Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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Reviews: 763
Hads: 5,989
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 3.87%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,516 | 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 Jacurdy60
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear-golden color with an almost non-existant head. No lacing.

S-Very floral and pleasant. Esters mix well with a profound hoppy presence and a twinge of alcohol, even though it is a session ale. Hops take an overwhelming presence at the back of the nose. Smells fantastic.

T-Kind of disappointing for a Founders brew. Weak body and very simple. Hops take the front of the palate, the middle, and the finish as well albeit with a little citrusy bitterness to it.

MF-Carbonated and crisp. Thin body with a dry finish.

O-Disappointed, but still not a bad beer necessarily. Very simple and a thin body, but it is sessionable. The fact that they had that in mind whilst brewing it makes it a little better. For the price, I'd buy SNPA any day over this. (756 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Reviewed from notes taken in March. Expections were high given the brewery and this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad (~1 minute) retention, decent cream, and fair thickness. Body colour is a clear rich pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Pale malts, muted fruit. Incredibly light; I hardly get anything. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Floral hops, light nectary character. Pale malts. Bright fruit. Refreshing. Little bitterness here. It's pretty balanced. I like it. Fair complexity. Decent depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but nowhere near as much as many have claimed. I'd buy it by the 6er, but it's not exceptional. Just a sessionable, enjoyable IPA.

High B-

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09/25/13: I picked up a 6-pack earlier tonight and thought I'd include some more in-depth notes:

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label art and branded pressure cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes - though the low ABV makes this less of a feat.

Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Transparent/translucent.

No obvious flaws. Not unique or special. (1,667 characters)

Photo of punky796
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a SLIGHTLY cloudy yellow-amber, with about a finger of fizzy white head that dissipates fast. A little lacing.

S - Hops. Grass. Dirt.

T - Hops. Grass. Dirt. Citrus, which saves the whole thing. But I'm not good at describing IPAs.

M - Light, carbonation is toward the high end but it's not overdone. But that's where I think this type of beer should be. Clean, grassy finish.

O - I'm not a hops or IPA guy, really, but I like to believe I can still recognize a good one. This one's decent and sessionable. (562 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice fresh fruit hop aroma. Sweet and light. Some doughy malt in background. Overall nice aroma.
Not much head - although poured while cold. Mostly clear and slightly cloudy darkish gold.
Forward hop flavors with moderately intense bitterness from mid through the finish. Some supportive malt with a bit of sweetness and caramel.
As would be expected with such a low abv there is a watery quality to the feel - quite thin. Ample carbonation.
A nice quality drinker for warm weather - which seems far away, although does seem a little possible in some distance future . Balanced well in flavors (595 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finishing up the 6-pack, bottle date looks like 2/15/13.

Pours into a pint a hazy pale orange with a white head

Nice hop forward scent with decent strength. Earthy, grassy and tropical hops

Taste also brings a nicer plethora of hops, more well-rounded than the smell overall. Weed, earth, citrus, grapefruit and tropical notes all make their mark on the palate. Malt is definitely the lesser extreme with just a bit of bread/biscuit coming in a the end.

Pretty good mouthfeel, a little high on the carbonation. Light but not too light.

For whatever reason, I enjoyed this last bottle much more than the rest of the 6. Definitely lots of good hop flavor for a low ABV beer, I think I would prefer Lagunitas DayTime for a session IPA though. (745 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/2/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a fresh bottle of this

Appearance: Pours a dark gold color, with some orange notes - very clear, starts with a nicely sized white head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a spotty lacing

Smell: Light and very interesting - floral and oily citrus - mellow oranges and some grapefruit - some hints of pine - light, pale malts in the background - lightly bready - some light earthiness as well

Taste: Mellow in a very charming way - light orange and grapefruit - lightly oily, lightly pithy - light earthiness in the finish, with a touch of grass - nicely balanced with the malts, which are nicely bready - mostly pale, with some caramel malts - certainly drinkable

Mouthfeel: Light body, excellently carbonated, slightly oily, smooth

Overall: A great example of a style that should be upcoming

This is light, flavorful, and stupidly quaffable. My only question is how it compares to Lagunitas DayTime. The fact that this is year-round rather than rotating is certainly a plus. Overall, I think I prefer the hop profile of DayTime but the malt profile here. I will certainly be buying this in the future. (1,165 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Dating noted under neck label, though it is smudged.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, golden body with an inch (or more) head of agreeable, white foam.

Smell: Fragrantly hoppy nose, as one would expect, with notes of plump citrus fruits, florals, and a grassy, earthy tone where somebody cut the grass and ran down some wild onions in the yard. Very modest, restrained, lightly bready malts underneath.

Taste: Mildly malt, just a bit of breadiness and sweetish hint of cookie until the accumulating hop bitterness shoves it off the stage. Invitingly hoppy, with a floral, earthy, citrusly fruity character and more than ample bitterness. Maybe a hint of wild ramp. Juicy, bitterish, light-on-the-tongue finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Brightly hoppy with a bitterness that was dominating but not overbearing or disagreeable. (934 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have had better IPAs but none that were this low alcohol/sessionable. This beer brings big flavor with an easy swilling alcohol profile. This one should be in cans!!!

Pours a hazy golden amber color with an average size white head and head retention. Leaves some lacing.

Good hoppy smell, mostly citrus but some piney as well.

Taste is good. Very hoppy, mostly citrus, the tangerine reminds me of Legend DIPA (2011....the 2012 stinks!!!)

Mouthfeel is a hair thin, but what do you expect for under 5.00%

This is a good sessionable beer. I will be buying more this summer. (577 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 03/16/13 notes. Had this on tap at Stoddard's in Boston; served in a pint glass. have had this one a few times.

a - Pours a clear medium orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, floral hops, some light pine hops. Very nice nose; tons of citrus and fresh hops, and very fruity.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, mangos, fruity malts, tropical fruits, bready malts, and some herbal notes. There is no bitterness in the taste which I like; quite nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. no bitterness and easy to drink. Nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a very nice IPA and easy to drink. The nose is extremely nice and hoppy, and there is no bitterness in this one at all. Glad this is popping up all over NY, would definitely buy a 6er of it again. (850 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey yellow in color with a slight chill haze. Poured with a brief white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Pungent herbal and citrus hop aromas. The feel is on the thinner side, a tad bit watery up front until the tangy, assertive carbonation rolls through. Herbal hop flavors up front followed by citrus hops through the middle and pine hops at the end. Finishes with a long lasting, bitter pine hop after taste. The hops are the showcase, biting, tangy, and bitter. Not much malt presence, but that's probably the point with the "all day" session theme here. (569 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a medium gold color with a small head. Head retention is ok after getting down to a thin lace on top. Clarity is high, with lots of carbonation rising. Lacing is ok.

S- Good blend of citrus and pine hops dominate the nose. Not a lot else there, maybe a hint of sweetness, but a solid hop bill.

T- Just like the scent, with hops starting and being the dominant flavor throughout. Flavors of the hops are somewhat muted compared to the smell. Good balance of solid hops and light malt flavors. Some sweetness on the end, but not much outside of the hops.

M- Light and easy drinking. Hops are prominent in the flavor, but leave the taste buds intact. This is exactly what it claims to be; a session ale.

Overall, this is a great all-day drinker like its name says. Nothing special as far as IPA's go, but I would definitely keep this around for an everyday IPA. (871 characters)

Photo of Viperonetwoone
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

First time having this one. Poured aggressively and was rewarded with a two and a half finger off white head that didn't stick around. Body is orange around the middle of my glass and golden where the light shines through the bottom.

Nose is awesome. pine, apricot, orange rind and flesh, tiny bit of lemon. Pick up a fair amount resin also.

Front of flavor is tart, piney, and heavily resinous. There's a nice light malty sweetness that carries through. I miss the majority of the juicier fruit flavors but still pick up orange and lemon rind. Overall, very tasty, refreshing beer. (584 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/19/13.

A- A bright and clear dark golden color, plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head tapers to a thin film and leaves wide rings of lacing. This is what I want a session ale to look like, thus the 4.5.

S- Piney hops are what I picked up right away, followed by some grainy and grassy notes and some faint caramel malts.

T-On par with the aromas. The piney hops carry this brew.

M- Light and crisp, well carbonated mouthfeel. There's some oily resin from the hops, which, by the way, Founders squeezes every drop of hop bitterness out of those 42 ibus. Dry hoppy finish.

O- Hoppy flavor @ 4.7% abv works 'All Day' for me. (694 characters)

Photo of jvillefan
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: A pale yellow body with a one finger white laced head that disappeared quickly.

S: Extremely muted. There is a subtle bready caramel aroma with a tinge of hop that resembles pine.

T: There is a bitterness in the beginning. Very subtle pine and citrus followed by very subtle caramel.

M: Medium body with sharp carbonation.

O: Not a good IPA. This would not even make a good pale ale. Little flavor and more common IPAs are better and cheaper. (449 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very clean looking IPA. Low amount of lacing but still present. Below average carbonation throughout. Overall looks like a very tasty session.

Smell: A light caramel and some floral hops. Comes off very bright on the front end. Sweetness dies off to a solid malty backbone.

Taste: A grainy hoppy presence on the front end. Some dry fruity hops run through the body. More of an overall body presence then I expected.

Mouthfeel: Too crispy for my taste. I understand it is a session but feels a little artifical.

Overall: Solid session but not something I would continue to come back for. (605 characters)

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

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with a nice 1.5-finger white head that leaves behind some splotchy lacing on the glass.

S: Pungent, resiny pine and earthy, grassy hops. Touch of garlic.

T: Follows the nose - modest malt foundation underneath, but then garlicky, piney hops. Not much citrus, though there's a note of lemon at the finish. Resiny. Earthy. Full hop flavors leaning more towards the greener stuff (pine, grass) and earthy stuff.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest, leaving a smooth all-around feel.

O: An easy drinker, but full-flavored. Founders has shown with this beer that a hoppy IPA doesn't need to be 6.5 or 7% ABV. (704 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, bright golden/orange. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: A fairly simple aroma, but still very nice. Pine, citrus, grassy, and grapefruit hops. A light honey like sweetness. Lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose. Pine, citrus, grapefruit. A bit of sweetness in the middle. Then finishes with a much dryer, almost puckering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that is fairly effervescent. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Yep, this is an all day easy drinker for me.

Maybe just a bit to much bitterness in the finish here, for me anyway. Though, a small gripe. Something I can enjoy pretty much all day. Well done, and recommended. (694 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), a good shot of pine, malt, a little caramel, and citrus (grapefruit). Almost like a West Coast IPA, but a little bit mellower and not quite as hoppy. A solid, easy to drink flavor.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly an earth-shattering take on the IPA, but nonetheless a tasty beer. Drinkable. (605 characters)

Photo of Celtics76
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decided to try this “sessionable” brew while watching a Game of Thrones episode.

Poured into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass – clear bronze in color with a quickly deteriorating head. Strong smell of citrus/pine.

Taste is of bitter hops and grapefruit. I like grapefruit notes as part of an IPA flavor profile, but in this case it dominates the beer too much. The mouthfeel is thin (which obviously was intended for session purposes) but the lingering, bitter aftertaste causes it to be a slow sipper for me.

This beer just doesn’t work for me, especially as a session ale. I’ve loved every Founders beer up until this point. Too bad. (648 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a light honey gold, white head dissipates to a lacing almost immediately.

Smells of honey and piney grapefruit hops over papery malts.

Mild bread malts, slight vegetable bitterness with piney dry hops serving as the majority of the flavor.

Medium body with a soft tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A decent but boring session ale. Easy to drink. Wouldn't turn it down again, but it is fairly forgettable. (438 characters)

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, bright yellow/orange with a small white head and spotty lacing.

Juicy citrus, orange, hints of lemon and mint, light and hop forward.

Less citrus than nose, lemon, seltzer, grass, some biscuit.

Exceptionally clean, light, some bitterness in the aftertaste.

This would be a pretty good pale ale but it doesn't hold up in the IPA category. All Day IPA does a good job of filling its niche as a light sessionable beer for outdoor activity. (453 characters)

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Company - Founders All Day IPA - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Pours very pale golden yellow clear with a fizzy head that dissipates almost as quickly as it comes. Minimal lacing. Moderating to heavy carbonation.

Smell - Malty and sweet with pungent floral and citrus hops over it. The aroma is the strong suit of this brew.

Taste - Floral hops blast, very thin and watery besides. Expected a bit more heartiness, flavor, and "oomph" here.

Mouthfeel - Hops rest rather bitter. OK drinkability but did not leave me wanting another, thin but somehow also a little rough on the palette.

Overall - Not the worst, but lacking in many different ways. This brew is definitely defined by the term "one-dimensional". I suppose if I had to give it something good it would be a great alternative to light beer on a hot Summer day.

Edit: 2014 batch has a nice oniony Summit or some other variety hop that I'm digging a hell of a lot more, had to boost this rating to "outstanding"

Please note, this was my first "Session beer" and therefore my review on this may be skewed. I am not particularly fond of the style but I will agree that it IS "sessionable" in the sense of what they designed it to be. (1,204 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had 4-5 of these since it's release. I figured something like this was coming from one of the major breweries. Low ABV and a lot of hops is nice.

A- Poured from the bottle with a clear, golden-orange body more towards the latter. A foamy white head forms to a few fingers in size with nice retention. Spotty patches of lace form around the glass.

S- Tropical fruit juice (reminds me of mango) forward with some zesty citrus, pine and floral as well from the hops. A slight bit of yeast bread and light malts in the background.

T- The late hop addition flavors don't follow as much as I expected them to here but still mostly hop forward. More of a citrusy grapefruit, pine and floral feel overall with a bit of tropical fruit too. Yeast bread and light sweet malts are more noticeable balancing things here.

MF- Fairly high carbonation in a light-end body, pretty dry overall. Silky smooth feel with a bit of creaminess to it but not foamy at all. Moderately high bitterness in the finish.

Pretty much what I expected. With the low ABV it still packs a large hop punch with some nice fruity and floral flavors. (1,115 characters)

Photo of nickthegun12
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

first of all THIS IS NOT AN IPA, ITS A PALE ALE.

with that being said, ill grade it as an ipa

appearance is too light in color and little head retention
smell is actually pretty good bright citrus type hops
taste is watery watery watery, taste like a watered down ipa, it could be outstanding if not watered down
mouthfeel is dry and watery
overall it would have been better if classified as a pale ale! (405 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a beautifully clean copper/gold color with a finger of white head, lots of visible carbonation. smells very hoppy, grapefruit, pine, caramel. the flavor is mostly hoppy, definitely tasting the 2row, grapefruit, pine. medium body on the lighter side, moderate carbonation. a very refreshing and tasty ipa. the lower alcohol percentage makes it a perfect summer beer. (365 characters)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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