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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

4,234 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,234
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 125
Gots: 416 | 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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Ratings: 4,234 | Reviews: 627 | Display Reviews Only:
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-04-2013 23:25:32 | More by ryanpj
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-08-2012 02:15:28 | More by thebouch01
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2013 20:42:53 | More by mc4z
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-12-2013 21:08:53 | More by Gww1864
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2014 15:28:21 | More by Lehighace06
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-31-2013 22:35:35 | More by EmperorBevis
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-04-2013 21:15:29 | More by sirsteve42
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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
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

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
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-11-2013 17:09:30 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-28-2013 04:13:04 | More by Paccamacca
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 11:40:47 | More by Bilco
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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-22-2013 16:07:50 | More by rderedin
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-08-2013 17:22:24 | More by captainbearcat
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

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
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2013 23:42:52 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-13-2012 16:44:54 | More by Drucifer
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Treebs

Illinois

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
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-07-2013 00:19:49 | More by sliverX
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-01-2013 01:22:21 | More by Jas45678
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-21-2011 04:34:24 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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BucannonXC5

California

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $2.59
Purchased: May 15, 2014
Consumed: May 15, 2014
Misc.: Bottled March 21, 2014

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head that dissipated in a short while. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Below average foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal-to-below average retention.

Smelled sharp grapefruit, citrus hops, grapefruit rind, floral hops, tropical hops, bitter spices and tangerine. Yummy.

Tasted not quite as potent as the smell. Got sharp grapefruit, grapefruit juice, grapefruit rind and grapefruit with sugar. Grapefruit I tell you! Also floral hops, citrus hops, tropical notes and orange rind.

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Refreshing, slightly bitter finish.

Arguably the best session IPA I’ve ever had (know that there are probably five). Really good.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 04:29:16 | More by BucannonXC5
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice yellow, solid 1.5 finger head, nice lacing.
S - Good floral hints, fresh cut grass, and some pine
T - Crisp and fresh, good pine flavor and just enough malt to compliment the bitterness.
M - Light and refreshing, clean, well carbonated.
O - Does exactly what its name suggest, expect nothing less or more.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 22:29:43 | More by Omnium
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,234 ratings.