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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

5,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,269
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 159
Gots: 837 | FT: 6
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 magictacosinus
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a very clear, slightly watery amber color filled with tons of bubbles gracing the edges of the glasses in various pockets, as well as a decent yet not too thick two finger sized head. The head dwindles down quite fast to an open ring at the edges of the glass, and carbonation stays fairly strong, although definitely does not last forever no matter how hard the tulip glass tries. Presentable but average at best.

The aroma is a wet, citrus-laden flavor combined with some slight musty earthiness and strong East Coast malty characteristics. Cider, apricots, oranges, some pine, maybe a bit of grapefruit - this IS after all an IPA, despite the low ABV. No sweetness is imparted from the alcohol however, although the malts are doing a decent job if slightly faded overall in bringing the caramel character upwards. Some crisp graininess, but that too feels a bit muted. The hops are doing their job just fine, however, and this smells very nice as a result.

At the front of the tongue, the palate is immediately greeted with dried, gently pine soaked hop flavors combined with a tinge of fruitiness. The apricots and cider-like flavors are big here, and met with a sharp bitterness that leaves an extra astringency in the mouth. The finish is not hoppy at all, in fact, and coats the mouth with earthy, slightly textured malty and grainy finish, with some light breadiness, light caramel, light cereal grains, and really a light mix of flavors all around. In fact, that's exactly the thing that's making me enjoy this beer if underwhelm me. The flavors at heart are quite pleasant, and the drinking experience is the opposite of heavy, but it feels too LIGHT overall, as if the flavors never reach their peak or full potential due to the low alcohol, or strange off faded graininess, or simply the lack of dried hop resins. Goes flat after about 30-45 minutes as well. The finish is quite malty and unnecessarily thinned, which is two things that I don't personally enjoy in a session beer, whether it's American or English.

The fun irony with this beer is despite any complaints I have with it, it's very, very drinkable. I COULD have this all day if I needed to, and works well for outdoor picnics or camping trips that even the driver could have one and be fine. However, what's even more ironic is that it is classified by the guys at Founders as an IPA, but it instead feels similar to many dry-hopped pale ales, only with less of a kick from the alcohol, and, well, less of a kick overall with the faded bready and hoppy characteristics. Doesn't hold my interest for very long, but it's still a solid Founders' offering.

Photo of papat444
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to grub for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 02/28/12.

Appearance: A thick head at the beginning but rapidly decreases to a thin ring and doesn't leave much lacing. The tiny bubbles racing up in the pale gold body are nice to look.

Smell: Grassy, a bit catty and some vegetal tones. Surprisingly powerful aroma.

Taste: Vegetal hops, burst of grapefruit but the follow-up is lacking a bit. The hops do shine though a bit.

Mouthfeel: Body is light and it's very easy to drink but it's rather ordinary.

Overall: I love session and low ABV beers but this one doesn't fully do it for me. Definitely easy to put away a few but not engaging enough to make me want to.

Photo of crossovert
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

"All Day IPA". 12 oz bottle. Bottled on 12/26/11.

It pours a light, clear orangeish amber with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

The smell is pretty good. There is a lot more grain than your typical IPA, but it is pleasant. There is a tangy fruitiness as well in the aroma.

The flavor is decent. Definitely more malt-oriented. It tastes like pretzel and grain with a touch of pine in the aftertaste but it is by no means bitter. Grapefruit comes in as you go.

I am confused why this is an IPA, more of a standard pale ale.

Photo of brystmar
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/2/12.

Copper pour with red hues. Minimal head and lace. Hoppy aroma showcases a nice blend of fresh Citra hops, among others. Taste is hoppy with a sharp, piney finish. No malt. Not the best flavor profile here, but this isn't a typical Founders style. Thin body, could actually use a little more carbonation.

An average session beer, I guess. Founders can do better for the style, but if I want a beer that tastes like this I'm picking Zombie Dust every time.

Photo of ktblue22
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable session-like IPA in my opinion which is why All Day IPA is such a great name! Drinkable, palatable and refreshing. Great to pair with a rare burger. Low-hop profile with a beautiful tropical fruit nose makes this beer interesting and yummy. I can picture myself getting a six pack of this to enjoy while barbecuing. Not much else to say about this beer, I recommend picking it up when you just want to enjoy something, or if you are new to IPAs try this one out first to get your palate more experienced to the subtley that hops can have in well-crafted brew.

Photo of microbrewlover
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours an orange/copper color with a small head which dissipates quickly. Hardly any lacing on the glass.

The smell is strong with grapefruit, some orange, pine and caramel but the grapefruit dominates.

The taste hits on the front end with grapefruit hops, a little roasted malt and caramel in the middle and then piney hops at the end. This sounds nice but the taste fails to "pop".

The mouth feel goes from thick and chewy to oily on the backend.

Overall I expected better from Founders. I realize the point of this brew is supposed to be a sessionable IPA but this brew ends up not quite strong enough to be an IPA and not quite malty enough to be something else. The hops could be better balanced; there is too much grapefruit in both the smell and the taste.

Photo of KensWorld
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Lfty357
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of IPAs4me
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of smurphy493
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of vic21234
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking forward to trying this new session ale, picked up a six pack at my local shop. 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 2/2/12.

A- Pours a nice and clear light amber color with a fingers worth of head. The head dissipates rather quickly. The carbonation is noticeable with many fizzy bubbles coming from the bottom center of the glass.

S- Awesomely aromatic for a such a low ABV beer. Smells of citrusey hops.

T- I know its only 42 IBUs, but the smell really had me ready for a more flavorful experience. Up front is some nice hop bitterness, quickly changing toward a malty backbone. Not bad, but I expected more.

M- Light, nicely carbonated, balanced well. An easy drinker as a session ale should be.

This is a good IPA. However, if I was looking to drink several beers for whatever occasion, I would probably choose something else. All Day IPA is definitely worth a try though.

Photo of gold0383
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Bobbymozz
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of LeahM
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Jeff_Winger
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of redblacks75
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe

Appearance: Amber, slighlty cloudy, minimal head, and no lacing.

Smell: Pine, citrus, the usual hop characteristics you would expect. A very minimal hint of toast.

Taste: Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A light body, slightly oily, yet thin.

Overall: For what Founders was probably aiming for with this; they nailed it. It’s an enjoyable, flavorful IPA, that doesn’t overpower you. I liked it.

Photo of Johnct
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

Photo of randeezy74
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Glenney67
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

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.

Photo of StephenJohnston
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

Photo of Jrosol1
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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