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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

807 Reviews
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Reviews: 807
Hads: 6,255
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,731 | 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: 807 | Hads: 6,255
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Dating noted under neck label, though it is smudged.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, golden body with an inch (or more) head of agreeable, white foam.

Smell: Fragrantly hoppy nose, as one would expect, with notes of plump citrus fruits, florals, and a grassy, earthy tone where somebody cut the grass and ran down some wild onions in the yard. Very modest, restrained, lightly bready malts underneath.

Taste: Mildly malt, just a bit of breadiness and sweetish hint of cookie until the accumulating hop bitterness shoves it off the stage. Invitingly hoppy, with a floral, earthy, citrusly fruity character and more than ample bitterness. Maybe a hint of wild ramp. Juicy, bitterish, light-on-the-tongue finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Brightly hoppy with a bitterness that was dominating but not overbearing or disagreeable.

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Photo of JayQue
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have had better IPAs but none that were this low alcohol/sessionable. This beer brings big flavor with an easy swilling alcohol profile. This one should be in cans!!!

Pours a hazy golden amber color with an average size white head and head retention. Leaves some lacing.

Good hoppy smell, mostly citrus but some piney as well.

Taste is good. Very hoppy, mostly citrus, the tangerine reminds me of Legend DIPA (2011....the 2012 stinks!!!)

Mouthfeel is a hair thin, but what do you expect for under 5.00%

This is a good sessionable beer. I will be buying more this summer.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 03/16/13 notes. Had this on tap at Stoddard's in Boston; served in a pint glass. have had this one a few times.

a - Pours a clear medium orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, floral hops, some light pine hops. Very nice nose; tons of citrus and fresh hops, and very fruity.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, mangos, fruity malts, tropical fruits, bready malts, and some herbal notes. There is no bitterness in the taste which I like; quite nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. no bitterness and easy to drink. Nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a very nice IPA and easy to drink. The nose is extremely nice and hoppy, and there is no bitterness in this one at all. Glad this is popping up all over NY, would definitely buy a 6er of it again.

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

Honey yellow in color with a slight chill haze. Poured with a brief white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Pungent herbal and citrus hop aromas. The feel is on the thinner side, a tad bit watery up front until the tangy, assertive carbonation rolls through. Herbal hop flavors up front followed by citrus hops through the middle and pine hops at the end. Finishes with a long lasting, bitter pine hop after taste. The hops are the showcase, biting, tangy, and bitter. Not much malt presence, but that's probably the point with the "all day" session theme here.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a medium gold color with a small head. Head retention is ok after getting down to a thin lace on top. Clarity is high, with lots of carbonation rising. Lacing is ok.

S- Good blend of citrus and pine hops dominate the nose. Not a lot else there, maybe a hint of sweetness, but a solid hop bill.

T- Just like the scent, with hops starting and being the dominant flavor throughout. Flavors of the hops are somewhat muted compared to the smell. Good balance of solid hops and light malt flavors. Some sweetness on the end, but not much outside of the hops.

M- Light and easy drinking. Hops are prominent in the flavor, but leave the taste buds intact. This is exactly what it claims to be; a session ale.

Overall, this is a great all-day drinker like its name says. Nothing special as far as IPA's go, but I would definitely keep this around for an everyday IPA.

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Photo of Viperonetwoone
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

First time having this one. Poured aggressively and was rewarded with a two and a half finger off white head that didn't stick around. Body is orange around the middle of my glass and golden where the light shines through the bottom.

Nose is awesome. pine, apricot, orange rind and flesh, tiny bit of lemon. Pick up a fair amount resin also.

Front of flavor is tart, piney, and heavily resinous. There's a nice light malty sweetness that carries through. I miss the majority of the juicier fruit flavors but still pick up orange and lemon rind. Overall, very tasty, refreshing beer.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/19/13.

A- A bright and clear dark golden color, plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head tapers to a thin film and leaves wide rings of lacing. This is what I want a session ale to look like, thus the 4.5.

S- Piney hops are what I picked up right away, followed by some grainy and grassy notes and some faint caramel malts.

T-On par with the aromas. The piney hops carry this brew.

M- Light and crisp, well carbonated mouthfeel. There's some oily resin from the hops, which, by the way, Founders squeezes every drop of hop bitterness out of those 42 ibus. Dry hoppy finish.

O- Hoppy flavor @ 4.7% abv works 'All Day' for me.

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Photo of jvillefan
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: A pale yellow body with a one finger white laced head that disappeared quickly.

S: Extremely muted. There is a subtle bready caramel aroma with a tinge of hop that resembles pine.

T: There is a bitterness in the beginning. Very subtle pine and citrus followed by very subtle caramel.

M: Medium body with sharp carbonation.

O: Not a good IPA. This would not even make a good pale ale. Little flavor and more common IPAs are better and cheaper.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very clean looking IPA. Low amount of lacing but still present. Below average carbonation throughout. Overall looks like a very tasty session.

Smell: A light caramel and some floral hops. Comes off very bright on the front end. Sweetness dies off to a solid malty backbone.

Taste: A grainy hoppy presence on the front end. Some dry fruity hops run through the body. More of an overall body presence then I expected.

Mouthfeel: Too crispy for my taste. I understand it is a session but feels a little artifical.

Overall: Solid session but not something I would continue to come back for.

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Photo of Kendo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with a nice 1.5-finger white head that leaves behind some splotchy lacing on the glass.

S: Pungent, resiny pine and earthy, grassy hops. Touch of garlic.

T: Follows the nose - modest malt foundation underneath, but then garlicky, piney hops. Not much citrus, though there's a note of lemon at the finish. Resiny. Earthy. Full hop flavors leaning more towards the greener stuff (pine, grass) and earthy stuff.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest, leaving a smooth all-around feel.

O: An easy drinker, but full-flavored. Founders has shown with this beer that a hoppy IPA doesn't need to be 6.5 or 7% ABV.

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Photo of champ103
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, bright golden/orange. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: A fairly simple aroma, but still very nice. Pine, citrus, grassy, and grapefruit hops. A light honey like sweetness. Lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose. Pine, citrus, grapefruit. A bit of sweetness in the middle. Then finishes with a much dryer, almost puckering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that is fairly effervescent. Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Yep, this is an all day easy drinker for me.

Maybe just a bit to much bitterness in the finish here, for me anyway. Though, a small gripe. Something I can enjoy pretty much all day. Well done, and recommended.

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Photo of avalon07
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), a good shot of pine, malt, a little caramel, and citrus (grapefruit). Almost like a West Coast IPA, but a little bit mellower and not quite as hoppy. A solid, easy to drink flavor.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly an earth-shattering take on the IPA, but nonetheless a tasty beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decided to try this “sessionable” brew while watching a Game of Thrones episode.

Poured into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass – clear bronze in color with a quickly deteriorating head. Strong smell of citrus/pine.

Taste is of bitter hops and grapefruit. I like grapefruit notes as part of an IPA flavor profile, but in this case it dominates the beer too much. The mouthfeel is thin (which obviously was intended for session purposes) but the lingering, bitter aftertaste causes it to be a slow sipper for me.

This beer just doesn’t work for me, especially as a session ale. I’ve loved every Founders beer up until this point. Too bad.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a light honey gold, white head dissipates to a lacing almost immediately.

Smells of honey and piney grapefruit hops over papery malts.

Mild bread malts, slight vegetable bitterness with piney dry hops serving as the majority of the flavor.

Medium body with a soft tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A decent but boring session ale. Easy to drink. Wouldn't turn it down again, but it is fairly forgettable.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, bright yellow/orange with a small white head and spotty lacing.

Juicy citrus, orange, hints of lemon and mint, light and hop forward.

Less citrus than nose, lemon, seltzer, grass, some biscuit.

Exceptionally clean, light, some bitterness in the aftertaste.

This would be a pretty good pale ale but it doesn't hold up in the IPA category. All Day IPA does a good job of filling its niche as a light sessionable beer for outdoor activity.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Company - Founders All Day IPA - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Pours very pale golden yellow clear with a fizzy head that dissipates almost as quickly as it comes. Minimal lacing. Moderating to heavy carbonation.

Smell - Malty and sweet with pungent floral and citrus hops over it. The aroma is the strong suit of this brew.

Taste - Floral hops blast, very thin and watery besides. Expected a bit more heartiness, flavor, and "oomph" here.

Mouthfeel - Hops rest rather bitter. OK drinkability but did not leave me wanting another, thin but somehow also a little rough on the palette.

Overall - Not the worst, but lacking in many different ways. This brew is definitely defined by the term "one-dimensional". I suppose if I had to give it something good it would be a great alternative to light beer on a hot Summer day.

Edit: 2014 batch has a nice oniony Summit or some other variety hop that I'm digging a hell of a lot more, had to boost this rating to "outstanding"

Please note, this was my first "Session beer" and therefore my review on this may be skewed. I am not particularly fond of the style but I will agree that it IS "sessionable" in the sense of what they designed it to be.

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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had 4-5 of these since it's release. I figured something like this was coming from one of the major breweries. Low ABV and a lot of hops is nice.

A- Poured from the bottle with a clear, golden-orange body more towards the latter. A foamy white head forms to a few fingers in size with nice retention. Spotty patches of lace form around the glass.

S- Tropical fruit juice (reminds me of mango) forward with some zesty citrus, pine and floral as well from the hops. A slight bit of yeast bread and light malts in the background.

T- The late hop addition flavors don't follow as much as I expected them to here but still mostly hop forward. More of a citrusy grapefruit, pine and floral feel overall with a bit of tropical fruit too. Yeast bread and light sweet malts are more noticeable balancing things here.

MF- Fairly high carbonation in a light-end body, pretty dry overall. Silky smooth feel with a bit of creaminess to it but not foamy at all. Moderately high bitterness in the finish.

Pretty much what I expected. With the low ABV it still packs a large hop punch with some nice fruity and floral flavors.

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Photo of nickthegun12
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75


with that being said, ill grade it as an ipa

appearance is too light in color and little head retention
smell is actually pretty good bright citrus type hops
taste is watery watery watery, taste like a watered down ipa, it could be outstanding if not watered down
mouthfeel is dry and watery
overall it would have been better if classified as a pale ale!

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

a beautifully clean copper/gold color with a finger of white head, lots of visible carbonation. smells very hoppy, grapefruit, pine, caramel. the flavor is mostly hoppy, definitely tasting the 2row, grapefruit, pine. medium body on the lighter side, moderate carbonation. a very refreshing and tasty ipa. the lower alcohol percentage makes it a perfect summer beer.

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Photo of KBomb
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Body is quite clear light amber, small soapy head, and not a lot of lacing.

A fairly potent hop bouqet: floral, tea-like, and piney. A hint of grassyness.

Flavor is more restrained than the aroma, some big hops up front that have a little bit more of that grapefruit and piney bitterness, turns quickly to just a straight up bitter burn. Minimal malt sweetness. All in all, taste is kind of watery.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Not much body or weight, so sessionable it is indeed.

I suppose if you are just a crazy hop-addict who needs an IPA to session, you might find this beer appealing, but for those of us who are open to other styles that are easy to drink, there are many better options for tasty, light bodied and low ABV beer.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in aplain tumbler pint glass at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, Conn.

A: Poured a clean, clear golden yellow color with a thin veil of bone-white foam which left no real lacing on the glass.

S: Very bright, zesty, fresh and fruity hop profile with hints of funky grape skin, lemon zest and herbal, grassy bitterness.

T: Light, crackery malt flavors key in up front with a very mild, buttery taste. The hop characteristics are varied but trend towards the lemongrass and herbal end of the spectrum. Acidity bounds around imparting lemon bitterness and a spicy, slightly catty finish. Not a whole lotta malt backbone to hold up the grainy bitterness, but lots of hop flavor for a small package.

M: Clean, crisp and light-bodied IPA with a good amount of bitterness to keep a snappy palate and finish.

O: A nice session IPA that very drinkable at 4.7% ABV and certainly keeps you interested with it's strong hop profile. As the name implies, you could drink it all day, but I'm not convinced that I would. However, I'd get it again and consider adding it to a summer BBQ or camping pack.

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Photo of larryi86
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 2/11/13. poured into a DFH IPA glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Floral, a good amount of citrus, pine, some resin, biscuity malts.

T- Citrus hops, floral, piney bitter finish, nice light malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, light.

O- A lighter, easy drinking IPA, very enjoyable. Packs a nice bitter punch in a sessional beer.

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Photo of droomyster
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, I am completely sold on this one. Most impressive session ale I've had in recent memory. Appearance is average and doesn't begin to capture its wonders. Body is slightly hazy amber with a small white head with weak retention. Aromas, however, are vibrant and lively. Orange zest, floral notes, and honeyish sweetness and a bit of bubblegum leap out of the glass on this one. The taste is predominantly hoppy on the front and back palates, with the middle striking a balance between grains and fresh greens with a hint of herbal goodness. I really like this beer. It puts many IPAs to shame in its finesse and downplayed alcohol content, and shames session ales with the thrillingly assertive hop profile.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: Tulip

Appearance: a orangish yellow. good clarity. slightly off white head. leaves a lacing on the sides.

Smell: a hop melody. mostly floral but some citrus and pine. could be stronger

Taste: again a hop melody. floral strongest, then citrus, them pine. not much bitterness

Mouthfeel: very light, refreshing, crisp, quite sessionable. very low bitterness for an ipa

Overall: Not my favorite ipa by some measure but it is what it claims to be. its a pleasant tasting and i could drink quite a few of these. definitely a hit by founders for me

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Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. Pours a translucent orange-copper with a loose, 1/8th inch off-white head that quickly dissipates into a tight band around the shoulders and a soapy/oily dollop across the center; no lacing. Nose expresses floral and citrusy notes as well as faint tropical fruit esters and a hint of earth and spice. Taste is considerably more watered down - some citrus notes are still present; however, the earthy/herbal bitterness dominates the flavor profile, hiding many of the nuances expressed in the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an assertive, slightly prickly carbonation and a pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. Overall, pretty good, but closer to a hoppy APA than an American IPA (perhaps just semantics). That said, enjoyable, but there are other beers in the same ballpark that I would go to before this one again.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.