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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

4,920 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,920
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 705 | FT: 7
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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Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Hessian257, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Satchboogie, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of mpedara429
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very clear burnished gold color. Less than a finger of head and little lacing even after a vigorous pour.

S: Resiny pine and apricots along a caramel malt backbone.

T: Same as the smell with some earthy/grassiness thrown in the mix too. The malt backbone isn't so present in the taste.

M: Light body with light carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing.

O: A great "light" IPA. Great flavor with a nice light, session feel. My only question is why release it late winter and not late spring into summer? This would be much better suited for outdoor, warmer weather.

mpedara429, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of HEADYdb
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

HEADYdb, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of sbxx
2.54/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Crisp, golden yellow. Slight bubbly haze as the carbonation rose up. Looked nice. Eventually settled and looked like a basic American macro.

Smell - Immediately picked up the Amarillo hops. Very nice. Hints of bread. Not much else.

Taste - Blah! This is what I feared. Empty, hollow shell of a body. Can almost taste the alcohol, it's so thin. Distant hints of pine and citrus. Bitter, funky aftertaste. Ugh.

Mouthfeel - Light body, med/high carbonation, damp finish.

Overall - Big disappointment. I really wanted to like this beer too. Oh well. There are plenty of sessionable beers out there for similar prices that actually have flavor and body. I wouldn't bother with this one.

sbxx, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

juicebox, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of guytyping
4/5  rDev +3.6%

guytyping, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly transparent orange to golden body beneath the pillowy white head which hangs around for the majority of the beer and leaves a thin, sticky lacing behind.

Very nice, straight forward aromas of sweet citrus greet the nose. Floral hop notes also accompany the sweet fruit which seems to include orange, apricot, and peach.

The flavor offers clean, crisp sweet citrus notes as well with floral and grass notes.

A very clean and refreshing body highlights the mouthfeel with mild carbonation and a fresh hoppy finish.

Another winner from Founders. Just as clean and tasty as advertised and an all day drinkable IPA.

CHADMC3, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of dasenebler
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

3/10/13
Founders All Day IPA
12oz, bottled 2/11/13

Extremely clear orangey gold, slightest bit of chill-haze. Modest white head, nice lacing and average retention. (4)

Aroma is hoppy and clean. Restrained dry-hopped notes of pungent hop oils, a slight floral character and a touch of tropical fruit. (4)

Bitter and quenching. Plenty of hop flavor, though not as pleasant as the aroma. More of a dank, pungent and slightly spicy hop flavor that works against the delicate malt and overall lightness of this beer. Biscuity, cracker-like malts, very dry finish. Clean and bitter on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very light with spritzy carbonation. (3.5, 3)

A nice and drinkable Pale with plenty of bitterness. Reminds me a lot of Victory Summer Love, though not quite as delicious and balanced. (3.5)

dasenebler, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of MLasoski
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MLasoski, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

CreightonSM, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

rolltide8425, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of BLACKBEARDNY
3/5  rDev -22.3%

BLACKBEARDNY, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out and left a few specks of lacing on the glass.

S - citrus and tropical fruit.

T - the citrus is there and the malty background is solid.

F - light/medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink.

O - a good, sessionable summertime beer.

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Shankopotamus
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Shankopotamus, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

zeff80, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BeezNeezy22D, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of nkeckhar
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

nkeckhar, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Chugs13, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

metalgdog, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of AdamBear
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

AdamBear, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of claspada
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

claspada, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

siege06nd, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

ryan1788a5, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of davey101
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

davey101, Mar 10, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,920 ratings.