Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

Added by Avagadro on 06-05-2010

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882
Ratings:
6,751
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 882 | Ratings: 6,751
Photo of drmeto
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a clear golden-orange with a small,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-small particles visible
S:
-grapefruit,orange,tangerines,pine,mango,passionfruit,papaya
T:
-Follows the nose
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Very good Pale Ale

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

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Slight hazy in texture and dark gold in color, thick frothy white head builds up and stands with good retention before slowly sinking to thin everlasting foamy sheet on the surface, plenty of sticky lacing web and patch appeared along the glass-side.

Loads of hoppy goodness with notes of citrus, kaffir lime, floral, resin, pine, and somewhat earthy yet grassy while malt is also there with notes of sweet breadiness and caramel.

Nice hoppy flavor with notes of juicy citrus, pine, oily resiny, there is a bit spicy also. Malt establishes as a flavor canvas with a sweet breadiness while it is hop again in later stage to wrap up all the things with a clean bitterness at the end.

Light to medium body with smooth mouthfeel from its lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing, dry and clean finish.

Really go direct and not complex in order to be sessionable, anyway, it does not compromise in the part of hop. It still has vivid and lively hop character in both aroma and flavor.

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Photo of chuckakhan
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Basically a pilsner marketed as an IPA, which I find annoying. I tried 6 session IPAs recently, including Founders All Day IPA, and five of them tasted like pilsners. The sixth was more larger than anything else. The information below pertains to Founders.

A - Golden and clear
S - Slight hop aroma with citrus notes present
T - Vaguely hoppy
M - Heavy on carbonation
O - I rated this low because of the apparent marketing ploy to get IPA lovers to drink pilsner-style beers.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What a great session IPA!
A- clear copper color, thin head
S- piney hops
T- piney, floral hops, wonderful
M- medium bodied
D- very good. I could drink a ton of these.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Founders All Day IPA. 12oz can, served in a clear plastic cup. Packaged 05/31/16 19:24:03

Appearance: Mostly clear golden amber with just a bit of haze. 1/8” Thick rocky off-white head with sheets and fine strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Faint citrus aroma. Surprisingly not very aromatic.

Taste: Nicely bitter. Classic pine and grapefruit bitterness up front, and an equal amount of bitterness at the end. Malt for balance is nearly non-existent, or at least I’m not tasting it much.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit spicy and prickly. Some hop oils sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: While I enjoy hops, I find this one is not “all day” for me. I need a bit more malt balance and less of the strong pine/citrus hop profile. It’s good, but it’s not great. While only 4.7% ABV, not what I would call sessionable either. One is enough. It did go well with Indian food though.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Bonds Tavern. Despite being a true Founders fan, I was wholly not impressed by their take on a session beer. Unassuming, golden hue with mild hop presence in both the nose and taste. Although sessionable, this would not be my brew of choice to drink all day.

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Photo of yummybluewaffle
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not enough hop profile to be an IPA. Though the taste is good, there isn't enough for me! It's basically a pale ale. This one is good for people who don't like hops, and want something easy drinking. 15 pack for $20 is hard to beat too!

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Photo of Sheppard
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden, smells of berries. There is a dry bitterness from the get go, but it finishes with some welcome earthy-ness. This is one of those tastes good enough but not thinking too much about it kind of beers. It is exactly what it was made to be.

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Founders All Day IPA
Look: straw, or golden color with tons of carbonation and a large off white fluffy head. I noticed there was not alot of lacing. In fact not much at all. That is kind of odd for an IPA.
Nose: Citrusy hops, lighter malts, grassy
Taste: Kind of the same as the smell. The hops are there and you can tell they are somewhat citrusy, but it is pretty light in flavor. I have had it on tap and it tasted better. This was out of the bottle. The aftertaste is the same as some of the IPA's, but it is just so much weaker and less bitter. If you wanna sit there and sip beers this is the one for you. Maybe good for someone transitioning from lagers to pale ales. It tastes more like a regular pale ale.
Mouth feel: very light, crisp, thin and refreshing.
Overall: It is more like a regular pale ale than an IPA and would be good if you can't hang with the strong hops bitterness of the real IPA's.

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Photo of samhandwich
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have decided that this is the official beer of Summer 2016. It's great on a hot day after being active in the outdoors. Very refreshing, with mild hops bitterness that is not overpowering.

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Photo of NEdward
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

smells blandly hoppy, vague citrus with no distinguishing notes. the profile of this beer is really, really watery - hopped san pellegrino. there's a malt flavor similar to something like the Oscar blues ipa, and the aftertaste is dominated by this sticky dryness. if not for the lingering malt this might have been a serviceable cookout beer, but as it is I would rather have the cheap local lager alternative.

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Photo of BKRaiderAce
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The light heavyweight champion of the world, your Session IPA champ - All Day IPA. A gorgeous pour and blast of hop aroma prelude a poundable session IPA that has defined a genre.

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Photo of IsaiahHoogendyk
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first Founders brew doesn't disappoint one bit. I'd consider this a solid and satisfying IPA without the "session" modifier. That said, it would be hard to find a better session beer of ANY kind, especially pale ale or IPA. Will be seeking this one out again.

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Photo of kjlcm
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Did a blind taste test with this against some formidable non session ipas and chose this. This is now my go to session beer. Can be hard to find fresh in NE but will always pick up if under two months old. Props to the obvious 'packaged on' date on the outside of the 15 pack. Founders certainly gets it.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint.
Pours almost clear golden with big off-white head, good retention.
Smell - clean citrusy, pine tones.
Taste - well-balanced with ample citrus hop characters
Light, crisp,
Outstanding session IPA.

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

L: Nice orange/amber hue. Modest foam head that dwindles.

S: Smells like summer. Citrus, sweet with light pine notes. Clearly, an "up north" Michigan summer beer that captures the elements.

T: From a mason jar, the taste is familiar yet non-aggressive. You do even pull faint lime notes instead of oranges or grapefruit.

F: Light and crisp in the mouth and not punishingly bitter at all. Clean, easy drinker.

O: Drinks too damn easy and is a great IPA to introduce people who are new to craft beer or for those that are looking for a summer alternative to mass produced beers "with lime."

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Photo of Riff
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can to a shaker glass. Color is a light amber to gold with an off-white head, foam is thin and did not last long. Smells strongly of pine with a hint of citrus. A little malt flavor leading into citrus and pine with a bit of bitterness. Finish is citrus and clean, does not linger long. Feel is light and airy, easily drinkable on a hot day or as the name implies, all day. Good session IPA.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into pint glass
canned on 4/7/16
L- hazy orange, with choppy foam head, leaves a rocky cap on beer
S- tons of citrusy goodness, with hints of sweet malt
T- starts off tasting murky (is that even possible?) hints of lime, with a pleasant piney finish
F- light bodied but in a good way not watery at all, light carbo as well
O- Founders does a great job with the session-ability, light drinking, great smelling, with slightly sub-par taste

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on Feb 24th and reviewed May 29th, so take the 90 day period into account. We're slowly going through the 'sessionable IPAs and there does seem to be a lot of them. The Founders version pours a nice, rich amber that says 'IPA' and has a good head and lacing. Aroma has floral hop notes which fade a little as the beer sits. Taste is hop forward and dry with some astringency. The beer is not as smooth as some of the others. Overall, a good IPA and easy on the ABVs. Founders does not know how not to make a bad beer.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a fifteen pack (sweet gimmick, like old Stroh's) today at Lowes Foods. Reddish golden color with spotty, soapy head with miniature lace. Nose is cirus based with a touch of bitter pine. This is a beer I've planned on reviewing for a while.

Solid bitterness throughout the flavor, mostly pine and lemon. Unfortuanely, I do feel there is an abundance of carbonation midway through the sip. The aftertaste, like the whole beer, is pleasant but restrained. Texture is mostly okay apart from the carbonation.

I guess I'd characterize this as the "light beer" version of an IPA if that didn't sound so preposturous. Decent, and probably tasty while paddling up a river but not an IPA to look for generally.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a small white foamy head.

Im getting piney and floral hop aroma.

Taste: mild bitterness up front, piney flavor follows, a bit of citrus as well but very minor. A little over carbonated for my personal taste.

A good low ABV beer with a solid hop presence.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/24/16. Poured into a clear glass.

Amber color with a modest white head. Nice color but nothing exceptional. Nose pleasantly hoppy. Piney hops first & foremost, and behind that a slightly more weedy smell. Taste is rather modest. Starts pretty thin, opens a bit but never really impresses. Hops over very light malts, not a lot of excitement. Mouthfeel clean enough, but not especially notable. Just not robust enough to excite me.

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Photo of Angela1956
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I LOVE this beer. It's bronze, golden color and off-white head appeals greatly to the eye. Smells hoppy, earthy and a bit of barley. Slightly bitter with strong hops and caramel notes. Enjoyable for IPA lovers! Wouldn't recommend to people new to trying beer especially if they do not enjoy hoppy flavors. I found this beer to be clean, refreshing but leaves just a slight bitterness to the tongue. I absolutely love this beer!

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Photo of KatieSmith
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beginner's IPA. Very classic, and just simply enjoyable. Has a great complex array of malts, grains, and hops, and has a very clean finish. This has a very light color to it and almost has some pine tree notes on the nose.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles El Duque. In Westvleteren XII small chalice. Shared with agu. Snack at home. After all high ABV beers Ive taken today (Aventinus Eisbock, Chimay Blue Limited Edition 2014, etc.) and the fact that its BB date is on Oct 16, hops are still noticeable and taste and body are pretty good for such a low ABV brew

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