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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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very good

806 Reviews
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Reviews: 806
Hads: 6,251
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,728 | 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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Photo of fx20736
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 15 pack from Wegmans on 11/22/15. Served refrigerated in a Duvel tulip.

Look: hazy honeyed amber, frothy white head, not much lacing.

Smell: gentle blend of tropical fruit and pine

Taste: slender malt ribbon supports a mentholated hoppiness.

Feel: thinnish but that's fine considering the abv

Overall: well done for what it is

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 10/14/15 into a Spiegelau IPA glass. There's plenty other session IPAs/low ABV beers I'd grab before this one, including GoTo, Fortunate Island, Hoppy Birthday, Daydream, Mini Separation Anxiety, Crush-A-Bale, Ponto, Pinner, Gravity Check, etc. Like the 15pk format, and very favorably priced.

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Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lime on the nose
Very citrusy
Note as bitter as most IPAs I have had. Dry fish with a light mouth feel. This seems like the perfect ipa to have on a summer day

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

L - pours golden orange body. Small white head dissipates quickly.
S - fruity and hoppy
T - fruity with slight hoppy bitter after taste
F - smooth with hint of carbonation at the end to give it a kick
O - I'm new to ipa's but this is the best I've had so far.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic glass. Pale yellow in color. Very pleasant floral smell. The hop bitterness was just about right for my taste. Overall a very good beer and one of my top choices for a session IPA.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw, not much volume to its white head, and the little that is produced doesn't stick around- which doesn't matter much, considering I usually drink this one straight from the can. Smells is pungent, lots of tropical citrus, followed by dank earthiness, with a hint of pine. Flavor, too, is citrus based, lively, grapefruit and tangerine, pine finish, some malt thrown in throughout, with bitterness prevailing at the end. Very, very flavorful. Overly carbonated to the point of being like soda, but light bodied and easy drinking- perfect for a session beer.
This is a great idea- very solid IPA sold in lightweight can 15-packs for a reasonable price. Elegant brilliance. As for the beer itself, the emphasis on the fruit is to my liking, but varied and with enough pine and malt to be a balanced multi-note beer. Refreshing to the maximum, quaffable, tasty, and affordable. Sign me up.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 08/10/15

Pours yellow-gold with a white head. Smells of sweet lemon and grassy hops. Tastes like mild lemon with strong grassy hop notes. The hops are more assertive than the base flavor, which is pretty tamed. Still not lacking in the flavor department. For a 4.7% session ale it is pretty pungent and strong tasting, mostly from the bitter hops. It goes down easy and remains lively on the tongue with high carbonation. Overall a good session IPA. It has an assertive hop profile with big herbal, grassy, pine, and light lemon citrus flavors.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale body with a decent white head leaves medium lacing.
S - It's all there. Heavy hop punch, citrus, pine, floral.
T - Certainly tastes like a full IPA. Ends abruptly and this is why it's a session.
M - Light body, light carb. This is where you're reminded this is a session ale.
O - One of the best session ales out there.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a can at South Branch Tavern in Chicago. No head to speak of. Smells great, like a grapefruit pine forest. Very fizzy. Hold your nose and it tastes like soda water. A good might session beer.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is watery lemon and orange with a little pine.
The taste has a nice moderate bitterness throughout, a bit of a watery start.
The texture is crisp.

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

12 oz can with a packaged date of August 2015 from Tom at the 2015 Albino Skunk Music Festivaal.
Good head over an Amber body.
This has only moderate strength aroma but a strong hoppy flavor.
Hoppy aroma with an earthy-herbal-grapefruit flavor.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This low-ABV IPA is a very slightly hazy, slightly sparkling deep gold beer; its brief-lived, giant pebbly ivory-colored head leaves very sparse streaks of lacing. The nose is big: a nice, balanced blend of citrus, pine and florals. On the palate it starts as bitter, sour grapefruit, joined mid-palate by the pine and the florals. There is really no malt presence to speak of, and it is quite dry as far as sweetness goes. The finish is piney florals, followed by the onset of a style-moderate clinging hop bitterness that lingers for a few minutes. The mouthfeel is biggish for the light-medium body- this is one session IPA that is not watery- and the texture is moderately creamy. The carbonation is fairly soft and does not really make itself known. Altogether, this is a very drinkable beer. (12 oz can, 59 days after pkg.)

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Photo of tsmith1nu
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is the perfect halfway point between a super heady IPA and your run of the mill macro. Picked up a 15 pack of cans for the fridge. I have had straight from the can and poured into the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Solid either way.

I don't expect this beer will win awards but that shouldn't stop you from trying it.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders All Day IPA brewed by Founders Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.70% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a a nice white head. This brew has a nice look to it, the look is real inviting. The smell of Founders All Day IPA, is rich with hops, grains, malts. There is also a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. Now for the taste, it is nice and crisp. You pick up a nice mildness of hops, grains and malts. I like how this brew is different from most IPA's on the market. This is one of the smoother IPA's that I have had. The mouthfeel of Founders All Day IPA is , smooth, rich and refreshing. Founders All Day IPA, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew is. I could drink this all day. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. Founders Brewing Company, did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of BethanyB
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: A hazy, medium amber, like a dried magnolia leaf. Tons of bubbles, some flying upwards to slam into a fat, puffy white head, others swirling throughout the glass like lively fish in a tank.

Smell: A metallic tinge manages not to upset bright citrus aromas--fresh orange with a splash of lemon and a squeeze of lime. Malty underlayers are detected through a light scent of fresh grain.

Taste: The overall flavor profile is light enough to live up to the beer's sessionable reputation, yet complex enough to provide quality interest. Lightly toasted malt assuages the medium high bitterness created by an artfully balanced hop combination--earthy herbs and oranges (peels and all) meet the gold standard.

Mouthfeel: Perfect for a session IPA--medium light body, with lots of carbonation. The finish paints a stripe of dryness down each side of the tongue, but otherwise remains smooth.

Overall: It may be a session beer, but it's also unabashed about being an IPA: while not alarming, the fresh hops provide a good amount of bitterness. It's hardly an explosion of flavor, but it's not meant to be one. My one objective complaint would be the metallic character in the aroma. Subjectively, I would be happier with less earth and malt, i.e., a brighter taste, but I do believe the darker, more mellow flavor a provide a unique, appreciable roundness.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Nice light gold color with a small head that fades, spotty lacing. Nice hop wallop on the aroma, fairly grassy and piney. Taste starts with a hit of sweetness, very light, and then the grassy and piney hops. Hint of grapefruit. Finishes dry and bitter. Very light in the stomach, crisp on the tongue. Right around session ABV, too. Nice beer!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from can into small nonic pint glass.

Look : Medium shaded golden body with 90% transparency. The head pours large at first and then settles to a small ring. Lacing is sparse but left behind nonetheless.

Smell : Lots of fresh cantaloupe right out front, followed by honeydew, mango, grape, watermelon, and some vinous resiny hop oil. Some aging can also be nosed. Loud bouquet from the word go.

Taste : Hop oil out front, followed by rinds of cantaloupe and honeydew. Faint pine, and a punch of resin. Buzzing tropical notes fade out the finish.

(Important Note ... If you drink this straight out of the can, you will get more pine than fruit, so if that's your thing, don't pour this beer and drink it from the can instead.)

Feel : Light bodied, a slight oiliness from the hop, and a taut creaminess from the malts. It ends dry.

Overall : This isn't the most sessionable IPA I've had, but it's more flavorful and it seems hard to strike that perfect balance. In a session IPA, this is more flavorful, less quaffable. On the pendulum swing it's closer to a typical IPA, probably 60/40 IPA/Session IPA. Still a good beer regardless.

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Two 12 ounce bottles cooled to approximately 50 degrees and consumed on different evenings from a Spiegelau stemmed Pilsner glass. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and found it to be a welcome change from the overly hopped CA IPAs I really dislike. Nice balance, pleasant mouthfeel and refreshing. By far the best session IPA I've had (way better than Lagunitas Daytime or Oskar Blues Pinner). While I would probably not go out of way for this, if available at a bar or restaurant I could definitely see myself having this again.

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Photo of MACrist
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For the style. Fairly aggressive pour, two fingers of head. A Hazy, quite yellow look. I was really impressed with the aroma of this beer. Lots of pine and citrus as with a lot of IPAs but this really jumped right out of the glass. It just smelled rich and super fresh. The taste was perfect for a session IPA because you get a solid dose of hop flavor, slightly bitter, and then it's gone. The feel is refreshing and light. The malt was there just enough but the hops stand out by comparison. The calories are reasonable at 141, if that is a concern, and the lower ABV (4.7) would make this beer a good option if you want flavor but not a big buzz. Will definitely buy again.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased a 15 pack of cans for a camping trip. Nice option, and it was on a great sale. Remember enjoying it a lot on the trip... but can't say the same for some of the guys I shared it with. Tried it again tonight with an aggressive pour out of the can. Attractive golden to light amber color. pour produced a huge, frothy off- white head, but it quickly dwindled to nothing. Nice smell, with some light hot and floral scents. initial taste was very week and somewhat watery. Aftertaste was tart, grapefruit. Further into the glass, the flavors seemed to build up and I got more of the tart- hop- grapefruit. Mouthfeel is still very thin, with definite citrus tart hanging on the tongue. Didn't catch any sweetness. Wouldn't pick to drink at home, but I'll stick some in my cooler for the next trip.

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Photo of RJIV
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden semi-translucent color.
Hops smell a little oxidized with some citrus burst.
Taste has a pleasant citrus and slight bitterness up front, the flavor is wiped away quickly by a watery body. There is no lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of jmang
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently switched to beer primarily for lower calories per ounce than other alcoholic beverages. Over the past year my taste has evolved. Most notably I couldn't drink IPAs at first, but this is now one of my favorite styles.

Founders All Day is my current favorite IPA because it has all the clean, spicy hoppiness of a great IPA without a heavy bitter finish or aftertaste. The low ABV is also a big plus for me.

Overall my favorite IPA and one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of clake
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 7/27/15 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a deep amber color with about a finger of head that quickly dissipates to a very tiny ring of head with little lacing.

Smell is of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of breadiness from the malts.

Flavor is a bit disappointing. The malts seem to dominate up front. There is a hint of the citrus and tropical notes followed by bitterness.

Feel is a bit thin but it is nicely carbonated with a nice, dry finish.

It's a nice beer but not one of my first choices in the style.

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Photo of toolpatient
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

My second favorite session IPA Behind GF Citra session. Super tasty and only a bit thin and watery. High carbonation hides the "session" feel. Great aroma, good taste. Can't ask much more from a light IPA.

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Photo of royalenfield
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm a small person with a very low tolerance for alcohol, so this has become my go-to IPA. Is it the best in the world? Of course not. But it's very reasonably priced (less than a dollar a can) and I can finish several in one sitting comfortably. Not as 'chewy' as full-strength IPAs, but the juicy hop terpenes kick more than makes up for the slightly thin malt palate. Long, satisfying finish.

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