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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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795 Reviews
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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,143
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 217
Gots: 1,638 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Reviews: 795 | Hads: 6,143
Photo of BWED
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into Spiegelau.

A- Golden honey in color. Active carbonation. Off-white head retains at 1/4". Great lacing.

S- Aromatice citrus, pine, hint of toasted malt. Sweet aroma.

T- Citrus peel, a little sweet citrus. Less malt, but it's in the flavor profile.

M- Light, crisp. Simple

O- Light, and crushable. Session IPAs are growing on me. Dry hopping, and leaving less for the bittering is a great idea. We get the hop flavor and aroma, but minimal bitterness.

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

Had this both and tap and in the bottle and there wasn't too much of a difference. A session ale indeed!!

Appearance: a light golden/copper color, pores with a thin white had and a solid amount of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus...smells like grapefruits and tangerines.

taste: It tastes just like it smells. It basically tastes like liquid grapefruit with a slight sweetness. A decent burst from the hops that finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: very light, clean with a good amount of carbonation. You get the flavors and then...it's gone. As if you never drank it.

Overall: I would have to say it is perfect for what it is. A session ale and nothing more. It gives off some good flavors, stays light and clean, and served ice cold it is extremely refreshing. Again, it's excellent for what it is.

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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.

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

Beautiful fresh piney hop smell. Taste is Fresh and pretty much all hops so not very balanced but I don't mind. Flavorful and great for the price. Really good straight from the can actually. yb

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Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer more than others I guess. It tasted very much like alpha King to me. A little bit sweet with a nice hop kick to it... more of a hoppy pale than an IPA but still a good brew...

I wouldn't want it any hoppier for a session so im good with this... piney hoppiness lingers on the finish but it doesn't overwhelm... good malt base...

What's not to like here? Super refreshing on a hot day....

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

Golden body, still, very slight haze. Four fingers of snow white foam. Minimal lacing.

Strong inviting fresh grapefruit and orange aroma.

Light malt base lays a thin coat. Juicy fruit abounds. Hop nip at the swallow. Clean finish.

Light mouthfeel.

Good but not impressive in Beer Geek mode, when its characteristics are under deep scrutiny, by works damn well in its intended role: having one or more when involved in other activities, like fishing or mowing the lawn.

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

A - Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S - Citrus fills the nostrils, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, bright fruit, pineapple, white bread yeast with a biscuity pale malt underneath.

T - Follows the nose with bright grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and orange. Nice hop flavor with ample bitterness. Tangerines show up and the pale malts support the zesty citrus with some grassy and slightly spicy hops coming in as it warms. Finishes crisp and clean with a pithy grapefruit bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, solid carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

A great session IPA, especially for the ABV. Grapefruit dominates with a light pale malt base. It's crisp and clean and you could drink this all day... get it.

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

Pours light amber with a aggressive head that quickly disappeared. Hoppy aroma with pine and fruit. The taste is Hops and citrus, grapefruit. Bitter. Just a hint of sweetness and malt. Light body and noticeable carbination. Its an easy drinking low abv ipa. A good afternoon have several beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have a special fondness like alot of people do for this GR brewery.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with almost no head to speak of,I gotta say alittle unhappy with the pour.Tropical fruit-like hop aromas along with grass to give the hops more punch,a lightly sweet malt base underneath,nice hop complexity.Tangerine hops dominate the palate with mild caramel sweetness and toasted cereal grains underneath the good hop profile.Yeah this is a great American style session ale with its big hop presence,Iam gonna buy a few six packs before grillin season.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Clear gold/amber colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, resin, apricots, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit/lemon and a bit of resin.

Overall - I'd buy this by the truckload if it was available to me locally. It might just be the perfect beer for me, something I can drink a lot of based on the ABV and lots of hoppy scent/flavour. I'll buy more the next chance I get.

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Photo of champ103
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, bright golden/orange. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: A fairly simple aroma, but still very nice. Pine, citrus, grassy, and grapefruit hops. A light honey like sweetness. Lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose. Pine, citrus, grapefruit. A bit of sweetness in the middle. Then finishes with a much dryer, almost puckering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that is fairly effervescent. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Yep, this is an all day easy drinker for me.

Maybe just a bit to much bitterness in the finish here, for me anyway. Though, a small gripe. Something I can enjoy pretty much all day. Well done, and recommended.

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Photo of tommypB
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried FounderS ALL DAY IPA lat week for the 1st time, and I'm a big fan. I returned to the store the next day, and bought 12 more. 4.7% alc , but you can't tell by the taste. It has a wonderful golden color with not much fuz after the pour. Kind of an orangey, pine flavor, and smell. Not as heavy as most ipa, and I guess that's why they call it a Session Ale.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer is a clear golden amber, with almost no head. A small white film is gone instantly.

Smell is very good. Very fruity, with lots of grapefruit. Also a notable tropical fruit scent, and a weedy scent. Some bready malt. A surprisingly big smell for a low abv beer.

Taste is also good, but not quite the same level. Fruit flavours are there, but the weedy flavour is more upfront- seems like simcoe to me. Malt is pretty subdued, but there is a bit of caramel. Again. very flavourful for low ABV.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation, a bit oily.

Overall, quite good. A really good job at brewing a flavourful yet low alcohol pale ale.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Lagunitas mason Jar.

This beer made a very distinct popping sound upon popping off the bottle cap.

A- A bright golden yellow with a fat foamy two finger white head. You can tell just by looking at this beer that it is very well carbonated. Upon swishing around it leaves a great deal of lacing along the sides of the jar. Excellent head retention!!

S- I can smell the sweet citrus fruitiness the second I pop off the bottle cap. There are some strong orange and tangerine notes as a well as a bit of a slightly sweet biscuit-like aroma from the malts.

T- Hoppy. The hops give off some strong notes of sweet orange and citrus fruit. There are some very mild toned down grapefruit notes and some lemon zest notes as well. There is plenty of flavor here without necessarily being intense. It has a sweet malty backbone that blends well with the slightly biting bitterness from the hops. While it's definitely bitter the bitterness is nowhere near overpowering. Very nicely balanced, with a hop kick that, like I said, isn't brutal, but enough to make it enjoyable to hop lovers.

M- light mouthfeel and well carbonated.

O- I did not have incredibly high expectations after trying, and being disappointed with, Laguniatas' Daytime. I have to say though, this is MUCH better than Daytime. This is the kind of IPA I could definitely see myself drinking all d ay, and I would LOVE to bring a six pack of this on one of my next fishing trips. (This is just the kind of beer that's perfect to drink right before you have to go to work...)

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Photo of DrJ
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is juicy citrus, tangerine and clementines. Fair head retention (for the style) and darker in color than expected (again, for the style). Flavor is citrus rind, coarse herbal hops (but restrained), and mild malt sweetness. Body is thin, but expected given the ABV (and the "session" IPA style). Finishes clean, prickly carbonation. Best "session" IPA tasted thus far. Founder's nailed the style.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank this one straight from the can, had it last year and rated but never reviewed. Nice to know the score I gave it then is the same I'd still give it since I didn't remember rating it. Didn't notice the color since it came from the can, but aroma was citrus and pine. Taste followed the aroma closely, sweet grapefruit, nice malt presence and not a lot of pine bitterness. Big and bold for a session IPA.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out and left a few specks of lacing on the glass.

S - citrus and tropical fruit.

T - the citrus is there and the malty background is solid.

F - light/medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink.

O - a good, sessionable summertime beer.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden with a big light fluffy white head. Aroma has beautiful aromatic floral hops, some light citrus peel, and very little sweet malt in there. Easy drinking but holds a decent hop bite. Flavor is light citrus rinds, some light grass and pine. Very light mouthfeel, very little malt backbone, but still plenty of flavor. Medium high carbonation. True to what it us supposed to be: a good IPA that won't floor you if you're downing them all day long. Nicely done.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The color is a hazy amber/copper mixture, along the lines of what you'd expect for an American IPA. Minimal head and minimal lacing left on the glass. Smells very earthy, even more so than many full-on IPAs. Heavy on the hops and very piney, full of oils and resins. Tons of citrus on the nose also, especially as it warms up, mainly grapefruit and pineapple. The taste follows right along with a heavy dose of pine, hops, and dank resins, balanced superbly by the citrus flavors of the grapefruit and pineapple. Slight warmth, which is funny considering the low ABV. Carbonation is nice and provides a good bite. The aftertaste is slightly woody and definitely bitter.

My only main complaint is that the beer tastes a bit "watery" at times, but nonetheless, is still packed with flavor for a 4.7% ABV beer. This is definitely something I could drink all day.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 2/11/2013 (just over 1 month old)

Pours out a clear golden color with maybe a bit of orange coming through. About one fingers worth of white head that was short lived. Spotty lacing.

A nice fresh hop aroma. Somewhat pungent. Ripe tropical fruits, fresh pine, and fresh citrus peel.

Some nice hop flavors, citrus and pine with some ripe tropical fruits, but it falls on its face on the back end with a thin almost watery feel. No real malt flavors noticeable. Finishes clean with a good hop bitterness. A bit of breadiness noticeable as it warms, perhaps more of a yeasty breadiness?

Light bodied, but quite refreshing and drinkable.

I enjoyed this beer, mostly due to its light drinkable ABV, but still some nice hop flavors. I could see myself buying this again.

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Cannot make out the bottling date.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a minimal white head. Can see some visible carbonation in the glass. Few spots of lacing. Head is easily revived with a swirl.

S: Initial hop aroma that has an overall citrus tone to it. Malt sweetness comes through a touch in the background to round it out. Also gives a nice earthy character.

T: Packs a big punch of hop flavor that has subdued bitterness. This makes it come off a lighter without sacrificing on the hop.

M: As mentioned briefly in "taste" this brew has a light mouthfeel. Ample carbonation and a clean finish add to this. Very easy drinking, but thats the point.

Overall as the name suggests this is an IPA you could enjoy all day. Isnt going to knock you down after a sixer but wont take it easy on your taste buds. Perfect for the summer.

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Photo of jsanford
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy gold with a thin but solid white head that leaves nice rings of lacing. Nice aromas of peach, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple with a very mild malt backbone. Taste is similarly tropical and fruity, with a light malt profile and mild bitterness. Excellently drinkable, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. Overall it's exactly what I expected : a deliciously drinkable and sessionable brew from one of the best breweries on the planet!

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is clear and honey-colored with not much of a head. The nose is very nice. Some floral notes, tropical fruit, and a little bit of candy sweetness.

Medium bodied beer with lots of flavor. Nice, cracker-like malt notes on the front of the palate and lots of lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine-like hop notes at mid-palate. The finish lingers nicely and refreshes. A wonderful easy-drinking beer.

I hate to say that this is a good ``session ale''. It's kind of like saying Stephen King is a good horror writer. The fact is he's a good writer regardless of genre and this is a really good beer that can stand on its own against a lot of IPAs that aren't holding anything back.

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Photo of ExMachina1
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome. An absolutely well-executed session beer. If you can ignore the fact the IPAs really aren't' supposed to **be** session beers, this beer will satisfy the beer geek who is desperate for a flavorful beer that they can actually have with lunch and not trash the rest of their day.

The beer is a little over-carbonated for it's intended purpose, and I have been pouring these vigorously, and have even resorted to stirring the beer in the glass with a fork to get the carbonation level closer to cask-like. The head is a lovely white with moderate retention--lacing sticks to the glass the whole way through. The nose of the beer is pine resiny. Really inviting. The bitterness here is intense and at 42IBUs, and especially sharp considering the light body--and this pronounced bitterness is the only "flaw" I can fault the beer for (though, I'm not actually sure what a session IPA *should* be like in terms of bitterness ;). In any case the bitterness and dryness of the beer conspire together to make the brew especially drinkable, with the end of one sip begging for the beginning of another. If this beer were more widely available (and perhaps a little cheaper) this would be stocked in my fridge all the time.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the growler, Derek.

A: The beer pours light amber in color with a tall white head and some nice lacing.

S: A really good aroma to this. Nice pine notes as well as some citrus (grapefruit). There's a bit of biscuit malts along with mild grass and some herbal hops. Very resinous and oily.

T: Mild toffee flavor and sweetness on the flavor. Plenty of grass and pine hop notes, but not quite as much citrus. Just a bit of grapefruit peel and a pretty decent bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Really great nose on this. The flavor isn't quite as good, but it's still enjoyable and at sub-5%, really easy to drink.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.