Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,514 | Reviews: 638 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
Appearance: Golden beauty with a nice 1 finger head and ample carbonation.
Smell: Quite aromatic, with notes of pine, malt, mango and orange.
Taste: Nice blend of subtle malty sweetness and bitterness up front. Eventually, the malts fade and the bitterness becomes more noticeable, lasting into the finish.
Mouthfeel: On the lighter side with mild carbonation.
Overall: Pretty much tasted as I expected it to. It's a sessionable IPA that's not very complex, but give me this over a BMC any day of the week.
03-03-2013 01:16:00 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
3.94/5 rDev +2.3%
Poured into a pint glass. The color is light golden with lots of clarity. There is a small off-white head; not a lot of retention.
The aroma is full of strong rich tropical fruit. There are subtle notes of pine and citrus. Oh boy this smells great.
This is very dry compared to most IPA's. The hops taste bitter and herbal with lots of grassyness. There may not be enough malt sweetness here to perfectly balance the hops, but I like it anyway.
This is light bodied with medium carbonation. There is a nice crispness to this adding to its drinkability. This is great stuff for those who like bone dry and bitter.
03-02-2013 23:55:42 | More by andrewinski1
4.08/5 rDev +6%
Clear light amber with a two finger white head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, and pineapple.
Has a nice combination of bitterness and sweetness, with bitterness being a little more dominant. I can taste grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and a little bit of bread malt. There is a lot of flavor for a 4.70 % abv beer.
Medium bodied with average carbonation, and it finishes dry. This is a really nice IPA. I am very impressed by how much flavor there is in this low abv beer. Well done.
03-02-2013 22:30:42 | More by hardy008
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Rich gold with thin white head and some nice lacing.
Smell: Spicy and dry, with citrus and floral notes.
Taste: Very dry malt base with citrus notes of grapefruit and bitter orange. Finish has floral notes that are spicy and fairly bitter.
Feel: Firm, light body with the carbonation nicely in check (as expected in a Bitter-like beer). Extremely dry finish.
Overall: Another winner from Founders and another delicious session beer, even if not quite as good as Surly Bitter Brewer, Brau Brothers Hopsession, and Lagunitas DayTime.
Speaking of these beers in general, I am a little annoyed at the marketing gimmick of calling these session beers IPAs or Super Pale Ales. They're not. They are extremely Americanized forms of the English Bitter. A least Surly recognizes that their version is Bitter-like, as opposed to calling it an IPA. Can we make an American Bitter category, and be done with the ridiculous marketing? That said, I love this "style".
03-02-2013 22:08:34 | More by bsp77
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured from a bottle in a Duvel Glass. Bottled: 2/11/13
A - About half an inch of white head which quickly fades away. Light lacing. Light golden in color.
S - Nice hoppy nose. Floral and citrusy aroma which is very inviting.
T - Light bitterness, nothing compared to the nose. Piney and even throughout but very little malt balance
M - Light body and medium carbonation. Seems thin for a beer from Founders.
O - This beer is very average, below average compared with the Founders line up. I hate to say this but this more fits an IPA that the big boys would produce to enter the market. Its very light and you could definitely drink a lot of it. I wouldn't actively seek it out, but I would drink it in the warmer months.
03-02-2013 20:07:10 | More by BeerTwigs
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
A-a light amber color with a decent white head and some lacing
S-lemon zest, grapefruit,pine, malt, nice floral notes, hints of sweetness
T-lemon and grapefruit, pine, grainy sweet malt, moderately bitter finish
F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O-a nice sessionable IPA, good flavor in this low ABV IPA
03-02-2013 14:50:01 | More by MDDMD
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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