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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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

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882
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6,751
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.22%
 
 
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Photo of MACrist
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For the style. Fairly aggressive pour, two fingers of head. A Hazy, quite yellow look. I was really impressed with the aroma of this beer. Lots of pine and citrus as with a lot of IPAs but this is a 'session' and still it really jumped right out of the glass. It just smelled rich and super fresh. The taste was perfect for a session IPA because you get a solid dose of hop flavor, slightly bitter, and then it's gone. The feel is refreshing and light. The malt was there just enough but the hops stand out by comparison. The calories are reasonable at 141, if that is a concern, and the lower ABV (4.7) would make this beer a good option if you want flavor but not a big buzz. Will definitely buy again.

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

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Slight hazy in texture and dark gold in color, thick frothy white head builds up and stands with good retention before slowly sinking to thin everlasting foamy sheet on the surface, plenty of sticky lacing web and patch appeared along the glass-side.

Loads of hoppy goodness with notes of citrus, kaffir lime, floral, resin, pine, and somewhat earthy yet grassy while malt is also there with notes of sweet breadiness and caramel.

Nice hoppy flavor with notes of juicy citrus, pine, oily resiny, there is a bit spicy also. Malt establishes as a flavor canvas with a sweet breadiness while it is hop again in later stage to wrap up all the things with a clean bitterness at the end.

Light to medium body with smooth mouthfeel from its lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing, dry and clean finish.

Really go direct and not complex in order to be sessionable, anyway, it does not compromise in the part of hop. It still has vivid and lively hop character in both aroma and flavor.

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

Look: A hazy, medium amber, like a dried magnolia leaf. Tons of bubbles, some flying upwards to slam into a fat, puffy white head, others swirling throughout the glass like lively fish in a tank.

Smell: A metallic tinge manages not to upset bright citrus aromas--fresh orange with a splash of lemon and a squeeze of lime. Malty underlayers are detected through a light scent of fresh grain.

Taste: The overall flavor profile is light enough to live up to the beer's sessionable reputation, yet complex enough to provide quality interest. Lightly toasted malt assuages the medium high bitterness created by an artfully balanced hop combination--earthy herbs and oranges (peels and all) meet the gold standard.

Mouthfeel: Perfect for a session IPA--medium light body, with lots of carbonation. The finish paints a stripe of dryness down each side of the tongue, but otherwise remains smooth.

Overall: It may be a session beer, but it's also unabashed about being an IPA: while not alarming, the fresh hops provide a good amount of bitterness. It's hardly an explosion of flavor, but it's not meant to be one. My one objective complaint would be the metallic character in the aroma. Subjectively, I would be happier with less earth and malt, i.e., a brighter taste, but I do believe the darker, more mellow flavor a provide a unique, appreciable roundness.

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle... after a 7:30am to 6:30pm working day.

A:Playfully bubbly. nice light golden color.
S: Subtle hops and floral aroma.
T: Subtle bitterness. I almost a little on the watery side.
M: Despite the high carbonation it sits pretty nicely. No lingering bitterness.

Overall this actually drinks a lot like a lager. It's very light and only a subtle bitterness. Very smooth as every Founders beer is. I think I was looking for something a little more and that's why I wasn't so impressed. As a nice easy drinking beer it's perfect.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic glass. Pale yellow in color. Very pleasant floral smell. The hop bitterness was just about right for my taste. Overall a very good beer and one of my top choices for a session IPA.

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Photo of zrbeer1579
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange yellow with a two finger fluffy white head. Slight hazy.

Aroma: Mostly apricot and pine. Sightly floral and a touch of grain.

Taste: Similar to smell but mostly apricot with hints of grapefruit and pine. Some grain and malt sweetness. Some malt breadiness. I think I taste some yeast as well.

Mouthfeel: Median-light bodied. A semi dry and light bitterness finish. Carbonation seems just slightly high.

Overall: This is not a terrible beer. It is a sessionable beer with IPA characterics. Easy to drink. I applause Founders for getting this much flavors into a beer under 5% abv.

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Photo of TeamMathis
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good session IPA. The mouthfeel is a little watery, but the smell is excellently grapefruity and floral, and the taste has a nice grapefruit bitterness to it. I could drink this daily.

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Photo of Ellbert
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear orange with a lot of bubbles. Light head with not much staying power.

Smell: Hoppy. Sweet. Fruity.

Taste: Light yet hoppy. Hops really get you on the back of the tongue. The sweetness in the aroma doesn't come through in the taste.

Mouthfeel: It is light and thin. This is strange with all of the hop flavor. This is however the intent of the beer.

Overall a decent beer that is low in alcohol and easy to drink. I would like a little more balance towards the malt side.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint; bottled on date not entirely visible. Having enjoyed this beer quite a few times, I can tell that it is nothing less than fresh.

Appearance is decent, yet nothing to get overly excited about. I realize we have to grade this criteria and while sometimes the super sticky lacing left behind by a standout IPA does get me excited, it means NOTHING, if the beer doesn't taste good. Medium copper/champagne hybrid with delicate foam and sparse lacing to boot. The smell is a refreshing combination of pine, orange peel and lemon zest. This really tastes magnificent and I would warn IPA lovers to have a few before giving a concrete review. I wasn't in love immediately because I kept wanting to compare it to other favorites that I enjoy. Despite the ABV, this has a hop kick that is immediately noticeable and thoroughly consistent. Extremely crisp and prickly, it goes down smooth and begs you to enjoy more. While I would never compare this to heavier West Coast style IPAs, I think it needs to be judged for what its brewer intended. This is a session ale that is spot on for an IPA. I could and have consumed multiple brews of this seasonal offering from Founders without feeling the side effects of your typical IPA. This beer is completely underrated. Give it a chance before it's out of rotation.

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Photo of fank2788
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Bright orange gold with a bright white head that starts out at about one finger thick before falling to a fine layer of tiny bubbles with lace on the edges. The smell is of bright citrus and pine hops with just a touch of caramel malt in the background, the hops are really the focus with this one. The taste follows the smell with an explosion of hop flavor on first sip. The grapefruit tangyness is in the forefront with the pine and herbal hop flavors following close behind. Like the smell there isn't much of the malt in this one but there is just a enough, really not enough to balance the hops but that would have made this a much bigger beer which was obviously not the intent. As a result of the lower alcohol and gravity, the body of this is fairly light the moderate to high carbonation adds to that making it even lighter. Overall this is a nice IPA, the lighter body makes it great for a hot summer day, a picnic or poolside maybe not the best IPA out there but the light body and great hop flavors makes it really enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been known to enjoy a variety or two of Founder’s Brewing Co. based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I hadn’t gotten around to reviewing this variety which is a session IPA weighing in at 4.7% ABV and 42 IBUs.

Look-It pours a light golden amber color with yellow gold hues in the light that are reminiscent of ancient
Aztec golden treasures. It pours a one finger head that settles to a thin film pretty quickly and leaves a mild lacing trail on its way down.

Smell-I smell hops first and little malts which was a pleasant and unique surprise. The hops are citrus and floral dominated, but in a very nice manner. The smell has clementine and tangerine citrus and clover and rose petal floral hops. At the end, I also get some noticeable pine aromas. Very nice!

Taste-The taste has the same citrus and floral hops, but with the addition of pine that was ambient in the aroma, but the pine rears its delicious head towards the end. It leaves a primarily pine-based astringent coating on the tongue which is pleasant and it lingers for a long time.

Mouthfeel-I could describe this as light-bodied considering only the malts and hops, but an extra kick from the carbonation fizz towards the end makes it feel more dynamic.

Overall-This is a stunningly complex beer. As a session IPA, I was expecting wimpy and muted flavors with almost imperceptible bitterness. Cheers!

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Photo of SHDoyle
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Description: A bit of piney/hoppy aroma but other than that, not much going on. The taste is similarly bland with just a bit of bitterness; no real citrus, pine, floral, etc. Alcohol is non-existent as you might expect with a session IPA and the flavor quickly dissipates off the tongue.

Suggested food pairing: Hot dog

If you like this beer then you should also try: Two Hearted

Ideal time to drink this beer: On a hot summer day, maybe at a backyard BBQ or after you just finished mowing the lawn and need something light.

Overall: 3.5 (This beer is average and I would not likely drink it again) I usually don't drink session ales and this beer is a good example of why I don't: it almost seems like a macro in disguise. I know that Founders sells a ton of this and it's probably their best seller in terms of volume, so apparently some people like it. Of course, Bud Light is a pretty high volume beer too and it's awful. Session beers should be low ABV, but does that mean that they also need to be low taste and/or hoppiness? Founders is still one of if not the best brewery out there, but this one really misses the mark for me. When the best thing about a beer is its label, you can probably take a pass.

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Photo of CMUbrew
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Founders imperial pint glass
Bottled on 08/21/12

A: A small white head forms on the pour and soon fades. Body is a clear golden-orange and moderate carbonation can be seen within.

S: I think this is where All Day IPA shines the most. It has a nice piney aroma accented by citrus rind and tart grapefruit notes. Pretty nice.

T: The flavor does not quite deliver what the nose promised. The flavor profile about matches what I smelled, but in a toned down way. Lots of tongue smacking is required to draw out those mellow hop flavors. I think this is partly because of the "All Day" aspect of this beer. With toned-down hop flavor, you can drink more of it quite easily. The low 42 IBUs also help with sessionability, but that is just not nearly enough bitterness for my tastes.

M: This beer has a nice body to it, with appropriate carbonation and feel. Finish feels solid also.

O: While not measuring up in the flavor department for someone that really loves hops, I think this could be an excellent starting point for someone trying to get into the style. I also think Founders accomplished their goal of creating a beer to fit in the emerging sub-style of session IPA. They nailed what they were going for, but it just wasn't enough to blow me away.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours a light golden orange. Nose is grapefruit, citrus and grass. Taste follows, balanced but hop forward. Overall a solid everyday, sessionable ipa.

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Photo of TTAmod
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Cavanaugh's in Chicago, IL.

A: Slightly hazy medium-orange beer. Thick white head, although it dissipates quickly.

S: Smell is of your usual IPA....lots of tropical notes with a touch of grass and herbal in the background.

T: Like a lot of the session IPAs, the hop flavor is up-front and very strong. Lots of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. There's a touch of metallic taste and bitterness on the back end. Very light cracker malt is overpowered by the strong hop profile.

M: As typical with this style, the body isn't very heavy at all. This beer goes down really quick...which I guess is the point of this type of IPA.

O: In my opinion, DayTime IPA is the better beer, although this is very good.

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is honey gold with a white head and some lacing.

Nose is fresh, roasted hops, with some nuttiness and light caramel.

Taste is a great balance of sweet honey and nuttiness, with mild hops and some spice.

Mouthfeel is smooth and absurdly refreshing, with great carbonation.

Overall, could you imagine if all Sessions were this good?

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3/7/15 (Bottle) - Nice golden pour with light minimal head. Citrus and malt aroma pleasant and strong. Lemon and malt flavor very good and fun to drink. Carbonation noticeable, beer went down with a slight kick which I liked. Overall very good offering by a strong brewer.

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Photo of SSS
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

A-clear golden yellow with a white head that quickly disappears
S-nice tart hop aroma
M-carbonation bites a bit, the light feel accentuates the hops
T-subtle bitterness, very light grapefruit with a sweet lingering
O-a drinkable IPA, lacking a punch

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Photo of Jacurdy60
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear-golden color with an almost non-existant head. No lacing.

S-Very floral and pleasant. Esters mix well with a profound hoppy presence and a twinge of alcohol, even though it is a session ale. Hops take an overwhelming presence at the back of the nose. Smells fantastic.

T-Kind of disappointing for a Founders brew. Weak body and very simple. Hops take the front of the palate, the middle, and the finish as well albeit with a little citrusy bitterness to it.

MF-Carbonated and crisp. Thin body with a dry finish.

O-Disappointed, but still not a bad beer necessarily. Very simple and a thin body, but it is sessionable. The fact that they had that in mind whilst brewing it makes it a little better. For the price, I'd buy SNPA any day over this.

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Photo of cfalls
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really underrated!

One finger head, dies quickly.

Low alcohol, and light bodied, no haziness, with very little malt thickness. Some sweetness.

Gorgeous hop smell -- extremely floral, some citrus, very pleasant. Finishes dry and clean. For me, the hop aromas and flavors are much better than on, say, Stone Go To IPA.

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Photo of mechamifune
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice gold/orange hue with a slight white head. Minimal lacing. Clean/clear look to the body.

Smell is lots of citrus notes. Not an overpowering smell, but noticeable enough. Hop profile is there in the smell but I can't define it.

Taste is a pleasantly balanced one. Citrus fruits dominate upfront and it lingers into only the slightest of sweetness, finishing with but a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average.... crisp enough for the style but in the end it starts feeling a bit watery.

I'm alwaya a fan of beers that have a lot of hop/citrus taste but not a lot of bitterness or extreme residual sweetness, so this fits the bill in that sense. But at the same time, compared to beers off the top of my head that I think are at least somewhat similar, like Daisy Cutter or Little Hump, I perfer those two to this. The biggest problem (and I didn't deduct for this) for me though is that if the point of this beer is to be "sessionable" (and, I would assume cost less to produce per batch) then why am I paying the same for this as I would for Red's Rye? Even making it just $1 or $2 less than their usual offerings would mean a lot IMO.

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Photo of JimKal
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had been looking for to this one.

A: dark gold. Clear with a head that dissipates quickly

S: light citrus

T: reminded me more a light pale ale rather than an IPA

M: watery

O: OK but not a repeat for me. I much prefer 21st Amendment's Bitter American for a low ABV brew.

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into an IPA glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: A modest white head forms above a golden amber body. The body is hazy but translucent. It looks very pleasant when held up to light.

Smell: Citrus drenched hops. Minor notes of bready grains.

Taste: The bitterness from the hops hits the tongue first. Pretty straightforward citrus notes... grapefruit in particular. Malts were there, just did not give off significant notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-Light body.

Overall: All Day IPA is a pretty straightforward IPA. The hops are not as wild as other varieties but they pack a clean, fresh punch that makes this beer enjoyable to drink. I would say this is a textbook example of a "weekend beer".

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Photo of mattkoon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this ipa from founders is pretty drinkable but there are so many others out there that drop kick your taste buds into submission- why would you phone it in? this beer isnt bad. it pours a nice golden color. the smell makes a lot of promises- its piney and has a lot of citrus. the taste comes on strong at first and has a slight kick at the end but isnt nearly as strong as some other ipa's out there...this beer is called everyday ipa, so i guess the jokes on me, theyre telling you right out the gate that there is nothing that special about this. its not a bad beer..but with so many great ipa's out there, this seems kinda pointless.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/24/16. Poured into a clear glass.

Amber color with a modest white head. Nice color but nothing exceptional. Nose pleasantly hoppy. Piney hops first & foremost, and behind that a slightly more weedy smell. Taste is rather modest. Starts pretty thin, opens a bit but never really impresses. Hops over very light malts, not a lot of excitement. Mouthfeel clean enough, but not especially notable. Just not robust enough to excite me.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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