Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
A - Poured out a clear orange color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of citrus and some pine.
T -It had a toasty caramel presence with sweet citrus and bitter piney hops.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is a really good beer. I would love to see more session IPAs.
03-10-2013 20:32:38 | More by zeff80
4.53/5 rDev +17.4%
A-darkish gold with a stable cream colored head
S-yes, a fist full of grapefruit...exactly what I'm looking for. Strong scent.
T-comes in with a light flavor of cooked vegetables, corn, and a hint of grapefruit. Very crisp and tasty. Lasting flavor of vegetables.
M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish
O-I really wouldn't say this is an IPA. It's just not hoppy an bitter enough. I really like it, but I did like the Lagunitas Daytime better.
03-10-2013 16:50:02 | More by AdamBear
4.14/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours dark golden yellow color with a large, fluffy, white head that recedes to leave some substantial lacing.
Aromas begin with pine as well as some citrus, grapefruit and lighter pineapple/tropical aspects. Little to no malt sweetness is detectable, maybe a light biscuit if I stretch.
Flavors follow the nose but adds some grassy hop flavors to the citrus, pine and grapefruit. Malt biscuitiness is more apparent than in the aroms but this is still clearly a hop forward beer. Hops are balanced between bittering and flavor on the palate.
Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is pleasantly hoppy with minimal lingering bitterness. Fairly clean overall.
Overall I enjoyed this beer and can easily take down a 6-pack in an evening because of the drinkability, low ABV and the enjoyable flavor profile. While I feel Lagunitas Day Time IPA was a bit more flavorful, both are great examples of a style I hope will continue to be released into the market.
03-10-2013 16:40:18 | More by claspada
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
A: Crystal clear golden-amber. One inch of bubbly white head settles quickly. Thin, scraggly rings of lacing.
S: Mango, clementine, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, lemon peel. Subtle hints of resiny hop oil and grapefruit rind. Very mild peppery scent.
T: Grainy. Melon rind, tropical fruits, clementine, lemon peel. Thin resiny impression. Bone dry. Extremely dry and abrupt grainy finish with some hollow tropical hop flavors.
M: Very light. Stiff carbonation cuts through and lifts the already feather-light body even more. Slight creaminess, but it feels like I'm drinking air.
O: I'm going to start by saying that I think the concept of the session IPA is dumb. I haven't had one yet that I can say I truly enjoyed. This is no different. The nose is great, but it falls flat from there. It's just the nature of the style. There isn't enough body and malt backbone. It feels emaciated and hollow. That's the price you pay for the lower abv.
03-10-2013 06:34:19 | More by ryan1788a5
4.16/5 rDev +7.8%
Well this finally showed up in the Northeast. No bottle date on the neck? Ok...either way it just popped up so its fresh as hell.
A - Pours a rather clear golden amber body. A fingers worth of white foam fades away quickly, decent lacing.
S - Woah, tropical fruit bomb. Papaya, mango, peach...the whole gang is here. A bit of biscuity malt and pine/dankness to balance it all out.
T - Tropical fruits lead into light biscuity malts. Man, this is tasty as all hell!! Just loads of peaches.
M - Light to medium bodied, lighlty creamy with ample carbonation. I could drink this all day so mission accomplished.
O - This is an awesome beer and I love the lower abv. Do not love the price though. $11 for a six pack at a reasonable store? Oy....this is a tough pill to swallow.
03-10-2013 05:36:25 | More by davey101
4.24/5 rDev +9.8%
Big 20oz pour looks a golden amber with a thick fluffy white head. My kind of look.
Citrus overload. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. Pale malts might offer a little toastiness according to the nose. Biscuity with a touch of honey. Smells sweet and ripe.
Grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit hoppiness. Smooth and light. Drier than the nose. Toasted malts with a dry crackle. Carbonation is moderate to high with a latent spice kick. Tongue-lashing with hops, yet deceivingly bitter. Body is drippingly smooth. Quite the flashy session IPA.
Solid IPA. I expected nothing less and got what was deserved.
03-10-2013 04:51:31 | More by thecheapies
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
Finally, distribution of this new Founders brew to Indiana – I’ve been looking for it for quite some time. Cheers!
A: Solid gold with a spattering of white foam; looks more like fruit juice after a few seconds, due to the lack of retention and lacing.
S: Incredible amounts of hops for such a low-alcohol beer; dank pine, lemon, tangerine, and a scent of fresh-cut grass. A hint of toast follows, but this nose is mostly about that vibrant, hoppy character. Excellent.
T: Opens with succulent tastes of tropical fruits – mango, peach, and orange – and a bright sweetness of red apple and cherry. It’s a fresh, primarily fruity hop taste, but with enticing leafy, floral characters of rose water and lemongrass; as crisp and refreshing as you can get in a pale ale. Biscuit dough and cereal tastes fill out the palate as the hops die down. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent, showing only a subtle dryness, making that second sip of this lawnmower beer just as welcoming.
M: Thin, but that seems to be the point, so it’s not really disappointing. Gets a little worse at the bottom of the glass, once it’s warmer and less carbonated – just another reason to drink it down quick.
O: One of my favorites from Founders, and that’s saying something. This is a truly mouthwatering hop experience, but in a refreshing package that’s nothing but easy-drinking (though I do love those sticky, hoppy DIPAs). A beer that screams summer.
03-10-2013 04:33:06 | More by BarryMFBurton
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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