Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Reviews: 764
Hads: 5,994
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 215
Gots: 1,518 | FT: 11
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 12/20/11
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle carbonation pushing up a creamy beige head with big bubbles.

S- The green slightly pungent fruity hops have a full juicy character with some green grapefruit aroma in the finish. There is a cat pee and spicy quality that grows as the beer opens.

T- The green slightly pungent pineapple weed hops have a slight fruity green hop finish which takes on some herbal pungency as it lingers a bit.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a smooth beer with lots of full hops that are slightly juicy and slightly pungent adding nice complexity and very drinkable. (709 characters)

Photo of BeerRunner77
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great session beer. I've heard complaints that it can wreck your palate during a drinking session, but I haven't noticed that.

Just the right amount of hops for a session beer plus it's not too overwhelming with the alcohol % that you can have several at a sitting. (266 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I don't care if this is a 6.5% IPA or a 4.7% IPA. Bottom line it is juicy hop laden treat and one of the best tasting IPA's I've had.

Big fresh citrus aroma of oranges and tangerines. Pineapple mingles in next along with more tropical fruitiness from Mango's and Papaya.

The flavors mimick the aroma....big on juicy citrus fruits ad tropical fruits. Malt is clean and light and gives a nice unobtrusive backing.

Bitterness is held in check but finishes real clean. Body is maybe a little light for an IPA but makes this very drinkable as well. Carbonation is spot on. I could see kicking back a ton of these particularly once they come out in 12 pack cans. This is one of the best IPA's I've had. If you are a sucker for jucicy citrus/tropical fruits in your IPA this one is for you. (787 characters)

Photo of gtermi
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer pours a hazy golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades.

S: This is absolutely amazing. As soon as I crack the can, I get hit in the face with what smells like fresh cascade hops. After pouring in the glass, I can still smell the hop bitterness, but start to get a tiny amount of melt sweetness.

T: There is a bit of grassy hops, some onion type flavor and a tiny bit of sweetness.

M: There is a decent amount of carbonation and tingles as it goes down the back of the throat. This beer leaves a crap load of bitterness that lingers around forever.

O: This is one of the best session beers I have ever had and $15 for a 15 pack is absolutely amazing. I will for sure buy this again. (709 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured this AIPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light amber color, produced an average white head , featured average retention and average lacing. The aroma consisted of biscuit malt, pine and citric grapefruit. Medium bodied, there was a foundation of sweet malted grain, toffee and an average amount of piney hops- citric grapefruit as well. Overall its an entry level IPA it is what it says it is...a session beer. It will do the trick, but there are much better IPA's out there. (499 characters)

Photo of finstadp
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The All Day IPA by Founders Brewing Company is a great American Style IPA. This beer has an clear, amber appearance. The smell is very hops and wheat flavored. The mouthfeel is very light and "moorish". The flavor was also very light and hop flavored. This was a great craft beer. (280 characters)

Photo of JohnQVD
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored, slightly cloudy, with a razor-thin head. Smell is floral, with some papaya and mango. Taste is light, with some citrus notes and an aspirin-like lingering bitterness. Feel is somewhat insubstantial with medium carbonation.

Overall, this isn't bad for a light summer session beer, but I think it could be more than it is. (336 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of dusky, golden brown. It holds a brief one finger head of big white bubbles, leaving spots of lacing, and an aggregate covering a third of the liquid’s surface. A chill haze is present, with no sediment noted. Carbonation appears as active as the lightest champagne. The aroma is beautifully fresh, with grassy and sweeter citric hops, tangerine spritz, mineral water, and easy pale malts. Mixing in with warmth is a spicier, more wet and wheaty malt, lactic creaminess, light booze, raw honey sweetness, and more fresh, orangey and lemony rind, flesh, and juice. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very light, fresh, and drinkable, and truly deserving of its name. As we sip, doughy breadiness, bittered pale malts, metallics yeastiness, big citric hops, orange flesh, and fresh green grassiness start things off. Moving to the peak is a lemon zest bite, tannic breakfast tea blackness, more bittered herbal hops, and surprising spice as the paler malts deepen with black pepper, nutmeg, and metallic twangs. Through the final wash we get thorough bitterness of earthen tree bark, herbal and lemony hops, orange rind, more metallic yeast, flashes of white sugar sweetness, and a fusel sulfuric component. The aftertaste breathes just as bitterly, with grassy, herbal, and citric hops, passion fruit sugars, hearty metallics, simple ale yeast, and those basic pale malts. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is the same. The sip gives nice slurp, smack, and pop, but little froth or creaminess. The feel is actually rather watered through, washing the flavor, but helping to keep things light and airy to the palate. The mouth is left wet and quickly astringently bittered and puckered. The abv is easy, and this beer is certainly sessionable.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was how easily drinkable it was, and the robustness of aroma and flavoring for what it is. As a session beer, All Day has the job of keeping things light enough to, well, go on all day long. To this goal it is successful, keeping a wildly aromatic and freshly hoppy citric zing, while delivering solid flavoring through most of the sip. With the end of the swallow, and through the feel, things do become watery and washed, but for the most part this is made up for. This is a great beer to sit outside with and enjoy these April showers. (2,371 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this previously on tap, but after several other hoppy beers so i picked up a couple bottles to enjoy on a clean palate -I am glad I did. This review is from a 12oz picked up at Shady McGrady's poured chilled in a 1/2 pint.

The color is deep golden with mild hazed appearance with thick white head that settles to a ring but has good retention w/ fine bead. The smell is a nice blend of floral and slight grassy/herbal hop aromas with a mild citrus aspect. The feel is great, medium bodied with resinous hop texture and moderately high carbonation with low astringency and semi-dry finish.
The flavor is bright and has a mild citrus element with green tangy astringency from the hops which are similar to strong brewed green tea, light sweetness but not vegetal and very smooth bitterness with gentle malt backing. Overall this is a very drinkable beer I love how much hop flavor you get in a session strength beer, wonderful to sip on with mushroom pizza as it scrubs the palate and I could probably drink this on any occasion -Kudos Founders! (1,054 characters)

Photo of HugePlume
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Very light amber, almost a touch of yellow to it. Effervescent foamy head that retains well.

S: Very strong, almost perfume like fruit note. Reminds of potpurri and orange soda. Not necessarily a good thing.

T: Offputting sweet flavor right off the bat, bitterness struggles to overpower it and doesn't really succeed. Perfume smell carries over to taste a little. No real malt profile.

M: Well they nailed it here, very crisp but not watery. Finishes with a little dryness that makes the bitterness pop a little, but overall its well bodied for the intent.

O: This is what IPA would taste like if Budweiser tried it. Hop finish seems artificial and the taste is all wrong. A heavily dry hopped pale would be much better than this. Its only the second bad IPA I have had, and this might be the worst of the two. (819 characters)

Photo of thedoubler55
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden yellow, a bit cloudy, has a finger of off white head at the top that leaves a good amuont of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong hop presence on the nose and taste, lots of citrus and some sweetness on the tail end, probably from the tropical fruit.

T: Exactly like the nose, lots of hops all over the place, boozie a bit, a nice sweetness on the tail end though.

M: Med to high in carbonation, smooth drinker, not to bad.

Overall this was a good beer from Founders, very simple compared to their other IPA'
s but nonetheless very drinkable. (563 characters)

Photo of 3beerdudes
2.46/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I bought a six pack of this last weekend after enjoying many of the other Founders offerings.
A- pale clear golden brown. Not too much head/lacing
S- smelled like a skunky pine cone. I couldn't shake how awful it smelled.
T- the taste was acceptable, but the smell was even off-putting during the drink. Strong piney hop taste with a decent aftertaste
M- a bit flat, without too much appeal.
O- I can honestly say this is one of my least favorite ipas. I'm hoping I got a bad six pack. I'd try another single serving but would definitely not purchase another sixer of this one
Beerdude#3 (588 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a solid pale malt scent along with a killer citrus hop nose. It's light and refreshing with plenty of hop character. The taste is good. It has a great hop character that's balanced with an adequate amount of malts. It seems a bit watery, but the hops really add a good amount of complexity. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer and it's incredibly sessionable as well. (561 characters)

Photo of mattkoon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this ipa from founders is pretty drinkable but there are so many others out there that drop kick your taste buds into submission- why would you phone it in? this beer isnt bad. it pours a nice golden color. the smell makes a lot of promises- its piney and has a lot of citrus. the taste comes on strong at first and has a slight kick at the end but isnt nearly as strong as some other ipa's out there...this beer is called everyday ipa, so i guess the jokes on me, theyre telling you right out the gate that there is nothing that special about this. its not a bad beer..but with so many great ipa's out there, this seems kinda pointless. (637 characters)

Photo of suspect
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter.

A: Aggressive pour leads to a half-finger head. The lacing on this one was thick and plentiful.

S: Lots of hops in the nose, piney resin standing in front of citrus hops make it a delicious nose. Certainly the highlight of the beer.

T: Delicate malt in the foreground, piney hops take over midway and don't let go.

M: Crisp finish, lots of carbonation. A bit bitter on the aftertaste.

O: Decent IPA, would drink a lot of these at a party or on a hot day. (516 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed copper coloring with a thin, low profile white head that quickly disappears. The nose is very fresh hop forward, with a steady dose of bitterness and resin, with an underlying sweetness of citrus fruit and caramel to balance. Flavors are much lighter than the nose would hint at. Rich caramel and tart grapefruit on the forward tongue, with a peppery dry hops characteristic immediately following. Peppery and bitter aftertaste, with some resiny properties. Mid-bodied, with a slightly dry, slightly effervescent finish. Very easy to drink, which from the title was what they were going for. (669 characters)

Photo of LCB_Hostage
2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Not bad for a "session" IPA, fairly deep copperish orange, with a sizable head and some lacing.

S: Wow! Kind of like having a pine tree shoved up your nose. I honestly could not pick up anything other than pine-resiny hops. Not necessarily a bad thing, but somewhat unexpected.

T: Um ... Yuck? There is some strongly dominant flavor happening here that I just can't identify. But whatever it is, it ain't good. Given the nose, I would have expected this to have a more hop-forward flavor, and maybe that's what it is, but it ain't like any hops I've ever tasted before.

M: Nothing special, but it is sufficiently carbonated and light enough to be refreshing.

O: I'm pretty disappointed in this one. I'm a big fan of what Founders does and I was really looking forward to my first "All Day." I love IPAs and the thought of being able to consume an extra one or two at a sitting without falling down was very appealing. Unfortunately, this just isn't a beer I want to consume more than one of -- and even one is likely to be too many. This is the oddest tasting IPA I've ever tried. Maybe it will grow on me with time, and I have another 5 to test that hypothesis. But right now, I'm not too optimistic. (1,254 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.63/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden with good lacing. An appetizing ale.

Smell: Pear and pineapple. I especially like the pear, but this is a bit sour.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely bitter, and not in a good way. Skunked pine cones. It is smooth, but definitely flat.

Overall Drinkability: I can officially say I've found a Founders beer I don't like. They say every dog has its day. Whatever the opposite of that saying is...this is it for Founders. (433 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: Transparent gold, heavy bubbles on the body with a somewhat weak head. Maybe it's 1/8" (if that) off the body.

Smell: This brew smells ridiculously of fresh hops easily the best property of the beer. Strong floral and citrus.

Taste: Like the scent but little light in strength. I didn't know the able level till I started reviewing it. This is easily the lightest IPA I have had but the flavor is still bold.

Mouth: Medium with very light stickiness, has that grapefruit skin after taste whivh is just right.

Overall: At first it is very bland, but it is one of those that builds up sip after sip. It is definitely not on the level of some other IPAs I have had but I would definitely call this an easier intro for the style of beer. One more thing because of the wet hop feel, it feels like a thirst quencher. This might just be your warm weather IPA. Salud! (911 characters)

Photo of Gatch
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 2/25/13

A: Clear, golden-yellow in color with a fizzy, white head. Builds and fades quickly. No lace or retention.

S: Piney, grassy, resiny hops.

T: Fresh, vibrant, sticky hops with a hint of sweet malt in the finish. Such a tasty, easy-drinking, perfect-with-food kinda beer.

M: Never too hoppy where it's cloying or dry. The carbonation is spot-on. Great stuff.

O: I'm giving this high marks overall because it's such an awesomely drinkable beer and perfect for satisfying hop cravings without the ABV punch of many other IPAs & IIPAs. (553 characters)

Photo of delta490
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy amber with a short lived head. Aroma is rich and sweet, with strong fruit and pine notes. The taste is a wonderful mix of hop bitterness (pine, citrus) and the tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Little carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A great big flavor IPA with a session-able ABV. (300 characters)

Photo of EternalCask
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4.6.2013
I'm behind the Bar at Barleyvine (per usual)
All Day IPA
Founders (i want some kbs. its because everyone else wants it.)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
4.7% abv
IBU-42

Poured into standard pint glass...bottle @ 53* F

A- Wet hay/Golden..lacing nonexistent, quarter inch head that dissipated quickly, slightly hazy.
s-juniper berry action, green apple skin,aloe, fresh cut grass
t-poundable. hops are crisp, not bitter.. more green apple skin business.. true to style and intent. which makes me happy.. nice aftertaste. pairing with a cuban sandwich..the homemade pickle and the hops make great friends. the sweetness of the pork joins the olfactory party.
m-very carbonated... not my favorite trait in the world but again it makes sense.

o- i could see many a summer day that i make at least of 3 of these vanish... for breakfast. great with spicy food... we have a pulled pork sandwich that this would DANCE with. Points for stylistic authenticity. (955 characters)

Photo of circus_cat
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Crisp, clear IPA with little head. There is a small island of soapy white foam in the middle of mine and barely a ring around the edges. Looks lively with bubbles streaming to the top. Light amber body.

N: Having not expected much out of the nose on this one since it is only 40 or so IBUS, I was VERY pleasantly surprised. Straight up west coast grape fruit hoppiness, tropical fruits, a bit of caramel.

T: Very good. Again, with economy model the elements are--such as the IBUS and ABV, I'm pleasantly surprised. Very refreshing, which was to be expected--but also very flavorful. A little toned-down but you get the same floral, grapefruit, perfume character on the taste that you get on the nose. Just slightly subdued.

M: Crisp, clean, refreshing. Perfect for a camping trip, which the bottle seems to depict :)

Sidenote: I just want to say that I'm glad that Founders has made a really good, complex, flavorful beer that I can take to a BBQ or other outdoor long-lasting event and not be a mess. The ABV race to the top gets annoying to craft beer drinkers who want to kick back and enjoy a few but are often limited to splitting a 12 oz. bottle and that's it (unless you want to get sloshed). (1,210 characters)

Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/25/13, just over a month old.

A: Pale, clear golden pour. Large fizzy white head adorns it. Fades away fairly quickly. Moderate fluffs of lacing. Decent retention.

S: Floral hops and grapefruit mainly. Very mild aroma.

T: Mild taste too. Very floral with some grapefruit and a little pine. No real sign of malt, just a tiny bit of bread in there. Finish is grassy with some resinous bitterness.

M: Pretty light but not watery.

O: Definitely a sessionable IPA. Flavors are pretty mellow (it's 4.7%, what do you expect) but it's still pretty nice. It's like a mini IPA or as the bottle says aptly: a fractional IPA. Simple, but nice. Goes down easy. (663 characters)

Photo of bum732
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Medium bright citrus, fresh grapefruit peel, heavy kumquat, slight grassiness

L: Light orange, slightly hazy, white head that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Bright citrus up front with some hoppy resins. Very clean, light malt. Medium bitterness with just a touch of sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with residual hop resin. Some soft grassiness as it warms, in a good way.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly crisp overall.

Very light, hoppy IPA with just enough malt to keep it in balance. Really enjoyed this, although i prefer a pale ale over this "light" IPA style. (578 characters)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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