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: 5,987
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 214
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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 rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 12/20/11
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle carbonation pushing up a creamy beige head with big bubbles.

S- The green slightly pungent fruity hops have a full juicy character with some green grapefruit aroma in the finish. There is a cat pee and spicy quality that grows as the beer opens.

T- The green slightly pungent pineapple weed hops have a slight fruity green hop finish which takes on some herbal pungency as it lingers a bit.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a smooth beer with lots of full hops that are slightly juicy and slightly pungent adding nice complexity and very drinkable. (709 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a minimal pure white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine resin, wood, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Sometimes beer names don’t make any sense to me, but this one made perfect sense upon trying it. I had heard from another guy who had tried it the night before and raved about how good it was. I just kind of nodded my head and told him that was cool. Not really expecting much I brought it to my nose to find a very pleasant aroma going on here. Everything in it was very pronounced and was quite intriguing. Upon taking a sip I realized why Founders named it this. The flavors were all really nice and pleasant, but they were quite light which made this a beer that one could *gasp* drink all day. Really well done brew from Founders this time around as I would be more than happy to stock up on this to drink around the pool during the summer. I suggest you get this on your palate soon if you have not already. (1,189 characters)

Photo of n2185
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear honey with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: loads of citrus here. Pineapple and grapefruit with some pine notes as well. Smells amazing, especially for such a low abv beer.

T: lots of grapefruit and pine with some pineapple and grassy notes as well. Nice and earthy.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, dry, and clean. Quite drinkable for such a hoppy beer.

O: a great IPA, especially with such a low abv. I could definitely drink these all day. (536 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled 04/12/13.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient sudsy lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma that's just as citrusy as it is sweet. Oh man, that smells so good. All pine, grass and brown sugar. Barely any alcohol detected.

T- The taste tries to live up to the aroma but doesn't quite make it. There's more biscuity malt found along with the grassy hops but it makes for a good balancing act. The bitterness is not as high as expected. There are actually small notes of butter that complement the overall sweetness of the brew. Good hop burps.

M- Slightly sharp and semi-oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- So much better than Lagunitas Daytime, especially in the aroma department. (942 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Paul.

Appearance: Pale gold body with a slight haze, topped by a tightly packed inch of foam.

Smell: Mmm, pine and grapefruit, slight tropical fruit... Simcoe? Smells quite good. A little bit spicy, too. No malt to speak of here.

Taste & mouthfeel: Big hop flavors of grapefruit, mango and pine, little discernible malt character. Light-bodied, but not thin - feels fairly sturdy for the low ABV. Firm bitter finish, quite dry. Bitterness is very dialed in here, you could easily have a few of these without wearing down the palate much.

Overall: Great. Had this on tap last year in Chicago an thought it was excellent, and it's excellent from the bottle as well. (676 characters)

Photo of tubeyes
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hazy orange, min head, nice lace.
S lots of piney oily citrus hops.
T lots of citrus pine hops, strong hop oil, planty greatness with some grapefruit tart in there somewhere.
M great smooth drink, excellent carbonation, nice hoppy aftertaste.
O fantastic brew, thoroughly impressed by this glory of an IPA

Had on tap at OSDH in Denton, from beer journal 4/19/13. (365 characters)

Photo of spartanbj
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite beer from Founders. The color is a medium amber and is nearly perfect in its appearance and invites you to drink it. You can taste the hops immediately, but they do not over power your mouth. It reminds me of taking a deep breath of pine needles and being able to taste it. It isn't bitter and it doesn't fill you up. A great beer for summer, which is the intent. A shame summer doesn't last longer in these parts. (435 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A sessionable-IPA? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Whatever the case this one works on its own right as an enjoyable, dare I say refreshing brew.

It pours a light golden color. Aroma is crisp, sharp and hoppy. Smells good. Tasty, too, with a very clear, very clean flavor of citrus-grassy hops and a sharp bitterness on the finish. I’d have another. With it’s low ABV I’d have a couple! Fantastic brew. I really enjoyed it. (438 characters)

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The IPA that started it all for me. My intro into craft beers and IPAs. It will always have a special place in my heart! Absolutely love this beer. Super refreshing on a hot summer day!! One of the best session beers available. (227 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a bright vivid light golden yellow. light fluffy white head. little lacing but nice retention.

grapefruit, tons of grapefruit. nice light sweetness.

this is very hoppy and very citrus forward. this is hard to describe. i found this very one dimensional in terms of flavor. massive grapefruit from the hops. nice light grapefruit bitterness with a light sweetness. a bit dry in the finish.

very light, like massively light body. crazy easy to drink

this was amazing, i loved every sip. with the uber low ABV and stupid amount of hops, this is the jam and then some. (574 characters)

Photo of drned
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a drink - every - day IPA. It doesn't try to hard to be bitter, but it has flavor that an IPA enthusiast should appreciate. Not as floral as some other Founders offerings, this draft is worth a slow afternoon. (217 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: clear, light gold. Pretty frothy white head and some messy lacing.
smell: Huge for a "little" guy. Biting, bitter grapefruit with some citrus and floral notes softening the bite.
taste: Again, very big taste for a 1/2 IPA. Crisp and full flavored.
overall: Gotta confess, I'm a go big (DIPA) or go home guy. Give me HopSlam or Unearthly or 90 minute. Two hearted is about as "light" as I wanna go. But this is as well done a "small" IPA as I can imagine. (467 characters)

Photo of Chiefy770
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into an IPA glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: A modest white head forms above a golden amber body. The body is hazy but translucent. It looks very pleasant when held up to light.

Smell: Citrus drenched hops. Minor notes of bready grains.

Taste: The bitterness from the hops hits the tongue first. Pretty straightforward citrus notes... grapefruit in particular. Malts were there, just did not give off significant notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-Light body.

Overall: All Day IPA is a pretty straightforward IPA. The hops are not as wild as other varieties but they pack a clean, fresh punch that makes this beer enjoyable to drink. I would say this is a textbook example of a "weekend beer". (752 characters)

Photo of dfillius
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of white head with fair retention. Chill hazy golden color. Good looking. More head please.
S: Caramel, lime, pineapple, tropical fruit. Tempting, fresh, hoppy.
T: Tiny bit of bready sweetness up front mingles with a rush of bitter hops. Hops are piney, sulfurous allium, + some grapefruit to finish. Very rich hop conglomeration with the malt balancing well.
M: Full flavored for being 4.7%. As bitter as I'd want an IPA to be. West Coast levels of hops and not sweet. Just enough malt to balance.
O: Very glad I tried this one again, and glad that it's year-round. The best session-IPA of the year. I'd love another and will buy 6 again. (695 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this On tap at the brewery in the first week of April, 2011. Really enjoyed this beer, could session it easily.

A: Pretty semi clear orange color with a ring of foamy head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice citrus and tropical fruit hops with lemon bars to add sweetness. Almost like FFF in hop profile to me. Some fainter wheat malt in there as well. Refreshing.

T: Very flavorful for the ABV! Lemon grass, orange rind, nice malt backbone, and a crisp grassy hop end. An awesome session IPA.

M: Crisp and clean, light bodied. Very carbonated, a little too much for me, but it works.

O: Another great beer from Founders and one I would look for 6 packs of this summer if they release it (as I think they were planning to). (726 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. No bottling date can be seen.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white creamy head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright hop forward aroma with good citrus and floral hints. Citrus hops up front with hints of orange peel, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also some earthy hints of floral hops and grass. Soft bready malts in the background with hints of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Also a light hint of honey sweetness. A very nice juicy citrus aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a bright juicy citrus hop driven taste with some earthy grass. Solid taste of citrus esters up front with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also in the hop mix is some biting pine resin, grass, and floral hops. Solid backing of soft malt sweetness with a taste of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, yeast, and a slight taste of sweet honey. A very solid West Coast style tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly drying feel. Pretty smooth and crisp.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style session IPA. Very good citrus flavor. Impressive for the low ABV. (1,393 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I need this in my life. summer beer is usually so boring in the name of sessionability, and steers away from the hops I love. this one does not. its bright golden and clear with an inch or so of white head. the nose is gorgeous cut grass and citra hops, or something similarly fruity, with big grapefruit notes and a touch of lemon peel. the flavor is the same, lighter malt body, big bold hop flavor that avoids being overly bitter, but packs in just a ton of fresh hop flavor. it really in a brilliant brew, and the 4.7% is just about right, as the name suggests, for all day drinking. perfectly carbonated with aggressive bubbles, light but not watery on the body, and clean and refreshing in the finish. it wouldn't be quite sturdy enough for me during colder months, but this time of year I can think of very few beers I would rather get into. I like it ice cold right from the bottle the best, preferably on the boat. a beer drinkers summer beer. my mouth waters for this when its fresh and freezing, and there is nothing better on the golf course. (1,054 characters)

Photo of MadScientist
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a light haze.

S: A strong citrus hop aroma with some pineapple, tropical fruit notes. There is a moderate amount of a herbaceous, grassiness from dry hopping and just a slight bit of malt sweetness.

T: This is a great hop delivery device, with strong citrus and tropical fruit flavored hops and a moderately-strong hops bitterness. The isn't much in the way of malt, just a light clean sweetness. The balance is bitter with a dry finish.

O: A great take in a lower abv IPA which highlights the hops even more than a maltier strong beer would. (561 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A classic orange amber body, slightly opaque if maybe a hint of haze. Lots of sticking cola bubbles out of the pour which is a bronze gold, but then gives to small cola carbonation. Head makes barely two fingers, it struggles to reach it. But settles to a thin collar. Otherwise alright.

Nose has a nice muted and airy sense of pine scent, and a good mix of citrus zest grapefruit and orange. A real light crisp character. Quite refreshing. It comes off as weak, but for a light session bodied IPA this is right on target.

Quite effervescent and a sense of carbonation on first sip. Palate gives a supper clean finish, and a very big hop blast. Lingering airy pine, even a wet juice mix of mild citrus and a hint of dirt. Clean yet dirty. Orange juice, but with a big bitter hop pine punch on the finish. Lingering hop blast that goes on and on.

It's big, but it is not. It's bold but light. It's truly a session able IPA. I call it a hop head brew I could drink all day indeed. (1,036 characters)

Photo of jbraico
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Slightly cloudy and Golden color when poured. Smell of apricots/cloves(?) is present. Taste like fruit beer beer, but has a little kick to it when swallowed. I can see drinking this beer at a BBQ or when your outside by the lake relaxing.

Very happy I made this purchase. (272 characters)

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin ring of film.

Smells of pungent, fruity hops and an ever so subtle sweet malt behind it.

Tastes similarly with a mouthful of pine and lemon zest.

This is really what takes the cake. It's so light and easy going, it really seems out of place, but in the most delightful of ways.

I could, most certainly, drink this all day. (369 characters)

Photo of BB1313
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/4/12. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a classic gold, nice fluffy white head which eventually fades with nice lacing and retention. Smells great, lots of fruity dank hops. I'm picking up lots of pungent juicy ripe grapefruit and mango. Smells just as good or better than alot of great IPAs.. I could just imagine how good it smelled over a month ago. The flavors are nice, just dialed down a tad and somewhat fall flat, especially compared to the nose, but it's still really tasty. More fruity citrus, not too much pine. No malt. Reminiscent of a "westcoast" style IPA. Mouthfeel is nice, light carbonation, it's just the body is a little thin and weak, but that was expected. Alcohol is obviously unnoticeable and this truly is an all day IPA.. they named this one appropriately. Very refreshing..

Really nice beer here from Founders. Great aromas and flavors for such a small beer.. well done. (918 characters)

Photo of BeerRunner77
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great session beer. I've heard complaints that it can wreck your palate during a drinking session, but I haven't noticed that.

Just the right amount of hops for a session beer plus it's not too overwhelming with the alcohol % that you can have several at a sitting. (266 characters)

Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Never poured it out of the can. Smells super piney. Tastes just the same. Just a touch of bitter. So easy to drink. Exactly what it says it is. I could drink these all day at the beach. I might even be able to talk some of my cheap beer drinking friends to try this. Wow an IPA that is not over the top and is ok with itself. (325 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)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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