Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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87
very good

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Ratings: 5,888
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 212
Gots: 1,438 | FT: 11
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Ratings: 5,888 | Reviews: 849
Photo of plaid75
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of ISmith87
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of lochef81
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of soju6
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of SmashPants
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of righthereisay
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Gold, a little hazy and clear.

Smell: Right off the bat I think grass and pine. That's it. At this point, my expectations were lowered.

Taste: I'm liking this. I'm not a fan of bitter IPAs (not sure why anyone would be), but this was not bitter. Nice hoppy flavor (citrus, grapefruit), nice and clean.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, nice body. Very light. I see why they call it All Day IPA... you could definitely drink it all day, no doubt.

O: Compared to other beers that you can drink "all day", this is one of the best. Not my favorite, but in my top 10 of "all day" beers.

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
Medium to light amber with minimal head that disappeared relatively quickly.
Aromas were of mild hops, with presence of slightly bready malt background.
Taste was spot on. Mild bitterness with good high notes of citrus hops.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall for a 4.7% ABV beer, this had great hop profile and fits the definition of a sessionable IPA.

Photo of admiral
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the beer aims for: a session beer with a nice IPA flavour that keeps you coming back for more

aroma: floral, spice, grapefruit and citrus predominate

taste: floral, spice, grapefruit, citrus and pine with malt to balance it out

nothing outstanding but it's goal is for sessionability with quality taste and lowish alcohol content - which it has achieved outstandingly, hence the 4 for overall

Photo of turbotype
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a few short comments for this AIPA. I will start off by saying, look at the name. All Day IPA. A session ale. I think Founder's hit a homerun on this one. This brew has all the points of any other mainstream India Pale Ale, but in a softer, chuggable format, due to lower ABV. I drink mine straight from the can, anytime, anywhere it's viable. Heck, even the can looks chill and relaxing. I can't imagine anyone who enjoys IPA's to say this is not exactly what the can says. If you go in expecting Pliny the Elder, you will be disappointed. BUT, if you go in expecting BMC lager, you will be pleasantly surprised and wearing a nice smile all day.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

All Day IPA is an orange- colored brew with a very slight head of foam that doesn’t hold together very long and leaves little or no lacing. This beer has a nose of citrus with some pine and pale malt lurking close behind. The body is a little hazy and the beer pours very easy and freely.

This IPA is a little lighter than the average, with the flavors of citrus hops, pale malts, tropical fruit, pineapple, and some biscuit- like malt. The overall flavor profile is lighter than other IPA, but still nicely balanced and sessionable. The body is very free- flowing and the beer finishes much cleaner than other IPA.

Lower alcohol and with less hop bitterness than other IPA, All Day IPA is exactly the type of beer you would expect. No, it isn’t going to satisfy the extreme hop cravings many of us have, but it is good when you want to taste some hops but want the hops kept in check. Founders actually did a good job balancing out this beer and making it just hoppy enough to satisfy and just light enough to make it good for everyday consumption. It’s another winner from one of America’s best breweries.

Photo of jbaker67
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color with a small light tan head. The smell is a huge tropical fruit and citrus head - juicy stuff. Taste is tart citrus with a bit of tropical backing ending a bit dry with just a little bitterness. Light body with fairly active carbonation.

Photo of trentbent
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this at the bar because I thought the bar was serving Sixpoint Global Warming, and I still haven't had SGW!!! But I did get to try this.
While I was drinking it I couldn't tell if it was oh so lovely or if it was just too much distinctive grapefruit. I really tasted like yummy grapefruit juice, though normally I don't like grapefruit juice. It was sort of pristine in a way. Hops notes are tremendous but so palatable. I think of cigar and cardamom on the nose, a smooth mouthfeel but complex enough to stick around with each sip.
This is supposed to be their session beer, if I hadn't already been drinking at home I'd have continued with this one. So yeah I wasn't sure about that grapefruit but then I couldn't get the beer off my mind. That's what signifies a good beer to me: when I can't get that flavor off my mind. It happened with Carton Brunch Dinner Grub and it happened with this.
I think it's Founder's best (i)PA.

Photo of tommypB
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried FounderS ALL DAY IPA lat week for the 1st time, and I'm a big fan. I returned to the store the next day, and bought 12 more. 4.7% alc , but you can't tell by the taste. It has a wonderful golden color with not much fuz after the pour. Kind of an orangey, pine flavor, and smell. Not as heavy as most ipa, and I guess that's why they call it a Session Ale.

Photo of jjboesen
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers.

Photo of Beric
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one fell through the cracks back when I had it, so this is from memory.
Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Enjoyed: Sometime July 2013

Appearance: Looks like an IPA, though the head does not stick around as long. Good amber color to it. Crystal clear. Looks very carbonated.

Smell: Not as huge of a hop-forward smell as some other "American IPAs", but then again, this one isn't like most others.

Taste: Keeping in mind that this is supposed to be a low ABV IPA, and thus isn't quite as big or complex as other beers of its same style, this one is great. As a session beer, this one is loaded with complex flavor, with a good, sweet malt backbone dominated by substantial hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Compared to other IPAs, if memory serves me well, this one was very effervescent. Not to say that it was not refreshing as a result, but it seemed slightly overcarbonated to me.

Overall: Since this is intended as a session beer, I think Founders crafted another masterpiece here. I could drink this one all day and still get a good hop fix without descending too far down the inebriated rabbit hole. Great that it's offered in cans too, as this could be a quintessential tailgate beer for craft beer nerds.

Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S - Citrus fills the nostrils, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, bright fruit, pineapple, white bread yeast with a biscuity pale malt underneath.

T - Follows the nose with bright grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and orange. Nice hop flavor with ample bitterness. Tangerines show up and the pale malts support the zesty citrus with some grassy and slightly spicy hops coming in as it warms. Finishes crisp and clean with a pithy grapefruit bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, solid carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

A great session IPA, especially for the ABV. Grapefruit dominates with a light pale malt base. It's crisp and clean and you could drink this all day... get it.

Photo of MattyBones
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this both and tap and in the bottle and there wasn't too much of a difference. A session ale indeed!!

Appearance: a light golden/copper color, pores with a thin white had and a solid amount of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus...smells like grapefruits and tangerines.

taste: It tastes just like it smells. It basically tastes like liquid grapefruit with a slight sweetness. A decent burst from the hops that finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: very light, clean with a good amount of carbonation. You get the flavors and then...it's gone. As if you never drank it.

Overall: I would have to say it is perfect for what it is. A session ale and nothing more. It gives off some good flavors, stays light and clean, and served ice cold it is extremely refreshing. Again, it's excellent for what it is.

Photo of spinrsx
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Clear gold/amber colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, resin, apricots, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit/lemon and a bit of resin.

Overall - I'd buy this by the truckload if it was available to me locally. It might just be the perfect beer for me, something I can drink a lot of based on the ABV and lots of hoppy scent/flavour. I'll buy more the next chance I get.

Photo of AlmaMatters
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour - Tap
Glass - Glass Cask Mug; Pint

Although I've had this in a bottle, I must say, the pour from a tap really helps this beer stand out from other session IPA's.

SMELL - There is a spicy, nutty smell with a hoppiness that spikes the nose. The head brings an airy and woody feel too.

LOOK - The body of the beer levels out towards the bottom, with the cloudiness and texture trending towards the head of the beer, which dissipates slowly. An opaque amber color throughout.

TASTE - The crisp first sip is just as strong and current as the last. A rich hop and mild honey flavor, this medium carbonation session IPA is easily drinkable and full with each sip.

Overall - A very rewarding IPA that maintains carbonation and it's plentiful flavors throughout - perfect for a spring or summer day!

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A decent beer by Founders but I am a bit disappointed with this particular beer. I expected more from Founders as usually I am not disappointed by their beer. Appearance light in color is good but the taste is a little flat from what i expected the smell of hops in great but that is the extent of my feeling towards this beer.

Photo of generallee
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.7% and the IBUs at 42.

Appearance: It has a clear, honey amber colored body with a small off white head. There is some visible line’s of carbonation supporting the slow fading head. Leasing is minimal and slick.

Smell: Big notes of citrusy grapefruit fills the nose with light candy like fruity bass underneath.

Taste/Palate: The palate it feels a bit light and thin. A mild malt bass slowly gives way to mild citrus and pine like hop bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Overall after the aroma it gets a bit boring.

Photo of Dost0ybrewski
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this beer is good. Aside from the rarer Green Flash "Citra Session", this is by far the best session IPA I've tasted.

Appearance is hazy and golden. Aroma is bursting with citra but not overwhelming. Taste matches the smell. Perfect blend of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Lightly floral. Unbelievably refreshing. What really makes this beer great is the mouth feel. Highly carbonated. Almost like drinking an orange soda. Minimal bitterness.

OVERALL: Citra is my favorite hop. I love an IPA that makes you pucker. This beer is an ode to those who love citra. Incredibly refreshing and bursting with citrusy floral goodness. Personally, one of my top 5 favorite IPAs (Also a great transition beer for those who are new to IPAs)

Photo of MirkoCroCough
4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Can into pint glass.

Awesome amber, golden color. Lacing all the way down.

Glorious hops and malts balanced in the nose.

Wow. Flavor is outstanding

Goes down smooth and easy.

This beer is amazing! Throws down the gauntlet for what a drinkable, clean full of flavor beer should be. All day indeed. Good job Founders. Awesome, awesome beer. Do not miss it. Buy it when you see it.

Photo of timmy2b
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Gold yellow color with a small amount of head that does not linger, just lasts slightly around the edge of the glass.

Citrus and a light amount of wheat scent.

Citrus, with a little orange and some bitterness as the flavor.

Easy drinking, with a light amount of bitternesss.

Very light in the feel and easy to drink

Go to IPA when I am looking to have more than just a couple beers. Also perfect for softball in the summer!

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,888 ratings.