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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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807 Reviews
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Reviews: 807
Hads: 6,268
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,740 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010

Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.
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Reviews: 807 | Hads: 6,268
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 Vogie
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a vintage Green Bay Packers pint glass.

A: Amber color, slight carbonation, and a thin white head the leaves some lacing around the edges.

S: Picking up strong citrus and bread notes.

T: Follows nose with a watery taste upfront followed by citrusy hops in the middle and eventually lingering on the back end with the bready notes.

M: Light, thin, a little watery. Moderate carbonation.

O: I am not an IPA fan so this review might be slighted a bit. It is definitely true to style as a good "session ale" that you can surly drink more than 1. I would call this a good "gateway ipa" for someone looking to get into this style.

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Photo of zrbeer1579
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange yellow with a two finger fluffy white head. Slight hazy.

Aroma: Mostly apricot and pine. Sightly floral and a touch of grain.

Taste: Similar to smell but mostly apricot with hints of grapefruit and pine. Some grain and malt sweetness. Some malt breadiness. I think I taste some yeast as well.

Mouthfeel: Median-light bodied. A semi dry and light bitterness finish. Carbonation seems just slightly high.

Overall: This is not a terrible beer. It is a sessionable beer with IPA characterics. Easy to drink. I applause Founders for getting this much flavors into a beer under 5% abv.

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Photo of BrettMRogers
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured into a glass.

A-Looks amazing. Beautiful golden orange color with small but sustained head. Well carbonated

S-Sweet pine and pineapple aromas

T-pine is there, a mildly hoppy but I like it a lot

M- medium bodied, nice feel on the mouth

O-One of the best if not best IPAs I've ever had. I'm gonna have another as soon as I'm done with this one!

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Photo of Ellbert
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear orange with a lot of bubbles. Light head with not much staying power.

Smell: Hoppy. Sweet. Fruity.

Taste: Light yet hoppy. Hops really get you on the back of the tongue. The sweetness in the aroma doesn't come through in the taste.

Mouthfeel: It is light and thin. This is strange with all of the hop flavor. This is however the intent of the beer.

Overall a decent beer that is low in alcohol and easy to drink. I would like a little more balance towards the malt side.

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

The IPA that started it all for me. My intro into craft beers and IPAs. It will always have a special place in my heart! Absolutely love this beer. Super refreshing on a hot summer day!! Tropical and citrusy. One of the best session beers available.

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Photo of CMUbrew
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Founders imperial pint glass
Bottled on 08/21/12

A: A small white head forms on the pour and soon fades. Body is a clear golden-orange and moderate carbonation can be seen within.

S: I think this is where All Day IPA shines the most. It has a nice piney aroma accented by citrus rind and tart grapefruit notes. Pretty nice.

T: The flavor does not quite deliver what the nose promised. The flavor profile about matches what I smelled, but in a toned down way. Lots of tongue smacking is required to draw out those mellow hop flavors. I think this is partly because of the "All Day" aspect of this beer. With toned-down hop flavor, you can drink more of it quite easily. The low 42 IBUs also help with sessionability, but that is just not nearly enough bitterness for my tastes.

M: This beer has a nice body to it, with appropriate carbonation and feel. Finish feels solid also.

O: While not measuring up in the flavor department for someone that really loves hops, I think this could be an excellent starting point for someone trying to get into the style. I also think Founders accomplished their goal of creating a beer to fit in the emerging sub-style of session IPA. They nailed what they were going for, but it just wasn't enough to blow me away.

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

Pretty good session IPA. The mouthfeel is a little watery, but the smell is excellently grapefruity and floral, and the taste has a nice grapefruit bitterness to it. I could drink this daily.

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Photo of clake
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 7/27/15 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a deep amber color with about a finger of head that quickly dissipates to a very tiny ring of head with little lacing.

Smell is of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of breadiness from the malts.

Flavor is a bit disappointing. The malts seem to dominate up front. There is a hint of the citrus and tropical notes followed by bitterness.

Feel is a bit thin but it is nicely carbonated with a nice, dry finish.

It's a nice beer but not one of my first choices in the style.

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Photo of TTAmod
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Cavanaugh's in Chicago, IL.

A: Slightly hazy medium-orange beer. Thick white head, although it dissipates quickly.

S: Smell is of your usual IPA....lots of tropical notes with a touch of grass and herbal in the background.

T: Like a lot of the session IPAs, the hop flavor is up-front and very strong. Lots of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. There's a touch of metallic taste and bitterness on the back end. Very light cracker malt is overpowered by the strong hop profile.

M: As typical with this style, the body isn't very heavy at all. This beer goes down really quick...which I guess is the point of this type of IPA.

O: In my opinion, DayTime IPA is the better beer, although this is very good.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Served cool from 355ml bottle with best by date 18/04/15 into straight pint glass.

A) Pours deep amber colour. Quite a lot of bubbles, thin white head. Haziness is a bit off putting.

S) Really good. Exotic fruit cocktail and hints of honey. A great-smelling beer!

T) Fruity hops with slightly bitter aftertaste. Malt kicks in some time after the gulp.

M) Nicely fizzy, lager-esque. No bad thing to me.

O) A great alternative to the stronger IPAs if you want to chug a few down, which is exactly what it is designed for I suppose. Recommended.

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Photo of fank2788
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Bright orange gold with a bright white head that starts out at about one finger thick before falling to a fine layer of tiny bubbles with lace on the edges. The smell is of bright citrus and pine hops with just a touch of caramel malt in the background, the hops are really the focus with this one. The taste follows the smell with an explosion of hop flavor on first sip. The grapefruit tangyness is in the forefront with the pine and herbal hop flavors following close behind. Like the smell there isn't much of the malt in this one but there is just a enough, really not enough to balance the hops but that would have made this a much bigger beer which was obviously not the intent. As a result of the lower alcohol and gravity, the body of this is fairly light the moderate to high carbonation adds to that making it even lighter. Overall this is a nice IPA, the lighter body makes it great for a hot summer day, a picnic or poolside maybe not the best IPA out there but the light body and great hop flavors makes it really enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slow poured from a can to taste activation pint glass. Beautiful copper color with a ton of carbonation. Clean malty and floral taste without a lot of the bitterness that typically comes with an IPA

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Photo of bwood06
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Gold with a white 1 finger head. Ultra clear. 4/5

S - Very hopped and piney. Ever so slight hint of sweet malts. Grassy. 4.25/5

T - Somewhat sweet malt right off the bat. Piney/resin finish. Taste is dominated by hops. The malt is somewhat hard to find even with it being the first flavor to hit me. 3.75/5

M - Very light body and crisp. Fairly dry. Finishes very clean with a slight bitter aftertaste.

O - Very light and drinkable IPA. Definitely a session IPA. Doesn't sacrifice flavor for drinkability. 4/5

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Photo of Jacurdy60
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear-golden color with an almost non-existant head. No lacing.

S-Very floral and pleasant. Esters mix well with a profound hoppy presence and a twinge of alcohol, even though it is a session ale. Hops take an overwhelming presence at the back of the nose. Smells fantastic.

T-Kind of disappointing for a Founders brew. Weak body and very simple. Hops take the front of the palate, the middle, and the finish as well albeit with a little citrusy bitterness to it.

MF-Carbonated and crisp. Thin body with a dry finish.

O-Disappointed, but still not a bad beer necessarily. Very simple and a thin body, but it is sessionable. The fact that they had that in mind whilst brewing it makes it a little better. For the price, I'd buy SNPA any day over this.

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Photo of mechamifune
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice gold/orange hue with a slight white head. Minimal lacing. Clean/clear look to the body.

Smell is lots of citrus notes. Not an overpowering smell, but noticeable enough. Hop profile is there in the smell but I can't define it.

Taste is a pleasantly balanced one. Citrus fruits dominate upfront and it lingers into only the slightest of sweetness, finishing with but a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average.... crisp enough for the style but in the end it starts feeling a bit watery.

I'm alwaya a fan of beers that have a lot of hop/citrus taste but not a lot of bitterness or extreme residual sweetness, so this fits the bill in that sense. But at the same time, compared to beers off the top of my head that I think are at least somewhat similar, like Daisy Cutter or Little Hump, I perfer those two to this. The biggest problem (and I didn't deduct for this) for me though is that if the point of this beer is to be "sessionable" (and, I would assume cost less to produce per batch) then why am I paying the same for this as I would for Red's Rye? Even making it just $1 or $2 less than their usual offerings would mean a lot IMO.

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Photo of mattkoon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this ipa from founders is pretty drinkable but there are so many others out there that drop kick your taste buds into submission- why would you phone it in? this beer isnt bad. it pours a nice golden color. the smell makes a lot of promises- its piney and has a lot of citrus. the taste comes on strong at first and has a slight kick at the end but isnt nearly as strong as some other ipa's out there...this beer is called everyday ipa, so i guess the jokes on me, theyre telling you right out the gate that there is nothing that special about this. its not a bad beer..but with so many great ipa's out there, this seems kinda pointless.

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is honey gold with a white head and some lacing.

Nose is fresh, roasted hops, with some nuttiness and light caramel.

Taste is a great balance of sweet honey and nuttiness, with mild hops and some spice.

Mouthfeel is smooth and absurdly refreshing, with great carbonation.

Overall, could you imagine if all Sessions were this good?

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Photo of soulfly1492
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Super bold aroma for a session ale, only 4.7% ABV. Bold grapefuit citrus from American hops, a good dose of fresh pine needles. Moderate pale malt sweetness.

Appearance: Medium gold color, like apple juice. Just a touch of haze. Head pours small and is clean white. Low retention and low to medium lacing.

Taste: Impressed immediately. Bold sweet citrus, almost all grapefruit. Moderate pale malt sweetness. Mild grains.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low body. Creamy. Finishes very dry. The mild carbonation is felt after the swallow.

Overall: I could drink a few of these... Nice low ABV for a change, but the flavor was not sacrificed. The malt flavor could have been a bit bolder, but it works well, I can't imagine a better tasting Session IPA given the ABV restriction.

Bottled 4/13/2012
Consumed 5/15/2012

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

OH Yum so glad I found this beer and so glad they put out the 15 can packs. Much cheaper that way. And what a great name because I was totally looking for a beer I liked that I cold drink a lot of! LOL Smooth flavorful and not too strong!

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Photo of BethanyB
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: A hazy, medium amber, like a dried magnolia leaf. Tons of bubbles, some flying upwards to slam into a fat, puffy white head, others swirling throughout the glass like lively fish in a tank.

Smell: A metallic tinge manages not to upset bright citrus aromas--fresh orange with a splash of lemon and a squeeze of lime. Malty underlayers are detected through a light scent of fresh grain.

Taste: The overall flavor profile is light enough to live up to the beer's sessionable reputation, yet complex enough to provide quality interest. Lightly toasted malt assuages the medium high bitterness created by an artfully balanced hop combination--earthy herbs and oranges (peels and all) meet the gold standard.

Mouthfeel: Perfect for a session IPA--medium light body, with lots of carbonation. The finish paints a stripe of dryness down each side of the tongue, but otherwise remains smooth.

Overall: It may be a session beer, but it's also unabashed about being an IPA: while not alarming, the fresh hops provide a good amount of bitterness. It's hardly an explosion of flavor, but it's not meant to be one. My one objective complaint would be the metallic character in the aroma. Subjectively, I would be happier with less earth and malt, i.e., a brighter taste, but I do believe the darker, more mellow flavor a provide a unique, appreciable roundness.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Had this at an Italian restaurant with deep dish pizza. I was surprised to find that it was only 4.7% ABV. Too dark to judge color but excellent head retention with significant lacing. The smell was mildly citrus with a hint of pine while the flavor was mostly citrus with malt in the background. This really is a great session 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 JimKal
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had been looking for to this one.

A: dark gold. Clear with a head that dissipates quickly

S: light citrus

T: reminded me more a light pale ale rather than an IPA

M: watery

O: OK but not a repeat for me. I much prefer 21st Amendment's Bitter American for a low ABV brew.

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Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is light amber, with a head that's initially quite thick, but fades quickly. The scent is all hops - grapefruit and orange - and absolutely intoxicating. I can't stop sniffing. The taste is certainly hoppy, but not as much as the scent might imply. Grapefruit tang is notable from start to finish. Mouthfeel is very thin. For a session ale, this is to be expected. It's a very light and drinkable. A great session IPA.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.