Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
7,193
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
2,463
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 7,193 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of ChestSplitter
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle.
Looks like a nice clean pale ale. Nothing overly memorable.
Smells like hops. Not as citrusy as some other IPAs
Tastes like hops. Not a lot of balance here. This is just a very hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a very hoppy IPA without a lot of balance. Finish is bitter.
Overall: not one of my favorites in this category:

Bells Two-Hearted>Sierra Nevada Torpedo>NOLA Mechahopzilla>Founders All Day IPA.

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Photo of Keithcray
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of DocBee
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of shabbtastic
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thaddeus
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Nice amber appearance with a small white head.

Aroma & Taste: Heavy hop notes. Floral herbs and pine mixed with citrus grapefruit and orange. Even with the citrus notes the beer has a heavy bitter taste with a long finish.

I was surprised by the low ABV for this beer, which is why it's an "All Day IPA." Overall this beer was a little to heavy on the hops for me (I like hops) but I also thought it was better when the beer got a little warmer.

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Photo of cts309
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rfritton
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eh. Not bad, not great. Just average.

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Photo of apridar
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jricharc
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stupedaso
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jerrytodd
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Did an A/B comparison between this and my current favorite session IPA

A: Slight deep amber color. Head retention was OK with minimal lacing

S: No real blast of hops. I had to search really hard to smell (imagine?) some pine and citrus

T: See directly above. IMHO this is more of an amber than an IPA

M: Fine

O: I think Founders is a great brewery but this one really disappointed me. The SingleCut 18Watt I compared this to (or say a Hill Farmstead Edward) both are state of the art in terms of a sessionable IPA and the comparison was night and day. Maybe the bottle was too old? I dunno, but another reason to buy local I reckon...

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of KMBradyJr
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickCT
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rjcoy06
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kelsiemoeller
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, golden-yellow in color with a fizzy, white head.

Smell: Pine smell, grass smell, very present smell of hops.

Taste: Fresh, vibrant, sticky hops with a hint of sweet malt in the finish. Very present hops flavor, as an IPA should

Moutfell: Never too hoppy where it's cloying or dry. The carbonation adds a good balance.

Overall:I am not a huge fan of IPAs, personally, but that does not mean this is a bad beer. I thought for an IPA, it was good

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Photo of BobMessina
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of StoutBoi
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Colleen_Parker
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Brian_True
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of majinzin
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of MikePags
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice beer for a session, but it leaves a lot to be desired due to the metallic aftertaste. Could be due to a bad tap, but not a good enough beer to bring me back. However, due to the overall quality hop flavor, this beer may see some repeat business from me due to the mellow starting taste and the overall drinkability. Poor mouthfeel may e a result of the metallic taste but the lack of a quality head and carbonation hurts.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 7,193 ratings.
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