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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

4,918 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,918
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 143
Gots: 703 | 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 Blanco
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Blanco, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

roostor07, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of timn
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice clear gold with lots of bubbles. Very little head.

S: Nice but not overpowering hoppy smell which is complimented by grassy / piney undertones. Actually fits the spring / summer motif this is going for very well.

T: Thinner taste than I expected. The hops are there, but surprisingly light for the IPA, as is the bitterness, which only really hits at the end. The grassy element of the smell doesn't come through in the taste, which is a shame. It has a citrusy, acidic finish that strongly resembles grapefruit.

M: Not a lot to talk about here. Fairly average mouthfeel, with the carbonation coming through pretty strongly.

O: It doesn't taste quite as good as it smells, and just generally comes through as one of many above-average seasonal brews out there. It isn't a bad beer by any means, but it isn't particularly memorable either. Easy to drink, which is what it is supposed to be.

timn, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Wiggedout40
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lots of hoppy character. A little unbalanced on the bitterness end (even for an IPA) but the spicyness helps. Low ABV makes this a sessionable beer. Good citrus and piney notes to the nose. Clear golden color. Not my favorite IPA but this is a good one and worth a try.

Wiggedout40, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

josephwa, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear straw color with some toasted highlights. The head is quite small and settles into small ring.

The aroma is very juicy with grapefruit notes coming through fairly strong. Perhaps a touch of grass but the aroma is quite floral.

The taste is light. Not much from the malt other than some cereal sweetness. The beer has a nice grapefruit hop flavor, not overpowering but flavorful. The flavors are straightforward and light but has a nice hop profile.

The feel is light but not watery with fizzy carbonation. The beer drinks extremely easy, no bold flavors or bitterness gets in the way.

A very flavorful light brew. Good hop flavor. I could drink these all day like the name suggests.

Gmann, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

SortaAmbivalent, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of dave122382
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dave122382, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice clarity on the first pour. Orange gold body. Thin white halo of head. Poor retention and lace.

S - Great nose. Funky hops. Bright green grass. Grapefruit, orange, and citrus pith.

T - Big dried herbal hop; earthy oregano. Green plant stem. Touch of honey in the center. Dry dusty finish.

M - Appropriately light frame with great drinkability, but still enough substance to hold everything together.

O - One of the best session IPA's I've ever had. The first bottle I had about a week ago was even better, so drink this asap.

vfgccp, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

muletrane, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

oldedog, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep golden color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a small ring on the top. Smells of citrus pine and earth with a hint of bready malt that barely shows itself. The flavor is fruity, juicy, citrus and pine with a hint of bready malt to make you believe there is actually some malt in there. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Great light easy drinking ipa, If I thought my wife would let me get away with it I could drink these all day.

johnnnniee, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

splendidsplinter, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

GraniteGuru, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 3, 2013

It begins with a copper-amber pour with hints of olive and a small, white head that settles to a ring. The clarity is excellent.

You cannot miss out on the aroma because of its overwhelming floral and piney hop essence. You get it as soon as the bottle cap is off and before it is even in the glass. The grainy malts are more subtle.

The body falls into the medium range but it deteriorates into fizz on my tongue.

The taste begins with a quick burst of grainy malts and then evolves quickly into a moderate hop bitterness that lingers passionately to the end. I won't forget that. A nice IPA.

puboflyons, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jtyson, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MostlyNorwegian, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is clear and honey-colored with not much of a head. The nose is very nice. Some floral notes, tropical fruit, and a little bit of candy sweetness.

Medium bodied beer with lots of flavor. Nice, cracker-like malt notes on the front of the palate and lots of lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine-like hop notes at mid-palate. The finish lingers nicely and refreshes. A wonderful easy-drinking beer.

I hate to say that this is a good ``session ale''. It's kind of like saying Stephen King is a good horror writer. The fact is he's a good writer regardless of genre and this is a really good beer that can stand on its own against a lot of IPAs that aren't holding anything back.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

NeverNude, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow olor with half a fingers worth of head that quickly dies to nothing

S: A nice burst of fruity hops along with a slightly spicy bready maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Fruity hops along with the slightly spicy maltiness. Not really too much else going on

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid sessionable IPA (I'd rather just call it a pale ale) that is (of course) easy to drink and has a nice flavor profile going on. Recommended for those who want the flavors of an IPA but the drinkability of a pale

BEERMILER12, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Cooper, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

beerman999999, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bilco, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tobelerone, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

nosavingsaccount, Mar 03, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,918 ratings.