Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,145
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 217
Gots: 1,642 | FT: 12
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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 HamdenHector
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; very nice lacing;

S: really nice; strong; pine with some tropical fruit;

T: as with most session IPAs, the flavor doesn't stand up to the aroma; a little earthy, a little pine, a little tropical fruit - just not enough of anything; no noticeable malt character; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: for a session IPA, this is as good as I've had;

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy copper/amber colour.

Sweet, slightly floral nose with bits of honey. The hops are prevalent, but not very strong.

Lots of floral/citrus hops taste, but not too intense of bitter. Leaves the mouth a little dry from the bitterness (like grapefruit rinds). Slightly malty and mid-bodied. Very easy drinking (especially on a sunny day).

Would I buy it again? Yes.

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a packaged date of August 2015 from Tom at the 2015 Albino Skunk Music Festivaal.
Good head over an Amber body.
This has only moderate strength aroma but a strong hoppy flavor.
Hoppy aroma with an earthy-herbal-grapefruit flavor.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.

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

On tap at Coffee District. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear copper body. Nice white head. Laces well with a medium collar.

Smell - Grassy and piney hop. Not a hop bomb, but there isn't a ton of malt to mask it. Slightly grainy.

Taste - Grassy hops again. Some grapefruit sprinkled in. Biscuit malt. Moderately bitter in the finish, but it's more of a sustained hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Drinkable. Just enough of a flavor and body to stave off wateriness.

Overall - Not my favorite hop profile, but it's a very well made beer. This wouldn't be impressive if it weren't so small.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden-amber pour, clear, with a bubbly white head that receded to a ringlet; dots of lacing on the glass. Basic aroma of citrus pith and distant biscuity malts. Similar taste, a biscuity malt base overlaid with citrusy, pithy hops, mild but lasting bitterness. Nothing new here, but nothing wrong with that. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable, good for the summertime. Sessionable? Sure, it's nice and goes down easily. But I'll take a Centennial or a Double Trouble over this any day.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After pouring into a glass, this beer just looks great. Light golden hue with a decent head. I was a bit wary when the smell hinted at too much citrus but the actual taste was great. Low alcohol gives the ingredients a nice venue to be shown off. I loved the hopes with hints of grapefruit but not being overpowered by it. It was just so nice to have a flavorful yet clean IPA. Any downside this beer has is that it feels a little light, like with the flavor there should be more character to the beer. Overall I was very impressed and would definitely recommend.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Clear Golden Color, Minimal 1/4 head that Dissipates Quickly, Moderate Lacing that remains Through-Out the Pint.

SMELL: Mild Scents of Citrus, Malt, and Hops, Hint of Lemon and Grapefruit, Nothing Over-Powering

TASTE: Smooth, Faint Malt & Lemon Citrus Flavor, Minimal Hoppiness and Bitterness,

FEEL: Refreshing, Good Amount of Carbonation, Faint Dryness on the Swallow

OVERALL: NOTHING about this IPA jumps out at you...EVERY Part of the Experience is "OK" but never GREAT......Would make for a Good "Session Ale" if you were planning on having 4 or 5. but If you are looking for a SPECIAL beer or a "UNIQUE Drinking Experience"...this would NOT be it.

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Photo of Scrapss
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle to a cheater pint.

A: dark orange with a 1 finger head that dissipated into a 1 mm collar. Clear with minimal carbonation.

S: Bitter oranges, sewery pale euro hop. Children's chewable aspirin. Some light pale malt sprinkles through. yeast was for one purpose.

T: Follows nose, and is mildly interesting. Has that elevated Heineken thing going on, not a bad thing...just "that's the thing" going on. bitter orange and tangerine and a hint of modern hops like Mosaic.

M: medium fullness, kinda tart citrus. The aftereffect is pure strange bitter orange and baby aspirin. Very strange.

O: This is a fairly well regarded brew, and at 4.7 ABV you could certainly drink a ton of it. It is pretty good, but only a can and a summer day would warrant its use, IMO. Far better than BMC for that purpose.

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Photo of ADZA
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a sessionable IPA by all means it pours a golden hazed hue with a one finger head that stays and leaves a rim of lacing the smell is straight out pineapple and citrus with a hit of pine,the mouthfeel is light bodied but for an all day beer it makes total sense and has tastes of pineapple first up which is very prolific followed by a smack of fresh citrus intertwined with a small cameo of toffeeish malts and the cameo Is short but just like the name says its an all day IPA and to be honest funnily enough I could drink it all day cheers.

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Photo of wilgenb1
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For someone who isn't a fan of IPA's, this was a contradiction. Light body but still plenty of hopp flavor. Goes down smooth to allow more consumption

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Photo of Dave1999
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a small foamy looking white head.

This beer smells very nice, citrus hops, lemons and grapefruit.

The taste is bitter, with a citrus flavour similar to the smell. The only thing is the flavour is too light and quite watery.

The mouthfeel is very light low to medium carbonation.

I like the idea of this beer but it doesn't hold up to most good ipa's a couple of percent abv stronger. The flavour is too weak and the body too light. Glad I tried it but doubt I will probably not purchase again.

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Photo of Kerrybuthod
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As good as double jack which I love but a very different taste. It's hard to describe but I would say a strong fruit flavor rather than pure hops. Founders brewery never disappoints and I look forward to trying more from their collection. One of the best beers for the price. Could certainly be called a session beer.

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Photo of TTAmod
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Cavanaugh's in Chicago, IL.

A: Slightly hazy medium-orange beer. Thick white head, although it dissipates quickly.

S: Smell is of your usual IPA....lots of tropical notes with a touch of grass and herbal in the background.

T: Like a lot of the session IPAs, the hop flavor is up-front and very strong. Lots of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. There's a touch of metallic taste and bitterness on the back end. Very light cracker malt is overpowered by the strong hop profile.

M: As typical with this style, the body isn't very heavy at all. This beer goes down really quick...which I guess is the point of this type of IPA.

O: In my opinion, DayTime IPA is the better beer, although this is very good.

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Photo of iadler
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy gold with a one finger head that leaves a few lines of lacing behind.

S- Citrus notes upfront with lemon, lime and grapefruit zest. Pineapple, peach, herbal hops and a bit of toasted malt follow after. Quite aromatic for such a small beer.

T- Lemon, lime and grapefruit with some herbal hops, grass, and a hint of toasted malt. There was some unpleasant metallic taste at the finish.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a light body that is very crisp and bubbly.

O- The beer is quite drinkable, however, the metallic taste and high carbonation prevented me from wanting to drink a few in one sitting.

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Photo of teromous
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A bit hazy, medium shade of gold, good visible carbonation, with a nice standing white head. There is some lacing but not a lot.

S: It has a nice fresh hop scent. There's a good dose of citrus grapefruit smell, along with some of that funky cat pee smell (love it or hate it). In any case it does have a lot of aroma and it does smell fresh. I wouldn't say it's as fresh or clean as it could be, but it's very good.

T: There's a bit of that catty flavor right off the bat. The citrus really isn't there, like it was in the scent. There's a bit of acorn flavor to it. It might sound weird but if you ever ate one as a kid you might know what I'm talking about. There's some pine resin in there as well.

M: The mouthfeel is good. The beer finishes up pretty clean, but the bitterness lingers around for a good while as expected. This has a good dry mouthfeel.

O: I think the beer has good hop flavor and aroma, which is what you're really looking for in a beer like this. I'm not a fan of these particular flavor choices, but it's good in a pinch when looking for a hop fix. It's also nice to have the option of having a beer with this low of ABV. For that fact alone, I could see myself buying a few of these.

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Photo of Bogart2930
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A solid crusher. Not the the hoppiest thing ever but the session is kind of nice. This things great in cans for the beach or the boat. Also won't scare your non craft friends away.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders. Poured into a tall almost pilsner style glass. Golden amber color with zero real head poured. Good aroma of hops but not really citrus or piney but almost fruity type hop aroma. Fairly hop forward but pretty light. Like the hops. The back end falls apart a little for me. Lighter mouthfeel. Not bad overall.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured out as a nice looking clear golden yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off some really nice hoppy citrus aromas. The taste of the beer was citrusy and bitter but not overwhelming at all. The mouthfeel was light and rather refreshing, definitely a session beer for sure. Overall this beer is one that you could drink several of and not get too filled up from it. It's a good brew sure to please many people.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottle dating has this about one month old.

A: A medium golden color with some orange tints to it. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Tropical fruits and citrus, some bread and grass notes.

T: Lots of fruit up front with tropical and citrus notes. Mango, pineapple, some tangerine and fresh cut grass. Some slight bready sweetness sits there, but ever so slightly. This beer really has very little malt and very little body to it. Finish is crisp and clean with some bitterness but not overly so. I was getting a funky taste at the end that was a bit off putting, almost a metallic type taste.

M: Thin, crispy, lack of malt makes it very light.

O: A good session brew, but the lack of body and malt leaves it very one dimensional. For a session beer it's good, but for an IPA it lacks.

A solid beer but far from spectacular.

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Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden in color. Clear. Forms a small white head that quickly reduces to not much more than a ring around the edge. Some light lacing. Aroma is pretty good: lots of tropical hops and juicy citrus with just a bit of pale malts. Unfortunately the taste isn't nearly as good as the aroma. The malts are rather low and while the hops are certainly present, they almost seem out of place. It's not that the beer is lacking balance, it's just the the hops just don't taste as great as they smell. Body is thin with a bit of a spicy feel in the mouth. Mild-to-moderate bitterness. Overall, something just seems off with this beer. I love hops and this beer has plenty of them, but the lack of an appreciable malt backbone does nothing for them. Sure, it's easier to drink than most IPAs, but I really just wouldn't want to.

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Photo of bobhits
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

The problem with most IPA? Of course they're too thick heavy and malty. Who wants to drink a meal in a glass if they don't have to? The problem with less malty IPA's? yeah they're bitter as hell and undrinkable.

Now bring in the "session" IPA. Beers with abv well over the session level and less malt with likely a bit of dry hopping and here we go.

The crystal clear body, minimal lacing, all boring in the looks department.

The nose is hoppy, citrus and well malt free.

Here's the thing, the beer is tasty as hell. Yeah caramel malt is there so far hidden that it's amazing. The one issue is the beer is more acidic than hoppy. Did founders find a way to make this into acid rain to make this week? I can't tell. I still like it.

I love an IPA without malt thickness! This is wonderful to drink!

This is a solid IPA and I love the lower abv and lower malt. It is no go to from stone which kills this one all day everyday but it's good.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've been enjoying Session IPAs of late and was looking forward to having this one purchased on a recent road trip to Michigan. Nice bitterness, pleasant aroma but perhaps a little weaker in overall flavour than I've had in other offerings in this style. Overall, a good example of the style that I would purchase and drink again. More proof to my tastebuds that one cannot go wrong with an offering from Founders.

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Photo of Miller138
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle
nice straw gold color, good head retention w/lacing. Nice light body and mouth feel, without being too thin.
Starts with a biscuit/bread character with some pleasant, mild fruity esters from the yeast. Well balanced and a hop bitterness takes over and lingers at the end. There is a slight metallic character at the finish. Overall, this is a nice beer

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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