Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
3.55/5 rDev -8%
A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Purchased at Trembling Madness in York recently. Described on the label as a session ale (by American standards).
Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of intensely fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, pine and grass. Underpinned by hints of earthy yeast, stewed hops and faint caramel malt. Hoppy!
Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, citrus, pine resin, subtle weed, earthy yeast, stewed hops and faint caramel malt. Highly attenuated and rather astringent, accompanied by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and tingly, with hop oils that prickle the palate and a thin, insubstantial body for the style. Dries the mouth thoroughly, leaving an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and mild earthiness.
Pretty good, but unbalanced. It looks OK, and the hoppy aroma is fantastic - tons of delicious fruity notes. The taste is less rounded; plenty of aroma hops but a weak malt presence that doesn't even out the flavour. Thin, watery body. A decent IPA with good hop character, but lacking in it's other qualities. Could use improvement. However, still worthy of sampling if you come across it.
06-15-2013 00:05:59 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.81/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a pale amber gold with a very thin white head which disappeared very quickly with little or no lacing.
Aroma of citrus, floral hops and hints of pine. Very refreshing to the nose.
Taste follows the nose with grapefruit, pine, hops and balanced with a slight sweetness of tropical fruits.
Mouth Feel was light body with moderate carbonation, very crisp leaving a very slight bitter after taste.
Overall this is a very nice refreshing IPA, to be enjoyed on a nice relaxing sunny, warm day.
06-14-2013 00:03:49 | More by dtivp
4.29/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled 04/12/13.
A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient sudsy lacing.
S- Wonderful hop aroma that's just as citrusy as it is sweet. Oh man, that smells so good. All pine, grass and brown sugar. Barely any alcohol detected.
T- The taste tries to live up to the aroma but doesn't quite make it. There's more biscuity malt found along with the grassy hops but it makes for a good balancing act. The bitterness is not as high as expected. There are actually small notes of butter that complement the overall sweetness of the brew. Good hop burps.
M- Slightly sharp and semi-oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- So much better than Lagunitas Daytime, especially in the aroma department.
06-13-2013 23:19:48 | More by Immortale25
3.54/5 rDev -8.3%
Eyes: Pale gold glass with chill haze. Holds a very thin cover of white foam that gives up a little lace.
Nose: Rich and powerful citric punch, mostly grapefruit skin with a little pine backing. A touch of sweetness makes it's way through as well.
Taste: Hops are center stage, the citric gives way to a lightly earthy tea flavor. A little bit of base sweetness keeps it from striping the enamel from your teeth, but given all the hop flavor your brain says IPA, then says this one is watery. I put this more into the XPA category.
Mouthfeel: Watery texture, lightly fizzy body, light oily finish.
Overall: Great nose, but the beer is a little light for my tastes. I see where they are going with a hoppy lawnmower, but all the hops makes this more of a slower sipper rather than a refreshing drink. Glad I got it, I'll enjoy the 6 pack but I think I'll move on to other beers.
06-13-2013 01:47:17 | More by HardTarget
3.89/5 rDev +0.8%
Appearance: Light honey
Aroma: Like sticking your nose in a big bag of fresh marijuana. Pure, clean hop aroma that makes you want eat the smell. Jumps right out of the glass.
Taste: Much more restrained in taste than in smell but with a lot of the same qualities. Bright, citrusy. Really holds on to a lot the flavor you want in an IPA while also being light and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat thicker and more viscous than you would expect. Light sting on the back of the mouth that dissipates quickly.
Overall: An excellent example of the session IPA style. I could see myself drinking this beer on a hot day and getting a lot of the things I like in an IPA without too much body or overkill in the hop department. Somehow though, the taste, aroma, and mouthfeel seem a little at odds with each other.
06-12-2013 21:32:07 | More by nbaeteer
3.86/5 rDev 0%
Bottle purchased and drank at Next Door Bar and Grill in Pittsford, NY.
Pours a medium-dark amber color, with a half inch head, and some good lacing down the glass.
The aroma is all grapefruit, all the time. Just pungent as hell.
The taste is pretty similar. The bitterness is fairly astringent, due to how light bodied this is. Tons of grapefruit bitterness, a little bit of pine. No malt flavor whatsoever, as session IPAs tend to be.
Light bodied, slightly watery, full carbonation, relatively drinkable.
Not on board really with the session IPA thing, this one wasn't too bad, though.
06-12-2013 21:18:44 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.21/5 rDev -16.8%
Pours a little cloudy, yellow with a thin head and no retention. No lace, a little yeast floating on top. It doesn’t look like much. The nose is big. Crisp with citrus, spice, tangerine, hay , floral and a even a little lemon. Good pine and resin. There’s a touch pale malt and only a very little bread. Some caramel sweetness as it opens up. Catty as it warms. Taste is really terrific for a very light beer. This has a low abv but it smells and tastes like a big beer. Citrus and floral. The hops pronounce the drink delicious and and stay with it all the way through. There is a just a little grain and bread and a decent bitterness. Some yeast and sour grapefruit. Body is a little thin and has brisk carbonation.Slightly bitter and slightly dry in the finish. This is a good session beer just like it promises. Low in alcohol so you can drink it all day and low in calories too. Has plenty of flavor and was satisfying.
06-12-2013 13:47:30 | More by utopiajane
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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