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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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4,284 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,284
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 126
Gots: 443 | 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:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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Photo of mfnmbvp


3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with the remnants of what was probably once a bottled on date smeared on the side, but no longer readable. I'm confident that I got a fresh six pack though, so we'll see. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Aggressive pour manages to conjure just over 1 finger of thin fizzy white head which disappears into a froth within seconds. Body color is a light murky yellow-orange color. No lacing.

S - The smell is decent: fresh pine needles, grapefruits, and oranges with some dusty bready malt lurking in the background. Definite noticeable cat piss acidity, like others have noted.

T - This is one of those beers that smells a lot better than it is. Basically none of those bitter sweet fruity flavors you expect in an IPA. Hop bitterness is present, but strange. Tastes a little bit mineral-y and earthy, but that's quite fine by me.

M - Body is thin and watery, and finishes dry on the palate. Carbonation is moderate & decent enough.

Overall, I can definitely see the market for a lighter IPA such as this one, but it's nothing special to me. However, it is light and exceptionally drinkable. Excellent bottle art, depicting probably a great scenario for drinking this beer: in the middle of a lake in a canoe. A session ale if there ever was one, but I would rather get a more intense IPA than compromise for a lighter one. Either way, I look forward to trying this from a can!

Founders All Day IPA ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 20:23:11 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog


4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2013 03:07:59 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
Photo of RickS95


3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance doesn't fit the type very well. It's extremely clear and thin looking. Straw amber in color, it looks filtered and clarified and everything else to make it look like it does. The head is a finger thick of very white bubbles, but doesn't even look much like the sticky, foamy IPAs I've had before. Very below average retention, and it's so thin there's no lacing.

Fortunately it smells like it should. Pine, grapefruit and apricot fill the nose, possibly some pineapple as well. Lots of citrus.

A good amount of malt, plenty of earthy pine, and then hops, with their citric tastes in the swallow. The hops are a bit lacking in taste, mostly for aroma.

Quite thin with a watered down feel. There's a lot of bitterness, moreso than the label's 42 IBUs would suggest, but it's never too much. A bit of an oily feel from the hops. Light bodied. No alcohol presence.

Not one of Founder's best and not really all that impressive for an IPA. Could use more body and more punch.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 03:09:57 | More by RickS95
Photo of Lehighace06


4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2014 15:28:21 | More by Lehighace06
Photo of dunix


4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2014 18:01:51 | More by dunix
Photo of nrs207


4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-05-2012 19:17:09 | More by nrs207
Photo of ryanpj


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-04-2013 23:25:32 | More by ryanpj
Photo of stephenjmoore


3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale amber body with a thin white head. A slight hint of cloudiness, but overall looks very light bodied.

S- Very piney hop aroma along with some floral notes and a hint of grapefruit. Overall smells very good and approachable.

T- Packs a lot of hop flavor during the taste, but finishes rather light of flavor. Expected for the low abv, but there is almost no noticeable malt presence to balance the taste.

M- High carbonation, medium-light bodied. Definitely an easy-drinking session beer.

O-It is hard to judge this one based on the style, since the idea is a more sessionable IPA. On flavor alone, there are many more IPAs that pack more punch. As a sessionable IPA however, this one is very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 23:30:57 | More by stephenjmoore
Photo of kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2013 22:21:08 | More by kristougher
Photo of mmulebarn


3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-14-2013 16:20:27 | More by mmulebarn
Photo of Tilley4


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

I like this beer more than others I guess. It tasted very much like alpha King to me. A little bit sweet with a nice hop kick to it... more of a hoppy pale than an IPA but still a good brew...

I wouldn't want it any hoppier for a session so im good with this... piney hoppiness lingers on the finish but it doesn't overwhelm... good malt base...

What's not to like here? Super refreshing on a hot day....

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 17:01:29 | More by Tilley4
Photo of captainbearcat


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-08-2013 17:22:24 | More by captainbearcat
Photo of thebouch01


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-08-2012 02:15:28 | More by thebouch01
Photo of Bilco


4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 11:40:47 | More by Bilco
Photo of vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

All day IPA pours a frosty copper color, with a very small head. Their is a strong malty/hoppy floral aroma mixed, very unique. The taste is much of the same strong sharp maltyness, with strong floral bites. Very full flavors, nice strong body. Overall its not bad, very unique, maltier then other IPAS.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 03:29:58 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of rderedin


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-22-2013 16:07:50 | More by rderedin
Photo of HRamz3


3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

09-03-2013 15:24:11 | More by HRamz3
Photo of sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-04-2013 21:15:29 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of Arsenal0328


4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2013 17:52:24 | More by Arsenal0328
Photo of Paccamacca


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-28-2013 04:13:04 | More by Paccamacca
Photo of Bouleboubier


3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

sports a lightly-spicy hop bitterness that packs a soft punch.... tastes kind of like grapefruit or orange sparkling Pellegrino, lacking a good bit of that malt backbone and undercurrent of alcohol that I've come to associate with US IPAs.... super-light body for an IPA (reminds me of some comparable lower-gravity UK "IPA"s).... not sweet in the least, in fact, it's pretty bone dry.... crazy drinkable to those who enjoy the flavors of an American IPA, but want something lighter and 'sessionable'.... what it offers in drinkability is unique, though the overall taste is relatively familiar

Serving type: can

02-28-2014 16:35:16 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of Jas45678


4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-01-2013 01:22:21 | More by Jas45678
Photo of Drucifer


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-13-2012 16:44:54 | More by Drucifer
Photo of Eriktheipaman


4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2013 23:42:52 | More by Eriktheipaman
Photo of Treebs


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger pure white head forming on the pour. The head recedes to thick, bubble collar. Splotchy stick of lace are present down the glass.

S: Light notes of citrus and resin with a mild malt background.

T: Pale and bready malts with a touch of fruity grapefruit, orange and mild resin bitterness. The is a solid caramel malt sweetness on the finish, but the flavors are somewhat muted.

M: Well they hit the session part. Not to sweet or bitter, medium carbonation with a light than usual body for an IPA.

O: A very sessionable IPA. The flavors are muted, but they are well balanced. That being said, beers like Pliney and Ephraim are more sessionable and have the flavor profile to boot. The fact that it comes in 6-packs is its major perk.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 23:53:08 | More by Treebs
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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