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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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very good

807 Reviews
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Reviews: 807
Hads: 6,255
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,731 | 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: 807 | Hads: 6,255
Photo of DaneBramage
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: dark amber
S: pine and citrus
T: slightly hoppy and citrusy
F: smooth aftertaste
O: could have been a bit more citrusy and hoppy, but still tasty

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Photo of LazyBas7ard
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer if you're in the mood for an IPA or if you prefer them. Has that standard hoppy taste with a smooth finish. Doesn't come with that after bite you get with a lot of other IPAs but is quite good

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 08/10/15

Pours yellow-gold with a white head. Smells of sweet lemon and grassy hops. Tastes like mild lemon with strong grassy hop notes. The hops are more assertive than the base flavor, which is pretty tamed. Still not lacking in the flavor department. For a 4.7% session ale it is pretty pungent and strong tasting, mostly from the bitter hops. It goes down easy and remains lively on the tongue with high carbonation. Overall a good session IPA. It has an assertive hop profile with big herbal, grassy, pine, and light lemon citrus flavors.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous orange-honey color with a solid, finger high, off-white/light tan head. Only slightly hazy, light gets all the way through but is filtered and it actually makes the color pop more, in my estimation. Good lacing as well.
Smell is hops (grapefruit with a hint of pine), wood, malt, all balanced very well.
Taste is spot on with the olfactory presence, grapefruit/pine hops, wood and malt notes. Very well balanced with the hops being exactly where they should be. A light medicinal not creeps in during the aftertaste but does not detract at all from the experience.
Watery at the start and through the middle, the body fills in just at the swallow ending up medium. Carbonation is medium plus. For an IPA it is rather less biting than most though not smooth as I cannot bring myself to describe any IPA that way (save a double/imperial). Well named, I could easily drink several of these throughout the day. Sadly, I only have two.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden amber color. Nice thick white head that settled to a nice cap and tons of active carbonation.

Smell: Orange, lemon, pine, hop resin, some floral notes in there as well

Taste: Grapefruit and lemon imparting some big citrus flavors. Touch of sweetness and piney notes. Finishes nicely bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with nice carbonation. Dry finish and some lingering bitterness.

Overall: I dig the session IPA movement and this one is a nice example. Refreshing, big hop flavor, and you can drink more than one.

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Photo of tempest
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear amber with a tall white head. Mmm. The beer opens with a big hit of fresh hops, just off the vine. It's a rich piney perfume, with a juicy tangerine edge. The flavor has a biting grapefruit kick over a relatively light, but not thin, body. The hops are a touch more complex than 21st Amendment's Bitter American, but Al Day IPA is more drinkable. Man, I'd like to get a case of this for a long weekend. Delicious.

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Photo of Kromes
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A clear gold color with a thin line of bubbles on top. Similar to a soda.

A fresh citrus and grapefruit hop aroma.

More grapefruit hops and a little peach. The malt in the background provides enough sweetness to counteract the heavy hop flavor. Nicely balanced and flavorful.

Well, it's a session beer so it is light with carbonation on the lower side of average.

Definitely an all day session IPA. The citrus quality refreshes without being to overwhelming.

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Photo of jahilgen
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As its called this is a great IPA to enjoy all day. It has the hops to keep an IPA lover satisfied, but is easy on the palate and easy for any beer lover to drink.

A- Light, clear amber in color with nice white head

S-Mild but notable hop aroma with sweet citrus overtones and hint of toffee makes for an enjoyable aroma

T-Mild compared to most IPA's but the hops are present yet sweet and leaves a sweet hop aroma in the mouth

M-Nothing overpowering, goes down easily with a sweet flowery taste

O-Great IPA if you're looking for an easy to handle IPA or just getting use to the power of hops. I'm lucky to have Founders in my backyard and recommend this to any visitor.

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Photo of EricCioe
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the University of Chicago Pub, leftovers from a KBS event the night before. I drank this after a glass of KBS, and was expecting everything else that night to be a let down, but this certainly wasn't.

This poured pretty light, much less than solid orange. One reviewer said peach, and that sounds quite right to me. A little head, some retention, and decent lace. On the nose the biggest note is orange rind, with a good but not overpowering hop presence. In the mouth the orange rind is huge and contributes to a big, bitter profile. There is no doubt that this is an IPA in my mind, as it lacks the bigger malt backbone of something like Alpha King or SNPA. What malt there is is mostly caramelish, but the bitterness, including a long finish, is definitely at the fore here. The feel is a little thinner than most IPAs but given the low ABV that was probably the intention. I was a big fan of this beer, maybe even more than Centennial IPA. Can't wait to see this released more widely.

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Photo of avalon07
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), a good shot of pine, malt, a little caramel, and citrus (grapefruit). Almost like a West Coast IPA, but a little bit mellower and not quite as hoppy. A solid, easy to drink flavor.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly an earth-shattering take on the IPA, but nonetheless a tasty beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of Whitley
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although lower in ABV than most I take down, this is an outstanding IPA for such a low ABV. I could seriously get into drinking this more often and feel satisfied. Great beer and well done Founders.

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Photo of jkrich
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased on a recent trip to Grand Rapids, MI. Poured from a date-stamped bottle: bright and clear with a deep golden hue with honey highlights. The minimal white-head dissipated quickly.

This one was fragrant with citrus and bittersweet tropical fruit; more aromatic than many larger IPAs.

The first sip was zesty and thirst quenching with a noticeable hop profile. The hop citrusy hop bitterness lingers on the tongue. The flavor profile is not very complex with a faint malt presence.

The body was rather thin with a clean and short-lived mouthfeel. A pleasant bitterness does linger slightly on the tongue.

This is a quite enjoyable session 'IPA' that has a lot of nice flavor for lighter ale. To me, this drinks like a hoppy, American pale ale. I now regret only buying one six pack.

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Photo of droomyster
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, I am completely sold on this one. Most impressive session ale I've had in recent memory. Appearance is average and doesn't begin to capture its wonders. Body is slightly hazy amber with a small white head with weak retention. Aromas, however, are vibrant and lively. Orange zest, floral notes, and honeyish sweetness and a bit of bubblegum leap out of the glass on this one. The taste is predominantly hoppy on the front and back palates, with the middle striking a balance between grains and fresh greens with a hint of herbal goodness. I really like this beer. It puts many IPAs to shame in its finesse and downplayed alcohol content, and shames session ales with the thrillingly assertive hop profile.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, gloomy honeyed hue. Head is a thin, bleached coat of fizz. Head leaves squiggles of lacing.

S-Aromatic. Citrus flesh and grass with lighter piney notes. Spicy and florally hopped as well. Sturdy base malt that reminds me of a sugared popover. Exciting.

T-Spicy tangerine flesh wrapped in flower petals. Those hoppy flavors fold into some moderately sappy pine then finish with a longwinded grassy note. All the while the wet biscuit-dough and cracker keep everything in check. The bitterness is initially pretty strong but it doesn't leave too much lingering on the palate.

M-All Day is right. Sessionable x10.

O/D-I knew I was going to love this. Flavorful all supremely drinkable. I will say that I enjoyed Lagunitas' DayTime IPA a bit more (comparing here is my unneeded comparison of session-IPAs) but this one rocks too. I have been waiting to try this and it didn't disappoint. Drinks easy but never skimps of complexity and quality.

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Photo of joe1510
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
4 Season's Liquor

Bottled: 4/21/14

A pour from the bottle fills the glass with a liquid that glows like polished brass. Harvest orange hues run through the body when backlit. The foam is antique white with a bubbly, soapy appearance. The initial pour produces a solid head that slowly settles at a chunky skim coat with scattered chunks floating about.

The nose is bright with hops. The malt base is pale with a sugar cookie and soft biscuity sweetness allowing the hop profile to take center stage. Citrus abounds, mostly in the form of grapefruit and tangerine, but remnants of apricot and pineapple play their role as well. Fruit salad is first and foremost but there is also an underlying herbaceous quality along with mild florals. This beer gets my mouth watering every time.

White grapefruit is big, in your face, and pithy upfront. The grapefruit is bright and freshly squeezed, pushing it's way throughout while being accompanied by the occasional tangerine, candied citrus peel, and apricot. The herbaceous quality is still present but with pine characteristics, and softer than in the nose. Sugar cookie malt adds a touch of sweetness that helps balance the pithy grapefruit.

The body is light with supple carbonation a luxuriously silky mouthfeel. There's a sturdy bitterness present but not at all palate wrecking. drinkability is off the charts with the low abv and juicy hop profile.

I have to say, I'm not very fond of the new "session IPA" craze, but All Day has been a favorite of mine since it was released back in the day. I just wish fresh bottles/cans were a little easier to come across because if that was the case it would be All Day, everyday.

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Photo of Pencible
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like fresh grapefruit and pineapple, with some sweet honey and mango.
T: It tasted like mild grapefruit and apricot, with some honey malt and pineapple. It had a very clean and mild bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a great session IPA with delicious but gentle scent and taste. The body was a bit thin, but the finish was smooth as can be. Just about the perfect beer to drink all day.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden yellow/copper tan. Not much of a head or lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, floral, grassy, Some malts, Some caramel notes, a little pilsner malt at the end.

Taste - Dry, floral hops with some caramel and bready malts. Very clean, smooth pilsner-like malt profile. Some sugars and light ibu bite at the end. No alcohol what so ever at any point.

MOuthfeel - Thin, smooth and easy on mouth. Tounge gets hops, bready malts and sugars. Palette gets a little hop bite and remaining malts. Aftertaste is light, dry and hoppy.

Overall - Packs quite a punch for such a small beer. Impressive hop flavors, malts and smoothness without the ibu's or booze. What a great summer beer this is, founders got a perfect bbq on a hot saturday afternoon beer here.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into hill farmstead tulip. Pours a deep bronze slightly amber color with no head but slight white rim of lacing. Amazing aroma of mango juicy hop with slight malt. Nice hop flavor...again juicy mango with a tropical flavor as well...some nice light malt balance. Its a little thin and lacking on body but it is a lighter brew. All around a great session brew with a lot of flavor.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pick this up at the brewery at KBS release day.

poured into tulip.

Appearance: brillant yellow bodied beer with a 3 fingers bone white head. Spotty lace on the glass. As the head drops its dense and chunky.

Smell: This nose is all pine and citrus. The malts are barely there and them smell like grain.

Taste: Mild hop bitterness in this beer. Pine upfront followed by oranges that are matching the pine notes in strength. Finishing with a hint of grapefruit and lemons. Mild bitterness that lingers for a short while after a sip. This beer is almost all hops, but you get a just a hint of buttermilk buiscuits for the malt profile.

Mouthfeel: Light boided beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean, refreshing, and delicate session ale. Well carbonated beer. You get what you were promised by founders.

Overall: Another nice beer by founders. If you have a 6er of this beer I would say you are ready for summer, grilling, and whatever else you do on a hot day besides drinkn good beer!

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Founders tulip.

A - Straw yellow with a slight orange tinge and a half a finger of bubbly white head.

S - Beautiful grapefruit and pine aromas up front with a big bitterness evident. A touch of malt sweetness is present in the background. Great nose for a sessionable ale.

T - Sharp bitterness up front with some grapefruit, orange zest and pine flavours. The faintest touch of malt sweetness is present in the background. The finish is dry with lingering bitterness.

M - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Th beer ours some light white and bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a nice, clear copper.

The beer has a strong hop presence with a nice resin smell. The pine smell is not the only smell. The smell also seems to have some floral undertones and tropical fruits with a hint of sweet malt.

The beer has a strong pine taste with a slight hint of what might be lime with a nice bitter finish that rounds out this wonderful drinking experience.

Dry, crispy, and smooth describe the mouthfeel.

A fairly good Session IPA and worth having it on hand for parties or just to unwind after a long day. The key is not to expect a full blown Mother-of-All Hop Bomb but a flavorful and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of JamesMN
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper color with a one finger off-white head that quickly dissipated into a thin film.

Aroma: A good blend of hops. Getting some tropical fruits and pineapple juice.

Taste: Huge blast of bitterness with no malt to counteract the hops. It's only 42 IBUs but the hops really shine here. The only malt flavor detectable is a slightly bready one on the finish. The hop bitterness overshadows the hop flavor a bit more than expected but some bright fruit flavors sneak their way onto the palate. Definitely enough flavor and a low enough ABV to warrant sessioning.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body but the bitterness makes it feel like a bigger beer. A tad aggressive on the carbonation but very easy drinking.

Final Thoughts: Founder's has done a good job making All Day IPA a flavorful, yet low ABV beer. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottles into snifter. Thanks for these Jay! Bottled 3/2/12.

A: Pours a clear glowing golden with a finger of bubbly off-white head that slowly faded into a thin wispy film. Decent lace.
S: Insane nose on this one! I get notes of fresh tropical fruit nectars, mango, papaya, grapefruit, tangerine and even a hint of peach. Hops are super fruity and bright. I get a hint of doughy malt in the background.
T: Follows the nose but the flavor is not as tropical. I still get notes of tropical fruit nectar, mango, and orange/tangerine. The finish is clean and refreshing, and the aftertaste has a low bitterness.
M: The body is on the lighter side of medium with a smooth and slick mouthfeel that’s a tad thin but very refreshing. Carbonation is low and soft.
O: Refreshing and easy to drink, exactly as advertised. If this were available to me I’d drink it all day long. Thanks again jbck109!

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium copper gold with a thin soapy head and light carbonation.

S - Tons of resiny citrus and pine.

T - Definitely a hop forward beer...resiny citrus, grapefruit, and oranges up front which stays for the duration. Light biscuity malt surfaces midway through before the resinous bitter citrus and pine turn things up and crash in around it ending with a lingering bitter finish.

M - Light medium body and leaves a moderate amount of citrus resin in the mouth before finishing crisp and very dry.

O - An overall surprisingly hoppy and tasty beer for the lower than normal ABV for this style....hats off to Founders for creating a hop forward beer to satisfy the hop heads without all the alcohol and stupidness that follows. (!!). Definitely could drink this one all day while sitting on the deck.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 28/5/12 bottle sent out by liamt07 cheers dude

A clear golden liquid with lots of slow bubbles feeding a finger of foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving just a couple random patches of lace

S big nose on a small beer, tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, pineapple, some melon a little lemon and lime with some faint pine and some caramels

T a slight herbal aspect with a little more pine and rind then I could smell, still solid but the nose was better

M somewhat light but far from thin, good pinprick carbonation a little grit left behind on my gums

O pretty nice offering that I could drink all day, a session ale indeed, not a big palate wrecker but very easy to drink and lots of hop character

no complaints with this one other then the fact I can't find it in my home town, thanks again liamt07 for sending me this one

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.