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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

4,732 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,732
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 137
Gots: 621 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

codynevels, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Danny1217, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bonkers, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kunstman, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JohnParadee, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Canada_Dan, Jun 17, 2014
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brandon911, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

LJWalker, Jun 21, 2013
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ms11781, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

SebD, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

socon67, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Paccamacca, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

PhatAtUT, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DeutschesBier, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MacStinson, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sd123, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JMBSH, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

szmnnl99, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

klipper, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's
Bottled: 6/7/12
Glass: Tulip

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.

falloutsnow, Aug 03, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

secondtooth, 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%

Lehighace06, May 07, 2014
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,732 ratings.