Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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very good

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Reviews: 764
Hads: 5,993
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 215
Gots: 1,518 | FT: 11
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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 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. (480 characters)

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. (901 characters)

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. (832 characters)

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. (871 characters)

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! (458 characters)

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. (730 characters)

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. (1,236 characters)

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. (650 characters)

Photo of beergod1
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light gold-to-copper color with a white head and a good amount of lacing. Smell is quite strong and hoppy with some excellent floral, citrus, and tropical notes. Taste draws back a bit, but is still quite nice. Light malt character, but really not too much. Mouthfeel is light and dry. I see drinking this one all summer.A Nice session summer brew. (361 characters)

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to 4DAloveofSTOUT for just giving this to me haha.

A- Clear golden in color with a short white head on top. short lived head with spotty retention.

S- Real dank, clean, citrus smelling.

T- Mimics the nose exactly. Just a bright, clean, floral/citrus hoppy beer.

M- Thin to medium-thin mouthfeel. Lower carbonation, which is surprising.

D/O- Gotta bump up the drinkability a ton on this one. It packs the hop goodness without the alcohol to go with the average IPA/craft beer. Now if we could just work on the price a little...maybe a 12pack for $12ish? (564 characters)

Photo of delta490
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy amber with a short lived head. Aroma is rich and sweet, with strong fruit and pine notes. The taste is a wonderful mix of hop bitterness (pine, citrus) and the tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Little carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A great big flavor IPA with a session-able ABV. (300 characters)

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

Pours orangish with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is of hops, caramel and malt. Taste is slightly hoppy. Little bit of pine. Has a caramel malt backbone, Lingering hop sweetness. Mouthfeel is light. Body is light and very carbonated. It goes down easy, and it tastes good. Could definitely drink a few of these. (325 characters)

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled 2/18/13. Pours a bright orange yellow, with a one inch fluffy white head, that leaves webs of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell is pineapple, tangerine, cut grass, apricot, and grapefruit. Taste is all that, very balanced, with a hit of grapefruit in the finish that lingers a bit. Body is light, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and you can drink plenty. This is what it says it is and is really a complex delicious lower abv beer. (481 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Bottled 12/26/11.

Clear, clean, light copper orange body. Small, but persistent, light beige-white head. Some lacing. Lots of fresh hops on the nose. Big notes of mango, pineapple, cannabis, resin, and some citrus. Maybe a little sugary malt in there as well.

Toasted malts and some lemon mineral water bitterness up front. Herbal, grassy hop flavors become weedier through the palate. Some pine in there too. Bitterness stays strong, and even gets a little aspirin-y in the end. Light malt presence with some caramel and fruit flavors. The hops definitely win this battle though. Very dry finish. Moderate body, with a little bit of a gassy, bubbly feel. Definitely tastes like a "session" IPA, with all the hops but less malt/alcohol. Ultimately, although I quite like this beer, I think it would really shine on cask; the carbonation is a little too prickly and gives the beer too much of a mineral water feel. (931 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, I can find no freshness/bottling date info.

Pours: lighter amber, lightly hazed, off white head lloose and staying. Leaves minor low sheeting and lace

Sniff: Bright and fresh hop nose

Tastes: Loads of again fresh tasting citric hops. Grapefruit and more grapefruit. Tasty IPA

mouthfeel: Crisp on the tongue, carbonation on point for the style and my tastes

Overall: fresh and brightly flavorful. Well worth a try. As advertized a sessionable, lower alcohol IPA - Nicely done (496 characters)

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a short, soft, dense, pure white head that has great retention

S - herbal, spicy, peppery

T - light malt up front followed by an herbal, spicy, slightly rye-like, peppery hop character

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This achieves exactly what it set out to do: a low-ABV, very hoppy, sessionable ale. I would have preferred a more citrusy hop character for a session beer to avoid palate fatigue, but I'm not complaining. It's a little pricey for a session beer, but I wouldn't turn this down if offered. (554 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, piney & floral hops aplenty

T: Follows the nose, crackery notes up front. Some minty & catty notes as this warms, some piney & woodyness as well. Finishes crisp, somewhat dry, & with a slight grainy/bready sweetness

MF: Light bodied, crisp carbonation, pretty good balance

Great drinkability, not really in my wheelhouse, but a solid AIPA that won't get old too quick in a session (498 characters)

Photo of alleykatking
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap.

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a light amber hue to it. One finger white head shows medium retention. Some light web lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Tropical style hops in the front of the aroma. I mean this thing bursting with pineapple. There is a light caramel bready malt base but it only comes through in hints. Pine like bittering hops are in the ending of the nose.

T- Sweet citrus hops in the front of the beer screams from the get go. Pineapple is the biggest flavor I get in the front of the beer itself. Light bready pale malts in the middle of the beer show that there is a underbody to all this hop blasting going on. Light bitter hops on the backend to off-set the hoppy sweetness that is on the front end of this beer.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Sweet citrus hops and faded bittering hops are left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol with a hint of pale malts and a crisp hop bitterness. This beer is balanced very well to the style they were going with. No off flavors were present. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- Although this was a hop forward beer it seemed a little muted at times in the nose. The flavor was big but not over the top I thought. A nice balance between sweet and bitter with the ABV really lending to the drinkability. Overall a nice sessionable beer from Founders. (1,381 characters)

Photo of BrewUSA
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 89 /100

Summery: A great session ale... I am slightly bias to Founders beers. Still it's the value in the 15 'Brewers pack' for $17.99 that really makes me get giddy over it. Adding on to the fact that it moves rather fast at a few local shops, means I can almost always swoop this less than a month old. Such a great value and readily available go-to~ (517 characters)

Photo of Tauroe
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoyed this beer and I think they hit the nail on the head with what they were going for. Its a light IPA that you can have six of on a summer day and not feel guilty about later.

Poured into a glass with a nice tangerine color slightly hazy with a pretty decent head.

Smell wasn't super strong but had a nice citrus hop smell to it and with a hint of pine.

Really nice hop taste without being to heavy and left me looking forward to the next sip. Definitely picked up on the floral hops and pine.

Was crisp and smooth on the way down.

This one seems like it has a chance to be my go to grilling six pack for this summer (635 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/19/13.

A- A bright and clear dark golden color, plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head tapers to a thin film and leaves wide rings of lacing. This is what I want a session ale to look like, thus the 4.5.

S- Piney hops are what I picked up right away, followed by some grainy and grassy notes and some faint caramel malts.

T-On par with the aromas. The piney hops carry this brew.

M- Light and crisp, well carbonated mouthfeel. There's some oily resin from the hops, which, by the way, Founders squeezes every drop of hop bitterness out of those 42 ibus. Dry hoppy finish.

O- Hoppy flavor @ 4.7% abv works 'All Day' for me. (694 characters)

Photo of herman77
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/2/12

A: Medium honey/gold. Really good clarity, small white head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice zesty citrus and lemon nose. Some sweetness as well. Kind of reminds me of double trouble in a way. Smells way stronger than I thought it would, really surprised by that.

T: Lemon and light pine hops. A bit of grapefruit and just a hint of sweetness. Not much of an aftertaste and it dies off pretty quick as to be expected with a sessionable IPA. Still lots of flavor packed in here.

M: Light body, average carbonation.

O: Of course this is very easy drinking, they definitely accomplished that. A good amount of hops and flavor and the nose is fantastic. For what it is, I think Founders did a great job as usual. (721 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice fresh fruit hop aroma. Sweet and light. Some doughy malt in background. Overall nice aroma.
Not much head - although poured while cold. Mostly clear and slightly cloudy darkish gold.
Forward hop flavors with moderately intense bitterness from mid through the finish. Some supportive malt with a bit of sweetness and caramel.
As would be expected with such a low abv there is a watery quality to the feel - quite thin. Ample carbonation.
A nice quality drinker for warm weather - which seems far away, although does seem a little possible in some distance future . Balanced well in flavors (595 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very much like the recent 21st Amendment Bitter American. Comparing the two, the Bitter American wins hands down, but this is a very nice beer worth your consideration.

It is great looking in the glass. It smells nice too. Tasteis a little metalic as is the aftertaste. I am not going to rush out and buy this for my guests (but I will get some Bitter American). (371 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 2/11/13. poured into a DFH IPA glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Floral, a good amount of citrus, pine, some resin, biscuity malts.

T- Citrus hops, floral, piney bitter finish, nice light malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, light.

O- A lighter, easy drinking IPA, very enjoyable. Packs a nice bitter punch in a sessional beer. (371 characters)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.