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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

5,403 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,403
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 173
Gots: 979 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours an ever so slightly hazed golden amber body with a thin off white head that drops to a skim quickly, leaving a few spots of soapy lace.

Scent is excellent. Very fruity. Tangerines, lime. Sweetly floral. Pine oils.

Taste is a bit disappointing when compared to my usual favorite IPAs and doesn't quite live up to the scent. But then this is a 4.7% ABV session ale, not a 7% or 8% monster IPA. Pleasantly bitter with a bit of citrus (mostly lime) and pine. Malts are limited to the barest biscuity suggestion.

Mouth is briskly carbonated and spare.

Refreshing, brisk and easy drinking session IPA with a great nose.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised...in a good way!

Looks like an orange colored American IPA. Pleasant pale ale smell, with expected citrus and piney goodness. Great bitter flavor. Slick yet bitey mouthfeel. Is it the best IPA out there...no. But 4.7%?!?!? Given the diminutive caloric hit, and a smaller liver jab than a pair of Tylenol, this beer is awesome!!! My new default IPA in the fridge. Did I say awesome?

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4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely clear golden amber. Nice head and goodly lacing.
Smell is dank and earthy. Lots of hops of the English earth. Some light citrus. Bready malt. Taste is perfect. Dry hoppy ale that is crisp while having a satisfying punch. Support dry finish with lots of hop oil lingering. Feel is as I said crisp with nice mildly effervescent carbonation. A perfect American expression of a mild ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color, just a hint of haze, with a pretty weak head, but not a bad looking beer at all. Smell is a little yeasty, but mostly citus zest hops (mostly grapefruit). The smell's not in your face, but it's solid and awesome; way more than you'd expect from a "light" beer like this. Taste is a bit of malt, a bit of yeast and a nice citrusy hop flavor. If you're used to drinking big DIPA's, this is going to taste weak at first, but the right tastes are there and the hops are really enjoyable (probably one of the strongest grapefruit flavors I've had in a beer). Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but what do you expect given the %alcohol?
I think this beer should be evaluated in a different catergory from other IPA's. It's not meant to compete with them. The abv is 4.7% for Pete's sake! As a "fishing trip on the lake-session ale with some hop flavor, this is a great beer!

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,403 ratings.