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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

4,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,238
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 125
Gots: 416 | 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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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled 2/18/13. Pours a bright orange yellow, with a one inch fluffy white head, that leaves webs of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell is pineapple, tangerine, cut grass, apricot, and grapefruit. Taste is all that, very balanced, with a hit of grapefruit in the finish that lingers a bit. Body is light, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and you can drink plenty. This is what it says it is and is really a complex delicious lower abv beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 21:31:17 | More by SawDog505
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Clear copper with a rich bright-white head. Robust sticky lace drenches the sides of the glass. Smells grassy and bitter with herbal notes and touch of pine and sweet tropical fruit that stick to the breadiness of the malt. The taste is grassy herbal character with a rind-like bitterness and some light resins. Herbal character gets more tea-like as this warms. A well balancing sweetness on the edges comes courtesy of the malt and the additional fruit notes of the hops. The mouthfeel has a medium bodied firm creaminess to it that flows rather easily across the palate. This was nice, with an easy drinking nature yet still packed in some full hoppy flavors. Quite quenching and sessionable overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 20:27:58 | More by Kegatron
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-05-2013 19:56:29 | More by Lurkerson
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-05-2013 06:06:13 | More by Chevelle66
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MCain04

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a 12 oz Bells Tulip glass.

A: Straw yellow, clear, 2 fingers eggshell white head, modest retention and lacing.

S: Very floral, grassy, piney, some citrus, grapefruit, unipe mango.

T: Sweet hop citrus notes, a little sourness, some piney floral notes, very little malt presence, taste is a little thin.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, but very easy drinking. Dry finish.

O: Good session beer if you like dry IPAs. The aroma is definitely the nicest part to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:30:40 | More by MCain04
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-05-2013 03:33:04 | More by goldenM13
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-05-2013 02:59:27 | More by bpfrush
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barczar

Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium golden with peach hues and a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer, leaving modest lacing.

Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass form the initial aroma. Dank cannabis and onion surface later, accompanying slight caramel sweetness.

Flavor follows suit, with grapefruit underlying the entire profile, tart at first, then pithy at the slightly bitter finish. Onion, pine, and resin mingle with bready malt to form the backbone. There's a toasted character at the finish. It's a little lacking in malt flavor, giving a slightly watery perception.

Body is moderate to slightly light, with carbonation a touch on the high side, slight astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Very good hop character in both flavor and aroma. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Possibly a little too complex to truly be an all day drinking beer for me, but I enjoyed the flavoring and aroma hop profiles. A little more malt character, and it'd be excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:16:37 | More by barczar
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-05-2013 02:15:50 | More by Horbar
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-05-2013 02:08:29 | More by ShemRahBoo
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-05-2013 02:05:59 | More by PEIhop
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kirchy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-05-2013 01:28:17 | More by kirchy
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-05-2013 01:25:00 | More by NastyNate11
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George1799

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-05-2013 01:23:48 | More by George1799
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-05-2013 00:34:13 | More by bsuedekum
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-04-2013 23:25:32 | More by ryanpj
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Brad007

Vermont

3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold with a huge head into my glass. Looks to be well-carbonated too with lots of bubbles and a touch of lacing.

Smells like fresh mowed grass with a light citrus kick. The malt has a buttery edge to it too. Very interesting. 4.7%? Must be flavorful.

Right on the money. Buttery malt mixed in with citrus and light pine notes. Chewy. Kind of like a regular pale ale in a sense.

Lingering butteriness and pine from the hops make up the mouthfeel here. Carbonation is surprisingly subdued and aids in a trouble-free swallow.

I think it could use more hops but otherwise, you'd be just as well off drinking an APA. I think Otter Creek and Lawsons Finest have better examples.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 23:18:49 | More by Brad007
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Billolick

New York

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

12 ounce bottle, I can find no freshness/bottling date info.

Pours: lighter amber, lightly hazed, off white head lloose and staying. Leaves minor low sheeting and lace

Sniff: Bright and fresh hop nose

Tastes: Loads of again fresh tasting citric hops. Grapefruit and more grapefruit. Tasty IPA

mouthfeel: Crisp on the tongue, carbonation on point for the style and my tastes

Overall: fresh and brightly flavorful. Well worth a try. As advertized a sessionable, lower alcohol IPA - Nicely done

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 23:12:40 | More by Billolick
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear orange-gold color with a two fingers of bright white head. Nice amount of lacing left behind.

Bright hoppy aroma of grapefruit and fresh-cut grass with a whiff of yellow onion.

This one packs a lot of flavor considering the 4.7% abv. Like the aroma I found grapefruit, fresh-cut grass and again, that onion factor.

Medium bodied and crisp with a sharper carbonation.

This one exceeded all expectations for a lower abv beer...but the onion notes keep me from rating it higher.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 22:58:48 | More by Monkeyknife
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-04-2013 19:53:31 | More by kaelingirl
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BillyLrsn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-04-2013 19:06:16 | More by BillyLrsn
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The balance of "India" meets the drinkability of "Pale" in a beer that the British would argue is not a session ale because of its greater-than-4% alcohol. But make no mistake about it: I could session the hell out if this beer!

Like many a pale ale or IPA, the beer pours the common mid-amber color, but however has exceptional clarity like that of pale. A fluffed white head springs from the beer beneath and caps the beer with a light and airy appearance. It's certainly a charming little ale.

All Day is all IPA in aroma. Hops abound with the zesty scent of fresh grapefruit oils, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, and pineapple. Its juicy citrus and tropical blend seems sun kisses by the sweet honey scent of caramel malts. While the malt influence informs the hops, it does nothing to rival them- allowing the nose to become a true showcase for American hop aroma.

The same racy hop character that's expressed in the nose also come to life in taste in much the same bright character. Although starting off with supple caramel taste, the malts soon turn "graham cracker" dry before introducing vibrant hop taste. All of the citrus and tropical goodness in aromas seem to pop on the tongue with light acidity and clean bitterness to close its taste. Lightly resinous and a quick procession across the palate seems to usher in a highly refreshing, cleanness and lightness in taste.

Likewise, the beer springs off of the tongue as the carbonation lifts the beer and thwart into dry textures and effortless drinkability. The beer prefers dryness from shortly after its early palate until its snappy finish. Light warmth and grain textures signal closure far sooner than it should.

Where the beer prefers a straight-forward taste of hop dominance over any malt balances, ester complexity, spice notes, or variations in grain caramelization- it does so brilliantly and confidently. It's a beer that draws the bottom of the glass far too soon and proves the notion that you can't have just one. I can drink this all day long!

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 18:41:57 | More by BEERchitect
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-04-2013 15:23:09 | More by Mullen2525
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale gold, slight haze, head has decent retention and lace.

S - Real nice nose on it with a fresh, juicy citrus hop bouquet of grapefruit and pineapple. Little malt sweetness.

T/M - Follows the nose, with a bit of honey malt sweetness mid palate. The light body really falls off on the back end, turning watery by the time it goes down. Leaves behind a pine/ambiguous bitter feeling.

O - Sessionable, just like it was meant to be. However, if the carbonation maintained itself through the whole mouthfeel, this would be a phenomenal brew. But it just falls flat and watery half way through.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 13:20:02 | More by garuda
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with a half finger white foam head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Dank, floral hop aroma with lots of resinous pine and earthy grass character countered by subtle citrus fruit and a pale malt backbone. Slightly spicy with grass, pine needle and über-fresh sticky buds followed by some grapefruit, pineapple, biscuit and graham cracker. Kind of reminds me of fresh cut grass. Very nice!

Medium bodied with a crisp and spicy earthy hop bite that lingers over the sweeter fruit notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Fresh juicy hops with some dry, earthy bitterness and resinous pine flavor countered by hints of grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Could use a bit more citrus/tropical fruit flavor but there is enough there to add complexity and balance out the bitterness. Underneath, there is a pale malt backbone that really helps balance things out without taking away from the hop flavors. Some bread, biscuit, graham cracker and a touch of sweetness rounding things out in the finish. Really tasty and excellently balanced with a low ABV making this beer extremely drinkable. Not the most flavorful or aggressively hopped IPA but it's really nice and I could see myself drinking this "all day".

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 08:37:13 | More by corby112
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,238 ratings.