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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 reebtaerG
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft poured into a 16oz pint glass at Rustico

A-Clear golden color with one finger white head. Decent lacing.

S-Nice fruity and citrus aroma with pineapple.

T-Taste is medium bitter with pineapple and citrus. Light on hops.

M-Medium body and average carbonation. Nice and hoppy aftertaste.

O-Overall this is really great and tasty IPA very light and the name suits it well.

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

12oz bottle into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Bottled 2 weeks ago.

Appearance: Fluffy 2 inch white head, slow dissipation. Not much lacing, but a nice glowing orange.

Smell: Piny and herbal with just a bit of citrus. Aroma burst when first poured is very impressive, but it gets toned down a bit quickly. Very nice overall.

Taste: Nice Simcoe-y weed flavor up front along with some bitter pine. Citrus only a highlight. No malt backbone, which is a flaw for me. I like the crisp, refreshing cleanliness of the flavor, but come on Founders: you guys make world class malt profiles in pale ales, give me some of that here.

Satisfying beer regardless. Delivers enough hop punch, though I suppose even that could be turned up. It gets about 80% of the way there to "All the flavor of an American IPA with less alcohol," both in terms of flavor and in terms of low alcohol. Whether the conceit of the beer succeeds or not, though, this is good hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, light-bodied. Spot on carbonation. It's maybe too light, but very nicely dry (the problem with the lightness is that you feel like there's a flavor punch coming, and you're left thinking, "where did it go?" Needs a bit more body to fight that in my opinion).

Overall: Good beer. Not outstanding by any means, but really nice, clean hop flavor in a perfect-for-hot-weather package. For the flavor, I'd like it to be even lower alcohol, but not every beer needs to be perfect.

I guess the syntax of most of my sentences in this review tells most of the story: I like the beer, but--you can't get far with praising (or criticizing) this beer without saying 'but'. Let me just say that I don't regret picking up an entire 6 pack and leave it at that.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange color, white medium head, and not very much head retention or lace. Smells great. Sweet light malt blanketed in various hoppy aromas. Dark mouth-watering citrus, pungent woody pine sap, green apples, leaves, candied lemon, and various floral notes. Taste has a lot of pine, spruce, almost minty flavors mixed with citrus rinds, all with brisk carbonation and steady bitterness throughout. Texture is smooth with a bit of dry graininess. Resiny...in a good IPA kind of way where it meshes well with the bitterness. I enjoy this IPA. This could be a sessionable IPA I suppose.

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Photo of CMUbrew
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Founders imperial pint glass
Bottled on 08/21/12

A: A small white head forms on the pour and soon fades. Body is a clear golden-orange and moderate carbonation can be seen within.

S: I think this is where All Day IPA shines the most. It has a nice piney aroma accented by citrus rind and tart grapefruit notes. Pretty nice.

T: The flavor does not quite deliver what the nose promised. The flavor profile about matches what I smelled, but in a toned down way. Lots of tongue smacking is required to draw out those mellow hop flavors. I think this is partly because of the "All Day" aspect of this beer. With toned-down hop flavor, you can drink more of it quite easily. The low 42 IBUs also help with sessionability, but that is just not nearly enough bitterness for my tastes.

M: This beer has a nice body to it, with appropriate carbonation and feel. Finish feels solid also.

O: While not measuring up in the flavor department for someone that really loves hops, I think this could be an excellent starting point for someone trying to get into the style. I also think Founders accomplished their goal of creating a beer to fit in the emerging sub-style of session IPA. They nailed what they were going for, but it just wasn't enough to blow me away.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a small white foamy head.

Im getting piney and floral hop aroma.

Taste: mild bitterness up front, piney flavor follows, a bit of citrus as well but very minor. A little over carbonated for my personal taste.

A good low ABV beer with a solid hop presence.

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Photo of John1985
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium gold color with an inch head. Aroma has some light citrus, taste is mainly hops but still decently balanced. Light bodied, pleasing after taste. The perfect weekday beer and a good change up from a pilsner as a lighter option.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review taken spring 2013

12 oz brown stubby bottle with a classic looking label. Poured into a founders pint glass.

A - clear golden body with bright orange highlights. A little better than average white head that did leave a pretty good ring of lace and nice stick.

S - wow a nice hop forward aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, fresh grass, and pine hop whiffs with a small grainy and light malt filler.

T - a lot like the nose, but softer and not as pronounced. Citrus, grapefruit, pine and green grass. Caramel malt and grain balances a semi bitter finish of hop spice.

M - I wouldn't call it thin, but it doesn't have the Founders thickness I love. Lighter side of medium in the body. A refreshing and sessionable ipa.

O - I'm torn with this one. I want to like it bc its created by one of my favorite breweries, but I just don't session beer. If I drink a brew its with a meal or during my down time. It'd be great on a hot summer day or for those looking to session a hop forward brew. It definitely has some qualities and accomplished what they were going for with this ipa. Also may be something for people to use as a good introduction to hops. It has a place in the craft beer world, I'm just not sure itll find its way into my rotation that often.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, bright yellow/orange with a small white head and spotty lacing.

Juicy citrus, orange, hints of lemon and mint, light and hop forward.

Less citrus than nose, lemon, seltzer, grass, some biscuit.

Exceptionally clean, light, some bitterness in the aftertaste.

This would be a pretty good pale ale but it doesn't hold up in the IPA category. All Day IPA does a good job of filling its niche as a light sessionable beer for outdoor activity.

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Photo of Bone53
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Smell: A ton of toasted malts with a hint of citrus

Taste: As with the aroma, I get a lot of toasted malt, but the hops shine a little more in the flavor

Mouthfeel; Full body for the abv, but light for the style, as I was expecting. Crisp and refreshing with slight bitterness

Overall: Ill be the first to admit that I don't get the "session IPA" style. Isn't that what a pale ale is? Anyways, I appreciate that they can pull bold flavors with as little abv as my PBR. But I'd rather have a few regular IPAs or IIPAs with more flavor than a bunch of these, especially for the price. I will consider buying this again if I really do need to drink a low abv without sacrificing flavor. As far as All Day vs. Go To goes, I was blown away with Go To compared to this. More bright fruit flavor and less malt. The date was rubbed off on this bottle, so I will have to reevaluate a confirmed fresh one.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on Dec 26. Hm old for an IPA.

Pours like Two-Hearted. Deep goldenrod with initially fizzy carbonation. eveneutally leaves no head with a steady stream of bubbles coming from the bottom.

Smells like Two-Hearted. Honestly, it really does. Very sticky sugary sweet honey malt come at you straight away. I get more fresh hops, West Coast citric hops, and slightly dank smells. Like odd offspring of Two-Hearted and Sucks.

It feels and tastes like Two-Hearted and Sucks. The main difference is the body. Its light. Very light. Slick on the tongue, and this thing is all aroma, like Zombie Dust. Initially, the dank hops flash across the tongue, but they fade in a moment's notice. Its built to session, and comes through sessionable.

In terms of IPAs, its rather lackluster (actually more like terrible), but in terms of APAs, its actually pretty good. Im thinking we need a category change on this one. The balance is the difference.

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Photo of eepound2
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a can. Color is a nice see through copper/orange. Pretty decent head on this pour not too foamy.

Smell is good, fruity with some hop aroma. Taste is also good, not outstanding but a nice balance with some definite citrus flavors. Overall, this beer is pretty good and I'll give it a try again.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear and golden, slim white head.

Aroma: Nothing but citrus and pine, lemon, lime, a splash of grapefruit. Lively stuff.

Taste: Handy hop bitterness bless the tongue…now, wait, blazes the tongue. Body is lightish to medium-y,..naw, screw it, let's stick to light… malt is crisp and toasty, biscuity. Super-easy drinking. And fairly tasty.

42 IBU. 4.7% ABV.

So, what makes this a "Session IPA", and not an over-hopped

American Pale Ale?

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 05/31/14

Appearance - Pours clear with a golden orange hue and a white head that peaks at a half finger's worth of height. Sub-par retention leads to a broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is small and spotty with decent stick.

Smell - Bright citrus and some bready sweetness. Light peppery spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright citrus notes in the form of orange and hints of lemon. Light black pepper spice bite. Hints of pine. Finishes lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Super smooth delivery and finish.

Overall - A good session IPA, but does little to stand out from the rest of the pack. All seem to have bright citrus notes and not much else. If you're a West Coaster that can't get this, try Stone or Lagunitas Session IPAs to get a good sense for this one.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Gulden Draak tulip

A- pours a transparent light orange with a one finger white head. Fades pretty fast, leaves a nice white film on the beer

S- holy cat pee. Must be a decent bit of simcoe in this one.

T- starts off with some citrus, finish is sightly bitter. Not a lot of extreme flavors with this one, but I wasn't really expecting any

M- body is pretty light, especially for an IPA. Solid

O- easy drinking beer, but not something I'd drink by the gallon at the price point. You can get better IPAs for less money, and that unfortunately puts a hole in the whole sessionable aspect of this

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Photo of finstadp
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The All Day IPA by Founders Brewing Company is a great American Style IPA. This beer has an clear, amber appearance. The smell is very hops and wheat flavored. The mouthfeel is very light and "moorish". The flavor was also very light and hop flavored. This was a great craft beer.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crisp golden yellow with light to medium carbonation and a pale head of foam.

Wow, I was expecting a nose full of hop resins, but was pleasantly greeted by notes of crackers, caramel, and a faint hint of hops somewhere in this.

Okay, now the hops are making themselves a little more obvious, but the bready malt backbone is quite firm and not letting the hops go crazy, which isn't a bad thing.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied, crisp, but the malt profile gives this a smoother feel than most "sessionable" IPAs.

Overall, 'tis a good brew, but I've got a feeling this should've been marketed as an APA.

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

A: Washed out dirty orange shows a translucent quality with a micro-shower of effervesce. The head was milky, dirty white, thin and whispy and not withstanding long. No legs on the vessel.

S: Freshly sliced grapefruit, pulp, sweet toasty grains. What i like most is the freshness, juicy, and wet and not dry hopped.

T: Toasty backing, meets grapefruit, easy ibus, though appreciable. Slight citrus dryness, soft flowery mixing with some wet juicy lemons and toasted grains. Finishes toasty dry.

M: Some crispness, dry toasty flowery citrus, sliding off the tongue rather easily. Little hop backlash making for a smooth exit.

O: Serves its purpose well, an multiple session ipa with an easy malting and respectable smooth hopping. Probably makes good for a warm summer treat, though equally as nice as a fall beer. Solid B offering, wet upfront, toasty dry finish.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours rich amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows passionfruit, lychee, spicy hops, soft grassy notes and clean sweet malt.
Less fruit as flavours, more focusing on spicy hops and pine. Very clean, very little malt.
Body feels a little watery.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops is quite nice and refreshing. Taste is also dominated by clean crisp citrus notes with nice floral undertones. Malt is present with a fuller body then I was expecting considering the ABV. Nice refreshing hoppy IPA with low ABV – there should be more of those out there.

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

Lets be real here: All Day is like Denny's if you know what you're doing. You can't be getting a Steak or a hamburger at Denny's thinking that you are going to get the best, or something good. When Raul hits that food bank, it's a simple little omelette, maybe some toast, and he is out and content just like that. And All Day IPA is just like that; understand it for its session-able qualities, and just like Denny's when you do it right, you will enjoy it.

Try it, my children.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Founders All Day IPA pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces nicely.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus, a little pine, light malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Citrus, lemon, a little orange, tropical fruit, floral, maybe a bit grassy, pine, light crackery malt, and just a bit of sweetness. Can feel a bit thin on the finish, but not bad.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid session IPA.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden copper with some cloudiness, 2 fingers of off white head and some pinhead chunks of lacing. Very little carbonation.

S: Pine, floral, citrus, orange, red chilies, onion, black pepper.

T: Citrus, orange, orange peel, white grapefruit, pine needles, candied orange in the aftertaste though its not a sweet beer. There is a light amount of sweetness, and a good amount of white grapefruit bitterness that lingers on the palate.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. Quite dry.

O: I get it, they are going for a lower alcohol beer, but 4.7% is considered too high to be in the alcohol free category, so its considered an American IPA. Its got all the flavor of an ipa, but in this category where its not the best beer, but still solid. So it feels like a compromise in my opinion, and I would consider it a regular beer as far as alcohol. Nice to have the excuse of having it in the day though, so I’ll buy that.

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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 Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


LOOK: Deep golden bordering on copper color, fine clarity, head dies down quickly but that may be the humid and hot weather.

SMELL: Herbal, citrus, pine, cat pee, hops.

TASTE: More herbal citrus, with a decent hop bite and medium to intense bitterness. Pine. Leafy, earthy, hoppy. Malt body does just enough to balance, pale malts and possibly caramunich or caramel.

FEEL: Lighter bodied for a ipa, small bite, good carbonation.

OVERALL: All day baby. All day. Solid IPA, always welcome ontap or the fridge. Would pair nicely with a spicy curry or some Mexican food.

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Photo of Duhast500
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

The color is a orange/gold with a finger or two of foamy white head with a little thin lacing left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy pine at first. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that does have a presence here in the nose. There is some nice flowery grass aroma here that is quite pleasant.

The taste is bit different with some bitterness charging forward giving a slight resin flavor that is a little off putting. The is a touch of grapefruit and pine flavor there before going into a malt flavor that barely has a chance to get used to before the bitterness returns pop at the end.

The feel of the beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkable feel to it. There is lighter carbonation on this beer and the low ABV helps bring the flavor without bringing the intoxication.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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