Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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

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Ratings:
7,133
Reviews:
985
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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253
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2,424
For Trade:
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Founders All Day IPA has a fairly thick, foamy, off-white head, a somewhat hazy (suspended sediment), bubbly, burnished gold appearance, and a bit of residual lacing. Aroma is pineapple, hop resin, and white bread. Taste is the same, with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Founders All Day IPA finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and refreshing. Overall, an excellent example of a ho-hum style. Elevated price and disappointing presentation, in the overall scheme of things.

RJT

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Photo of leitmotif
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well, i guess it wasn't clear what "all day" really means.
This is one refreshing, smooth, easy going beverage. What a nice balance between malt and hops. Feels light and aromatic. Nice one.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow olor with half a fingers worth of head that quickly dies to nothing

S: A nice burst of fruity hops along with a slightly spicy bready maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Fruity hops along with the slightly spicy maltiness. Not really too much else going on

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid sessionable IPA (I'd rather just call it a pale ale) that is (of course) easy to drink and has a nice flavor profile going on. Recommended for those who want the flavors of an IPA but the drinkability of a pale

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Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Had this on 2012-02-12 in Normal, IL and many additional times; most recently on 2016-12-29 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can. I updated the ratings to reflect this most recent tasting.

Original review on 2012-02-12

A - Very clear gold with a hint of orange. 1-finger head and mild lacing.

S - Fragrant citrus, light tropical and grass, pale malt and a little yeast.

T - Nice flush of citrus flesh, light pine, light grass, pilsner-like malt, tea, orange zest bitterness increases as it dries. The bitterness lingers nicely for a minute.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp, dry and scrubs the taste buds.

O - Enjoyable. I like it better than Victory Headwaters but not quite as much as the Lagunitas Day Time or the 21st Amendment Bitter American.

Notes from 2016-12-29: Had this side-by-side with Lagunitas DayTime and Sweetwater Hash Session IPA. The DayTime had the best aroma. The All Day IPA had the best look, flavor and feel. It's interesting that almost 5 years after my initial review, I now like the Founders All Day IPA a bit more than the Lagunitas DayTime. Also, the 21st Amendment Bitter American has been replaced by their Down to Earth Session IPA, which I still prefer to All Day IPA or DayTime. I'd rather have a Carton Boat though than any of these although it's more pricey at $60 per case of 24 16oz cans and it's a 3-hour drive from my house.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo during this year's GABER event. Cheers!

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 42

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, one finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear amber gamboge in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy wisp only. Looks a little flat by the end and leaves no real lacing to speak of. Lack luster for the style.

SMELL: Lots of hops here. Honeydew melon, grapefruit, caramel and hints of lemon. Lots of cascade hops. Bold enough as well.

TASTE: Grassy up front with melon and some citrus bitterness at the swallow. Medium aftertaste of grapefruit bitterness, grassy hops, some melon and lemon citrus flavors linger on the palate. Flavorful stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Light on the palate, somewhat foamy, goes down fine and finishes dry.

OVERALL: This was actually really nice. I've been overwhelmingly unimpressed with the new craze on session IPA's, as they're usually just watered down versions of their forefathers. This one isn't as robust or impressive as the real thing, but it's well done and is plenty enjoyable in that man-it's-hot-and-I-want-a-quick-one kind of way. The look could use some work, but otherwise, this is a solid, solid effort in this style. Recommended.

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Photo of Hootie159
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Domvan
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with the remnants of what was probably once a bottled on date smeared on the side, but no longer readable. I'm confident that I got a fresh six pack though, so we'll see. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Aggressive pour manages to conjure just over 1 finger of thin fizzy white head which disappears into a froth within seconds. Body color is a light murky yellow-orange color. No lacing.

S - The smell is decent: fresh pine needles, grapefruits, and oranges with some dusty bready malt lurking in the background. Definite noticeable cat piss acidity, like others have noted.

T - This is one of those beers that smells a lot better than it is. Basically none of those bitter sweet fruity flavors you expect in an IPA. Hop bitterness is present, but strange. Tastes a little bit mineral-y and earthy, but that's quite fine by me.

M - Body is thin and watery, and finishes dry on the palate. Carbonation is moderate & decent enough.

Overall, I can definitely see the market for a lighter IPA such as this one, but it's nothing special to me. However, it is light and exceptionally drinkable. Excellent bottle art, depicting probably a great scenario for drinking this beer: in the middle of a lake in a canoe. A session ale if there ever was one, but I would rather get a more intense IPA than compromise for a lighter one. Either way, I look forward to trying this from a can!

Founders All Day IPA ---3.5/5

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Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of AMCimpi
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of prototypic
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All Day IPA is an attractive gold color. It looks a tad hazy. When held to light, it has a very faint orange tint to it. A soft, white head covers the surface and rises to nearly a finger in height. It recedes quickly and leaves a very light lacing behind as it descends.

The nose seems a little weak, but it still smells pretty good. Hops are very apparent from the first whiff. Smells like a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine mostly. It’s a nice mix though. Smells pretty good. There are some malty notes. A little caramel and perhaps toasted malts are in the mix. They definitely take a back seat to the hops though. Alcohol is buried. No huge surprise there. Needs more strength, but smells pretty good.

The flavor is good. Hops are definitely front and center. Grapefruit and pine flavors hit the palate and resonate throughout. The malt base features light caramel and toasted malts. They don’t overpower the hops though. The hops have a really nice flavor that shines, and they add a touch of bitterness along the way. All in all, it’s has a decent amount of balance though. No need to worry about scathing bitterness here. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes fruity and a little dry.

All Day IPA definitely has a lighter body. Carbonation seems light and soft. For what it is, it has a nice feel. It’s very light and easy drinking. I could handle a few bottles of this with ease. But, I guess that’s the point, isn’t it?

Founders Brewing Company is one of my favorite breweries. They aren’t the first to brew a lower abv IPA, but they did a nice job with it. It has a really nice flavor and is very, very drinkable. Sounds like mission accomplished to me. If you’re a fan of IPAs and are looking for something to drink over an evening, find a few bottles of this. It fits the bill!

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Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 7,133 ratings.
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