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Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
889
Ratings:
6,791
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.47%
 
 
Wants:
239
Gots:
2,213
For Trade:
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Reviews: 889 | Ratings: 6,791
Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is a common IPA that I’ve had many times. It is easy to get and definitely good enough.

Look: semi-clear amber with an inch white head.

Aroma: pleasant piney and lemony aroma

Taste: Piney, fruity, mango, grapefruit, medium bitterness for an IPA.

Feel: Light to medium body, easy drinking, and definitely sessionable.

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Photo of Jmaphet
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of the most drinkable ipa's I've ever had. It has a strong hop punch but with only a 42 ibu it is easy to drink and well balanced. Pours a cloudy light amber orange with a light head. Highly recommended

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1/5  rDev -74.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Was given this beer on a bus coming back from a kayak trip and it might just be the worst beer i ever had. Tastes like club soda, not beer, no hops taste whatsoever. I love Founders and expected better. Their Centennial is an all day IPA as I could drink that all day and would love to. But this is awful, but hey that's my experience with session IPA's. I would rather drink a Nasty Ice or Milwaukee's Worse or High Life.

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Photo of dikebrewery
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice light yellow to orange pour. The nose is of light floral and light citrus peal. Taste of light citrus and as little bit of tropical fruit. Thin mouthfeel but it is a session and very easy drinking. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Ronbo56
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Summer weight IPAs shouldn't work. Somehow, Founders All Day IPA is one that does. But when the leaves start changing, I stop drinking
L: Much lighter than a typical IPA but would never be mistaken for Bud
S: Yep, there's hops in there. Some, anyway.
T: Took some getting used to, honestly. Initially thought it tasted like an IPA-flavored light beer. Eventually came into its own, though. Skillfully made.
O: If the only think you don't like about summer is that it isn't IPA weather, give this a try. It's weird, but it works.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass.

Clear orange hue.

Minimal off-white head; almost no lace.

Mango & orange nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Light citrus flavor, light hop bite. Slight macro aftertaste, but not overpowering. Decent.

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

Not the most spectacular IPA but for a 4.70 ABV, it's solid, probably the best of the low ABV IPA's I've had. The color was yellow with a tint of orange. A nice half inch white head that remained for a while after pouring. There were aromas of pine that is fresh and earthy. The flavors were more mild. Malt sweetness is medium and the hop bitterness comes in quickly but not assertively. Mild citrus and mild pine. It has a light bodied mouthfeel but not as low as I expected. This will definitely be my next beer of choice on the next outing trip.

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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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