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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

776 Reviews
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Reviews: 776
Hads: 6,053
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 217
Gots: 1,562 | 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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Reviews: 776 | Hads: 6,053
Photo of Onenote81
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a light orange/gold with a finger-width of white head on top. Light retention. The nose is bursting with citrus and pine needles! Sharp and inviting aroma. The mouth is crisp and clean. Easy finish. This beer starts out with a nice bitter smack, but this hesitates and finishes with a sweet citrus flavor of orange and tangerine. Well balanced. This cures my craving for the bitterness, but is also quite refreshing and easy to consume. Not the standard for IPAs no doubt, but this one holds its own while also taking on some characteristics of a "sessioner" - lighter ABV, clean, tasty. I liked it. (638 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at South Philly Tap Room

A- All day comes out a medium bronze with some faded penny shades as well. A stealth pour produced little more than a half inch of loose white foam, no lacing.

S- A small amount of smell for a small beer. Some bittering aroma type blends of hop variety with a light biscuit malt base in the back. Some piney scent with pale malt with warming.

T- A very simple beer with hops on top of malt, that's what counts!! Both are fairly light with everything pretty even. Some piney bits towards the end. I would love getting this stuff fresh, it's pretty much toast now.

M- Very light, crisp and somewhat bitter, in fact this is more bitter than alot of so called bitters out there. Carbed up very nice and not too much for the light body.

D- I could drink a six of this real quick, but would bore of it rather quick, especially at this age. The amount of bitterness is light enough that drinking six would not burn out the palate though. A great session beer. (989 characters)

Photo of BrianGaynor
2.85/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from a 12oz bottle.

A: beautiful amber color, but little to no head.

S: maybe it's because I drink a lot of IPAs, but I could barely tell this was an IPA. Probably because it is a sessions IPA, but there are subtle hoppy, floral scents.

T: mild IPA taste. Again due to the sessions IPA style.

M: easy to drink, goes down smooth.

O: I am not a fan of sessions IPAs so this does not get a favorable rating for me. If these are your style, I think it would hit the spot, but I like my IPAs powerful. (513 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled May 5, 2012. Served at around 40F.

Pours lightly hazy yellow/gold with a one finger white head that recedes quickly to a small ring and wispy cap and leaves just a few spots of lacing behind.

Aroma is lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral, grassy hops, a touch of pineapple. some cracker-like malt. Good strength.

Flavor features lemony citrus, some grapefruit, floral and grassy, a little fruity, a bit of light malt, good bitterness on the finish. Minimal alcohol, finishes dry and crisp.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, a little oily and sticky, moderate carbonation.

Big thanks to one of my customers for bringing this by since we don’t get this one in Georgia. Does exactly what Founders set out to do...a nice sessionable IPA. Nothing crazy or extreme, just delivers a hop fix without too heavy of a body or too much alcohol. Great lawnmower beer with serious flavor. (893 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a small hazy deep yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, mellow orange citrus hops. In the taste, dryer hops, with a mellow citrus end. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry hop, with notes of orange citrus in the aftertaste. Perfect for what it is, an IPA light! (308 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, piney & floral hops aplenty

T: Follows the nose, crackery notes up front. Some minty & catty notes as this warms, some piney & woodyness as well. Finishes crisp, somewhat dry, & with a slight grainy/bready sweetness

MF: Light bodied, crisp carbonation, pretty good balance

Great drinkability, not really in my wheelhouse, but a solid AIPA that won't get old too quick in a session (498 characters)

Photo of azdback
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Bottle on date 3/28/12. Very light orange color, almost yellow. Crystal clear and full of medium sized carbonation bubbles that lead to a very small head. Less than one finger in heigh and thin is the quickly dissipating head. No lace is being left now.

Smell is dark or overripe citrus. Blood orange comes to mind. Also get quite a bit of caramel and malt. Some musty smells of bread and yeast.

Taste is much like the smell blood orange or overripe pink grapefruit. Bread flavors from the yeast and some caramel from the malts.

Mouth is crisp and light. Body is delicate to light and the finish is minimal and fades quickly and dry.

I see why they named this All Day IPA, because it is light enough to drink all day doing yard work. My only problem is I wouldn't want to spend an entire day drinking this. It is way to light to call it an IPA. I think All Day Hoppy Lager would have fit it a little better. Thanks to jrags8 for this extra. (988 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the hookup Eric

The beer pours a dark amber with wispy white head. Lots of fluff without lacing and a very slight haziness. The nose reveals dank citrusy hops; an aroma that screams this beer will be delicious. Tasting this beer doesn't disappoint with heavy hops and malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is a little watery making this beer drinkable, but a little lacking. The head leaves a thin blanketing throughout drinking. Overall I think this beer is long overdue and it shouldn't be such a novelty to have a drinkable, low abv IPA! (544 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 28/5/12 bottle sent out by liamt07 cheers dude

A clear golden liquid with lots of slow bubbles feeding a finger of foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving just a couple random patches of lace

S big nose on a small beer, tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, pineapple, some melon a little lemon and lime with some faint pine and some caramels

T a slight herbal aspect with a little more pine and rind then I could smell, still solid but the nose was better

M somewhat light but far from thin, good pinprick carbonation a little grit left behind on my gums

O pretty nice offering that I could drink all day, a session ale indeed, not a big palate wrecker but very easy to drink and lots of hop character

no complaints with this one other then the fact I can't find it in my home town, thanks again liamt07 for sending me this one (872 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Siciliano's, 330ml into a tulip. Bottled May 5, 2012.

Clear golden orange with a finger of white head. Moderate retention and good lacing. Nose of bright citrus fruits, a bit of sugary malt and slight grassy/herbal/dank hoppiness in there too. Taste has only a glimpse of the citrus before opening up into some toasty grains and more prominent herbal and grassy notes. Light sweetness but bitterness prevails. Light body and genuinely 'poundable' (hence the "All Day" title?). Medium light carbonation. A solid IPA, wish there weren't so many other things I wanted to buy when I was in Michigan, more of this would have been acquired. (647 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 5/5/12...

A: Pours a clean translucent light yellow. There is a full finger of pure white foam that settles fairly quickly over time. I'm only getting a bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is crisp, clean, slight citrus, and pine. It packs a punch for a 4.7% brew. There are way more hop characteristics than I would have expected.

T: Boom! Pine and Lemons! Wow. This is solid. It's super light and super flavorful. This has to be the king of session beers. It's just so damn light, and so damn flavorful.

M: Light bodied beer. The flavors are remarkable. It's super refreshing, clean, crisp, and delicious.

O: This is one of the best (if not the best) lower abv beers I've ever had. It's just so flavorful and drinkable. I could pound these stubby bottles all day, and that's the point. Heading home after a long day of work, and cracking this beer open on a hot summer night on the deck is something to look forward to. (941 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/18/2012 and 5/20/2012

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark yellow with a white frothy head. Poured nearly to the top of the glass so not much head action.

S: Floral with mild orange and grapefruit aromatics. Restrained hop profile. Some biscuity malt. Light but bright.

T: Grassy and clean with light orange and grapefruit rind notes. Bread is faint and biscuity with cracker notes. Smooth lower moderate bitterness and dry.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Very light and pretty simple, but very drinkable and quite enjoyable on this warm day. I'm glad I came back to try this again as I could hardly taste it after drinking a couple Double IPAs on Friday night. Though, All Day Pale Ale would be a more fitting name for this beer. (754 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours an orange color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A nice dry piney lemon lime citrus. Hints at subtle caramel malt.

(T)- Again, a nice piney citrus and subtle malt profile. Straightforward, but good.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Subtle citrus and caramel malt.

(D)- Its nothing to write home about, but definitely another solid IPA from the midwest. (412 characters)

Photo of cagocubs
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Founders.

A: Pour was fairly translucent copper with a thin white fuzzy head that broke down to splotches and a thin film.

S: Earthy hops, flower, pine, malt, grains, and citrus scents.

T: A nice balanced drink that has some juicy citrus sweetness to it, finishing with nice bitter hops without getting out of hand. A nice flavor complex of spice, hops, malt, and citrus.

M: Massively refreshing and easy to drink. Lighter body with complex warming and aftertastes. (486 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a light orange-yellow with a 1/2 finger head that slowly dissipates
S: Has a nice hoppy bite, pine and grapefruit, along with fresh light grain
T: Matches the mouth- hoppy with floral notes and light malt. Surprisingly long finish.
M: Light-bodied & crisp
O: Easy to drink, low abv yet packed with flavor make this a winner. I only bought one bottle to try it but will definitely be getting more. (442 characters)

Photo of Arborescence
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperance: Clear and pale, looks like a pils. Pours a one finger head, with evident carbonation; it recedes quickly.

Aroma: Refreshing hops, not too strong, not too weak. Some floral aromas.

Taste: Quite light, but nice and tasty hops. Fairly dry finish with some light hops in the aftertaste. Pleasant and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A very nice session ale. It hasn't been overdone, just a plain and simple, robust but light ipa. (481 characters)

Photo of KajII
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a cloudy light copper amber with a small (1 finger or less) white fizzy head that quickly diminished down to a very thin film and small collar with a minuet amount of spotty lacing.

The aroma was right up front with a spruce hop, some grain malts and a strong bitter citrus note (lemon peel and orange peel).

The taste was bitter from the word go with a nice strong hoppiness developing slowly and a harsh citrus peel note towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the strong hoppy taste left to linger for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice mild carbonation.

Overall a very good IPA with a great hoppy finish along with low ABV, make this an awesome everyday brew... (789 characters)

Photo of papat444
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to grub for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 02/28/12.

Appearance: A thick head at the beginning but rapidly decreases to a thin ring and doesn't leave much lacing. The tiny bubbles racing up in the pale gold body are nice to look.

Smell: Grassy, a bit catty and some vegetal tones. Surprisingly powerful aroma.

Taste: Vegetal hops, burst of grapefruit but the follow-up is lacking a bit. The hops do shine though a bit.

Mouthfeel: Body is light and it's very easy to drink but it's rather ordinary.

Overall: I love session and low ABV beers but this one doesn't fully do it for me. Definitely easy to put away a few but not engaging enough to make me want to. (686 characters)

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A) This is clear looking light amber, with a good amount of bubbles. A rather aggressive pour still yielded a rather small foamy head, that had minimal retention. No lacing noted.

S) Not a powerful aroma but a pleasing one. Faint citrus and lighter still pine surrounded by pleasing grains.

T) Very nice balance. Grapefruit, light pine and a little grass, blend together with a hint of sweetness and grain that bring it all together.

M) Rather light and well carbonated. Crisp, refreshing and smooth all wrapped up together. Finish and aftertaste are pleasant and clean. What an easy drinker this is....

O) While this is far from the beer nirvana that some of Founders other offerings provide a craft drinker. It is clearly as advertised, one heck of a session ale. I could drink these on the patio all summer. Gladly recommended. (887 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

FOUNDERS All Day IPA

LOOK: Deep golden bordering on copper color, fine clarity, head dies down quickly but that may be the humid and hot weather.

SMELL: Herbal, citrus, pine, cat pee, hops.

TASTE: More herbal citrus, with a decent hop bite and medium to intense bitterness. Pine. Leafy, earthy, hoppy. Malt body does just enough to balance, pale malts and possibly caramunich or caramel.

FEEL: Lighter bodied for a ipa, small bite, good carbonation.

OVERALL: All day baby. All day. Solid IPA, always welcome ontap or the fridge. Would pair nicely with a spicy curry or some Mexican food. (592 characters)

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Libbey stout.

A: Pours a glowing light orange with a decent white head. A little bit of retention and lacing.

S: Nice mild grapefruit and sweet, grainy malt in the nose.

T: Weak grapefruit with some mild bitterness and spiciness at first, followed by a big, lasting dose of sweet, coarse grain.

M: Very fine carbonation, almost medium-bodied.

O: Decent pale ale. Weak hops in the taste redeemed slightly by a nice grainy malt backbone. (473 characters)

Photo of ahq514
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into english pint glass.

Pours a clear gold color that you can read through. Great clarity. Thinnish, white head. Appears to have moderate carbonation.

Light aroma. Get mostly pine hops, with a dash of grapefruit citrus hops thrown in. Light, toasty caramel malt background.

The caramel malt comes through first, although fairly light. Vibrant pine and citrus comes through. Lightly bitter, but not overly so. A slightly acidic note comes through from the carbonation.

Fairly light in body for an ipa. Moderate carbonation as expected. Extremely drinkable.

This beer is exactly as advertised. If you want a low alcohol, flavorful session beer, this is what you've been looking for. Fairly well balanced. They did a nice job of making sure the bitterness of the hops didn't overshadow the malt. I probably could throw back a 6er of this in a night. (878 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light bronze in color. Maybe just a little haze. Good bubbling, nice head and foam.

Rsiny, citric ip bitterness aroma with some cracker, toasted malt aroma. Hop dominatnt for sure. Crisp and clean too.

Grapefruit and lemon peel bitterness to the point of being a little metallic. A little toasted, water cracker malt in the middle. But mostly astringent mouthfeel with a little metallic twang.

Easy to drink and refreshing. Had one after mowing the lawn today. (472 characters)

Photo of herman77
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/2/12

A: Medium honey/gold. Really good clarity, small white head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice zesty citrus and lemon nose. Some sweetness as well. Kind of reminds me of double trouble in a way. Smells way stronger than I thought it would, really surprised by that.

T: Lemon and light pine hops. A bit of grapefruit and just a hint of sweetness. Not much of an aftertaste and it dies off pretty quick as to be expected with a sessionable IPA. Still lots of flavor packed in here.

M: Light body, average carbonation.

O: Of course this is very easy drinking, they definitely accomplished that. A good amount of hops and flavor and the nose is fantastic. For what it is, I think Founders did a great job as usual. (721 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear crimson body with very slight golden hue with a somewhat thin white head with little lacing. Floral, citrus (orange and pineapple) and pine aroma. Flavor is a touch tangy with mild malt presence with more of the same from the aroma in the flavor with the floral hops coming across more grassy. Lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall the hop profile is complex which is accentuated by the mild malt presence. (436 characters)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.