Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -26.7%
Bottle into glass
A - Clear light orange/yellow. Pours a medium head that recedes to a ring around the edge. Moderate/minimal lacing.
S - Not a huge nose, faint tropical hops and light malt
T - Overall taste is lacking as well. Starts with a little bread, then hops with lemon, pinneapple and grapefruit, finishes with a little funk and pine pricklyness. The funk, pine, and bread tastes linger on the palate. Overall a little bland, watery, and prickly
M - High carbonation and light/watery body
O - Not nearly as much character as I hoped for. There are plenty of other beers that I would rather drink all day
03-15-2013 19:49:34 | More by JG-90
2.83/5 rDev -26.7%
Served from a 12oz bottle.
A: beautiful amber color, but little to no head.
S: maybe it's because I drink a lot of IPAs, but I could barely tell this was an IPA. Probably because it is a sessions IPA, but there are subtle hoppy, floral scents.
T: mild IPA taste. Again due to the sessions IPA style.
M: easy to drink, goes down smooth.
O: I am not a fan of sessions IPAs so this does not get a favorable rating for me. If these are your style, I think it would hit the spot, but I like my IPAs powerful.
06-04-2012 17:15:26 | More by BrianGaynor
2.84/5 rDev -26.4%
Pours darker blond with a finger of white head.
Smell is really hoppy, fresh cut grass.
Taste is grassy, a bit stale, a bit of mild fruit. It’s got taste, but not a good one.
Very light bodied.
Session IPA is not one of my favorite styles. This one is middle of the road in a sub-par style. I can drink it, but I wouldn’t pursue it.
07-20-2013 17:20:35 | More by Smurf2055
2.86/5 rDev -25.9%
I don't get it. The first one of these I had out of the sixpack was so enjoyable and tasty and refreshing and light. I thought I'd found my new go-to beer, particularly for warm weather. Several days later, the second one tasted like straight up cat pee. Is that the Simcoe hops? Is it one of the undisclosed hops they say are in there? I don't know but it makes for an unpleasant experience. I tried a third one several days later and it was cat pee again. Pushed the rest of the pack off on a friend. This one gets perma-banned from my fridge.
05-21-2013 23:41:35 | More by BrownNut
2.88/5 rDev -25.4%
A: Very light amber, almost a touch of yellow to it. Effervescent foamy head that retains well.
S: Very strong, almost perfume like fruit note. Reminds of potpurri and orange soda. Not necessarily a good thing.
T: Offputting sweet flavor right off the bat, bitterness struggles to overpower it and doesn't really succeed. Perfume smell carries over to taste a little. No real malt profile.
M: Well they nailed it here, very crisp but not watery. Finishes with a little dryness that makes the bitterness pop a little, but overall its well bodied for the intent.
O: This is what IPA would taste like if Budweiser tried it. Hop finish seems artificial and the taste is all wrong. A heavily dry hopped pale would be much better than this. Its only the second bad IPA I have had, and this might be the worst of the two.
04-18-2013 00:09:30 | More by HugePlume
2.89/5 rDev -25.1%
I have decided with this beer that Indian Pale Ale beers are not my first choice of style. Although it was well balanced the hops were very strong. My favorite thing about this beer is that the aftertaste was not long, although it was bitter. Too hoppy for my personal taste.
04-29-2013 12:22:37 | More by sharlie
2.89/5 rDev -25.1%
12oz bottle into tall tulip, bottled 6/11/13
A: Pours a light yellow color with two fingers of dense white foam. Good retention, great lacing.
S: Lots of hops here - I get grassy, piney, and a bit of dank hops all coming together. A bready malt backbone is in the background, but is certainly there. A hint of fruity sweetness.
T: Hops move towards dank now, though I still get some grassiness that I got in the aroma. The bready malt backbone I gt in the aroma is nearly gone now. Watery.
M: Thin with good carbonation.
O: Not a fan. The aroma is nice, but the flavor is a bit watery and the hop punch I got in the aroma was not nearly as complex or tasty.
08-02-2013 02:52:21 | More by coreyfmcdonald
2.91/5 rDev -24.6%
Body is quite clear light amber, small soapy head, and not a lot of lacing.
A fairly potent hop bouqet: floral, tea-like, and piney. A hint of grassyness.
Flavor is more restrained than the aroma, some big hops up front that have a little bit more of that grapefruit and piney bitterness, turns quickly to just a straight up bitter burn. Minimal malt sweetness. All in all, taste is kind of watery.
Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Not much body or weight, so sessionable it is indeed.
I suppose if you are just a crazy hop-addict who needs an IPA to session, you might find this beer appealing, but for those of us who are open to other styles that are easy to drink, there are many better options for tasty, light bodied and low ABV beer.
03-24-2013 00:48:15 | More by KBomb
2.93/5 rDev -24.1%
Poured from bottle into a rocks glass. Bottle is stamped with 12/26/2012 as the date.
Appearance- Pretty clear, Had to pour rather hard to get the desired head. About half a finger of white head.
Smell- Of course hops right up front. Subtle hints of fruit. Lemon, grapefruit, and maybe even bananas.
Taste- WAY too watery! This is a huge disappointment from a world-class brewery like Founders. Only 42 IBUs??? I mean come on.
Mouthfeel- It is what it claims. You could surely drink these all day. Its not going blow your tastebuds away like a Hopslam or White Rajah.
Overall- It's not the kind of IPA that will blast you away. You do have to give Founders credit though, this beer is exactly what it says it is.
02-26-2012 22:54:26 | More by frenchblood21
2.93/5 rDev -24.1%
Pours a very light orance with a finger of white head.
Smell is great with a citrusy tropical hit that really suprised me for the abv.
Taste.... And this is where it falls apart for me. A lot of bitterness, that frankly covers up most other flavors, a little citrus pokes through in the finish.
Mouthfeel is watery, even for 4.7% I was expecting some sort of feel.
Well this is a beer that I just flat out do not understand... Why just bitter the hell out of a low ABV beer.
Plenty of hop forward Pales are avaliable at around the same ABV that have way more flavor and actually drink like beer.
I understand the marketing just do not understand how it is working.
03-15-2013 22:12:56 | More by nickapalooza86
2.93/5 rDev -24.1%
A: A pale yellow body with a one finger white laced head that disappeared quickly.
S: Extremely muted. There is a subtle bready caramel aroma with a tinge of hop that resembles pine.
T: There is a bitterness in the beginning. Very subtle pine and citrus followed by very subtle caramel.
M: Medium body with sharp carbonation.
O: Not a good IPA. This would not even make a good pale ale. Little flavor and more common IPAs are better and cheaper.
03-31-2013 06:25:43 | More by jvillefan
2.94/5 rDev -23.8%
12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.
Light amber color. Pours out with a rich thick head that that lasts several minutes, but interestly leaves little lacing. Relatively low in alcohol. Nothing remarkable other than its lightness, making it enjoyably refreshing.
04-23-2014 01:57:13 | More by jTmakkiCx
2.98/5 rDev -22.8%
Marketed as "Endurance Ale" at the time I tried this.
On tap at Winking Lizard. Opted not to pay the extra buck to keep the ugly glass they were offering.
Pale golden color, crystal clear, small white ring of large bubbles. No lace.
Smells sweet, citrusy grapefruit, lemon, cracked peppercorns.
The taste is mostly bitter pine, it really reminded me of Stone IPA. Dry rough finish on the palate.
Very drinkable, as intended, but also very boring. I am really not too pleased with the mild/session beer fad that's erupting this year. I have yet to taste a good beer brewed with this intent lately. Give me something with good flavor or at least keep the mediocrity in Michigan.
03-08-2011 09:41:25 | More by Spider889
2.99/5 rDev -22.5%
Appearance: orangey gold with a thin white fizzy head, and great clarity
Aroma: very grapefruity, strong tropical fruit aroma. No malt character.
Taste: very thin, actually surprisingly thin tasting. Almost no malt character and almost all grapefruit hop flavor. It actually tastes likes hop steeped water.
Mouthfeel: very thin and light bodied in a way that is wrong for the style. Medium carbonation
Overall: Disappointing for such a great brewery, especially one known for such strong beers like Dirty Bastard. No malt flavor makes the beer taste like hop steeped water.
08-24-2013 01:05:27 | More by dwren89
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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