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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
7,249 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:
#8,437
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
7,249
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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255
Gots:
2,498
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,249 |  Reviews: 1,013
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of desint
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 05/31/14

Appearance - Pours clear with a golden orange hue and a white head that peaks at a half finger's worth of height. Sub-par retention leads to a broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is small and spotty with decent stick.

Smell - Bright citrus and some bready sweetness. Light peppery spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright citrus notes in the form of orange and hints of lemon. Light black pepper spice bite. Hints of pine. Finishes lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Super smooth delivery and finish.

Overall - A good session IPA, but does little to stand out from the rest of the pack. All seem to have bright citrus notes and not much else. If you're a West Coaster that can't get this, try Stone or Lagunitas Session IPAs to get a good sense for this one.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Roguer
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Partly hazy, with nice carbonation. Very small, 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipated (may have been an older bottle).

S - Very nice note of grapefruit. Very even smell.

T - Lovely even flavor: grapefruit peel, lovely bitterness mid-tongue.

M - Easy to drink, with the sweetness and the bitterness well-balanced and hitting the right spots.

O - This isn't the most full-flavored IPA, but it isn't supposed to be. In fact, it comes across as good, if not better, than much higher ABV IPAs. My first sip, I was disappointed, until I remembered it's 4.7%; every sip thereafter just got better and better. A very solid beer, all the way to the bottom of the glass.

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Photo of user785335
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of WanderingFool
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All Day IPA pours a clear, light bronze color with a moderate, fizzy head and a fair amount of bubbles in the glass. The foam on top dissipates quickly leaving behind a few spots and lines of lace.

The aroma is loaded with orange and tangerine citrus. A little lemon grass and a touch of sweet caramel malt is also present.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is watery with firm carbonation. The flavor begins with lots of orange and lemon citrus before grassy bitterness takes over. Bready cereal malt tries to balance out the hop bitterness, but it comes up short. It finishes dry with lingering orange citrus when gone.

It's nice to have a very hoppy beer that's not 8%+ abv. This beer does tend to lean on the bitter side, but it has tons of hop flavor if that's what you're after.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, many, passion fruit, a little caramel, and resiny pine.

Taste: All the hops are there, but it seems like it is missing something. A little more maltiness and balance of flavors would be good. Still tasty though.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light, low to medium carbonation, and extremely drinkable.

Overall: A nice session IPA like it was intended to be. Hoppy and light is not a bad thing and great for the warmer months.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of snaotheus
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on date is 7/17/2013, so it's almost two months old. This is the first time I've had it, since I live out of Founders' distribution.

Pours slightly hazy with a small head and not much carbonation. Yellow with a slight copper tint. Smell is strong, fills the room (I smelled it while it was still sitting on the table, well before I brought it to my face). Piney, fresh, pleasant.

Taste is nicely crisp and bitter, refreshing. Definitely a session ale. Mouthfeel is light, slightly sticky. Overall, not bad at all.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Bonds Tavern. Despite being a true Founders fan, I was wholly not impressed by their take on a session beer. Unassuming, golden hue with mild hop presence in both the nose and taste. Although sessionable, this would not be my brew of choice to drink all day.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden in color. Clear. Forms a small white head that quickly reduces to not much more than a ring around the edge. Some light lacing. Aroma is pretty good: lots of tropical hops and juicy citrus with just a bit of pale malts. Unfortunately the taste isn't nearly as good as the aroma. The malts are rather low and while the hops are certainly present, they almost seem out of place. It's not that the beer is lacking balance, it's just the the hops just don't taste as great as they smell. Body is thin with a bit of a spicy feel in the mouth. Mild-to-moderate bitterness. Overall, something just seems off with this beer. I love hops and this beer has plenty of them, but the lack of an appreciable malt backbone does nothing for them. Sure, it's easier to drink than most IPAs, but I really just wouldn't want to.

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Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of unclekeith
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Founders All Day IPA Session Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7,249 ratings
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