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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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87
very good

3,478 Ratings
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Ratings: 3478
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%


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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barnzy78

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours golden with a slight orange tinge. Nice fluffy, white head leaves some lace and holds decent retention. Aromas are really pleasant - floral hop, lemon, grapefruit, and some biscuity malt. Tastes are refreshing with fruity hops providing a pungent grapefruit and lemon rind flavor. Some mild malt notes: biscuity and faint caramel. Mouth-feel is thin-to-medium and is bitter, sharp, and dry on the finish with a sharp cheddar aftertaste that is not off-putting. I think it's slightly over-hopped in the bitterness department, but overall I like this for what it is, but I'd rather have it's big brother, Centennial, if I was to choose an IPA from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 19:21:36 | More by barnzy78
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Deschutes tulip glass. Bottle date is 1/4/12.

A: Almost clear orange yellow color. Good carbonation. Bright white head. Fluffy head.

S: Cat piss smell astrigency for sure. Fruity hops are there but almost masked. Grapefruit and pine.

T: I get some orangey fruit in the tip of the tongue. Some mild caramel malt. But mostly this is just an overhopped pale ale. I guess it's an IPA

M: Light bodied.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 22:55:44 | More by inlimbo77
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stercomm

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - yellowish light honey in color, slight haze, big soapy white head the recedes quickly levaing a thin slick of foam on top, good glass lacing.

S - Gwt assailed immediately by grapefruit and pine, absolutely no malt to speak of.

T - Similar to the smell, grapefruit, mango and pine, mid taste a very slight hint of malt,finishing very dry and crisp.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.

O - This is a very nice IPA, some say too thin but for me it is a good tasting beer, lots of hops but very little bitterness, very refreshing finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 21:08:28 | More by stercomm
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Bottled 02/02/12

A: Pours a bright straw gold. Slight haze. Capped with a finger of bright white foam that doesn't hang around very long and also doesn't leave much in that way of lace behind.

S: Fresh-cut grass clippings, pine, and grapefruit. As it warms its' citrus leanings take center stage and out come aromas of tangerine and clementine.

T: As above with more in the way of pine. Malt is light yet assertive.

M: Relatively thin and crisp but pretty right on for the abv. Palate was left feeling clean and refreshed rather than sweet and leaden.

O: Totally lives up to its' name. This literally IS and all day IPA. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 19:20:20 | More by GbVDave
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largadeer

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Paul.

Appearance: Pale gold body with a slight haze, topped by a tightly packed inch of foam.

Smell: Mmm, pine and grapefruit, slight tropical fruit... Simcoe? Smells quite good. A little bit spicy, too. No malt to speak of here.

Taste & mouthfeel: Big hop flavors of grapefruit, mango and pine, little discernible malt character. Light-bodied, but not thin - feels fairly sturdy for the low ABV. Firm bitter finish, quite dry. Bitterness is very dialed in here, you could easily have a few of these without wearing down the palate much.

Overall: Great. Had this on tap last year in Chicago an thought it was excellent, and it's excellent from the bottle as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 05:47:24 | More by largadeer
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. $9.99 sixpack. Bottled 1/4/12.

Appearance: Clear yellow gold, smallish white head with average retention and lacing.

Smell: Resinous pine and fresh greenery. Sweet and bitter citrus follows.

Taste: Very flavorful hops with a stiff bitterness. Slim malt bill falls short of balancing the bitterness. Fresh cut grass, pine needles, citrus pith. Tasty, but obviously a small beer that is overhopped.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of course, but not watery. The big load of hops adds some resiny mouthfeel in the end.

Overall: Compared to regular IPAs, this feels thin, small, and weak despite the hefty hoppiness. As a session beer for hopheads, its great stuff. Really love the hops aroma/flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 02:30:04 | More by rapidsequence
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a conical pint

A - It pours golden amber in color, and presents one inch of off white head.

S - I get fresh citrus and tropical aromas. Mango is the most apparent.

T - This beer just seems to be dominated by mango and tropical fruit. I really like this aspect. I get some mild bittering at the end.

M - Medium

O - This is a very good, easy drinking ipa. I always expect quality with Founders and was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 17:50:16 | More by buschbeer
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from"stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed golden orange in color, with a short head of white foam.
Aroma-Nice boquet of juicy, piney hops.
Taste-Initial gulp is a bit weak-kneed, then a nice rush of hops and fruity pine come in for a nice flavorfull finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this is a "sessionable" IPA and would be welcome in the hotter months or at a backyard BBQ. Nice flavor and very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 17:18:55 | More by hosehead83
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prototypic

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All Day IPA is an attractive gold color. It looks a tad hazy. When held to light, it has a very faint orange tint to it. A soft, white head covers the surface and rises to nearly a finger in height. It recedes quickly and leaves a very light lacing behind as it descends.

The nose seems a little weak, but it still smells pretty good. Hops are very apparent from the first whiff. Smells like a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine mostly. It’s a nice mix though. Smells pretty good. There are some malty notes. A little caramel and perhaps toasted malts are in the mix. They definitely take a back seat to the hops though. Alcohol is buried. No huge surprise there. Needs more strength, but smells pretty good.

The flavor is good. Hops are definitely front and center. Grapefruit and pine flavors hit the palate and resonate throughout. The malt base features light caramel and toasted malts. They don’t overpower the hops though. The hops have a really nice flavor that shines, and they add a touch of bitterness along the way. All in all, it’s has a decent amount of balance though. No need to worry about scathing bitterness here. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes fruity and a little dry.

All Day IPA definitely has a lighter body. Carbonation seems light and soft. For what it is, it has a nice feel. It’s very light and easy drinking. I could handle a few bottles of this with ease. But, I guess that’s the point, isn’t it?

Founders Brewing Company is one of my favorite breweries. They aren’t the first to brew a lower abv IPA, but they did a nice job with it. It has a really nice flavor and is very, very drinkable. Sounds like mission accomplished to me. If you’re a fan of IPAs and are looking for something to drink over an evening, find a few bottles of this. It fits the bill!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 04:06:55 | More by prototypic
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from bottle to glass with a light amber or maybe copper color. Head is about medium thick and dissipates pretty quickly.

Odor is very floral. A long of light floral as well as some green notes.
Taste is very nice. Feel is smooth and clean. Taste is of hops first obviously. Some citrus as well. Does not end with a lot of bitterness and leaves you wanting more.
Overall and very nice IPA. I like it less than centennial, but that is a high standard in my book.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 22:23:38 | More by dexterk1
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lstokes

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light amber with a fluffy head and pine and grapefruit aromas. The taste is pretty awesome--lots of grapefruit and citrus, some floral, a bit of pale malt backing, but with a strong bitter finish that resembles heavier IPAs. Just about flawless in execution.

I've become a lightweight since losing a lot of weight last year, so I can see this beer becoming my savior, the one that lets me keep up with my boyfriend without becoming a slurring mess. Love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 18:00:47 | More by lstokes
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost done with notes from the site shutdown.

This review is almost identical to the review of this beer on tap. It changes in no way except that it's more presentable, developing a stronger head with better retention and lacing. Thus, the appearance paragraph is removed from my original on-tap review and the rest remains.

The aroma highlights grapefruit. There's a bit more to it, a bit of accompanying floral bitterness, light sweetness and balancing malts, but otherwise it's all about the grapefruit.
As expected from Founders for a sessionable, low alcohol IPA, this beer is light but flavorful. What's ultimately showcased is a malt-balanced, bright, clean, green leafy grapefruit.
There's a bit of heft to an otherwise light body. Brisk crispness combines with a light smoothness but keeps the focus on crisp.
All in all, Founders has produced a very drinkable IPA with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 14:59:55 | More by Brenden
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samie85

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, light amber color with two fingers of white head.

Smells of guava and blood orange with some light pine.

Big hop notes with a very light caramel malt backing.

Very light bodied with low but prickly carbonation.

Reminds me of an IPA I accidentally over-diluted; still has an ample hop bunch but the malt aspect isn't there. I think Leviation is better rounded beer that's actually lower in alcohol than this.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:11:29 | More by samie85
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mechamifune

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice gold/orange hue with a slight white head. Minimal lacing. Clean/clear look to the body.

Smell is lots of citrus notes. Not an overpowering smell, but noticeable enough. Hop profile is there in the smell but I can't define it.

Taste is a pleasantly balanced one. Citrus fruits dominate upfront and it lingers into only the slightest of sweetness, finishing with but a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average.... crisp enough for the style but in the end it starts feeling a bit watery.

I'm alwaya a fan of beers that have a lot of hop/citrus taste but not a lot of bitterness or extreme residual sweetness, so this fits the bill in that sense. But at the same time, compared to beers off the top of my head that I think are at least somewhat similar, like Daisy Cutter or Little Hump, I perfer those two to this. The biggest problem (and I didn't deduct for this) for me though is that if the point of this beer is to be "sessionable" (and, I would assume cost less to produce per batch) then why am I paying the same for this as I would for Red's Rye? Even making it just $1 or $2 less than their usual offerings would mean a lot IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:18:22 | More by mechamifune
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youngleo

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured to about a one inch slightly offwhite head. Brew itself was brownish gold in color. Left a little lacing, but nothing to brag about. Had as light hoppy smell. Maybe a little sweetness going on. Not a real strong hoppy flavor noticed. There were notes of citrus and pine. Also had a quite strong bitter aftertaste. The bitter left as fast as it was noticed to me. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was good. I thought this would taste like Two Hearted, but there was no comparison. Two Hearted was better. But then again, Two Hearted with its higher alcohol content isnt (to me) a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:41:52 | More by youngleo
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frenchblood21

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:54:26 | More by frenchblood21
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with "1/04/12" stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Pours pale orange in color with really good clarity. The head barely stood one finger tall and faded to almost nothing after only a few minutes. There is some lacing, but nothing to write home about. This baby looks more carbonated than it taste.

The aroma is fresh, crisp, and citrus forward. Very nice. I'm getting orange and grapefruit zest.

Thin malt body up front. Nice bitter bite from the hops. Somewhat fruity...again, I'm getting oranges and grapefruit. Very clean and crisp finish with the bitterness lingering ever so slightly.

Thin bodied mouthfeel. Very wet with moderate carbonation.

To me, this is an American Pale Ale. It's just so easy to drink, and the alcohol is below 5%. It's still a good beer overall regardless.

Morey's Bottom Line: I could definitely see drinking this all day during a BBQ on an 80 degree summer day. If I was in charge at Founders, this would be a May or June seasonal without a doubt. I wouldn't make this year round.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 21:03:12 | More by Morey
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is honey gold with a white head and some lacing.

Nose is fresh, roasted hops, with some nuttiness and light caramel.

Taste is a great balance of sweet honey and nuttiness, with mild hops and some spice.

Mouthfeel is smooth and absurdly refreshing, with great carbonation.

Overall, could you imagine if all Sessions were this good?

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 05:09:31 | More by dorianmarley
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/4/12

A - Light and transparent copper body with minimal white head.

S - A nice pungent citrusy profile, with hints of tropical fruit. Nice nose

T - Light and crisp with a touch of tropical fruits and a light citrus tang and bitterness. A very pleasant and palatable thing here.

M - light, thin, very smooth. the tiniest bit astringent and a touch drying

O - a really enjoyable beer with is probably very sessionable. $11 for a six-pack isn't really what I look for in a session beer, though...

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:48:26 | More by ColdPoncho
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dedrinker

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color with dull white head.

Light aroma of sweet malt with an herbal and resinous hop bouquet. Mild and quite pleasant.

Flavors of toasty malt (a tiny barely perceptible note of butterscotch too) and floral, woodsy hops.

Light to medium body with a dry chewy malt flavor that really leaves an impression and yet finishes quick and clean. Mild hop bitterness in the finish that mainly balances the malt in a very clean, quick, yet memorable way.

A great session beer. All day indeed.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:58:57 | More by dedrinker
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 2/20/12

Bottled 01/04/12

Sun-faded gold and honey color; aside from a minor haziness it has a pretty sheen. One finger of foam is capped by 1/3rd inch of soapy bubbles. The foam is gone quickly while the bubbles hang on longer. Lace is ok; some patches manage to catch.

The aroma finds notes of floral and grassy hops, pine, lemon and citrus zest, sugar cookies and a hint of honey. All this is well and good. Then, after sitting for a few minutes, overtones of hairspray creep in, and there's an occasional notion of cooked veggies (though low in the mix).

Thankfully the veggies aren't to be found come sippin' time. Though an ambiance of aerosol does exist, it's milder than in the aroma and the hops taste pretty much as they should - lots of pine with citric pith and peel and such. This is very dry throughout. The malt profile is more neutral here - it's clean and has only a mild cracker characteristic.

Light bodied and on the thin side. Neither is a bad thing (it's appropriate for the beer) but carbonation is fast and rather sharp, at least upfront, which makes for a biting drinking experience. Finishes dry with residual bitterness and a faint dusty biscuit note.

This is decent, but it's not something I'm likely to get again any time soon. That said, it's easily drinkable and I'm not one to complain about an IPA with a reasonable abv being available.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 06:07:36 | More by Ryan011235
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mwill7287

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz shortneck bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled date was 1/4/12 (would like to try this fresher).

Appearance: Pours a light orange or gold color, crisp clear and clean looking. Even after a vigorous pour only a thin ring of white lacing sits atop the brew. It retains nicely throughout the drink. A small cadre of carbonation floats about the liquid. No lacing is left behind on the glass in the wake of this brew. 4/5

Smell: A mixture of light, crisp citrus notes compose the nose. The forward flavor is orange, with maybe some pineapple. It's a tiny bit piney. The aromatics are working hard. A well hopped brew. 4.25/5

Taste: The flavor is all around light. Primarily hoppy, light with citrus and an unexpected spiciness. There's the tiniest bit of lingering bitterness left behind each sip. To be honest it's just a tad watery. Maybe it seems this way because I'm used to bold standard IPAs like White Rajah. Not a bad reminder, though, that water makes up 99% of this drink. In any case, the taste is pretty solid for a low ABV brew without a lot of fermentation to work with (if my understanding of fermentation & flavor release is correct). Gets the job done. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: As expected, quite light and easy drinking, especially for an IPA. The bitterness of the hop builds up only ever so slightly and doesn't hinder much the easy drinking brew. Crisp and smooth. Does what it's supposed to. 4.25/5

Overall: Keeping in mind this is a session ale, I think Founders does a good job with the All Day IPA. Sure it's not packed to the gills with flavor, but it's not supposed to be an in-your-face brew. It's cold out right now and I want to be sipping an Imperial Something-or-Other, but I think when I'm sweating myself silly in my air condition-less home this summer, I could go to this brew pretty quickly. 3.75/5

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:01:10 | More by mwill7287
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, this is a light golden color. It is fizzy with very light head. Smell is very light citrus and pine. Taste is very mild with a light hoppiness in the background. Not something overly complex, it is a nice session beer and probably something great to have in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:32:05 | More by webmanspidey
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vic21234

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 20:48:39 | More by vic21234
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured Vigoursly into a plain pint glass, awesome carbonation, tons of bubbles rising from the sides and bottom. Has a gorgeous golden blonde color, pretty clear, no sediment floating around. Leaves a nice inch and a half white head with some decent size bubbles. I love the label on this beer, it pretty much it explains the beer to a T. Old station wagon headed to the beach. a 4.7% ipa that tastes like its from Cali.

S - Has a strong west coast aroma, lots of citrus, pine, and floral hop characters with little to no malt aroma at all.

T - No way is this under 5% abv. The hop profile strongly resembles Double Trouble, only thing missing is the strong alcohol taste that double trouble leaves behind. This is much cleaner, and has no alcohol taste. It leaves a refreshing crisp taste. A lot of reviews I've read about this on here mentions a metallic taste but I didn't notice any from the bottle.

M - Wonderful! Very crisp, clean carbonation that is extremely refreshing. If there's a beer out there that makes your mouth water, its this. Obviously since it's only 4.7% there is no warm alcohol feel. A very light viscosity adds to the overall drinkablity of this beer.

O - The name of this beer describes it perfectly. This is exactly what i'm looking for in a session beer. Lots of flavor refreshing mouthfeel and low abv. I could drink a whole six of this while playing a round of golf or fishing with no problem. For your next poker night be sure to grab a six pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 17:14:44 | More by rogueleonardi
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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