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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

5,150 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,150
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 146
Gots: 793 | FT: 7
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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

ejane, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

srw, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nmann08, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

marcdalke, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Timmyg128, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “BOTTLED” date printed on the neck is “02/16/13.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is pale copper. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head left an even skim.

Smell: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, cara cara orange, mango, and floral hops. There is also a hint of dirty socks. I do not know what it is; perhaps just the way the smells intermingle.

Taste: Pretty thin mouthfeel, and the citrus and fruit do not stand out as much as they do in the aroma until the beer warms considerably. When that happens, the flavor mostly mirrors the smell with grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, and exotic fruits. A floral hop bitterness commands each sip.

Drinkability: This is decent and drinkable — especially, I would assume, while outdoors. It is not overpowering, but it does offer good flavor without being overly heavy or boozy.

TheQuietMan22, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Twoheartedzombie, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Mdog
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear gold, ok head.

Smell: Grapefruit rind, somewhat mild.

Taste: Starts with a mild breadiness, then hits hard with citrus bitterness that turns almost to an aspirin pill-like dryness. The dryness/astringency doesn't stick around long though.

Mouthfeel: Light feel, the dryness makes me want to drink more.

Overall: All Day IPA showed up in Minnesota so I grabbed a sixer. It is definitely a bitter and dry IPA, and the lightness means I could have several in a sitting. Unfortunately I don't really like IPAs quite this bitter, a little more sweetness would be nice. But then it would probably be above 5%.

Mdog, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright blear golden with a small less than one finiger white head. Very good looking beer

S - BIg hops right up front. Smells of Grapefruit, pine, floral, and other citrus. Did not detect any malts.

T - Taste is just like the smell up front. Slightly bitter with tastes of grapefuit and pine. There was a definate nutty maltiness on the finish

M - Very light feeling. Lower carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking

O - Quite impressive IPA. Definately not one of the big imperial knock you on your butt IPAs. I think they hit spot on with what they were trying to achieve, an IPA that could be enjoyed all day long. Great beer!

Goosehunter75, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dbfp210, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dfecteau, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stumpy29er, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

bluntedboywonder, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ScaryEd, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of 1up
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a strong ale glass, lots of headspace.

A- Golden Honey Color, medium/1 finger head with a standard pour. Moderate lacing.
S- Reminds me of a slightly subdued Schlafly Tasmanian IPA, tropical fruit, citrus, slight pine.
T- Can't taste any alcohol (makes sense at 4.5%), bitterness lingers for a long time considering the gravity, above average for the style. Taste follows the smell.
M- Medium body, does not have a resin/oily feel that some IPAs do. A bit dry of a finish.
O- For an IPA that is sessionable, highly recommended.

1up, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

AmitC, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden color with a fizzy layer of foam that reduces to a ring and leaves some lacing.

A big fresh hopped up nose with all kinds of citrus, pine and floral notes. Little if any malt presence.

Next to nothing for malt presence, citrus and tropical fruit from the hops, fair bitterness. Hops are definitely the highlight.

Even at 4.7, feels thin. Clean and crisp with a refreshing finish. Lower carbonation.

A lovely session ipa, but I would personally grab something with more of a malt presence and have one or two less beers. This would make a nice ipa lawn mower beer. Maybe my opinion will rise with the temperature.

jera1350, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sludgeman, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, gloomy honeyed hue. Head is a thin, bleached coat of fizz. Head leaves squiggles of lacing.

S-Aromatic. Citrus flesh and grass with lighter piney notes. Spicy and florally hopped as well. Sturdy base malt that reminds me of a sugared popover. Exciting.

T-Spicy tangerine flesh wrapped in flower petals. Those hoppy flavors fold into some moderately sappy pine then finish with a longwinded grassy note. All the while the wet biscuit-dough and cracker keep everything in check. The bitterness is initially pretty strong but it doesn't leave too much lingering on the palate.

M-All Day is right. Sessionable x10.

O/D-I knew I was going to love this. Flavorful all supremely drinkable. I will say that I enjoyed Lagunitas' DayTime IPA a bit more (comparing here is my unneeded comparison of session-IPAs) but this one rocks too. I have been waiting to try this and it didn't disappoint. Drinks easy but never skimps of complexity and quality.

VelvetExtract, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

eagles22, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A classic orange amber body, slightly opaque if maybe a hint of haze. Lots of sticking cola bubbles out of the pour which is a bronze gold, but then gives to small cola carbonation. Head makes barely two fingers, it struggles to reach it. But settles to a thin collar. Otherwise alright.

Nose has a nice muted and airy sense of pine scent, and a good mix of citrus zest grapefruit and orange. A real light crisp character. Quite refreshing. It comes off as weak, but for a light session bodied IPA this is right on target.

Quite effervescent and a sense of carbonation on first sip. Palate gives a supper clean finish, and a very big hop blast. Lingering airy pine, even a wet juice mix of mild citrus and a hint of dirt. Clean yet dirty. Orange juice, but with a big bitter hop pine punch on the finish. Lingering hop blast that goes on and on.

It's big, but it is not. It's bold but light. It's truly a session able IPA. I call it a hop head brew I could drink all day indeed.

smakawhat, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of MaineBrewing
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a golden straw color withy thin large bubble filled one finger head, subsided quickly. Aparent ample carbonation.

S - aroma is just hops. Delicious beautiful grapefruit and floral hops. Slight cereal malt character in the background if anything but the hops reign supreme.

T - taste is on par with what I would call a session ipa with only 4.7% abv. Watery in nature, with an ever so slight malt character in the back end with citrus and floral hops dominating the front, with a nice bitter finish. I really had to take large quaffs of this beer to really appreciate what it is. Trying to slowly sip this and disect the taste will leave you with the wrong impression. The light and floral flavor is inviting and this is a great refreshing session ale that fits the name.

M - there is a nice bitter bite at the end that is aided by the carbonation, making this nice and crisp, I just want to chug this. Seriously, very drinkable when you just want to drink beer, a lot of beer.

O - impressed with what it is, this would be my go to if I want to drink a whole six pack of something with great hop aroma and light flavor that completely refreshes you. So rating this on style only, I would say this is great. Overall as a beer in general, I would only reach for this in the above mentioned situation and probably wouldn't buy this just to enjoy one. I found the taste very similar to MBC lunch, since this actually IS available in six packs I'll probably get it again.

MaineBrewing, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

st9647v3, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

CaptDavyJones, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

outoffocus, Mar 09, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,150 ratings.