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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

4,925 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,925
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 706 | FT: 7
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

KMcG, Apr 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

stjjoseph87, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

BeerSnobery, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Jason1337, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of dusky, golden brown. It holds a brief one finger head of big white bubbles, leaving spots of lacing, and an aggregate covering a third of the liquid’s surface. A chill haze is present, with no sediment noted. Carbonation appears as active as the lightest champagne. The aroma is beautifully fresh, with grassy and sweeter citric hops, tangerine spritz, mineral water, and easy pale malts. Mixing in with warmth is a spicier, more wet and wheaty malt, lactic creaminess, light booze, raw honey sweetness, and more fresh, orangey and lemony rind, flesh, and juice. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very light, fresh, and drinkable, and truly deserving of its name. As we sip, doughy breadiness, bittered pale malts, metallics yeastiness, big citric hops, orange flesh, and fresh green grassiness start things off. Moving to the peak is a lemon zest bite, tannic breakfast tea blackness, more bittered herbal hops, and surprising spice as the paler malts deepen with black pepper, nutmeg, and metallic twangs. Through the final wash we get thorough bitterness of earthen tree bark, herbal and lemony hops, orange rind, more metallic yeast, flashes of white sugar sweetness, and a fusel sulfuric component. The aftertaste breathes just as bitterly, with grassy, herbal, and citric hops, passion fruit sugars, hearty metallics, simple ale yeast, and those basic pale malts. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is the same. The sip gives nice slurp, smack, and pop, but little froth or creaminess. The feel is actually rather watered through, washing the flavor, but helping to keep things light and airy to the palate. The mouth is left wet and quickly astringently bittered and puckered. The abv is easy, and this beer is certainly sessionable.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was how easily drinkable it was, and the robustness of aroma and flavoring for what it is. As a session beer, All Day has the job of keeping things light enough to, well, go on all day long. To this goal it is successful, keeping a wildly aromatic and freshly hoppy citric zing, while delivering solid flavoring through most of the sip. With the end of the swallow, and through the feel, things do become watery and washed, but for the most part this is made up for. This is a great beer to sit outside with and enjoy these April showers.

TheBrewo, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ironchefmiyagi13, Apr 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

jadejaws, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

NickBeery, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Ish1, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this previously on tap, but after several other hoppy beers so i picked up a couple bottles to enjoy on a clean palate -I am glad I did. This review is from a 12oz picked up at Shady McGrady's poured chilled in a 1/2 pint.

The color is deep golden with mild hazed appearance with thick white head that settles to a ring but has good retention w/ fine bead. The smell is a nice blend of floral and slight grassy/herbal hop aromas with a mild citrus aspect. The feel is great, medium bodied with resinous hop texture and moderately high carbonation with low astringency and semi-dry finish.
The flavor is bright and has a mild citrus element with green tangy astringency from the hops which are similar to strong brewed green tea, light sweetness but not vegetal and very smooth bitterness with gentle malt backing. Overall this is a very drinkable beer I love how much hop flavor you get in a session strength beer, wonderful to sip on with mushroom pizza as it scrubs the palate and I could probably drink this on any occasion -Kudos Founders!

Slatetank, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

aleckpa, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of HugePlume
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Very light amber, almost a touch of yellow to it. Effervescent foamy head that retains well.

S: Very strong, almost perfume like fruit note. Reminds of potpurri and orange soda. Not necessarily a good thing.

T: Offputting sweet flavor right off the bat, bitterness struggles to overpower it and doesn't really succeed. Perfume smell carries over to taste a little. No real malt profile.

M: Well they nailed it here, very crisp but not watery. Finishes with a little dryness that makes the bitterness pop a little, but overall its well bodied for the intent.

O: This is what IPA would taste like if Budweiser tried it. Hop finish seems artificial and the taste is all wrong. A heavily dry hopped pale would be much better than this. Its only the second bad IPA I have had, and this might be the worst of the two.

HugePlume, Apr 18, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden yellow, a bit cloudy, has a finger of off white head at the top that leaves a good amuont of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong hop presence on the nose and taste, lots of citrus and some sweetness on the tail end, probably from the tropical fruit.

T: Exactly like the nose, lots of hops all over the place, boozie a bit, a nice sweetness on the tail end though.

M: Med to high in carbonation, smooth drinker, not to bad.

Overall this was a good beer from Founders, very simple compared to their other IPA'
s but nonetheless very drinkable.

thedoubler55, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

skinnycox, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Beergelden, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

karlt, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ale207, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

liquorpig, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of 3beerdudes
2.48/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I bought a six pack of this last weekend after enjoying many of the other Founders offerings.
A- pale clear golden brown. Not too much head/lacing
S- smelled like a skunky pine cone. I couldn't shake how awful it smelled.
T- the taste was acceptable, but the smell was even off-putting during the drink. Strong piney hop taste with a decent aftertaste
M- a bit flat, without too much appeal.
O- I can honestly say this is one of my least favorite ipas. I'm hoping I got a bad six pack. I'd try another single serving but would definitely not purchase another sixer of this one
Beerdude#3

3beerdudes, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cadaugherty, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

brewtus, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JDD419, Apr 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

ejimhof, Apr 16, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,925 ratings.