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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,503 Ratings
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Ratings: 3503
Reviews: 583
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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EricCioe

Montana

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

Had this on tap at the University of Chicago Pub, leftovers from a KBS event the night before. I drank this after a glass of KBS, and was expecting everything else that night to be a let down, but this certainly wasn't.

This poured pretty light, much less than solid orange. One reviewer said peach, and that sounds quite right to me. A little head, some retention, and decent lace. On the nose the biggest note is orange rind, with a good but not overpowering hop presence. In the mouth the orange rind is huge and contributes to a big, bitter profile. There is no doubt that this is an IPA in my mind, as it lacks the bigger malt backbone of something like Alpha King or SNPA. What malt there is is mostly caramelish, but the bitterness, including a long finish, is definitely at the fore here. The feel is a little thinner than most IPAs but given the low ABV that was probably the intention. I was a big fan of this beer, maybe even more than Centennial IPA. Can't wait to see this released more widely.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2011 17:41:19 | More by EricCioe
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a pint glass.

A - Pours with a finger of white foam that settles to a thin haze, thicker collar, and a few spots of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Citrus zest, some dankness and earthy pine, and as it warms caramel and faint brown sugar notes. Pretty potent for only 4.8% (I would have guessed 6-7% based on flavor, not alcohol presence).

T - Nice grapefruit bitterness, light kiss of sweet sugary malt, and a citrus sweetness at the back end. Present but restrained bitterness.

M - Extremely dry, with plenty of residual hop resins. Medium carbonation, medium body, with a slightly gritty texture.

D - The name is appropriate. I finished my pint in about 15 minutes. Carbonation is a bit too high for it to be a home run session for me, but it's at least a stand-up double.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 04:15:03 | More by MasterSki
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betsona

Idaho

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at KBS day 2011. Served in a 16oz nonic.

A- Golden straw color with finger of white head. Head dissipates into light lacing. No lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation. Nice to see an IPA with a lighter color.

S- Strong bright citrus hop is the prominent smell. Has some piney qualities that come through with a sweet malt backbone. All three compliment each other well.

T- Sweet fresh grapefruit flavor hits at the start. Quite bitter, but balanced out with a piney grass flavor. Some toasted malt, balances out for a smooth flavor.

M- Light body with good carbonation for an IPA. Lingering bitterness accompanied with sweet flavor on the cheeks.

D- A very drinkable IPA. A low abv of 4.8%, makes this a joy in the IPA category. I was told that Founders is in the process of bottling it, and if it is the right price, I just found myself a perfect summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 20:00:48 | More by betsona
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Spider889

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2011 09:41:25 | More by Spider889
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notalagerlugger

Indiana

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

A - great light clear color

S- nice citrus grapefruit and pineapple aromas

T - citrus and pineapple flavor that is crisp and light very refreshing. A good hop flavor and light malt that is slightly sweet but not overly malty to take away the hops. I had this beer at the Cincinnati beer fest and it was my favorite of the night out of twenty IPAs and Pale ales.

M - light a bubbly thirst quenching

D - refreshing and not high in alcohol so goes well with food. If I can ever find it in Indianapolis I will drink it all day

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 07:05:02 | More by notalagerlugger
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap.

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a light amber hue to it. One finger white head shows medium retention. Some light web lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Tropical style hops in the front of the aroma. I mean this thing bursting with pineapple. There is a light caramel bready malt base but it only comes through in hints. Pine like bittering hops are in the ending of the nose.

T- Sweet citrus hops in the front of the beer screams from the get go. Pineapple is the biggest flavor I get in the front of the beer itself. Light bready pale malts in the middle of the beer show that there is a underbody to all this hop blasting going on. Light bitter hops on the backend to off-set the hoppy sweetness that is on the front end of this beer.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Sweet citrus hops and faded bittering hops are left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol with a hint of pale malts and a crisp hop bitterness. This beer is balanced very well to the style they were going with. No off flavors were present. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- Although this was a hop forward beer it seemed a little muted at times in the nose. The flavor was big but not over the top I thought. A nice balance between sweet and bitter with the ABV really lending to the drinkability. Overall a nice sessionable beer from Founders.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2011 20:16:03 | More by alleykatking
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Jesse13713

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of the "Glass of the Month" at Winking Lizards in Fairlawn, Ohio.

Appearance - A transparent golden color. It has average lacing with little to no head.

Smell - Aromas of flower and pine. A slightly bitter and hoppy smell.

Taste - Tastes more bitter and hoppier than I had anticipated. Notes of light pine and citrus. It is very fruity, but I can't exactly pinpoint a specific fruit that it tastes like. Quite a complex build in terms of fruity flavor. It also has a yeasty and bread-like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Quite malty with many floral notes. Good to sip and enjoy. It can be a little too bitter at times. It is medium to light bodied. Not one of my favorite offerings from Founder's.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2011 16:58:26 | More by Jesse13713
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Urbancaver

Ohio

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

Pours a golden yellow with lots of white head. Lots of great hops on the nose. Some solid citrus and grapefruit smells. Very complex. A lot going on. Tastes similar to the smell. Tons of grapefruit and citrus hopes. Light and highly carbonated. A solid beer and I am VERY glad Founders is bottling this one

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2011 05:08:53 | More by Urbancaver
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Winking Lizard.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of white head. Good retention and decent lacing, with tons of carbonation bubbles flowing up through the glass.

S: Crisp pine hops with just a bit of light, somewhat indistinguishable sweet malts in there as well. Faint, but enjoyable.

T: Strong for what's being advertised as a "session" beer (even above the 4% ABV definition that I usually see), sweet malts seem a bitty toasty here and lots of crisp hop flavor. Semi-long lasting bitter finish.

M: Light, crisp body; lively carbonation with a dry finish.

D: As a low alcohol beer, the ethanol definitely doesn't come into play, but I wouldn't feel like another of these. The taste was pleasant for a bit, but without being particularly complex or a great taste, drinkability is just average.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2011 19:04:51 | More by AwYeh
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at Winking Lizard. This was their glass of the month selection.

Poured a clear, light golden. A thin, off-white head clung a bit. Smell was hops superlative; bubble-gum, pine, pineapple (very tropical-smelling). Taste echoed the smell very nicely, with grapefruit and fresh-cut grass coming to the forefront. The malt body is very mild on this beer - mostly it tastes like a dry-hopped, light pale ale. Mouthfeel is very nice, lots of carbonation, yet smooth. Once again, I tasted it as light on the malts, but seemed suitable for what the beer was. Reminded me in spirit to Stone's Levitation Ale, but the dry-hop was much more successful, imo. Super easy to drink, and a darn enjoyable beer that appealed to the hop-head side of me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2011 18:35:52 | More by sixerofelixir
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nrbw23

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pretty clear golden yellow color with a thin white head. Head is gone in a flash and pretty much no lacing at all.

S- Pretty much picking up all fruity hops and no malts. Usually I'd say this is a good thing but the smell is very very light.

T- Again fruity hops are here but they are very light. A bit of a bready taste is here too.

M- Lighter side of body and carbonation was good.

D- I suppose this is a fairly easy to drink beer. I was a bit disappointed in this one and thought it was rather boring.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2011 08:55:25 | More by nrbw23
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kzoobrew

Michigan

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

On tap at Founders, served in a nonic.

Clear golden straw body capped by a soft white head. Retention was decent, very little lacing left clinging to the glass.

Bright citrus aroma with hints of pine. Subtle malt can bee picked up underneath but it is a very complimentary aroma.

Sweet grapefruit flavor is very fresh and bright up front. Slightly grassy bitterness balances the sweeter citric hops. Slightly toasty pale malt sits quietly in the background.

Rather light bodied Pale with lively carbonation. Very smooth across the tongue with an impressively dry finish.

Ridiculously drinkable beer. The flavors of an IPA in a 4.5% pale is hard to beat. Could easily drink several of these in a sitting without worrying about intoxication.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2011 00:58:56 | More by kzoobrew
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zoso1967

Michigan

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

Endurance ale is served up a perty medium golden amber. As is often the case at the taproom, they gave me little head with the pour, but the small gatherings of foam I see are white and the beer does leave some traces of lace on the sides of the glass.

This brew has an enjoyable hop aroma with a bit of toasty malt and some caramel to accent it. The hop aromas consist of tropical fruit and dank pine mixed with a floral bouquet and a bit of lemongrass. The nose is understated perhaps, but also very nice.

The flavor is super tasty with the hops leading the way. I am picking up a bit more pine in the flavor, but that nice soft floral character from the aroma is still a major player. Endurance has plenty of bitterness, but is just shy of having too much. The malt seems quite a bit more subdued in the flavor, except for a bit of toastyness.

The body is fairly thin and the mouthfeel almost watery. This would be a bad thing if not for the fact that this is obviously made to be sessionable. It finishes pretty effortlessly, leaving some hop bitterness on the tongue.

I think the best way to describe the drinkability would be with an anecdote. My good friend and fellow BA TCGoalie lives in GR and frequents the tap room with his wife. They have a favorite server, who once described this beer as "crushable" while making a beer guzzling gesture. That is exactly what this beer is. A hop lover like me could crush these like a frat boy would BMC, and enjoy every minute of it. I am a sucker for hoppy pale ales, and this one was right up my alley.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2011 16:08:39 | More by zoso1967
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LanceW

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found everything about this beer to be average. I tend to ride my bike to the brewery alot and when I get there this is one of those beer that I drink to only quench my thirst. It is typical and would be a good beer for someone that was not expecting the explosion of flavor that you typically get from founders. This would be something that I would recommend to some that typically does not drink microbrew and was at founders with me.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2010 18:33:02 | More by LanceW
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep gold/light copper, clear with a diminishing white head and decent lacing.
S: really jumped out for a lower abv beer. american hops dominate-citrus, floral, tropical fruit, and resin. some light bready malt aromas as well.
T: all of the above. very lightly sweet malts are thoroughly washed out by a significant but smooth hop bitterness. finishes quite dry with lingering hop flavors.
M: light-bodied, frothy.
D: love that this is under 5% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2010 22:41:09 | More by MrMcGibblets
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders. Poured into a tall almost pilsner style glass. Golden amber color with zero real head poured. Good aroma of hops but not really citrus or piney but almost fruity type hop aroma. Fairly hop forward but pretty light. Like the hops. The back end falls apart a little for me. Lighter mouthfeel. Not bad overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2010 20:18:16 | More by kbutler1
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WakeandBake

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear light golden straw color body with a small fizzy white head , short lasting with slight lacing . Aroma is grassy , lightly sweet , with hints of corn husks and pineapple . FLavor is lightly bitter , with lemon grass , corn , pineabble , and maybe a bit of honey , a dry finish with a slight lingering bitterness . Crisp dry mouthfeel , light to medium body , and quite sessionable . A slightly odd beer but quite sessionable and it grows on you as it warms .

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 22:57:58 | More by WakeandBake
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was informed by the barkeep that this is a corn-based ale brewed with a nice hit of Citra hops.

A: Endurance takes on the color of good bourbon, with a golden-straw hue. Head retention is minimal, and lacing is moderate. clarity is impressive.

S: pineapple, mango, grapefruit all are suggested in the hop-forward bouquet. Very delightful.

T: dry, but with a touch of corny sweetness, endurance boasts all of the flavors hinted at in the bouquet.

M: light, crisp, and clean at the end. A session brew to rule them all.

D: a job well done on a very different brew. I know corn has a bad rep, but this is fantastic. Definitely worth a shot if you are in town.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 21:51:25 | More by Avagadro
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have recently gotten into the "session" IPA realm. I tried the Stone which was amazing for the amount of alcohol. It usually takes more alcohol to boost up the flavor profile but it was great.
This one is not far from that range. Its about the same alcohol content so you can drink a few which is nice.

Appearance: Golden with a little red hue going on, but pretty much a straw yellow.

Smell: Not overly powerful, but there is a good amount of that flora hop aroma there along with some malt sweetness, this one is very balanced in that regard.

Taste: It has the hops but is a bit more sweet than the Stone. It was good, but I still think for this one anyway the Stone edges them out. Which is hard for me to say because I do tend to favor Michigan breweries, now if Bell's could get something going? They may, and I just don't know it yet.

Overall: This is a good beer and one I would go to for sure, especially if the price was right and the price was right on this one. About the same quality and taste as the Stone but less expensive, so in the future I may go for the Founders more often.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 21:50:12 | More by humuloner22
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus floral hops and some grass notes. Taste is mostly citrus hops with a very tangy grapefruit note, some biscuit malt makes it way thru along with some fresh cut grass. Palate is a medium body, light crisp mouth feel with mild carbonation. This brew is seems to be a bit on the citus hops and tangy grapefruit side with some grass notes and a bit of biscuit malt. Overall its a still a good drinking session brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 17:16:46 | More by Samp01
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dank203

New Jersey

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

this beer is good for what it's meant for: a tasty, refreshing yet flavorful beer, and out of a can, it's a go to, easy to grab, great when fresh and cold and right outta the can. I prefer it that way. its not really big or complex, just a great beer to hang out and drink, got a 15pk of cans

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 20:33:32 | More by dank203
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a frothy white head that laces erratically but thickly. Color is a dirty deep golden. Aroma presents with a tangy, piney, spicy, herbal hop character and slight pale grains. Flavor is very much like any other IPA with strong hop flavors and very little malt character. Bitterness is appropriate to the gravity, although a bit skewed toward alpha acids. Mouthfeel is similar to domestic lagers, light, airy and crisp. Overall, this is a beer that defies its low gravity. Having been introduced to the style in Oklahoma brewpubs who had to improvise on the 4% abv limit they had to work within, I knew American IPA can be credibly done without the 6%+ abv. It takes getting used to (for me, again), but the upshot is that you get the same satisfying hop rush but you can drink this stuff all session long and still have your wits about you.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:15:25 | More by EagleTalon
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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355mL Can. Served in DFH/Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden colour with an initially large head comprised of large and hollow bubbles; recedes quickly to an unpleasant-looking muck atop the beer. Minimal carbonation visible. Lacing is good but messy.

S: I get a heavy skunkiness at the front that lingers in the background until the end. Some nice basic pine and some herbal hop notes. Hint of citrus. Simple aroma but not bad.

T: Caramel sweetness followed by a sharp hit of grapefruit that lingers. Notable grass and a heavy piney hop presence which accentuates the bitterness. Again, fairly standard but well done.

M: Medium body. Amazingly smooth. Medium carbonation. Adore the mouthfeel.

O: A well-made, simple IPA that is exceptionally tasty for the low ABV. I would and will session this. As advertised!

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 08:13:53 | More by Gasc0igne
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

The color is a orange/gold with a finger or two of foamy white head with a little thin lacing left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy pine at first. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that does have a presence here in the nose. There is some nice flowery grass aroma here that is quite pleasant.

The taste is bit different with some bitterness charging forward giving a slight resin flavor that is a little off putting. The is a touch of grapefruit and pine flavor there before going into a malt flavor that barely has a chance to get used to before the bitterness returns pop at the end.

The feel of the beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkable feel to it. There is lighter carbonation on this beer and the low ABV helps bring the flavor without bringing the intoxication.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 15:55:19 | More by Duhast500
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All Day IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 tulip glass

Pours a light copper orange with some yellow highlights on the bottom of the glass. A thin white circle for a head forms along the top of the pour. Random patterns of sticky lace cling to the glassware.

Floral aroma with some citrus whiffs and a baked vanilla cookie.

Toasted biscuit malt backbone with a pleasant citrus blast that opens and brightens the profile of this IPA. Subtle hints of lemon tart and orange juice sweetness each sip. The carbonation level is great too. A well crafted IPA that has an excellent drinkability level.

It's refreshing to have an enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the taste buds with an aggressive hop finish. This offering by Founders is appropriately named a "session ale" because I'm ready to pour another freshy.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 20:02:26 | More by Hibernator
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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