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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,939 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,939
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 142
Gots: 711 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

2dogbrew, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

vermilcj, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of hilgart1
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

hilgart1, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of DIM
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Chill hazed copper tinted golden color; poured with a short lived fizzy head.

s: Nice, prickly citrus, plus some resinous pine. Faint biscuity malts.

t: Bit of a let down from the smell. More aspirin than citrus with tons of lingering bitterness. Scant malt balance, comes across as hop tea.

m: Fizzy and a bit abrasive.

o: Two weeks from canning at time of purchase. This probably about as good as a beer like this can get. I'm enjoying these and I don't regret the purchase, but "session" ipas just don't make a lot of sense to me. Too unbalanced to drink more than a couple anyway.

DIM, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Redrover
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glad to see this one as beer of the month at Pints in Elmhurst.

Served in standard shaker, the beer is a nice copper with a semi-clingy beige head.

Classic pine and caramel malt taste. Balanced and well put together. I like the citrus and pineapple that sneak in late.

The mouth is a trifle thin, but that is kind of expected for a session beer if this style.

Redrover, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

whatname, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sparky44, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

jsh420, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mltobin, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of StoutHunter
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Founders All Day IPA last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I have been waiting for this beer since Founders had people vote on the label, I like that more brewery's are offering hoppy session beers so let's see how Founders version is. Bottled on 1/14/2012. Poured from a short 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks pretty good and it has a nice summer time camping look to it. It poured a very clear golden amber color with two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. This beer looks nice and it's the clearest IPA I have ever had.

S- The aroma of this beer is dominated by citrus hops, it's the first thing that I notice and they impart some really nice pineapple, mango, and blood orange aromas. I pick up a light amount of bready pale malts in the middle and a slight herbal and floral hop aroma. The aroma is all about the hops and the hop mixture is nice and citrusy, just the way I like it, great aroma.

T- The taste is pretty simple and straightforward. The hops are the first to show up and they impart a floral, earthy, and piney flavors along with a toned down citrus hop flavor that was similar to the aroma only much lighter. The malts stick out more then they did in the aroma and impart a grainy, bready, and slight caramel flavor. The finish has a light amount of medium bitterness with a slight malt and earthy/citrus hop flavor in the aftertaste. This beer tasted good, they managed to get a good amount of flavor in this beer and it wasn't overly bitter.

M- Smooth, crisp, refreshing, on the medium side of being light bodied and it had a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, it fits this beer nicely.

Overall I thought that this was a pretty good beer and a damn good sessionable American IPA. This beer was light on the mouthfeel but full of flavor. It had very good drinkability that makes this beer live up to it's name, I could session this beer without getting bored with it and drinking it all day wouldn't be out of the question, it's smooth, not filling, full flavored and low in alcohol, everything you would want in a session IPA. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma it was really good and full of citrus hops. There wasn't anything that I didn't like about this beer but I think if a six pack was a dollar or two cheaper this beer would be in the fridge at all times. I will for sure be buying this beer again, I can see drinking a lot of this in the summer, especially on the disc golf course. I highly recommend giving this beer a shot if session IPA's are your thing, you shouldn't be disappointed. As usual with Founders this is another good and well made beer that is everything it is suppose to be and nothing it's not. It's nice to know that the brewery that gives me the big stouts that I love can also supply me with a great sessionable IPA that I can for sure see being a summer time barbecue staple. Before I had this beer The Wanderer from North Peak was my favorite session IPA, but now this beer is because it is better tasting. has a better aroma, and it isn't as bitter. Great job Founders I can see drinking a lot of this beer in the future.

StoutHunter, Feb 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

seeswo, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

atone315, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden body, still, very slight haze. Four fingers of snow white foam. Minimal lacing.

Strong inviting fresh grapefruit and orange aroma.

Light malt base lays a thin coat. Juicy fruit abounds. Hop nip at the swallow. Clean finish.

Light mouthfeel.

Good but not impressive in Beer Geek mode, when its characteristics are under deep scrutiny, by works damn well in its intended role: having one or more when involved in other activities, like fishing or mowing the lawn.

RonfromJersey, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

kaelingirl, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

beergorrilla, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the hookup Eric

The beer pours a dark amber with wispy white head. Lots of fluff without lacing and a very slight haziness. The nose reveals dank citrusy hops; an aroma that screams this beer will be delicious. Tasting this beer doesn't disappoint with heavy hops and malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is a little watery making this beer drinkable, but a little lacking. The head leaves a thin blanketing throughout drinking. Overall I think this beer is long overdue and it shouldn't be such a novelty to have a drinkable, low abv IPA!

ThePorterSorter, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Photo of arizcards
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a couple of singles from Total Wine at the end of April for $1.99 each. No freshness date.

Beer poured orange with a very smallish head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is of fresh citrus hops.

Taste has hints of mango, with a good dose of citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with decent carbonation to make it somewhat refreshing.

Overall this is a very nice brewing job. Plenty of flavor is packed into this small beer. Don't expect a full on IPA beer here but definitely give it a shot if you want to sample a nice recipe.

arizcards, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

hoppymcgee, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

fredmugs, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Purchased at Trembling Madness in York recently. Described on the label as a session ale (by American standards).

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of intensely fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, pine and grass. Underpinned by hints of earthy yeast, stewed hops and faint caramel malt. Hoppy!

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, citrus, pine resin, subtle weed, earthy yeast, stewed hops and faint caramel malt. Highly attenuated and rather astringent, accompanied by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and tingly, with hop oils that prickle the palate and a thin, insubstantial body for the style. Dries the mouth thoroughly, leaving an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and mild earthiness.

Pretty good, but unbalanced. It looks OK, and the hoppy aroma is fantastic - tons of delicious fruity notes. The taste is less rounded; plenty of aroma hops but a weak malt presence that doesn't even out the flavour. Thin, watery body. A decent IPA with good hop character, but lacking in it's other qualities. Could use improvement. However, still worthy of sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Brew33, Dec 01, 2011
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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