Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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3.59/5 rDev -6.8%
Nice rich gold with slightest bit of head.
Nice soft floral nose with some hibiscus and honey.
Lots of grain and straw, little burst of grapefruit, Very grassy, maybe a little lemon.
Thin feel with sharp citric bite.
Just feels a little too watery and thin, definitely could drink a few, but probably wont buy again.
03-12-2013 00:30:52 | More by dheacck11
4.26/5 rDev +10.6%
appearance: clear, light gold. Pretty frothy white head and some messy lacing.
smell: Huge for a "little" guy. Biting, bitter grapefruit with some citrus and floral notes softening the bite.
taste: Again, very big taste for a 1/2 IPA. Crisp and full flavored.
overall: Gotta confess, I'm a go big (DIPA) or go home guy. Give me HopSlam or Unearthly or 90 minute. Two hearted is about as "light" as I wanna go. But this is as well done a "small" IPA as I can imagine.
03-11-2013 23:02:35 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.49/5 rDev -9.4%
Appearance: Clear dark gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small collar with a wispy cap and lace. Pretty standard affair.
Smell: Mellow fusion of citrus and floral hops aromas. Lightly caramelized malts with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A bit bready. Some hints of tropical aromas, tangerine and such. Some bitter pine needle sneaks through the back. Some toasted notes. Nicely complex, but mellow.
Taste: Slightly pithy. Some pine needle and flower petals coupled with something almost earthy on the finish. Malts are lightly sweet with some bready backing notes. Slight lingering bitterness. Clean almost pale maltiness. Slightly toasted.
Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth with a light to moderate carbonation. Body is on the lighter side of medium.
Overall: Hey guess how long I can drink this...
Exactly what it claims to be. An easy drinking low ABV IPA that doesn't fall in to APA territory. Hello fallback sixer.
03-11-2013 22:05:12 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.44/5 rDev -10.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.
A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Mild and contrasting in a surprising way, with light floral/pine qualities facing off against rubbery/leathery earth tones. The smell tends to get lost in the flavor, once the beer is sipped.
T: Begins very dry, with toasted grain and predominantly floral hops aromatics. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where hops flavors turn more coniferous as precocious bitterness emerges. Grain is resurgent in the finish--more of a rustic pilsner malt quality--while bitterness is pure, medicinal, and aggressive to the point of seeming out of scale. Green plant stems and key lime citrus fruit linger on the palate.
M: Thin viscosity, acidic and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: A close cousin to Founder's Harvest Ale, this low-ABV IPA boasts many of the favorable malt qualities of that other, excellent beer. Hops qualities, while evident, are not well established--a complication similar to that of Ballast Point's Even Keel session IPA. Add Lagunitas' similarly-named Daytime IPA to the conversation, and one has an interesting, thematic trio of light ales with hops occupying the lead role.
03-11-2013 21:32:59 | More by beagle75
4.04/5 rDev +4.9%
a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left nice lacing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - strong grapefruit aroma with some pine resin too.
t - piney hops dominate. not much malt profile which was expected.
m - crisp and thin but suits this beer.
o - great beer when you want a hoppy fix but don't want the ABV.
03-11-2013 15:11:11 | More by GPHarris
3.84/5 rDev -0.3%
The beer pours a beautiful clean golden color with a touch of orange. The beer’s head is off-white and the bubbles are just above small in size with a fuzzy looking texture. Carbonation looks quite lively within the beer, and the beer’s body is oddly lager clean with just a faint haze from the darker malt. Lacing is light and patchy, leaving bubbles that are sticky and medium in size. The lacing also gives off a fuzzy look, much like the head does. On the nose, the beer smells of piney resinous hops with a healthy hit of citrus. The malts are light and caramelly beneath the bitter hoppy aromatics, but this is a good healthy IPA smell. The pine and citrus smells meld together beautifully, suggesting orange peel, slight lemon, grapefruit, and then good old pine tree. On the tongue, the beer tastes sharp and bitter with a nice malty finish and a touch of wateriness on the back end. The taste begins with a washing of mild bitters which build into grapefruit and slight bitter aspirin flavors, and stay on the tongue for awhile. As the bitter flavors hit the finish with a lot of water flavors, the tongue is left with residual slightly toasted malt flavor and a fair lingering of bitters. The beer also has a watery quality towards the middle of the sip, which suggests it 4.7% alcohol. The wateriness is a little upsetting for me, and though this beer is nicely bitter and full of flavor for a below 5% beer, it carries a little more water flavor than other’s of its style. On the mouth, the beer feels light and watery in body, while the carbonation is medium to prickly, leaving the tongue with a nice scrub. The mouth is left damp in the cheeks with a little bitter dryness in the middle of the tongue. Overall, this is a great all day beer with some nice bitter flavors. It does exactly what the brewery set out to do, and for that I applaud them. I like Levitation from Stone better though. I understand that Levitation is technically an amber ale, but I consider it and All Day in the same style, and I think Stone was able to have less of that watery taste and body in the beer, which is an impressive feet for an under 5% beer. This is a great beer to bring out an about, and a great one to quench your thirst, but there are better options in the style. Still, try this beer out.
03-11-2013 02:39:46 | More by Maxwell
3.85/5 rDev 0%
A: A very clear burnished gold color. Less than a finger of head and little lacing even after a vigorous pour.
S: Resiny pine and apricots along a caramel malt backbone.
T: Same as the smell with some earthy/grassiness thrown in the mix too. The malt backbone isn't so present in the taste.
M: Light body with light carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing.
O: A great "light" IPA. Great flavor with a nice light, session feel. My only question is why release it late winter and not late spring into summer? This would be much better suited for outdoor, warmer weather.
03-11-2013 01:47:30 | More by mpedara429
2.54/5 rDev -34%
Appearance - Crisp, golden yellow. Slight bubbly haze as the carbonation rose up. Looked nice. Eventually settled and looked like a basic American macro.
Smell - Immediately picked up the Amarillo hops. Very nice. Hints of bread. Not much else.
Taste - Blah! This is what I feared. Empty, hollow shell of a body. Can almost taste the alcohol, it's so thin. Distant hints of pine and citrus. Bitter, funky aftertaste. Ugh.
Mouthfeel - Light body, med/high carbonation, damp finish.
Overall - Big disappointment. I really wanted to like this beer too. Oh well. There are plenty of sessionable beers out there for similar prices that actually have flavor and body. I wouldn't bother with this one.
03-11-2013 01:32:50 | More by sbxx
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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