth is left wet and quickly astringently bittered and puckered. The abv is easy, and this beer is certainly sessionable.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was how easily drinkable it was, and the robustness of aroma and flavoring for what it is. As a session beer, All Day has the job of keeping things light enough to, well, go on all day long. To this goal it is successful, keeping a wildly aromatic and freshly hoppy citric zing, while delivering solid flavoring through most of the sip. With the end of the swallow, and through the feel, things do become watery and washed, but for the most part this is made up for. This is a great beer to sit outside with and enjoy these April showers.

TheBrewo, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

DaveHack, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerHunter76, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bacher468, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sd123, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of WillCarrera
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sneaks2210, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled recently, though I'm not sure of the exact date. Tasted 13 March 2013.

Pours a clear pale orange. A soft color, gentle and unimposing. A tiny bit of visible carbonation. Just a thin layer of nearly-white head, gone fast, little lacing. Just okay.

Smell is a fantastic clean, citrusy and tropical hop aroma. Surprisingly full and juicy for a session ale. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a heap of tropical fruit. Very pink. Delightful, and though I expected a minimal base, it's not lacking at all for support.

Taste is clean, dry, and lightly bitter. A bit of grapefruit is the only fruit I'm finding. But it's got that clean, slightly chalky dryness that many of the best low-ABV hopped-up pale ales have. Reminds me of something Three Floyds would brew.

Feel is light, pure, and nicely drying. Zippy carbonation, fizzes up and stays up. As the carbonation drops off, it dries out perfectly. Really nice.

A stellar hoppy session ale. In the realm of Zombie Dust, though not as good. I'm always impressed when brewers can put this much oomph into a low-ABV beer. But beyond the hop presence, this beer is really well crafted, with near-perfect mouthfeel and no downsides. Excellent.

zeledonia, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Localdrinklax, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TimoP, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

pmarlowe, Jun 02, 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

UWBadgerFan4Life, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Kirk, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

FLBeerGuy, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

siege06nd, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

shand, Apr 07, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,106 ratings.