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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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87
very good

5,585 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,585
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,175 | FT: 10
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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Ratings: 5,585 | Reviews: 769
Photo of Wadsey
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

All Day IPA

Served in New Belgium tulip

A: Pours clear pale gold with modest head that has little retention. No lacing. Modest effervescence. 

S: Ripe fuzzy fruits, especially peaches, some resin, instant tea, and biscuity malts. An unexpected note of strawberry. I'm tempted to say grapefruit, but I never quite get there.

T: Tongue disappoints. Light, general fruit joins stronger resin. Malts taste more toasty. Relative bitterness is strong. Finish is bitter and grainy. 

M: Light body and medium-light carbonation. Out of the growler the beer drinks as though it were on cask. 

O: All Day IPA drinks packs quite a bit of smell and taste for being a lower ABV beer. It feels a little too "on the fence" though, meaning it isn't quite a session beer or a proper IPA. Still, it is quite drinkable due to its simplicity and lower ABV. 

Photo of MikeyLegend
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Small head, more carbonation than most. Small amount of lacing that disappeared as you drank.

Faint copper color, more of a gold color. Hop smell is not over bearing and it went down smooth. Good session IPA. Probably closer to the top for the price. I'll buy this again.

Photo of imintune2
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

NOTE: i found it difficult to review this beer relative to others of its style. a seemingly-average rating does not do justice to what i believe to be a "true" session ale.

A: light amber with a thin layer of head. very minimal lacing.

S: citrusy hops, bready notes

T: it's impressive how much refreshing hoppiness is packed into this IPA. the taste is neither lacking nor awe-inspiring... it simply is.

M: light body with light carbonation and a pleasantly sweet (and yes... light) aftertaste.

O: with minimal bitterness (42 IBUs) and low ABV, this a perfect IPA to enjoy with disregard for your inhibitions. maybe it's just the label (an old Woody with a canoe strapped to the roof heading down some pleasant country road)... but i would very much like to be outside under a warm sun right now.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Southside830
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very flavorful IPA for such a low ABV. Lacks the backbone of a true IPA and is a bit watery. This brew has a nice piney, citrusy flavor. If I was looking for a session IPA I think I prefer Stone levitation Ale to this brew.

Photo of joe12pk
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Deep clear gold. Minimal head with decent lacing.

S - Citrus and pine. Some fruit.

T - A blast of citrus followed by some sweet fruit is ruined by a bitter pine aftertaste that lingers too long.

M - Medium

O - It's a good beer. Could have been a favorite save for the dour pine note at the end. Maybe I need to try this in a can.

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3.32/5  rDev -14%

Photo of burnstar
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark gold with a medium very persistent rocky head. Smell is huge grapefruit hops. Taste is much the same as the smell. Big grapefruit hops and little else. I think it's a nice smell but for the flavor it needs more malt to add some backbone. Unbalanced. This is why IPA's typically have higer ABVs. Medium to light bodied and very well carbonated. Very drinkable but overall the concept isn't working too well for me. I like the idea of hoppy session beer. But maybe this is a little too hoppy or a little too weak.

Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear pale orange colour with a decent size head. Head is not particularly dense. Tiny bit of yeast left in the bottle.
S: Boat loads of passionfruit. Bit of grapefruit and apricot.
T: Nice hop flavour. A bit of passionfruit and citrus but are very subdued, maybe by it's watery mouthfeel.
M: Very thin and watery.
O: A bit disappointing. Nice hop character but the lack of any malt backbone make it too thin and watery, even for a session beer.

Photo of Urk1127
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank out of the bottle. Medium feel. Dry and hoppy. No trace of alcohol to taste. I liked it more than othe IPAs but I'm not super crazy about IPAs

Photo of gillagorilla
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottle date: 7/30/13)

A: Deep blonde with a copper tinge. Nice lacing.

S: This smells pretty good. It is a different smelling IPA. The citrus-pine smells of this is blended quite uniquely.

T: The pine here is not good tasting and mostly, "Bleh." I can't place the exact flavor profile of the pine and malt here, but it just seems to be the bad side of pine bark.

M: Thin, not very prickly or coarse.

O: Eh, this IPA is not my bag. There is something about session IPAs that kind of takes all the fun and taste out of a good ABV. They are like the diet soda of IPAs, some people like them but not everybody. If I'm going to be drinking a beer, I want it to be full flavored.

Photo of JohnQVD
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored, slightly cloudy, with a razor-thin head. Smell is floral, with some papaya and mango. Taste is light, with some citrus notes and an aspirin-like lingering bitterness. Feel is somewhat insubstantial with medium carbonation.

Overall, this isn't bad for a light summer session beer, but I think it could be more than it is.

Photo of Celtics76
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decided to try this “sessionable” brew while watching a Game of Thrones episode.

Poured into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass – clear bronze in color with a quickly deteriorating head. Strong smell of citrus/pine.

Taste is of bitter hops and grapefruit. I like grapefruit notes as part of an IPA flavor profile, but in this case it dominates the beer too much. The mouthfeel is thin (which obviously was intended for session purposes) but the lingering, bitter aftertaste causes it to be a slow sipper for me.

This beer just doesn’t work for me, especially as a session ale. I’ve loved every Founders beer up until this point. Too bad.

Photo of jrs3994243
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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 Danny1217
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with a slight orange tint. A small head of white foam with medium retention and lacing.
A nice, mild citrus and floral hop aroma. Slightly piney.
The taste is more mild than the aroma. Very little malt presence and a good dose of citrus hops.
Very light body, as is expected from the name and the low ABV. The beer goes down smoothly and I feel ready to have another beer as soon as I'm done.

Overall it is a solid pale ale, but my main problem is that it's not an IPA! As I am rating to style and this just doesn't meet the expectation I have when something is listed as an American IPA, I can't give this any better of a rating. My other problem with this is the price. It costs just as much as Centennial IPA, Founders Porter, and Dirty Bastard. At this price I don't see why I would ever buy this again when other good pale ales are being sold for cheaper.

Photo of smcnulty1981
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: bright light orange golden color with steaming carbonation 1 finger of bright white head not much head retention or lacing however

S: good grassy hops on the nose slight bight of citrus not very complex but smells good

T: bitter upfront followed by and earthy grass flavor and bit of malt not complex but very refreshing

M: fairly thin body but finishes very dry like a good ipa should be

O: for a session ipa this is great awesome everyday drinking beer (
Like the name says I could really buy a six pack and drink a few in an afternoon

Photo of JimKal
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had been looking for to this one.

A: dark gold. Clear with a head that dissipates quickly

S: light citrus

T: reminded me more a light pale ale rather than an IPA

M: watery

O: OK but not a repeat for me. I much prefer 21st Amendment's Bitter American for a low ABV brew.

Photo of RickS95
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance doesn't fit the type very well. It's extremely clear and thin looking. Straw amber in color, it looks filtered and clarified and everything else to make it look like it does. The head is a finger thick of very white bubbles, but doesn't even look much like the sticky, foamy IPAs I've had before. Very below average retention, and it's so thin there's no lacing.

Fortunately it smells like it should. Pine, grapefruit and apricot fill the nose, possibly some pineapple as well. Lots of citrus.

A good amount of malt, plenty of earthy pine, and then hops, with their citric tastes in the swallow. The hops are a bit lacking in taste, mostly for aroma.

Quite thin with a watered down feel. There's a lot of bitterness, moreso than the label's 42 IBUs would suggest, but it's never too much. A bit of an oily feel from the hops. Light bodied. No alcohol presence.

Not one of Founder's best and not really all that impressive for an IPA. Could use more body and more punch.

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3.36/5  rDev -13%

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3.36/5  rDev -13%

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3.36/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Bakerwine
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best part of this simple and pleasantly drinkable beer is the color - it's really lovely, with copper and deep straw/yellow/orange notes and a just bright, slightly cloudy core.

The nose is familiar - we've smelled this before, haven't we? The hops are floral and fruity and seem a bit too calculated, but even though we know we're being pandered to, we still enjoy the smells of lemon peel, purple flowers and banana skin.

Palate is underwhelming - just a touch of the florarlity and citrus - the bitter notes are actually balanced and stimulate the palate, which saves this beer in the mouth

Very pleasant and richly textured in the mouth with good energy and creaminess - a positive to this beer

The finish is simple, which is what you expect. I would drink this again, if someone else was buying.

Photo of mr_mytmike
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billlow
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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