Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Drank from my Chimay chalice
A - Pours a clear dark Golden colour with a head that reduces quickly.
S - Very pungent marmalaide flavours and hops of a citurs note.
T - Citus grapefruit type hops, malty aftertaste with a short bittering finish.
M - Light body with medium carbonation.
O - Very sessionable IPA
08-03-2013 09:23:59 | More by eric5bellies
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
Lets be real here: All Day is like Denny's if you know what you're doing. You can't be getting a Steak or a hamburger at Denny's thinking that you are going to get the best, or something good. When Raul hits that food bank, it's a simple little omelette, maybe some toast, and he is out and content just like that. And All Day IPA is just like that; understand it for its session-able qualities, and just like Denny's when you do it right, you will enjoy it.
Try it, my children.
08-03-2013 06:55:27 | More by RaulMondesi
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
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours rich amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows passionfruit, lychee, spicy hops, soft grassy notes and clean sweet malt.
Less fruit as flavours, more focusing on spicy hops and pine. Very clean, very little malt.
Body feels a little watery.
08-02-2013 02:18:39 | More by CrazyDavros
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
12oz bottle into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Bottled 2 weeks ago.
Appearance: Fluffy 2 inch white head, slow dissipation. Not much lacing, but a nice glowing orange.
Smell: Piny and herbal with just a bit of citrus. Aroma burst when first poured is very impressive, but it gets toned down a bit quickly. Very nice overall.
Taste: Nice Simcoe-y weed flavor up front along with some bitter pine. Citrus only a highlight. No malt backbone, which is a flaw for me. I like the crisp, refreshing cleanliness of the flavor, but come on Founders: you guys make world class malt profiles in pale ales, give me some of that here.
Satisfying beer regardless. Delivers enough hop punch, though I suppose even that could be turned up. It gets about 80% of the way there to "All the flavor of an American IPA with less alcohol," both in terms of flavor and in terms of low alcohol. Whether the conceit of the beer succeeds or not, though, this is good hop flavor.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, light-bodied. Spot on carbonation. It's maybe too light, but very nicely dry (the problem with the lightness is that you feel like there's a flavor punch coming, and you're left thinking, "where did it go?" Needs a bit more body to fight that in my opinion).
Overall: Good beer. Not outstanding by any means, but really nice, clean hop flavor in a perfect-for-hot-weather package. For the flavor, I'd like it to be even lower alcohol, but not every beer needs to be perfect.
I guess the syntax of most of my sentences in this review tells most of the story: I like the beer, but--you can't get far with praising (or criticizing) this beer without saying 'but'. Let me just say that I don't regret picking up an entire 6 pack and leave it at that.
08-02-2013 02:01:21 | More by Pahn
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
This beer is what it is, something with a little more bite than an off-the-shelf or "big-box" offering, something you can drink more than one of, but really not a mindblowing IPA experience.
I think this is the perfect beer to introduce to non-craft-beer drinkers. I brought a 6-pack of these to a BBQ recently. The fridge was filled with Miller Lites and Coronas, and my Founders were gone in seconds. They were really well received, fortunately I was able to get one for myself!
Refreshing, citrus, a great warm/hot-weather beer. Nice with food, not overpowering or bullish.
I would definitely buy this beer again, it's a great standby when you want something simple, with some flavor, that doesn't break the bank, that you can share with other non-beer-snobs.
08-01-2013 15:34:18 | More by CarlosDanger
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Bottle dated 6/3/2013 so this was about seven weeks old when I drank it. Still hoppy! Aroma was distinct hops, pine, citrus. Flavor was nice and hoppy still, citrus and a strange fuzziness that I got from Lagunitas Daytime IPA. Super easy to drink although at 4.7% I wouldn't quite call this a session beer, maybe at 4.2%. Perfect candidate for cans and I'll be picking up some or trading when they hit shelves.
08-01-2013 02:44:10 | More by ArrogantB
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Beer is a clear golden amber, with almost no head. A small white film is gone instantly.
Smell is very good. Very fruity, with lots of grapefruit. Also a notable tropical fruit scent, and a weedy scent. Some bready malt. A surprisingly big smell for a low abv beer.
Taste is also good, but not quite the same level. Fruit flavours are there, but the weedy flavour is more upfront- seems like simcoe to me. Malt is pretty subdued, but there is a bit of caramel. Again. very flavourful for low ABV.
Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation, a bit oily.
Overall, quite good. A really good job at brewing a flavourful yet low alcohol pale ale.
07-31-2013 01:40:47 | More by jrenihan
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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