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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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87
very good

4,759 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,759
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 137
Gots: 629 | FT: 8
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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Photo of Catherine8189
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not an Indian Pale Ale Drinker and this is my first choice if forced with a decision. It is a well balanced. The hopps are strong but very well balanced with the rest of the ingredients. The hopps come through cleanly without a lot of fuss or distraction. With this beer you get the hopp flavor without too much lasting bitter aftertaste. Founders definitely has a winner with this brew.

Catherine8189, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of randeezy74
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%

randeezy74, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of punky796
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a SLIGHTLY cloudy yellow-amber, with about a finger of fizzy white head that dissipates fast. A little lacing.

S - Hops. Grass. Dirt.

T - Hops. Grass. Dirt. Citrus, which saves the whole thing. But I'm not good at describing IPAs.

M - Light, carbonation is toward the high end but it's not overdone. But that's where I think this type of beer should be. Clean, grassy finish.

O - I'm not a hops or IPA guy, really, but I like to believe I can still recognize a good one. This one's decent and sessionable.

punky796, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of EternalCask
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4.6.2013
I'm behind the Bar at Barleyvine (per usual)
All Day IPA
Founders (i want some kbs. its because everyone else wants it.)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
4.7% abv
IBU-42

Poured into standard pint glass...bottle @ 53* F

A- Wet hay/Golden..lacing nonexistent, quarter inch head that dissipated quickly, slightly hazy.
s-juniper berry action, green apple skin,aloe, fresh cut grass
t-poundable. hops are crisp, not bitter.. more green apple skin business.. true to style and intent. which makes me happy.. nice aftertaste. pairing with a cuban sandwich..the homemade pickle and the hops make great friends. the sweetness of the pork joins the olfactory party.
m-very carbonated... not my favorite trait in the world but again it makes sense.

o- i could see many a summer day that i make at least of 3 of these vanish... for breakfast. great with spicy food... we have a pulled pork sandwich that this would DANCE with. Points for stylistic authenticity.

EternalCask, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of StephenJohnston
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

StephenJohnston, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of beagle75
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild and contrasting in a surprising way, with light floral/pine qualities facing off against rubbery/leathery earth tones. The smell tends to get lost in the flavor, once the beer is sipped.

T: Begins very dry, with toasted grain and predominantly floral hops aromatics. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where hops flavors turn more coniferous as precocious bitterness emerges. Grain is resurgent in the finish--more of a rustic pilsner malt quality--while bitterness is pure, medicinal, and aggressive to the point of seeming out of scale. Green plant stems and key lime citrus fruit linger on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, acidic and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A close cousin to Founder's Harvest Ale, this low-ABV IPA boasts many of the favorable malt qualities of that other, excellent beer. Hops qualities, while evident, are not well established--a complication similar to that of Ballast Point's Even Keel session IPA. Add Lagunitas' similarly-named Daytime IPA to the conversation, and one has an interesting, thematic trio of light ales with hops occupying the lead role.

beagle75, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a golden copper color. First smell was pineapple and grapefruit, also floral and grassy notes. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, nice flavorful hops. As it warmed got more of a malt base. Mouthfeel was light, yet balanced and refreshing. Overall, a great sessionable IPA and easy drinker.

BayouBengal1537, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Spiekerbox
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear yellow-orange with small white head that goes away pretty fast.

S- All hops on the nose, mostly citrus but a little floral-pine as well.

T- Clean flavor that is lightly malt and actually not quite too hoppy. Somewhat bitter finish but nothing strong.

M- Light body with moderate to high carbonation. Crisp feel that finishes clean.

O- Decent IPA, quite easy to drink. I see this as an IPA for non-IPA people, I would consider it a pale ale with less malt myself. Good beer but nothing great enough to make me want to buy again.

Spiekerbox, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of zachary80
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 6/20/12

Orangish body, starts with a minimal white head but stays around for a bit. Good lacing.

Aroma is hoppy - zesty, light citrus.

Hop flavor is a little weak for an IPA, even a session one which I assume indicates the lighter alcohol. It does have a decent maltiness to it, but more on that side than my preference for an IPA. Some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thinner than expected.

Overall a decent beer, I wouldn't consider it one of my favorite IPAs, and not the best "session" IPA either.

zachary80, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Trainors1
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good flavorful session beer. I find a lot of sessions to be bland and watered down. Good taste, good hoppy aroma. Pours a bright golden color with an above average head. A bit overcarbonated with a smoother finish. Wish I tried this one out of a bottle. Great beer for a long hot summer day.

Trainors1, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Spiffaz
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The only beer I've had from Founders that left me disappointed. It was bottled several months ago so this might be an unfair review.

A - Clear, amber. Foam that fades fast, very little lace.

S - The best part of this beer. Juicy, sugar, hops, and fruit.

T - More bite than I'd expect in a session ale, semi-dry but with a dry finish.

M - Pleasant, leaves a nice taste that lingers.

O - Decent. Perhaps this beer represents not a failure, but the extremely high standard I hold Founders to. There's nothing at all wrong with this beer, so maybe I'm only disappointed because usually their brews make me believe in magic.

Spiffaz, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of azdback
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Bottle on date 3/28/12. Very light orange color, almost yellow. Crystal clear and full of medium sized carbonation bubbles that lead to a very small head. Less than one finger in heigh and thin is the quickly dissipating head. No lace is being left now.

Smell is dark or overripe citrus. Blood orange comes to mind. Also get quite a bit of caramel and malt. Some musty smells of bread and yeast.

Taste is much like the smell blood orange or overripe pink grapefruit. Bread flavors from the yeast and some caramel from the malts.

Mouth is crisp and light. Body is delicate to light and the finish is minimal and fades quickly and dry.

I see why they named this All Day IPA, because it is light enough to drink all day doing yard work. My only problem is I wouldn't want to spend an entire day drinking this. It is way to light to call it an IPA. I think All Day Hoppy Lager would have fit it a little better. Thanks to jrags8 for this extra.

azdback, May 31, 2012
Photo of RichardMNixon
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a difficult beer to review. Besides the session-beer handicap, there's some things I really like and some things I really don't that each seem to come and go.

Pours a straw yellow with white head and low retention. Nice bubbles rising through the glass. Starts off with strong hops and some onion notes. The aroma transitions to mostly malt as it warms. Caramel and popcorn emerge in the taste and blend well with the hops. Onion comes and goes throughout. Mouthfeel is ok, not a strong point.

It's a fascinating beer, but it's too confusing to be something I'd want routinely.

RichardMNixon, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very clean looking IPA. Low amount of lacing but still present. Below average carbonation throughout. Overall looks like a very tasty session.

Smell: A light caramel and some floral hops. Comes off very bright on the front end. Sweetness dies off to a solid malty backbone.

Taste: A grainy hoppy presence on the front end. Some dry fruity hops run through the body. More of an overall body presence then I expected.

Mouthfeel: Too crispy for my taste. I understand it is a session but feels a little artifical.

Overall: Solid session but not something I would continue to come back for.

KFBR392, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%

DemoniChris, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

MaltLickyWithTheCandy, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of WakeandBake
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear light golden straw color body with a small fizzy white head , short lasting with slight lacing . Aroma is grassy , lightly sweet , with hints of corn husks and pineapple . FLavor is lightly bitter , with lemon grass , corn , pineabble , and maybe a bit of honey , a dry finish with a slight lingering bitterness . Crisp dry mouthfeel , light to medium body , and quite sessionable . A slightly odd beer but quite sessionable and it grows on you as it warms .

WakeandBake, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of kojevergas
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Reviewed from notes taken in March. Expections were high given the brewery and this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad (~1 minute) retention, decent cream, and fair thickness. Body colour is a clear rich pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Pale malts, muted fruit. Incredibly light; I hardly get anything. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Floral hops, light nectary character. Pale malts. Bright fruit. Refreshing. Little bitterness here. It's pretty balanced. I like it. Fair complexity. Decent depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but nowhere near as much as many have claimed. I'd buy it by the 6er, but it's not exceptional. Just a sessionable, enjoyable IPA.

High B-

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09/25/13: I picked up a 6-pack earlier tonight and thought I'd include some more in-depth notes:

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label art and branded pressure cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes - though the low ABV makes this less of a feat.

Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Transparent/translucent.

No obvious flaws. Not unique or special.

kojevergas, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of AwYeh
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Winking Lizard.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of white head. Good retention and decent lacing, with tons of carbonation bubbles flowing up through the glass.

S: Crisp pine hops with just a bit of light, somewhat indistinguishable sweet malts in there as well. Faint, but enjoyable.

T: Strong for what's being advertised as a "session" beer (even above the 4% ABV definition that I usually see), sweet malts seem a bitty toasty here and lots of crisp hop flavor. Semi-long lasting bitter finish.

M: Light, crisp body; lively carbonation with a dry finish.

D: As a low alcohol beer, the ethanol definitely doesn't come into play, but I wouldn't feel like another of these. The taste was pleasant for a bit, but without being particularly complex or a great taste, drinkability is just average.

AwYeh, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of DRush11
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

DRush11, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - Pours a light sun color with a slight hue of lime. Nice 2 finger white bubbly head and lacing galore.

S - Light citrus and floral hops, not really any malt or sweet smell.

T - Not too exciting as it is just some floral, citrus hop juice and no real malt to speak of.

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. A lot like the "fizzy yellow beer" feel

O - As an IPA it is weak since there really is no malt to speak of. As a session ale it is pretty good as a light, refreshing drink on a hot day. Not much separates this from Lagunitas Daytime or Central Waters Hop Rise.

Ri0, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of SteveB24
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance; appearance is a very clear copper, with almost no evident carbonation within the beer itself, pours a medium amount of white foam that settles into a ring of thin, white, lacing.

smell; smell is pleasant but quite faint. grapefruit with a sweet, malt kicker.

taste; similar to smell; there is grapefruit in there, with syrupy malt in the background.

mouthfeel; light body, light carbonation, on the thin side.

overall; not terrible, particularly for a hot day, but i would not buy it again, a bit to unimpressive.

SteveB24, May 09, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small collar with a wispy cap and lace. Pretty standard affair.

Smell: Mellow fusion of citrus and floral hops aromas. Lightly caramelized malts with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A bit bready. Some hints of tropical aromas, tangerine and such. Some bitter pine needle sneaks through the back. Some toasted notes. Nicely complex, but mellow.

Taste: Slightly pithy. Some pine needle and flower petals coupled with something almost earthy on the finish. Malts are lightly sweet with some bready backing notes. Slight lingering bitterness. Clean almost pale maltiness. Slightly toasted.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth with a light to moderate carbonation. Body is on the lighter side of medium.

Overall: Hey guess how long I can drink this...

Exactly what it claims to be. An easy drinking low ABV IPA that doesn't fall in to APA territory. Hello fallback sixer.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

npala86, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of funkyfritos
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

funkyfritos, Aug 09, 2014
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,759 ratings.