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:
916
Ratings:
6,919
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
247
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2,305
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Reviews: 916 | Ratings: 6,919
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 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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Photo of Nhens0016
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

For the style, which I consider more of a pale ale since that is basically a session IPA by nature, I believe this beer is the best. It has a great bit of citrus, with mild malt flavor. It is super crushable and a great beer when you just want to take it a little easy. Again, I consider this the best one in this style. Founders is my go to when I don't know what I want since they produce high quality beer.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I ran into this beer a few summers ago on a trip to Cleveland/Detroit/Grand Rapids (good trip Marty). Although it just has that slight hint of malt on the edge of the nose, I really like the citrus/fruit scents from this beer. I get peach/pineapple and sweet orange. Flavor not near as varied nor as sweet as the nose with citrus and bitter elements but decent none the less. A bit more mild in flavor altogether. Crisp finish.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold with nice foamy head and decent lacing. Smells of citrus, hops, and some floral notes. Taste is very nice, very solid citrusy hops with some floral mixed in. Also getting a decent pine hit with a mild grapefruit dryness. Very nice feel and just a solid IPA, would sip these any time of year.

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Photo of moodenba
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased December, 2016, Founders All Day IPA looks and tastes good. The 4.7 alcohol content is an asset when I want a beer well before bedtime, and the price is competitive. Poured cold from a can into a thin walled glass. The initial hop aroma is good and strong; the color is rich amber. The beer develops a fairly thick, lasting white head. Taste is satisfying, with a tilt toward fruity, bitter hoppiness. Moderate lacing as the glass is emptied.

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Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was my first session IPA. It was delicious! I bought a 6 pack of these, believing I wouldn't be disappointed by something that said "IPA" in the title. And disappointed I wasn't. However, the cans I got were very over carbonated. When I opened up the can, and later I found every can did this, beer rose to the top real quick and spilled over. Messy, sticky. I was not pleased with that. I told Founders and they compensated with really cool merchandise! So, to the beer itself
Appearance: pours a typical IPA amber, touch lighter maybe. Overcarbonated as it was, I was able to pour a reasonable head on it.
Aroma: Citrusy and tropical fruits.
Taste: Follows the nose with some pleasant malt sweetness. Balanced. My favorite type of IPA
Overall: It's delicious. It has a good citrusy tropical punch with a balance of malts on the front. Balanced IPA's are the way to go!
Update: I've been I'm search of my go to beer for over a year. After trying this beer, then trying others and then revisiting this beer, I think I found my go to with this one. It's just well balanced and my friends and family that aren't IPA fans love it. Keeping it in the fridge will be a must

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle with bottling date of 14SEP16 into standard pint glass.

L: Hazy golden amber color with finger width head. Decent lacing.

S: Pine and citrus hops, decent amount of malt presence.

T: Lots of pine hop presence, subtler amount of citrus hops in the background.

F: Medium body, low ABV makes this quite a drinkable beer.

O: Excellently crafted yet a bit piney for my tastes.

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Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good and well balanced IPA, there is a nice color as well as a nice hop presence without being to bitter. It is also a low ABV beer, so you could drink more than one. Overall a very good IPA

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a good tasting and balanced IPA. It's not the best I've every had, but it is certainly a good experience. Despite its low ABV, it surpasses Goose and Redhook IPAs in my tongue's humble opinion.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is a common IPA that I’ve had many times. It is easy to get and definitely good enough.

Look: semi-clear amber with an inch white head.

Aroma: pleasant piney and lemony aroma

Taste: Piney, fruity, mango, grapefruit, medium bitterness for an IPA.

Feel: Light to medium body, easy drinking, and definitely sessionable.

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Photo of Jmaphet
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of the most drinkable ipa's I've ever had. It has a strong hop punch but with only a 42 ibu it is easy to drink and well balanced. Pours a cloudy light amber orange with a light head. Highly recommended

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't like this 1st time around but poured in a Stella glass this beer isn't bad. Not my beer of choice as I like high abv IPA's but for those who don't this beer's for you

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

Nice light yellow to orange pour. The nose is of light floral and light citrus peal. Taste of light citrus and as little bit of tropical fruit. Thin mouthfeel but it is a session and very easy drinking. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Ronbo56
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Summer weight IPAs shouldn't work. Somehow, Founders All Day IPA is one that does. But when the leaves start changing, I stop drinking
L: Much lighter than a typical IPA but would never be mistaken for Bud
S: Yep, there's hops in there. Some, anyway.
T: Took some getting used to, honestly. Initially thought it tasted like an IPA-flavored light beer. Eventually came into its own, though. Skillfully made.
O: If the only think you don't like about summer is that it isn't IPA weather, give this a try. It's weird, but it works.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass.

Clear orange hue.

Minimal off-white head; almost no lace.

Mango & orange nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Light citrus flavor, light hop bite. Slight macro aftertaste, but not overpowering. Decent.

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Photo of Benish
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not the most spectacular IPA but for a 4.70 ABV, it's solid, probably the best of the low ABV IPA's I've had. The color was yellow with a tint of orange. A nice half inch white head that remained for a while after pouring. There were aromas of pine that is fresh and earthy. The flavors were more mild. Malt sweetness is medium and the hop bitterness comes in quickly but not assertively. Mild citrus and mild pine. It has a light bodied mouthfeel but not as low as I expected. This will definitely be my next beer of choice on the next outing trip.

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

Picked up a 15 pak of this to session. True and on point very drinkable and solid ipa flavor without the ABV wallop. Smell is a nice piney and citrusy note. Taste is mild up front hop bite with pine and grapefruit. An easy drinking IPA light of sorts for whe you want to pound beers but stay straight. Like it says on the can though "drink responsibly because they don't serve Founders in the clink"

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