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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

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Photo of minterro
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Single from Spartan Spirits about 2.50 a bottle.

Poured into a pint glass. I have to say going into this one I kinda I kind of have a negative attitude. All day IPA? I thought founder’s goal was to make bold beers... not 4.8% American IPA’s Sessional.

A & S: pours about a finger to a finger and a half of fizzy off white head. The beer is a hazy pale orange color. Clumps of lacing. Faint citrus and grassyness in the scent that increases as it warms.

T & M: Pretty much the scent only less bold. The finish is pretty damn bitter and dry. Crisp and refreshing but not very flavorful. Light bodied high carbonation.

O: Pretty much lived up to my expectations. There are better American IPA out there no reason to settle for a sessional, especially for the price.

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Photo of projectflam86
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled on 02/02/12. Not quite two weeks old. Alcohol on the label reads 4.7%

A- Pours a clear gold color with a thick white foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Citrus hops and tropical fruit aroma is exploding out of this beer. Dank, pine, grapefruit, mango, and so much more. Rivals some of the best DIPA noses out there.

T- A gentle bitterness upfront with flavors of orange, lemon, and grapefruit all present. Some light toasted malt in the finish helps to balance a touch. No hint of alcohol to speak of, with just a bit of lingering bitterness.

M- Light bodied with good carbonation. Very easy drinking.

O- Easily one of the best sub 5% hoppy beers that I've had. I could see picking this up quite often over the summer.

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

Bottle... after a 7:30am to 6:30pm working day.

A:Playfully bubbly. nice light golden color.
S: Subtle hops and floral aroma.
T: Subtle bitterness. I almost a little on the watery side.
M: Despite the high carbonation it sits pretty nicely. No lingering bitterness.

Overall this actually drinks a lot like a lager. It's very light and only a subtle bitterness. Very smooth as every Founders beer is. I think I was looking for something a little more and that's why I wasn't so impressed. As a nice easy drinking beer it's perfect.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden with a big light fluffy white head. Aroma has beautiful aromatic floral hops, some light citrus peel, and very little sweet malt in there. Easy drinking but holds a decent hop bite. Flavor is light citrus rinds, some light grass and pine. Very light mouthfeel, very little malt backbone, but still plenty of flavor. Medium high carbonation. True to what it us supposed to be: a good IPA that won't floor you if you're downing them all day long. Nicely done.

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Photo of lanamj
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served into a All Day IPA pint glass.

A- Honey brown color with a fast head and weak lacing. It looks like an amazing pilsner.

S- Nice hop forward aroma. I pick up bitter soap, fresh hop, honey biscuit, wheat and faint citrus.

T- Nice, light and bitter. Some sweet malt and bitter hops create a nice balance.

M- Nicely carbonated and tru to the style of a session beer... easy drinking.

O- A very nice beer with lots to offer in the way of a different style. I feel to have a light IPA as an option is a brilliant idea. I could drink this ALL DAY.

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Photo of weizenbob
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This 12 ounce bottle was purchased at Meijer in Ludington, MI ($7.99/six-pack on sale). It was bottled January 4, 2012. Weighing in at 4.7% ABV and 42 IBUs this sounds a lot more like an APA than an IPA, but then again, it is a blurry line that distinguishes the two styles. I popped the cap and poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.

The pour yields a finger of ivory head that dissipates rapidly but never fully disappears. Lacing teases in a couple of spots but fails to manifest in a significant fashion. The brew is light copper in color and crystal clear. A fair amount of carbonation is seen rising lazily up the middle of the glass. The clarity is attractive and there is nothing offensive in the look of this beer; but it is otherwise uninspiring to the eyes.

The aroma is wonderfully hoppy with tangerine-like citrus asserting itself beautifully. They must have dry-hopped the snot out of this. Beyond that there is not a lot of complexity; but they sure did cram a ton of fantastic smelling citric hops into the aroma.

Unfortunately, the flavor proves that the notion of a lower alcohol IPA is, as of yet, too good to be true. All Day IPA comes off as an unbalanced hop bomb. However, at 42 IBU the hopiness doesn’t taste all that aggressive. The flavor is resinous in a way that is akin to pine sap and citrus rind. There is little in the way of a malt bill to stand up to the hops, which is unsurprising given the brew’s gravity. As such it tastes very watery. The finish is dry with moderate bitterness lingering on the tongue. A bit of added crystal/caramel malt would have done wonders here, but would probably have bumped the ABV even further beyond “session” level than it already is. As is, it tastes akin to hop water.

The feel, though light for an IPA, is inoffensive. The body is light. The carbonation level is fairly low. It drinks nearly as easily as water. The only barb is the resinous hop oil that manages to coat the tongue and mouth. It lingers for a long time, begging for some crackers and sharp cheese to scrub it away. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, this is a confusing little beer. Ignoring that it’s technically beyond the ABV limit for a session ale, the relatively low gravity means that there is little malt to stand up to the fairly nice hop additions to this beer. It smells great and has an inoffensive feel, but flavor is what really matters. This beer, though not bad, feels more like a gimmick than a serious stab at a respectable brew. I do think that it has a slight edge over Founders’ Dry Hopped Pale Ale, but it is miles away from their excellent Centennial IPA.

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The Two-Schlitz Scale: (reference my profile for an explanation)
I do not give a Schlitz for Founders All Day IPA. Incidentally, Schlitz is also 4.7% ABV (and a better bargain).

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Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2012-02-12 in Normal, IL

A - Very clear gold with a hint of orange. 1-finger head and mild lacing.

S - Fragrant citrus, light tropical and grass, pale malt and a little yeast.

T - Nice flush of citrus flesh, light pine, light grass, pilsner-like malt, orange zest bitterness increases as it dries. The bitterness lingers nicely for a minute. Well balanced.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp, dry and scrubs the taste buds.

O - Enjoyable. I like it better than Victory Headwaters but not quite as much as the Lagunitas Day Time or the 21st Amendment Bitter American.

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Photo of imintune2
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

NOTE: i found it difficult to review this beer relative to others of its style. a seemingly-average rating does not do justice to what i believe to be a "true" session ale.

A: light amber with a thin layer of head. very minimal lacing.

S: citrusy hops, bready notes

T: it's impressive how much refreshing hoppiness is packed into this IPA. the taste is neither lacking nor awe-inspiring... it simply is.

M: light body with light carbonation and a pleasantly sweet (and yes... light) aftertaste.

O: with minimal bitterness (42 IBUs) and low ABV, this a perfect IPA to enjoy with disregard for your inhibitions. maybe it's just the label (an old Woody with a canoe strapped to the roof heading down some pleasant country road)... but i would very much like to be outside under a warm sun right now.

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

All Day IPA

Enjoyed on the train with good company, while a Megadeth show.

Pours an orangish amber color that is clear as day. A couple fingers of white head sits for a while some webby lace clings.

The nose has a considerable amount of pineapple and citrus fruits coming from the hops. A light biscuity malt note is also picked up.

This beer might be low in alcohol but not in flavor! Fresh, zesty hops including pineapple and mango. A nice light bitterness on the backend.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall, great, flavorful session ale that brings nice hop characteristics to the table.

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Photo of iadler
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy gold with a one finger head that leaves a few lines of lacing behind.

S- Citrus notes upfront with lemon, lime and grapefruit zest. Pineapple, peach, herbal hops and a bit of toasted malt follow after. Quite aromatic for such a small beer.

T- Lemon, lime and grapefruit with some herbal hops, grass, and a hint of toasted malt. There was some unpleasant metallic taste at the finish.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a light body that is very crisp and bubbly.

O- The beer is quite drinkable, however, the metallic taste and high carbonation prevented me from wanting to drink a few in one sitting.

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Photo of WankelEngine
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a medium golden color, very clear. There is a bubbly white head which fades, leaving a few spots of foam covering the top of the beer.

S: Delightful fruity hops provide mango and citrus with a background of pine.

T: The pine comes through a bit more here, adding bitterness that I didn't detect in the smell. Still light but flavorful hops with a backbone of light malt. The finish is crisp and enjoyable.

M: Fairly thin with a moderate to large amount of carbonation. Very crisp and enjoyable.

O: This beer is true to its name: I could drink this all day. Light but intricate flavors, low ABV and a clean finish make this one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had. Even easier to consume a quantity of this than cheap macro-lagers.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden yellow/copper tan. Not much of a head or lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, floral, grassy, Some malts, Some caramel notes, a little pilsner malt at the end.

Taste - Dry, floral hops with some caramel and bready malts. Very clean, smooth pilsner-like malt profile. Some sugars and light ibu bite at the end. No alcohol what so ever at any point.

MOuthfeel - Thin, smooth and easy on mouth. Tounge gets hops, bready malts and sugars. Palette gets a little hop bite and remaining malts. Aftertaste is light, dry and hoppy.

Overall - Packs quite a punch for such a small beer. Impressive hop flavors, malts and smoothness without the ibu's or booze. What a great summer beer this is, founders got a perfect bbq on a hot saturday afternoon beer here.

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Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have a special fondness like alot of people do for this GR brewery.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with almost no head to speak of,I gotta say alittle unhappy with the pour.Tropical fruit-like hop aromas along with grass to give the hops more punch,a lightly sweet malt base underneath,nice hop complexity.Tangerine hops dominate the palate with mild caramel sweetness and toasted cereal grains underneath the good hop profile.Yeah this is a great American style session ale with its big hop presence,Iam gonna buy a few six packs before grillin season.

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Photo of gustogasmic
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle split into a big snifter and a beer flute.

Light yellowy copper. Little bubbles form into a thin and quickly-dissapearing head. Big bubbles continue to move through the beer, gradually lessening in number.

The smell is fantastic- citrusy, clean, grassy.

The flavor is similarly clean and light. It's not as floral or exciting as the smell- a nice simple (in a good way) hop profile that lingers nicely.

Mouthfeel is watery- it's not a rich, boozy beer, so it goes down like a lager. The big bubbles are fun- they don't foam and move all over but rather pop crisply and quickly, like a soda (or Bud Lite, I suppose!)

This is a tasty, refreshing, light ale that has enough flavor to be fairly called an IPA. The flavor has a lot in common with the Founder's Centennial IPA and their Pale Ale- I'll be interested to try them side-by-side. Totally accomplishes what it sets out to do: be sessionable. It is not Centennial, it is not Huma-lupa, it is not Two-Heart. Camping trip beer, hot day beer. Summer porch beer when you want hops, not wheat, copper, not yellow, but definitely refreshment.

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

What most of us old time beergeeks have been waiting for I know it's been done but it seems like those other canned hoppy offerings with lower abvs seem funny after a can or two and I don't really want anymore after a couple cans. This is the exact opposite and it's name happens to be All Day IPA. Pours into a nonic pint glass leaving two fingers of nice thick head behind, with a pale copper/orange body with a bright white head/okay maybe slightly off white. Fine intricate lacing left on the sides of my glass bewteen each sip, this is pretty amazing stuff going on in my glass. Aroma has pine, citrus, floral hops with a light biscuit malt sweetness complementing the barrage of dry hopped aromatics going on. So enticing with the smell of this beer, that you literally want to fall in the vat and start consuming. Flavor is light with a good mix of malts and hops not an overbearing beer yet it's still reasonably flavorful, citric notes, floral accents, earth hops breed full into a nice soothing bitterness and ample clean bready malts compromise the malt profile. Mouthfeel full on bitterness lighter bodied heavy carbonation that leaves behind ample bitterness. Overall like a said the beergeeks dream, nice hops without getting hit over the head by the alcohol lights out hammer.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a minimal pure white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine resin, wood, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Sometimes beer names don’t make any sense to me, but this one made perfect sense upon trying it. I had heard from another guy who had tried it the night before and raved about how good it was. I just kind of nodded my head and told him that was cool. Not really expecting much I brought it to my nose to find a very pleasant aroma going on here. Everything in it was very pronounced and was quite intriguing. Upon taking a sip I realized why Founders named it this. The flavors were all really nice and pleasant, but they were quite light which made this a beer that one could *gasp* drink all day. Really well done brew from Founders this time around as I would be more than happy to stock up on this to drink around the pool during the summer. I suggest you get this on your palate soon if you have not already.

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Photo of founder26
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured in a craft beer pint glass.

appearance- pretty light, almost pilsner look to it. about a finger of head, then tapers off pretty quickly, which is unusual for a beer with this much abv

smell- hints of peach, mango, pineapple. smells very sweet, no alchohol smell at all.

taste- very sweet up front, not much hop flavor at all. a little juicy, with a touch of pine

mouthfeel- pretty sticky, leaves you wanting more, pretty good carbonation though.

overall- if doing a side by side with founders pale ale I really couldn't tell much of a difference. although I like this a little bit more then dry hopped pale ale. its nice that this has such a low abv, I look foward to drinking many of these in the summer. thanks again founders you did it again!

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Stone Ruination IPA pint glass.

A- Dark pilsner in color, 2" off-white head with large bubbles, and minimal blotching of bubbles with a thin ring around the surface of beer.

S- faint pilsner malts, some floral and citrus with a primary smell of pine that comes through.

T- Semi-sweet malts, some citrus but again more pine/earth hop bitterness to this beer.

M- Light body with medium carbonation. Slight viscous feel as well.

O- Good beer. Not sure if this should be classified as an IPA. More of a pale ale with its thin body, low malt bill, and bitterness. Reminds me of a lighter, less citrusy Zombie Dust.

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Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New arrival to the market, 12/26/11 bottling. So old, I almost threw the sixer on the ground immediately. >_>

Bright saturated orange, a fingers width of foam on top, leaving behind a halo of lacing. Honeycomb patterned skim floats on the surface. Retention is good, it's head lingers for a few minutes.

Grapefruit rind, light floral hops, mild pale malt breadiness. Dry woody eucalyptus herbals surface after awhile.

Pleasantly balanced citrus and pale malt flavors, grapefruit pith and dry crackers. Ample hoppy bitterness delivered via a light bodied feel. Lingering herbal grassy notes. Honestly this reminds me of local favorite Daisy Cutter a little bit. Could easily finish off a six pack over the course of an afternoon in the shade.

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Photo of rmcnealy
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/26/2011 (damn, couldn't even give the employees the day after Christmas off.. lol)

Poured a very light honey amber that was totally translucent and appeared to be totally filtered. Produced a small tightly laced layer that fleeted to nothing more than a ring guarding the circumference of the glass. The smells are very fresh and inviting. Nice aroma of crisp citrus hop. The preciseness of the citrus is not totally evident but there are hints of grapefruit and mango. The dryer of the citrus. Malts are not prevelant. The taste is solid. Definitely lacks the bitter bite of a higher abv IPA. The hop is quite forward and the taste quick dissipates. The idea of a session beer is awesome. These have great taste and low ABV that make it great for activities. They aren't available year 'round in Chicago so unfortunately they won't be fresh by summer. Otherwise great concept!

Enjoy!

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Photo of chromemittenman
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack at the Corner Market in Spring Lake....along with a few other mix and match Founders singles, Imperial Stout and Double Trouble...

Bottled on February 2nd according to the label.

Pours a rich golden color with a slight orange hue to it.

Nice hop aroma , some citrus aroma as well mixed in with the hops.

At 4.7% being a session ale, this has to be the most drinkable beer I've ever had in the craft beer world. This summer and fall will be great to be able to readily get one or two of these six packs to take on a camping trip, for an evening out fly fishing with some friends, etc. and not be wallopedlike some of the other beers. Don't get me wrong, I normally purchase the best tasting and highest abv beers I can find, but this will be an exception to that rule with the great taste, low abv, it can be enjoyed more often and more of it in one sitting than typical craft beers I buy.

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Photo of gordavidson
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy peach golden color with a few streams of rising carbonation. The white head is thin and creamy with nice retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Peach, mango, pineapple, pine, and grass. Aromatic and very appealing.

T- Piney hops, with a nice malt backing. There is some nice fruitiness as well. Light on the finish.

M- The carbonation is nice and keeps it light. Just a bit of lingering bitterness.

O- A very well made beer that drinks incredibly well. Very tasty. This is going to be consumed a lot in the summer.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on Dec 26. Hm old for an IPA.

Pours like Two-Hearted. Deep goldenrod with initially fizzy carbonation. eveneutally leaves no head with a steady stream of bubbles coming from the bottom.

Smells like Two-Hearted. Honestly, it really does. Very sticky sugary sweet honey malt come at you straight away. I get more fresh hops, West Coast citric hops, and slightly dank smells. Like odd offspring of Two-Hearted and Sucks.

It feels and tastes like Two-Hearted and Sucks. The main difference is the body. Its light. Very light. Slick on the tongue, and this thing is all aroma, like Zombie Dust. Initially, the dank hops flash across the tongue, but they fade in a moment's notice. Its built to session, and comes through sessionable.

In terms of IPAs, its rather lackluster (actually more like terrible), but in terms of APAs, its actually pretty good. Im thinking we need a category change on this one. The balance is the difference.

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

On-tap at Binny's South Loop, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear deep golden color with a thin layer of frothy white head.

S- Citrusy hops, some grass and dandelion, a bit of pine, lots of grainy maltx.

T- Big malts, sweet with some caramel and toffee, hops provide a bitter finish with leaves and grass, some citrus. The flavor is good but not that intense, which I guess is fine for a session beer.

M- Medium-bodied, good carbonation, dry finish.

O- A solid session beer, probably just the thing for sitting at home and watching some TV with or for taking out in a cooler, the flavor isn't bad, but I think for Founders it's maybe a bit plain, I feel like a lot of reviewers who are talking about explosive hop flavor and awarding lots of perfect scores must be talking about a different beer.

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Photo of Spiekerbox
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear yellow-orange with small white head that goes away pretty fast.

S- All hops on the nose, mostly citrus but a little floral-pine as well.

T- Clean flavor that is lightly malt and actually not quite too hoppy. Somewhat bitter finish but nothing strong.

M- Light body with moderate to high carbonation. Crisp feel that finishes clean.

O- Decent IPA, quite easy to drink. I see this as an IPA for non-IPA people, I would consider it a pale ale with less malt myself. Good beer but nothing great enough to make me want to buy again.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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