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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:
900
Ratings:
6,858
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.47%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
2,259
For Trade:
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Reviews: 900 | Ratings: 6,858
Photo of John1985
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium gold color with an inch head. Aroma has some light citrus, taste is mainly hops but still decently balanced. Light bodied, pleasing after taste. The perfect weekday beer and a good change up from a pilsner as a lighter option.

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Photo of lwcreasy
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly a finger's worth of a white, sparse, but big-bubbly foam. Headless within the minute, with only a small ring of bubbles remaining for a while. Carbonation is very lively. This beer is all action. Deep gold in color, hazy- an interesting contrast of murky and vibrant in appearance. Doesn't quite do justice to what experience the beer itself has in store for ya. This is the only aspect of the beer that isn't apposite pairing to a summer's day.

The aroma is fantastic. It is hop-forward, a moderate intensity hop aroma of pineapple, herbs, flowers, and mangos. Mellow pine rolls in like a mountain breeze, however the general bent of this aroma is toward the tropical. Very, very nice! A very enticing aroma for a session beer.

Taste is so clean and refreshing. The pine starts it all off, but in a very delicate way. The low alcohol content allows the fruity aspects to shine through cleanly and for the whole of the sip, though the flavor could not be called incredibly complex. Pineapple, rainwater, and a slight citric tartness are there. Maybe a bit of crackery malt.

Bitterness is quite nice, perfect for the mildly puckering tart qualities of the hop flavors. Body is light, crisp, gulp-inspiring. So fresh, so clean.

Still the touchstone for session IPAs, a style I am coming to love more and more. An enduringly enjoyable choice for a six-pack. On a warm day. When you have time to kill slowly.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.01/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

**
01/09/2015
Typical IPA, Clear yellow color with a touch of murky. Aroma has some pine and citrus. Same with the flavor. Bitter finish. Orange Rind. Hoppy. Good carbonation. The lower alcohol doesn’t really make this more drinkable imho. Pleasant nonetheless."
**

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Photo of jaehongcho
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: bright pale gold body with little off-white head. Did not have much retention

S: Did not have the full aroma qualities. Citrus and grassy is what I wrote down.

T: Bitterness with mildly balanced malt backbone. Citrus and little piney resin in the back but not very apparent.

F: It feels very clean and refreshing. Very high drinkability. As common with the style, it has higher carbonation helps keep it light and refreshing,

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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light gold and pretty clear with a few tiny hop particles floating around. Small thin head.

Aroma: not very pronounced, quite muted. I smell some floral action, a little bit of piney hops but nothing complex. A little bit of caramely bready malts. Orangey candy and citrus oils.

Flavor: Soft hop bite. Mellow crisp dry beer. Its evident this beer is going for balance and smooth drinkability. Not very bitter at all, even for a session but you at least get something, The bitter lingers a bit throughout the middle of the palate even though its a dry semi clean brew. THere are some stone fruit characters but for some reason I can pinpoint them right now. Everything is kind of hard to detect for some reason.

Mouthfeel: light, light - medium minus carbonation. its pretty solid for a session. It's called all day for a reason. I cant see this tiring out anyones palate. Its refreshing, crisp and easy going.

Overall: it's pretty good.... and i just realized why it was so mellow and muted. Bottled: 12/08/15
Time of review: 03/25/16
well that explains some shit

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Photo of Kinger22
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a nice golden color with a small white head. The scent is very tropical with slight hint of different fruits. The taste is mild but follows the smell, with subtle additions of hoppiness. Being a lighter IPA, it sits easy.

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Photo of EMH73
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a poorly retained one inch head and minimal lacing. Citrus, hoppy armoma. Taste is very mild, one of the dryer IPA's that I've had, hints of orange and grapefruit, mild bitterness. Overall light and very drinkable, but nothing special.

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Photo of kevINSIGHT
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy, not creamy head. Great citrus-hoppy aroma. Mild taste that gives you the gist of an IPA, but definitely lighter in flavor and duration of flavor. Good if you plan on having a few. You can enjoy the aroma in lieu of the full complexity of flavor in a full-fledged IPA.

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Photo of rand
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into nonic pint

A refreshing, fresh-looking, copper-tan ale yields notes of citrus rind, flower stems, mint and coriander. The nose has a slightly lemony bend. Dry and crisp on complexion, perhaps a bit too dry, as the hops bitter toward the finish, leaving a slight astringency between sips. However, the light complexion and citrusy undertone makes this easy to throw back, and would hit the spot on a hot day

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this out of a 12oz can. I really was not feeling this IPA, personally it was very light and watered down in taste. On the plus side it did not really have a bitter aftertaste and is a good session beer (just not my kind of beer).

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Photo of krbrevard
2.86/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't like the balance; more malt than I would liked to have had in an IPA. Was a bit cloudy and didn't have much carbonation at all. Maybe it was just my bottle but I'm not feeling this one too much. For sessions, i'd go with a Pinner, Easy Jack, or GF Citra...

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Photo of Masonz223
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: very tropical peach mango pineapple
Taste: follows the nose pineapple peach juice oranges grapefruit piney bitterness
Overall: this beer is Medium bodied and very refreshing. This is really is an all day beer.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow hue with some murkiness, and a nice fluffy off white head. Aromas of berries and summer melons hit me first. Flavors follow with some grassy hops, some grapefruit and a hint of tangerine. Thin mouthfeel with clean bitterness and carbonation. As a session IPA, this is up there with Easy Jack for benchmark of the style.

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Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at City Tap House. Glad to see this listed as a session, as it was fairly light on the palate. So for the style, it was right in the wheelhouse, on look, aroma and taste Full bodied and full flavored, a benchmark for the style.e.

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Photo of Seebeej
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the best session IPA. It's not as good as Julius and Artaic, but it's not supposed to be. It's supposed to be delicious hoppy Coors Light, which it is. It's a very light, citrus hopped IPA.

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Photo of lealintern
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great session IPA that is really a benchmark for me, as I compare all other session ipa's to it as a baseline. A wonderful hop presence that is huge up front, but not bitter on back. Great job

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Photo of Cory_Barton
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2/7/16 drinking, 11/11/15 bottled on

L: bright pale gold, strong clarity, thin white head that quickly settled out. Poor head retention

S: Low aromatics, clean, slightly sweet, light tangerine or orange. Lack of strong aromatics

T: Balanced bitterness, with some mild bready background. Hop flavors of citrus and some piney resin in the back, but overall fairly low prominence for an IPA. Very high drinkability, which goes for it being a session ale. Some very low lingering citrus peel, but mostly a clean end once you swallow.

F: Higher carbonation helps keep it light and refreshing, scrubbing bubbles keeping it easy to consume and palate cleansing. Lighter body is bulked up by the carbonation, helping to prevent a watery session ale feel.

O: A very drinkable session IPA with a nice palate cleansing level of elevated carbonation and clean bitterness. Stronger aromatics would be nice, and a more pronounced hop flavor, but this bottle also is almost 3 months old, so I'm not surprised if things died down some. "All Day" is right, as I could see a summer day of bbq and downing several without feeling overwhelmed.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
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 jooler
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The head goes away just like if it was soda. Smell is amazing and citrusy. Initial taste is pretty bitter and kind of flat. I would rather prefer ponto than this but I still love the smell of the all day IPA better

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

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a opaque golden honey color with visible sediment. Smells of pineapple, mango, tropical fruit sweetness, slight vegetal hops, and a slight guava scent. Taste reflects the smell with slightly diluted fruity hops taste. Initial fruit flavors of pineapple and mango lead into a semi-sharp hops dank. Finishes dry with a short lived hoppy flavor. Feel is semi-light with ample carbonation. It is pleasant, ideal for a session IPA. Overall this is a good beer that is tasty and pleasant.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours cloudy orange amber with a very small white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops, especially orange. Tastes of decent grain with a nice earthy taste, very slight citrus. Beer is light bodied, extremely drinkable, heavily carbonated. Overall, a very good beer.

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

35cl bottle. Slightly murky orange pour with a thin white head. Smells like honey and citrus. The taste is bitter-sweet and well balanced, with notes of honey and orange. Not a complex beer by any stretch of imagination, but an excellently sessionable IPA - I can see myself drinking a few of these on a summer day.

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Photo of Local390
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Beer Orlando.
Look - golden Amber with a nice frothy head.
Smell - nice floral hops, not strong and the smell lets you know immediately that this is a session ale, no big bold statements but very pleasant.
Taste - crisp, refreshing and a nice balance of malt and hops, nice medium bitterness on the back, just enough to remind you that this is an IPA.
Feel - nice refreshing carbonation, good light feel and could almost be 'watery' if compared to full IPA's but on its own it stands pretty well.
Overall - a classic session IPA which is easy to drink and you really could have a good session on this, I could go back to this often enough.

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Photo of Smk54
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First let me state that I am more of a pale ale and wheat beer fan. This is a very smooth and refreshing beer.
Poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Very nice copper color with thin white head. Head dissipated quickly with fine lacing. I can detect citrus notes and hops. Very smooth mouthfeel and light citrus taste that fades to a pleasant hoppiness that does not linger too long. Enjoyed this beer a lot.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Founders All Day IPA pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces nicely.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus, a little pine, light malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Citrus, lemon, a little orange, tropical fruit, floral, maybe a bit grassy, pine, light crackery malt, and just a bit of sweetness. Can feel a bit thin on the finish, but not bad.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid session IPA.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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