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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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Reviews: 795
Hads: 6,150
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 218
Gots: 1,645 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Reviews: 795 | Hads: 6,150
Photo of MrKennedy
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, thanks to dbol, into a Fantome tulip.

True golden colour with a nice white head of foam. Spots of lacing a good head retention, slowly receding.

Really strong grapefruit smell, enduring and clean and defined. Faint touch of pineapple there as well.

Tastes of grapefruit and citrus. Hard to believe it is just 4.7% ABV. Plenty packed into this.

Strong bitterness, particularly early on that backs off a bit towards the end of the bottle. Certainly would grab for another. Very drinkable, yet pretty damn hoppy and bitter. Medium carbonation.

Really nice package. Super sessionable, really difficult to comprehend the relatively low ABV at times, easy to think this was 6% just with how much is in this. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of schwabej
2.72/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I really wanted to like this beer. When I first tried it, I thought "Oh, a nice clone of New Glarus Moon Man." But that's where the similarities stopped. It's like a beer spritzer. Weak, yet hoppy, and I felt myself not really wanting to drink it. It quickly went flat, and I'm only drinking more to try and catch a buzz. I wouldn't buy it again, and I'm wondering now if Founders has gotten too big for their britches. I think their quality is slipping, and a brewery I once thought could do no wrong, is proving me wrong. Don't bother.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very light orance with a finger of white head.

Smell is great with a citrusy tropical hit that really suprised me for the abv.

Taste.... And this is where it falls apart for me. A lot of bitterness, that frankly covers up most other flavors, a little citrus pokes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel is watery, even for 4.7% I was expecting some sort of feel.

Well this is a beer that I just flat out do not understand... Why just bitter the hell out of a low ABV beer.

Plenty of hop forward Pales are avaliable at around the same ABV that have way more flavor and actually drink like beer.

I understand the marketing just do not understand how it is working.

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Photo of Kromes
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A clear gold color with a thin line of bubbles on top. Similar to a soda.

A fresh citrus and grapefruit hop aroma.

More grapefruit hops and a little peach. The malt in the background provides enough sweetness to counteract the heavy hop flavor. Nicely balanced and flavorful.

Well, it's a session beer so it is light with carbonation on the lower side of average.

Definitely an all day session IPA. The citrus quality refreshes without being to overwhelming.

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Photo of JG-90
2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle into glass

A - Clear light orange/yellow. Pours a medium head that recedes to a ring around the edge. Moderate/minimal lacing.

S - Not a huge nose, faint tropical hops and light malt

T - Overall taste is lacking as well. Starts with a little bread, then hops with lemon, pinneapple and grapefruit, finishes with a little funk and pine pricklyness. The funk, pine, and bread tastes linger on the palate. Overall a little bland, watery, and prickly

M - High carbonation and light/watery body

O - Not nearly as much character as I hoped for. There are plenty of other beers that I would rather drink all day

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 3/15/2013 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very poundable IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

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Photo of CHickman
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours crystal clear yellow gold color with a nice 1 finger foamy off white head that was full of small bubbles, which faded kind of quickly, leaving good foamy lacing. More like a pale ale than an IPA in looks, and surprisingly basic looking for a Founders beer.

The hop aromas jump out and smell very fresh up front, with citrus hops, piney hops, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, light caramel, faint toasted grains, biscuit, grassy herbs and mild spices; the smell has some floral hops as well and it’s a really nice, softy hoppy odor.

The flavor is just like the nose, but with a stronger malt presence; the taste is a combo of oily citrus hops, toasted grains, biscuit, piney hops/pine cone, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, light caramel, grass, herbs and mild spices like pepper and tea leaf. After a few sips it seems like the hops wear off and graham cracker or a little brown sugar come out for just enough grainy/sweet balance to make this incredibly easy to drink. Not a strong punchy, traditional IPA, especially compared to some of the other Founders hop-bombs, but this got the job done as a remarkable session beer.

It is very refreshing, light and crisp, with tight, fizzy carbonation, a very light body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that was just as much grain as it was hop. Could be the lightest feeling IPA that I’ve ever had, and I could drink the whole 6 pack in a sitting with no problem.

Overall a great beer that was too easy to drink; named perfectly, this is a definite session beer, however the only drawback is that it is lighter than expected as far as the flavor so that is the trade off. Either way, I’m glad this beer is available in NY now.

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

Pours light amber with a aggressive head that quickly disappeared. Hoppy aroma with pine and fruit. The taste is Hops and citrus, grapefruit. Bitter. Just a hint of sweetness and malt. Light body and noticeable carbination. Its an easy drinking low abv ipa. A good afternoon have several beer.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear yellow orange, nicely carbonated, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Citrus, floral and grassy hops all in a nice balance.

T-Starts with nice bready malt the citrus and floral notes. Some grapefruit. Ends with slight bitterness and good balance.

M-Medium bodied, some hop resins, nicely carbonated as well.

O-Nothing outstanding but a beer that you can have a few off without any side-effects yet nice on flavor.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clean and clear light amber, with a light head of white foam. Attractive, but sparse lace.

Aroma is better -- a strong perfume of unabashed grapefruit hoppiness/happiness. Wonderful citrus and pine.

Taste is also wonderfully hop-centric, with a balance of deep, pungent citrus and a hint of spice. Finish is dry.

A wonderful session-worthy IPA that packs a superb hop wallop. Bravo!

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Photo of peabody
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out really bubbly and clear with a slight yellow tint. Two fingers of white suds adorn the glass. Not a lot of lacing.
Smell is piney hops and wonderful grapefruit hints with just a tad of malt sugar.
Taste is a slight pine tar with lemon peel and grapefruit rind. Quaffable as all get out.
Mouthfeel is very clean and not sticky at all. However there is a black pine bitterness that lingers in the palate for quite some time.
Overall this is a great beer. Great for lawn mowing. Great for frisbee golf. Great for fishing. Just great.

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Photo of ktblue22
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable session-like IPA in my opinion which is why All Day IPA is such a great name! Drinkable, palatable and refreshing. Great to pair with a rare burger. Low-hop profile with a beautiful tropical fruit nose makes this beer interesting and yummy. I can picture myself getting a six pack of this to enjoy while barbecuing. Not much else to say about this beer, I recommend picking it up when you just want to enjoy something, or if you are new to IPAs try this one out first to get your palate more experienced to the subtley that hops can have in well-crafted brew.

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Photo of JamesMN
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper color with a one finger off-white head that quickly dissipated into a thin film.

Aroma: A good blend of hops. Getting some tropical fruits and pineapple juice.

Taste: Huge blast of bitterness with no malt to counteract the hops. It's only 42 IBUs but the hops really shine here. The only malt flavor detectable is a slightly bready one on the finish. The hop bitterness overshadows the hop flavor a bit more than expected but some bright fruit flavors sneak their way onto the palate. Definitely enough flavor and a low enough ABV to warrant sessioning.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body but the bitterness makes it feel like a bigger beer. A tad aggressive on the carbonation but very easy drinking.

Final Thoughts: Founder's has done a good job making All Day IPA a flavorful, yet low ABV beer. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Photo of mikem0487
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a .3 bar glass. No fresh date seen on bottle.

A-Nice clarified orange/copper color. Left half a fingers width of off white head. Leaves nice lacing.

S-Great aromatics in this beer. Nose smells really fresh with floral and citrus notes. Grapefruit, peach, fresh orange peel. Extremely inviting aroma.

T-Taste well balanced with the malt bill but leaves the mouth with a mildly sweet and bittering finish. Citrus notes throughout the palette. Pick up some of those light crystal malts that balance out the beer.

M-A little thin and viscous on the tongue. Medium/high carbonation level. Finishes sweet and bitter.

O-Great beer overall. Highly drinkable and with a 4.7% abv can drink this beer all day long. Very well done.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose on this beer is great. Unfortunately, the flavor seems quite thin. I'd hope for a lot more punch; especially coming from Founders. But for what it is, it's a great session ale and something I would easily go to if I wanted to have more than a few, but not something I would go to for flavor.

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

Bottled recently, though I'm not sure of the exact date. Tasted 13 March 2013.

Pours a clear pale orange. A soft color, gentle and unimposing. A tiny bit of visible carbonation. Just a thin layer of nearly-white head, gone fast, little lacing. Just okay.

Smell is a fantastic clean, citrusy and tropical hop aroma. Surprisingly full and juicy for a session ale. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a heap of tropical fruit. Very pink. Delightful, and though I expected a minimal base, it's not lacking at all for support.

Taste is clean, dry, and lightly bitter. A bit of grapefruit is the only fruit I'm finding. But it's got that clean, slightly chalky dryness that many of the best low-ABV hopped-up pale ales have. Reminds me of something Three Floyds would brew.

Feel is light, pure, and nicely drying. Zippy carbonation, fizzes up and stays up. As the carbonation drops off, it dries out perfectly. Really nice.

A stellar hoppy session ale. In the realm of Zombie Dust, though not as good. I'm always impressed when brewers can put this much oomph into a low-ABV beer. But beyond the hop presence, this beer is really well crafted, with near-perfect mouthfeel and no downsides. Excellent.

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Photo of Gosox8787
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. chilled stubby bottle poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to Centennial for tossing a bottle my way.

Appearance: Light orange and clear in color. Pours a one finger, fizzy head with pretty good retention. A really nice lacing.

Aroma: A touch of grapefruit and citrus zest stand out. The hop character really isn't big and in your face and definitely is firmly on the lighter side. A touch of grassy character in the nose as well.

Taste: Light grapefruit and tangerine juice upfront. Really refreshing and easy to drink. A touch of earthy character and a slight grassy tone. Not too bitter at all.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied with average carbonation. Really easy to drink.

Overall, a really solid take on a session IPA from Founders. Packs a really nice amount of flavor for the ABV and some really nice hop notes. Nothing too outstanding, but I will certainly look for this again in the summer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, light lacing, mostly clear golden nectar orange color.

Nose has fresh hops, light resinous and little musty, light tropical fruit like guava and hint tangerine and grapefruit juicy, little stone fruit too, and barely a tuft of malt.

Taste starts with fresh hops again, light resinous musty hop again, little oily and gritty, very light tropical fruits with grapefruit pith and unripe tangerine, light juicy citrus and hint stone fruit again. Light fluffy malt base barely exists. Bitterness sneaks up then gets quite bitter like biting on grapefruit rind. Hops also present a light floral and faint spicy flavor. Finish is fairly bitter, lingering bitter grapefruit rind, light citrus and spicy hops lingering, fairly dry.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice fluffy carb, little oily and gritty feel.

Overall pretty nice but nothing phenomenal, decent hop flavors but lacking a little something, and bitterness gets a little too in your face for an all day session beer

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass this beer was gold in color. It had a medium-sized white head, and there was a fair amount of lace.

Aroma nice, but a little lacking. Faint citrus and some sweet malt.

Improvement in the taste. The citrus came through more, as grapefruit, orange, and lime. Some biscuit in the background.

Nicely hopped. Definitely an all-day beer.

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

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear light amber with 1/2-1 finger of barely off-white tightly bubbled head with decent retention and some scraps of lacing.

S: Solid grapefruit and pine aromas, light melon, and a little lemon twang. The maltiness is noticeably light and I wish there was a little more malt presence in the aroma.

T: The flavor is easy-drinking but decidely hoppy with grapefruit, honeysuckle, floral, and lighter pine flavor with citrus flavors dominating. The maltiness feels light and tastes light with only a mild caramel note. THe bitterness is medium.

M: The feel is light and a little astringent. I think the carbonation is a little too high as well, especially for a lower gravity beer.

O: This is a pretty easy-drinking beer with a great hops presence. I wish the malt flavors were a little more assertive. All in all though it's a really good session beer.

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Photo of bnes09
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Transparent golden color ale. Finger and a half head with good retention and some lacing.

Citrus, pine and floral hop aroma. Familiar and comforting.

Bright hop flavor from the get-go boasting orange and mango citric flavor with fresh pine needles. Mild rye bread malt character. Hint of honey. Well balanced.

Light to medium bodied and highly carbonated. Dry in the finish from the hops.

I enjoyed this a lot. Light but with solid malt character. Plenty of hops for the strength tasting much more bitter than 42 IBU's. Light, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Tone
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, hint of hop oil, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. The bitterness level is slight. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend. Based on the name, the body is appropriately session-able.

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Photo of dheacck11
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice rich gold with slightest bit of head.

Nice soft floral nose with some hibiscus and honey.

Lots of grain and straw, little burst of grapefruit, Very grassy, maybe a little lemon.

Thin feel with sharp citric bite.

Just feels a little too watery and thin, definitely could drink a few, but probably wont buy again.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: clear, light gold. Pretty frothy white head and some messy lacing.
smell: Huge for a "little" guy. Biting, bitter grapefruit with some citrus and floral notes softening the bite.
taste: Again, very big taste for a 1/2 IPA. Crisp and full flavored.
overall: Gotta confess, I'm a go big (DIPA) or go home guy. Give me HopSlam or Unearthly or 90 minute. Two hearted is about as "light" as I wanna go. But this is as well done a "small" IPA as I can imagine.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small collar with a wispy cap and lace. Pretty standard affair.

Smell: Mellow fusion of citrus and floral hops aromas. Lightly caramelized malts with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A bit bready. Some hints of tropical aromas, tangerine and such. Some bitter pine needle sneaks through the back. Some toasted notes. Nicely complex, but mellow.

Taste: Slightly pithy. Some pine needle and flower petals coupled with something almost earthy on the finish. Malts are lightly sweet with some bready backing notes. Slight lingering bitterness. Clean almost pale maltiness. Slightly toasted.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth with a light to moderate carbonation. Body is on the lighter side of medium.

Overall: Hey guess how long I can drink this...

Exactly what it claims to be. An easy drinking low ABV IPA that doesn't fall in to APA territory. Hello fallback sixer.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.