Founders All Day IPA Session Ale | Founders Brewing Company

Founders All Day IPA Session AleFounders All Day IPA Session Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
7,222 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:
#8,055
Reviews:
1,010
Ratings:
7,222
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
2,482
Trade:
12
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Founders All Day IPA has a fairly thick, foamy, off-white head, a somewhat hazy (suspended sediment), bubbly, burnished gold appearance, and a bit of residual lacing. Aroma is pineapple, hop resin, and white bread. Taste is the same, with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Founders All Day IPA finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and refreshing. Overall, an excellent example of a ho-hum style. Elevated price and disappointing presentation, in the overall scheme of things.

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jeffo
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo during this year's GABER event. Cheers!

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 42

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, one finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear amber gamboge in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy wisp only. Looks a little flat by the end and leaves no real lacing to speak of. Lack luster for the style.

SMELL: Lots of hops here. Honeydew melon, grapefruit, caramel and hints of lemon. Lots of cascade hops. Bold enough as well.

TASTE: Grassy up front with melon and some citrus bitterness at the swallow. Medium aftertaste of grapefruit bitterness, grassy hops, some melon and lemon citrus flavors linger on the palate. Flavorful stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Light on the palate, somewhat foamy, goes down fine and finishes dry.

OVERALL: This was actually really nice. I've been overwhelmingly unimpressed with the new craze on session IPA's, as they're usually just watered down versions of their forefathers. This one isn't as robust or impressive as the real thing, but it's well done and is plenty enjoyable in that man-it's-hot-and-I-want-a-quick-one kind of way. The look could use some work, but otherwise, this is a solid, solid effort in this style. Recommended.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Had this on 2012-02-12 in Normal, IL and many additional times; most recently on 2016-12-29 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can. I updated the ratings to reflect this most recent tasting.

Original review on 2012-02-12

A - Very clear gold with a hint of orange. 1-finger head and mild lacing.

S - Fragrant citrus, light tropical and grass, pale malt and a little yeast.

T - Nice flush of citrus flesh, light pine, light grass, pilsner-like malt, tea, orange zest bitterness increases as it dries. The bitterness lingers nicely for a minute.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp, dry and scrubs the taste buds.

O - Enjoyable. I like it better than Victory Headwaters but not quite as much as the Lagunitas Day Time or the 21st Amendment Bitter American.

Notes from 2016-12-29: Had this side-by-side with Lagunitas DayTime and Sweetwater Hash Session IPA. The DayTime had the best aroma. The All Day IPA had the best look, flavor and feel. It's interesting that almost 5 years after my initial review, I now like the Founders All Day IPA a bit more than the Lagunitas DayTime. Also, the 21st Amendment Bitter American has been replaced by their Down to Earth Session IPA, which I still prefer to All Day IPA or DayTime. I'd rather have a Carton Boat though than any of these although it's more pricey at $60 per case of 24 16oz cans and it's a 3-hour drive from my house.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,222 ratings
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