Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
6,953
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
247
Gots:
2,320
For Trade:
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Reviews: 931 | Ratings: 6,953
Photo of claudialeshok
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is pale and hoppy but light at the same time. It is somewhat cloudy and has a yellow color. I am not really a fan of IPA but it was a good one for someone new to IPA.

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Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh I love this IPA! It is a bright golden yellow and a little cloudy. It smells of hops and is really crisp. It is easy too drink and for being an IPA it isn't terribly bitter. It actually tastes pretty amazing. It is really refreshing!

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Photo of Maiora13
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bitter but not as "hoppy" as one would come to expect from an IPA. Not as high of ABV than other IPAs but has very distinct flavors. Good but not great.

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Photo of EmGM
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

look: cloudy gold
smell: strong hops, wheat
taste: VERY HOPPY
aftertaste: hops linger...for a long while
overall: pretty good for an IPA, just not my style

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Photo of bakercia
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not typically a fan of IPAs because I don't like hops, but this particular IPA was not very strong and tasted very balanced and full, overall very enjoyable!

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Photo of defilli2
4.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my absolute favorites. Very good dark caramel color, slight orange, with a white head. The smell is strong hops and other florals and citrus fruits. Very good on the tongue, definitely very hoppy. Strong flavors that last awhile, makes you want that second sip. Very refreshing, 100% recommend.

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Photo of Angela1956
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I LOVE this beer. It's bronze, golden color and off-white head appeals greatly to the eye. Smells hoppy, earthy and a bit of barley. Slightly bitter with strong hops and caramel notes. Enjoyable for IPA lovers! Wouldn't recommend to people new to trying beer especially if they do not enjoy hoppy flavors. I found this beer to be clean, refreshing but leaves just a slight bitterness to the tongue. I absolutely love this beer!

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Photo of slow3v
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Prefer it in cans, the 15 pack of Founders All Day IPA can almost always be found in my fridge. Excellent, excellent IPA, punches way above its "class/ABV," and is enjoyable one at a time, or eight at a time!

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Photo of TheCobbgoblin
5/5  rDev +28.9%

It's the one of the few IPAs that I can drink honestly, everyday. Drinkable, super drinkable. Loads of flavor, lots of citrus little pine. Amarillo and Centennial hops, they are the ticket

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Photo of lealintern
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great session IPA that is really a benchmark for me, as I compare all other session ipa's to it as a baseline. A wonderful hop presence that is huge up front, but not bitter on back. Great job

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Photo of Spiffaz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The only beer I've had from Founders that left me disappointed. It was bottled several months ago so this might be an unfair review.

A - Clear, amber. Foam that fades fast, very little lace.

S - The best part of this beer. Juicy, sugar, hops, and fruit.

T - More bite than I'd expect in a session ale, semi-dry but with a dry finish.

M - Pleasant, leaves a nice taste that lingers.

O - Decent. Perhaps this beer represents not a failure, but the extremely high standard I hold Founders to. There's nothing at all wrong with this beer, so maybe I'm only disappointed because usually their brews make me believe in magic.

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Photo of ravisingh
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: The color is a golden corn, I would say about a 5 on the SRM. The head poured to about an inch and lasted about 30-45 seconds with a medium foam consistency and was off white. It is mostly clear and slightly hazy.

S: Whoa. Tangerine and floral notes hit the nose immediately mild herbal notes underneath and maybe a little fresh cut pine. But the citrus hits you right away. There is a definite sweetness but not sickly or overpowering. In terms of aroma they definitely hit the pretty layer without being weak or mincy.

T: Strong hops flavor but not too strong, I would say medium high. There is a grassiness with floral notes and resin flavors. There is also a definite malty sweetness making for a very smooth and well balanced combination.

F: Slightly dry and that is detectable after it goes down, but that is to be expected in an American IPA. There is some carbonation but not too much. Boy is medium on the lighter side of medium. No warming, but with a low ABV that wouldn't be expected.

O: The appearance is nice with an interesting slightly hazy golden color. The flavor is nicely balanced and feels like someone put as lot of time into it, but the aroma for me is where this beer shines. Man that smells good. Great beer, almost feels like a luxury.

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Photo of Sparty21
2.39/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

appearance: Light to golden orange with a one finger head that is pretty bubbly and fluffy
Aroma: Very hoppy with citrus notes. The beer has a malt smell with a slightly off undertone. Kind of some kind of funk
Taste: Hoppy with a light taste. Easy to drink "all day" with the low ABV and a refreshing aftertaste.
Overall: good beer with a great taste. Very popular with everyone who drinks it.

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Photo of royalenfield
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm a small person with a very low tolerance for alcohol, so this has become my go-to IPA. Is it the best in the world? Of course not. But it's very reasonably priced (less than a dollar a can) and I can finish several in one sitting comfortably. Not as 'chewy' as full-strength IPAs, but the juicy hop terpenes kick more than makes up for the slightly thin malt palate. Long, satisfying finish.

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Photo of Seebeej
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the best session IPA. It's not as good as Julius and Artaic, but it's not supposed to be. It's supposed to be delicious hoppy Coors Light, which it is. It's a very light, citrus hopped IPA.

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Photo of Sydney10
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visual: Pale light golden color.
Smell: Sweet tropical fruit. Lemon and pine scents.
Taste: Some tropical sweetness but finished very bitter.
Overall: Watered down and very light. Taste is somewhat bland.

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Photo of Bogart2930
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A solid crusher. Not the the hoppiest thing ever but the session is kind of nice. This things great in cans for the beach or the boat. Also won't scare your non craft friends away.

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Photo of Beermanic
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer made me re-look at the bad line up from founders. Cans are cheap and delicious and I like that I get 15 for such a good craft beer.

A: Light pale straw color. With pearl white head.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus a touch of pine. I want to live in a house that smells like this.
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T: Just like the smell, the taste has lots citrus and pine flavor hops. Overall not a lot of malt or big body to this "session" but I may be buying a keg for the tap box.

M: Nice carbonation, a little thin overall which had more body, but typical among most American IPA, pale and DIPAs.

O: Love the low alcohol, lets me drink more of these on these hot Louisiana days where temp is 95 and up. This beer is quite easy to drink, I have bought multiple "almost cases" bought out the whole food and ordered more. If you buy more than three 15 packs they give you the case discount. Awesome! Again love the low alcohol I can have a few of these and unlike a normal IPA I can actually function and drive after multiple pints. Has become my go to beer.

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Photo of TonyC
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not giving this one a typical review, as I'm rating this one 5 across the board because I love an IPA that, like it's name, I can drink all day and love every since can/bottle. A session IPA to soothe the taste buds and not knock you out with a high alcohol content. Excellent aroma, even better taste, and I'm happy. So this one is right up my alley!

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Photo of DeanWormer
1.35/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Simply the worst thing that I've ever put in my mouth. And I have great respect for Founders; I like their Curmudgeon and Dirty Bastard ales very much. But All Day has a funky, sulfurous aroma that reminds me of body odor of the worst kind and its taste closely follows the smell. But I see that All Day has gotten some enthusiastic reviews so quality is clearly all in the eye (or the nose, or the mouth) of the beholder.

I know that I have a profound aversion to Simcoe hops - it astounds me that there are people in the world who like them - and All Day is Simcoe-heavy. But AD is a blend of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. I have to assume that I detest Amarillo hops just as much. For me, this is the worst of both worlds.

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Photo of chuckakhan
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Basically a pilsner marketed as an IPA, which I find annoying. I tried 6 session IPAs recently, including Founders All Day IPA, and five of them tasted like pilsners. The sixth was more larger than anything else. The information below pertains to Founders.

A - Golden and clear
S - Slight hop aroma with citrus notes present
T - Vaguely hoppy
M - Heavy on carbonation
O - I rated this low because of the apparent marketing ploy to get IPA lovers to drink pilsner-style beers.

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Photo of BeerRunner77
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great session beer. I've heard complaints that it can wreck your palate during a drinking session, but I haven't noticed that.

Just the right amount of hops for a session beer plus it's not too overwhelming with the alcohol % that you can have several at a sitting.

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Photo of sharlie
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have decided with this beer that Indian Pale Ale beers are not my first choice of style. Although it was well balanced the hops were very strong. My favorite thing about this beer is that the aftertaste was not long, although it was bitter. Too hoppy for my personal taste.

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Photo of ZombieChan
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's one of those beers that you want to just sit back on the porch, relax and have a drink. It's very smooth and gentle while still having a lot of flavor.

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Photo of tsmith1nu
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is the perfect halfway point between a super heady IPA and your run of the mill macro. Picked up a 15 pack of cans for the fridge. I have had straight from the can and poured into the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Solid either way.

I don't expect this beer will win awards but that shouldn't stop you from trying it.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 6,953 ratings.
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