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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

3,508 Ratings
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Ratings: 3508
Reviews: 584
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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Danny1217

Florida

3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with a slight orange tint. A small head of white foam with medium retention and lacing.
A nice, mild citrus and floral hop aroma. Slightly piney.
The taste is more mild than the aroma. Very little malt presence and a good dose of citrus hops.
Very light body, as is expected from the name and the low ABV. The beer goes down smoothly and I feel ready to have another beer as soon as I'm done.

Overall it is a solid pale ale, but my main problem is that it's not an IPA! As I am rating to style and this just doesn't meet the expectation I have when something is listed as an American IPA, I can't give this any better of a rating. My other problem with this is the price. It costs just as much as Centennial IPA, Founders Porter, and Dirty Bastard. At this price I don't see why I would ever buy this again when other good pale ales are being sold for cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 16:27:31 | More by Danny1217
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imintune2

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

NOTE: i found it difficult to review this beer relative to others of its style. a seemingly-average rating does not do justice to what i believe to be a "true" session ale.

A: light amber with a thin layer of head. very minimal lacing.

S: citrusy hops, bready notes

T: it's impressive how much refreshing hoppiness is packed into this IPA. the taste is neither lacking nor awe-inspiring... it simply is.

M: light body with light carbonation and a pleasantly sweet (and yes... light) aftertaste.

O: with minimal bitterness (42 IBUs) and low ABV, this a perfect IPA to enjoy with disregard for your inhibitions. maybe it's just the label (an old Woody with a canoe strapped to the roof heading down some pleasant country road)... but i would very much like to be outside under a warm sun right now.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 01:11:52 | More by imintune2
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Bakerwine

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best part of this simple and pleasantly drinkable beer is the color - it's really lovely, with copper and deep straw/yellow/orange notes and a just bright, slightly cloudy core.

The nose is familiar - we've smelled this before, haven't we? The hops are floral and fruity and seem a bit too calculated, but even though we know we're being pandered to, we still enjoy the smells of lemon peel, purple flowers and banana skin.

Palate is underwhelming - just a touch of the florarlity and citrus - the bitter notes are actually balanced and stimulate the palate, which saves this beer in the mouth

Very pleasant and richly textured in the mouth with good energy and creaminess - a positive to this beer

The finish is simple, which is what you expect. I would drink this again, if someone else was buying.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 00:23:33 | More by Bakerwine
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Jammies

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a golden orange with a thin layer of foam that disappears but remains sticky

S-very citrusy. smells delicious

T-a bit thin on the flavor

M-thin and a little watery

O-a little disappointed. it could be deemed a session beer, but for the price, i'd rather stick to miller or coors.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 19:39:44 | More by Jammies
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - golden yellow pale in color. About an inch of foamy suds after an aggressive pour. Zero lacing and head retention to speak of.

S - Piney, earthy, grassy, weed, bong water, faint citrus notes.

T - Big flavor for the low alcohol content. Tastes more like a standard IPA than this session ale. Nice hoppy profile to start, some sweetness, followed by an overly dry finish. This has a weird weed flavor to it. It seems a little off. Not as clean an crisp as I would have wanted.

O - A little disappointed in this one. They sell this as a session ale (4.7% alcohol) for the same price as the full throttle Centennial IPA. What gives? I'll take a pass on this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 22:20:11 | More by andrewjraab
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krausenman

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer was served from a bottle dated 9/13/12.

A-The beer poured a slightly hazy dark golden color and was capped with a lacy white head.

S-Fantastic...This beer smells like an IPA with tropical fruit, orange & grapefruit zest aromas dominating the nose. In the background is a slight pine/herbal/grass aroma.

T-Little malt flavor with a background of graininess. Initially, there is a slight bubblegum and tropical fruit flavor that immediately begins to fade. The bitterness is somewhat domineering in that it overcomes any malt sweetness. The hop flavor lasts after you swallow coating the tongue. The bitter hop flavor is slightly harsh.

M-The carbonation is light to medium and the beer has a lighter body.

O-The aroma of this beer of awesome but the accompanying beer is average. It was a lighter body session ale but it wound up being somewhat average in the end overall for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 01:00:45 | More by krausenman
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Head retention is on the weak side but some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is very citrusy with a healthy dose of grass thrown in as well. Pineapp/mango tropical citrus is what really jumps out. Not much in the way of malt at all; maybe a little bit of caramel.

Taste is extremely hop forward as well. The same tropical citrus that was present in the aroma is there but it falls off rather quickly leaving a moderate to high bitterness. Really no malt at all which is a shame along with a very watery mouthfeel.

Overall, I like the attempt by Founders to make a session IPA but I feel the style just doesn't work all that well. The hops really overpower everything plus the price is just too high to really session.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:24:40 | More by rangerred
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear pale orange colour with a decent size head. Head is not particularly dense. Tiny bit of yeast left in the bottle.
S: Boat loads of passionfruit. Bit of grapefruit and apricot.
T: Nice hop flavour. A bit of passionfruit and citrus but are very subdued, maybe by it's watery mouthfeel.
M: Very thin and watery.
O: A bit disappointing. Nice hop character but the lack of any malt backbone make it too thin and watery, even for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 07:21:46 | More by Hoptron_3000
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JohnQVD

New York

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored, slightly cloudy, with a razor-thin head. Smell is floral, with some papaya and mango. Taste is light, with some citrus notes and an aspirin-like lingering bitterness. Feel is somewhat insubstantial with medium carbonation.

Overall, this isn't bad for a light summer session beer, but I think it could be more than it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 22:47:03 | More by JohnQVD
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottle date: 7/30/13)

A: Deep blonde with a copper tinge. Nice lacing.

S: This smells pretty good. It is a different smelling IPA. The citrus-pine smells of this is blended quite uniquely.

T: The pine here is not good tasting and mostly, "Bleh." I can't place the exact flavor profile of the pine and malt here, but it just seems to be the bad side of pine bark.

M: Thin, not very prickly or coarse.

O: Eh, this IPA is not my bag. There is something about session IPAs that kind of takes all the fun and taste out of a good ABV. They are like the diet soda of IPAs, some people like them but not everybody. If I'm going to be drinking a beer, I want it to be full flavored.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 21:35:29 | More by gillagorilla
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FosterJM

California

3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

1699th Review on BA
Bottle to Founders tulip
12oz

Thanks to BA Kundog18 for the RS gift

App- A darker orange with some golds around the edges. A little bit of a dense center. A small 1" off white head. A semi decent cling on this one.

Smell- A bit faded from being from July but still retained a nice bit of hops, very dry and herbal. A bit like a orange peel sitting in a cut field.

Taste- I get traces of this of this one being good. It was a bit of hop fade and oxidation. The hops are a bitter with the malts making this have a faded feel.

Mouth- Well it's a semi medium body with a medium carbonation. A fresh cut grass flavor remains with some bitter hops.

Drink- I will need to get a fresh bottle to go over this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 22:36:49 | More by FosterJM
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 2/20/12

Bottled 01/04/12

Sun-faded gold and honey color; aside from a minor haziness it has a pretty sheen. One finger of foam is capped by 1/3rd inch of soapy bubbles. The foam is gone quickly while the bubbles hang on longer. Lace is ok; some patches manage to catch.

The aroma finds notes of floral and grassy hops, pine, lemon and citrus zest, sugar cookies and a hint of honey. All this is well and good. Then, after sitting for a few minutes, overtones of hairspray creep in, and there's an occasional notion of cooked veggies (though low in the mix).

Thankfully the veggies aren't to be found come sippin' time. Though an ambiance of aerosol does exist, it's milder than in the aroma and the hops taste pretty much as they should - lots of pine with citric pith and peel and such. This is very dry throughout. The malt profile is more neutral here - it's clean and has only a mild cracker characteristic.

Light bodied and on the thin side. Neither is a bad thing (it's appropriate for the beer) but carbonation is fast and rather sharp, at least upfront, which makes for a biting drinking experience. Finishes dry with residual bitterness and a faint dusty biscuit note.

This is decent, but it's not something I'm likely to get again any time soon. That said, it's easily drinkable and I'm not one to complain about an IPA with a reasonable abv being available.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 06:07:36 | More by Ryan011235
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KajII

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 22:15:45 | More by KajII
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 13:21:17 | More by Celtics76
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark gold with a medium very persistent rocky head. Smell is huge grapefruit hops. Taste is much the same as the smell. Big grapefruit hops and little else. I think it's a nice smell but for the flavor it needs more malt to add some backbone. Unbalanced. This is why IPA's typically have higer ABVs. Medium to light bodied and very well carbonated. Very drinkable but overall the concept isn't working too well for me. I like the idea of hoppy session beer. But maybe this is a little too hoppy or a little too weak.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 23:39:54 | More by burnstar
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured this AIPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light amber color, produced an average white head , featured average retention and average lacing. The aroma consisted of biscuit malt, pine and citric grapefruit. Medium bodied, there was a foundation of sweet malted grain, toffee and an average amount of piney hops- citric grapefruit as well. Overall its an entry level IPA it is what it says it is...a session beer. It will do the trick, but there are much better IPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:18:29 | More by GossageBrewery
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Huffs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a tan head with moderate retention and lacing. Appearance was a golden honey, slight haze. Aroma was hoppy with citrus, pine and grain mixed in. Nice taste with strong hop and citrus on the front with a little malt on the back. Mouthfeel was light, almost water like, with a grain aftertaste.

Serving type: can

09-02-2013 23:13:25 | More by Huffs
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Wadsey

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

All Day IPA

Served in New Belgium tulip

A: Pours clear pale gold with modest head that has little retention. No lacing. Modest effervescence. 

S: Ripe fuzzy fruits, especially peaches, some resin, instant tea, and biscuity malts. An unexpected note of strawberry. I'm tempted to say grapefruit, but I never quite get there.

T: Tongue disappoints. Light, general fruit joins stronger resin. Malts taste more toasty. Relative bitterness is strong. Finish is bitter and grainy. 

M: Light body and medium-light carbonation. Out of the growler the beer drinks as though it were on cask. 

O: All Day IPA drinks packs quite a bit of smell and taste for being a lower ABV beer. It feels a little too "on the fence" though, meaning it isn't quite a session beer or a proper IPA. Still, it is quite drinkable due to its simplicity and lower ABV. 

Serving type: growler

06-22-2011 01:21:56 | More by Wadsey
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jsulko

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a gold color with decent white head.

Smell is of a citrus IPA with a little pine. Not malty at all.

Taste is a bit of a letdown. Tastes like a solid IPA that had some extra water added to it.

Know what they were going for but it is just a miss for me. I would rather have less of bettter than this alternative.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:03:48 | More by jsulko
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ehammond1


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

Clear golden orange with a very small bone-white head that doesn't last long. This leaves the glass nearly clean on the way down.

The best part of this beer is it's aroma and it consists of pine and grapefruit hop aromas, along with a bit of biscuit.

Very simple, drinkable IPA. This is not hugely flavorful, but what's here is nice. There's mild grapefruit and pine, cracker and biscuit, and some grass elements.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A very simple, straightforward, boring low ABV IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 00:20:32 | More by ehammond1
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Viperonetwoone

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 23:34:24 | More by Viperonetwoone
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utopiajane

New York

3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a little cloudy, yellow with a thin head and no retention. No lace, a little yeast floating on top. It doesn’t look like much. The nose is big. Crisp with citrus, spice, tangerine, hay , floral and a even a little lemon. Good pine and resin. There’s a touch pale malt and only a very little bread. Some caramel sweetness as it opens up. Catty as it warms. Taste is really terrific for a very light beer. This has a low abv but it smells and tastes like a big beer. Citrus and floral. The hops pronounce the drink delicious and and stay with it all the way through. There is a just a little grain and bread and a decent bitterness. Some yeast and sour grapefruit. Body is a little thin and has brisk carbonation.Slightly bitter and slightly dry in the finish. This is a good session beer just like it promises. Low in alcohol so you can drink it all day and low in calories too. Has plenty of flavor and was satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 13:47:30 | More by utopiajane
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lochef81

Michigan

3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A simple beer all around. Pours a nice golden amber color with a decent head that sticks around for a nice amount of time. Smells of your typical IPA elements; grapefruit and pine. The taste though is very simple. There is a forward push of hops and citrus notes but very little behind it. The initial taste is very enjoyable but quickly turns to a bitter, astringent flavor that is vaguely reminiscent of(what I can only describe as) feline urine. Its not a horrible beer but definitely not what I expect from a brewery like Founders. Would purchase again only in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 03:59:42 | More by lochef81
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Jesse13713

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of the "Glass of the Month" at Winking Lizards in Fairlawn, Ohio.

Appearance - A transparent golden color. It has average lacing with little to no head.

Smell - Aromas of flower and pine. A slightly bitter and hoppy smell.

Taste - Tastes more bitter and hoppier than I had anticipated. Notes of light pine and citrus. It is very fruity, but I can't exactly pinpoint a specific fruit that it tastes like. Quite a complex build in terms of fruity flavor. It also has a yeasty and bread-like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Quite malty with many floral notes. Good to sip and enjoy. It can be a little too bitter at times. It is medium to light bodied. Not one of my favorite offerings from Founder's.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2011 16:58:26 | More by Jesse13713
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weizenbob

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This 12 ounce bottle was purchased at Meijer in Ludington, MI ($7.99/six-pack on sale). It was bottled January 4, 2012. Weighing in at 4.7% ABV and 42 IBUs this sounds a lot more like an APA than an IPA, but then again, it is a blurry line that distinguishes the two styles. I popped the cap and poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.

The pour yields a finger of ivory head that dissipates rapidly but never fully disappears. Lacing teases in a couple of spots but fails to manifest in a significant fashion. The brew is light copper in color and crystal clear. A fair amount of carbonation is seen rising lazily up the middle of the glass. The clarity is attractive and there is nothing offensive in the look of this beer; but it is otherwise uninspiring to the eyes.

The aroma is wonderfully hoppy with tangerine-like citrus asserting itself beautifully. They must have dry-hopped the snot out of this. Beyond that there is not a lot of complexity; but they sure did cram a ton of fantastic smelling citric hops into the aroma.

Unfortunately, the flavor proves that the notion of a lower alcohol IPA is, as of yet, too good to be true. All Day IPA comes off as an unbalanced hop bomb. However, at 42 IBU the hopiness doesn’t taste all that aggressive. The flavor is resinous in a way that is akin to pine sap and citrus rind. There is little in the way of a malt bill to stand up to the hops, which is unsurprising given the brew’s gravity. As such it tastes very watery. The finish is dry with moderate bitterness lingering on the tongue. A bit of added crystal/caramel malt would have done wonders here, but would probably have bumped the ABV even further beyond “session” level than it already is. As is, it tastes akin to hop water.

The feel, though light for an IPA, is inoffensive. The body is light. The carbonation level is fairly low. It drinks nearly as easily as water. The only barb is the resinous hop oil that manages to coat the tongue and mouth. It lingers for a long time, begging for some crackers and sharp cheese to scrub it away. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, this is a confusing little beer. Ignoring that it’s technically beyond the ABV limit for a session ale, the relatively low gravity means that there is little malt to stand up to the fairly nice hop additions to this beer. It smells great and has an inoffensive feel, but flavor is what really matters. This beer, though not bad, feels more like a gimmick than a serious stab at a respectable brew. I do think that it has a slight edge over Founders’ Dry Hopped Pale Ale, but it is miles away from their excellent Centennial IPA.

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The Two-Schlitz Scale: (reference my profile for an explanation)
I do not give a Schlitz for Founders All Day IPA. Incidentally, Schlitz is also 4.7% ABV (and a better bargain).

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 21:44:37 | More by weizenbob
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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