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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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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 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 TheSSG
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, soapy head that is resiny, and collapses completely, leaving minimal lacing. Big, bright hop aroma is filled with citrus and a touch of pine. Nice straw color. Starts with a wonderful, full, aromatic hop flavor that is piney with maybe a HINT of citrus (kind of the opposite of the aroma), builds into a nice medium bitterness, and then MALT! The malt powers through these hops, and then begins to blend to leave a delicious hop-bread flavor linger into the finish.

It reminds me of my much beloved and unavailable (in IL) Nimbus Pale Ale from Tucson; it's hoppy, but not too bitter, drinkable, and just delicious!
I would buy this by the 12-pack!!!

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Photo of illpass78
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty, clear orange. Head and lacing both minimal. Carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Smells of citrus, pine, lemon, hops and grass. All typical IPA smells. Smells hoppier than 42 IBUs. Alcohol is faint.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, but it's kind of underwhelming. The lemon note is a little too dominant. It's very average.

Mouthfeel: It's thinner than I'd prefer. Somewhat watery for an IPA.

Overall: This is a very mediocre beer in my opinion. It does what they want it to do - it's an IPA you can plow through all day because of low ABV - but it's really boring. It seems like a stab at a pale ale / IPA hybrid and I think it would be better if they'd committed to one or another. It could serve as a good "bridge" beer to help folks move from pales to IPAs, so it's not without value.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden amber color. Nice thick white head that settled to a nice cap and tons of active carbonation.

Smell: Orange, lemon, pine, hop resin, some floral notes in there as well

Taste: Grapefruit and lemon imparting some big citrus flavors. Touch of sweetness and piney notes. Finishes nicely bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with nice carbonation. Dry finish and some lingering bitterness.

Overall: I dig the session IPA movement and this one is a nice example. Refreshing, big hop flavor, and you can drink more than one.

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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 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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Photo of Goosehunter75
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright blear golden with a small less than one finiger white head. Very good looking beer

S - BIg hops right up front. Smells of Grapefruit, pine, floral, and other citrus. Did not detect any malts.

T - Taste is just like the smell up front. Slightly bitter with tastes of grapefuit and pine. There was a definate nutty maltiness on the finish

M - Very light feeling. Lower carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking

O - Quite impressive IPA. Definately not one of the big imperial knock you on your butt IPAs. I think they hit spot on with what they were trying to achieve, an IPA that could be enjoyed all day long. Great beer!

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 89 /100

Summery: A great session ale... I am slightly bias to Founders beers. Still it's the value in the 15 'Brewers pack' for $17.99 that really makes me get giddy over it. Adding on to the fact that it moves rather fast at a few local shops, means I can almost always swoop this less than a month old. Such a great value and readily available go-to~

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “BOTTLED” date printed on the neck is “02/16/13.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is pale copper. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head left an even skim.

Smell: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, cara cara orange, mango, and floral hops. There is also a hint of dirty socks. I do not know what it is; perhaps just the way the smells intermingle.

Taste: Pretty thin mouthfeel, and the citrus and fruit do not stand out as much as they do in the aroma until the beer warms considerably. When that happens, the flavor mostly mirrors the smell with grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, and exotic fruits. A floral hop bitterness commands each sip.

Drinkability: This is decent and drinkable — especially, I would assume, while outdoors. It is not overpowering, but it does offer good flavor without being overly heavy or boozy.

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

12 oz. can poured into Spiegelau.

A- Golden honey in color. Active carbonation. Off-white head retains at 1/4". Great lacing.

S- Aromatice citrus, pine, hint of toasted malt. Sweet aroma.

T- Citrus peel, a little sweet citrus. Less malt, but it's in the flavor profile.

M- Light, crisp. Simple

O- Light, and crushable. Session IPAs are growing on me. Dry hopping, and leaving less for the bittering is a great idea. We get the hop flavor and aroma, but minimal bitterness.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tumbler from a 12 oz bottle

Color is clear gold with a frothy white head that slowly receded to clumpy islands. Lacing is okay. Smell is really nice - tropical and citrus fruit. Flavor is also very good. It's a little subdued, being a session IPA, but still very tasty. Body is light/medium with good carbonation. Overall, one of the first session IPA I've had that I actually would enjoy sessioning.

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Photo of Neorebel
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden-amber, with a very thin white ring of froth. There's a slight amount of lacing later on. I find the smell of this beer to be extremely enticing, with very citrusy, aromatic hops. Once tasted, it's easy to surmise that there's virtually no malts present whatsoever. Lots of different hop flavor notes here - piny, resinous, and also citrusy grapefruit (like the aroma indicated). I wonder what different types of hope were used... It's a very clean libation, a perfect light-bodied choice for having with a meal, during a summer's day, or in large quantities with your buddies. Overall this 'session-able' IPA succeeds in every way as advertised, despite how suspect that statement initially sounds!

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank this one straight from the can, had it last year and rated but never reviewed. Nice to know the score I gave it then is the same I'd still give it since I didn't remember rating it. Didn't notice the color since it came from the can, but aroma was citrus and pine. Taste followed the aroma closely, sweet grapefruit, nice malt presence and not a lot of pine bitterness. Big and bold for a session IPA.

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Photo of mooseo
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Clear light amber with a small white head. Very lively carbonation.

S - A blast of pine resin hits the nose first. Very earthy and hoppy with hints of mango and caramel malt.

T - Earthy pine hops are the showcase here (as expected). Light citrus and tropical fruit notes are evident as well. Toasted caramel malts lend just the right amount of sweetness. Finishes mildly bitter.

M - Light body, crisp, bubbly mouthfeel. A bit sticky, somewhat of a dry finish.

O - This is a delicious, hoppy session IPA. High drinkability and very refreshing. The mouthfeel is a little too light, but otherwise this is everything a light IPA should be.

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Photo of bwood06
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Gold with a white 1 finger head. Ultra clear. 4/5

S - Very hopped and piney. Ever so slight hint of sweet malts. Grassy. 4.25/5

T - Somewhat sweet malt right off the bat. Piney/resin finish. Taste is dominated by hops. The malt is somewhat hard to find even with it being the first flavor to hit me. 3.75/5

M - Very light body and crisp. Fairly dry. Finishes very clean with a slight bitter aftertaste.

O - Very light and drinkable IPA. Definitely a session IPA. Doesn't sacrifice flavor for drinkability. 4/5

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden yellow, a bit cloudy, has a finger of off white head at the top that leaves a good amuont of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong hop presence on the nose and taste, lots of citrus and some sweetness on the tail end, probably from the tropical fruit.

T: Exactly like the nose, lots of hops all over the place, boozie a bit, a nice sweetness on the tail end though.

M: Med to high in carbonation, smooth drinker, not to bad.

Overall this was a good beer from Founders, very simple compared to their other IPA'
s but nonetheless very drinkable.

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Photo of AwYeh
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Winking Lizard.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of white head. Good retention and decent lacing, with tons of carbonation bubbles flowing up through the glass.

S: Crisp pine hops with just a bit of light, somewhat indistinguishable sweet malts in there as well. Faint, but enjoyable.

T: Strong for what's being advertised as a "session" beer (even above the 4% ABV definition that I usually see), sweet malts seem a bitty toasty here and lots of crisp hop flavor. Semi-long lasting bitter finish.

M: Light, crisp body; lively carbonation with a dry finish.

D: As a low alcohol beer, the ethanol definitely doesn't come into play, but I wouldn't feel like another of these. The taste was pleasant for a bit, but without being particularly complex or a great taste, drinkability is just average.

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Photo of leantom
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got this at a local college bar. Here goes:

A: Very good. Orange-yellow with a massive head that leaves adequate lacing. Clear to boot.

S: Nice and robust. A citrus backbone complimented by tropical smells such as pineapple and mango. Grassy notes as well.

T: Disappointing. Not as robust as the smell. Taste follows the nose, except that it's very, very light and watery.

M: Light, watery and no carbonation. Kind of a disappointment.

O: OK, just nothing to write home about. Stone's session IPA - Go-To IPA - is far, far better. The latter has a similar but much more robust taste. It also has a ton of carbonation that mitigates the light mouthfeel. Not so with this beer.

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

Pours light amber with a aggressive head that quickly disappeared. Hoppy aroma with pine and fruit. The taste is Hops and citrus, grapefruit. Bitter. Just a hint of sweetness and malt. Light body and noticeable carbination. Its an easy drinking low abv ipa. A good afternoon have several beer.

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

Very solid beer. Toned down flavors, so perhaps an "entry level" IPA. Super drinkability and very sessionable. At 4.7% for an actually decent IPA, I'd say that's a success. You can keep up with your friends who drink mass produced beer without being the first one to puke on your own lap.

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Photo of divineaudio
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled 12/26/11. poured into my founders pint glass.

a - pours golden in color and is totally transparent. only got a thin cap of off white head that calmed to a film right away, but does leave a lot of little chunks of lacing in my glass.

s - toffee, faint honey, orange, pineapple, faint grass.

t - grassy hop character over a biscuity malt base. juicy citrus notes, faint pine. pleasing amount of bitterness leads into a crisp, dry finish. standard ipa flavors here, but very well balanced.

m - medium in body but plenty of carbonation makes it feel lighter. medium co2 profile.

o - probably the most easy drinking beer i have ever had. the fact that i could have 3-4 of these in a night (or day) without falling down drunk just makes it that much more enjoyable. i see this being a regular inhabitant of my fridge.

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Photo of beerhan
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Very pronounced amber pour with initially a nice thick white head that leaves a small lacing rather quickly.

S-Piney and malty but not the most aromatic beer. Fruity though.

T-Very strong grapefruit and a hint of mango almost. Slightly bitter to the tongue. A bit of a strawish after taste followed by a hop burn.

M-Pretty thick body for the alcohol. Nice and sticky with mild carbonation.

O-I am really not one for kicking back beers. I choose higher abv beers generally because I get very full fast. This beer though is a great median. It has like the taste of a great DIPA without the alcohol content. I may not always be in the mood for something like this but it gets my respect for what it is.

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

The IPA that started it all for me. My intro into craft beers and IPAs. It will always have a special place in my heart! Absolutely love this beer. Super refreshing on a hot summer day!! Tropical and citrusy. One of the best session beers available.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
Medium to light amber with minimal head that disappeared relatively quickly.
Aromas were of mild hops, with presence of slightly bready malt background.
Taste was spot on. Mild bitterness with good high notes of citrus hops.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall for a 4.7% ABV beer, this had great hop profile and fits the definition of a sessionable IPA.

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