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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale
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3.87/5
Very Good
7,275 Ratings
Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale
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
Ranking:
#8,596
Reviews:
1,014
Ratings:
7,275
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
256
Gots:
2,512
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,275 |  Reviews: 1,014
Photo of Orlov47
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lwillitz
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12-oz can into Belgian ale glass

A - 2-finger off-white head over a slightly-cloudy body of golden amber, high visible carbonation

S - grapefruit, touch of tropical fruit, maybe a little floral

T - grapefruit, touch of pine, floral, crackers

M - light/medium body, highly carbonated

O - I guess I'm just not big on session IPAs. They have the smell and taste of regular IPAs, but toned down. I would prefer full-strength smell, taste, and body. That said, for a session ale this is pretty decent.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Clear and very pale yellow. Thin white head with large bubbles and little retention. Lacing is ok but a bit thin

S - Almost no aroma

T - Very light malt base with grassy bitter hops. Taste like mowing the lawn and hot summer days.

M - Thin and watery with crisp carbonation. Definitely sessionable

O - Of course this pales in comparison to many other IPAs or DIPAs but this is for a different time and place and I'd say it delivers on its purpose as being an all day IPA. There's just the right balance of flavor and wateriness that makes this very drinkable. I look forward to giving this a go at the next barbecue.

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Photo of bobtaylor0414
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stamtish
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Definition of a session beer. The name says it all.

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Photo of DaisyBeans
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Ri0
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - Pours a light sun color with a slight hue of lime. Nice 2 finger white bubbly head and lacing galore.

S - Light citrus and floral hops, not really any malt or sweet smell.

T - Not too exciting as it is just some floral, citrus hop juice and no real malt to speak of.

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. A lot like the "fizzy yellow beer" feel

O - As an IPA it is weak since there really is no malt to speak of. As a session ale it is pretty good as a light, refreshing drink on a hot day. Not much separates this from Lagunitas Daytime or Central Waters Hop Rise.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WakeandBake
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear light golden straw color body with a small fizzy white head , short lasting with slight lacing . Aroma is grassy , lightly sweet , with hints of corn husks and pineapple . FLavor is lightly bitter , with lemon grass , corn , pineabble , and maybe a bit of honey , a dry finish with a slight lingering bitterness . Crisp dry mouthfeel , light to medium body , and quite sessionable . A slightly odd beer but quite sessionable and it grows on you as it warms .

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Photo of JMay419
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treebs
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of DRush11
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of veteranbv
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevin3046
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold appearance with finger thin head that quickly dissipates. Very little lacing. Smells of hops and lemon. Thin and watery with high carbonation. Decent maltiness up front with slight taste of lemon and a decenct hop profile. I know this is a session IPA so I get the watery mouthfeel and high carbonation. But there are a lot better IPA's out there. Not bad for a low alcohol version though.

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Photo of mshkut
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small collar with a wispy cap and lace. Pretty standard affair.

Smell: Mellow fusion of citrus and floral hops aromas. Lightly caramelized malts with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A bit bready. Some hints of tropical aromas, tangerine and such. Some bitter pine needle sneaks through the back. Some toasted notes. Nicely complex, but mellow.

Taste: Slightly pithy. Some pine needle and flower petals coupled with something almost earthy on the finish. Malts are lightly sweet with some bready backing notes. Slight lingering bitterness. Clean almost pale maltiness. Slightly toasted.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth with a light to moderate carbonation. Body is on the lighter side of medium.

Overall: Hey guess how long I can drink this...

Exactly what it claims to be. An easy drinking low ABV IPA that doesn't fall in to APA territory. Hello fallback sixer.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep amber color. Hoppy, piney and sappy. Slight citrus under-note. Crisp bite. Pure hoppy IPA flavor. Medium body and carbonation. just enough bitters.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of Bunny76
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not too hoppy but the name doesn't disappoint, drink it all day!

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,275 ratings
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