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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
7,248 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:
#8,415
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
7,248
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 7,248 |  Reviews: 1,013
Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mig100
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of claspada
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark golden yellow color with a large, fluffy, white head that recedes to leave some substantial lacing.

Aromas begin with pine as well as some citrus, grapefruit and lighter pineapple/tropical aspects. Little to no malt sweetness is detectable, maybe a light biscuit if I stretch.

Flavors follow the nose but adds some grassy hop flavors to the citrus, pine and grapefruit. Malt biscuitiness is more apparent than in the aroms but this is still clearly a hop forward beer. Hops are balanced between bittering and flavor on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is pleasantly hoppy with minimal lingering bitterness. Fairly clean overall.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and can easily take down a 6-pack in an evening because of the drinkability, low ABV and the enjoyable flavor profile. While I feel Lagunitas Day Time IPA was a bit more flavorful, both are great examples of a style I hope will continue to be released into the market.

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Photo of jera1350
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden color with a fizzy layer of foam that reduces to a ring and leaves some lacing.

A big fresh hopped up nose with all kinds of citrus, pine and floral notes. Little if any malt presence.

Next to nothing for malt presence, citrus and tropical fruit from the hops, fair bitterness. Hops are definitely the highlight.

Even at 4.7, feels thin. Clean and crisp with a refreshing finish. Lower carbonation.

A lovely session ipa, but I would personally grab something with more of a malt presence and have one or two less beers. This would make a nice ipa lawn mower beer. Maybe my opinion will rise with the temperature.

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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 ThisWangsChung
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is about one finger high and white, with a somewhat rough-looking texture. It retains itself alright, though, and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass.

S: I've noticed how I kind of like catty IPAs, and this one fits that mold. The hops also provide melon, mango, and herbal notes. There is a touch of sweetness, as well.

T: The first sip strikes me weirdly with its finishing herbal hop tones. After another sip, it smooths out nicely. There are twinges of juicy tropical fruits on the front end; I wish this was more pronounced. Otherwise, it's a simplistic, enjoyable small IPA.

M: I look for these kind of beers to be crisp and light - and this fits that criteria well. I'd enjoy it more if some of the finishing astringency was cleaned up a touch, but this still has good drinkability.

O: Good, not great. As much as I love trying these session IPAs, there's only one so far I can say I loved (DayTime). Not to mention, session IPAs don't make a huge amount of sense from a monetary standpoint. Having said that, between All Day and Centennial, I'd choose this one every single time.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear yellow orange, nicely carbonated, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Citrus, floral and grassy hops all in a nice balance.

T-Starts with nice bready malt the citrus and floral notes. Some grapefruit. Ends with slight bitterness and good balance.

M-Medium bodied, some hop resins, nicely carbonated as well.

O-Nothing outstanding but a beer that you can have a few off without any side-effects yet nice on flavor.

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Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dertyd
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. No bottling date can be seen.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white creamy head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright hop forward aroma with good citrus and floral hints. Citrus hops up front with hints of orange peel, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also some earthy hints of floral hops and grass. Soft bready malts in the background with hints of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Also a light hint of honey sweetness. A very nice juicy citrus aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a bright juicy citrus hop driven taste with some earthy grass. Solid taste of citrus esters up front with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Also in the hop mix is some biting pine resin, grass, and floral hops. Solid backing of soft malt sweetness with a taste of biscuit, wheat grains, caramel, cracker, yeast, and a slight taste of sweet honey. A very solid West Coast style tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly drying feel. Pretty smooth and crisp.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style session IPA. Very good citrus flavor. Impressive for the low ABV.

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Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Zazzi82
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good session IPA. Probably my favorite. With not too high of a alcohol content this really is a drinkable beer. Great dry hop smell and flavor. Founders does a lot of things right

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Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of scottfrie
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottles into snifter. Thanks for these Jay! Bottled 3/2/12.

A: Pours a clear glowing golden with a finger of bubbly off-white head that slowly faded into a thin wispy film. Decent lace.
S: Insane nose on this one! I get notes of fresh tropical fruit nectars, mango, papaya, grapefruit, tangerine and even a hint of peach. Hops are super fruity and bright. I get a hint of doughy malt in the background.
T: Follows the nose but the flavor is not as tropical. I still get notes of tropical fruit nectar, mango, and orange/tangerine. The finish is clean and refreshing, and the aftertaste has a low bitterness.
M: The body is on the lighter side of medium with a smooth and slick mouthfeel that’s a tad thin but very refreshing. Carbonation is low and soft.
O: Refreshing and easy to drink, exactly as advertised. If this were available to me I’d drink it all day long. Thanks again jbck109!

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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,248 ratings
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