Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
02-07-2012 07:43:09 | More by WillCarrera
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a 1cm head of fairly clean, white foam, made up of small and medium-sized bubbles, which eventually fades to a thick ring around the glass and a few sparse islands of residual foam atop the beer's body. Lacing exists, but is fairly minimal, a few spots and lines that exist after each sip. The beer's body is semi-hazy, golden-orange out of light, a brighter orange when near a source of luminescence. Carbonation is visible, largely streaming from the base of the tulip glass.
Dank hop aroma, full of grapefruit citrus with twists of unripe apricot and peach, a touch of cumin, all atop a pleasant pale malt base. In general, a substantial and fairly amazing collection of scents for a session brew.
Taste is surprisingly light, yet full of fresh fruit flavors, including some peach, mango, juicy mild grapefruit. Specifically, the taste begins with some mild pale malt sweetness alongside light citrus and mango esters. Mid-palate features substantial grapefruit and grapefruit rind bitterness and flavor over a very modest malt base. Back of palate picks up continued, though milder, bitterness along with some peach flavors. Aftertaste is quite bitter, with a bit of distinct grapefruit rind and cumin spice flavor.
The body of the beer is fairly light, perhaps medium-light in weight, with substantial carbonation that prickles the palate slightly, but also foams the beer up substantially. The result is a slightly harsh, yet overall smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Finish is quite dry, with little to no stickiness left around the palate.
08-03-2012 05:26:38 | More by falloutsnow
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
A: Golden copper with some cloudiness, 2 fingers of off white head and some pinhead chunks of lacing. Very little carbonation.
S: Pine, floral, citrus, orange, red chilies, onion, black pepper.
T: Citrus, orange, orange peel, white grapefruit, pine needles, candied orange in the aftertaste though its not a sweet beer. There is a light amount of sweetness, and a good amount of white grapefruit bitterness that lingers on the palate.
M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. Quite dry.
O: I get it, they are going for a lower alcohol beer, but 4.7% is considered too high to be in the alcohol free category, so its considered an American IPA. Its got all the flavor of an ipa, but in this category where its not the best beer, but still solid. So it feels like a compromise in my opinion, and I would consider it a regular beer as far as alcohol. Nice to have the excuse of having it in the day though, so I’ll buy that.
05-23-2014 17:47:44 | More by patre_tim
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
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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