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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: 869 | Ratings: 6,650
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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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After pouring into a glass, this beer just looks great. Light golden hue with a decent head. I was a bit wary when the smell hinted at too much citrus but the actual taste was great. Low alcohol gives the ingredients a nice venue to be shown off. I loved the hopes with hints of grapefruit but not being overpowered by it. It was just so nice to have a flavorful yet clean IPA. Any downside this beer has is that it feels a little light, like with the flavor there should be more character to the beer. Overall I was very impressed and would definitely recommend.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft poured into a 16oz pint glass at Rustico

A-Clear golden color with one finger white head. Decent lacing.

S-Nice fruity and citrus aroma with pineapple.

T-Taste is medium bitter with pineapple and citrus. Light on hops.

M-Medium body and average carbonation. Nice and hoppy aftertaste.

O-Overall this is really great and tasty IPA very light and the name suits it well.

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Photo of BeeryMcbeerenstein
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my mouth.
Finishing the night with this one.

A - Clear, clean. yellow/orange.

S- Not getting a ton of hop aroma out of this. Not sure on bottling date (can't find one that's readable) Non-descript "hoppy" presence although restrained.

T- To start off, obviously this is a "Session" beer. Seems watered down, almost an "ipa light" but that is sort of what they are advertising on the bottle. This is ending my night after having a couple and I'm not sure if my palette is too far gone to return to an easy drinker lightish beer. overall though, I'm not getting too much. It's hard for me to bill this as an IPA, more like a lower abv pale ale (but again, palette fatigue)

M- Crisp, clean, take a swig and it's gone. Dry and easy drinking.

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

Nice to see lower alcohol IPAs making more of a showing in the market. Sometimes I just want something a little lighter, but with flavor. This is one of the better ones- particularly when very fresh. when you a lovely floral hop aroma and flavor- delicate, but definitely flavorful. It does fade fairly quickly on the shelf, so freshness is key. A nice option.

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into an IPA glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: A modest white head forms above a golden amber body. The body is hazy but translucent. It looks very pleasant when held up to light.

Smell: Citrus drenched hops. Minor notes of bready grains.

Taste: The bitterness from the hops hits the tongue first. Pretty straightforward citrus notes... grapefruit in particular. Malts were there, just did not give off significant notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-Light body.

Overall: All Day IPA is a pretty straightforward IPA. The hops are not as wild as other varieties but they pack a clean, fresh punch that makes this beer enjoyable to drink. I would say this is a textbook example of a "weekend beer".

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Photo of Or80rowley
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having this beer @ 575 pizza, good beer selection

A. Nice sunburst yellow. One finger white head

S. Bright, juicy, tropical

T. Grapefruit, malt, nice hop balance

M. Clean, light body, mouth coat

O. Great IPA.i love balanced IPAs, this is one of them

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

A: Nice golden body with a white head that sticks around long enough. Leaves sticky lacing down the sides of the pint glass.

S: What you'd expect from a lighter, session IPA. Hops of front reminiscent of fresh cut grass. Floral and citrus notes on the back.

T: Incredibly light and a easy entry beer for those new to craft. Doesn't have an overwhelming hop presence like you'd find in bigger IPAs. The beer tastes incredibly fresh.

M: Lighter mouthfeel, easy drinking. Very much a beach beer.

O: Solid offering even though I don't choose it too often. Very light for those wanting to drink a few without feeling the effects.

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Photo of ChestSplitter
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle.
Looks like a nice clean pale ale. Nothing overly memorable.
Smells like hops. Not as citrusy as some other IPAs
Tastes like hops. Not a lot of balance here. This is just a very hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a very hoppy IPA without a lot of balance. Finish is bitter.
Overall: not one of my favorites in this category:

Bells Two-Hearted>Sierra Nevada Torpedo>NOLA Mechahopzilla>Founders All Day IPA.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden-amber pour, clear, with a bubbly white head that receded to a ringlet; dots of lacing on the glass. Basic aroma of citrus pith and distant biscuity malts. Similar taste, a biscuity malt base overlaid with citrusy, pithy hops, mild but lasting bitterness. Nothing new here, but nothing wrong with that. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable, good for the summertime. Sessionable? Sure, it's nice and goes down easily. But I'll take a Centennial or a Double Trouble over this any day.

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Photo of Suds
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and amber-gold in color. The beer has a lasting white head. The aroma has citrus, pine, and orange peel. Some distant grain and malt are present also. The beer is balanced, but a little on the dry side. Hoppey, fresh, and very enjoyable. The beer is medium in body.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from six at FMcD's, poured into standard pint glass

A - Clear golden orange, with little to no head

S - Pine, heavy grapefruit, grass

T - More of the same, with some biscuit and tinge (check) of malt. The bitterness and hops dominate the finish.

M- Extremely crisp, above average carbonation. Seems slightly thin/watery, but I believe that is part of the "session" qualities they were going for.

O - A good, basic, low alcohol IPA.

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Photo of plaid75
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop.

The taste offered waves of pine, orange and apricot atop a light grainy pale malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style as expected.

Overall a very tasty, hop forward session ale.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - 3.25 - golden amber color, no real head or lacing, looks okay
S - 4.5 - Explosion of hops for what it is. Pine, citrus zest, etc.
T - 4.5 - Pine, grapefruit, mango, bready malt in the background and finish. So good considering it's a small beer.
M - 4.0 - light, no alcohol detectable, aftertaste isn't much, some slight hop bitterness.
O - 4.25 - Great session beer.
**Bottled 9/26/2013, notes from early October, so it was only a few weeks old at most when I tried it. This might be a beer that needs to be drank REALLY fresh, from what I'm seeing from other reviews here.

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Photo of lochef81
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A simple beer all around. Pours a nice golden amber color with a decent head that sticks around for a nice amount of time. Smells of your typical IPA elements; grapefruit and pine. The taste though is very simple. There is a forward push of hops and citrus notes but very little behind it. The initial taste is very enjoyable but quickly turns to a bitter, astringent flavor that is vaguely reminiscent of(what I can only describe as) feline urine. Its not a horrible beer but definitely not what I expect from a brewery like Founders. Would purchase again only in a pinch.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of the citric hops with a light malt backbone. Hops lead off with pine, citrus, and floral notes with a fair amount of bitterness. Bready malts come in but not much in the way of sweetness. Finishes with a spicy and earth hop kick.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this accomplishes its goal of being a flavorful, low alcohol IPA.

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Photo of soju6
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper color with a small head and bit of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, some malt sweetness and fruity. taste of citrus, with a mic of malt sweetness and fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Good for a few.

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Photo of SmashPants
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a nice old-school label.

Appearance: pours a crystal clear golden amber with a decent off-white head that sits at one-finger. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: an intensely nose of orange citrus, pine and grass hops. There are some earthen characters in the background too, which is nice.

Taste: follows from the nose, and I am happy to report that unlike most IPAs that have a strong nose, this one also has an even more intense flavour of pine and citrus. Those earthen characters and some malts are around in the background again.

Aftertaste: hangs about for quite a time, with a touch of alcohol to boot. Plenty of hop bitterness. Nice.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: a particularly good example of the American IPA style. Plenty of hops up front with just enough presence from the malts and warming alcohol to round it out. At AU$75 a case of 24 x 355mL (2013) it is better value than plenty of less impressive options.

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