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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
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
7,249 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:
#8,437
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
7,249
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
2,498
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,249 |  Reviews: 1,013
Photo of kaos
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myby
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lealintern
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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 SWZ
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derekgw123
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of facchini73
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMc8ride
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stompilator
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cholinger10
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichMike
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cory_Barton
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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 molasses
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MeganandDana
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JHB-510
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rocketmn
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shmizzen
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My go to beer when I'm having more than six

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Photo of Foley67
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,249 ratings
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