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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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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3.88
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32.47%
 
 
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Photo of hopsolutely
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A stunning amount of flavour for the 4% ABV listed on the chalk board at the pub attached to the brewery.

Bright golden colour with limited head and no lacing. Not a tremendous amount of body, but enough for mouthfeel to remain pleasant. An awesome "west coast" hop aroma with brilliant citrus notes. The flavour is heavily grapefruit oriented and truly delicious. A lingering bitter aftertaste completes this very tasty beer.

Definitely a stellar "session" ale!

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into tall tulip, bottled 6/11/13

A: Pours a light yellow color with two fingers of dense white foam. Good retention, great lacing.

S: Lots of hops here - I get grassy, piney, and a bit of dank hops all coming together. A bready malt backbone is in the background, but is certainly there. A hint of fruity sweetness.

T: Hops move towards dank now, though I still get some grassiness that I got in the aroma. The bready malt backbone I gt in the aroma is nearly gone now. Watery.

M: Thin with good carbonation.

O: Not a fan. The aroma is nice, but the flavor is a bit watery and the hop punch I got in the aroma was not nearly as complex or tasty.

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

Pours a golden yellow with lots of white head. Lots of great hops on the nose. Some solid citrus and grapefruit smells. Very complex. A lot going on. Tastes similar to the smell. Tons of grapefruit and citrus hopes. Light and highly carbonated. A solid beer and I am VERY glad Founders is bottling this one

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Photo of DCon
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 12 fl oz bottle of this from Bruisin Ales in Asheville, NC for $2. Poured from the Bright Colored bottle w/ a Station Wagon carrying a Kayak & "Session Ale" below the brand into a non-stemmed Wine Glass. Has BOTTLED 12/26/11 on the front of the bottle.

Aroma- Has an intense citrus and grassy aroma from the beginning. Seems as if this was just brewed yesterday! Very fresh and may have been a bit dry hopped?

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies quickly. Has a clear, golden colored body and leaves a sudsy lacing behind.

Flavor- A HUGE hop punch hits hard from the start. Grapefruit and other sweet, citric fruits pop out and gives it a strong hop presence all the way through. Has a light-medium hop bitterness level at the end. Wonderful!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and a mixture of fruit is left behind with light hops.

Overall Impression- A perfect example of this style! Didn't expect anything less from Founders. This is my first time seeing this brew from them and am wondering why?? Maybe it wasn't offered in the Missouri Market the past 2 years? Either way, looking for more! I suggest you do the same.

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Photo of benloho
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Updated review from 5/25/14. Drank in a head-to-head blind tasting with Stone Go To IPA.

Bottle dated "5/5/14" poured into a snifter glass.

A: Pours a beautiful light and clear copperish color. Not much head. Slight lacing. A few bubbles streaming up fro the bottom of the glass.

S: Not getting much aroma at all from the glass. Later on I stuck my nose in the bottle and picked up a slight hop presence. Maybe some citrus and a little bit of pine. But not much at all. Not at all what I was expecting.

T: The IPA qualities come through here. A real strong bitterness pulled through with earthy and grassy hop characteristics and a slight citrus grapefruit peel taste. I get a hint of watered down caramel malt.

MF: The watery taste is part lack of any malt balance (typical of session IPAs) but also part from the lack of carbonation. So I don't get the crispness I want in a warm weather session beer. Very drinkable, just not thirst quenching.

O: Overall I am disappointed. There is a clear hop difference when comparing to Stone Go To, specifically in the aroma, which makes sense of Go To's 65 IBUs vs. All Day's 42 IBUs. I do get more of a maltiness the Go To which makes this easier to drink as time goes on. And in that case, All Day becomes the better session, while Go To is clearly the better IPA.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Stone Ruination IPA pint glass.

A- Dark pilsner in color, 2" off-white head with large bubbles, and minimal blotching of bubbles with a thin ring around the surface of beer.

S- faint pilsner malts, some floral and citrus with a primary smell of pine that comes through.

T- Semi-sweet malts, some citrus but again more pine/earth hop bitterness to this beer.

M- Light body with medium carbonation. Slight viscous feel as well.

O- Good beer. Not sure if this should be classified as an IPA. More of a pale ale with its thin body, low malt bill, and bitterness. Reminds me of a lighter, less citrusy Zombie Dust.

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Photo of DovaliHops
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled just about a month ago, so fairly fresh. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Scent is quite hoppy, yet mellow at the same time. Not a very big malt profile, which is what I was hoping for. Some lovely lemon aromas and sweet orange scents. Taste is just as it smells...but a little less hoppy. It is a very tasty beer, but the hops kinda die off in the flavor. I'm sure when it's very fresh that it is a way better beer. Has some similar characteristics as Sierra Nevada Pale. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a very tasty pale ale that is very sessionable. I could see myself easily putting away a six pack of this by myself on a warm summer day.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of the citric hops with a light malt backbone. Hops lead off with pine, citrus, and floral notes with a fair amount of bitterness. Bready malts come in but not much in the way of sweetness. Finishes with a spicy and earth hop kick.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this accomplishes its goal of being a flavorful, low alcohol IPA.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: Transparent gold, heavy bubbles on the body with a somewhat weak head. Maybe it's 1/8" (if that) off the body.

Smell: This brew smells ridiculously of fresh hops easily the best property of the beer. Strong floral and citrus.

Taste: Like the scent but little light in strength. I didn't know the able level till I started reviewing it. This is easily the lightest IPA I have had but the flavor is still bold.

Mouth: Medium with very light stickiness, has that grapefruit skin after taste whivh is just right.

Overall: At first it is very bland, but it is one of those that builds up sip after sip. It is definitely not on the level of some other IPAs I have had but I would definitely call this an easier intro for the style of beer. One more thing because of the wet hop feel, it feels like a thirst quencher. This might just be your warm weather IPA. Salud!

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Photo of Duhast500
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

The color is a orange/gold with a finger or two of foamy white head with a little thin lacing left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy pine at first. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that does have a presence here in the nose. There is some nice flowery grass aroma here that is quite pleasant.

The taste is bit different with some bitterness charging forward giving a slight resin flavor that is a little off putting. The is a touch of grapefruit and pine flavor there before going into a malt flavor that barely has a chance to get used to before the bitterness returns pop at the end.

The feel of the beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkable feel to it. There is lighter carbonation on this beer and the low ABV helps bring the flavor without bringing the intoxication.

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Photo of zac16125
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on: 5/22/12

A: Pours a clear, golden yellow with 1 fingers width of off white colored head. Leaves very small patches of lacing.

S: Spicy hops, grapefruit, resinous pine, floral, sweet malts.

T: Pine and citrus zest. Pale malt backbone. Good degree of bitterness.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher side, drinkability is good.

O: Im not blown away by any means, but it's solid. And definitely flavorful for such a low ABV beer. Not something Id make a staple in my fridge but Id probably drink it again.

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Photo of Spider889
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Marketed as "Endurance Ale" at the time I tried this.

On tap at Winking Lizard. Opted not to pay the extra buck to keep the ugly glass they were offering.

Pale golden color, crystal clear, small white ring of large bubbles. No lace.

Smells sweet, citrusy grapefruit, lemon, cracked peppercorns.

The taste is mostly bitter pine, it really reminded me of Stone IPA. Dry rough finish on the palate.

Very drinkable, as intended, but also very boring. I am really not too pleased with the mild/session beer fad that's erupting this year. I have yet to taste a good beer brewed with this intent lately. Give me something with good flavor or at least keep the mediocrity in Michigan.

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Photo of beagle75
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild and contrasting in a surprising way, with light floral/pine qualities facing off against rubbery/leathery earth tones. The smell tends to get lost in the flavor, once the beer is sipped.

T: Begins very dry, with toasted grain and predominantly floral hops aromatics. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where hops flavors turn more coniferous as precocious bitterness emerges. Grain is resurgent in the finish--more of a rustic pilsner malt quality--while bitterness is pure, medicinal, and aggressive to the point of seeming out of scale. Green plant stems and key lime citrus fruit linger on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, acidic and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A close cousin to Founder's Harvest Ale, this low-ABV IPA boasts many of the favorable malt qualities of that other, excellent beer. Hops qualities, while evident, are not well established--a complication similar to that of Ballast Point's Even Keel session IPA. Add Lagunitas' similarly-named Daytime IPA to the conversation, and one has an interesting, thematic trio of light ales with hops occupying the lead role.

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Photo of Etan
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Libbey stout.

A: Pours a glowing light orange with a decent white head. A little bit of retention and lacing.

S: Nice mild grapefruit and sweet, grainy malt in the nose.

T: Weak grapefruit with some mild bitterness and spiciness at first, followed by a big, lasting dose of sweet, coarse grain.

M: Very fine carbonation, almost medium-bodied.

O: Decent pale ale. Weak hops in the taste redeemed slightly by a nice grainy malt backbone.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All Day IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 tulip glass

Pours a light copper orange with some yellow highlights on the bottom of the glass. A thin white circle for a head forms along the top of the pour. Random patterns of sticky lace cling to the glassware.

Floral aroma with some citrus whiffs and a baked vanilla cookie.

Toasted biscuit malt backbone with a pleasant citrus blast that opens and brightens the profile of this IPA. Subtle hints of lemon tart and orange juice sweetness each sip. The carbonation level is great too. A well crafted IPA that has an excellent drinkability level.

It's refreshing to have an enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the taste buds with an aggressive hop finish. This offering by Founders is appropriately named a "session ale" because I'm ready to pour another freshy.

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Photo of neenerzig
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a mainly clear, slightly hazy medium golden color with a bit of a copper/amber hue. The fluffy white head is a good inch or so thick when first poured that eventually settles to a nice medium sized ring lining the surface of the beer and the inside of the glass. Not much foam on the surface otherwise or lacing though. Wish there was more of both. Aromas of some caramel grainy malt sweetness followed by citrus hops. the taste pretty much follows suit wit some grainy caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to a very nice citrus hop bitterness backbone on the back of the tongue. Very nice balance, but the citrus hop bitterness is the slightly stronger of the 2 flavors here. Has a crisp, frothy, slightly creamy, slightly prickly, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beer should be. For an easy drinking session IPA, as expected, Founders does pretty well here!

Eric

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Photo of dfillius
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of white head with fair retention. Chill hazy golden color. Good looking. More head please.
S: Caramel, lime, pineapple, tropical fruit. Tempting, fresh, hoppy.
T: Tiny bit of bready sweetness up front mingles with a rush of bitter hops. Hops are piney, sulfurous allium, + some grapefruit to finish. Very rich hop conglomeration with the malt balancing well.
M: Full flavored for being 4.7%. As bitter as I'd want an IPA to be. West Coast levels of hops and not sweet. Just enough malt to balance.
O: Very glad I tried this one again, and glad that it's year-round. The best session-IPA of the year. I'd love another and will buy 6 again.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Chimay chalice

A - Pours a clear dark Golden colour with a head that reduces quickly.

S - Very pungent marmalaide flavours and hops of a citurs note.

T - Citus grapefruit type hops, malty aftertaste with a short bittering finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

O - Very sessionable IPA

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Photo of AdamBear
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-darkish gold with a stable cream colored head

S-yes, a fist full of grapefruit...exactly what I'm looking for. Strong scent.

T-comes in with a light flavor of cooked vegetables, corn, and a hint of grapefruit. Very crisp and tasty. Lasting flavor of vegetables.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-I really wouldn't say this is an IPA. It's just not hoppy an bitter enough. I really like it, but I did like the Lagunitas Daytime better.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Nice, clear orange-amber color, with a moderate white head, quick to fade, and some lacing.

S - A traditional IPA nose of grass, pine, and citrus.

T - Follows the nose, with lemon and orange, and a sweet malt element of burnt sugars and a bit of cracker in the background, fading to a mild bittering line that lasts.

M - The bitterness is moderate, but it sticks around. Some drying, but nothing too aggressive.

O - This is a good IPA that happens to be sessionable. That is rare in the session IPA sphere. Add to it that All Day is a reasonably priced offering from Founders, and you get a rock solid brew.

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

Pours out to a frothy white head that laces erratically but thickly. Color is a dirty deep golden. Aroma presents with a tangy, piney, spicy, herbal hop character and slight pale grains. Flavor is very much like any other IPA with strong hop flavors and very little malt character. Bitterness is appropriate to the gravity, although a bit skewed toward alpha acids. Mouthfeel is similar to domestic lagers, light, airy and crisp. Overall, this is a beer that defies its low gravity. Having been introduced to the style in Oklahoma brewpubs who had to improvise on the 4% abv limit they had to work within, I knew American IPA can be credibly done without the 6%+ abv. It takes getting used to (for me, again), but the upshot is that you get the same satisfying hop rush but you can drink this stuff all session long and still have your wits about you.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Gold yellow color with a small amount of head that does not linger, just lasts slightly around the edge of the glass.

Citrus and a light amount of wheat scent.

Citrus, with a little orange and some bitterness as the flavor.

Easy drinking, with a light amount of bitternesss.

Very light in the feel and easy to drink

Go to IPA when I am looking to have more than just a couple beers. Also perfect for softball in the summer!

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin ring of film.

Smells of pungent, fruity hops and an ever so subtle sweet malt behind it.

Tastes similarly with a mouthful of pine and lemon zest.

This is really what takes the cake. It's so light and easy going, it really seems out of place, but in the most delightful of ways.

I could, most certainly, drink this all day.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this On tap at the brewery in the first week of April, 2011. Really enjoyed this beer, could session it easily.

A: Pretty semi clear orange color with a ring of foamy head. Not much lacing.

S: Nice citrus and tropical fruit hops with lemon bars to add sweetness. Almost like FFF in hop profile to me. Some fainter wheat malt in there as well. Refreshing.

T: Very flavorful for the ABV! Lemon grass, orange rind, nice malt backbone, and a crisp grassy hop end. An awesome session IPA.

M: Crisp and clean, light bodied. Very carbonated, a little too much for me, but it works.

O: Another great beer from Founders and one I would look for 6 packs of this summer if they release it (as I think they were planning to).

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Photo of lochef81
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A simple beer all around. Pours a nice golden amber color with a decent head that sticks around for a nice amount of time. Smells of your typical IPA elements; grapefruit and pine. The taste though is very simple. There is a forward push of hops and citrus notes but very little behind it. The initial taste is very enjoyable but quickly turns to a bitter, astringent flavor that is vaguely reminiscent of(what I can only describe as) feline urine. Its not a horrible beer but definitely not what I expect from a brewery like Founders. Would purchase again only in a pinch.

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