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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,231 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,231
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 125
Gots: 415 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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BoOmerG

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-05-2013 00:10:01 | More by BoOmerG
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear-golden color with an almost non-existant head. No lacing.

S-Very floral and pleasant. Esters mix well with a profound hoppy presence and a twinge of alcohol, even though it is a session ale. Hops take an overwhelming presence at the back of the nose. Smells fantastic.

T-Kind of disappointing for a Founders brew. Weak body and very simple. Hops take the front of the palate, the middle, and the finish as well albeit with a little citrusy bitterness to it.

MF-Carbonated and crisp. Thin body with a dry finish.

O-Disappointed, but still not a bad beer necessarily. Very simple and a thin body, but it is sessionable. The fact that they had that in mind whilst brewing it makes it a little better. For the price, I'd buy SNPA any day over this.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 23:50:32 | More by Jacurdy60
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2013 22:41:32 | More by billab914
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bjmh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-04-2013 22:25:54 | More by bjmh
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JArena13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2013 21:38:20 | More by JArena13
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Reviewed from notes taken in March. Expections were high given the brewery and this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad (~1 minute) retention, decent cream, and fair thickness. Body colour is a clear rich pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Pale malts, muted fruit. Incredibly light; I hardly get anything. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Floral hops, light nectary character. Pale malts. Bright fruit. Refreshing. Little bitterness here. It's pretty balanced. I like it. Fair complexity. Decent depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but nowhere near as much as many have claimed. I'd buy it by the 6er, but it's not exceptional. Just a sessionable, enjoyable IPA.

High B-

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09/25/13: I picked up a 6-pack earlier tonight and thought I'd include some more in-depth notes:

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label art and branded pressure cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes - though the low ABV makes this less of a feat.

Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Transparent/translucent.

No obvious flaws. Not unique or special.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 20:48:09 | More by kojevergas
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-04-2013 19:39:37 | More by reizorc
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punky796

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a SLIGHTLY cloudy yellow-amber, with about a finger of fizzy white head that dissipates fast. A little lacing.

S - Hops. Grass. Dirt.

T - Hops. Grass. Dirt. Citrus, which saves the whole thing. But I'm not good at describing IPAs.

M - Light, carbonation is toward the high end but it's not overdone. But that's where I think this type of beer should be. Clean, grassy finish.

O - I'm not a hops or IPA guy, really, but I like to believe I can still recognize a good one. This one's decent and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 09:47:39 | More by punky796
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woolybully67

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-04-2013 03:29:24 | More by woolybully67
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lostinfla

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2013 03:09:11 | More by lostinfla
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice fresh fruit hop aroma. Sweet and light. Some doughy malt in background. Overall nice aroma.
Not much head - although poured while cold. Mostly clear and slightly cloudy darkish gold.
Forward hop flavors with moderately intense bitterness from mid through the finish. Some supportive malt with a bit of sweetness and caramel.
As would be expected with such a low abv there is a watery quality to the feel - quite thin. Ample carbonation.
A nice quality drinker for warm weather - which seems far away, although does seem a little possible in some distance future . Balanced well in flavors

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:00:18 | More by garymuchow
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Ograd001

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2013 00:47:41 | More by Ograd001
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2013 16:25:45 | More by RobertColianni
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Binger72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-03-2013 14:18:27 | More by Binger72
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swimfire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-03-2013 00:22:46 | More by swimfire
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finishing up the 6-pack, bottle date looks like 2/15/13.

Pours into a pint a hazy pale orange with a white head

Nice hop forward scent with decent strength. Earthy, grassy and tropical hops

Taste also brings a nicer plethora of hops, more well-rounded than the smell overall. Weed, earth, citrus, grapefruit and tropical notes all make their mark on the palate. Malt is definitely the lesser extreme with just a bit of bread/biscuit coming in a the end.

Pretty good mouthfeel, a little high on the carbonation. Light but not too light.

For whatever reason, I enjoyed this last bottle much more than the rest of the 6. Definitely lots of good hop flavor for a low ABV beer, I think I would prefer Lagunitas DayTime for a session IPA though.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 23:53:08 | More by Chico1985
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-02-2013 21:47:15 | More by Nolen12
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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-02-2013 21:37:04 | More by gio540
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ndepriest

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-02-2013 21:36:43 | More by ndepriest
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jpatton0127

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-02-2013 15:36:51 | More by jpatton0127
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-02-2013 13:58:55 | More by Eaglefan344
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-02-2013 05:34:32 | More by BYOFB
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/2/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a fresh bottle of this

Appearance: Pours a dark gold color, with some orange notes - very clear, starts with a nicely sized white head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a spotty lacing

Smell: Light and very interesting - floral and oily citrus - mellow oranges and some grapefruit - some hints of pine - light, pale malts in the background - lightly bready - some light earthiness as well

Taste: Mellow in a very charming way - light orange and grapefruit - lightly oily, lightly pithy - light earthiness in the finish, with a touch of grass - nicely balanced with the malts, which are nicely bready - mostly pale, with some caramel malts - certainly drinkable

Mouthfeel: Light body, excellently carbonated, slightly oily, smooth

Overall: A great example of a style that should be upcoming

This is light, flavorful, and stupidly quaffable. My only question is how it compares to Lagunitas DayTime. The fact that this is year-round rather than rotating is certainly a plus. Overall, I think I prefer the hop profile of DayTime but the malt profile here. I will certainly be buying this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 05:13:40 | More by angrybabboon
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Dogzbone

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-02-2013 03:00:50 | More by Dogzbone
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-02-2013 02:46:05 | More by avisong
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,231 ratings.