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Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

Added by Avagadro on 06-05-2010

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Reviews: 861 | Ratings: 6,577
Photo of benloho
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Updated review from 5/25/14. Drank in a head-to-head blind tasting with Stone Go To IPA.

Bottle dated "5/5/14" poured into a snifter glass.

A: Pours a beautiful light and clear copperish color. Not much head. Slight lacing. A few bubbles streaming up fro the bottom of the glass.

S: Not getting much aroma at all from the glass. Later on I stuck my nose in the bottle and picked up a slight hop presence. Maybe some citrus and a little bit of pine. But not much at all. Not at all what I was expecting.

T: The IPA qualities come through here. A real strong bitterness pulled through with earthy and grassy hop characteristics and a slight citrus grapefruit peel taste. I get a hint of watered down caramel malt.

MF: The watery taste is part lack of any malt balance (typical of session IPAs) but also part from the lack of carbonation. So I don't get the crispness I want in a warm weather session beer. Very drinkable, just not thirst quenching.

O: Overall I am disappointed. There is a clear hop difference when comparing to Stone Go To, specifically in the aroma, which makes sense of Go To's 65 IBUs vs. All Day's 42 IBUs. I do get more of a maltiness the Go To which makes this easier to drink as time goes on. And in that case, All Day becomes the better session, while Go To is clearly the better IPA.

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Photo of Samp01
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus floral hops and some grass notes. Taste is mostly citrus hops with a very tangy grapefruit note, some biscuit malt makes it way thru along with some fresh cut grass. Palate is a medium body, light crisp mouth feel with mild carbonation. This brew is seems to be a bit on the citus hops and tangy grapefruit side with some grass notes and a bit of biscuit malt. Overall its a still a good drinking session brew.

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Photo of dank203
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is good for what it's meant for: a tasty, refreshing yet flavorful beer, and out of a can, it's a go to, easy to grab, great when fresh and cold and right outta the can. I prefer it that way. its not really big or complex, just a great beer to hang out and drink, got a 15pk of cans

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a frothy white head that laces erratically but thickly. Color is a dirty deep golden. Aroma presents with a tangy, piney, spicy, herbal hop character and slight pale grains. Flavor is very much like any other IPA with strong hop flavors and very little malt character. Bitterness is appropriate to the gravity, although a bit skewed toward alpha acids. Mouthfeel is similar to domestic lagers, light, airy and crisp. Overall, this is a beer that defies its low gravity. Having been introduced to the style in Oklahoma brewpubs who had to improvise on the 4% abv limit they had to work within, I knew American IPA can be credibly done without the 6%+ abv. It takes getting used to (for me, again), but the upshot is that you get the same satisfying hop rush but you can drink this stuff all session long and still have your wits about you.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355mL Can. Served in DFH/Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden colour with an initially large head comprised of large and hollow bubbles; recedes quickly to an unpleasant-looking muck atop the beer. Minimal carbonation visible. Lacing is good but messy.

S: I get a heavy skunkiness at the front that lingers in the background until the end. Some nice basic pine and some herbal hop notes. Hint of citrus. Simple aroma but not bad.

T: Caramel sweetness followed by a sharp hit of grapefruit that lingers. Notable grass and a heavy piney hop presence which accentuates the bitterness. Again, fairly standard but well done.

M: Medium body. Amazingly smooth. Medium carbonation. Adore the mouthfeel.

O: A well-made, simple IPA that is exceptionally tasty for the low ABV. I would and will session this. As advertised!

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Photo of tbeckett
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint at City Tap House in DC. From notes.

A - Hazy golden colour with mild carbonation. One finger of white head left minimal lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice bright citrus, tropical notes, grass.

T - Soapy, lemon, tropical citrus and grass again.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body and not overly bitter.

O/D - Tasty little sessionable beer. Not sure why this has so much hype with so many breweries doing this style now, but it's definitely good. The soapiness was a bit of an issue, but all in all, a good beer.

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Photo of Duhast500
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

The color is a orange/gold with a finger or two of foamy white head with a little thin lacing left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy pine at first. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that does have a presence here in the nose. There is some nice flowery grass aroma here that is quite pleasant.

The taste is bit different with some bitterness charging forward giving a slight resin flavor that is a little off putting. The is a touch of grapefruit and pine flavor there before going into a malt flavor that barely has a chance to get used to before the bitterness returns pop at the end.

The feel of the beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkable feel to it. There is lighter carbonation on this beer and the low ABV helps bring the flavor without bringing the intoxication.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All Day IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 tulip glass

Pours a light copper orange with some yellow highlights on the bottom of the glass. A thin white circle for a head forms along the top of the pour. Random patterns of sticky lace cling to the glassware.

Floral aroma with some citrus whiffs and a baked vanilla cookie.

Toasted biscuit malt backbone with a pleasant citrus blast that opens and brightens the profile of this IPA. Subtle hints of lemon tart and orange juice sweetness each sip. The carbonation level is great too. A well crafted IPA that has an excellent drinkability level.

It's refreshing to have an enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the taste buds with an aggressive hop finish. This offering by Founders is appropriately named a "session ale" because I'm ready to pour another freshy.

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Photo of Pbody
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great overall session IPA, awesome hop taste, hints of citrus, I would recommend this beer to anyone who loves IPA's. Founders Brewery is a neat spot if you are in Grand Rapids MI you should check it out, They have a great selection of top notch beers and great sandwiches.

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Photo of Craigory
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Single can from a friend, no apparent date code. Poured into an All Day IPA pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden body with an inch of soapy, white head. The head hangs around for a few minutes, but eventually recedes to a wispy cap, leaving no lacing as I drink. It looks like a decent, but not spectacular, IPA.

S: Opening the can releases quite the burst of aroma; in the glass, I get an ample display of citrusy hops and fairly strong grain scent. Not bad at all for such a "small" beer.

T: A bit of citrusy hops, some more generic hop bitterness, and a lot of grain. Finishes with an interplay of hop bitterness and malt sweetness, though as the beer warms more of a lingering grainy bitterness shows up. On the whole, the flavor is good, but I don't see myself drinking this "all day."

M: Medium-bodied, with a grainy mouthfeel. I wasn't expecting much, and it delivers.

O: As an IPA, this would be a one-time beer for me. As a "Session IPA," it really does manage to hit all the notes while keeping the ABV low.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing beer. Something that you can truly drink ALL DAY! Hmmm, wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the beer?

Great golden color and very clear. Small inch head that dissipates quickly with mild lacing. Probably one of the reason I enjoyed drinking this beer so much was from the mouthfeel. It was so smooth and light.

It is not an overpowering hoppy IPA, but still has a great hop taste. Minimally bitter. And can be enjoyed ALL DAY as it is a session beer.

Overall: I loved it and would drink it as a go to daily beer. In fact, I might just do that with St. Patrick's Day coming up in Savannah, Georgia in a week!

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Photo of y2jrock60
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark yellow/light orange with a thin head that doesn't lace.

S- Tropical fruit, Citrus, Pine, Funk, and fresh apple aromas. It smells clean and refreshing.

T- Slightly sweet upfront with a burst of tropical fruit. Citrus and pine make an appearance in the middle followed by a mellow bitter finish.

M- Medium-light bodied with low carbonation. It is also slick on the tongue.

O- A very tastey and refreshing beer. It's the perfect beer when you're craving flavor but not an abundance of bitterness or alcohol.

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Photo of AntyGravity
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could drink this beer all day. Hey!!! I think that's what Founder's had in mind. One of the most deliciously refreshing beers I've ever had. Perfect for a hot day by the pool. Won't get you too smashed either. Really a very solid, well balanced IPA. Citrus notes, pleasant bitter finish. I honestly can't think of a better beer to accompany you while mowing the lawn or on a trip to the beach.

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Photo of watermelon
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. THis is the third one I've had today.

A: Translucent rust body with a two finger soapy bone colored head. Head went down quickly to a cap leaving good lacing.

S: Grapefruit and pine, along with some floral and citrus scents.

T: Slightly bitter some hopes are present in the taste.

M: Proper carbonation body while a bit thin for the style is thicker then many beers for the ABV

O Its a good IPA, I like that is session able however Its too expensive for what it is. Also its got a fair amount of body so while consumption is easier then most IPAs its harder then your average AAL, this makes it a bit more work to catch a buzz, although this could be seen as a positive for some I suppose.

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Photo of neenerzig
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a mainly clear, slightly hazy medium golden color with a bit of a copper/amber hue. The fluffy white head is a good inch or so thick when first poured that eventually settles to a nice medium sized ring lining the surface of the beer and the inside of the glass. Not much foam on the surface otherwise or lacing though. Wish there was more of both. Aromas of some caramel grainy malt sweetness followed by citrus hops. the taste pretty much follows suit wit some grainy caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to a very nice citrus hop bitterness backbone on the back of the tongue. Very nice balance, but the citrus hop bitterness is the slightly stronger of the 2 flavors here. Has a crisp, frothy, slightly creamy, slightly prickly, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beer should be. For an easy drinking session IPA, as expected, Founders does pretty well here!

Eric

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: golden, amber, cloudy with 1 finger head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin layer of foam that lasted throughout. There was a good amount of lacing on the glass, light carbonation.

SMELL: sweet malt, flowers, piney hops, pepper. Very pleasant.

TASTE: The taste does not exactly follow the nose, this is a hop dominant IPA with no hint of the flowery sweet malt that you get in the smell. The hops are pleasant but do not overpower making this very drinkable.

PALATE: this is a medium body beer with lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: This is a very good IPA and I would but it again. It's low in alcohol (4.7%) compared to most IPA's I've tried which means I can enjoy more of it. The name is very fitting because you could drink this all day while fishing. This is the second beer I've had from Founders. They have yet to disappoint me.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden yellow color and not so clear.

S: Usual pale ale type of aroma: pine, grass, hops.

T: Pineapple, grass, wheat (a character I really like about this one), fresh wet hops, apple skins, lemon, and a touch of malt.

M: This has more of a 'smooth' type of feel. Not bad at all.

O: Not a bad beer. This is especially good for sessioning, obviously.

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Photo of JonAdams
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow, an excellent beer that I'd never heard of before. Of course, there's lots of beers that fit that qualification, probably. A bit of pine, didn't detect or miss lemon, worked well with the jalapeno-spiced food that I enjoyed with the beer. Clear and pleasantly deep golden color, with no hint of malt. A quality IPA, and one that I will look for and drink again (next time in warmer weather).

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

sports a lightly-spicy hop bitterness that packs a soft punch.... tastes kind of like grapefruit or orange sparkling Pellegrino, lacking a good bit of that malt backbone and undercurrent of alcohol that I've come to associate with US IPAs.... super-light body for an IPA (reminds me of some comparable lower-gravity UK "IPA"s).... not sweet in the least, in fact, it's pretty bone dry.... crazy drinkable to those who enjoy the flavors of an American IPA, but want something lighter and 'sessionable'.... what it offers in drinkability is unique, though the overall taste is relatively familiar

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Photo of Scrapss
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle to a cheater pint.

A: dark orange with a 1 finger head that dissipated into a 1 mm collar. Clear with minimal carbonation.

S: Bitter oranges, sewery pale euro hop. Children's chewable aspirin. Some light pale malt sprinkles through. yeast was for one purpose.

T: Follows nose, and is mildly interesting. Has that elevated Heineken thing going on, not a bad thing...just "that's the thing" going on. bitter orange and tangerine and a hint of modern hops like Mosaic.

M: medium fullness, kinda tart citrus. The aftereffect is pure strange bitter orange and baby aspirin. Very strange.

O: This is a fairly well regarded brew, and at 4.7 ABV you could certainly drink a ton of it. It is pretty good, but only a can and a summer day would warrant its use, IMO. Far better than BMC for that purpose.

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Photo of Jay_Ulreich
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very flavorful for 4.7%! I think this will be in my fridge alot this summer.
A-Pours a nice golden amber color, very little head, not very good retention.
S-Wow, this smells awesome. Floral, grapefruity spicy-grassy if that makes sense. Really nice.
T-We have a winner! The only other beer at this ABV that has as much flavor IMO, is Stone Levitation. The hops are really in your face, but it completely lacks a malt balance, but thats okay. This will really be great in the summer.
M-Thin, and thats a good thing. Super drinkable.
Overall, I am quite impressed with how much taste the fit in such a low ABV beer. Definitely picking this up again.

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Photo of Ellbert
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear orange with a lot of bubbles. Light head with not much staying power.

Smell: Hoppy. Sweet. Fruity.

Taste: Light yet hoppy. Hops really get you on the back of the tongue. The sweetness in the aroma doesn't come through in the taste.

Mouthfeel: It is light and thin. This is strange with all of the hop flavor. This is however the intent of the beer.

Overall a decent beer that is low in alcohol and easy to drink. I would like a little more balance towards the malt side.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
2.26/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Figured I would give this one a go... I had heard from multiple friends that it is a great session IPA. Anyway, got a growler fill of it. Looks OK in the glass, pretty much what you would expect a session IPA to be, very low on the SRM chart with a generous amount of carbonation. First impression on the nose was extremely more skunky than expected... almost smelled like B.O. Taste is overwhelmingly B.O. I hate to say it, but this one was a drain pour. In fact, it was so bad that I had to go grab some bottles at the local shop to see if it was just a bad keg. Nope. Bottles had the exact characteristics all around.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another Founders!
I've read about this one and was waiting to taste it. Poured a clean crisp yellowish type typical American lager. At 50IBU, I wasnt expected much in terms of hop and bitterness.. But at the first smell, I was amazed just how hoppy this bouquet was. Your typical grassy, grapefruity, citrus nose. I thought I was about to dive into a 100IBU Beer.

Then the first taste!. AGAIN! WOW for a 50IBU beer, this had plenty of HOPS without a lot of the bitterness. This beer drank so easily and so enjoyable. I could have this one over and over.. It could easily be my spring and summer beer.

The only slight fault I had, was that the finish left me somewhat hanging. This beer started slowly, that went on full charge, then as I was finishing, it started to finish just right and WHAM, my legs were taken under me. The beer just dropped off. The citrus which should finish nicely, just left me with an unsettled citrus flavor.

12/27/13
The last couple of days, I have had a number of these. And I have enjoyed each one better than the one before it. I turned on 3 people to this one and they all loved it. Its still so crisp and drinkable.. Almost chug-able, but at the same time, I can sit back and slowly sip it and enjoy it.

02/01/14
Only thing: So DRINKABLE!

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Photo of bigflatsbeerman
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - A darker IPA than some. It pours with a very slight head and seems to be unfiltered.
Smell - The most prominent smell is grapefruit which I especially like in a good IPA.
Taste - Again, the grapefruit takes center stage which is more than adequate for me.
Mouthfeel -Light mouthfeel and a decent amount of carbonation.
Overall - This is a fantastic IPA. This has been my go to beer for the last two outings of a fishing weekend that involves playing long sessions of Texas Hold' Em. Everyone else at the table thinks I'm drinking a 8-9% DIPA and they are drinking 5% Buds. so I think I have a leg up on them.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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