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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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4,090 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,090
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 121
Gots: 355 | 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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Photo of zeledonia


4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 03:42:27 | More by zeledonia
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-13-2013 01:44:37 | More by khargro2
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-27-2013 02:39:21 | More by DerekMorgan
Photo of secondtooth


4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 21:13:43 | More by secondtooth
Photo of Oakenator


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-18-2014 01:44:54 | More by Oakenator
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-20-2014 23:57:58 | More by Oxymoron
Photo of klipper


4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 07:31:04 | More by klipper
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-15-2013 22:34:59 | More by bubseymour
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-20-2013 16:49:40 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-03-2013 15:59:43 | More by anteater
Photo of jvillefan


2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: A pale yellow body with a one finger white laced head that disappeared quickly.

S: Extremely muted. There is a subtle bready caramel aroma with a tinge of hop that resembles pine.

T: There is a bitterness in the beginning. Very subtle pine and citrus followed by very subtle caramel.

M: Medium body with sharp carbonation.

O: Not a good IPA. This would not even make a good pale ale. Little flavor and more common IPAs are better and cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 06:25:43 | More by jvillefan
Photo of bcsbeer


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-22-2013 17:26:37 | More by bcsbeer
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-04-2013 14:39:08 | More by bobv
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A stunning amount of flavour for the 4% ABV listed on the chalk board at the pub attached to the brewery.

Bright golden colour with limited head and no lacing. Not a tremendous amount of body, but enough for mouthfeel to remain pleasant. An awesome "west coast" hop aroma with brilliant citrus notes. The flavour is heavily grapefruit oriented and truly delicious. A lingering bitter aftertaste completes this very tasty beer.

Definitely a stellar "session" ale!

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 21:43:04 | More by hopsolutely
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New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Adequate finger high head of loose off-white bubbles, not quite foam per se, clears off swiftly to a ring around the edges, the lacing is super-thin but does form decently wide streaks before evaporating. Yellow gold colored liquid with a soft orange cast, only a few fat bubbles visible, scattered about, looks “basic” and unassuming. Piney nose with raw grains, grass, yeast and grapefruit rinds, more floral than fruity, more wheat as it warms, overall has a fresh, taut character, good balance and no burn. Medium-bodied, tight and slightly overly aggressive carbonation, keeps it scrubbing into the tongue which favors bitterness over sweetness. Pepper and herbaceous green grass, grains, pine, black tea leaf, the blood orange and grapefruit pith drying. Thin dusting of cocoa and allusion to anise, malts not contributing much to the final equation. Seems to pull back on just about every ingredient, wants a close race among them all, as a result more calculatedly balanced than integrated. You lose interest after the second bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 23:53:24 | More by farrago
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-23-2012 23:28:56 | More by szmnnl99
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2014 22:22:10 | More by SkinniePost
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2014 19:45:32 | More by bauermj
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-20-2013 05:33:01 | More by Localdrinklax
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-29-2013 04:37:37 | More by brandon911
Photo of Dave_Treat


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2013 01:06:51 | More by Dave_Treat
Photo of KYGunner


3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice light orange to yellow tone with bubbly head and loads of bubbles along the edge of the glass.

Very strong fruity scent with hints of lemon, grapefruit, flowers, perfumes, pine and malt.

The taste does not follow the nose as earthy musky tones are followed by a watery finish. There are hints of grapefruit throughout but they are weak. The feel is easy and light, hence the All Day but its not quite an IPA like experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 19:53:12 | More by KYGunner
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-10-2013 22:20:35 | More by mikeburd1128
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2013 00:40:06 | More by JMBSH
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Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, mango, pine, toasty malts and sweet caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, slight piney resin, toasty malts, faint caramel. Fairly light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:42:16 | More by SebD
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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