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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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4,618 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,618
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 131
Gots: 582 | FT: 9
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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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-01-2013 01:27:28 | More by ant880
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-01-2013 00:17:54 | More by SadMachine
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

A- Pours a medium gold color with a small head. Head retention is ok after getting down to a thin lace on top. Clarity is high, with lots of carbonation rising. Lacing is ok.

S- Good blend of citrus and pine hops dominate the nose. Not a lot else there, maybe a hint of sweetness, but a solid hop bill.

T- Just like the scent, with hops starting and being the dominant flavor throughout. Flavors of the hops are somewhat muted compared to the smell. Good balance of solid hops and light malt flavors. Some sweetness on the end, but not much outside of the hops.

M- Light and easy drinking. Hops are prominent in the flavor, but leave the taste buds intact. This is exactly what it claims to be; a session ale.

Overall, this is a great all-day drinker like its name says. Nothing special as far as IPA's go, but I would definitely keep this around for an everyday IPA.

04-01-2013 00:02:24 | More by boilermakerbrew
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3.23/5  rDev -16.3%

First time having this one. Poured aggressively and was rewarded with a two and a half finger off white head that didn't stick around. Body is orange around the middle of my glass and golden where the light shines through the bottom.

Nose is awesome. pine, apricot, orange rind and flesh, tiny bit of lemon. Pick up a fair amount resin also.

Front of flavor is tart, piney, and heavily resinous. There's a nice light malty sweetness that carries through. I miss the majority of the juicier fruit flavors but still pick up orange and lemon rind. Overall, very tasty, refreshing beer.

03-31-2013 23:34:24 | More by Viperonetwoone
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-31-2013 22:53:58 | More by DelicateDelirium
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-31-2013 21:59:20 | More by BeerRollups
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-31-2013 21:35:11 | More by Duenan84
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2013 21:14:23 | More by MN_Beerticker
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2013 18:22:45 | More by MinnTwins
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New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/19/13.

A- A bright and clear dark golden color, plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head tapers to a thin film and leaves wide rings of lacing. This is what I want a session ale to look like, thus the 4.5.

S- Piney hops are what I picked up right away, followed by some grainy and grassy notes and some faint caramel malts.

T-On par with the aromas. The piney hops carry this brew.

M- Light and crisp, well carbonated mouthfeel. There's some oily resin from the hops, which, by the way, Founders squeezes every drop of hop bitterness out of those 42 ibus. Dry hoppy finish.

O- Hoppy flavor @ 4.7% abv works 'All Day' for me.

03-31-2013 18:02:13 | More by NiceTaps
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2013 15:15:58 | More by bhunt201
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2013 14:39:42 | More by mostpoetsdo
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2.93/5  rDev -24.1%

A: A pale yellow body with a one finger white laced head that disappeared quickly.

S: Extremely muted. There is a subtle bready caramel aroma with a tinge of hop that resembles pine.

T: There is a bitterness in the beginning. Very subtle pine and citrus followed by very subtle caramel.

M: Medium body with sharp carbonation.

O: Not a good IPA. This would not even make a good pale ale. Little flavor and more common IPAs are better and cheaper.

03-31-2013 06:25:43 | More by jvillefan
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3.46/5  rDev -10.4%

Appearance: Very clean looking IPA. Low amount of lacing but still present. Below average carbonation throughout. Overall looks like a very tasty session.

Smell: A light caramel and some floral hops. Comes off very bright on the front end. Sweetness dies off to a solid malty backbone.

Taste: A grainy hoppy presence on the front end. Some dry fruity hops run through the body. More of an overall body presence then I expected.

Mouthfeel: Too crispy for my taste. I understand it is a session but feels a little artifical.

Overall: Solid session but not something I would continue to come back for.

03-31-2013 05:12:23 | More by KFBR392
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-31-2013 02:23:18 | More by dlcoblen
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2013 01:11:08 | More by Edgewater
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-30-2013 23:13:21 | More by Danielr26
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-30-2013 21:27:16 | More by code2driver
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with a nice 1.5-finger white head that leaves behind some splotchy lacing on the glass.

S: Pungent, resiny pine and earthy, grassy hops. Touch of garlic.

T: Follows the nose - modest malt foundation underneath, but then garlicky, piney hops. Not much citrus, though there's a note of lemon at the finish. Resiny. Earthy. Full hop flavors leaning more towards the greener stuff (pine, grass) and earthy stuff.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest, leaving a smooth all-around feel.

O: An easy drinker, but full-flavored. Founders has shown with this beer that a hoppy IPA doesn't need to be 6.5 or 7% ABV.

03-30-2013 20:42:12 | More by Kendo
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-30-2013 20:34:46 | More by Danmullens1
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-30-2013 17:25:45 | More by Satan70
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Pours a clear, bright golden/orange. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: A fairly simple aroma, but still very nice. Pine, citrus, grassy, and grapefruit hops. A light honey like sweetness. Lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose. Pine, citrus, grapefruit. A bit of sweetness in the middle. Then finishes with a much dryer, almost puckering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that is fairly effervescent. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Yep, this is an all day easy drinker for me.

Maybe just a bit to much bitterness in the finish here, for me anyway. Though, a small gripe. Something I can enjoy pretty much all day. Well done, and recommended.

03-30-2013 14:46:06 | More by champ103
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-30-2013 14:44:04 | More by grimey68
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-30-2013 13:25:16 | More by Bighorn
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-30-2013 05:33:50 | More by MeowMixz
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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