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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
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3.87/5
Very Good
7,275 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:
#8,609
Reviews:
1,014
Ratings:
7,275
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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256
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Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Hootie159
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Photo of kell50
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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 tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Very clear, deep gold in color, with lots of visible carbonation and a one finger white head.

S: Big citrus and tropical fruit hops, with some melon/spice, resinous pine, and flowery character as well. Just a hint of light grainy malts in the background.

T: Follows the nose, but the hops take a little of a backseat to the grainy (not quite husky) cracker malts, and the melon/spice hop flavors seem to take over for the fruitiness in the hop profile. Light bitterness in the hang, but this goes down pretty easy.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol presence.

O: Pretty good, and it would be easy to put down a few while working the grill...but there are some other APAs in this ABV/aroma category that I would prefer. Solid beer for the style and I'm glad to have it available on shelves here, but the flavor doesn't quite live up to the really nice aroma.

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Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Domvan
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice fresh fruit hop aroma. Sweet and light. Some doughy malt in background. Overall nice aroma.
Not much head - although poured while cold. Mostly clear and slightly cloudy darkish gold.
Forward hop flavors with moderately intense bitterness from mid through the finish. Some supportive malt with a bit of sweetness and caramel.
As would be expected with such a low abv there is a watery quality to the feel - quite thin. Ample carbonation.
A nice quality drinker for warm weather - which seems far away, although does seem a little possible in some distance future . Balanced well in flavors

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Photo of prototypic
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All Day IPA is an attractive gold color. It looks a tad hazy. When held to light, it has a very faint orange tint to it. A soft, white head covers the surface and rises to nearly a finger in height. It recedes quickly and leaves a very light lacing behind as it descends.

The nose seems a little weak, but it still smells pretty good. Hops are very apparent from the first whiff. Smells like a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine mostly. It’s a nice mix though. Smells pretty good. There are some malty notes. A little caramel and perhaps toasted malts are in the mix. They definitely take a back seat to the hops though. Alcohol is buried. No huge surprise there. Needs more strength, but smells pretty good.

The flavor is good. Hops are definitely front and center. Grapefruit and pine flavors hit the palate and resonate throughout. The malt base features light caramel and toasted malts. They don’t overpower the hops though. The hops have a really nice flavor that shines, and they add a touch of bitterness along the way. All in all, it’s has a decent amount of balance though. No need to worry about scathing bitterness here. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes fruity and a little dry.

All Day IPA definitely has a lighter body. Carbonation seems light and soft. For what it is, it has a nice feel. It’s very light and easy drinking. I could handle a few bottles of this with ease. But, I guess that’s the point, isn’t it?

Founders Brewing Company is one of my favorite breweries. They aren’t the first to brew a lower abv IPA, but they did a nice job with it. It has a really nice flavor and is very, very drinkable. Sounds like mission accomplished to me. If you’re a fan of IPAs and are looking for something to drink over an evening, find a few bottles of this. It fits the bill!

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Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Beginner2
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice session IPA.
Nicely aromatic. Hops and malt seemed in balance; better than many in the style.
Had with a medium-spicy pan-Asian dish and it went OK.
Also had with a mild Asian dish and it went better as the hops cleared the grease.
This won't be the best IPA you taste, but it does its job well enough with spicy food.
Overall, I gave it a 4 as I like Founders and its role as the pioneer brewer in regenerating Grand Rapids.

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Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with the remnants of what was probably once a bottled on date smeared on the side, but no longer readable. I'm confident that I got a fresh six pack though, so we'll see. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Aggressive pour manages to conjure just over 1 finger of thin fizzy white head which disappears into a froth within seconds. Body color is a light murky yellow-orange color. No lacing.

S - The smell is decent: fresh pine needles, grapefruits, and oranges with some dusty bready malt lurking in the background. Definite noticeable cat piss acidity, like others have noted.

T - This is one of those beers that smells a lot better than it is. Basically none of those bitter sweet fruity flavors you expect in an IPA. Hop bitterness is present, but strange. Tastes a little bit mineral-y and earthy, but that's quite fine by me.

M - Body is thin and watery, and finishes dry on the palate. Carbonation is moderate & decent enough.

Overall, I can definitely see the market for a lighter IPA such as this one, but it's nothing special to me. However, it is light and exceptionally drinkable. Excellent bottle art, depicting probably a great scenario for drinking this beer: in the middle of a lake in a canoe. A session ale if there ever was one, but I would rather get a more intense IPA than compromise for a lighter one. Either way, I look forward to trying this from a can!

Founders All Day IPA ---3.5/5

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Photo of justintcoons
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, tangerine, papaya, navel orange and honeydew.

Taste
Papaya with hints of pineapple and tangerine. Light caramel backbone with notes of candy sugar and honeydew melon. Finishes with subtle notes of pine and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, sharp and dry.

Overall
Has some really nice tropical flavors upfront and then quickly dives into the dry/bitter territory you'd expect from an IPA. Quite nice.

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Photo of AMCimpi
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a hops, malt and citrus smell, very nice. Appearance- pours a murky gold color with a large white head. Taste-Nice Hop flavor with malt and citrus. Great flavor. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- An outstanding beer, highly recommended.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow hue with some murkiness, and a nice fluffy off white head. Aromas of berries and summer melons hit me first. Flavors follow with some grassy hops, some grapefruit and a hint of tangerine. Thin mouthfeel with clean bitterness and carbonation. As a session IPA, this is up there with Easy Jack for benchmark of the style.

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Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,275 ratings
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