Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

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Reviews: 947 | Ratings: 6,996
Photo of DenisKolkin
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served cold into glass beer mug. Another cross border treasure, this is the last of a six pack I've been enjoying immensely. Bottled January 25, 2017.

Appearance - mostly clear, rich golden coloured beer with an impressive finger and a half of white head. Plenty of spotty lacing all around the glass.

Smell - rich citrus hops flood the nose with some earthy goodness mixed in. Subtle sweetness mixed in for a well balanced pale ale.

Taste - deliciously balanced, with a touch of juicy fruits, steady grain background and a nice kiss of sweetness at the end. Yet sufficient bitterness throughout. A great daily drinker.

Mouthfeel - smooth and light bodied, perfect carbonation and finish.

Overall - while All Day IPA might not be the best beer on the planet, it is one of the easiest drinking and harmonizes the balance between malt and hops, clean finish, light body and general drink ability to such an extent, that I now understand those who say if they had to drink one beer for the rest of their lives, it would be All Day IPA. Very delicious and a must try beer for any lover of any kind of beer.

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Photo of Ferretferret
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A boring if completely inoffensive American Pale Ale. At least, in the area, Founders has made a huge push with this one - large singles are available in every liquor store, including those too near the capitol to usually sell singles; they obtained permission to be sold as "premiums", meaning that Founders really does seem to be making a concerted effort to get this onto every shelf.

That's more than reflected in the taste - what an inoffensive pale ale. This is the pale ale that I'd want to be the first someone tries. Neither east nor west, citrus and pine both collude to make for a mildly flavorful experience, just complex enough to mask the carbonation taste, but simple enough to where there isn't much to speak of beyond the lemon, maybe a hint of ginger? Maybe not.

The generic pale ale to purchase when you want a pale ale, but crave no particular brand or flavor. Ingenious, if unexciting.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a white head that goes away quickly. Can smell hops with a hint of citrus along with some pine. Has a grainy malt taste along with a hop aftertaste.

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Photo of RJB847
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

everyday IPA has become one of my go to beers. I would like to say how it pours but I tend to drink it right out of the bottle. As i said it my go to beer right now after work or while I'm brewing my own. Goes down easy

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Photo of andrewh995
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looked a nice golden color with a finger and a half of head. Smelled beautifully of sweet citrus. The flavor was hops, citrus, and a little sweetness. There was something off about the flavor that I can't quite place which is why I docked it on taste a little, but it was still a great tasting beer.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks good with a two finger head, and nice lacing on break. Smell is light but persistent citrus and pine mix. Taste is continuation of the nose. Feel is light with medium carbonation. An alright beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this everyday All Day IPA. This could be the beer you keep in the fridge for any occasion, just right for after work or workout or on Saturday happy hour. Nice citrus notes and the right amount of bitterness.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
2.81/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: Poured from a stovepipe into my Lagunitas Mason Jar glass. A hazy orange color with an off white head, some spotty lacing.
S: Not much aroma, a little citrus, hint of pine and some malt.
T: A little grapefruit.
F: Actually has more body than expected, not much carbonation.
O: I can see myself throwing a six pack in the cooler and burying these in ice and going fishing. Certainly not an everyday drinker, but much better than I expected.
How I long for the days of Double Trouble.

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Photo of OpenStoutLover
2.78/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite but if it's yours, good for you! Way less calories than stout. Just a bit too hoppy and citrus tasting. It almost tasted like acid was an ingredient.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow body, with ephemeral vanilla lacing. Smells floral and hoppy, with a bit of pine. The taste has hops along with a citrus and floral taste. Maybe even a little bit of sweetness of some kind hidden away. Very refreshing

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kahootz, Meridian ID.

Pours a mostly clear golden orange, with very little lacing. Pretty nice aroma of orange, citrus, and grapefruit zest. A little malty backbone but not a ton...more of the same citrus peel on the palate, with light pine and grassy notes. Lighter bodied and easy drinking.

Decent session hoppy ale. I think Stone's Go-To is still my favorite but it will be nice to have this one in the market year round.

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

Solid session IPA, loads of hops on the nose and tongue. Fruity citrus hop notes with a decent caramel malt backbone. Light on the tongue and goes down smooth. Easily sessioned.

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Photo of Maestro0708
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

19.2 oz can packaged 2/22/17 poured into a pint glass.

Pours golden copper in color with a small, white head that recedes into a film that lasts throughout the experience. Some lacing clings to the glass as you drink.

Smell is hop forward: Citrus rind, grapefruit, some floral and pine.

Taste follows the nose, featuring citrus, floral, and pine notes. Finishes with a lingering hop bitterness. Malts play a purely supportive role.

Mouth feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, generously carbonated.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a session ale if there ever was one.

There is a time and place for every beer. All Day IPA is there for you when you want a sessionable high quality brew at a reasonable price.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from a six-pack purchased at the LCBO; best before Nov 25 2017 and served well-chilled.

Pours a foggy, translucent golden-blonde hue, generating one finger's worth of soapy white head which requires a minute or two to recede down to a bubbly collar and film. At the same time, a smooth curtain of sticky lace is deposited. Grapefruit, lemon pith and clementine citrus are apparent from the first sniff, alongside some earthy pine needles and floral, leafy hop notes. There's also perhaps a hint of grainy sweetness - but truthfully, the malts lack the oomph needed to punch through the strong current of hoppy goodness which characterizes the aroma. Is that a problem for me? Hell naw; not for this sort of beer.

An appealing, flavourful session ale, with the profile basically adhering to the same specs as the nose. Wheaty, grainy pale malt sweetness is relegated to a purely supportive role, allowing for citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind notes to run roughshod over the taste buds. A slight hint of apricot or melon surfaces mid-sip, but is soon lost amidst the piney, floral bitterness of the back end, which culminates in an earthy finish and slightly resiny aftertaste. Quite light-bodied, with fairly sharp, biting carbonation that is in no way shy about prickling the palate. Exceedingly drinkable for such a sturdily-hopped brew.

Final Grade: 4.2, a solid A-. Founders' All Day IPA is an excellent session ale that I'd buy by the case, if it were sold in that format in this market. While it's not exactly a complex (or even especially memorable) pale ale in terms of hop profile, it's still quite well put-together - particularly for a session IPA, a pseudo-style which I am admittedly not a major proponent of. Certainly better than nearly all of the locally-brewed competitors in this hoppy, crushable sub-style, with only one or maybe two exceptions coming to mind. I'd encourage Ontario BAs to grab a sixer while it's fresh and near its peak.

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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 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 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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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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