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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

4,815 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,815
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 138
Gots: 654 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stockfan42, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jeffthepony, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

zapahoppa, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, tangerine, papaya, navel orange and honeydew.

Taste
Papaya with hints of pineapple and tangerine. Light caramel backbone with notes of candy sugar and honeydew melon. Finishes with subtle notes of pine and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, sharp and dry.

Overall
Has some really nice tropical flavors upfront and then quickly dives into the dry/bitter territory you'd expect from an IPA. Quite nice.

justintcoons, Mar 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Savage51, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Keith_R, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Zach136, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

DudMan, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

seplo, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Casterbridge, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of smcnulty1981
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: bright light orange golden color with steaming carbonation 1 finger of bright white head not much head retention or lacing however

S: good grassy hops on the nose slight bight of citrus not very complex but smells good

T: bitter upfront followed by and earthy grass flavor and bit of malt not complex but very refreshing

M: fairly thin body but finishes very dry like a good ipa should be

O: for a session ipa this is great awesome everyday drinking beer (
Like the name says I could really buy a six pack and drink a few in an afternoon

smcnulty1981, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RyanTheQ, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden-amber, with a very thin white ring of froth. There's a slight amount of lacing later on. I find the smell of this beer to be extremely enticing, with very citrusy, aromatic hops. Once tasted, it's easy to surmise that there's virtually no malts present whatsoever. Lots of different hop flavor notes here - piny, resinous, and also citrusy grapefruit (like the aroma indicated). I wonder what different types of hope were used... It's a very clean libation, a perfect light-bodied choice for having with a meal, during a summer's day, or in large quantities with your buddies. Overall this 'session-able' IPA succeeds in every way as advertised, despite how suspect that statement initially sounds!

Neorebel, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a bottle into a Tulip glass.

A: yellow-orangy with little head which dissipated very quickly.

S: almost non-existence. Some faint whisps of hops and grapefruit. Maybe some piney smells also.

T: very flat tasting and the hops are sharply bitter to a fault.

M: Light to medium body. very harsh.

O: not sure why this is a session beer because it is one and done for me on this IPA (and i am a huge fan of Founders IPAs/DIPAs). Very disappointed.

dafla67, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

smutty33, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. No bottling date can be seen.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white creamy head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright hop forward aroma with good citrus and floral hints. Citrus hops up front with hints of orange peel, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also some earthy hints of floral hops and grass. Soft bready malts in the background with hints of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Also a light hint of honey sweetness. A very nice juicy citrus aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a bright juicy citrus hop driven taste with some earthy grass. Solid taste of citrus esters up front with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also in the hop mix is some biting pine resin, grass, and floral hops. Solid backing of soft malt sweetness with a taste of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, yeast, and a slight taste of sweet honey. A very solid West Coast style tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly drying feel. Pretty smooth and crisp.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style session IPA. Very good citrus flavor. Impressive for the low ABV.

MattyG85, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kingmaker, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fuzzcherry, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ms11781, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

plumcrazyfx, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DukeX13, Mar 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

lonewolfcry, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Fahz, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear golden colored brew with a tiny half finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a citrus grapefruit hop smell with some sweeter caramel mixed within. Along with these smells is a lighter bready smell and hints of some pine hop.

Taste –The taste begins with a light bready and light caramel flavor mixed with a rather strong amount of grapefruit hop bitterness (at least for the relatively mild bready body). Some very light notes of a tangerine sweetness are upfront as well, with these fading relatively quickly as the taste advances. While these flavors of tangerine diminish the grapefruit hop flavors ever so slightly does as well but is replaced with a blend of grassy and pine hop tastes. This mix of lightly bready and caramel with a mix of grapefruit, pine and grassy hop leave a somewhat bitter and dry flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- For a 4.7 % abv brew the body is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. The thicker body really accentuated the hop tastes nicely, but with the lack of a body to back it up, it was almost too much for the brew, especially since the carbonation was on the lower side.

Overall – This is one nice low alcohol IPA. Its not perfect, but this is a difficult brew to build and balance that hop and body properly while still keeping the IPA hop character, but yet still keeping it sessionalbe. Founders dose a pretty good job.

Darkmagus82, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

slim2043, Mar 06, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,815 ratings.