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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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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879
Ratings:
6,730
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.47%
 
 
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Photo of DeFaz
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer for what it is. Smell is dominated by hops (obviously) with citrus. Taste starts off with ambiguous citrus and tea flavors, lending to a distinct grapefruit flavor and leaving a dry grapefruit finish. There's not a ton of complexity nor is there much malt balance, but it tastes great [even] without the bite from the high ABV of most IPAs. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, which is necessarily for this to be a "session beer", but it isn't too thin and the carbonation is kept in check, making this mouthfeel, while not generally what I prefer, to be successful. It's not fair to compare this to the average IPA when it doesn't aim to be. If you're looking for a lower alcohol IPA that still has plenty of flavor, this is a pretty good choice

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Photo of gmfessen
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, All Day IPA is a clear, golden yellow color with a one finger, soapy, yellow-white head. Nose is all west coast hops, thick with citrusy grapefruit notes and resinous pine. The flavor is a bit more muted than the nose, the citrusy and resinous pine flavors are seeminly watered down, but are well balanced with the malt bill to leave something that does go down, well, sessionable. Mouthfeel is light in body with a medium carbonation. Overall, not my go-to IPA but if I was going to try to drink all day with my BMC buddies, this would definitely be a more flavorful alternative that you could actually drink more than a couple of (as advertised).

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Citrusy-fruity hops, with a light pine note followed by light malt sweetness.

A: Amber color with a light orange hue, totally clear, with a thick foamy white head that has adequate retention.

T: Citrusy, fruity, slightly piney hops with a light malt character. The beer finishes dry with moderately light hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty solid citrusy, fruity and piney hop aroma and flavor with a light malt presence – makes this beer very sessionable and easy to drink. I dig that Founders prints the date on the beer. The fresh aroma and flavor already “said” the beer was recently bottled, but it’s always nice to have a printed date confirm it.

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Photo of Huffs
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a tan head with moderate retention and lacing. Appearance was a golden honey, slight haze. Aroma was hoppy with citrus, pine and grain mixed in. Nice taste with strong hop and citrus on the front with a little malt on the back. Mouthfeel was light, almost water like, with a grain aftertaste.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from six at FMcD's, poured into standard pint glass

A - Clear golden orange, with little to no head

S - Pine, heavy grapefruit, grass

T - More of the same, with some biscuit and tinge (check) of malt. The bitterness and hops dominate the finish.

M- Extremely crisp, above average carbonation. Seems slightly thin/watery, but I believe that is part of the "session" qualities they were going for.

O - A good, basic, low alcohol IPA.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After pouring into a glass, this beer just looks great. Light golden hue with a decent head. I was a bit wary when the smell hinted at too much citrus but the actual taste was great. Low alcohol gives the ingredients a nice venue to be shown off. I loved the hopes with hints of grapefruit but not being overpowered by it. It was just so nice to have a flavorful yet clean IPA. Any downside this beer has is that it feels a little light, like with the flavor there should be more character to the beer. Overall I was very impressed and would definitely recommend.

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Photo of EricCioe
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the University of Chicago Pub, leftovers from a KBS event the night before. I drank this after a glass of KBS, and was expecting everything else that night to be a let down, but this certainly wasn't.

This poured pretty light, much less than solid orange. One reviewer said peach, and that sounds quite right to me. A little head, some retention, and decent lace. On the nose the biggest note is orange rind, with a good but not overpowering hop presence. In the mouth the orange rind is huge and contributes to a big, bitter profile. There is no doubt that this is an IPA in my mind, as it lacks the bigger malt backbone of something like Alpha King or SNPA. What malt there is is mostly caramelish, but the bitterness, including a long finish, is definitely at the fore here. The feel is a little thinner than most IPAs but given the low ABV that was probably the intention. I was a big fan of this beer, maybe even more than Centennial IPA. Can't wait to see this released more widely.

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Photo of burnstar
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark gold with a medium very persistent rocky head. Smell is huge grapefruit hops. Taste is much the same as the smell. Big grapefruit hops and little else. I think it's a nice smell but for the flavor it needs more malt to add some backbone. Unbalanced. This is why IPA's typically have higer ABVs. Medium to light bodied and very well carbonated. Very drinkable but overall the concept isn't working too well for me. I like the idea of hoppy session beer. But maybe this is a little too hoppy or a little too weak.

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Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours an orange light copper color with a white sudsy head with good retention
S-very grassy with some citrus and pine
T-more pine and citrus with malt providing a very nice balance
M-medium light bodied
O-nice balanced beer, definitely more of a pale ale than an ipa, then again its a "session" ipa

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Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into nonic
(6/24/15 born on date)

L: clear gold, brilliant with just enough amber to darken the yellow without actually looking amber; small head, maybe 1/3-inch tall of white/off-white foam; keeps a tidy white collar; no stick or lace

S: very hoppy ... onion, grass ... citrusy (lemon, grapefruit) ... the onion is pervasive

T: green grassy and onion ... almost salty/meaty, like steak and onions; not a lot of sweetness in it; some citrus notes mix in, mainly grapefruit

F: perfect. light and crisp, nothing fancy but spot on for a session brew.

O: lots of onion with a little bit of grapefruit, this one's nearly perfect for me; as it warms, a pinch of sweetness helps balance the hops. i could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of magpieken
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. BB 4/11/14. Pours a touch lighter than deep gold, slightly opaque, with a large frothy white head which quickly disappeared but left lovely lacing. Aroma of pine, paw paw and grapefruit. Medium bitterness in quite a pleasant sort of way. Very restrained. Medium body, smooth texture and a lingering bitter finish. Very sessionable.

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Photo of beergod1
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light gold-to-copper color with a white head and a good amount of lacing. Smell is quite strong and hoppy with some excellent floral, citrus, and tropical notes. Taste draws back a bit, but is still quite nice. Light malt character, but really not too much. Mouthfeel is light and dry. I see drinking this one all summer.A Nice session summer brew.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just found my new summer beer poured out of can into a cervoise glass great color head smell and taste like a lite IPA should be I can smash this can't speak for bottle or drinking from can yet

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Photo of MCain04
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a 12 oz Bells Tulip glass.

A: Straw yellow, clear, 2 fingers eggshell white head, modest retention and lacing.

S: Very floral, grassy, piney, some citrus, grapefruit, unipe mango.

T: Sweet hop citrus notes, a little sourness, some piney floral notes, very little malt presence, taste is a little thin.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, but very easy drinking. Dry finish.

O: Good session beer if you like dry IPAs. The aroma is definitely the nicest part to this beer.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured this AIPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light amber color, produced an average white head , featured average retention and average lacing. The aroma consisted of biscuit malt, pine and citric grapefruit. Medium bodied, there was a foundation of sweet malted grain, toffee and an average amount of piney hops- citric grapefruit as well. Overall its an entry level IPA it is what it says it is...a session beer. It will do the trick, but there are much better IPA's out there.

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Photo of gr0g
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber color with high clarity. An average-looking head leaves some very nice lacing. Aroma is extremely hop forward and pungent, very much the equal of the top high gravity IPAs. It's primarily a piney, grapefruity aroma with some hints of more tropical fare.

Hops continue to dominate on the palate: the bottle says "42 IBUs" which I didn't really consider to be all that high for a beer billed as an IPA, but the apparent bitterness is definitely in the IPA "zone." Malt profile is very restrained, coming through with a weak cracker-like grainy flavor. An abundance of hop oils fills the void but doesn't offer the enjoyment that a big-bodied IPA does.

Session IPA, really hoppy APA, whatever you consider this, it's am excellent low-gravity hop monster. I don't find it as tasty as a good 7% IPA, but there's definitely a place for low ABV, hoppy beers, especially once the summer months roll around.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just realized I picked up a 4 month old six pack, but here it goes. Pours a golden orange with a one finger, white, fluffy head. a good amount of carbonation, with lacing down the side.
A nice balance of citrus hop and malt smell. A little bit of funk.
More bitter than citrus in the taste. A little funk in the end.
Mouthfeel is medium for a session pale ale.
I like more citrus in my session ipa.

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

A - golden yellow pale in color. About an inch of foamy suds after an aggressive pour. Zero lacing and head retention to speak of.

S - Piney, earthy, grassy, weed, bong water, faint citrus notes.

T - Big flavor for the low alcohol content. Tastes more like a standard IPA than this session ale. Nice hoppy profile to start, some sweetness, followed by an overly dry finish. Crisp mouth feel.

O - This has turned into my go to session ale and I actually like to drink it more out of the can that from the bottle. Huge flavor and juicy drinkability in this brew.

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Photo of stella77artois
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A - A dark gloden-orange. Shines more orange in the light. A small, probably 1/2 inch head that stuck around. Suprising amount of carbonation for an IPA.

S - Quality hops, especially when first opening and before pouring. Yum. Some grapefruit and a touch of fresh cut grass, too. Nice smelling beer.

T - The beer was exactly what I expected. A damn good tasting IPA that's not as potent as most others. I.E. exactly what it's supposed to be. Quality hops are there, as well as a pinch of grapefruit. Great, smooth, medium-hoppiness in the aftertaste.

F - Very nice. Smooth, flavorful finish that really does quench the thirst. No dryness.

O - Not truly outstanding, but still a damn good beer. It's advertised as a session beer, and I plan on sessioning this beast in the future. It's a tasty IPA that doesn't have the overpowering delicious hop taste that's hard (for many, not all) to session with. Sessionable with lot's of excellent flavor!

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Photo of zachary80
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 6/20/12

Orangish body, starts with a minimal white head but stays around for a bit. Good lacing.

Aroma is hoppy - zesty, light citrus.

Hop flavor is a little weak for an IPA, even a session one which I assume indicates the lighter alcohol. It does have a decent maltiness to it, but more on that side than my preference for an IPA. Some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thinner than expected.

Overall a decent beer, I wouldn't consider it one of my favorite IPAs, and not the best "session" IPA either.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Notes: Born on 5/4/14 (current date 6/1/14). Poured into a nonic pint.

A: Golden color with a full 1+ finger head of pillowy white head. The head looks "dense" but it does not cling tot he glass and give lacing. The head seems to want to stick around.

S: Mango, peach and pine. Really nice tropical aromas.

T: Much more pine than I expected (based on the nose). Not getting much of the tropical fruit - much more pine present. Also I sense more bitter than the 42 IBUs lead me to believe - not harsh but I have had much higher IBU beers that had less bitter to them.

M: Slightly thin with average carbonation. This is the right balance for a sessionable IPA.

O: This is an enjoyable beer. With 4.7% ABV and a light body it is very sessionable. If I wanted to sit down and have one beer - this would not be it (I'd go for something a little heavier). But after a hard day in the sun one or two of these would be nice.

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Photo of jkrich
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased on a recent trip to Grand Rapids, MI. Poured from a date-stamped bottle: bright and clear with a deep golden hue with honey highlights. The minimal white-head dissipated quickly.

This one was fragrant with citrus and bittersweet tropical fruit; more aromatic than many larger IPAs.

The first sip was zesty and thirst quenching with a noticeable hop profile. The hop citrusy hop bitterness lingers on the tongue. The flavor profile is not very complex with a faint malt presence.

The body was rather thin with a clean and short-lived mouthfeel. A pleasant bitterness does linger slightly on the tongue.

This is a quite enjoyable session 'IPA' that has a lot of nice flavor for lighter ale. To me, this drinks like a hoppy, American pale ale. I now regret only buying one six pack.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.01/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

**
01/09/2015
Typical IPA, Clear yellow color with a touch of murky. Aroma has some pine and citrus. Same with the flavor. Bitter finish. Orange Rind. Hoppy. Good carbonation. The lower alcohol doesn’t really make this more drinkable imho. Pleasant nonetheless."
**

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

Session and IPA are two words that don't go together in my book. And frankly this beer is not both of these things. It is a good pale ale (to me in an English direction) but not an IPA. But it is very sessionable.

Pours a clear honey-colored liquid. The aroma is excellent with lots of aromatic hoppy notes.

Flavor is a well balanced pale ale. Plenty of hops but not too much (or to say it another way, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is far hoppier than this one). Some maltyness but still pretty crisp. Definitely some aromatic hops.

Medium mouth feel. About right for a session beer but not oily enough to be an IPA.

Overall, I like this beer a lot. I only wish it were named better. "All day IPA" is catchy but it just isn't accurate.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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