Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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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915
Ratings:
6,919
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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Photo of Hibernator
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All Day IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 tulip glass

Pours a light copper orange with some yellow highlights on the bottom of the glass. A thin white circle for a head forms along the top of the pour. Random patterns of sticky lace cling to the glassware.

Floral aroma with some citrus whiffs and a baked vanilla cookie.

Toasted biscuit malt backbone with a pleasant citrus blast that opens and brightens the profile of this IPA. Subtle hints of lemon tart and orange juice sweetness each sip. The carbonation level is great too. A well crafted IPA that has an excellent drinkability level.

It's refreshing to have an enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the taste buds with an aggressive hop finish. This offering by Founders is appropriately named a "session ale" because I'm ready to pour another freshy.

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Photo of Spider889
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Marketed as "Endurance Ale" at the time I tried this.

On tap at Winking Lizard. Opted not to pay the extra buck to keep the ugly glass they were offering.

Pale golden color, crystal clear, small white ring of large bubbles. No lace.

Smells sweet, citrusy grapefruit, lemon, cracked peppercorns.

The taste is mostly bitter pine, it really reminded me of Stone IPA. Dry rough finish on the palate.

Very drinkable, as intended, but also very boring. I am really not too pleased with the mild/session beer fad that's erupting this year. I have yet to taste a good beer brewed with this intent lately. Give me something with good flavor or at least keep the mediocrity in Michigan.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a frothy white head that laces erratically but thickly. Color is a dirty deep golden. Aroma presents with a tangy, piney, spicy, herbal hop character and slight pale grains. Flavor is very much like any other IPA with strong hop flavors and very little malt character. Bitterness is appropriate to the gravity, although a bit skewed toward alpha acids. Mouthfeel is similar to domestic lagers, light, airy and crisp. Overall, this is a beer that defies its low gravity. Having been introduced to the style in Oklahoma brewpubs who had to improvise on the 4% abv limit they had to work within, I knew American IPA can be credibly done without the 6%+ abv. It takes getting used to (for me, again), but the upshot is that you get the same satisfying hop rush but you can drink this stuff all session long and still have your wits about you.

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Photo of lochef81
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A simple beer all around. Pours a nice golden amber color with a decent head that sticks around for a nice amount of time. Smells of your typical IPA elements; grapefruit and pine. The taste though is very simple. There is a forward push of hops and citrus notes but very little behind it. The initial taste is very enjoyable but quickly turns to a bitter, astringent flavor that is vaguely reminiscent of(what I can only describe as) feline urine. Its not a horrible beer but definitely not what I expect from a brewery like Founders. Would purchase again only in a pinch.

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Photo of dfillius
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of white head with fair retention. Chill hazy golden color. Good looking. More head please.
S: Caramel, lime, pineapple, tropical fruit. Tempting, fresh, hoppy.
T: Tiny bit of bready sweetness up front mingles with a rush of bitter hops. Hops are piney, sulfurous allium, + some grapefruit to finish. Very rich hop conglomeration with the malt balancing well.
M: Full flavored for being 4.7%. As bitter as I'd want an IPA to be. West Coast levels of hops and not sweet. Just enough malt to balance.
O: Very glad I tried this one again, and glad that it's year-round. The best session-IPA of the year. I'd love another and will buy 6 again.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Chimay chalice

A - Pours a clear dark Golden colour with a head that reduces quickly.

S - Very pungent marmalaide flavours and hops of a citurs note.

T - Citus grapefruit type hops, malty aftertaste with a short bittering finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

O - Very sessionable IPA

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Photo of Gatch
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 2/25/13

A: Clear, golden-yellow in color with a fizzy, white head. Builds and fades quickly. No lace or retention.

S: Piney, grassy, resiny hops.

T: Fresh, vibrant, sticky hops with a hint of sweet malt in the finish. Such a tasty, easy-drinking, perfect-with-food kinda beer.

M: Never too hoppy where it's cloying or dry. The carbonation is spot-on. Great stuff.

O: I'm giving this high marks overall because it's such an awesomely drinkable beer and perfect for satisfying hop cravings without the ABV punch of many other IPAs & IIPAs.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-darkish gold with a stable cream colored head

S-yes, a fist full of grapefruit...exactly what I'm looking for. Strong scent.

T-comes in with a light flavor of cooked vegetables, corn, and a hint of grapefruit. Very crisp and tasty. Lasting flavor of vegetables.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-I really wouldn't say this is an IPA. It's just not hoppy an bitter enough. I really like it, but I did like the Lagunitas Daytime better.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: December 27, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint...OCCASION: lazy Sunday, football watching and Lego building... APPEARANCE: mushroom cloud of head explodes in an off-white sponge and cloud... the wake left exhibits respectable coral lacing... body is slightly hazy, golden orange and lightly carbonated... AROMA: mango, tangerine, and grapefruit make for a tropical waft of hops--nothing dank here... malts are light, wispy suggestions of fresh biscuit; slight return of pine, nowhere near its less sessionable brethren... PALATE: medium-bodied and reasonable in its weight; highly drinkable, as the label propounds; slightly sloughing in its intensity after the initial burst of effervescence; leaves a pleasant, brief aftertaste.. TASTE: a balanced start, with grapefruit and mango blending with fresh toasted bread; secondary flavors of pine and lemon grass--the latter of which is soft and almost wheat-like in its smoothness...OVERALL: as expected, it's either a toned-down IPA or a slightly more flavorful pale--tough to dispute its utility, regardless of its muddling of nomenclature...

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Photo of rodlavers
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 6.7.12, poured into a Founders Pint glass

A. I poured this one with care, but recall that a hard pour results in a big foamy head; this one faded quickly to a thin white head that rests in a ring up against the interior of the glass. Light in color, orange/yellow, and translucent.

S. Light floral hops, light pine involved, as well, along with citrus. Natural aromas, with everything a bit muted.

T. Follows the nose, except for some very interesting natural flavors coming through; wheat and grass.

M. Light carbonation, very refreshing, goeas down very easy...perfect summer beer, or a beer for any season.

O. Love it.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: Tulip

Appearance: a orangish yellow. good clarity. slightly off white head. leaves a lacing on the sides.

Smell: a hop melody. mostly floral but some citrus and pine. could be stronger

Taste: again a hop melody. floral strongest, then citrus, them pine. not much bitterness

Mouthfeel: very light, refreshing, crisp, quite sessionable. very low bitterness for an ipa

Overall: Not my favorite ipa by some measure but it is what it claims to be. its a pleasant tasting and i could drink quite a few of these. definitely a hit by founders for me

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Photo of drmeto
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a clear golden-orange with a small,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-small particles visible
S:
-grapefruit,orange,tangerines,pine,mango,passionfruit,papaya
T:
-Follows the nose
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Very good Pale Ale

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin ring of film.

Smells of pungent, fruity hops and an ever so subtle sweet malt behind it.

Tastes similarly with a mouthful of pine and lemon zest.

This is really what takes the cake. It's so light and easy going, it really seems out of place, but in the most delightful of ways.

I could, most certainly, drink this all day.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this On tap at the brewery in the first week of April, 2011. Really enjoyed this beer, could session it easily.

A: Pretty semi clear orange color with a ring of foamy head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice citrus and tropical fruit hops with lemon bars to add sweetness. Almost like FFF in hop profile to me. Some fainter wheat malt in there as well. Refreshing.

T: Very flavorful for the ABV! Lemon grass, orange rind, nice malt backbone, and a crisp grassy hop end. An awesome session IPA.

M: Crisp and clean, light bodied. Very carbonated, a little too much for me, but it works.

O: Another great beer from Founders and one I would look for 6 packs of this summer if they release it (as I think they were planning to).

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Photo of jhartley
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to an English style pint.
A bright crystal clear yellow-gold body with a 1/2 finger thin head.
Smells of citrus and herbs with a little spiciness. Very "bright".
Very light in body; thin and watery. A little pepper-like bite on the end.
A little too much carbonation for me.
I know this is labeled and supposed to be a session ale, but it's a little too light for my liking. Would prefer more in the body too match the smell. I really love all the other offerings I have had from Founders, but this one misses the mark for me. Not too say it wasn't a decent beer, just not one I would seek out in the future.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fantastic Summer IPA! Founders has done a great job of putting together a great tasting, aromatic, low ABV IPA, perfect for a Summer afternoon! I love this beer and will seek it out in the future when looking for a refreshing beer to have on a hot day!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a two-finger foamy white. The head dissapates quickly and leaves some soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is floral hops and citrus.

T - The flavor starts with a nice hit of piney hops that quickly into some nice citrus and bready malts.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is crisp with a dry finish.

O - This is a great session IPA. Perfect for a drinking session or a warm day.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Company - Founders All Day IPA - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Pours very pale golden yellow clear with a fizzy head that dissipates almost as quickly as it comes. Minimal lacing. Moderating to heavy carbonation.

Smell - Malty and sweet with pungent floral and citrus hops over it. The aroma is the strong suit of this brew.

Taste - Floral hops blast, very thin and watery besides. Expected a bit more heartiness, flavor, and "oomph" here.

Mouthfeel - Hops rest rather bitter. OK drinkability but did not leave me wanting another, thin but somehow also a little rough on the palette.

Overall - Not the worst, but lacking in many different ways. This brew is definitely defined by the term "one-dimensional". I suppose if I had to give it something good it would be a great alternative to light beer on a hot Summer day.

Edit: 2014 batch has a nice oniony Summit or some other variety hop that I'm digging a hell of a lot more, had to boost this rating to "outstanding"

Please note, this was my first "Session beer" and therefore my review on this may be skewed. I am not particularly fond of the style but I will agree that it IS "sessionable" in the sense of what they designed it to be.

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

A: A bit hazy, medium shade of gold, good visible carbonation, with a nice standing white head. There is some lacing but not a lot.

S: It has a nice fresh hop scent. There's a good dose of citrus grapefruit smell, along with some of that funky cat pee smell (love it or hate it). In any case it does have a lot of aroma and it does smell fresh. I wouldn't say it's as fresh or clean as it could be, but it's very good.

T: There's a bit of that catty flavor right off the bat. The citrus really isn't there, like it was in the scent. There's a bit of acorn flavor to it. It might sound weird but if you ever ate one as a kid you might know what I'm talking about. There's some pine resin in there as well.

M: The mouthfeel is good. The beer finishes up pretty clean, but the bitterness lingers around for a good while as expected. This has a good dry mouthfeel.

O: I think the beer has good hop flavor and aroma, which is what you're really looking for in a beer like this. I'm not a fan of these particular flavor choices, but it's good in a pinch when looking for a hop fix. It's also nice to have the option of having a beer with this low of ABV. For that fact alone, I could see myself buying a few of these.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a small foamy looking white head.

This beer smells very nice, citrus hops, lemons and grapefruit.

The taste is bitter, with a citrus flavour similar to the smell. The only thing is the flavour is too light and quite watery.

The mouthfeel is very light low to medium carbonation.

I like the idea of this beer but it doesn't hold up to most good ipa's a couple of percent abv stronger. The flavour is too weak and the body too light. Glad I tried it but doubt I will probably not purchase again.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Founders All Day IPA. 12oz can, served in a clear plastic cup. Packaged 05/31/16 19:24:03

Appearance: Mostly clear golden amber with just a bit of haze. 1/8” Thick rocky off-white head with sheets and fine strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Faint citrus aroma. Surprisingly not very aromatic.

Taste: Nicely bitter. Classic pine and grapefruit bitterness up front, and an equal amount of bitterness at the end. Malt for balance is nearly non-existent, or at least I’m not tasting it much.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit spicy and prickly. Some hop oils sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: While I enjoy hops, I find this one is not “all day” for me. I need a bit more malt balance and less of the strong pine/citrus hop profile. It’s good, but it’s not great. While only 4.7% ABV, not what I would call sessionable either. One is enough. It did go well with Indian food though.

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

Had this right after a Victory 19 Anniversary Session IPA. This paled in comparison. This beer disappointed in everything but appearance as the color was a nice dark gold and had some lacing. Not a fan of session IPA's. If I want to have a few lower ABV beers, I'll drink some pilsners.

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Photo of Treebs
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger pure white head forming on the pour. The head recedes to thick, bubble collar. Splotchy stick of lace are present down the glass.

S: Light notes of citrus and resin with a mild malt background.

T: Pale and bready malts with a touch of fruity grapefruit, orange and mild resin bitterness. The is a solid caramel malt sweetness on the finish, but the flavors are somewhat muted.

M: Well they hit the session part. Not to sweet or bitter, medium carbonation with a light than usual body for an IPA.

O: A very sessionable IPA. The flavors are muted, but they are well balanced. That being said, beers like Pliney and Ephraim are more sessionable and have the flavor profile to boot. The fact that it comes in 6-packs is its major perk.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is clear and honey-colored with not much of a head. The nose is very nice. Some floral notes, tropical fruit, and a little bit of candy sweetness.

Medium bodied beer with lots of flavor. Nice, cracker-like malt notes on the front of the palate and lots of lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine-like hop notes at mid-palate. The finish lingers nicely and refreshes. A wonderful easy-drinking beer.

I hate to say that this is a good ``session ale''. It's kind of like saying Stephen King is a good horror writer. The fact is he's a good writer regardless of genre and this is a really good beer that can stand on its own against a lot of IPAs that aren't holding anything back.

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Photo of scootny
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely clear golden amber. Nice head and goodly lacing.
Smell is dank and earthy. Lots of hops of the English earth. Some light citrus. Bready malt. Taste is perfect. Dry hoppy ale that is crisp while having a satisfying punch. Support dry finish with lots of hop oil lingering. Feel is as I said crisp with nice mildly effervescent carbonation. A perfect American expression of a mild ale.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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