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Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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 FLima
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a relatively thin head.
Lots of peaches in the aroma.
Sweet malty flavor with a good deal of earthy, pine and citric hops. Hints of apricot and guaraná soda.
Very dry, even astringent, and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation but with an effervescent sensation.
Quite flavorful IPA, its name probably refers to the relatively low alcohol content while its drinkability is regular for an 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 BKRaiderAce
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The light heavyweight champion of the world, your Session IPA champ - All Day IPA. A gorgeous pour and blast of hop aroma prelude a poundable session IPA that has defined a genre.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $2.59
Purchased: May 15, 2014
Consumed: May 15, 2014
Misc.: Bottled March 21, 2014

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head that dissipated in a short while. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Below average foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal-to-below average retention.

Smelled sharp grapefruit, citrus hops, grapefruit rind, floral hops, tropical hops, bitter spices and tangerine. Yummy.

Tasted not quite as potent as the smell. Got sharp grapefruit, grapefruit juice, grapefruit rind and grapefruit with sugar. Grapefruit I tell you! Also floral hops, citrus hops, tropical notes and orange rind.

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Refreshing, slightly bitter finish.

Arguably the best session IPA I’ve ever had (know that there are probably five). Really good.

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Photo of H0pHed
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yes, definitely grapefruit smell and taste. The hops punch your tastebuds around. A little loud but its what you expect from an IPA. Nice mouthfeel. Overall not bad at all.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear orange-gold color with a two fingers of bright white head. Nice amount of lacing left behind.

Bright hoppy aroma of grapefruit and fresh-cut grass with a whiff of yellow onion.

This one packs a lot of flavor considering the 4.7% abv. Like the aroma I found grapefruit, fresh-cut grass and again, that onion factor.

Medium bodied and crisp with a sharper carbonation.

This one exceeded all expectations for a lower abv beer...but the onion notes keep me from rating it higher.

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Photo of Local390
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Beer Orlando.
Look - golden Amber with a nice frothy head.
Smell - nice floral hops, not strong and the smell lets you know immediately that this is a session ale, no big bold statements but very pleasant.
Taste - crisp, refreshing and a nice balance of malt and hops, nice medium bitterness on the back, just enough to remind you that this is an IPA.
Feel - nice refreshing carbonation, good light feel and could almost be 'watery' if compared to full IPA's but on its own it stands pretty well.
Overall - a classic session IPA which is easy to drink and you really could have a good session on this, I could go back to this often enough.

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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 JoEBoBpr
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mason jar from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a nice clear golden color with some slight copper hints. There is a nice half inch head that forms that is white and pretty dense. Nice sticky lacing as the head recedes.

Aroma of citrus hops with some nice grapefruit notes. Sweet juicy hops are present. The hops are pungent and very mouthwatering. Then there is a nice earthy grain a biscuity malt bread to the aroma. Some slight malt sweetness balanced very well by the clean hop notes.

The flavor starts off with nice citrus hop notes, similar to the nose. The citrus notes are very crisp and clean with light grapefruit and some tangerine. There is some bready biscuity taste that follows the nice hoppy notes. Very drinkable and approachable. Balanced and refreshing.

This is a good brew. Low ABV with tons of flavor.

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Photo of Beric
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one fell through the cracks back when I had it, so this is from memory.
Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Enjoyed: Sometime July 2013

Appearance: Looks like an IPA, though the head does not stick around as long. Good amber color to it. Crystal clear. Looks very carbonated.

Smell: Not as huge of a hop-forward smell as some other "American IPAs", but then again, this one isn't like most others.

Taste: Keeping in mind that this is supposed to be a low ABV IPA, and thus isn't quite as big or complex as other beers of its same style, this one is great. As a session beer, this one is loaded with complex flavor, with a good, sweet malt backbone dominated by substantial hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Compared to other IPAs, if memory serves me well, this one was very effervescent. Not to say that it was not refreshing as a result, but it seemed slightly overcarbonated to me.

Overall: Since this is intended as a session beer, I think Founders crafted another masterpiece here. I could drink this one all day and still get a good hop fix without descending too far down the inebriated rabbit hole. Great that it's offered in cans too, as this could be a quintessential tailgate beer for craft beer nerds.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottle dating has this about one month old.

A: A medium golden color with some orange tints to it. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Tropical fruits and citrus, some bread and grass notes.

T: Lots of fruit up front with tropical and citrus notes. Mango, pineapple, some tangerine and fresh cut grass. Some slight bready sweetness sits there, but ever so slightly. This beer really has very little malt and very little body to it. Finish is crisp and clean with some bitterness but not overly so. I was getting a funky taste at the end that was a bit off putting, almost a metallic type taste.

M: Thin, crispy, lack of malt makes it very light.

O: A good session brew, but the lack of body and malt leaves it very one dimensional. For a session beer it's good, but for an IPA it lacks.

A solid beer but far from spectacular.

Edit: Upping my ratings after having a bunch of other session IPAs. I have truly started to appreciate this beer for what it is, a flavorful easy drinking "All Day" IPA. Solid beer that will be in my summer rotation from now on.....love the 15 pack of cans too.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Dating noted under neck label, though it is smudged.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, golden body with an inch (or more) head of agreeable, white foam.

Smell: Fragrantly hoppy nose, as one would expect, with notes of plump citrus fruits, florals, and a grassy, earthy tone where somebody cut the grass and ran down some wild onions in the yard. Very modest, restrained, lightly bready malts underneath.

Taste: Mildly malt, just a bit of breadiness and sweetish hint of cookie until the accumulating hop bitterness shoves it off the stage. Invitingly hoppy, with a floral, earthy, citrusly fruity character and more than ample bitterness. Maybe a hint of wild ramp. Juicy, bitterish, light-on-the-tongue finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Brightly hoppy with a bitterness that was dominating but not overbearing or disagreeable.

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Photo of spark3148857
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AP: pours a golden yellow with great clarity, eggshell white head.

AR: Grassy and earthy with slight citrus notes.

TS: Very balanced, lightly bodied, freshly cut grass, lemon.

MF: Decent mouthfeel, above average carbonation.

OV: A good example of the style, packing the great flavors of a Founders IPA into a sessionable beer.

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

Modest starting head which initially leaves some stringy lace on the glass. The color is amber with a light haze.

Strong grapefruit rind aroma. A little light on the malt nose.

The flavor matches the aroma--it's more citrus rind than malty, but there is some sweetness that is quite subtle. Full bodied but the carbonation is elevated as well.

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

Tan with orange tinges, pretty clear, good head and lace.

Aroma is very nice, plenty hoppy and inviting, more than you'd expect from anything with "session" in the name. Same goes for the taste, it's plenty IPA-like, while being superbly drinkable, even almost summertime lawnmower drinkable. "Refreshing" isn't an IPA type of term very often, but this time it just about fits.

Definitely recommended.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from can into small nonic pint glass.

Look : Medium shaded golden body with 90% transparency. The head pours large at first and then settles to a small ring. Lacing is sparse but left behind nonetheless.

Smell : Lots of fresh cantaloupe right out front, followed by honeydew, mango, grape, watermelon, and some vinous resiny hop oil. Some aging can also be nosed. Loud bouquet from the word go.

Taste : Hop oil out front, followed by rinds of cantaloupe and honeydew. Faint pine, and a punch of resin. Buzzing tropical notes fade out the finish.

(Important Note ... If you drink this straight out of the can, you will get more pine than fruit, so if that's your thing, don't pour this beer and drink it from the can instead.)

Feel : Light bodied, a slight oiliness from the hop, and a taut creaminess from the malts. It ends dry.

Overall : This isn't the most sessionable IPA I've had, but it's more flavorful and it seems hard to strike that perfect balance. In a session IPA, this is more flavorful, less quaffable. On the pendulum swing it's closer to a typical IPA, probably 60/40 IPA/Session IPA. Still a good beer regardless.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: light orange with a slight haze. Good sized white head that quickly dissapates.

S: Light grapefruit smell, other citrus.

T: Definite grapefruit up front. In the middle a hint of malts. Finishes nicely.

M: Light body. Carbonation seems heavy at first but definitely middle of the road when you drink.

O: Good light IPA. Good citrus taste without the sweetness. Nice finish. Perhaps a bit on the light side but this makes a very nice summer drink.

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Photo of Gosox8787
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. chilled stubby bottle poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to Centennial for tossing a bottle my way.

Appearance: Light orange and clear in color. Pours a one finger, fizzy head with pretty good retention. A really nice lacing.

Aroma: A touch of grapefruit and citrus zest stand out. The hop character really isn't big and in your face and definitely is firmly on the lighter side. A touch of grassy character in the nose as well.

Taste: Light grapefruit and tangerine juice upfront. Really refreshing and easy to drink. A touch of earthy character and a slight grassy tone. Not too bitter at all.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied with average carbonation. Really easy to drink.

Overall, a really solid take on a session IPA from Founders. Packs a really nice amount of flavor for the ABV and some really nice hop notes. Nothing too outstanding, but I will certainly look for this again in the summer.

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

massive thanks to bierenutz for this excellent extra. bottled 12/26/2011 - 11 days old...i hear ipas fall off after hour 23, but i'll take my chances with 11 days! woo hoo!

a - opened the bottle and filled my blue point snifter. poured straw yellow that settled into the glass as a yellow orange with a full finger of white frothy classic ipa head. lacing was chunky and clingy. has a pale ale look to it, subtle visible carbonation swam to the surface.

s - nice sweaty hops, but not too intense. the odor makes me expect a bit of a bitter bomb. again, seems like it would be a hoppy pale ale as opposed to an ipa, but i guess that's what these huge hop bombs that pass off as ipas these days have done to my perception of an ipa. then again, this is almost a session beer whereas most ipas these days have more strength.

t - nice. some sweetness with the hops and finishes pretty bitter. nice classic ipa...good, not crazy.

m - light and easy drinking. some bitterness.

o - overall a nice ipa, nothing earth shattering. glad i got to try it extremely fresh. i do get founders locally, not sure if this one will come to town, but i imagine so. i'd definitely reach for this one if i was looking for an ipa to drink all day (as advertised), but would definitely take double trouble over this one in a heart beat.

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a light orange-yellow with a 1/2 finger head that slowly dissipates
S: Has a nice hoppy bite, pine and grapefruit, along with fresh light grain
T: Matches the mouth- hoppy with floral notes and light malt. Surprisingly long finish.
M: Light-bodied & crisp
O: Easy to drink, low abv yet packed with flavor make this a winner. I only bought one bottle to try it but will definitely be getting more.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with little to no head and minimal lace. Nice sweet aroma of malts, fruity esters, honey, bananas and vanilla. Hop heavy taste with strong citric bite. Strong carbonation and lighter bodied than your typical ipa. Very drinkable, in fact, I drank it quite fast. As the name implies, a session ipa and a decent one at that.

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Photo of korguy123
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery

A- Clear golden pour with a finger of white head. Lacing is great.

S- Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and mandarin oranges. Can't believe how hop forward it is without being overly strong.

T- Grapefruit, mandarin, mango and strawberry. Just wonderful all around.

M- Light and refreshing, great carbonation, exactly what you need in a ipa.

O- How do you make a hop bomb without killing your tastebuds? I don't know but Founders does.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. Pours a translucent orange-copper with a loose, 1/8th inch off-white head that quickly dissipates into a tight band around the shoulders and a soapy/oily dollop across the center; no lacing. Nose expresses floral and citrusy notes as well as faint tropical fruit esters and a hint of earth and spice. Taste is considerably more watered down - some citrus notes are still present; however, the earthy/herbal bitterness dominates the flavor profile, hiding many of the nuances expressed in the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an assertive, slightly prickly carbonation and a pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. Overall, pretty good, but closer to a hoppy APA than an American IPA (perhaps just semantics). That said, enjoyable, but there are other beers in the same ballpark that I would go to before this one again.

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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 Sheppard
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden, smells of berries. There is a dry bitterness from the get go, but it finishes with some welcome earthy-ness. This is one of those tastes good enough but not thinking too much about it kind of beers. It is exactly what it was made to be.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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