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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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87
very good

5,490 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,490
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 181
Gots: 1,070 | FT: 8
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Morey
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with "1/04/12" stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Pours pale orange in color with really good clarity. The head barely stood one finger tall and faded to almost nothing after only a few minutes. There is some lacing, but nothing to write home about. This baby looks more carbonated than it taste.

The aroma is fresh, crisp, and citrus forward. Very nice. I'm getting orange and grapefruit zest.

Thin malt body up front. Nice bitter bite from the hops. Somewhat fruity...again, I'm getting oranges and grapefruit. Very clean and crisp finish with the bitterness lingering ever so slightly.

Thin bodied mouthfeel. Very wet with moderate carbonation.

To me, this is an American Pale Ale. It's just so easy to drink, and the alcohol is below 5%. It's still a good beer overall regardless.

Morey's Bottom Line: I could definitely see drinking this all day during a BBQ on an 80 degree summer day. If I was in charge at Founders, this would be a May or June seasonal without a doubt. I wouldn't make this year round.

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice fresh fruit hop aroma. Sweet and light. Some doughy malt in background. Overall nice aroma.
Not much head - although poured while cold. Mostly clear and slightly cloudy darkish gold.
Forward hop flavors with moderately intense bitterness from mid through the finish. Some supportive malt with a bit of sweetness and caramel.
As would be expected with such a low abv there is a watery quality to the feel - quite thin. Ample carbonation.
A nice quality drinker for warm weather - which seems far away, although does seem a little possible in some distance future . Balanced well in flavors

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium copper gold with a thin soapy head and light carbonation.

S - Tons of resiny citrus and pine.

T - Definitely a hop forward beer...resiny citrus, grapefruit, and oranges up front which stays for the duration. Light biscuity malt surfaces midway through before the resinous bitter citrus and pine turn things up and crash in around it ending with a lingering bitter finish.

M - Light medium body and leaves a moderate amount of citrus resin in the mouth before finishing crisp and very dry.

O - An overall surprisingly hoppy and tasty beer for the lower than normal ABV for this style....hats off to Founders for creating a hop forward beer to satisfy the hop heads without all the alcohol and stupidness that follows. (!!). Definitely could drink this one all day while sitting on the deck.

Photo of jrenihan
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer is a clear golden amber, with almost no head. A small white film is gone instantly.

Smell is very good. Very fruity, with lots of grapefruit. Also a notable tropical fruit scent, and a weedy scent. Some bready malt. A surprisingly big smell for a low abv beer.

Taste is also good, but not quite the same level. Fruit flavours are there, but the weedy flavour is more upfront- seems like simcoe to me. Malt is pretty subdued, but there is a bit of caramel. Again. very flavourful for low ABV.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation, a bit oily.

Overall, quite good. A really good job at brewing a flavourful yet low alcohol pale ale.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of vonnegut21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jsanford
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy gold with a thin but solid white head that leaves nice rings of lacing. Nice aromas of peach, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple with a very mild malt backbone. Taste is similarly tropical and fruity, with a light malt profile and mild bitterness. Excellently drinkable, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. Overall it's exactly what I expected : a deliciously drinkable and sessionable brew from one of the best breweries on the planet!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,490 ratings.