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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,108 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,108
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 121
Gots: 364 | FT: 6
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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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 23:37:18 | More by jzeilinger
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 04:03:50 | More by ElGallo
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barczar

Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium golden with peach hues and a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer, leaving modest lacing.

Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass form the initial aroma. Dank cannabis and onion surface later, accompanying slight caramel sweetness.

Flavor follows suit, with grapefruit underlying the entire profile, tart at first, then pithy at the slightly bitter finish. Onion, pine, and resin mingle with bready malt to form the backbone. There's a toasted character at the finish. It's a little lacking in malt flavor, giving a slightly watery perception.

Body is moderate to slightly light, with carbonation a touch on the high side, slight astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Very good hop character in both flavor and aroma. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Possibly a little too complex to truly be an all day drinking beer for me, but I enjoyed the flavoring and aroma hop profiles. A little more malt character, and it'd be excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:16:37 | More by barczar
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-a light amber color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-lemon zest, grapefruit,pine, malt, nice floral notes, hints of sweetness

T-lemon and grapefruit, pine, grainy sweet malt, moderately bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice sessionable IPA, good flavor in this low ABV IPA

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 14:50:01 | More by MDDMD
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-27-2013 21:26:44 | More by fredmugs
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-21-2013 01:12:40 | More by Jame515
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-24-2013 05:45:41 | More by shigg85
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soju6

Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper color with a small head and bit of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, some malt sweetness and fruity. taste of citrus, with a mic of malt sweetness and fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Good for a few.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 15:47:28 | More by soju6
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-05-2013 13:23:11 | More by BigBry
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-15-2013 02:50:35 | More by Herky21
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Lagunitas mason Jar.

This beer made a very distinct popping sound upon popping off the bottle cap.

A- A bright golden yellow with a fat foamy two finger white head. You can tell just by looking at this beer that it is very well carbonated. Upon swishing around it leaves a great deal of lacing along the sides of the jar. Excellent head retention!!

S- I can smell the sweet citrus fruitiness the second I pop off the bottle cap. There are some strong orange and tangerine notes as a well as a bit of a slightly sweet biscuit-like aroma from the malts.

T- Hoppy. The hops give off some strong notes of sweet orange and citrus fruit. There are some very mild toned down grapefruit notes and some lemon zest notes as well. There is plenty of flavor here without necessarily being intense. It has a sweet malty backbone that blends well with the slightly biting bitterness from the hops. While it's definitely bitter the bitterness is nowhere near overpowering. Very nicely balanced, with a hop kick that, like I said, isn't brutal, but enough to make it enjoyable to hop lovers.

M- light mouthfeel and well carbonated.

O- I did not have incredibly high expectations after trying, and being disappointed with, Laguniatas' Daytime. I have to say though, this is MUCH better than Daytime. This is the kind of IPA I could definitely see myself drinking all d ay, and I would LOVE to bring a six pack of this on one of my next fishing trips. (This is just the kind of beer that's perfect to drink right before you have to go to work...)

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:52:54 | More by Zachtheporter
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-26-2013 02:11:48 | More by FreshHawk
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 20:49:05 | More by mltobin
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-13-2013 13:51:34 | More by jaasen64
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-23-2012 17:02:12 | More by Lukass
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-02-2013 01:07:45 | More by CampusCrew
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2013 20:18:12 | More by AndrewMichael
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2013 21:02:00 | More by CoolEthan
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-29-2013 01:46:44 | More by Photekut
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan with orange tinges, pretty clear, good head and lace.

Aroma is very nice, plenty hoppy and inviting, more than you'd expect from anything with "session" in the name. Same goes for the taste, it's plenty IPA-like, while being superbly drinkable, even almost summertime lawnmower drinkable. "Refreshing" isn't an IPA type of term very often, but this time it just about fits.

Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 00:11:40 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-18-2013 01:27:04 | More by richkrull
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. No bottling date can be seen.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white creamy head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright hop forward aroma with good citrus and floral hints. Citrus hops up front with hints of orange peel, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also some earthy hints of floral hops and grass. Soft bready malts in the background with hints of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Also a light hint of honey sweetness. A very nice juicy citrus aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a bright juicy citrus hop driven taste with some earthy grass. Solid taste of citrus esters up front with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also in the hop mix is some biting pine resin, grass, and floral hops. Solid backing of soft malt sweetness with a taste of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, yeast, and a slight taste of sweet honey. A very solid West Coast style tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly drying feel. Pretty smooth and crisp.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style session IPA. Very good citrus flavor. Impressive for the low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 07:20:59 | More by MattyG85
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-03-2013 16:22:05 | More by Kmlund
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden amber with a thin white head and long stretches of lace.

S - Floral and citrus hops with a grainy biscuit malt balance. Lemon, orange and tangerine rinds, grapefruit,.

T - Citrus and grapefruit peels, lemon zest, on the bitter side with notes of grainy malt.

M - Light to medium with good carbonation. Lingering dry finish.

D - This beer is properly named. An all day drinking session IPA. Nothing special but good enough to easily put down a 6 pack or two through a long afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 23:18:24 | More by brewcrew76
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bum732

Lesotho

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Medium bright citrus, fresh grapefruit peel, heavy kumquat, slight grassiness

L: Light orange, slightly hazy, white head that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Bright citrus up front with some hoppy resins. Very clean, light malt. Medium bitterness with just a touch of sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with residual hop resin. Some soft grassiness as it warms, in a good way.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly crisp overall.

Very light, hoppy IPA with just enough malt to keep it in balance. Really enjoyed this, although i prefer a pale ale over this "light" IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:47:17 | More by bum732
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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