Founders All Day IPA Session Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
7,225 Ratings
Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale
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
Ranking:
#8,091
Reviews:
1,010
Ratings:
7,225
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
2,483
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 7,225 |  Reviews: 1,010
Photo of dbarny76
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlmontague
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kalamazoo
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ale_Lover
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Truly sessionable yet still an IPA and decently priced . Definitely a good summer beer with a crisp clean finis! Piney yet a tad juicey. As with most session IPAs the taste falls a little flat but very good for the style.

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Photo of RickStalzer
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jesterr44
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very lightly cloudy amber with tall active head; subsides rather quickly, leaves moderate lacing. Some active carbonation visible throughout. Aroma is mostly of malt; not a good sign for an IPA, even a session; some very mild citrus / tangelo aroma. Taste follows with not much going on in the hop department; acidity from the carbonation is too pronounced up front with too little hops to drown it out. Some light taste of citrus, but it's mostly just the rather bland malt flavours that dominate. Even maybe a hint of adjunct-like flavour poking its way through at the end of each sip. Mouthfeel is neither full nor even close to juicy. Somewhat watery as I find most session IPAs are, sadly. Disappointing for Founders, even though I wasn't expecting much given that it's a 4.7% session. If you want to try a session that keeps all the flavour of a good IPA with a low ABV, you've got to try Maine Beer Company's "Post Ride Snack". It's the only session IPA with which I've been pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed.

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Photo of rfreed
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ale_addin
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly cloudy medium golden body is crowned by a massive, dense white head, which subsides only slowly. Rings of patchy broken lace adorn the glass walls. Sparse, fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Strong aroma of grapefruit rind and pine tar, these utterly dominate, though there is a quite pleasing note of pale malt, though subdued.

Taste: Begins with a strong surge of grapefruit rind, soon followed by prominent, but lesser pine tar flavors. As the taste progresses, the pale malt present as a slight bread presence. The taste draws to a close with a modest surge of piney hops.

Mouth feel: Soft, pleasant, and full, with a modest note of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice choice for a warm summer day, a pleasing alternative to mass-produced pale lagers.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Jblackfish
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A golden-amber hoppy brew (can) with a fresh taste and a slight bittter finish. Hoppier Thai I recall whe I had it in a restaurant on tap. Pretty good IPA.

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Photo of Kornitsky101
2.49/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted more like the can it came in, was very disappointed when I finally got to try this beer.

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Photo of dokhollidai
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackgus12
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 6/26/17. Michigan pint glass.

A: brassy, orange-gold with three fingers of bright white head. Slightly hazy with modest visible carbonation. Lacing was better than expected, but not super. Retention was fair.

S: citrusy, resiny, floral hops. Very straight-up IPA smell; slight sweetness, just a hint.

T: immediately hoppy, resinous, floral arrival. Crisp, lightly bready middle rounds out to a grapefruit peel center that transitions across the ending and lasts through the finish.

M: lighter end of medium. Moderate carbonation.

O: I've had this three or four times, usually toward the end of the night at a party, and thought I liked it, but couldn't be sure. Well, confirmed, this is a great beer and I can see why it sells like hot cakes. It has more body than any session IPA I've had yet. The hops are standard IPA fare, none of these newfangled varieties that taste like crap after a month. Overall, this is just a pretty standard IPA in every respect but one - it has less than 5% ABV, and getting that to happen is a feat of artistry.

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Photo of Bobbca8
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dada100
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice initial taste, but seems rather uneventful at the end. Glad to have this from tap at Pies and Pints.... Founder's is one of our favorite breweries!

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Bottled on 05/10/2017
Well after 1000 reviews i don't have much to add.
A nice session IPA but there are many better out there'
A mild easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of JayGarrison
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blakeshoe
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ef612
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shortbox81
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,225 ratings
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