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: 763
Hads: 5,989
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,517 | 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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Reviews: 763 | Hads: 5,989
Photo of nUgZ
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark golden color with a 1 finger head and some lacing.

S: Lots of floral hops with some citrus mixed in. Maybe a little pine too. Very fresh and inviting smell.

T: A good amount of hops, but not as much as the nose suggests. A slight malt backbone, but mainly hops. Pretty bitter.

M: Light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: This is a solid IPA. Easy to drink, very clean, and quite enjoyable. Nice balance. A great session beer. (499 characters)

Photo of WanderingFool
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All Day IPA pours a clear, light bronze color with a moderate, fizzy head and a fair amount of bubbles in the glass. The foam on top dissipates quickly leaving behind a few spots and lines of lace.

The aroma is loaded with orange and tangerine citrus. A little lemon grass and a touch of sweet caramel malt is also present.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is watery with firm carbonation. The flavor begins with lots of orange and lemon citrus before grassy bitterness takes over. Bready cereal malt tries to balance out the hop bitterness, but it comes up short. It finishes dry with lingering orange citrus when gone.

It's nice to have a very hoppy beer that's not 8%+ abv. This beer does tend to lean on the bitter side, but it has tons of hop flavor if that's what you're after. (799 characters)

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a slightly burnished gold with a two-finger width white, bubbly head that quickly disperses into a thin froth on the surface, minimal lacing.

Aroma: Faint floral accents and hops mixed with a little fruitiness.

Taste: A bitter bite with fruity aftertaste, balanced fairly well so as not to overwhelm.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on the tongue, fairly smooth, with a lingering bitter bite on the back end. Just a tad watery.

Overall: This is a very serviceable IPA that doesn't blow you out of the room, but lets the flavor linger throughout. A nicely balanced brew. (593 characters)

Photo of hopsolutely
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A stunning amount of flavour for the 4% ABV listed on the chalk board at the pub attached to the brewery.

Bright golden colour with limited head and no lacing. Not a tremendous amount of body, but enough for mouthfeel to remain pleasant. An awesome "west coast" hop aroma with brilliant citrus notes. The flavour is heavily grapefruit oriented and truly delicious. A lingering bitter aftertaste completes this very tasty beer.

Definitely a stellar "session" ale! (466 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this previously on tap, but after several other hoppy beers so i picked up a couple bottles to enjoy on a clean palate -I am glad I did. This review is from a 12oz picked up at Shady McGrady's poured chilled in a 1/2 pint.

The color is deep golden with mild hazed appearance with thick white head that settles to a ring but has good retention w/ fine bead. The smell is a nice blend of floral and slight grassy/herbal hop aromas with a mild citrus aspect. The feel is great, medium bodied with resinous hop texture and moderately high carbonation with low astringency and semi-dry finish.
The flavor is bright and has a mild citrus element with green tangy astringency from the hops which are similar to strong brewed green tea, light sweetness but not vegetal and very smooth bitterness with gentle malt backing. Overall this is a very drinkable beer I love how much hop flavor you get in a session strength beer, wonderful to sip on with mushroom pizza as it scrubs the palate and I could probably drink this on any occasion -Kudos Founders! (1,054 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at kite and key in philly

Pours a clouded golden orange color with some yellow hues. Thicker white head retains for a bit, tons of lacing coats the glass.

Strong hop aroma with grapefruit and pine, some citrus juicyness and bready malts. Light sweetness with biting bitterness.

Hops bite right up front with citrus and grapefruit. Fairly juicy and balanced, some sweetness with tropical notes. Biscuit malt and faint caramel. Finishes dry, lingering, and hoppy.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, tingly and biting on the tongue. Drinks insanely well, great balance and flavor - I really hope they bottle this soon. (635 characters)

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Brown Bottle with pry-off cap bottled on 06/05/2014. Poured into a mason jar glass

Appearance: Pours a clear pale amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Citrus hops; i can't detect much malt in the aroma

Taste: very hop forward with a lot of floral citrus notes little to no malt presence

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing

Overall: I am impressed with the aroma of this beer and it gives a clean finish. It is still noticeable that this isn't a full IPA to style but it still has a lot of flavor and aroma. This certainly is perfect for occasions that you want a light beer but still want a lot of flavor. (610 characters)

Photo of Star80
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours out a hazy golden color with a nice lace.

S-Smells of floral, citric hops, some orange zest.

T-Big citric twang, some powdery bitterness, slightly tropical fruits. Not much in the malt department, but nice puckering bitter aftertaste.

M-Mouthfeel is smooth.

O-Overall a great beer highlighting Amarillo hops. Reminds me a hell of a lot of Gumballhead though, so not blowing me away in the originality department. However I love the idea of a hoppy session IPA. Too many alcohol bombs that prevent me from having "a few" on a sunny afternoon. so this doesn't really disappoint. (589 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Local Option, phrase of the night was "All Day". You can certainly drink this all day long.... The body is golden peach with a bright white head. Not much retention but ok lace... Lots going on in the nose with tropical notes balanced with floral hops. very strong for the abv, appreciate that... The taste loses some of the strong notes, more muted and what does come through is more of the floral hops that have a slight bitter finish that is not expected or pleasant. If some of the tropical mango came through this could be spectacular.

Very drinkable and pretty darn good, but than its rating right now. (620 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves light traces of lace.

S - A fruity pine aroma with seem caramel and notes of grapefruit.

T - Oine hops and caramel malt up front, some grapefruit comes out in the middle and the beer finishes with bready malt, moderate bitterness, and pine hop flavors.

M - Mediumbody, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - The hop character is excellent, but the malt is a bit too dry and toasty for my taste. While a touch of sweetness would go a long way here, it is a pretty nice session IPA overall. (624 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What most of us old time beergeeks have been waiting for I know it's been done but it seems like those other canned hoppy offerings with lower abvs seem funny after a can or two and I don't really want anymore after a couple cans. This is the exact opposite and it's name happens to be All Day IPA. Pours into a nonic pint glass leaving two fingers of nice thick head behind, with a pale copper/orange body with a bright white head/okay maybe slightly off white. Fine intricate lacing left on the sides of my glass bewteen each sip, this is pretty amazing stuff going on in my glass. Aroma has pine, citrus, floral hops with a light biscuit malt sweetness complementing the barrage of dry hopped aromatics going on. So enticing with the smell of this beer, that you literally want to fall in the vat and start consuming. Flavor is light with a good mix of malts and hops not an overbearing beer yet it's still reasonably flavorful, citric notes, floral accents, earth hops breed full into a nice soothing bitterness and ample clean bready malts compromise the malt profile. Mouthfeel full on bitterness lighter bodied heavy carbonation that leaves behind ample bitterness. Overall like a said the beergeeks dream, nice hops without getting hit over the head by the alcohol lights out hammer. (1,291 characters)

Photo of bum732
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Medium bright citrus, fresh grapefruit peel, heavy kumquat, slight grassiness

L: Light orange, slightly hazy, white head that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Bright citrus up front with some hoppy resins. Very clean, light malt. Medium bitterness with just a touch of sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with residual hop resin. Some soft grassiness as it warms, in a good way.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly crisp overall.

Very light, hoppy IPA with just enough malt to keep it in balance. Really enjoyed this, although i prefer a pale ale over this "light" IPA style. (578 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled recently, though I'm not sure of the exact date. Tasted 13 March 2013.

Pours a clear pale orange. A soft color, gentle and unimposing. A tiny bit of visible carbonation. Just a thin layer of nearly-white head, gone fast, little lacing. Just okay.

Smell is a fantastic clean, citrusy and tropical hop aroma. Surprisingly full and juicy for a session ale. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a heap of tropical fruit. Very pink. Delightful, and though I expected a minimal base, it's not lacking at all for support.

Taste is clean, dry, and lightly bitter. A bit of grapefruit is the only fruit I'm finding. But it's got that clean, slightly chalky dryness that many of the best low-ABV hopped-up pale ales have. Reminds me of something Three Floyds would brew.

Feel is light, pure, and nicely drying. Zippy carbonation, fizzes up and stays up. As the carbonation drops off, it dries out perfectly. Really nice.

A stellar hoppy session ale. In the realm of Zombie Dust, though not as good. I'm always impressed when brewers can put this much oomph into a low-ABV beer. But beyond the hop presence, this beer is really well crafted, with near-perfect mouthfeel and no downsides. Excellent. (1,190 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Slater's 50/50 (Liberty Station). What's Founders doing in San Diego? On to the beer:

All day IPA indeed. This beer is an orangish yellow colored beer, showing very good head retention and lace. The nose is a powerful one, dry yet full of hops. Clean, crisp citrus and pine in this one. And the taste goes along that way as well. What makes this fun to drink is besides having a relatively low ABV, is that is really does tastes like a very good, lower gravity IPA, and not to be confused with a pale ale. This is recommended for sure, especially during the lunch hour. (580 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wide chalice: this is a medium-gold, clear beer with a slight but solid head. The aroma is really packed with citrusy hops, lemon-grapefruitish! The flavor packs a strong bitterness up front, together with loads of citrus hop flavor. Malt doesn't really come into play at all. In fact, I'd be somewhat dubious about this beer, since the body is so light and there's no malt presence, except I realize it's supposed to be an IPA that's quaffed and enjoyed by volume, and as such, it fills a welcome niche. Heck, I might even drink the rest of this six-pack straight from the bottle, out in the garden. Drinkability gets A++. (637 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden amber with a thin white head and long stretches of lace.

S - Floral and citrus hops with a grainy biscuit malt balance. Lemon, orange and tangerine rinds, grapefruit,.

T - Citrus and grapefruit peels, lemon zest, on the bitter side with notes of grainy malt.

M - Light to medium with good carbonation. Lingering dry finish.

D - This beer is properly named. An all day drinking session IPA. Nothing special but good enough to easily put down a 6 pack or two through a long afternoon. (497 characters)

Photo of rjs246
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was delicious. Most of the session IPAs I've tried did not have the flavor I've been looking for. This one was pretty spot on. Smells like weed. Has that cannabis-y flavor up front with a well balanced finish. Would drink again. And again. And, well you get the idea. (272 characters)

Photo of C_Reid_S
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have this for breakfast, most work-weeks long. It's either this or some ridiculous Double IPA that makes me want to remove my intestinal tract around lunch-time... for whatever reason [not liking most piss mainstream 'beer'], this light, crisp refreshing brew is suitable for every hour, day.

Something about the sharp, cheap punch combines with possibly a de¢ent, hippity of hop-like spurt. Without punching you in the face.

The artwork, PERFECT; some beat-down, wood-paneled station wagon meandering down this perfectly-manicured suburban [dirt?] road. To nowhere. From nowhere. Just sipping away, all day, this beer.

And then, Monday morning comes around, zero miles padelled, we'll fret. [6] (701 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clean and clear light amber, with a light head of white foam. Attractive, but sparse lace.

Aroma is better -- a strong perfume of unabashed grapefruit hoppiness/happiness. Wonderful citrus and pine.

Taste is also wonderfully hop-centric, with a balance of deep, pungent citrus and a hint of spice. Finish is dry.

A wonderful session-worthy IPA that packs a superb hop wallop. Bravo! (394 characters)

Photo of sweett3k
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Rich Golden in color with a thin bubbley head.

S:Light crisp pine and citrus.

T: Grapefruit and bready.

M: It is a session ale so the drinability of the beer is awesome.

O: Founders makes some great brews. This one is spot on with being a great tasting beer you can drink all day long. Hince the name. Great job Michigan Breweries keep them coming. (356 characters)

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Finally, distribution of this new Founders brew to Indiana – I’ve been looking for it for quite some time. Cheers!

A: Solid gold with a spattering of white foam; looks more like fruit juice after a few seconds, due to the lack of retention and lacing.

S: Incredible amounts of hops for such a low-alcohol beer; dank pine, lemon, tangerine, and a scent of fresh-cut grass. A hint of toast follows, but this nose is mostly about that vibrant, hoppy character. Excellent.

T: Opens with succulent tastes of tropical fruits – mango, peach, and orange – and a bright sweetness of red apple and cherry. It’s a fresh, primarily fruity hop taste, but with enticing leafy, floral characters of rose water and lemongrass; as crisp and refreshing as you can get in a pale ale. Biscuit dough and cereal tastes fill out the palate as the hops die down. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent, showing only a subtle dryness, making that second sip of this lawnmower beer just as welcoming.

M: Thin, but that seems to be the point, so it’s not really disappointing. Gets a little worse at the bottom of the glass, once it’s warmer and less carbonated – just another reason to drink it down quick.

O: One of my favorites from Founders, and that’s saying something. This is a truly mouthwatering hop experience, but in a refreshing package that’s nothing but easy-drinking (though I do love those sticky, hoppy DIPAs). A beer that screams summer. (1,448 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled sometime in July. Thank you, Eric/Brian!

A clear orange with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is chock-full of aromatic hops. There's orange, peach, tropical fruit (mango and papaya) along with a bit of a grassy hop character. Malt character is minimal, though there is a touch of biscuit present. Ultimately, this one's about the hops and it does shine.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, more than I was anticipating and for a beer this low in ABV, quite appropriate. My beef with most "session IPAs" is that the beers don't have enough of a bittering hop addition, making them feel rather watery. Not this one, though - with a pleasant bitterness with some welcome resin, the palate follows up with flavors of citrus and mango. Grapefruit peel bitterness lingers on the finish. There is a touch of malt, a little bit of biscuit and honey, that wonderfully counters the bitterness. Light in body with crisp carbonation, this beer is hands down one better low ABV hoppy beers I've had recently. (1,067 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice clarity on the first pour. Orange gold body. Thin white halo of head. Poor retention and lace.

S - Great nose. Funky hops. Bright green grass. Grapefruit, orange, and citrus pith.

T - Big dried herbal hop; earthy oregano. Green plant stem. Touch of honey in the center. Dry dusty finish.

M - Appropriately light frame with great drinkability, but still enough substance to hold everything together.

O - One of the best session IPA's I've ever had. The first bottle I had about a week ago was even better, so drink this asap. (539 characters)

Photo of DannyDan
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a dark yellow hue with little lacing and not much retention.
S. The aroma consists of citrus, floral and pine from the hops.
T. The taste I get in this beer is some citrus and floral hops, but I mostly taste pine throughout the beer and get a mix of pine and citrus in the aftertaste.
M. A nice easy to drink IPA that has a smooth consistency to it.
O. A very nice IPA to enjoy when you feel like something that tastes very good, but is lower in alcohol than most IPAs. (482 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a beautifully clean copper/gold color with a finger of white head, lots of visible carbonation. smells very hoppy, grapefruit, pine, caramel. the flavor is mostly hoppy, definitely tasting the 2row, grapefruit, pine. medium body on the lighter side, moderate carbonation. a very refreshing and tasty ipa. the lower alcohol percentage makes it a perfect summer beer. (365 characters)

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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