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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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806 Reviews
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Reviews: 806
Hads: 6,248
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,724 | 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: 806 | Hads: 6,248
Photo of Chiefy770
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into an IPA glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: A modest white head forms above a golden amber body. The body is hazy but translucent. It looks very pleasant when held up to light.

Smell: Citrus drenched hops. Minor notes of bready grains.

Taste: The bitterness from the hops hits the tongue first. Pretty straightforward citrus notes... grapefruit in particular. Malts were there, just did not give off significant notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-Light body.

Overall: All Day IPA is a pretty straightforward IPA. The hops are not as wild as other varieties but they pack a clean, fresh punch that makes this beer enjoyable to drink. I would say this is a textbook example of a "weekend beer".

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Photo of Or80rowley
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having this beer @ 575 pizza, good beer selection

A. Nice sunburst yellow. One finger white head

S. Bright, juicy, tropical

T. Grapefruit, malt, nice hop balance

M. Clean, light body, mouth coat

O. Great IPA.i love balanced IPAs, this is one of them

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Photo of kylelenk
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice golden body with a white head that sticks around long enough. Leaves sticky lacing down the sides of the pint glass.

S: What you'd expect from a lighter, session IPA. Hops of front reminiscent of fresh cut grass. Floral and citrus notes on the back.

T: Incredibly light and a easy entry beer for those new to craft. Doesn't have an overwhelming hop presence like you'd find in bigger IPAs. The beer tastes incredibly fresh.

M: Lighter mouthfeel, easy drinking. Very much a beach beer.

O: Solid offering even though I don't choose it too often. Very light for those wanting to drink a few without feeling the effects.

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Photo of ChestSplitter
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle.
Looks like a nice clean pale ale. Nothing overly memorable.
Smells like hops. Not as citrusy as some other IPAs
Tastes like hops. Not a lot of balance here. This is just a very hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a very hoppy IPA without a lot of balance. Finish is bitter.
Overall: not one of my favorites in this category:

Bells Two-Hearted>Sierra Nevada Torpedo>NOLA Mechahopzilla>Founders All Day IPA.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden-amber pour, clear, with a bubbly white head that receded to a ringlet; dots of lacing on the glass. Basic aroma of citrus pith and distant biscuity malts. Similar taste, a biscuity malt base overlaid with citrusy, pithy hops, mild but lasting bitterness. Nothing new here, but nothing wrong with that. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable, good for the summertime. Sessionable? Sure, it's nice and goes down easily. But I'll take a Centennial or a Double Trouble over this any day.

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Photo of Suds
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and amber-gold in color. The beer has a lasting white head. The aroma has citrus, pine, and orange peel. Some distant grain and malt are present also. The beer is balanced, but a little on the dry side. Hoppey, fresh, and very enjoyable. The beer is medium in body.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from six at FMcD's, poured into standard pint glass

A - Clear golden orange, with little to no head

S - Pine, heavy grapefruit, grass

T - More of the same, with some biscuit and tinge (check) of malt. The bitterness and hops dominate the finish.

M- Extremely crisp, above average carbonation. Seems slightly thin/watery, but I believe that is part of the "session" qualities they were going for.

O - A good, basic, low alcohol IPA.

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Photo of plaid75
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop.

The taste offered waves of pine, orange and apricot atop a light grainy pale malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style as expected.

Overall a very tasty, hop forward session ale.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - 3.25 - golden amber color, no real head or lacing, looks okay
S - 4.5 - Explosion of hops for what it is. Pine, citrus zest, etc.
T - 4.5 - Pine, grapefruit, mango, bready malt in the background and finish. So good considering it's a small beer.
M - 4.0 - light, no alcohol detectable, aftertaste isn't much, some slight hop bitterness.
O - 4.25 - Great session beer.
**Bottled 9/26/2013, notes from early October, so it was only a few weeks old at most when I tried it. This might be a beer that needs to be drank REALLY fresh, from what I'm seeing from other reviews here.

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Photo of lochef81
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A simple beer all around. Pours a nice golden amber color with a decent head that sticks around for a nice amount of time. Smells of your typical IPA elements; grapefruit and pine. The taste though is very simple. There is a forward push of hops and citrus notes but very little behind it. The initial taste is very enjoyable but quickly turns to a bitter, astringent flavor that is vaguely reminiscent of(what I can only describe as) feline urine. Its not a horrible beer but definitely not what I expect from a brewery like Founders. Would purchase again only in a pinch.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of the citric hops with a light malt backbone. Hops lead off with pine, citrus, and floral notes with a fair amount of bitterness. Bready malts come in but not much in the way of sweetness. Finishes with a spicy and earth hop kick.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this accomplishes its goal of being a flavorful, low alcohol IPA.

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Photo of soju6
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper color with a small head and bit of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, some malt sweetness and fruity. taste of citrus, with a mic of malt sweetness and fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Good for a few.

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Photo of SmashPants
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a nice old-school label.

Appearance: pours a crystal clear golden amber with a decent off-white head that sits at one-finger. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: an intensely nose of orange citrus, pine and grass hops. There are some earthen characters in the background too, which is nice.

Taste: follows from the nose, and I am happy to report that unlike most IPAs that have a strong nose, this one also has an even more intense flavour of pine and citrus. Those earthen characters and some malts are around in the background again.

Aftertaste: hangs about for quite a time, with a touch of alcohol to boot. Plenty of hop bitterness. Nice.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: a particularly good example of the American IPA style. Plenty of hops up front with just enough presence from the malts and warming alcohol to round it out. At AU$75 a case of 24 x 355mL (2013) it is better value than plenty of less impressive options.

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Photo of righthereisay
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Gold, a little hazy and clear.

Smell: Right off the bat I think grass and pine. That's it. At this point, my expectations were lowered.

Taste: I'm liking this. I'm not a fan of bitter IPAs (not sure why anyone would be), but this was not bitter. Nice hoppy flavor (citrus, grapefruit), nice and clean.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, nice body. Very light. I see why they call it All Day IPA... you could definitely drink it all day, no doubt.

O: Compared to other beers that you can drink "all day", this is one of the best. Not my favorite, but in my top 10 of "all day" beers.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
Medium to light amber with minimal head that disappeared relatively quickly.
Aromas were of mild hops, with presence of slightly bready malt background.
Taste was spot on. Mild bitterness with good high notes of citrus hops.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall for a 4.7% ABV beer, this had great hop profile and fits the definition of a sessionable IPA.

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Photo of admiral
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the beer aims for: a session beer with a nice IPA flavour that keeps you coming back for more

aroma: floral, spice, grapefruit and citrus predominate

taste: floral, spice, grapefruit, citrus and pine with malt to balance it out

nothing outstanding but it's goal is for sessionability with quality taste and lowish alcohol content - which it has achieved outstandingly, hence the 4 for overall

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Photo of turbotype
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a few short comments for this AIPA. I will start off by saying, look at the name. All Day IPA. A session ale. I think Founder's hit a homerun on this one. This brew has all the points of any other mainstream India Pale Ale, but in a softer, chuggable format, due to lower ABV. I drink mine straight from the can, anytime, anywhere it's viable. Heck, even the can looks chill and relaxing. I can't imagine anyone who enjoys IPA's to say this is not exactly what the can says. If you go in expecting Pliny the Elder, you will be disappointed. BUT, if you go in expecting BMC lager, you will be pleasantly surprised and wearing a nice smile all day.

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Photo of BryanCarey
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

All Day IPA is an orange- colored brew with a very slight head of foam that doesn’t hold together very long and leaves little or no lacing. This beer has a nose of citrus with some pine and pale malt lurking close behind. The body is a little hazy and the beer pours very easy and freely.

This IPA is a little lighter than the average, with the flavors of citrus hops, pale malts, tropical fruit, pineapple, and some biscuit- like malt. The overall flavor profile is lighter than other IPA, but still nicely balanced and sessionable. The body is very free- flowing and the beer finishes much cleaner than other IPA.

Lower alcohol and with less hop bitterness than other IPA, All Day IPA is exactly the type of beer you would expect. No, it isn’t going to satisfy the extreme hop cravings many of us have, but it is good when you want to taste some hops but want the hops kept in check. Founders actually did a good job balancing out this beer and making it just hoppy enough to satisfy and just light enough to make it good for everyday consumption. It’s another winner from one of America’s best breweries.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color with a small light tan head. The smell is a huge tropical fruit and citrus head - juicy stuff. Taste is tart citrus with a bit of tropical backing ending a bit dry with just a little bitterness. Light body with fairly active carbonation.

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Photo of trentbent
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this at the bar because I thought the bar was serving Sixpoint Global Warming, and I still haven't had SGW!!! But I did get to try this.
While I was drinking it I couldn't tell if it was oh so lovely or if it was just too much distinctive grapefruit. I really tasted like yummy grapefruit juice, though normally I don't like grapefruit juice. It was sort of pristine in a way. Hops notes are tremendous but so palatable. I think of cigar and cardamom on the nose, a smooth mouthfeel but complex enough to stick around with each sip.
This is supposed to be their session beer, if I hadn't already been drinking at home I'd have continued with this one. So yeah I wasn't sure about that grapefruit but then I couldn't get the beer off my mind. That's what signifies a good beer to me: when I can't get that flavor off my mind. It happened with Carton Brunch Dinner Grub and it happened with this.
I think it's Founder's best (i)PA.

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Photo of tommypB
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried FounderS ALL DAY IPA lat week for the 1st time, and I'm a big fan. I returned to the store the next day, and bought 12 more. 4.7% alc , but you can't tell by the taste. It has a wonderful golden color with not much fuz after the pour. Kind of an orangey, pine flavor, and smell. Not as heavy as most ipa, and I guess that's why they call it a Session Ale.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers.

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Photo of Beric
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one fell through the cracks back when I had it, so this is from memory.
Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Enjoyed: Sometime July 2013

Appearance: Looks like an IPA, though the head does not stick around as long. Good amber color to it. Crystal clear. Looks very carbonated.

Smell: Not as huge of a hop-forward smell as some other "American IPAs", but then again, this one isn't like most others.

Taste: Keeping in mind that this is supposed to be a low ABV IPA, and thus isn't quite as big or complex as other beers of its same style, this one is great. As a session beer, this one is loaded with complex flavor, with a good, sweet malt backbone dominated by substantial hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Compared to other IPAs, if memory serves me well, this one was very effervescent. Not to say that it was not refreshing as a result, but it seemed slightly overcarbonated to me.

Overall: Since this is intended as a session beer, I think Founders crafted another masterpiece here. I could drink this one all day and still get a good hop fix without descending too far down the inebriated rabbit hole. Great that it's offered in cans too, as this could be a quintessential tailgate beer for craft beer nerds.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S - Citrus fills the nostrils, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, bright fruit, pineapple, white bread yeast with a biscuity pale malt underneath.

T - Follows the nose with bright grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and orange. Nice hop flavor with ample bitterness. Tangerines show up and the pale malts support the zesty citrus with some grassy and slightly spicy hops coming in as it warms. Finishes crisp and clean with a pithy grapefruit bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, solid carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

A great session IPA, especially for the ABV. Grapefruit dominates with a light pale malt base. It's crisp and clean and you could drink this all day... get it.

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Photo of MattyBones
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this both and tap and in the bottle and there wasn't too much of a difference. A session ale indeed!!

Appearance: a light golden/copper color, pores with a thin white had and a solid amount of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus...smells like grapefruits and tangerines.

taste: It tastes just like it smells. It basically tastes like liquid grapefruit with a slight sweetness. A decent burst from the hops that finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: very light, clean with a good amount of carbonation. You get the flavors and then...it's gone. As if you never drank it.

Overall: I would have to say it is perfect for what it is. A session ale and nothing more. It gives off some good flavors, stays light and clean, and served ice cold it is extremely refreshing. Again, it's excellent for what it is.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.