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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,744 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,744
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 136
Gots: 624 | FT: 9
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JimGlonke, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

gtown_operator, May 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

reyolb, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SlowWideTurns, May 04, 2012
Photo of papat444
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to grub for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 02/28/12.

Appearance: A thick head at the beginning but rapidly decreases to a thin ring and doesn't leave much lacing. The tiny bubbles racing up in the pale gold body are nice to look.

Smell: Grassy, a bit catty and some vegetal tones. Surprisingly powerful aroma.

Taste: Vegetal hops, burst of grapefruit but the follow-up is lacking a bit. The hops do shine though a bit.

Mouthfeel: Body is light and it's very easy to drink but it's rather ordinary.

Overall: I love session and low ABV beers but this one doesn't fully do it for me. Definitely easy to put away a few but not engaging enough to make me want to.

papat444, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

alamode, May 03, 2012
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A) This is clear looking light amber, with a good amount of bubbles. A rather aggressive pour still yielded a rather small foamy head, that had minimal retention. No lacing noted.

S) Not a powerful aroma but a pleasing one. Faint citrus and lighter still pine surrounded by pleasing grains.

T) Very nice balance. Grapefruit, light pine and a little grass, blend together with a hint of sweetness and grain that bring it all together.

M) Rather light and well carbonated. Crisp, refreshing and smooth all wrapped up together. Finish and aftertaste are pleasant and clean. What an easy drinker this is....

O) While this is far from the beer nirvana that some of Founders other offerings provide a craft drinker. It is clearly as advertised, one heck of a session ale. I could drink these on the patio all summer. Gladly recommended.

RoamingGnome, May 03, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

FOUNDERS All Day IPA

LOOK: Deep golden bordering on copper color, fine clarity, head dies down quickly but that may be the humid and hot weather.

SMELL: Herbal, citrus, pine, cat pee, hops.

TASTE: More herbal citrus, with a decent hop bite and medium to intense bitterness. Pine. Leafy, earthy, hoppy. Malt body does just enough to balance, pale malts and possibly caramunich or caramel.

FEEL: Lighter bodied for a ipa, small bite, good carbonation.

OVERALL: All day baby. All day. Solid IPA, always welcome ontap or the fridge. Would pair nicely with a spicy curry or some Mexican food.

Stinkypuss, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SeriousALEment, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

3Hops, May 01, 2012
Photo of Etan
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Libbey stout.

A: Pours a glowing light orange with a decent white head. A little bit of retention and lacing.

S: Nice mild grapefruit and sweet, grainy malt in the nose.

T: Weak grapefruit with some mild bitterness and spiciness at first, followed by a big, lasting dose of sweet, coarse grain.

M: Very fine carbonation, almost medium-bodied.

O: Decent pale ale. Weak hops in the taste redeemed slightly by a nice grainy malt backbone.

Etan, May 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

CoryR, Apr 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

PoppaK, Apr 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

akttr, Apr 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

meltroha, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

injuredreserve, Apr 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of ahq514
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into english pint glass.

Pours a clear gold color that you can read through. Great clarity. Thinnish, white head. Appears to have moderate carbonation.

Light aroma. Get mostly pine hops, with a dash of grapefruit citrus hops thrown in. Light, toasty caramel malt background.

The caramel malt comes through first, although fairly light. Vibrant pine and citrus comes through. Lightly bitter, but not overly so. A slightly acidic note comes through from the carbonation.

Fairly light in body for an ipa. Moderate carbonation as expected. Extremely drinkable.

This beer is exactly as advertised. If you want a low alcohol, flavorful session beer, this is what you've been looking for. Fairly well balanced. They did a nice job of making sure the bitterness of the hops didn't overshadow the malt. I probably could throw back a 6er of this in a night.

ahq514, Apr 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Deivos, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light bronze in color. Maybe just a little haze. Good bubbling, nice head and foam.

Rsiny, citric ip bitterness aroma with some cracker, toasted malt aroma. Hop dominatnt for sure. Crisp and clean too.

Grapefruit and lemon peel bitterness to the point of being a little metallic. A little toasted, water cracker malt in the middle. But mostly astringent mouthfeel with a little metallic twang.

Easy to drink and refreshing. Had one after mowing the lawn today.

scruffwhor, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of herman77
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/2/12

A: Medium honey/gold. Really good clarity, small white head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice zesty citrus and lemon nose. Some sweetness as well. Kind of reminds me of double trouble in a way. Smells way stronger than I thought it would, really surprised by that.

T: Lemon and light pine hops. A bit of grapefruit and just a hint of sweetness. Not much of an aftertaste and it dies off pretty quick as to be expected with a sessionable IPA. Still lots of flavor packed in here.

M: Light body, average carbonation.

O: Of course this is very easy drinking, they definitely accomplished that. A good amount of hops and flavor and the nose is fantastic. For what it is, I think Founders did a great job as usual.

herman77, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Anything, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

twowheelssoar, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Ajax84, Apr 22, 2012
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,744 ratings.