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:
933
Ratings:
6,957
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
247
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2,324
For Trade:
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Reviews: 933 | Ratings: 6,957
Photo of bilbobrewer
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heard a lot of good things over the years about Founders. Bought a 19.2 oz can, poured into a chilled tulip glass.
Pkgd on Jan 30/17. OK.

Pours clear gold, nice thick head.
Not much to talk about taste wise. Very bland, not much hop bitterness or flavor.
Very light, but not satisfying if you expect any sort of IPA body.

I suppose if you get it cheap enough, and you're at an all-day BBQ, this might be an okay choice. But I'm glad I only bought one.

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Photo of LAp
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The advent of the $18 15-rack of IPA has breathed new life into this beer. While not a sipper, it makes a great affordable Beer Pong or Slap Cup beer.

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Photo of gandres
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Totalwine Tukwila to wine glass
Sight: Light Amber, hazy, big off white foam
Smell: fragrant, hoppy aroma specially for an session India pale ale
Taste: bitter, balance,
Mouthfeel: long follow through and long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good, ok to repeat, but not to look
drank: Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:00 PM

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Photo of pianoguy
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz bottle. Bottling date 12/14/16

Pours a hazy honey colored body with a white head. Not much retention. A little thin lacing

Overall smell is not very prominent.(perhaps because it's 3 months old?) I'm getting mostly lemon citrus with a little malt

Taste is a little bolder then the smell. The hop bite is very slight

Slightly prickly feel

There is a lot to like about this session IPA. It's very drinkable and the price of a 15 pack of cans cost less then some 12 packs of other beers. I bought this single beer to see if I wanted to invest in a 15 pack next week... I think i will!

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Photo of Eric_T_07
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This is my go to beer for a long day of drinking, like on a Saturday during college football season. Saw the new 19.2 oz cans and picked up 5 of them for 1.99 each! 15 pks and now these great tallboys. There's certainly better beers, but it might be the best session ipa. Especially, for the price and convenience of the packaging.

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Photo of kevin3046
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
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 Wanzuki
4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Just a fun little refreshing Session IPA. Sharp & bitter, it will wipe that gunk off your tounge. A: clear, pale. S: plain ol' hops. Not a lotta citrus, maybe a little pine. T: The finishing hops aren't killed by the bittering hops. total thumbs up.
F: just fine

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Photo of Catracho5
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours an amber orange color with a white head, slight lacing, minimal head retention, looks light.

A: Subtle aromas of citrus like grapefruit and lemon, touch of pine, tangerine, solid aroma.

T: Sweet citrus notes upfront, tangerines, lemons, touch of grapefruit and pine bitterness in the middle, finish has lingering notes of grapefruit and pine, some citrus sweetness as well.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

O: This is pretty good, good amount of flavor and aroma, amazingly drinkable. Now I understand why this is sold in 15 packs, I could see myself crushing a few of these while doing yard work or bbqing.

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

L: amber, orange color....it was a little cloudy
S: hops and citrus aromas
T: citrus flavors and hops....pretty strong, but very nice
overall: very good and one that I look forward to enjoying again

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Photo of Hackattack
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got this at the local Sav-a-lot for $19.99 a 15 pack of cans. Had to dig deep for their latest packaged date which was 7/9/16. I know you're supposed to drink beers fresh, but I took a chance. Glad I did...I think a can's life is longer since no light gets in at all. Anyway ...it pours a nice head..looks light orange...medium lacing...smell is not real apparent..taste is mildly bitter...definite hops here..grows on you with each sip. I have become a big fan of Founders brews.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is yellow-y to orange with a good crystalline look although not extreme, since there's a fair amount of haziness in this beer. The head is white, minimal, but showing good retention and minor lacing.
S: The aroma is very citrusy, having tangerine, orange and a bit of pineapple. Closely, there is a big resinous profile.
T: The taste is sweet of ripe tangerines followed by a big resinous profile, ending in mild malt profile.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is high however, it's not visible. Alcohol is unnoticeable. Bitterness is high.
O: It's a very fresh and easy to drink IPA. The drinkability is valued on this beer.

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Photo of ShoreGoodBeer
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very little aroma even on opening (can). Drank from pint glass, nice amber color with a little haze. Plenty of pine in the taste. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of gibgink
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed the $1.99 can, cause I've never had it, and thought I would give it a try. Pours a darker yellow with a slight head that flitters away quickly. Good floral/citrus on the nose. A slight citrus taste with slight bitter finish. Easy drinking here.

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Photo of gregy55902
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stovepipe canned on Valentine's day. A nice refreshing beer that is a touch lighter at 4.7%. Decently hoppy / lightly bitter with a nice pine hop note, and very crushable. Recommended, especially at $2 a huge can.

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Photo of steveh
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Felt like some hops today, but didn't want to gamble on a full six-pack of something new. Local retailer had single All Day 19.2 oz. cans and I'd never tried it before. Not sure where a Pale Ale stops and a "Session" IPA begins, I'm hoping this is more along the lines of a good APA.

Canned on 01.31.17 - not bad at all. Poured into my imperial nonic.

L -- Clear, deep gold with a firm white head that holds up well.

S -- Strong resiny pine hop aroma, verging on harsh. Some herbal earthiness back. There's a toasty, oaty, cereal grain note in the glass after the beer is gone -- only real malt character I picked up in this beer.

T -- Strong herbal, resin hop flavors up front with some light citrus notes following. Earthy, resin, herbal bitterness in the finish that lingers through the aftertaste. Maybe the lightest hint of biscuit malt in the aftertaste, but not nearly enough to balance the hop juice. The finish is surprisingly clean, other than the lingering resin bitterness at the back of the throat.

F -- Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a light to medium-light body (no malt, no body).

O -- This is a good beer to quench a hop craving without getting clubbed by the usual IPA ABV. While it's flavorful and goes down pretty easily, I honestly don't think I could drink it "all day." The lingering hop resins in the aftertaste start to fatigue the palate quickly and any hop craving quickly turns to a malt craving! Nonetheless, hop-heads will like this as a good session choice... wonder how it mellows with age...

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Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden with two fingers of white head. Some rings and swathes of lace.
Smell is floral hops and light bready malts.
Taste is floral hops with very light malt presence.
Mouthfeel is watery with good carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter.
Overall I dub this an IPA Light. One of the better session IPAs so far.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a, fairly clear, darker golden color. Nice carbonation bubbles in glass when poured, and a 1 1/2 finger head. The nose smells amazing - nice citrus - orange, maybe lemon. The taste is mellow for a second, then the citrus from the hops hit. You can feel the carbonation going down nicely. Refreshing, and fairy easy drinking. A solid IPA.

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Photo of hiphops
2.22/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

i don't even like this beer but i'm a sucker for $2 tall boy. pours clear golden orange nice frothy head. smells piney and grassy with a little malt. tastes bracing bitter and watery very 1 note. prickly mouth. you could drink this all day but why? if you see this in the case next to pinner. get pinner.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great hoppy flavor with pleasant aroma and appearance. This may be one of the better IPAs that I have tried recently. Nice balance and very refreshing.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours bright golden color with a small head that dissipated quickly.
The aroma is very citrusy, primarily orange with grassy and piney notes being a bit overpowered.
The flavor is citrusy, grassy with a nice dry finish. It is a bit watery, but what else would you expect out of a session IPA.
Overall, I'm glad I tried this. It is sort of a classic, and a great deal at $2 s stovepipe. it's not my favorite, but it's very good for what it is.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great for what it is : a hop driven session beer. Nice herbal and citrusy presence well balanced with the pale malts presence. Soft carbonation and oily mouthfeel.
This time I get what session ipa means because it's definitely not an apa

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Photo of CNoj012
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a bright golden color that is transparent with the slightest bit of chill haze. Very active carbonation. The head is two fingers, rocky and slightly off white. Retention is solid and there is just a few spots of lacing.

Smell is piney, citrus, herbal and earthy. Citrus flavors including orange and grapefruit are much more noticable when the beer is agitated.

Taste is similar, but kind of muted. All the flavors from the smell are there, but it just seems like there isn't much to it.

Feel is light, smooth and slightly watery. Suprisingly not as crisp as I thought from the huge head and many bubbles constantly rising to the top of the glass.

Overall this is a good beer. Sessions aren't really my thing and this is no exception. Decent for what it is, but I'd reach for a pale ale over almost any session and this is no exception.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy, amber in color. Thin, foamy head with streak lacing. The aroma is very light. Orange zest and caramel malt. Some grass, fruit, and herbal notes. The flavor follows suit. Grapefruit and pine hops with caramel malt. Crisp, with a dry finish. A well balanced and flavorful session style IPA.

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

Slightly-hazed clear golden color with three fingers of off-white head that leave thick lacing. Muted aroma of pine, grass, melon and faint white pepper. Light tasting, with just a hint of crackery malt, and then a weak mix of the same hop flavors from the nose with some muted citrus, too. Definitely very sessionable, but not a ton to hold my interest beyond being a thirst quencher.

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Photo of AleSan
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle... Golden colour with a creamy and persistent white head... Aromas of ripe fruit, grass, some orange... Taste hops, slightly spiced, citrus, grass... Mouth: full body, bitter and persistent, an IPA in session's shoes... bitter, medium and dry final

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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