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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

5,133 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,133
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 146
Gots: 785 | 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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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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bootdown21, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

juanbon, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RMoeNay, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dcguitar, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Metalaero, Mar 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Chitty54, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BklynTerp, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a light haze.

S: A strong citrus hop aroma with some pineapple, tropical fruit notes. There is a moderate amount of a herbaceous, grassiness from dry hopping and just a slight bit of malt sweetness.

T: This is a great hop delivery device, with strong citrus and tropical fruit flavored hops and a moderately-strong hops bitterness. The isn't much in the way of malt, just a light clean sweetness. The balance is bitter with a dry finish.

O: A great take in a lower abv IPA which highlights the hops even more than a maltier strong beer would.

MadScientist, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sailorastro, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bigbeers84, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

sparx1100, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ChrisKayler, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bellb, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

CADMixes, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ridgeline23, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

match1112, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,133 ratings.