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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
7,270 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:
#8,550
Reviews:
1,014
Ratings:
7,270
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
256
Gots:
2,509
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,270 |  Reviews: 1,014
Photo of MyTthor
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

meh not to sure about this

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Photo of Steffanie
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average IPA. Very drinkable, so the name is true.

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Photo of illpass78
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty, clear orange. Head and lacing both minimal. Carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Smells of citrus, pine, lemon, hops and grass. All typical IPA smells. Smells hoppier than 42 IBUs. Alcohol is faint.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, but it's kind of underwhelming. The lemon note is a little too dominant. It's very average.

Mouthfeel: It's thinner than I'd prefer. Somewhat watery for an IPA.

Overall: This is a very mediocre beer in my opinion. It does what they want it to do - it's an IPA you can plow through all day because of low ABV - but it's really boring. It seems like a stab at a pale ale / IPA hybrid and I think it would be better if they'd committed to one or another. It could serve as a good "bridge" beer to help folks move from pales to IPAs, so it's not without value.

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Photo of jaehongcho
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: bright pale gold body with little off-white head. Did not have much retention

S: Did not have the full aroma qualities. Citrus and grassy is what I wrote down.

T: Bitterness with mildly balanced malt backbone. Citrus and little piney resin in the back but not very apparent.

F: It feels very clean and refreshing. Very high drinkability. As common with the style, it has higher carbonation helps keep it light and refreshing,

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Photo of ChestSplitter
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle.
Looks like a nice clean pale ale. Nothing overly memorable.
Smells like hops. Not as citrusy as some other IPAs
Tastes like hops. Not a lot of balance here. This is just a very hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a very hoppy IPA without a lot of balance. Finish is bitter.
Overall: not one of my favorites in this category:

Bells Two-Hearted>Sierra Nevada Torpedo>NOLA Mechahopzilla>Founders All Day IPA.

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Photo of Keithcray
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of DocBee
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shabbtastic
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thaddeus
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Nice amber appearance with a small white head.

Aroma & Taste: Heavy hop notes. Floral herbs and pine mixed with citrus grapefruit and orange. Even with the citrus notes the beer has a heavy bitter taste with a long finish.

I was surprised by the low ABV for this beer, which is why it's an "All Day IPA." Overall this beer was a little to heavy on the hops for me (I like hops) but I also thought it was better when the beer got a little warmer.

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Photo of cts309
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rfritton
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eh. Not bad, not great. Just average.

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Photo of apridar
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marluc
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jricharc
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stupedaso
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jerrytodd
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Did an A/B comparison between this and my current favorite session IPA

A: Slight deep amber color. Head retention was OK with minimal lacing

S: No real blast of hops. I had to search really hard to smell (imagine?) some pine and citrus

T: See directly above. IMHO this is more of an amber than an IPA

M: Fine

O: I think Founders is a great brewery but this one really disappointed me. The SingleCut 18Watt I compared this to (or say a Hill Farmstead Edward) both are state of the art in terms of a sessionable IPA and the comparison was night and day. Maybe the bottle was too old? I dunno, but another reason to buy local I reckon...

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of KMBradyJr
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickCT
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rjcoy06
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kelsiemoeller
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, golden-yellow in color with a fizzy, white head.

Smell: Pine smell, grass smell, very present smell of hops.

Taste: Fresh, vibrant, sticky hops with a hint of sweet malt in the finish. Very present hops flavor, as an IPA should

Moutfell: Never too hoppy where it's cloying or dry. The carbonation adds a good balance.

Overall:I am not a huge fan of IPAs, personally, but that does not mean this is a bad beer. I thought for an IPA, it was good

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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,270 ratings
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