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:
948
Ratings:
6,998
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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247
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Reviews: 948 | Ratings: 6,998
Photo of skateclutch
4/5  rDev +3.1%

A -light gold with a 1-1.5 finger head.

S - lots of citrus hops. a little orange zest, slight pineapple. And a nice pine aroma.


T - A very hop dominated beer. With a slight malty sweetness. The citrus hops power through and make this beer much more bitter than you'd expect a beer of this abv to be.

M - fairly dry. Light bitterness. Overall very smooth.

O - Very drinkable, my go to for outings can't beat that 15/pk.

served in dogfish IPA glass from can

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Served cool from 355ml bottle with best by date 18/04/15 into straight pint glass.

A) Pours deep amber colour. Quite a lot of bubbles, thin white head. Haziness is a bit off putting.

S) Really good. Exotic fruit cocktail and hints of honey. A great-smelling beer!

T) Fruity hops with slightly bitter aftertaste. Malt kicks in some time after the gulp.

M) Nicely fizzy, lager-esque. No bad thing to me.

O) A great alternative to the stronger IPAs if you want to chug a few down, which is exactly what it is designed for I suppose. Recommended.

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a hops, malt and citrus smell, very nice. Appearance- pours a murky gold color with a large white head. Taste-Nice Hop flavor with malt and citrus. Great flavor. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- An outstanding beer, highly recommended.

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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 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 jbraico
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Slightly cloudy and Golden color when poured. Smell of apricots/cloves(?) is present. Taste like fruit beer beer, but has a little kick to it when swallowed. I can see drinking this beer at a BBQ or when your outside by the lake relaxing.

Very happy I made this purchase.

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

I went with very good across the board even though I dumped mine after 3 drinks. I try to stay committed to rating to style instead of personal taste, and I don't care for this style at all, so it must be good.

Very clear, light bodied. Tons of pine and hops. It smelled like fresh cut grass or weeds to me. Tasted like the nose indicated. The low abv is very evident. If you are looking for a hoppy session to drink "all day", this would certainly fit the bill. I will stick to DIPAs

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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 joe12pk
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Deep clear gold. Minimal head with decent lacing.

S - Citrus and pine. Some fruit.

T - A blast of citrus followed by some sweet fruit is ruined by a bitter pine aftertaste that lingers too long.

M - Medium

O - It's a good beer. Could have been a favorite save for the dour pine note at the end. Maybe I need to try this in a can.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Brown Bottle with pry-off cap bottled on 06/05/2014. Poured into a mason jar glass

Appearance: Pours a clear pale amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Citrus hops; i can't detect much malt in the aroma

Taste: very hop forward with a lot of floral citrus notes little to no malt presence

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing

Overall: I am impressed with the aroma of this beer and it gives a clean finish. It is still noticeable that this isn't a full IPA to style but it still has a lot of flavor and aroma. This certainly is perfect for occasions that you want a light beer but still want a lot of flavor.

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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 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 KindBeerLovah
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my Top 5 favorite IPA's. Don't let it's low ABV draw you away. Boasts a nice, hoppy, citrus taste you'd expect to find in higher ABV IPA's, however, the lower alcohol volume makes this a perfect "All-Day" IPA :-)

I notice a BIG difference in flavor from the can compared to the bottle... Can (IMO) is the only way to go.

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Photo of NT101
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First taste was served on tap at a July 4th fundraiser picnic. Served in plastic, disposable 16 ounce cups. While the serving didn't allow a complete feel for the beer, the citrus nose caught my attention. The beer's lighter body made it a worthy, refreshing accompaniment to the BBQ. Since then,I have had it served in both 12 oz bottle and can. Both of these servings were equal with no difference in qualities of the beer. A: golden color, poured a moderate head. (Bottle served in a pint glass and can was poured in an white wine glass). Smell: citrus nose (refreshing). Taste: citrus, grapefruit up front. Mild bitter finish. Mouthfeel: effervescent, no heavy hop after taste. Overall, I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH IPA glass, orange amber colored with a large white head that lingers leaving some lacing, slightly hazy

S: citrus and pine hops, lemon, lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, resin

T: good bitterness up front that is quite powerful, grapefruit peel, pine resin, not much sweetness, finish softens

M: thin with good carbonation

O: good IPA with a lower alcohol content, nice bitterness while still being refreshing

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Photo of MNAle
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light straw color, lots of carbonation visible. 1/2 inch off-white, thick, bubbly, creamy head that recedes at a moderate pace, leaving thick lacing. Nice hoppy / citrus aroma. Initial taste is some citrus, a little bready malt, but dominated by bittering in the start and middle, fading a bit in the finish. Bready malt backbone in the finish. Feel is moderate (not as thin as you might expect). Bitter aftertaste. This one is well balanced with obvious malt presence in spite of the low ABV. Well done.

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Photo of snitsky
4.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Okay I am not a huge fan of IPA beers. Most I don't like but this Founders All Day IPA is good. It has a bitter taste like all IPA's but its not super bitter like most are. It has a light body, even though it isn't a light beer, and is average in beer calories so its very easy to drink. I don't like how you get a choice of both bottles and cans. It kind made me skeptical at first since it was offered in a can but every Founders beer I had so far was good. The cost was decent at $18 for a 15 pack of cans. Bottom line if I want an IPA this will be my first choice.

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Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Lightly hazed goldenrod with a healthy sized off-white head that may have been a bit lackluster if not for such a vigorous pour. A few angel hair wisps of lace can be spotted at random down the glass. Spot on with my expectation.

S: Nose is definitely that of an IPA, albeit a little more reserved in intensity. Zesty citrus fruit is in abundance: juicy grapefruit and some orange rind. A honey-like malt sweetness is timid amongst the hops, but offers a shy promise of balance.

T: The flavor is brighter more expressive than the nose. The hop presence is far more dominant on the tongue with a medley of grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, and a perhaps a hint of apricot mingle with some more dank Earthy profiles—some pine resin and grassiness in the finish. The middle, however, is a perfectly reserved wave of honey grain sweetness from the malts. The flavors have balance, but this is definitely some hop worship.

M: As to be expected from a session ale, the mouthfeel is light and somewhat airy, with a crisp carbonation and a smooth finish.

O: I'm not the biggest fan of these "session IPAs" but Founders has brewed a tasty little beverage here. It's light enough to drink all day/night, but it packs enough flavor to keep the hopheads satisfied. This may not find its way into my fridge often, but it'll definitely find its way into my cooler at a BBQ.

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

Took this bad boy out to a Saturday BBQ recently, and was glad to do so. I wanted a beer with more taste than a domestic that I could really drink "all day" without ruining my Sunday. This beer did the trick. All Day is a true session that gives you a nice IPA taste, but to me it really comes off as "IPA lite" (which was great for the occasion). Not quite as much initial pungency as Lagunitas' DayTime, but pick your poison I guess. I had em' both on the same day. I'd probably give DayTime the nod if I had to choose, but that's really a matter of preference. I'm partial to a good hop kick in the mouth. Overall, All Day is perfect for what the name implies.

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Photo of cervezango
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As the label on the bottle tells us this this IPA is a session ale. It fills that role very well. It pours golden with a very fluffy two fingers on top. Smells really good, kinda sour like pickle juice, along with a mild hop scent.

this is the least bitter ipa ive had in a while. very good for novice beer drinkers that want to get into hoppy beers but can't pallet the high IBUs. this guys comes in at just 42 IBUs.

a little sour and a little hoppy, nothing amazing in the taste.

watery mouth feel, not great.

a good ipa session beer I would go for ranger from new belgium for a a better session ipa.

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

Glad to see this one as beer of the month at Pints in Elmhurst.

Served in standard shaker, the beer is a nice copper with a semi-clingy beige head.

Classic pine and caramel malt taste. Balanced and well put together. I like the citrus and pineapple that sneak in late.

The mouth is a trifle thin, but that is kind of expected for a session beer if this style.

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Photo of denver10
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a yellow tint and an off white head. Aroma provides a nice hit of some hop oils, citrus, and pine with a touch of toast as well. Flavor follows suit. A light, crisp, mouthfeel. Overall, hands down the best session IPA I have discovered and one of my favorite IPA's of any strength too. I have never been into session IPA's in the past, finding the label "hop water" generally quite accurate, but Founders found a way to not have make any sacrifices in the malt department to brew this beer. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of Trainors1
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good flavorful session beer. I find a lot of sessions to be bland and watered down. Good taste, good hoppy aroma. Pours a bright golden color with an above average head. A bit overcarbonated with a smoother finish. Wish I tried this one out of a bottle. Great beer for a long hot summer day.

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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 MKuryllo
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

All Day IPA means all day. Smooth drinking IPA great for summer day drinking and casual consumption. Not overly strong but enough flavor that you can always have another. Other IPA's have much stronger and deeper taste but also can't have too many. This is the IPA that can battle the light beers for tailgate supremacy.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 6,998 ratings.
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