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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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4,914 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,914
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 143
Gots: 701 | 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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Photo of mostpoetsdo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mostpoetsdo, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

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.

jvillefan, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

KFBR392, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of dlcoblen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dlcoblen, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Edgewater
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Edgewater, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Danielr26, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of code2driver
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

code2driver, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Kendo
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Kendo, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Danmullens1, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Satan70, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of champ103
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

champ103, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of grimey68
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

grimey68, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Bighorn
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Bighorn, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of MeowMixz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

MeowMixz, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of krh
4/5  rDev +3.6%

krh, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), a good shot of pine, malt, a little caramel, and citrus (grapefruit). Almost like a West Coast IPA, but a little bit mellower and not quite as hoppy. A solid, easy to drink flavor.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly an earth-shattering take on the IPA, but nonetheless a tasty beer. Drinkable.

avalon07, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

brentblack1, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

WallE89, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Celtics76
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decided to try this “sessionable” brew while watching a Game of Thrones episode.

Poured into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass – clear bronze in color with a quickly deteriorating head. Strong smell of citrus/pine.

Taste is of bitter hops and grapefruit. I like grapefruit notes as part of an IPA flavor profile, but in this case it dominates the beer too much. The mouthfeel is thin (which obviously was intended for session purposes) but the lingering, bitter aftertaste causes it to be a slow sipper for me.

This beer just doesn’t work for me, especially as a session ale. I’ve loved every Founders beer up until this point. Too bad.

Celtics76, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ouits, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TheGoldenGod, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

RoryOMoore, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of NodakEric
4/5  rDev +3.6%

NodakEric, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of menacho1
3/5  rDev -22.3%

menacho1, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

xacidx, Mar 29, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,914 ratings.