All Day IPA - BLiS Blast Barrel-Aged | Founders Brewing Company

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2.83/5
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66 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
All Day IPA aged for 5 months in BLiS Blast hot sauce barrels. The barrels first held (in order): bourbon, KBS, BLiS maple syrup, BLiS hot sauce, and finally All Day IPA.

Added by MasterSki on 05-22-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
66
pDev:
33.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Paradox1000
2.63/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of Session IPAs. This one did not change my mind.

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Photo of Brew33
3.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rons35
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tylertut
2.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
1.09/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

An absolutely heinous brew. Look, I love spicy beer. Habanero Sculpin? Hell yeah. Abraxas/Huna/MexiCake/etc.? Splendid. Hell, one of my favorite local beers of all time is a hatch chile-infused cream ale from Fate Brewing. Like liquid green chile cornbread. I. LOVE. Spicy. Beer.

So, naturally, I had to give this a run out when I saw it on tap. All I knew was that it was All Day (a SIPA I otherwise enjoy) aged in hot sauce barrels. Based on the info here on BA, apparently those barrels had previously held bourbon, KBS, maple syrup, AND hot sauce. Very interesting indeed, and maybe that sheds a bit of light on some of the notes I experienced in the beer. As for that beer, well, yeah, I'm sticking with heinous. Flat off the tap, zero head, zero bubbles, just a tangerine-colored liquid, thick looking as you swirl it in the glass. On the palate, that thick body is confirmed, and combined with the lack of carb (and awful flavors) makes it tough stuff to slug down. Nose is bbq sauce/bbq potato chip, slight tomato/vinegar notes, and more bbq sauce. Palate is similar, not really spicy so much as tart (a la vinegar?), and then with an awful sweet note as well (perhaps from the previous maple syrup barrel use?). Again, I love spicy beer. I love weird adjuncts in general (to wit, Ballast Point's Thai Chili/Ginger/Lime Wahoo Wheat is totally a winner for me), but this was a spectacular failure and, arguably, one of the worst beers I've tried.

Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of dvmky
1.32/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Sabtos
1.8/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

An abused IPA that had already been discarded in the first place, now beaten to within an inch of its life, and tortured to death with stale hot sauce.

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Photo of tsauce2
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of outoffocus
2.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thegerm87
1.43/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a 5oz taster at MiKro in Hamden last night for the Founders take-over. Comes out a slightly hazy rust color with no head. Smell is very similar to Tabasco with the spicy vinegar at the forefront, definitely worried about this as I am not a huge Tabasco fan since it is too vinegar-y for me. After first sip I'm much more pleased with this. It starts sweet and bready and then there is a big blast of hot sauce flavor, but sans the heat. Long finish of hot sauce with hints of barrel woodiness, very much like a bloody mary. No real hops present here anymore. Mouthfeel is a little thin due to the lack of carbonation, taste lingers for quite some time. Overall it's a cool experience to try it, I honestly liked it and thought it was good, but I would hesitate getting 12oz of it.

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Photo of sweemzander
1.78/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of mltobin
3.39/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkiBum22
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucoli
3.28/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beerman999999
1/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.6/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MartyIU13
2.74/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Floyd80108
3.35/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.04/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was yellow with a reddish tint.

Smell - The spice comes through in the nose, as does some sweetness.

Taste - This is a bloody mary beer. Tomato spice is present with a hint of sweetness. Though there is tobasco, there is no vinegar. You can almost taste worchester sauce. The session ipa is largely masked. The spice lingers a little in the end.

Mouthfeel - For the style, the beer was appropriately thin. The carbonation faded with aging.

Overall - Finally, a beer for Sunday brunch!

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Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I think like the casual chef, they tried to fix a mistake with hot sauce. Worth tasting but not pinting...

For what it's worth, I shared the taster with two others. All I got was liquid hot sauce but the other two got the maple up front.

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Photo of Agentveba
3.64/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
1.69/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Gotti311
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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All Day IPA - BLiS Blast Barrel-Aged from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 66 ratings