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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

4,717 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,717
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 136
Gots: 617 | FT: 9
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 bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bump8628, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bauermj, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

rderedin, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Auror, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

EmperorBevis, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

eduardolinhalis, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

FUwolfpacker, Mar 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rorjets, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild and contrasting in a surprising way, with light floral/pine qualities facing off against rubbery/leathery earth tones. The smell tends to get lost in the flavor, once the beer is sipped.

T: Begins very dry, with toasted grain and predominantly floral hops aromatics. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where hops flavors turn more coniferous as precocious bitterness emerges. Grain is resurgent in the finish--more of a rustic pilsner malt quality--while bitterness is pure, medicinal, and aggressive to the point of seeming out of scale. Green plant stems and key lime citrus fruit linger on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, acidic and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A close cousin to Founder's Harvest Ale, this low-ABV IPA boasts many of the favorable malt qualities of that other, excellent beer. Hops qualities, while evident, are not well established--a complication similar to that of Ballast Point's Even Keel session IPA. Add Lagunitas' similarly-named Daytime IPA to the conversation, and one has an interesting, thematic trio of light ales with hops occupying the lead role.

beagle75, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

TheFightfan1, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

polishkaz, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GeoffreyM, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Noelito76, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Gww1864, May 12, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Head retention is on the weak side but some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is very citrusy with a healthy dose of grass thrown in as well. Pineapp/mango tropical citrus is what really jumps out. Not much in the way of malt at all; maybe a little bit of caramel.

Taste is extremely hop forward as well. The same tropical citrus that was present in the aroma is there but it falls off rather quickly leaving a moderate to high bitterness. Really no malt at all which is a shame along with a very watery mouthfeel.

Overall, I like the attempt by Founders to make a session IPA but I feel the style just doesn't work all that well. The hops really overpower everything plus the price is just too high to really session.

rangerred, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of babaracas
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a clear gold with one finger thick white head, spotty lacing. Smell: big grapefruit stank, herbal, pine, light apricot note in back. Taste: citrus rind, herbal, peach tea, spicy and rindy finish. Feel is light, a little too slick. Still tasty and refreshing.

babaracas, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

siege06nd, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%

355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Medium amber with a small, bubbly white head that settles down & holds just a tiny bit smaller than the initial size.

Fresh hops, citrus, pine & mango with apricot notes too. A refreshing and very summery.

Citrus & pine hops with some tropical fruits notes, mainly mango and apricot plus some pineapple too. There is some light grapefruit and plenty of bitterness too.

Light medium with a hoppy, bitter feel. The beer is quite smooth and goes down well in the heat with a crisp, dry finish.

Particularly good in the sun with a smooth and bitter taste that is loaded with citrus and backed up with some tropical fruits. A beer that goes down quite well and made for easy drinking, definitely worth a try.

flyingpig, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

vette2006c5r, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottled just about a month ago, so fairly fresh. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Scent is quite hoppy, yet mellow at the same time. Not a very big malt profile, which is what I was hoping for. Some lovely lemon aromas and sweet orange scents. Taste is just as it smells...but a little less hoppy. It is a very tasty beer, but the hops kinda die off in the flavor. I'm sure when it's very fresh that it is a way better beer. Has some similar characteristics as Sierra Nevada Pale. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a very tasty pale ale that is very sessionable. I could see myself easily putting away a six pack of this by myself on a warm summer day.

DovaliHops, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ryanpj, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%

Finishing up the 6-pack, bottle date looks like 2/15/13.

Pours into a pint a hazy pale orange with a white head

Nice hop forward scent with decent strength. Earthy, grassy and tropical hops

Taste also brings a nicer plethora of hops, more well-rounded than the smell overall. Weed, earth, citrus, grapefruit and tropical notes all make their mark on the palate. Malt is definitely the lesser extreme with just a bit of bread/biscuit coming in a the end.

Pretty good mouthfeel, a little high on the carbonation. Light but not too light.

For whatever reason, I enjoyed this last bottle much more than the rest of the 6. Definitely lots of good hop flavor for a low ABV beer, I think I would prefer Lagunitas DayTime for a session IPA though.

Chico1985, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,717 ratings.