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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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87
very good

4,285 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,285
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 126
Gots: 443 | 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:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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mechamifune

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice gold/orange hue with a slight white head. Minimal lacing. Clean/clear look to the body.

Smell is lots of citrus notes. Not an overpowering smell, but noticeable enough. Hop profile is there in the smell but I can't define it.

Taste is a pleasantly balanced one. Citrus fruits dominate upfront and it lingers into only the slightest of sweetness, finishing with but a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average.... crisp enough for the style but in the end it starts feeling a bit watery.

I'm alwaya a fan of beers that have a lot of hop/citrus taste but not a lot of bitterness or extreme residual sweetness, so this fits the bill in that sense. But at the same time, compared to beers off the top of my head that I think are at least somewhat similar, like Daisy Cutter or Little Hump, I perfer those two to this. The biggest problem (and I didn't deduct for this) for me though is that if the point of this beer is to be "sessionable" (and, I would assume cost less to produce per batch) then why am I paying the same for this as I would for Red's Rye? Even making it just $1 or $2 less than their usual offerings would mean a lot IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:18:22 | More by mechamifune
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mgroothuis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-27-2012 23:15:28 | More by mgroothuis
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youngleo

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured to about a one inch slightly offwhite head. Brew itself was brownish gold in color. Left a little lacing, but nothing to brag about. Had as light hoppy smell. Maybe a little sweetness going on. Not a real strong hoppy flavor noticed. There were notes of citrus and pine. Also had a quite strong bitter aftertaste. The bitter left as fast as it was noticed to me. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was good. I thought this would taste like Two Hearted, but there was no comparison. Two Hearted was better. But then again, Two Hearted with its higher alcohol content isnt (to me) a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:41:52 | More by youngleo
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-27-2012 05:22:38 | More by scott2269
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frenchblood21

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a rocks glass. Bottle is stamped with 12/26/2012 as the date.

Appearance- Pretty clear, Had to pour rather hard to get the desired head. About half a finger of white head.

Smell- Of course hops right up front. Subtle hints of fruit. Lemon, grapefruit, and maybe even bananas.

Taste- WAY too watery! This is a huge disappointment from a world-class brewery like Founders. Only 42 IBUs??? I mean come on.

Mouthfeel- It is what it claims. You could surely drink these all day. Its not going blow your tastebuds away like a Hopslam or White Rajah.

Overall- It's not the kind of IPA that will blast you away. You do have to give Founders credit though, this beer is exactly what it says it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:54:26 | More by frenchblood21
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with "1/04/12" stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Pours pale orange in color with really good clarity. The head barely stood one finger tall and faded to almost nothing after only a few minutes. There is some lacing, but nothing to write home about. This baby looks more carbonated than it taste.

The aroma is fresh, crisp, and citrus forward. Very nice. I'm getting orange and grapefruit zest.

Thin malt body up front. Nice bitter bite from the hops. Somewhat fruity...again, I'm getting oranges and grapefruit. Very clean and crisp finish with the bitterness lingering ever so slightly.

Thin bodied mouthfeel. Very wet with moderate carbonation.

To me, this is an American Pale Ale. It's just so easy to drink, and the alcohol is below 5%. It's still a good beer overall regardless.

Morey's Bottom Line: I could definitely see drinking this all day during a BBQ on an 80 degree summer day. If I was in charge at Founders, this would be a May or June seasonal without a doubt. I wouldn't make this year round.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 21:03:12 | More by Morey
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-26-2012 18:46:27 | More by zonker17
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Petrofessor

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2012 17:21:33 | More by Petrofessor
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is honey gold with a white head and some lacing.

Nose is fresh, roasted hops, with some nuttiness and light caramel.

Taste is a great balance of sweet honey and nuttiness, with mild hops and some spice.

Mouthfeel is smooth and absurdly refreshing, with great carbonation.

Overall, could you imagine if all Sessions were this good?

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 05:09:31 | More by dorianmarley
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/4/12

A - Light and transparent copper body with minimal white head.

S - A nice pungent citrusy profile, with hints of tropical fruit. Nice nose

T - Light and crisp with a touch of tropical fruits and a light citrus tang and bitterness. A very pleasant and palatable thing here.

M - light, thin, very smooth. the tiniest bit astringent and a touch drying

O - a really enjoyable beer with is probably very sessionable. $11 for a six-pack isn't really what I look for in a session beer, though...

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:48:26 | More by ColdPoncho
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-26-2012 04:27:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-26-2012 03:47:19 | More by jaidenjb
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dedrinker

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color with dull white head.

Light aroma of sweet malt with an herbal and resinous hop bouquet. Mild and quite pleasant.

Flavors of toasty malt (a tiny barely perceptible note of butterscotch too) and floral, woodsy hops.

Light to medium body with a dry chewy malt flavor that really leaves an impression and yet finishes quick and clean. Mild hop bitterness in the finish that mainly balances the malt in a very clean, quick, yet memorable way.

A great session beer. All day indeed.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:58:57 | More by dedrinker
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13esd

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-25-2012 23:26:21 | More by 13esd
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-25-2012 22:05:19 | More by jrohrbacher
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-25-2012 20:24:11 | More by HumanParaquat
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2012 15:40:50 | More by thewimperoo
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uziangis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2012 05:31:26 | More by uziangis
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bwgassman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-25-2012 01:12:01 | More by bwgassman
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BFro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-24-2012 21:59:00 | More by BFro
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-22-2012 03:46:50 | More by jsilva
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bishocr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-21-2012 15:15:22 | More by bishocr
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 2/20/12

Bottled 01/04/12

Sun-faded gold and honey color; aside from a minor haziness it has a pretty sheen. One finger of foam is capped by 1/3rd inch of soapy bubbles. The foam is gone quickly while the bubbles hang on longer. Lace is ok; some patches manage to catch.

The aroma finds notes of floral and grassy hops, pine, lemon and citrus zest, sugar cookies and a hint of honey. All this is well and good. Then, after sitting for a few minutes, overtones of hairspray creep in, and there's an occasional notion of cooked veggies (though low in the mix).

Thankfully the veggies aren't to be found come sippin' time. Though an ambiance of aerosol does exist, it's milder than in the aroma and the hops taste pretty much as they should - lots of pine with citric pith and peel and such. This is very dry throughout. The malt profile is more neutral here - it's clean and has only a mild cracker characteristic.

Light bodied and on the thin side. Neither is a bad thing (it's appropriate for the beer) but carbonation is fast and rather sharp, at least upfront, which makes for a biting drinking experience. Finishes dry with residual bitterness and a faint dusty biscuit note.

This is decent, but it's not something I'm likely to get again any time soon. That said, it's easily drinkable and I'm not one to complain about an IPA with a reasonable abv being available.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 06:07:36 | More by Ryan011235
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mwill7287

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz shortneck bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled date was 1/4/12 (would like to try this fresher).

Appearance: Pours a light orange or gold color, crisp clear and clean looking. Even after a vigorous pour only a thin ring of white lacing sits atop the brew. It retains nicely throughout the drink. A small cadre of carbonation floats about the liquid. No lacing is left behind on the glass in the wake of this brew. 4/5

Smell: A mixture of light, crisp citrus notes compose the nose. The forward flavor is orange, with maybe some pineapple. It's a tiny bit piney. The aromatics are working hard. A well hopped brew. 4.25/5

Taste: The flavor is all around light. Primarily hoppy, light with citrus and an unexpected spiciness. There's the tiniest bit of lingering bitterness left behind each sip. To be honest it's just a tad watery. Maybe it seems this way because I'm used to bold standard IPAs like White Rajah. Not a bad reminder, though, that water makes up 99% of this drink. In any case, the taste is pretty solid for a low ABV brew without a lot of fermentation to work with (if my understanding of fermentation & flavor release is correct). Gets the job done. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: As expected, quite light and easy drinking, especially for an IPA. The bitterness of the hop builds up only ever so slightly and doesn't hinder much the easy drinking brew. Crisp and smooth. Does what it's supposed to. 4.25/5

Overall: Keeping in mind this is a session ale, I think Founders does a good job with the All Day IPA. Sure it's not packed to the gills with flavor, but it's not supposed to be an in-your-face brew. It's cold out right now and I want to be sipping an Imperial Something-or-Other, but I think when I'm sweating myself silly in my air condition-less home this summer, I could go to this brew pretty quickly. 3.75/5

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:01:10 | More by mwill7287
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, this is a light golden color. It is fizzy with very light head. Smell is very light citrus and pine. Taste is very mild with a light hoppiness in the background. Not something overly complex, it is a nice session beer and probably something great to have in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:32:05 | More by webmanspidey
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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