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Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH IPA glass, orange amber colored with a large white head that lingers leaving some lacing, slightly hazy

S: citrus and pine hops, lemon, lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, resin

T: good bitterness up front that is quite powerful, grapefruit peel, pine resin, not much sweetness, finish softens

M: thin with good carbonation

O: good IPA with a lower alcohol content, nice bitterness while still being refreshing

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Photo of MNAle
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light straw color, lots of carbonation visible. 1/2 inch off-white, thick, bubbly, creamy head that recedes at a moderate pace, leaving thick lacing. Nice hoppy / citrus aroma. Initial taste is some citrus, a little bready malt, but dominated by bittering in the start and middle, fading a bit in the finish. Bready malt backbone in the finish. Feel is moderate (not as thin as you might expect). Bitter aftertaste. This one is well balanced with obvious malt presence in spite of the low ABV. Well done.

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Photo of snitsky
4.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Okay I am not a huge fan of IPA beers. Most I don't like but this Founders All Day IPA is good. It has a bitter taste like all IPA's but its not super bitter like most are. It has a light body, even though it isn't a light beer, and is average in beer calories so its very easy to drink. I don't like how you get a choice of both bottles and cans. It kind made me skeptical at first since it was offered in a can but every Founders beer I had so far was good. The cost was decent at $18 for a 15 pack of cans. Bottom line if I want an IPA this will be my first choice.

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Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Lightly hazed goldenrod with a healthy sized off-white head that may have been a bit lackluster if not for such a vigorous pour. A few angel hair wisps of lace can be spotted at random down the glass. Spot on with my expectation.

S: Nose is definitely that of an IPA, albeit a little more reserved in intensity. Zesty citrus fruit is in abundance: juicy grapefruit and some orange rind. A honey-like malt sweetness is timid amongst the hops, but offers a shy promise of balance.

T: The flavor is brighter more expressive than the nose. The hop presence is far more dominant on the tongue with a medley of grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, and a perhaps a hint of apricot mingle with some more dank Earthy profiles—some pine resin and grassiness in the finish. The middle, however, is a perfectly reserved wave of honey grain sweetness from the malts. The flavors have balance, but this is definitely some hop worship.

M: As to be expected from a session ale, the mouthfeel is light and somewhat airy, with a crisp carbonation and a smooth finish.

O: I'm not the biggest fan of these "session IPAs" but Founders has brewed a tasty little beverage here. It's light enough to drink all day/night, but it packs enough flavor to keep the hopheads satisfied. This may not find its way into my fridge often, but it'll definitely find its way into my cooler at a BBQ.

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Photo of beer_miser
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Took this bad boy out to a Saturday BBQ recently, and was glad to do so. I wanted a beer with more taste than a domestic that I could really drink "all day" without ruining my Sunday. This beer did the trick. All Day is a true session that gives you a nice IPA taste, but to me it really comes off as "IPA lite" (which was great for the occasion). Not quite as much initial pungency as Lagunitas' DayTime, but pick your poison I guess. I had em' both on the same day. I'd probably give DayTime the nod if I had to choose, but that's really a matter of preference. I'm partial to a good hop kick in the mouth. Overall, All Day is perfect for what the name implies.

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Photo of cervezango
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As the label on the bottle tells us this this IPA is a session ale. It fills that role very well. It pours golden with a very fluffy two fingers on top. Smells really good, kinda sour like pickle juice, along with a mild hop scent.

this is the least bitter ipa ive had in a while. very good for novice beer drinkers that want to get into hoppy beers but can't pallet the high IBUs. this guys comes in at just 42 IBUs.

a little sour and a little hoppy, nothing amazing in the taste.

watery mouth feel, not great.

a good ipa session beer I would go for ranger from new belgium for a a better session ipa.

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Photo of Redrover
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glad to see this one as beer of the month at Pints in Elmhurst.

Served in standard shaker, the beer is a nice copper with a semi-clingy beige head.

Classic pine and caramel malt taste. Balanced and well put together. I like the citrus and pineapple that sneak in late.

The mouth is a trifle thin, but that is kind of expected for a session beer if this style.

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Photo of denver10
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a yellow tint and an off white head. Aroma provides a nice hit of some hop oils, citrus, and pine with a touch of toast as well. Flavor follows suit. A light, crisp, mouthfeel. Overall, hands down the best session IPA I have discovered and one of my favorite IPA's of any strength too. I have never been into session IPA's in the past, finding the label "hop water" generally quite accurate, but Founders found a way to not have make any sacrifices in the malt department to brew this beer. Fantastic stuff.

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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 DeanWormer
1.35/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Simply the worst thing that I've ever put in my mouth. And I have great respect for Founders; I like their Curmudgeon and Dirty Bastard ales very much. But All Day has a funky, sulfurous aroma that reminds me of body odor of the worst kind and its taste closely follows the smell. But I see that All Day has gotten some enthusiastic reviews so quality is clearly all in the eye (or the nose, or the mouth) of the beholder.

I know that I have a profound aversion to Simcoe hops - it astounds me that there are people in the world who like them - and All Day is Simcoe-heavy. But AD is a blend of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. I have to assume that I detest Amarillo hops just as much. For me, this is the worst of both worlds.

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Photo of MKuryllo
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

All Day IPA means all day. Smooth drinking IPA great for summer day drinking and casual consumption. Not overly strong but enough flavor that you can always have another. Other IPA's have much stronger and deeper taste but also can't have too many. This is the IPA that can battle the light beers for tailgate supremacy.

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Photo of BrettMRogers
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured into a glass.

A-Looks amazing. Beautiful golden orange color with small but sustained head. Well carbonated

S-Sweet pine and pineapple aromas

T-pine is there, a mildly hoppy but I like it a lot

M- medium bodied, nice feel on the mouth

O-One of the best if not best IPAs I've ever had. I'm gonna have another as soon as I'm done with this one!

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a couple of singles from Total Wine at the end of April for $1.99 each. No freshness date.

Beer poured orange with a very smallish head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is of fresh citrus hops.

Taste has hints of mango, with a good dose of citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with decent carbonation to make it somewhat refreshing.

Overall this is a very nice brewing job. Plenty of flavor is packed into this small beer. Don't expect a full on IPA beer here but definitely give it a shot if you want to sample a nice recipe.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Golden, light amber, honey colored with a one inch/white fizzy head.

Aroma- Mainly citrus/floral notes with some pine.

Taste- First sip reveals big citrus flavors as the nose suggested, but not much else. A little bit of grapefruit and decent amount of caramel malt. Slight bitterness punch that fades very quickly.

Feel- Pretty thin, slightly watery, but enough malt to give this enough body and texture. Flavor get slightly drier as it warms, which increases bitterness and decreases enjoyment, so drink it sooner rather than later.

Overall- First time I had this it was way too dry and just lacked flavor to me, but after revisiting this since last summer this tastes much better to me. One dimensional with the citrus, but it works and makes for a great session ipa. I can't put this in the 4 range because it simply lacks the flavor and depth of other regular ipa's that Ive had. That being said this is going on my go-to summer list, and with a 15 pack/12 pack price setup this will be hard to not repurchase again and again. (88/100)

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Photo of tronester
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thin off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, and a hint of pine. The flavors start with some grapefruit rind, then a hint of biscuity malt, and finishing with a pounding of pine flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Overall a good session beer, though I would prefer a bit more citrus and less pine personally.

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Photo of Spiffaz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The only beer I've had from Founders that left me disappointed. It was bottled several months ago so this might be an unfair review.

A - Clear, amber. Foam that fades fast, very little lace.

S - The best part of this beer. Juicy, sugar, hops, and fruit.

T - More bite than I'd expect in a session ale, semi-dry but with a dry finish.

M - Pleasant, leaves a nice taste that lingers.

O - Decent. Perhaps this beer represents not a failure, but the extremely high standard I hold Founders to. There's nothing at all wrong with this beer, so maybe I'm only disappointed because usually their brews make me believe in magic.

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Photo of BTodd
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A-Two fingers of nice, light suds which dissipated slightly over 1-2 minutes. Deep, golden color. Good clarity.

S-Tropical fruit with some dankness, which is a nice surprise with this session ale.

T-Pine, pineapple, mango, matches smell closely. Very enjoyable.

M-Thin, as you might expect from a session beer. Relatively quenching for a dank beer due to the mouthfeel.

O-I really like this beer for a lighter alternative to the IPA. Nice hop quality in something that you can drink several of while camping, etc. without getting too crazy. I hope it can be available for less than the price of regular IPA, as I think a lot of breweries our using this session IPA trend to gouge their customers. Fewer hops, less malt, less price.

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Photo of DIM
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Chill hazed copper tinted golden color; poured with a short lived fizzy head.

s: Nice, prickly citrus, plus some resinous pine. Faint biscuity malts.

t: Bit of a let down from the smell. More aspirin than citrus with tons of lingering bitterness. Scant malt balance, comes across as hop tea.

m: Fizzy and a bit abrasive.

o: Two weeks from canning at time of purchase. This probably about as good as a beer like this can get. I'm enjoying these and I don't regret the purchase, but "session" ipas just don't make a lot of sense to me. Too unbalanced to drink more than a couple anyway.

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Photo of JHubner73
2.21/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to this IPA. I haven't been let down by Founders yet. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. I was expecting a light, refreshing summer beer with Founders All Day IPA. What I got was something that tasted like body odor in a bottle. That's really the best way I can describe it. Is it the type of hops they used? Was it the ditch weed that was mixed in? Did my bottle of beer go bad? I don't know. All I know is that I didn't like the cut of this beer's jib.

I drank it straight from an ice cold bottle, so I can't tell you what it looked like. The smell was hoppy. The taste as soon as it hits the tongue is refreshing at first with a decent amount of carbonation. But as soon as it begins to go down the gullet that bitter aftertaste starts, overwhelming the senses. It's like a skunky beer....not like it went bad but as if skunk was part of the ingredients. The taste lingers erasing any memory of that initial refreshing gulp. That aftetaste ruined this beer for me.

I'm not an expert on IPAs and I'll admit they're not my first choice when drinking, but I can dig a good IPA. All Day IPA did not taste good to me. Mark it up to my bad taste if you must, but I will never buy this beer again. I still love you Founders, just not this beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

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Photo of Bone53
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Smell: A ton of toasted malts with a hint of citrus

Taste: As with the aroma, I get a lot of toasted malt, but the hops shine a little more in the flavor

Mouthfeel; Full body for the abv, but light for the style, as I was expecting. Crisp and refreshing with slight bitterness

Overall: Ill be the first to admit that I don't get the "session IPA" style. Isn't that what a pale ale is? Anyways, I appreciate that they can pull bold flavors with as little abv as my PBR. But I'd rather have a few regular IPAs or IIPAs with more flavor than a bunch of these, especially for the price. I will consider buying this again if I really do need to drink a low abv without sacrificing flavor. As far as All Day vs. Go To goes, I was blown away with Go To compared to this. More bright fruit flavor and less malt. The date was rubbed off on this bottle, so I will have to reevaluate a confirmed fresh one.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Notes: Born on 5/4/14 (current date 6/1/14). Poured into a nonic pint.

A: Golden color with a full 1+ finger head of pillowy white head. The head looks "dense" but it does not cling tot he glass and give lacing. The head seems to want to stick around.

S: Mango, peach and pine. Really nice tropical aromas.

T: Much more pine than I expected (based on the nose). Not getting much of the tropical fruit - much more pine present. Also I sense more bitter than the 42 IBUs lead me to believe - not harsh but I have had much higher IBU beers that had less bitter to them.

M: Slightly thin with average carbonation. This is the right balance for a sessionable IPA.

O: This is an enjoyable beer. With 4.7% ABV and a light body it is very sessionable. If I wanted to sit down and have one beer - this would not be it (I'd go for something a little heavier). But after a hard day in the sun one or two of these would be nice.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wide chalice: this is a medium-gold, clear beer with a slight but solid head. The aroma is really packed with citrusy hops, lemon-grapefruitish! The flavor packs a strong bitterness up front, together with loads of citrus hop flavor. Malt doesn't really come into play at all. In fact, I'd be somewhat dubious about this beer, since the body is so light and there's no malt presence, except I realize it's supposed to be an IPA that's quaffed and enjoyed by volume, and as such, it fills a welcome niche. Heck, I might even drink the rest of this six-pack straight from the bottle, out in the garden. Drinkability gets A++.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden copper with some cloudiness, 2 fingers of off white head and some pinhead chunks of lacing. Very little carbonation.

S: Pine, floral, citrus, orange, red chilies, onion, black pepper.

T: Citrus, orange, orange peel, white grapefruit, pine needles, candied orange in the aftertaste though its not a sweet beer. There is a light amount of sweetness, and a good amount of white grapefruit bitterness that lingers on the palate.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. Quite dry.

O: I get it, they are going for a lower alcohol beer, but 4.7% is considered too high to be in the alcohol free category, so its considered an American IPA. Its got all the flavor of an ipa, but in this category where its not the best beer, but still solid. So it feels like a compromise in my opinion, and I would consider it a regular beer as far as alcohol. Nice to have the excuse of having it in the day though, so I’ll buy that.

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Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good Job !!!A very nice session ale that pours a nice head that slowly disappears over time. Smell bites a little with fruit, possibly grapefruit or orange??. Hop flavor is nice but yearned afor a little more after smelling it. Nice brew, done well, and definitely worthy of drinking plenty more of these, especially as the weather warms!!

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