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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 Cnote_crafty_1
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Founders All Day IPA
Look: straw, or golden color with tons of carbonation and a large off white fluffy head. I noticed there was not alot of lacing. In fact not much at all. That is kind of odd for an IPA.
Nose: Citrusy hops, lighter malts, grassy
Taste: Kind of the same as the smell. The hops are there and you can tell they are somewhat citrusy, but it is pretty light in flavor. I have had it on tap and it tasted better. This was out of the bottle. The aftertaste is the same as some of the IPA's, but it is just so much weaker and less bitter. If you wanna sit there and sip beers this is the one for you. Maybe good for someone transitioning from lagers to pale ales. It tastes more like a regular pale ale.
Mouth feel: very light, crisp, thin and refreshing.
Overall: It is more like a regular pale ale than an IPA and would be good if you can't hang with the strong hops bitterness of the real IPA's.

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Photo of Gatch
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 2/25/13

A: Clear, golden-yellow in color with a fizzy, white head. Builds and fades quickly. No lace or retention.

S: Piney, grassy, resiny hops.

T: Fresh, vibrant, sticky hops with a hint of sweet malt in the finish. Such a tasty, easy-drinking, perfect-with-food kinda beer.

M: Never too hoppy where it's cloying or dry. The carbonation is spot-on. Great stuff.

O: I'm giving this high marks overall because it's such an awesomely drinkable beer and perfect for satisfying hop cravings without the ABV punch of many other IPAs & IIPAs.

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Photo of lucasra1
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an all around great beer. For the low alcohol content, this beer packs a lot of citrus hop notes and hoppy taste that's just bitter enough to remind you that it's an IPA.

Great carbonation, lending to its drinkability.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the hookup Eric

The beer pours a dark amber with wispy white head. Lots of fluff without lacing and a very slight haziness. The nose reveals dank citrusy hops; an aroma that screams this beer will be delicious. Tasting this beer doesn't disappoint with heavy hops and malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is a little watery making this beer drinkable, but a little lacking. The head leaves a thin blanketing throughout drinking. Overall I think this beer is long overdue and it shouldn't be such a novelty to have a drinkable, low abv IPA!

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Photo of scootny
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely clear golden amber. Nice head and goodly lacing.
Smell is dank and earthy. Lots of hops of the English earth. Some light citrus. Bready malt. Taste is perfect. Dry hoppy ale that is crisp while having a satisfying punch. Support dry finish with lots of hop oil lingering. Feel is as I said crisp with nice mildly effervescent carbonation. A perfect American expression of a mild ale.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was informed by the barkeep that this is a corn-based ale brewed with a nice hit of Citra hops.

A: Endurance takes on the color of good bourbon, with a golden-straw hue. Head retention is minimal, and lacing is moderate. clarity is impressive.

S: pineapple, mango, grapefruit all are suggested in the hop-forward bouquet. Very delightful.

T: dry, but with a touch of corny sweetness, endurance boasts all of the flavors hinted at in the bouquet.

M: light, crisp, and clean at the end. A session brew to rule them all.

D: a job well done on a very different brew. I know corn has a bad rep, but this is fantastic. Definitely worth a shot if you are in town.

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Photo of chromemittenman
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack at the Corner Market in Spring Lake....along with a few other mix and match Founders singles, Imperial Stout and Double Trouble...

Bottled on February 2nd according to the label.

Pours a rich golden color with a slight orange hue to it.

Nice hop aroma , some citrus aroma as well mixed in with the hops.

At 4.7% being a session ale, this has to be the most drinkable beer I've ever had in the craft beer world. This summer and fall will be great to be able to readily get one or two of these six packs to take on a camping trip, for an evening out fly fishing with some friends, etc. and not be wallopedlike some of the other beers. Don't get me wrong, I normally purchase the best tasting and highest abv beers I can find, but this will be an exception to that rule with the great taste, low abv, it can be enjoyed more often and more of it in one sitting than typical craft beers I buy.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Gold yellow color with a small amount of head that does not linger, just lasts slightly around the edge of the glass.

Citrus and a light amount of wheat scent.

Citrus, with a little orange and some bitterness as the flavor.

Easy drinking, with a light amount of bitternesss.

Very light in the feel and easy to drink

Go to IPA when I am looking to have more than just a couple beers. Also perfect for softball in the summer!

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Photo of downeyj4
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great session ale. It is also a great IPA. Apparently it does have some flaked maize in it which helps give it a sweet and crispy finish. This really accentuates the hops that make it a great IPA. Plus, it's always great when you can have a few and still drive home.

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Photo of Kelly88
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Fries Cafe in Cincinnati. Served in your standard pint glass.

A- pale translucent yellow orange. Very nice bright white head that sticks around for awhile. Some soapy lacing clings as You sip.

S- very hoppy. Light grassy hops play nicely with some fruitier hops. Very appealing smell.

T- starts with light lemony grassy hops and precedes to get better by introducing the perfect balance of citrus hops and mild malts. I think this is a great taste. Perfect for the name.

M- very light and perfect carbonation. Founders nailed what they were going for.

Overall a great beer light refreshing and damn tasty. Surprisingly huge flavors for such a low ABV. Now I have to find a six pack

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 3/15/2013 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very poundable IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

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Photo of 1up
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a strong ale glass, lots of headspace.

A- Golden Honey Color, medium/1 finger head with a standard pour. Moderate lacing.
S- Reminds me of a slightly subdued Schlafly Tasmanian IPA, tropical fruit, citrus, slight pine.
T- Can't taste any alcohol (makes sense at 4.5%), bitterness lingers for a long time considering the gravity, above average for the style. Taste follows the smell.
M- Medium body, does not have a resin/oily feel that some IPAs do. A bit dry of a finish.
O- For an IPA that is sessionable, highly recommended.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - 3.25 - golden amber color, no real head or lacing, looks okay
S - 4.5 - Explosion of hops for what it is. Pine, citrus zest, etc.
T - 4.5 - Pine, grapefruit, mango, bready malt in the background and finish. So good considering it's a small beer.
M - 4.0 - light, no alcohol detectable, aftertaste isn't much, some slight hop bitterness.
O - 4.25 - Great session beer.
**Bottled 9/26/2013, notes from early October, so it was only a few weeks old at most when I tried it. This might be a beer that needs to be drank REALLY fresh, from what I'm seeing from other reviews here.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What a great session IPA!
A- clear copper color, thin head
S- piney hops
T- piney, floral hops, wonderful
M- medium bodied
D- very good. I could drink a ton of these.

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Photo of notalagerlugger
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - great light clear color

S- nice citrus grapefruit and pineapple aromas

T - citrus and pineapple flavor that is crisp and light very refreshing. A good hop flavor and light malt that is slightly sweet but not overly malty to take away the hops. I had this beer at the Cincinnati beer fest and it was my favorite of the night out of twenty IPAs and Pale ales.

M - light a bubbly thirst quenching

D - refreshing and not high in alcohol so goes well with food. If I can ever find it in Indianapolis I will drink it all day

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Photo of plaid75
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop.

The taste offered waves of pine, orange and apricot atop a light grainy pale malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style as expected.

Overall a very tasty, hop forward session ale.

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

L: Pours reddish amber with a nice thick foam head.
S: smells hoppy, citrusy, sweet, yellow fruits and some spices.
T. Very fresh, citrusy and bitter but balanced.
F: Low body with low carbonation.
O: Very good IPA.

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

12 oz can poured into an IPA glass.

I am very conflicted in writing this review... difficult to draw a fair comparison. If you compare it to a high level IPA with a ~7% ABV (think Sculpin), it is easily overshadowed; however, in my opinion, that is not its intended niche. It may be the perfect tailgating (JKH shoutout) or fishing beer. In other words, you want to buy this beer if you are looking to drink many beers over an extended period, and maybe even crush a few cans in the parking lot. In that case, it's hard to a find a more perfect beer.

A - Amber in color. Very clear. No sediment. Appears to have moderate to light carbonation, but mouth feel says otherwise. No lacing.

S - Very fragrant. Hint of watermelon, lemon and kiwi.

T - Tart watermelon, kiwi, lime, and lemon. Nice light bitter finish.

M - Clean and crisp and lightly bodied. Despite appearance, feels like it is highly carbonated.

O - I couldn't help but grade it on the same criteria I graded other beers which is probably unfair. I am sure it will be a middle-of-the-pack beer in my reviewed list, but it deserves better, and in certain scenarios, it is a go-to beer.

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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 mikem0487
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a .3 bar glass. No fresh date seen on bottle.

A-Nice clarified orange/copper color. Left half a fingers width of off white head. Leaves nice lacing.

S-Great aromatics in this beer. Nose smells really fresh with floral and citrus notes. Grapefruit, peach, fresh orange peel. Extremely inviting aroma.

T-Taste well balanced with the malt bill but leaves the mouth with a mildly sweet and bittering finish. Citrus notes throughout the palette. Pick up some of those light crystal malts that balance out the beer.

M-A little thin and viscous on the tongue. Medium/high carbonation level. Finishes sweet and bitter.

O-Great beer overall. Highly drinkable and with a 4.7% abv can drink this beer all day long. Very well done.

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

This is great IPA. I prefer Two Hearted Ale, but Founder's makes a smooth and balanced beer. The hops are just right, and the aftertaste leaves you wanting more. Darker in color with an orange tint, I recommend this beer.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 12/20/11
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle carbonation pushing up a creamy beige head with big bubbles.

S- The green slightly pungent fruity hops have a full juicy character with some green grapefruit aroma in the finish. There is a cat pee and spicy quality that grows as the beer opens.

T- The green slightly pungent pineapple weed hops have a slight fruity green hop finish which takes on some herbal pungency as it lingers a bit.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz but no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a smooth beer with lots of full hops that are slightly juicy and slightly pungent adding nice complexity and very drinkable.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a minimal pure white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine resin, wood, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Sometimes beer names don’t make any sense to me, but this one made perfect sense upon trying it. I had heard from another guy who had tried it the night before and raved about how good it was. I just kind of nodded my head and told him that was cool. Not really expecting much I brought it to my nose to find a very pleasant aroma going on here. Everything in it was very pronounced and was quite intriguing. Upon taking a sip I realized why Founders named it this. The flavors were all really nice and pleasant, but they were quite light which made this a beer that one could *gasp* drink all day. Really well done brew from Founders this time around as I would be more than happy to stock up on this to drink around the pool during the summer. I suggest you get this on your palate soon if you have not already.

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Photo of n2185
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear honey with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: loads of citrus here. Pineapple and grapefruit with some pine notes as well. Smells amazing, especially for such a low abv beer.

T: lots of grapefruit and pine with some pineapple and grassy notes as well. Nice and earthy.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, dry, and clean. Quite drinkable for such a hoppy beer.

O: a great IPA, especially with such a low abv. I could definitely drink these all day.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled 04/12/13.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient sudsy lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma that's just as citrusy as it is sweet. Oh man, that smells so good. All pine, grass and brown sugar. Barely any alcohol detected.

T- The taste tries to live up to the aroma but doesn't quite make it. There's more biscuity malt found along with the grassy hops but it makes for a good balancing act. The bitterness is not as high as expected. There are actually small notes of butter that complement the overall sweetness of the brew. Good hop burps.

M- Slightly sharp and semi-oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- So much better than Lagunitas Daytime, especially in the aroma department.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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