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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
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Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Ratings: 7,275 |  Reviews: 1,014
Photo of charrel
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks good with a two finger head, and nice lacing on break. Smell is light but persistent citrus and pine mix. Taste is continuation of the nose. Feel is light with medium carbonation. An alright beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this everyday All Day IPA. This could be the beer you keep in the fridge for any occasion, just right for after work or workout or on Saturday happy hour. Nice citrus notes and the right amount of bitterness.

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Photo of byronic
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: Poured from a stovepipe into my Lagunitas Mason Jar glass. A hazy orange color with an off white head, some spotty lacing.
S: Not much aroma, a little citrus, hint of pine and some malt.
T: A little grapefruit.
F: Actually has more body than expected, not much carbonation.
O: I can see myself throwing a six pack in the cooler and burying these in ice and going fishing. Certainly not an everyday drinker, but much better than I expected.
How I long for the days of Double Trouble.

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Photo of WesMack
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OpenStoutLover
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite but if it's yours, good for you! Way less calories than stout. Just a bit too hoppy and citrus tasting. It almost tasted like acid was an ingredient.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow body, with ephemeral vanilla lacing. Smells floral and hoppy, with a bit of pine. The taste has hops along with a citrus and floral taste. Maybe even a little bit of sweetness of some kind hidden away. Very refreshing

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kahootz, Meridian ID.

Pours a mostly clear golden orange, with very little lacing. Pretty nice aroma of orange, citrus, and grapefruit zest. A little malty backbone but not a ton...more of the same citrus peel on the palate, with light pine and grassy notes. Lighter bodied and easy drinking.

Decent session hoppy ale. I think Stone's Go-To is still my favorite but it will be nice to have this one in the market year round.

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

Photo of brookline
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DDrugg
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greenstone
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alawhorne
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice smooth session IPA, with strong hops and a citrus flavor. Definitely great for hanging out outside.

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

Solid session IPA, loads of hops on the nose and tongue. Fruity citrus hop notes with a decent caramel malt backbone. Light on the tongue and goes down smooth. Easily sessioned.

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Photo of Maestro0708
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

19.2 oz can packaged 2/22/17 poured into a pint glass.

Pours golden copper in color with a small, white head that recedes into a film that lasts throughout the experience. Some lacing clings to the glass as you drink.

Smell is hop forward: Citrus rind, grapefruit, some floral and pine.

Taste follows the nose, featuring citrus, floral, and pine notes. Finishes with a lingering hop bitterness. Malts play a purely supportive role.

Mouth feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, generously carbonated.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a session ale if there ever was one.

There is a time and place for every beer. All Day IPA is there for you when you want a sessionable high quality brew at a reasonable price.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from a six-pack purchased at the LCBO; best before Nov 25 2017 and served well-chilled.

Pours a foggy, translucent golden-blonde hue, generating one finger's worth of soapy white head which requires a minute or two to recede down to a bubbly collar and film. At the same time, a smooth curtain of sticky lace is deposited. Grapefruit, lemon pith and clementine citrus are apparent from the first sniff, alongside some earthy pine needles and floral, leafy hop notes. There's also perhaps a hint of grainy sweetness - but truthfully, the malts lack the oomph needed to punch through the strong current of hoppy goodness which characterizes the aroma. Is that a problem for me? Hell naw; not for this sort of beer.

An appealing, flavourful session ale, with the profile basically adhering to the same specs as the nose. Wheaty, grainy pale malt sweetness is relegated to a purely supportive role, allowing for citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind notes to run roughshod over the taste buds. A slight hint of apricot or melon surfaces mid-sip, but is soon lost amidst the piney, floral bitterness of the back end, which culminates in an earthy finish and slightly resiny aftertaste. Quite light-bodied, with fairly sharp, biting carbonation that is in no way shy about prickling the palate. Exceedingly drinkable for such a sturdily-hopped brew.

Final Grade: 4.2, a solid A-. Founders' All Day IPA is an excellent session ale that I'd buy by the case, if it were sold in that format in this market. While it's not exactly a complex (or even especially memorable) pale ale in terms of hop profile, it's still quite well put-together - particularly for a session IPA, a pseudo-style which I am admittedly not a major proponent of. Certainly better than nearly all of the locally-brewed competitors in this hoppy, crushable sub-style, with only one or maybe two exceptions coming to mind. I'd encourage Ontario BAs to grab a sixer while it's fresh and near its peak.

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Photo of JohnBradSC
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KelseyCizek
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good fresh IPA. Don't usually enjoy IPA but had good color and taste.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heard a lot of good things over the years about Founders. Bought a 19.2 oz can, poured into a chilled tulip glass.
Pkgd on Jan 30/17. OK.

Pours clear gold, nice thick head.
Not much to talk about taste wise. Very bland, not much hop bitterness or flavor.
Very light, but not satisfying if you expect any sort of IPA body.

I suppose if you get it cheap enough, and you're at an all-day BBQ, this might be an okay choice. But I'm glad I only bought one.

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Photo of LAp
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The advent of the $18 15-rack of IPA has breathed new life into this beer. While not a sipper, it makes a great affordable Beer Pong or Slap Cup beer.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of peachy-tay
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,275 ratings
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