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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
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3.87/5
Very Good
7,274 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:
#8,562
Reviews:
1,014
Ratings:
7,274
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
256
Gots:
2,512
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 7,274 |  Reviews: 1,014
Photo of ShoreGoodBeer
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very little aroma even on opening (can). Drank from pint glass, nice amber color with a little haze. Plenty of pine in the taste. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of gibgink
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed the $1.99 can, cause I've never had it, and thought I would give it a try. Pours a darker yellow with a slight head that flitters away quickly. Good floral/citrus on the nose. A slight citrus taste with slight bitter finish. Easy drinking here.

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Photo of agreen
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregy55902
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stovepipe canned on Valentine's day. A nice refreshing beer that is a touch lighter at 4.7%. Decently hoppy / lightly bitter with a nice pine hop note, and very crushable. Recommended, especially at $2 a huge can.

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

Photo of steveh
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Felt like some hops today, but didn't want to gamble on a full six-pack of something new. Local retailer had single All Day 19.2 oz. cans and I'd never tried it before. Not sure where a Pale Ale stops and a "Session" IPA begins, I'm hoping this is more along the lines of a good APA.

Canned on 01.31.17 - not bad at all. Poured into my imperial nonic.

L -- Clear, deep gold with a firm white head that holds up well.

S -- Strong resiny pine hop aroma, verging on harsh. Some herbal earthiness back. There's a toasty, oaty, cereal grain note in the glass after the beer is gone -- only real malt character I picked up in this beer.

T -- Strong herbal, resin hop flavors up front with some light citrus notes following. Earthy, resin, herbal bitterness in the finish that lingers through the aftertaste. Maybe the lightest hint of biscuit malt in the aftertaste, but not nearly enough to balance the hop juice. The finish is surprisingly clean, other than the lingering resin bitterness at the back of the throat.

F -- Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a light to medium-light body (no malt, no body).

O -- This is a good beer to quench a hop craving without getting clubbed by the usual IPA ABV. While it's flavorful and goes down pretty easily, I honestly don't think I could drink it "all day." The lingering hop resins in the aftertaste start to fatigue the palate quickly and any hop craving quickly turns to a malt craving! Nonetheless, hop-heads will like this as a good session choice... wonder how it mellows with age...

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Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +7.8%
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 -42.6%
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 Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great hoppy flavor with pleasant aroma and appearance. This may be one of the better IPAs that I have tried recently. Nice balance and very refreshing.

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Photo of KMMD
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshHatfield
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GinDC
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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 MOTS77
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -5.9%
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 -4.1%
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 VictorsValiant
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewSoukup
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,274 ratings
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