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Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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
Reviews:
889
Ratings:
6,790
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.47%
 
 
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238
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Reviews: 889 | Ratings: 6,790
Photo of Buschyfor3
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, served in a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, golden-amber pour; a finger's worth of off-white foam on the pour; head quickly reduces to a fine layer of bubbles; clingy lacing

S: Initial notes of pine, grapefruit, citrus rind (lemon peel maybe?) and grassy hops; the malt backbone is relatively missing in the aroma - maybe a faint hint of doughy bread, but that's all.

T: The first wave across the tongue reveals flavors of bitter grapefruit and citrus rind; some pine and a sweeter, grassy note darts through the middle; the malt remains relatively tame, just a light biscuit flavor revealing its presence behind the grassy hop note; finish is drying and slightly astringent, with lingering notes of herbs and mint from the hops.

M: Slick body with sufficient carbonation to lend a crisp, lighter edge

O: While session IPAs are a very popular trend these days, I'm not entirely sold on this offering. While the low-ABV package means you can enjoy a couple these beers in a single sitting, the flavors leave something to be desired, meaning I probably wouldn't drink more than one anyways. Personally, I would like to see more balance and sweetness from the malts backbone.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Had this at an Italian restaurant with deep dish pizza. I was surprised to find that it was only 4.7% ABV. Too dark to judge color but excellent head retention with significant lacing. The smell was mildly citrus with a hint of pine while the flavor was mostly citrus with malt in the background. This really is a great session beer.

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Photo of SHDoyle
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Description: A bit of piney/hoppy aroma but other than that, not much going on. The taste is similarly bland with just a bit of bitterness; no real citrus, pine, floral, etc. Alcohol is non-existent as you might expect with a session IPA and the flavor quickly dissipates off the tongue.

Suggested food pairing: Hot dog

If you like this beer then you should also try: Two Hearted

Ideal time to drink this beer: On a hot summer day, maybe at a backyard BBQ or after you just finished mowing the lawn and need something light.

Overall: 3.5 (This beer is average and I would not likely drink it again) I usually don't drink session ales and this beer is a good example of why I don't: it almost seems like a macro in disguise. I know that Founders sells a ton of this and it's probably their best seller in terms of volume, so apparently some people like it. Of course, Bud Light is a pretty high volume beer too and it's awful. Session beers should be low ABV, but does that mean that they also need to be low taste and/or hoppiness? Founders is still one of if not the best brewery out there, but this one really misses the mark for me. When the best thing about a beer is its label, you can probably take a pass.

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Photo of tork1645
4.5/5  rDev +16%

for this "session" style this one is my favorite. It holds up in the can & bottle far longer than it has a right to, always bright & citrucy thirst quencher that can go any where. Have a few & not worry about getting filled up or too silly. Great pick!

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Photo of SSS
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

A-clear golden yellow with a white head that quickly disappears
S-nice tart hop aroma
M-carbonation bites a bit, the light feel accentuates the hops
T-subtle bitterness, very light grapefruit with a sweet lingering
O-a drinkable IPA, lacking a punch

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Photo of JNisher
3/5  rDev -22.7%

All day. All freakin day. Although the beer did not last all day with my friends, the 15 pack that I bought could have lasted one person all day. All in all, a pack of All Day's can last a person all day. Do not share.

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Photo of FogDishHead
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best session ales I've had. Very light but packs a solid grapefruit, lemon-piney bitterness. Pretty balanced tho and the low abv makes for some serious crushability. Perfect summer/springtime beer.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours a light golden orange. Nose is grapefruit, citrus and grass. Taste follows, balanced but hop forward. Overall a solid everyday, sessionable ipa.

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Photo of Jonoesh5
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

A: copper brown translucent body w/small 1/2finger head. Zero floaties.

S: bright citrus and hops

T: cornmeal, green apple

M: tart, very citrusy, sour

0: An enjoyable IPA for someone who isn't fond of IPAs. The corn flavor added depth to this beer, taking attention away from the hops.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is okay, it is drinkable, but the problem with it to me is that it tastes like lawn clippings and nothing else. I had this on tap and that is the only flavor I could ascertain from it, there was nothing going on besides this flavor either. To top it off, it had a pretty watery mouth feel.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Ngcba415
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

Incredible session IPA. Cans are extremely convenient. Don't let the low ABV fool you, this IPA is full of flavor and you will not want to put it down. Great beer.

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Photo of BBMuffins
2.41/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured a nice, slightly hazy golden color with a nice white soapy head.

Smells like a foot. I can tell there is some mint and hops, but they don't meld and smell like they're fighting. I do not like the way this beer smells, just to be clear. I, in fact, hate the way this beer smells.

Somewhat bitter, but fairly flavorless besides that. It's impressive that it can smell like a foot and taste like nothing in particular. It's a very weak taste. However, very little taste is a dramatic improvement over the smell, but not good enough for a 3. 2.5 feels fair.

The mouth feel... well it feels very carbonated but it dies quickly. The bitterness lingers for a while, but the beer doesn't feel oily. It goes down fairly easily despite the aggressive but fleeting carbonation. This is actually somewhat pleasant, if not a bit too carbonated for my preferences of IPAs.

It's important to note that I don't think a 2.5 is a bad beer. It's not a good beer, but again, I wouldn't turn it down. If this beer didn't smell like it does, it would get a 3. I wouldn't buy it unless the other choices were adjunct lagers, and I couldn't reasonably get to another store or bar. I don't recommend this brew, and I'm glad I only bought one 12 oz. bottle of it.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Minty hop nose with fresh mown grass, some light grains. Brilliant gold with a slightly yellow tinted off-white foam cap. Fruity hops attack the palate joined by citrus and pale malt with a hint of sweetness finishing with a crisp bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Clear Golden Color, Minimal 1/4 head that Dissipates Quickly, Moderate Lacing that remains Through-Out the Pint.

SMELL: Mild Scents of Citrus, Malt, and Hops, Hint of Lemon and Grapefruit, Nothing Over-Powering

TASTE: Smooth, Faint Malt & Lemon Citrus Flavor, Minimal Hoppiness and Bitterness,

FEEL: Refreshing, Good Amount of Carbonation, Faint Dryness on the Swallow

OVERALL: NOTHING about this IPA jumps out at you...EVERY Part of the Experience is "OK" but never GREAT......Would make for a Good "Session Ale" if you were planning on having 4 or 5. but If you are looking for a SPECIAL beer or a "UNIQUE Drinking Experience"...this would NOT be it.

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Photo of zeronumber
4/5  rDev +3.1%

yum yummy yum. better than most IPAs and all the flavor of the hard hitting Higher ABV ales.
pairs wildly with pizza ala pepperoni.

the price is nice. i like and you will like too, if you prefer India Pale Ales. Take comfort!

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Nice, clear orange-amber color, with a moderate white head, quick to fade, and some lacing.

S - A traditional IPA nose of grass, pine, and citrus.

T - Follows the nose, with lemon and orange, and a sweet malt element of burnt sugars and a bit of cracker in the background, fading to a mild bittering line that lasts.

M - The bitterness is moderate, but it sticks around. Some drying, but nothing too aggressive.

O - This is a good IPA that happens to be sessionable. That is rare in the session IPA sphere. Add to it that All Day is a reasonably priced offering from Founders, and you get a rock solid brew.

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Photo of kellyej
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

All Day pours a light gold/hay/amber color with very little head. The nose has a nice balance of floral and pine hop aromas matched by a light, crisp mouthfeel. This beer is super balanced and sessionable, perfect for spending a summer day outside.

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Photo of micropale
2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Changing my rating from 4 to 2.75. All was well with this one until I bought a case of it in cans. Pretty sure ive had it in both can and bottle. Hoppy seltzer water is the best way to describe it. Stones Go To and Free Will Lower Case IPAs are better examples of 'session IPAs' in my opinion.

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Photo of TheCobbgoblin
5/5  rDev +28.9%

It's the one of the few IPAs that I can drink honestly, everyday. Drinkable, super drinkable. Loads of flavor, lots of citrus little pine. Amarillo and Centennial hops, they are the ticket

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Photo of meulenbier
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

This is a very drinkable beer. It is the light version of Founder's Centennial. It has a light hoppy presence, just enough to keep it interesting. There is also some malt behind. This beer is just not outstanding in any way, however with its lower alcohol content that you can drink all day....

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Photo of Keelaay
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Fizzy. A bit stringent. Does taste like an IPA. Hate to be harsh, but a really boring beer. Bought a case (in cans) but I cant drink more than one at a time. Def not an all day brew for m.e

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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 yarnbomb
4/5  rDev +3.1%

When fresh and out of a can, this beer is addictive. The can is empty before I know it. I truly love it when it's on point. The problem is that you never know if it will be great or mediocre til you buy it.

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Photo of leantom
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got this at a local college bar. Here goes:

A: Very good. Orange-yellow with a massive head that leaves adequate lacing. Clear to boot.

S: Nice and robust. A citrus backbone complimented by tropical smells such as pineapple and mango. Grassy notes as well.

T: Disappointing. Not as robust as the smell. Taste follows the nose, except that it's very, very light and watery.

M: Light, watery and no carbonation. Kind of a disappointment.

O: OK, just nothing to write home about. Stone's session IPA - Go-To IPA - is far, far better. The latter has a similar but much more robust taste. It also has a ton of carbonation that mitigates the light mouthfeel. Not so with this beer.

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Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Never poured it out of the can. Smells super piney. Tastes just the same. Just a touch of bitter. So easy to drink. Exactly what it says it is. I could drink these all day at the beach. I might even be able to talk some of my cheap beer drinking friends to try this. Wow an IPA that is not over the top and is ok with itself.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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