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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 | 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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
875
Ratings:
6,703
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.47%
 
 
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230
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2,123
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Reviews: 875 | Ratings: 6,703
Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a golden copper color. First smell was pineapple and grapefruit, also floral and grassy notes. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, nice flavorful hops. As it warmed got more of a malt base. Mouthfeel was light, yet balanced and refreshing. Overall, a great sessionable IPA and easy drinker.

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Photo of vic21234
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking forward to trying this new session ale, picked up a six pack at my local shop. 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 2/2/12.

A- Pours a nice and clear light amber color with a fingers worth of head. The head dissipates rather quickly. The carbonation is noticeable with many fizzy bubbles coming from the bottom center of the glass.

S- Awesomely aromatic for a such a low ABV beer. Smells of citrusey hops.

T- I know its only 42 IBUs, but the smell really had me ready for a more flavorful experience. Up front is some nice hop bitterness, quickly changing toward a malty backbone. Not bad, but I expected more.

M- Light, nicely carbonated, balanced well. An easy drinker as a session ale should be.

This is a good IPA. However, if I was looking to drink several beers for whatever occasion, I would probably choose something else. All Day IPA is definitely worth a try though.

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Photo of zachary80
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 6/20/12

Orangish body, starts with a minimal white head but stays around for a bit. Good lacing.

Aroma is hoppy - zesty, light citrus.

Hop flavor is a little weak for an IPA, even a session one which I assume indicates the lighter alcohol. It does have a decent maltiness to it, but more on that side than my preference for an IPA. Some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thinner than expected.

Overall a decent beer, I wouldn't consider it one of my favorite IPAs, and not the best "session" IPA either.

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Photo of Trainors1
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good flavorful session beer. I find a lot of sessions to be bland and watered down. Good taste, good hoppy aroma. Pours a bright golden color with an above average head. A bit overcarbonated with a smoother finish. Wish I tried this one out of a bottle. Great beer for a long hot summer day.

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Photo of redblacks75
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe

Appearance: Amber, slighlty cloudy, minimal head, and no lacing.

Smell: Pine, citrus, the usual hop characteristics you would expect. A very minimal hint of toast.

Taste: Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A light body, slightly oily, yet thin.

Overall: For what Founders was probably aiming for with this; they nailed it. It’s an enjoyable, flavorful IPA, that doesn’t overpower you. I liked it.

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Photo of azdback
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Bottle on date 3/28/12. Very light orange color, almost yellow. Crystal clear and full of medium sized carbonation bubbles that lead to a very small head. Less than one finger in heigh and thin is the quickly dissipating head. No lace is being left now.

Smell is dark or overripe citrus. Blood orange comes to mind. Also get quite a bit of caramel and malt. Some musty smells of bread and yeast.

Taste is much like the smell blood orange or overripe pink grapefruit. Bread flavors from the yeast and some caramel from the malts.

Mouth is crisp and light. Body is delicate to light and the finish is minimal and fades quickly and dry.

I see why they named this All Day IPA, because it is light enough to drink all day doing yard work. My only problem is I wouldn't want to spend an entire day drinking this. It is way to light to call it an IPA. I think All Day Hoppy Lager would have fit it a little better. Thanks to jrags8 for this extra.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a can at South Branch Tavern in Chicago. No head to speak of. Smells great, like a grapefruit pine forest. Very fizzy. Hold your nose and it tastes like soda water. A good might session beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Reviewed from notes taken in March. Expections were high given the brewery and this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad (~1 minute) retention, decent cream, and fair thickness. Body colour is a clear rich pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appealing for the style. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Pale malts, muted fruit. Incredibly light; I hardly get anything. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Floral hops, light nectary character. Pale malts. Bright fruit. Refreshing. Little bitterness here. It's pretty balanced. I like it. Fair complexity. Decent depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Good thickness. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but nowhere near as much as many have claimed. I'd buy it by the 6er, but it's not exceptional. Just a sessionable, enjoyable IPA.

High B-

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09/25/13: I picked up a 6-pack earlier tonight and thought I'd include some more in-depth notes:

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label art and branded pressure cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes - though the low ABV makes this less of a feat.

Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Transparent/translucent.

No obvious flaws. Not unique or special.

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Photo of EMH73
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a poorly retained one inch head and minimal lacing. Citrus, hoppy armoma. Taste is very mild, one of the dryer IPA's that I've had, hints of orange and grapefruit, mild bitterness. Overall light and very drinkable, but nothing special.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12-oz can into Belgian ale glass

A - 2-finger off-white head over a slightly-cloudy body of golden amber, high visible carbonation

S - grapefruit, touch of tropical fruit, maybe a little floral

T - grapefruit, touch of pine, floral, crackers

M - light/medium body, highly carbonated

O - I guess I'm just not big on session IPAs. They have the smell and taste of regular IPAs, but toned down. I would prefer full-strength smell, taste, and body. That said, for a session ale this is pretty decent.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Clear and very pale yellow. Thin white head with large bubbles and little retention. Lacing is ok but a bit thin

S - Almost no aroma

T - Very light malt base with grassy bitter hops. Taste like mowing the lawn and hot summer days.

M - Thin and watery with crisp carbonation. Definitely sessionable

O - Of course this pales in comparison to many other IPAs or DIPAs but this is for a different time and place and I'd say it delivers on its purpose as being an all day IPA. There's just the right balance of flavor and wateriness that makes this very drinkable. I look forward to giving this a go at the next barbecue.

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Photo of Ri0
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - Pours a light sun color with a slight hue of lime. Nice 2 finger white bubbly head and lacing galore.

S - Light citrus and floral hops, not really any malt or sweet smell.

T - Not too exciting as it is just some floral, citrus hop juice and no real malt to speak of.

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. A lot like the "fizzy yellow beer" feel

O - As an IPA it is weak since there really is no malt to speak of. As a session ale it is pretty good as a light, refreshing drink on a hot day. Not much separates this from Lagunitas Daytime or Central Waters Hop Rise.

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Photo of WakeandBake
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear light golden straw color body with a small fizzy white head , short lasting with slight lacing . Aroma is grassy , lightly sweet , with hints of corn husks and pineapple . FLavor is lightly bitter , with lemon grass , corn , pineabble , and maybe a bit of honey , a dry finish with a slight lingering bitterness . Crisp dry mouthfeel , light to medium body , and quite sessionable . A slightly odd beer but quite sessionable and it grows on you as it warms .

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Photo of AwYeh
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Winking Lizard.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of white head. Good retention and decent lacing, with tons of carbonation bubbles flowing up through the glass.

S: Crisp pine hops with just a bit of light, somewhat indistinguishable sweet malts in there as well. Faint, but enjoyable.

T: Strong for what's being advertised as a "session" beer (even above the 4% ABV definition that I usually see), sweet malts seem a bitty toasty here and lots of crisp hop flavor. Semi-long lasting bitter finish.

M: Light, crisp body; lively carbonation with a dry finish.

D: As a low alcohol beer, the ethanol definitely doesn't come into play, but I wouldn't feel like another of these. The taste was pleasant for a bit, but without being particularly complex or a great taste, drinkability is just average.

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Photo of Treebs
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger pure white head forming on the pour. The head recedes to thick, bubble collar. Splotchy stick of lace are present down the glass.

S: Light notes of citrus and resin with a mild malt background.

T: Pale and bready malts with a touch of fruity grapefruit, orange and mild resin bitterness. The is a solid caramel malt sweetness on the finish, but the flavors are somewhat muted.

M: Well they hit the session part. Not to sweet or bitter, medium carbonation with a light than usual body for an IPA.

O: A very sessionable IPA. The flavors are muted, but they are well balanced. That being said, beers like Pliney and Ephraim are more sessionable and have the flavor profile to boot. The fact that it comes in 6-packs is its major perk.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small collar with a wispy cap and lace. Pretty standard affair.

Smell: Mellow fusion of citrus and floral hops aromas. Lightly caramelized malts with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A bit bready. Some hints of tropical aromas, tangerine and such. Some bitter pine needle sneaks through the back. Some toasted notes. Nicely complex, but mellow.

Taste: Slightly pithy. Some pine needle and flower petals coupled with something almost earthy on the finish. Malts are lightly sweet with some bready backing notes. Slight lingering bitterness. Clean almost pale maltiness. Slightly toasted.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth with a light to moderate carbonation. Body is on the lighter side of medium.

Overall: Hey guess how long I can drink this...

Exactly what it claims to be. An easy drinking low ABV IPA that doesn't fall in to APA territory. Hello fallback sixer.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep amber color. Hoppy, piney and sappy. Slight citrus under-note. Crisp bite. Pure hoppy IPA flavor. Medium body and carbonation. just enough bitters.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

All day IPA pours a frosty copper color, with a very small head. Their is a strong malty/hoppy floral aroma mixed, very unique. The taste is much of the same strong sharp maltyness, with strong floral bites. Very full flavors, nice strong body. Overall its not bad, very unique, maltier then other IPAS.

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

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty golden amber/copper color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Yep, that’s an IPA! Tons of floral, grassy, piney, citrusy hops up front, followed by some bready, biscuity, toasted malt and a touch of caramel and brown sugar.

Taste: It’s an IPA! But a seriously, perfectly balanced IPA! I get lots of piney, floral, citrusy hops up front, immediately followed by tons of bready, biscutiy toasted malt and quite a bit of caramel-like sweetness. Quite delicious, actually.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and both smooth and effervescent at the same time. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very well balanced, very tasty IPA. And that’s coming from a guy who doesn’t typically like IPAs. There are certainly some assertive hops in this beer, but it’s perfectly balanced with a huge malt backbone. I’ll certainly drink this again!

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Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Semi hazed bright light orange glow with a yellow tinge. Big craggy off white head with good retention. Nice big hoppy nose, lots of pine and hop resin, slightly floral with faint citric fruit beneath it all.

The beer doesnt live up to the nose but it's still a good beer. Light brightly carbonated body. Thins out a bit on the finish. Very piney and floral hop flavor throughout. Not much of a malt presence, a nice hoppy flavored beer but it's not over the top or in your face. Lots of piney hop on the backend. Flavor is big for such a sessionable beer which is nice and the beer is highly drinkable. Def a session beer for hop heads. Lingering bitterness as hop resin coats the tongue. Beer thins a bit on the finish but lends to its drinkability. Very good session IPA but it only comes in a 6 at the same price as all other founders 6's making it an expensive beer to session as well. Hopefully we'll see 12 packs soon.

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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 PaulSlazinger
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this right after a Victory 19 Anniversary Session IPA. This paled in comparison. This beer disappointed in everything but appearance as the color was a nice dark gold and had some lacing. Not a fan of session IPA's. If I want to have a few lower ABV beers, I'll drink some pilsners.

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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 atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours an orange light copper color with a white sudsy head with good retention
S-very grassy with some citrus and pine
T-more pine and citrus with malt providing a very nice balance
M-medium light bodied
O-nice balanced beer, definitely more of a pale ale than an ipa, then again its a "session" ipa

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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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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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