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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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very good

5,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,140
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 146
Gots: 786 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jeremy_J, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Erockss, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of rramsey
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

rramsey, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Artjsantos
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Artjsantos, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of 80x2HopHead
4/5  rDev +3.6%

80x2HopHead, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Spitzer's in NYC.

It comes in an orange golden color with a frothy head.

The aroma has some hoppy tangerine, grapefruit, and some tropical fruits. Wonderful hops and fruitiness.

There's a pop of bitterness. Papaya, tangerine, lemon peel, some orange. Then the middle has a biscuit malt, nothing too sweet, and then a gentle bitterness. It's quite hoppy actually.

In the end, it's quite easy and sessionable. It's towards the fruity IPA style "pale ale" that breweries are putting out these days. At 4.7% ABV, it really does have good flavor.

For me however, it lacks body and a punch of flavor. I had this right after Captain Lawrence Freshchester. I prefer Southern Tier Live in relation to the fruity hoppy pale ales.

dar482, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Gmartin75
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Gmartin75, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Patches826, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Cazlo, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TysonA, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

northstar23, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

TYLY22, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of BradMacMullin
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

BradMacMullin, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

DMacQ, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz, somewhat squat bottle, jumping on (or initiating, I have no freaking clue) the trend of dumbing down the booze in yer typical IPA. Kudos to Phyl21ca for the extra.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly puffy, subtly foamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying arched lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of a certain sassy grapefruit and orange citrus astringency, a slight grocery store melon character, understated grainy, somewhat caramel-tinged malt, and a bit of piney floral hops. The taste is musty, clammy caramel malt, a heady pine-tinged green flora hoppiness, tame earthy yeast notes, and some weirdly persistent melon fruitiness.

The bubbles are pretty well understated, and yet duly supportive, the body medium-light in weight, and rather plain in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the tropical fruitiness sort of outpacing the bitterness in the end.

Another so-so delving into the world of hamstrung IPAs, all under the guise of sessionability. Why can't the alcohol be reduced, without sacrificing the sassy, isolated bitterness? This trend seems worthy of investigation, at the very least as a corrective construct.

biboergosum, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

HopGrazer, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of snaotheus
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on date is 7/17/2013, so it's almost two months old. This is the first time I've had it, since I live out of Founders' distribution.

Pours slightly hazy with a small head and not much carbonation. Yellow with a slight copper tint. Smell is strong, fills the room (I smelled it while it was still sitting on the table, well before I brought it to my face). Piney, fresh, pleasant.

Taste is nicely crisp and bitter, refreshing. Definitely a session ale. Mouthfeel is light, slightly sticky. Overall, not bad at all.

snaotheus, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mobilarz85, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

wesside89, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Thirsty_Moe, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

imfrommichigan, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kushlash23, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Gillianjoy
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

For a session ipa this is great. It should defiantly be a 90 or above on ba score. Notes of citrus and grass. A little light in the body but that should be expected for 4.7 abv. A nice lingering citrus finish. I have had this in bottle as well and it is not as good but on tap I would put it up against any other session ipa out.

Gillianjoy, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,140 ratings.