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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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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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882
Ratings:
6,751
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.22%
 
 
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Photo of RobbDogg
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DRINKABLE. A great summer beer. Lower alcohol and a crisp refreshing feel make for an IPA that can be grabbed one after another from a cooler. Pine, fruit hops, grapefruit and a hint of strawberry, and just a touch of a bitter aftertaste remind you that you are drinking an IPA. Get this for your summer BBQ. Everyone should be happy.

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Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium golden with peach hues and a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer, leaving modest lacing.

Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass form the initial aroma. Dank cannabis and onion surface later, accompanying slight caramel sweetness.

Flavor follows suit, with grapefruit underlying the entire profile, tart at first, then pithy at the slightly bitter finish. Onion, pine, and resin mingle with bready malt to form the backbone. There's a toasted character at the finish. It's a little lacking in malt flavor, giving a slightly watery perception.

Body is moderate to slightly light, with carbonation a touch on the high side, slight astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Very good hop character in both flavor and aroma. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Possibly a little too complex to truly be an all day drinking beer for me, but I enjoyed the flavoring and aroma hop profiles. A little more malt character, and it'd be excellent.

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Photo of bound4er
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Light copper to dark straw appearance with a white head of about 2 fingers that breaks moderately fast to a covering skim.

S. Piney - resinous - herbal type hops with some biscuit malt poking through. Pretty nice.

T. Somewhat simple but offers enough flavor to keep things interesting. Light hop citrus and pine bitterness followed with bready malt that runs into a clean, nicely bitter finish. Invites you back quickly for another sip.

M. Lighter bodied with good carbonation. This stuff is made to slide down quickly.

O. A great summer beer that won't fatigue the palate or knock you on your ass if you have more than 4+ in a session. My only beef, which has been expressed by others, is that this beer strains hard to be considered an IPA. I guess it really doesn't matter, it's a nice effort from Founders nonetheless.

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

12oz, somewhat squat bottle, jumping on (or initiating, I have no freaking clue) the trend of dumbing down the booze in yer typical IPA. Kudos to Phyl21ca for the extra.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly puffy, subtly foamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying arched lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of a certain sassy grapefruit and orange citrus astringency, a slight grocery store melon character, understated grainy, somewhat caramel-tinged malt, and a bit of piney floral hops. The taste is musty, clammy caramel malt, a heady pine-tinged green flora hoppiness, tame earthy yeast notes, and some weirdly persistent melon fruitiness.

The bubbles are pretty well understated, and yet duly supportive, the body medium-light in weight, and rather plain in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the tropical fruitiness sort of outpacing the bitterness in the end.

Another so-so delving into the world of hamstrung IPAs, all under the guise of sessionability. Why can't the alcohol be reduced, without sacrificing the sassy, isolated bitterness? This trend seems worthy of investigation, at the very least as a corrective construct.

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

12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Clear copper with a rich bright-white head. Robust sticky lace drenches the sides of the glass. Smells grassy and bitter with herbal notes and touch of pine and sweet tropical fruit that stick to the breadiness of the malt. The taste is grassy herbal character with a rind-like bitterness and some light resins. Herbal character gets more tea-like as this warms. A well balancing sweetness on the edges comes courtesy of the malt and the additional fruit notes of the hops. The mouthfeel has a medium bodied firm creaminess to it that flows rather easily across the palate. This was nice, with an easy drinking nature yet still packed in some full hoppy flavors. Quite quenching and sessionable overall.

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

Pours a lightly hazy tangerine color with a white head that falls to a ring. Some sparse lace left behind.

Aroma is nice and bright hops fruity with normal grapefruit kick and some pine mingled into the ripe fruit notes.A light malt sweetness under neath all the hops.

Taste follows the nose good dose of hops fruity with grapefruit bitterness sprinkled with sparse pine needles. Crisp clean refreshing brew nice hop bite on a lightly sweet malt base. Light enough that it would make a good lawn mower brew.

Mouthfeel goes with the taste light and crisp good lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall not a mind blowing IPA but low abv so easy drinking allowing to have a few and be safe.

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

Tasted in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle on August 11, 2015. Look is clear gold, small to medium head and little to no lacing. Smell is very subtle hints of citrus, hops, grass and pine. Taste is also subtle and reflects the nose. Feel is light and clean.

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

A - pours a slightly hazy light orange. Minimal head. No lace. No bubbles.

S - dank pine/onion, light citrus and soft caramel malt.

T - light citrus, soft caramel malt with a touch of sweetness.

M - light body. Low-medium bitterness.

O - enjoyed it as a light, citrusy pale ale. Not quite bitter enough to be called an IPA, but whatever. Easy drinking and tasty.

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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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Photo of NaziBeerHunter
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I keep seeing the 15 pack of cans in my local liquor store for $20, and it always impresses me. It's got some really nice citrus notes, and it's easy to drink, especially during the summer. Great bang for your buck beer, and I love drinking it.

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

On tap at City Tap House. Glad to see this listed as a session, as it was fairly light on the palate. So for the style, it was right in the wheelhouse, on look, aroma and taste Full bodied and full flavored, a benchmark for the style.e.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Golden, light amber, honey colored with a one inch/white fizzy head.

Aroma- Mainly citrus/floral notes with some pine.

Taste- First sip reveals big citrus flavors as the nose suggested, but not much else. A little bit of grapefruit and decent amount of caramel malt. Slight bitterness punch that fades very quickly.

Feel- Pretty thin, slightly watery, but enough malt to give this enough body and texture. Flavor get slightly drier as it warms, which increases bitterness and decreases enjoyment, so drink it sooner rather than later.

Overall- First time I had this it was way too dry and just lacked flavor to me, but after revisiting this since last summer this tastes much better to me. One dimensional with the citrus, but it works and makes for a great session ipa. I can't put this in the 4 range because it simply lacks the flavor and depth of other regular ipa's that Ive had. That being said this is going on my go-to summer list, and with a 15 pack/12 pack price setup this will be hard to not repurchase again and again. (88/100)

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

L - pours golden orange body. Small white head dissipates quickly.
S - fruity and hoppy
T - fruity with slight hoppy bitter after taste
F - smooth with hint of carbonation at the end to give it a kick
O - I'm new to ipa's but this is the best I've had so far.

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Photo of Roby923
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very "sessionable". A decent mix of hops and malts. It does have a watered down taste to get to the 4.7% Abv, a taste some other session ales are able to combat. It's exactly as described, an ipa to drink "all day".

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Murphy's in Sunnyside, NY. Drank 10.3.14.

This is my first foray into the Session IPA style, and the following review should reflect that. I recognize that the style it meant to be a lighter, lower ABV, more drinkable IPA... so lets see what we've got.

A: Pours a very light, clear amber, leaning heavily towards golden coloring, capped with one and half fingers of fluffy pure white head. The head is slow settling, and retains its fluff until its gone. Visually it struck me as a tame pale ale with a perkier head.

S: Complete and total surprise. Would not have thought that a 4.7% ABV IPA could pack this kind of aroma. Lots of hops, grapefruit, tart tangerine, apricot, pineapple. Tart and juicy with very little malt. Not as complex, or rich as bigger hop bomb beers, but given the desired nature of this beer it is quite impressive.

T: And now I understand the style. The taste just can't keep up with the aroma. Yes, you get the bright hops, subtle caramel from the malt, and an acidic tinge of citrus... but its all very... light. And after following up on the style, that seems to be the point.

M: Light, dry, lots of carbonation bouncing all over the tongue. Absolutely effortless to drink. I was quickly finding myself needing another just minutes after sitting down.

O: Centennial Light. The "lets do some day drinking" beer for the IPA fan. Would I drink it again? Sure. Will I ever set out to drink it again? Nope. I would rather just get a case of Centennial and pace myself.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter 9/4/2014. Have had this multiple times, not sure why I never got around to reviewing this.

A- Slightly hazy medium golden body, one finger white head with good retention time and plenty of rings of lacing. [3.75]

S- A slight touch of grainy malt, plenty of piney, leafy and a bit of citrus hop aromas though. For the most part this is pretty dang hoppy, with as little malt as they can get away with. [3.75]

F- Pine, resin, a bit of grapefruit, tangerines and a little bit of caramel. This is noticeably light on the malt backbone, which is of course the whole point behind this beer. Plenty of hops to be found here. [3.75]

M- Medium in body, not noticeably thinner than any other standard IPAs. This is Founders' biggest achievement here, to be honest- a 4.7% IPA that isn't thin at all with plenty of hop aromas. [4]

O- One of the better session IPAs out there; this is very good with plenty of hops for the hophead that can be consumed in as large quantities as you want at its 4.7% ABV. [4]

Final score: 3.825

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Photo of chetripley
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in the bottle purchased at Binny's (Des Plaines) craft your own six pack.

Was interested in this one, since it was brewed in the Midwest, plus the picture on the label is of a jeep with a canoe on top heading to the lake was a familiar sight to me growing up. The name is fun too, and why not introduce a lower alcohol version of an IPA?

I am glad to have tasted this one, because it helps to define the American IPA label and really show how vast the choices can be under it. In other words, it doesn't have to be a blowout in bitterness or a slow drinker to be enjoyed.

The taste, while subdued, is piney, with a bitter edge that is not really strong but is definitely present. It finishes clean and refreshing, and doesn't weigh you down.

I welcome that balance. Good job, Founders.

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Photo of admiral
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the beer aims for: a session beer with a nice IPA flavour that keeps you coming back for more

aroma: floral, spice, grapefruit and citrus predominate

taste: floral, spice, grapefruit, citrus and pine with malt to balance it out

nothing outstanding but it's goal is for sessionability with quality taste and lowish alcohol content - which it has achieved outstandingly, hence the 4 for overall

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Photo of dtivp
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale amber gold with a very thin white head which disappeared very quickly with little or no lacing.

Aroma of citrus, floral hops and hints of pine. Very refreshing to the nose.

Taste follows the nose with grapefruit, pine, hops and balanced with a slight sweetness of tropical fruits.

Mouth Feel was light body with moderate carbonation, very crisp leaving a very slight bitter after taste.

Overall this is a very nice refreshing IPA, to be enjoyed on a nice relaxing sunny, warm day.

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Photo of mpedara429
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very clear burnished gold color. Less than a finger of head and little lacing even after a vigorous pour.

S: Resiny pine and apricots along a caramel malt backbone.

T: Same as the smell with some earthy/grassiness thrown in the mix too. The malt backbone isn't so present in the taste.

M: Light body with light carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing.

O: A great "light" IPA. Great flavor with a nice light, session feel. My only question is why release it late winter and not late spring into summer? This would be much better suited for outdoor, warmer weather.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow color with a multiple finger head that leaves some lacing. Subtle aroma of hops and citrus, but nothing particularly jumping out at the nose. Taste is a pronounced version of aroma. Balanced body of citrus and hops with a decent kick from the hops at the end to remind you it is an IPA. Very smooth body that has a slightly bitter aftertaste as the beer gets warmer. Light body with medium carbonation and no alcohol aftertaste.
It was the only craft beer at a wedding and it was very good. Nice and balanced and quaffable. It's drinkable year round and was pretty good on a summer day.

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Photo of Gmann
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear straw color with some toasted highlights. The head is quite small and settles into small ring.

The aroma is very juicy with grapefruit notes coming through fairly strong. Perhaps a touch of grass but the aroma is quite floral.

The taste is light. Not much from the malt other than some cereal sweetness. The beer has a nice grapefruit hop flavor, not overpowering but flavorful. The flavors are straightforward and light but has a nice hop profile.

The feel is light but not watery with fizzy carbonation. The beer drinks extremely easy, no bold flavors or bitterness gets in the way.

A very flavorful light brew. Good hop flavor. I could drink these all day like the name suggests.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear golden color with a small white head, reducing to just a skimming layer, short lasting lace

S- citrus hops with an earthy & herbal undertone, fresh cut grass with some dank hemp seed

T- sweet and malty up front with some graininess, notes of lemon-grass, the hops aren't really noticeable until the finish, lemony and pine, dry & slightly bitter finish

M- light-med body with low carbonation and foamy mouthfeel, clean and smooth finish, easily drinkable

O- pretty good flavor for the low ABV, not as much bitterness as a typical IPA, but it could easily be a session beer. For a hit summer day, this would be a fine choice

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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