Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
Appearance: Pours a clear light copper color with a one finger off-white head that quickly dissipated into a thin film.
Aroma: A good blend of hops. Getting some tropical fruits and pineapple juice.
Taste: Huge blast of bitterness with no malt to counteract the hops. It's only 42 IBUs but the hops really shine here. The only malt flavor detectable is a slightly bready one on the finish. The hop bitterness overshadows the hop flavor a bit more than expected but some bright fruit flavors sneak their way onto the palate. Definitely enough flavor and a low enough ABV to warrant sessioning.
Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body but the bitterness makes it feel like a bigger beer. A tad aggressive on the carbonation but very easy drinking.
Final Thoughts: Founder's has done a good job making All Day IPA a flavorful, yet low ABV beer. Would I drink it again? Yes.
03-14-2013 18:53:49 | More by JamesMN
4.29/5 rDev +11.1%
12oz bottle poured into a .3 bar glass. No fresh date seen on bottle.
A-Nice clarified orange/copper color. Left half a fingers width of off white head. Leaves nice lacing.
S-Great aromatics in this beer. Nose smells really fresh with floral and citrus notes. Grapefruit, peach, fresh orange peel. Extremely inviting aroma.
T-Taste well balanced with the malt bill but leaves the mouth with a mildly sweet and bittering finish. Citrus notes throughout the palette. Pick up some of those light crystal malts that balance out the beer.
M-A little thin and viscous on the tongue. Medium/high carbonation level. Finishes sweet and bitter.
O-Great beer overall. Highly drinkable and with a 4.7% abv can drink this beer all day long. Very well done.
03-14-2013 04:54:52 | More by mikem0487
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
The nose on this beer is great. Unfortunately, the flavor seems quite thin. I'd hope for a lot more punch; especially coming from Founders. But for what it is, it's a great session ale and something I would easily go to if I wanted to have more than a few, but not something I would go to for flavor.
03-14-2013 04:40:04 | More by RblWthACoz
4.13/5 rDev +7%
Bottled recently, though I'm not sure of the exact date. Tasted 13 March 2013.
Pours a clear pale orange. A soft color, gentle and unimposing. A tiny bit of visible carbonation. Just a thin layer of nearly-white head, gone fast, little lacing. Just okay.
Smell is a fantastic clean, citrusy and tropical hop aroma. Surprisingly full and juicy for a session ale. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a heap of tropical fruit. Very pink. Delightful, and though I expected a minimal base, it's not lacking at all for support.
Taste is clean, dry, and lightly bitter. A bit of grapefruit is the only fruit I'm finding. But it's got that clean, slightly chalky dryness that many of the best low-ABV hopped-up pale ales have. Reminds me of something Three Floyds would brew.
Feel is light, pure, and nicely drying. Zippy carbonation, fizzes up and stays up. As the carbonation drops off, it dries out perfectly. Really nice.
A stellar hoppy session ale. In the realm of Zombie Dust, though not as good. I'm always impressed when brewers can put this much oomph into a low-ABV beer. But beyond the hop presence, this beer is really well crafted, with near-perfect mouthfeel and no downsides. Excellent.
03-14-2013 03:42:27 | More by zeledonia
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
Presentation: 12 oz. chilled stubby bottle poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to Centennial for tossing a bottle my way.
Appearance: Light orange and clear in color. Pours a one finger, fizzy head with pretty good retention. A really nice lacing.
Aroma: A touch of grapefruit and citrus zest stand out. The hop character really isn't big and in your face and definitely is firmly on the lighter side. A touch of grassy character in the nose as well.
Taste: Light grapefruit and tangerine juice upfront. Really refreshing and easy to drink. A touch of earthy character and a slight grassy tone. Not too bitter at all.
Mouthfeel: Very light bodied with average carbonation. Really easy to drink.
Overall, a really solid take on a session IPA from Founders. Packs a really nice amount of flavor for the ABV and some really nice hop notes. Nothing too outstanding, but I will certainly look for this again in the summer.
03-14-2013 01:29:31 | More by Gosox8787
3.81/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, light lacing, mostly clear golden nectar orange color.
Nose has fresh hops, light resinous and little musty, light tropical fruit like guava and hint tangerine and grapefruit juicy, little stone fruit too, and barely a tuft of malt.
Taste starts with fresh hops again, light resinous musty hop again, little oily and gritty, very light tropical fruits with grapefruit pith and unripe tangerine, light juicy citrus and hint stone fruit again. Light fluffy malt base barely exists. Bitterness sneaks up then gets quite bitter like biting on grapefruit rind. Hops also present a light floral and faint spicy flavor. Finish is fairly bitter, lingering bitter grapefruit rind, light citrus and spicy hops lingering, fairly dry.
Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice fluffy carb, little oily and gritty feel.
Overall pretty nice but nothing phenomenal, decent hop flavors but lacking a little something, and bitterness gets a little too in your face for an all day session beer
03-14-2013 01:01:32 | More by jlindros
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
In a pint glass this beer was gold in color. It had a medium-sized white head, and there was a fair amount of lace.
Aroma nice, but a little lacking. Faint citrus and some sweet malt.
Improvement in the taste. The citrus came through more, as grapefruit, orange, and lime. Some biscuit in the background.
Nicely hopped. Definitely an all-day beer.
03-13-2013 21:57:38 | More by lordofthewiens
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Clear light amber with 1/2-1 finger of barely off-white tightly bubbled head with decent retention and some scraps of lacing.
S: Solid grapefruit and pine aromas, light melon, and a little lemon twang. The maltiness is noticeably light and I wish there was a little more malt presence in the aroma.
T: The flavor is easy-drinking but decidely hoppy with grapefruit, honeysuckle, floral, and lighter pine flavor with citrus flavors dominating. The maltiness feels light and tastes light with only a mild caramel note. THe bitterness is medium.
M: The feel is light and a little astringent. I think the carbonation is a little too high as well, especially for a lower gravity beer.
O: This is a pretty easy-drinking beer with a great hops presence. I wish the malt flavors were a little more assertive. All in all though it's a really good session beer.
03-13-2013 04:12:45 | More by argock
4.14/5 rDev +7.3%
Transparent golden color ale. Finger and a half head with good retention and some lacing.
Citrus, pine and floral hop aroma. Familiar and comforting.
Bright hop flavor from the get-go boasting orange and mango citric flavor with fresh pine needles. Mild rye bread malt character. Hint of honey. Well balanced.
Light to medium bodied and highly carbonated. Dry in the finish from the hops.
I enjoyed this a lot. Light but with solid malt character. Plenty of hops for the strength tasting much more bitter than 42 IBU's. Light, crisp and refreshing.
03-13-2013 03:06:06 | More by bnes09
3.9/5 rDev +1%
Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, hint of hop oil, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. The bitterness level is slight. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend. Based on the name, the body is appropriately session-able.
03-12-2013 17:53:21 | More by Tone
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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