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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

806 Reviews
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Reviews: 806
Hads: 6,248
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,724 | 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: 806 | Hads: 6,248
Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into IPA Glass. The color is golden honey with a thick milk white head and generous lacing. It smells of grapefruit, pine, hops, and a little bit of malt. The taste of the grapefruit and hops is somewhat muted - like craft light beer. As a session IPA, it is very easy drinking; nicely carbonated and smooth. This beer achieves its purpose: a light, easy drinking IPA that is perfect for outdoor events.

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

Don't remember being a huge fan of this one, but had a nice, cold-stored bottle recently and man was it tasty. Really nice nose, grassy, light citrus or perhaps even flecks of tropical fruit, a just a hint of dankness/pungency. Palate finds a way to not get too thin, though the carb combines with the attenuation to create a pretty buzzy feel. Still, a nice mix of hop flavor with the faintest of crackery malt backdrops. This thing works, and it works well.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well, i guess it wasn't clear what "all day" really means.
This is one refreshing, smooth, easy going beverage. What a nice balance between malt and hops. Feels light and aromatic. Nice one.

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Photo of Bogart2930
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A solid crusher. Not the the hoppiest thing ever but the session is kind of nice. This things great in cans for the beach or the boat. Also won't scare your non craft friends away.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale amber with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Zero lacing. Aroma is spectacular for a session! Perfect blend of pine and grapefruit with malt. The taste did not match the aroma...somewhat piney, slightly bitter with a malt profile. The feel is light/medium bodied. Medium high carbonation with a dry finish. Overall this is a great example of the style right out of the can, perfect for drinking in the summer.

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

Let's face reality. I'd love to drink 9.0 IPAs all the time but life SOMETIMES dictates less boozy choices. You won't be fooled that this is anything but a thinner sessIon but Founders puts it in a can and offers it as a 15 pack. In my world there's a place for that. Its a great beach / daytime / cooler beer.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 15-pack of cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander (at a nice sale price of $14). The canning date suggests this one is a little over two months old. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a bright golden amber with about an inch of large-bubbled white head that dissipates very quickly to just a slight ring that leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Quite clear, with moderate visible carbonation.

S: Very nice hop profile in the nose--quite floral, with notes of pine, cut grass, citrus, and tropical fruit. Cracker malts assert themselves underneath. There's just the slightest hint of soap/air freshener to the bouquet.

T: Cracker and bready malts at the outset, with some of those floral hop notes coming through almost immediately. The grassy notes come through quite quickly, as does a bit of that tropical fruit--pineapple and a bit of mango. The malts continue to play a part through the middle, as well--pretty balanced flavor on this one. The back end brings a citrus rind bitter on top of the other flavors, and the bitter aftertaste lingers for just a little while.

F: Being a session IPA, this one is understandably lighter-bodied. It's crisp, tart, a bit creamy, and bitter in turns. While it does drink a bit watery, it has a nice level of carbonation.

O: While I'm not a huge fan of session IPAs, this one from Founders is really quite tasty. It seems to have a bit more body and depth of flavor than similar brews I've tried (including Oskar Blues' Pinner). I do enjoy how drinkable it is--really quite nice for a camping trip or a day out on the boat. I would definitely recommend this beer, especially for hot summer days.

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

It just hit me that I never reviewed this one, so it's past due. Can dated less than a month ago, served in a New Belgium snifter. Pours straw gold and settles clear golden in the glass. Plenty or carbonation, and topped off with a 1 finger head of bubbly, white foam. Dissolved down into a dense lacing after a minute or two. Mild aroma consisting of dank pine/resin and grapefruit. Medium-light weight and fairly crisp on the mouthfeel. Light flavor, but notable pine up front on the taste. Grapefruit and other tropical fruit middleways, and finishes clean. Hops and pine left over on the aftertaste.

Overall, a simple yet pleasant session IPA. Better from the can, IMO. This is your basic session beer, with enough flavor to get you through mowing the lawn or changing that valve cover gasket. Think of it as a sessionable Centennial.

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Photo of Beermanic
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer made me re-look at the bad line up from founders. Cans are cheap and delicious and I like that I get 15 for such a good craft beer.

A: Light pale straw color. With pearl white head.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus a touch of pine. I want to live in a house that smells like this.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has lots citrus and pine flavor hops. Overall not a lot of malt or big body to this "session" but I may be buying a keg for the tap box.

M: Nice carbonation, a little thin overall which had more body, but typical among most American IPA, pale and DIPAs.

O: Love the low alcohol, lets me drink more of these on these hot Louisiana days where temp is 95 and up. This beer is quite easy to drink, I have bought multiple "almost cases" bought out the whole food and ordered more. If you buy more than three 15 packs they give you the case discount. Awesome! Again love the low alcohol I can have a few of these and unlike a normal IPA I can actually function and drive after multiple pints. Has become my go to beer.

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

Look! This is not the tastiest beer in the lot. But, if you want a step up from lawn mower beer with some taste and some body, then this is your dude. If you are 30yo+ and want to get drunk and don't want your wife/friends/neighbours to think you are still a college jackass with your bud lights and millers, yet still want to tune at least 12-24 of these bitches, then this is your new go to. Light, has hops, not to rounded, but cant complain since the 18 pack comes in at only $17.99 here in Ohio.

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Photo of Miller138
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle
nice straw gold color, good head retention w/lacing. Nice light body and mouth feel, without being too thin.
Starts with a biscuit/bread character with some pleasant, mild fruity esters from the yeast. Well balanced and a hop bitterness takes over and lingers at the end. There is a slight metallic character at the finish. Overall, this is a nice beer

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Photo of MikeB91c
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is absolutely one of my favorite all around, go to, IPA's on the market. Fresh, clean, crisp, not overbearing in hops, just an all around, very drinkable IPA. Are there better ones out there? Yes, but for the price point and value? That would be hard to find.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good session IPA. Probably my favorite. With not too high of a alcohol content this really is a drinkable beer. Great dry hop smell and flavor. Founders does a lot of things right

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Photo of WestmontStorm
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer. All the hoppy goodness and full flavor of a true IPA. Moderate alcohol but still full of flavor. Great session brew. Will keep buying as long as they keep making.

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Photo of drned
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a drink - every - day IPA. It doesn't try to hard to be bitter, but it has flavor that an IPA enthusiast should appreciate. Not as floral as some other Founders offerings, this draft is worth a slow afternoon.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep amber color. Hoppy, piney and sappy. Slight citrus under-note. Crisp bite. Pure hoppy IPA flavor. Medium body and carbonation. just enough bitters.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one of my favorite summer time session beers. I also love that its available in the 15-pack of cans over the strict 6 or 12 of bottles, making it easy to bring on summer rafting trips, or golfing, or to music festivals, or wherever you'd like.

Founder's does not seem to skimp on the flavor or the quality here, its a good ipa, and a no brainer for me on a summer event day.

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Photo of ferndave
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Might be the first beer I actually crave. Love the flavor, not too light, not too strong. Crisp. Hoppy, but not soapy. Great for summer, though might have a regular place in the fridge.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been known to enjoy a variety or two of Founder’s Brewing Co. based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I hadn’t gotten around to reviewing this variety which is a session IPA weighing in at 4.7% ABV and 42 IBUs.

Look-It pours a light golden amber color with yellow gold hues in the light that are reminiscent of ancient
Aztec golden treasures. It pours a one finger head that settles to a thin film pretty quickly and leaves a mild lacing trail on its way down.

Smell-I smell hops first and little malts which was a pleasant and unique surprise. The hops are citrus and floral dominated, but in a very nice manner. The smell has clementine and tangerine citrus and clover and rose petal floral hops. At the end, I also get some noticeable pine aromas. Very nice!

Taste-The taste has the same citrus and floral hops, but with the addition of pine that was ambient in the aroma, but the pine rears its delicious head towards the end. It leaves a primarily pine-based astringent coating on the tongue which is pleasant and it lingers for a long time.

Mouthfeel-I could describe this as light-bodied considering only the malts and hops, but an extra kick from the carbonation fizz towards the end makes it feel more dynamic.

Overall-This is a stunningly complex beer. As a session IPA, I was expecting wimpy and muted flavors with almost imperceptible bitterness. Cheers!

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Photo of chiller413
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For me, this is at the top of the list as far as Session IPA's go and is a great summertime beer. I would be very surprised in a blind taste test if many could pick this out as being a Session as the flavor is robust and on point with a typical IPA.

Has a very nice aroma that is a tad sweet but the flavor is piney and malty with a hint of grapefruit. There is definitely a presence of biscuit and the finish has a hint of citrus in it.

If you are looking to introduce somebody into the world of IPA's, this would be a great gateway IPA that has everything you want without being overly bitter or robust.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orangish with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is of hops, caramel and malt. Taste is slightly hoppy. Little bit of pine. Has a caramel malt backbone, Lingering hop sweetness. Mouthfeel is light. Body is light and very carbonated. It goes down easy, and it tastes good. Could definitely drink a few of these.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap. Pours a lovely gold with a thin white head that leaves plenty of lacing.
The aroma is citrus and pine.
Tasty beer, following the nose with citrus and pine up front and a decent sweet balance below. It finishes with a crisp bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium and rather smooth.
Very good session brew.

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Photo of ihazabucket7
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Nice citrus and hop smell very light. Taste is balanced of hops and citrus flavors. Session IPA so its on the light side, refreshing and easy drinking. Probably tied #2 with session IPAs along with Even Keel from Ballast Point. Still love Easy Jack from Firestone! Cheers!

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Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into nonic
(6/24/15 born on date)

L: clear gold, brilliant with just enough amber to darken the yellow without actually looking amber; small head, maybe 1/3-inch tall of white/off-white foam; keeps a tidy white collar; no stick or lace

S: very hoppy ... onion, grass ... citrusy (lemon, grapefruit) ... the onion is pervasive

T: green grassy and onion ... almost salty/meaty, like steak and onions; not a lot of sweetness in it; some citrus notes mix in, mainly grapefruit

F: perfect. light and crisp, nothing fancy but spot on for a session brew.

O: lots of onion with a little bit of grapefruit, this one's nearly perfect for me; as it warms, a pinch of sweetness helps balance the hops. i could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of Yeah_IPA
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the nicest aromas I've ever smelled. It's very sweet.

I've never found myself smelling the aroma of a beer over and over,
but did with this one.

Still has about 90 percent of the flavor of a regular IPA.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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