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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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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,150
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 218
Gots: 1,645 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Reviews: 795 | Hads: 6,150
Photo of cjgator3
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle

Bottled on 8/9/2013 so this is a super fresh bottle.

A- Pours an ever so slightly hazed golden orangish color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is faint malt with fresh citrusy hops.

T- The taste is light with pale malts and a nice dose of bitterness from the hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a very nice sessionable IPA. It has the ABV of a light beer with the flavor of a beer twice the strength. This is a great beer for the warm Florida summers when you want something light but with a ton of flavor as well.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with a slight orange tint. A small head of white foam with medium retention and lacing.
A nice, mild citrus and floral hop aroma. Slightly piney.
The taste is more mild than the aroma. Very little malt presence and a good dose of citrus hops.
Very light body, as is expected from the name and the low ABV. The beer goes down smoothly and I feel ready to have another beer as soon as I'm done.

Overall it is a solid pale ale, but my main problem is that it's not an IPA! As I am rating to style and this just doesn't meet the expectation I have when something is listed as an American IPA, I can't give this any better of a rating. My other problem with this is the price. It costs just as much as Centennial IPA, Founders Porter, and Dirty Bastard. At this price I don't see why I would ever buy this again when other good pale ales are being sold for cheaper.

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Photo of dwren89
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: orangey gold with a thin white fizzy head, and great clarity

Aroma: very grapefruity, strong tropical fruit aroma. No malt character.

Taste: very thin, actually surprisingly thin tasting. Almost no malt character and almost all grapefruit hop flavor. It actually tastes likes hop steeped water.

Mouthfeel: very thin and light bodied in a way that is wrong for the style. Medium carbonation

Overall: Disappointing for such a great brewery, especially one known for such strong beers like Dirty Bastard. No malt flavor makes the beer taste like hop steeped water.

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Photo of C_Reid_S
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have this for breakfast, most work-weeks long. It's either this or some ridiculous Double IPA that makes me want to remove my intestinal tract around lunch-time... for whatever reason [not liking most piss mainstream 'beer'], this light, crisp refreshing brew is suitable for every hour, day.

Something about the sharp, cheap punch combines with possibly a de¢ent, hippity of hop-like spurt. Without punching you in the face.

The artwork, PERFECT; some beat-down, wood-paneled station wagon meandering down this perfectly-manicured suburban [dirt?] road. To nowhere. From nowhere. Just sipping away, all day, this beer.

And then, Monday morning comes around, zero miles padelled, we'll fret. [6]

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Photo of babaracas
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with one finger thick white head, spotty lacing. Smell: big grapefruit stank, herbal, pine, light apricot note in back. Taste: citrus rind, herbal, peach tea, spicy and rindy finish. Feel is light, a little too slick. Still tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of lindsaylandeen
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had All Day in a bottle and on tap. It has a sunset color to it and the aroma is fantastic. I'm not much of an IPA drinker but what I have realized is the IPA i do like are more floral. This is one of them. I had it on tap and now I have picked it up for "all day" events time and time again. Great IPA!

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Photo of Isoruku
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A truly enjoyable IPA, with a smooth taste, medium body and delightful blend of flavors. All Day is malty, somewhat hoppy, with a subtle layering of citrus and pine nuts. The bitterness is just right, and the hoppiness is controlled while letting you know that it's there.

A low (by IPA standards) ABV makes All Day particularly drinkable. A great default choice if you just want a no-fuss but enjoyable IPA.

Definitely recommended!

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Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the dive bar.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice clear golden hue that had s thin white head that fades to leave a light halo and thin clouds.

S - Aromas of hops, generic pine and citrus, light malts, pretty standard.

T - Taste is earthy citrus, light resin, faint sweet slightly malty, dirty almost veg hop profile, hmm, interesting.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty solid for the style, lower ABV quite drinkable.

O - Overall I felt this was a pretty straightforward/standard ipa, solid, drinkable.

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

When I poured this into a glass, it has a burnt orange color body with a small foamy head that quickly disappears. The aroma has is of floral hops, very pungent. The taste is of floral and bitter hops. Has a nice bite to it. The mouthfeel is very nice and overall another good one from founders.

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Photo of ev4life
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Incredibly drinkable with great flavor and aroma. The low alcohol content is remarkable considering how much hop taste they are able to maintain. Great finish with no butter lag. I have also had on tap with similar, but surprisingly less stellar, flavor. My current bottle favourite.

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Photo of Ryan_Graham
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Yellow color. Little to no head. Very hoppy smell. Fruity will a crisp odor. A light and fruity taste with the familiar IPA finish. Very hoppy aftertaste. I like it a lot. It's low in alcohol as far as IPA's go but it still tastes like an IPA. Very crisp and complex. Good beer.

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Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Back at a 15 pack of All Day in Cans. This beer come close enough to Carton Boat, that I would easily stock one or the other. Carton wins by a nose.
Now it's in cans in 15 packs! Great idea. So, I'm buying.

Poured into stemless wine glass.

A: Pours a lighter amber yellow than most IPAs, but a vigorous, 1 finger, sticky head with great lacing.
Slightly hazed. moderate carbonation.

S: Aroma is its strongest point. Hops with zest, fruits, outdoor pine, hop oil, and a bit of catty stink. A powerful but pleasant IPA aroma. All day aroma!

T: Taste follows, the big hop character of the nose. It's light weight, but full flavored. Hops dominate the ride, with a malty front that gives way to citrus and tropical fruits. It's resinous, rising, tickling, and finishes light and dry. A great afternoon or first IPA of the day. Great starter IPA.

F: Dry, happy mouth feel, in a lighter weight, drying, fresh, light, sessionable IPA.

Founders again is on the nose with its goal of an "all day, sessionable < 5% abv IPA. Bravo!

It's a bit over done for me to be my steady IPA, and it should come in cans!

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Photo of mattbk
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Mostly clear, just slightly hazy. Dark golden. Pretty much perfect color for an IPA, would have preferred a shade lighter and a little hazier. Carbonation very low, almost absent.
S: Nice combination of citrus, pine, grapefruit, orange. If I had to guess I'd think Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial. Very nice. Super clean, very fresh.
T: An IPA all the way, but very clean and noticably absent malt character. More of the same flavor: grapefruit, pine, light citrus. Super clean. Bitter definitely. This is not a a pale ale - it is most definitely an IPA. Maybe just a bit grapey. Really no malt character to speak of, but I can't complain. THe very smooth yeast character makes this sessionable, as advertised. I think they hit on exactly what they were going for here. The bitterness may make it just a little less sessionable, but again, minor complaint. Very nice job.
M: A medium-light to medium mouthfeel. There is some body here. This makes the beer certainly an IPA. If it were lighter it would be more sessionable, but then it wouldn't be an IPA. I like it.
O: This is the standard by which "session IPAs" should be judged. I've had others and they really aren't close. This beer makes me think a bit. Which I like. Another hit from Founders.

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Photo of jerrytodd
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Did an A/B comparison between this and my current favorite session IPA

A: Slight deep amber color. Head retention was OK with minimal lacing

S: No real blast of hops. I had to search really hard to smell (imagine?) some pine and citrus

T: See directly above. IMHO this is more of an amber than an IPA

M: Fine

O: I think Founders is a great brewery but this one really disappointed me. The SingleCut 18Watt I compared this to (or say a Hill Farmstead Edward) both are state of the art in terms of a sessionable IPA and the comparison was night and day. Maybe the bottle was too old? I dunno, but another reason to buy local I reckon...

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Photo of danieelol
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden chrome with fine head and lacing.

Smell is lovely apple, pine, bit of peach. Malt isn't really there- it's all about the fruity hops.

Taste is a nice combination of the aforementioned fruits with a pine-y bite.

Mouthfeel is thin, good carb and dry and crisp, almost like mineral water with a little bit of sourness.

Excellent, underrated beer. Don't get what the Australians complaining about this beer were on about. Like a better version of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale.

Hops may have faded a bit due to the age but are still a lot more present than in beers which travel a similar route to this country e.g. Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of zac16125
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on: 5/22/12

A: Pours a clear, golden yellow with 1 fingers width of off white colored head. Leaves very small patches of lacing.

S: Spicy hops, grapefruit, resinous pine, floral, sweet malts.

T: Pine and citrus zest. Pale malt backbone. Good degree of bitterness.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher side, drinkability is good.

O: Im not blown away by any means, but it's solid. And definitely flavorful for such a low ABV beer. Not something Id make a staple in my fridge but Id probably drink it again.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a crisp golden yellow with light to medium carbonation and a pale head of foam.

Wow, I was expecting a nose full of hop resins, but was pleasantly greeted by notes of crackers, caramel, and a faint hint of hops somewhere in this.

Okay, now the hops are making themselves a little more obvious, but the bready malt backbone is quite firm and not letting the hops go crazy, which isn't a bad thing.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied, crisp, but the malt profile gives this a smoother feel than most "sessionable" IPAs.

Overall, 'tis a good brew, but I've got a feeling this should've been marketed as an APA.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a difficult beer to review. Besides the session-beer handicap, there's some things I really like and some things I really don't that each seem to come and go.

Pours a straw yellow with white head and low retention. Nice bubbles rising through the glass. Starts off with strong hops and some onion notes. The aroma transitions to mostly malt as it warms. Caramel and popcorn emerge in the taste and blend well with the hops. Onion comes and goes throughout. Mouthfeel is ok, not a strong point.

It's a fascinating beer, but it's too confusing to be something I'd want routinely.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wanted to try this pale ale with an IPA taste.

A - Vibrant orange color with course small white head. No lacing. Very clear.

S - Strong hop nose. Full of citrus, some pine, and light floral. Very light grain smell.

T - Has all the hops from the smell with lots of citrus on the front and some pine. Light complimenting grain flavor but definitely hoppy. Very crisp light finish with nice hop bitterness.

M - Light mouth-feel with some graininess. Has some bitterness but is mostly clean on the finish. Light carbonation.

Overall, a deliciously flavored IPA with the body of a light lager. I love the hops and the nice graininess makes for a delicious brew. Perfect if you don't like overly bitter or malt heavy IPA's . It's from the Midwest but seems like it should be from the Pacific NW. I could drink these for ever!

Glass- Nonic Pint

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Photo of Kadonny
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottle dating has this about one month old.

A: A medium golden color with some orange tints to it. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Tropical fruits and citrus, some bread and grass notes.

T: Lots of fruit up front with tropical and citrus notes. Mango, pineapple, some tangerine and fresh cut grass. Some slight bready sweetness sits there, but ever so slightly. This beer really has very little malt and very little body to it. Finish is crisp and clean with some bitterness but not overly so. I was getting a funky taste at the end that was a bit off putting, almost a metallic type taste.

M: Thin, crispy, lack of malt makes it very light.

O: A good session brew, but the lack of body and malt leaves it very one dimensional. For a session beer it's good, but for an IPA it lacks.

A solid beer but far from spectacular.

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Photo of henrichsj
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Glowing amber color, white head, lots of carbonation

S - Orange, citrus, hoppy

T - Lots of dry, citrus flavor up front, big bitter taste on the end, crisp and refreshing

M - Light bodied, good carbonation, bitter end to taste

O - I love this beer! Kind of a soft spot since visiting Founders this summer with the family. Bought a six-pack of this on August 28, 2013 that had a bottled date of August 5, 2013. Here in Iowa, I couldn't pass that up!

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Chimay chalice

A - Pours a clear dark Golden colour with a head that reduces quickly.

S - Very pungent marmalaide flavours and hops of a citurs note.

T - Citus grapefruit type hops, malty aftertaste with a short bittering finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

O - Very sessionable IPA

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

Lets be real here: All Day is like Denny's if you know what you're doing. You can't be getting a Steak or a hamburger at Denny's thinking that you are going to get the best, or something good. When Raul hits that food bank, it's a simple little omelette, maybe some toast, and he is out and content just like that. And All Day IPA is just like that; understand it for its session-able qualities, and just like Denny's when you do it right, you will enjoy it.

Try it, my children.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into tall tulip, bottled 6/11/13

A: Pours a light yellow color with two fingers of dense white foam. Good retention, great lacing.

S: Lots of hops here - I get grassy, piney, and a bit of dank hops all coming together. A bready malt backbone is in the background, but is certainly there. A hint of fruity sweetness.

T: Hops move towards dank now, though I still get some grassiness that I got in the aroma. The bready malt backbone I gt in the aroma is nearly gone now. Watery.

M: Thin with good carbonation.

O: Not a fan. The aroma is nice, but the flavor is a bit watery and the hop punch I got in the aroma was not nearly as complex or tasty.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours rich amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows passionfruit, lychee, spicy hops, soft grassy notes and clean sweet malt.
Less fruit as flavours, more focusing on spicy hops and pine. Very clean, very little malt.
Body feels a little watery.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.