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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,516 Ratings
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Ratings: 3516
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%


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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peabody

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out really bubbly and clear with a slight yellow tint. Two fingers of white suds adorn the glass. Not a lot of lacing.
Smell is piney hops and wonderful grapefruit hints with just a tad of malt sugar.
Taste is a slight pine tar with lemon peel and grapefruit rind. Quaffable as all get out.
Mouthfeel is very clean and not sticky at all. However there is a black pine bitterness that lingers in the palate for quite some time.
Overall this is a great beer. Great for lawn mowing. Great for frisbee golf. Great for fishing. Just great.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 21:06:25 | More by peabody
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CHickman

New York

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours crystal clear yellow gold color with a nice 1 finger foamy off white head that was full of small bubbles, which faded kind of quickly, leaving good foamy lacing. More like a pale ale than an IPA in looks, and surprisingly basic looking for a Founders beer.

The hop aromas jump out and smell very fresh up front, with citrus hops, piney hops, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, light caramel, faint toasted grains, biscuit, grassy herbs and mild spices; the smell has some floral hops as well and it’s a really nice, softy hoppy odor.

The flavor is just like the nose, but with a stronger malt presence; the taste is a combo of oily citrus hops, toasted grains, biscuit, piney hops/pine cone, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, light caramel, grass, herbs and mild spices like pepper and tea leaf. After a few sips it seems like the hops wear off and graham cracker or a little brown sugar come out for just enough grainy/sweet balance to make this incredibly easy to drink. Not a strong punchy, traditional IPA, especially compared to some of the other Founders hop-bombs, but this got the job done as a remarkable session beer.

It is very refreshing, light and crisp, with tight, fizzy carbonation, a very light body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that was just as much grain as it was hop. Could be the lightest feeling IPA that I’ve ever had, and I could drink the whole 6 pack in a sitting with no problem.

Overall a great beer that was too easy to drink; named perfectly, this is a definite session beer, however the only drawback is that it is lighter than expected as far as the flavor so that is the trade off. Either way, I’m glad this beer is available in NY now.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:48:14 | More by CHickman
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic Summer IPA! Founders has done a great job of putting together a great tasting, aromatic, low ABV IPA, perfect for a Summer afternoon! I love this beer and will seek it out in the future when looking for a refreshing beer to have on a hot day!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 18:00:56 | More by DenverHopHead
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 00:46:49 | More by jjboesen
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turbotype

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a few short comments for this AIPA. I will start off by saying, look at the name. All Day IPA. A session ale. I think Founder's hit a homerun on this one. This brew has all the points of any other mainstream India Pale Ale, but in a softer, chuggable format, due to lower ABV. I drink mine straight from the can, anytime, anywhere it's viable. Heck, even the can looks chill and relaxing. I can't imagine anyone who enjoys IPA's to say this is not exactly what the can says. If you go in expecting Pliny the Elder, you will be disappointed. BUT, if you go in expecting BMC lager, you will be pleasantly surprised and wearing a nice smile all day.

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 07:08:52 | More by turbotype
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at Winking Lizard. This was their glass of the month selection.

Poured a clear, light golden. A thin, off-white head clung a bit. Smell was hops superlative; bubble-gum, pine, pineapple (very tropical-smelling). Taste echoed the smell very nicely, with grapefruit and fresh-cut grass coming to the forefront. The malt body is very mild on this beer - mostly it tastes like a dry-hopped, light pale ale. Mouthfeel is very nice, lots of carbonation, yet smooth. Once again, I tasted it as light on the malts, but seemed suitable for what the beer was. Reminded me in spirit to Stone's Levitation Ale, but the dry-hop was much more successful, imo. Super easy to drink, and a darn enjoyable beer that appealed to the hop-head side of me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2011 18:35:52 | More by sixerofelixir
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betsona

Idaho

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at KBS day 2011. Served in a 16oz nonic.

A- Golden straw color with finger of white head. Head dissipates into light lacing. No lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation. Nice to see an IPA with a lighter color.

S- Strong bright citrus hop is the prominent smell. Has some piney qualities that come through with a sweet malt backbone. All three compliment each other well.

T- Sweet fresh grapefruit flavor hits at the start. Quite bitter, but balanced out with a piney grass flavor. Some toasted malt, balances out for a smooth flavor.

M- Light body with good carbonation for an IPA. Lingering bitterness accompanied with sweet flavor on the cheeks.

D- A very drinkable IPA. A low abv of 4.8%, makes this a joy in the IPA category. I was told that Founders is in the process of bottling it, and if it is the right price, I just found myself a perfect summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 20:00:48 | More by betsona
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ryantho00

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice gold, hazy orange hue with a 2nice finger initial that settles to a full silky lacing that coats the glass. When I inhale this beer, I get a full blast of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, more citrus, hops and some underlying malt. This is a really nice tasting brew and could easily become my 'everyday' beer if I had one! Right upfront I taste citrus (pineapple, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, and either apple, or watermelon); hops (not overpowering, actually blended perfectly), some pine, and a slightly herby flavor that gives way to short ending of toasted malts and fresh grass, a little dryness to at the end. Very well balanced beer, as always from Founders never disappointed. Alcohol is well hidden, has a nice medium mouthfeel with a quick crisp, dry finish that leaves your pallet wanting more!

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 03:36:28 | More by ryantho00
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a dark yellow hue with little lacing and not much retention.
S. The aroma consists of citrus, floral and pine from the hops.
T. The taste I get in this beer is some citrus and floral hops, but I mostly taste pine throughout the beer and get a mix of pine and citrus in the aftertaste.
M. A nice easy to drink IPA that has a smooth consistency to it.
O. A very nice IPA to enjoy when you feel like something that tastes very good, but is lower in alcohol than most IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 02:45:46 | More by DannyDan
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datalager

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised...in a good way!

Looks like an orange colored American IPA. Pleasant pale ale smell, with expected citrus and piney goodness. Great bitter flavor. Slick yet bitey mouthfeel. Is it the best IPA out there...no. But 4.7%?!?!? Given the diminutive caloric hit, and a smaller liver jab than a pair of Tylenol, this beer is awesome!!! My new default IPA in the fridge. Did I say awesome?

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 15:08:17 | More by datalager
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mattbk

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Mostly clear, just slightly hazy. Dark golden. Pretty much perfect color for an IPA, would have preferred a shade lighter and a little hazier. Carbonation very low, almost absent.
S: Nice combination of citrus, pine, grapefruit, orange. If I had to guess I'd think Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial. Very nice. Super clean, very fresh.
T: An IPA all the way, but very clean and noticably absent malt character. More of the same flavor: grapefruit, pine, light citrus. Super clean. Bitter definitely. This is not a a pale ale - it is most definitely an IPA. Maybe just a bit grapey. Really no malt character to speak of, but I can't complain. THe very smooth yeast character makes this sessionable, as advertised. I think they hit on exactly what they were going for here. The bitterness may make it just a little less sessionable, but again, minor complaint. Very nice job.
M: A medium-light to medium mouthfeel. There is some body here. This makes the beer certainly an IPA. If it were lighter it would be more sessionable, but then it wouldn't be an IPA. I like it.
O: This is the standard by which "session IPAs" should be judged. I've had others and they really aren't close. This beer makes me think a bit. Which I like. Another hit from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:04:56 | More by mattbk
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lindsaylandeen

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had All Day in a bottle and on tap. It has a sunset color to it and the aroma is fantastic. I'm not much of an IPA drinker but what I have realized is the IPA i do like are more floral. This is one of them. I had it on tap and now I have picked it up for "all day" events time and time again. Great IPA!

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 20:06:27 | More by lindsaylandeen
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C_Reid_S

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have this for breakfast, most work-weeks long. It's either this or some ridiculous Double IPA that makes me want to remove my intestinal tract around lunch-time... for whatever reason [not liking most piss mainstream 'beer'], this light, crisp refreshing brew is suitable for every hour, day.

Something about the sharp, cheap punch combines with possibly a de¢ent, hippity of hop-like spurt. Without punching you in the face.

The artwork, PERFECT; some beat-down, wood-paneled station wagon meandering down this perfectly-manicured suburban [dirt?] road. To nowhere. From nowhere. Just sipping away, all day, this beer.

And then, Monday morning comes around, zero miles padelled, we'll fret. [6]

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 00:16:43 | More by C_Reid_S
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 20:00:31 | More by puboflyons
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davey101

Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:36:25 | More by davey101
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StJamesGate

New York

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bright mandarin with white cap of foam that fades but crusts and.
Knockout fresh tangerine, hop leaf, and orange hard candy nose.
Mango and faint sugar cookie up front, then resin, citrus and pine needle hops.
Dried pineapple finish and sharp drying linger.
Light to medium, crisp, some chew.

6/26/14 expiry date, so the outside edge of freshness.

Citrus to the max. Clean, snappy and juicy, though a little thin, but that's to be expected, and delivers a solid dose of C hops (though not as many as the nose promises, tbh.) Not quite hoppy enough to compete with some IPAs, which is reflected in the taste score, but impressive for the strength, which is shown in the overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:05:14 | More by StJamesGate
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a pint glass.

A - Pours with a finger of white foam that settles to a thin haze, thicker collar, and a few spots of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Citrus zest, some dankness and earthy pine, and as it warms caramel and faint brown sugar notes. Pretty potent for only 4.8% (I would have guessed 6-7% based on flavor, not alcohol presence).

T - Nice grapefruit bitterness, light kiss of sweet sugary malt, and a citrus sweetness at the back end. Present but restrained bitterness.

M - Extremely dry, with plenty of residual hop resins. Medium carbonation, medium body, with a slightly gritty texture.

D - The name is appropriate. I finished my pint in about 15 minutes. Carbonation is a bit too high for it to be a home run session for me, but it's at least a stand-up double.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 04:15:03 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New arrival to the market, 12/26/11 bottling. So old, I almost threw the sixer on the ground immediately. >_>

Bright saturated orange, a fingers width of foam on top, leaving behind a halo of lacing. Honeycomb patterned skim floats on the surface. Retention is good, it's head lingers for a few minutes.

Grapefruit rind, light floral hops, mild pale malt breadiness. Dry woody eucalyptus herbals surface after awhile.

Pleasantly balanced citrus and pale malt flavors, grapefruit pith and dry crackers. Ample hoppy bitterness delivered via a light bodied feel. Lingering herbal grassy notes. Honestly this reminds me of local favorite Daisy Cutter a little bit. Could easily finish off a six pack over the course of an afternoon in the shade.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:19:47 | More by emerge077
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A stunning amount of flavour for the 4% ABV listed on the chalk board at the pub attached to the brewery.

Bright golden colour with limited head and no lacing. Not a tremendous amount of body, but enough for mouthfeel to remain pleasant. An awesome "west coast" hop aroma with brilliant citrus notes. The flavour is heavily grapefruit oriented and truly delicious. A lingering bitter aftertaste completes this very tasty beer.

Definitely a stellar "session" ale!

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 21:43:04 | More by hopsolutely
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wingman14

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich yellow with a frothy white head that fades into lacing. Smell is fruity and sweet with the hop bouquet. A unique smell coming out that is very inviting. Taste has the subtle sweet and fruitiness, but the hop comes through in a big way, with a pine mixing in with the fruit notes. This is a lighter medium mouthfeel, a nice balance in flavors, good depth. Overall good flavor, a nice IPA that has no bitterness, and is very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:17:09 | More by wingman14
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vfgccp

New York

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:55:44 | More by vfgccp
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Finally, distribution of this new Founders brew to Indiana – I’ve been looking for it for quite some time. Cheers!

A: Solid gold with a spattering of white foam; looks more like fruit juice after a few seconds, due to the lack of retention and lacing.

S: Incredible amounts of hops for such a low-alcohol beer; dank pine, lemon, tangerine, and a scent of fresh-cut grass. A hint of toast follows, but this nose is mostly about that vibrant, hoppy character. Excellent.

T: Opens with succulent tastes of tropical fruits – mango, peach, and orange – and a bright sweetness of red apple and cherry. It’s a fresh, primarily fruity hop taste, but with enticing leafy, floral characters of rose water and lemongrass; as crisp and refreshing as you can get in a pale ale. Biscuit dough and cereal tastes fill out the palate as the hops die down. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent, showing only a subtle dryness, making that second sip of this lawnmower beer just as welcoming.

M: Thin, but that seems to be the point, so it’s not really disappointing. Gets a little worse at the bottom of the glass, once it’s warmer and less carbonated – just another reason to drink it down quick.

O: One of my favorites from Founders, and that’s saying something. This is a truly mouthwatering hop experience, but in a refreshing package that’s nothing but easy-drinking (though I do love those sticky, hoppy DIPAs). A beer that screams summer.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:33:06 | More by BarryMFBurton
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clean and clear light amber, with a light head of white foam. Attractive, but sparse lace.

Aroma is better -- a strong perfume of unabashed grapefruit hoppiness/happiness. Wonderful citrus and pine.

Taste is also wonderfully hop-centric, with a balance of deep, pungent citrus and a hint of spice. Finish is dry.

A wonderful session-worthy IPA that packs a superb hop wallop. Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 21:13:43 | More by secondtooth
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled sometime in July. Thank you, Eric/Brian!

A clear orange with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is chock-full of aromatic hops. There's orange, peach, tropical fruit (mango and papaya) along with a bit of a grassy hop character. Malt character is minimal, though there is a touch of biscuit present. Ultimately, this one's about the hops and it does shine.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, more than I was anticipating and for a beer this low in ABV, quite appropriate. My beef with most "session IPAs" is that the beers don't have enough of a bittering hop addition, making them feel rather watery. Not this one, though - with a pleasant bitterness with some welcome resin, the palate follows up with flavors of citrus and mango. Grapefruit peel bitterness lingers on the finish. There is a touch of malt, a little bit of biscuit and honey, that wonderfully counters the bitterness. Light in body with crisp carbonation, this beer is hands down one better low ABV hoppy beers I've had recently.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 05:40:33 | More by DefenCorps
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MCain04

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a 12 oz Bells Tulip glass.

A: Straw yellow, clear, 2 fingers eggshell white head, modest retention and lacing.

S: Very floral, grassy, piney, some citrus, grapefruit, unipe mango.

T: Sweet hop citrus notes, a little sourness, some piney floral notes, very little malt presence, taste is a little thin.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, but very easy drinking. Dry finish.

O: Good session beer if you like dry IPAs. The aroma is definitely the nicest part to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:30:40 | More by MCain04
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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