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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3.87/5
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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:
#8,849
Reviews:
1,018
Ratings:
7,304
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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258
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Photo of xnicknj
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at kite and key in philly

Pours a clouded golden orange color with some yellow hues. Thicker white head retains for a bit, tons of lacing coats the glass.

Strong hop aroma with grapefruit and pine, some citrus juicyness and bready malts. Light sweetness with biting bitterness.

Hops bite right up front with citrus and grapefruit. Fairly juicy and balanced, some sweetness with tropical notes. Biscuit malt and faint caramel. Finishes dry, lingering, and hoppy.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, tingly and biting on the tongue. Drinks insanely well, great balance and flavor - I really hope they bottle this soon.

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

Almost done with notes from the site shutdown.

This review is almost identical to the review of this beer on tap. It changes in no way except that it's more presentable, developing a stronger head with better retention and lacing. Thus, the appearance paragraph is removed from my original on-tap review and the rest remains.

The aroma highlights grapefruit. There's a bit more to it, a bit of accompanying floral bitterness, light sweetness and balancing malts, but otherwise it's all about the grapefruit.
As expected from Founders for a sessionable, low alcohol IPA, this beer is light but flavorful. What's ultimately showcased is a malt-balanced, bright, clean, green leafy grapefruit.
There's a bit of heft to an otherwise light body. Brisk crispness combines with a light smoothness but keeps the focus on crisp.
All in all, Founders has produced a very drinkable IPA with this beer.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of papat444
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to grub for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 02/28/12.

Appearance: A thick head at the beginning but rapidly decreases to a thin ring and doesn't leave much lacing. The tiny bubbles racing up in the pale gold body are nice to look.

Smell: Grassy, a bit catty and some vegetal tones. Surprisingly powerful aroma.

Taste: Vegetal hops, burst of grapefruit but the follow-up is lacking a bit. The hops do shine though a bit.

Mouthfeel: Body is light and it's very easy to drink but it's rather ordinary.

Overall: I love session and low ABV beers but this one doesn't fully do it for me. Definitely easy to put away a few but not engaging enough to make me want to.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear golden color with a small white head, reducing to just a skimming layer, short lasting lace

S- citrus hops with an earthy & herbal undertone, fresh cut grass with some dank hemp seed

T- sweet and malty up front with some graininess, notes of lemon-grass, the hops aren't really noticeable until the finish, lemony and pine, dry & slightly bitter finish

M- light-med body with low carbonation and foamy mouthfeel, clean and smooth finish, easily drinkable

O- pretty good flavor for the low ABV, not as much bitterness as a typical IPA, but it could easily be a session beer. For a hit summer day, this would be a fine choice

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Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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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Photo of warnerry
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with 1/2 finger of quickly dissipating head.

Smell is loaded with pine. Hard to get too much else out of the smell, but it does smell good.

Taste is similar to smell, with piney hops dominating. Not muh in the way of malt to balance, but really quite good. Finish tastes a bit like tea, with little in the way of lingering hop bitterness. A lot of flavor, but the finish falls a bit flat.

Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel that finishes pretty clean.

Overall, very drinkable, though the tea notes on the finish are a little off putting after awhile. Nice to see some more very flavorful, lower abv beers.

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Photo of Durge
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of gtermi
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer pours a hazy golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades.

S: This is absolutely amazing. As soon as I crack the can, I get hit in the face with what smells like fresh cascade hops. After pouring in the glass, I can still smell the hop bitterness, but start to get a tiny amount of melt sweetness.

T: There is a bit of grassy hops, some onion type flavor and a tiny bit of sweetness.

M: There is a decent amount of carbonation and tingles as it goes down the back of the throat. This beer leaves a crap load of bitterness that lingers around forever.

O: This is one of the best session beers I have ever had and $15 for a 15 pack is absolutely amazing. I will for sure buy this again.

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Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tectactoe
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The color is a hazy amber/copper mixture, along the lines of what you'd expect for an American IPA. Minimal head and minimal lacing left on the glass. Smells very earthy, even more so than many full-on IPAs. Heavy on the hops and very piney, full of oils and resins. Tons of citrus on the nose also, especially as it warms up, mainly grapefruit and pineapple. The taste follows right along with a heavy dose of pine, hops, and dank resins, balanced superbly by the citrus flavors of the grapefruit and pineapple. Slight warmth, which is funny considering the low ABV. Carbonation is nice and provides a good bite. The aftertaste is slightly woody and definitely bitter.

My only main complaint is that the beer tastes a bit "watery" at times, but nonetheless, is still packed with flavor for a 4.7% ABV beer. This is definitely something I could drink all day.

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

12oz bottle
Served in a conical pint

A - It pours golden amber in color, and presents one inch of off white head.

S - I get fresh citrus and tropical aromas. Mango is the most apparent.

T - This beer just seems to be dominated by mango and tropical fruit. I really like this aspect. I get some mild bittering at the end.

M - Medium

O - This is a very good, easy drinking ipa. I always expect quality with Founders and was not disappointed.

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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours rich amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows passionfruit, lychee, spicy hops, soft grassy notes and clean sweet malt.
Less fruit as flavours, more focusing on spicy hops and pine. Very clean, very little malt.
Body feels a little watery.

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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 hilgart1
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Well, i guess it wasn't clear what "all day" really means.
This is one refreshing, smooth, easy going beverage. What a nice balance between malt and hops. Feels light and aromatic. Nice one.

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

35cl bottle. Slightly murky orange pour with a thin white head. Smells like honey and citrus. The taste is bitter-sweet and well balanced, with notes of honey and orange. Not a complex beer by any stretch of imagination, but an excellently sessionable IPA - I can see myself drinking a few of these on a summer day.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,304 ratings
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