Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
7,169
Reviews:
995
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
2,442
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 7,169 |  Reviews: 995
Photo of Smk54
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First let me state that I am more of a pale ale and wheat beer fan. This is a very smooth and refreshing beer.
Poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Very nice copper color with thin white head. Head dissipated quickly with fine lacing. I can detect citrus notes and hops. Very smooth mouthfeel and light citrus taste that fades to a pleasant hoppiness that does not linger too long. Enjoyed this beer a lot.

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Photo of cosmo4u
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of LFinCO
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L- Light, bubbly, small soapy head.
S- It's slightly grassy, more citrusy, some floral.
T- Slightly bitter, floral and slightly earthy. Very toned down.
F- Watery.
O- I could drink this all day-hint hint. But in all seriousness, this beer is meant to replace shit beer like bud light and corona. It's a refreshing, toned down session IPA that isn't meant to be a heavy hitter. Decent.

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Photo of hseldon15
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of vandeg
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Overall a decent IPA but not the best, if it was anymore bitter it should be classified as a ESB. It was semi sweet and had a great taste. I'm a big fan of IPAs but there are better ones out there, if this was conditioned a little longer it could definitely be a better beer.

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Photo of kennyn01
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Nobcefus
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of thisXwar
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SysopChris
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of butlermattj
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Pav5069
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peepskp
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good but not great session IPA.

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Photo of jhartley
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to an English style pint.
A bright crystal clear yellow-gold body with a 1/2 finger thin head.
Smells of citrus and herbs with a little spiciness. Very "bright".
Very light in body; thin and watery. A little pepper-like bite on the end.
A little too much carbonation for me.
I know this is labeled and supposed to be a session ale, but it's a little too light for my liking. Would prefer more in the body too match the smell. I really love all the other offerings I have had from Founders, but this one misses the mark for me. Not too say it wasn't a decent beer, just not one I would seek out in the future.

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Photo of Johnroby
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jesse13713
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of the "Glass of the Month" at Winking Lizards in Fairlawn, Ohio.

Appearance - A transparent golden color. It has average lacing with little to no head.

Smell - Aromas of flower and pine. A slightly bitter and hoppy smell.

Taste - Tastes more bitter and hoppier than I had anticipated. Notes of light pine and citrus. It is very fruity, but I can't exactly pinpoint a specific fruit that it tastes like. Quite a complex build in terms of fruity flavor. It also has a yeasty and bread-like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Quite malty with many floral notes. Good to sip and enjoy. It can be a little too bitter at times. It is medium to light bodied. Not one of my favorite offerings from Founder's.

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Photo of SeanMallory
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much bite with this low ABV IPA. One-note smell and clear look. Not bad at all, but not something I'd drink consistently.

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Photo of CraftFan5
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of soulgrowl
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear, ambery orange. Not a great head. The smell is orange, too: loads of citrus with some tropical aromas – lychee, papaya – as well as a touch of freshly-cut grass. Taste and mouthfeel border on anemic. There are some nice mango-ish hop flavors here, and the beer overall is very balanced, but it lacks body and depth. I get that this is meant to be a lower alcohol version of the style, but I've had beers 10-20 percent weaker than this that were way more delicious and interesting. If I'm honest I've had low-alcohol beers that were tastier. As a sort of basic pale ale, it's not bad. As an American IPA, it's a failure.

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Photo of sgameroz
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Viperonetwoone
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

First time having this one. Poured aggressively and was rewarded with a two and a half finger off white head that didn't stick around. Body is orange around the middle of my glass and golden where the light shines through the bottom.

Nose is awesome. pine, apricot, orange rind and flesh, tiny bit of lemon. Pick up a fair amount resin also.

Front of flavor is tart, piney, and heavily resinous. There's a nice light malty sweetness that carries through. I miss the majority of the juicier fruit flavors but still pick up orange and lemon rind. Overall, very tasty, refreshing beer.

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Photo of jtk21351
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just bang average for me. Very disappointing, even for a session.

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Photo of AndreasDif
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 7,169 ratings.
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