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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body with foamy, lively head thanks to some good carbonation and lace all around. Love the balance of the light citric and piney hop aroma, possibly some grape although I can't really detect it more than a whiff, and a good caramel, bready malt backbone. Nice to see a classic, not overly hoppy or alcoholic IPA, still being made. The hops, citric, pine, touch of spice, are there for hopheads but the beer is mellow, easy to drink, and just downright smooth and wellbalanced with a good sweetness and finishes clean and crisp. As the name implies just an easy going beer that one could session all day (particularly nice on a hot, humid summer day).

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Photo of cjgator3
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle

Bottled on 8/9/2013 so this is a super fresh bottle.

A- Pours an ever so slightly hazed golden orangish color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is faint malt with fresh citrusy hops.

T- The taste is light with pale malts and a nice dose of bitterness from the hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a very nice sessionable IPA. It has the ABV of a light beer with the flavor of a beer twice the strength. This is a great beer for the warm Florida summers when you want something light but with a ton of flavor as well.

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Photo of dar482
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Spitzer's in NYC.

It comes in an orange golden color with a frothy head.

The aroma has some hoppy tangerine, grapefruit, and some tropical fruits. Wonderful hops and fruitiness.

There's a pop of bitterness. Papaya, tangerine, lemon peel, some orange. Then the middle has a biscuit malt, nothing too sweet, and then a gentle bitterness. It's quite hoppy actually.

In the end, it's quite easy and sessionable. It's towards the fruity IPA style "pale ale" that breweries are putting out these days. At 4.7% ABV, it really does have good flavor.

For me however, it lacks body and a punch of flavor. I had this right after Captain Lawrence Freshchester. I prefer Southern Tier Live in relation to the fruity hoppy pale ales.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 28/5/12 bottle sent out by liamt07 cheers dude

A clear golden liquid with lots of slow bubbles feeding a finger of foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving just a couple random patches of lace

S big nose on a small beer, tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, pineapple, some melon a little lemon and lime with some faint pine and some caramels

T a slight herbal aspect with a little more pine and rind then I could smell, still solid but the nose was better

M somewhat light but far from thin, good pinprick carbonation a little grit left behind on my gums

O pretty nice offering that I could drink all day, a session ale indeed, not a big palate wrecker but very easy to drink and lots of hop character

no complaints with this one other then the fact I can't find it in my home town, thanks again liamt07 for sending me this one

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Photo of spinrsx
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Clear gold/amber colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, resin, apricots, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit/lemon and a bit of resin.

Overall - I'd buy this by the truckload if it was available to me locally. It might just be the perfect beer for me, something I can drink a lot of based on the ABV and lots of hoppy scent/flavour. I'll buy more the next chance I get.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Minty hop nose with fresh mown grass, some light grains. Brilliant gold with a slightly yellow tinted off-white foam cap. Fruity hops attack the palate joined by citrus and pale malt with a hint of sweetness finishing with a crisp bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, gloomy honeyed hue. Head is a thin, bleached coat of fizz. Head leaves squiggles of lacing.

S-Aromatic. Citrus flesh and grass with lighter piney notes. Spicy and florally hopped as well. Sturdy base malt that reminds me of a sugared popover. Exciting.

T-Spicy tangerine flesh wrapped in flower petals. Those hoppy flavors fold into some moderately sappy pine then finish with a longwinded grassy note. All the while the wet biscuit-dough and cracker keep everything in check. The bitterness is initially pretty strong but it doesn't leave too much lingering on the palate.

M-All Day is right. Sessionable x10.

O/D-I knew I was going to love this. Flavorful all supremely drinkable. I will say that I enjoyed Lagunitas' DayTime IPA a bit more (comparing here is my unneeded comparison of session-IPAs) but this one rocks too. I have been waiting to try this and it didn't disappoint. Drinks easy but never skimps of complexity and quality.

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Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium golden with peach hues and a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer, leaving modest lacing.

Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass form the initial aroma. Dank cannabis and onion surface later, accompanying slight caramel sweetness.

Flavor follows suit, with grapefruit underlying the entire profile, tart at first, then pithy at the slightly bitter finish. Onion, pine, and resin mingle with bready malt to form the backbone. There's a toasted character at the finish. It's a little lacking in malt flavor, giving a slightly watery perception.

Body is moderate to slightly light, with carbonation a touch on the high side, slight astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Very good hop character in both flavor and aroma. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Possibly a little too complex to truly be an all day drinking beer for me, but I enjoyed the flavoring and aroma hop profiles. A little more malt character, and it'd be excellent.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 12/26/2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is mostly hoppy, the brew smells like citrusy (tropical fruit, orange peel, mango) and pine hops, along with a little bit of bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but for whatever reason it just doesn't taste quite as good as the aroma would lead me to believe. The flavors seem a bit watered down. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick, is well carbonated and goes down easy enough. However, at $10.99 a 6-pack I wouldn't buy it again since I can get better IPA's at that same price or cheaper (for example, Columbus IPA or Brew Kettle White Rajah). With that being said, I do think it's worth trying.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light bronze in color. Maybe just a little haze. Good bubbling, nice head and foam.

Rsiny, citric ip bitterness aroma with some cracker, toasted malt aroma. Hop dominatnt for sure. Crisp and clean too.

Grapefruit and lemon peel bitterness to the point of being a little metallic. A little toasted, water cracker malt in the middle. But mostly astringent mouthfeel with a little metallic twang.

Easy to drink and refreshing. Had one after mowing the lawn today.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks like an IPA lite very clear yellow amber brown with a 1/4 inch of head. Sticky too.

S - Smells of fruity hops mostly citrus and mango with a good bready malt balance.

T - Well it's good and I got to give it to em it's very drinkable. IBU's being around 40 it never gets too bitter or cloying. As advertised.

M - Light to medium not sure it's session ability since I only had one.

Overall another great beer by Founders this one would be worth the 10 bucks a sixer if it ever went outside it's Michigan borders.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled 04/12/13.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient sudsy lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma that's just as citrusy as it is sweet. Oh man, that smells so good. All pine, grass and brown sugar. Barely any alcohol detected.

T- The taste tries to live up to the aroma but doesn't quite make it. There's more biscuity malt found along with the grassy hops but it makes for a good balancing act. The bitterness is not as high as expected. There are actually small notes of butter that complement the overall sweetness of the brew. Good hop burps.

M- Slightly sharp and semi-oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- So much better than Lagunitas Daytime, especially in the aroma department.

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Photo of avalon07
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), a good shot of pine, malt, a little caramel, and citrus (grapefruit). Almost like a West Coast IPA, but a little bit mellower and not quite as hoppy. A solid, easy to drink flavor.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly an earth-shattering take on the IPA, but nonetheless a tasty beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours an orange color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A nice dry piney lemon lime citrus. Hints at subtle caramel malt.

(T)- Again, a nice piney citrus and subtle malt profile. Straightforward, but good.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Subtle citrus and caramel malt.

(D)- Its nothing to write home about, but definitely another solid IPA from the midwest.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazed gold color, moderate cap of white head, decent sticky lacing. Scent is hop forward, lots of grapefruit with touches of pine resin, very faint malt presence in the nose. Taste is quite bitter and hoppy, grapefruit forward with pine resin and lemon. Some mustyness and again a faint malt presence. Took a look at the ABV's posted at the bar and it was listed at 4.8%, so that should justify the low malt backbone. Lighter side of medium bodied, lightly sticky and dry finnish. Tasted pretty good, but overall just lacked a little sweetness to cut the bitterness.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pick this up at the brewery at KBS release day.

poured into tulip.

Appearance: brillant yellow bodied beer with a 3 fingers bone white head. Spotty lace on the glass. As the head drops its dense and chunky.

Smell: This nose is all pine and citrus. The malts are barely there and them smell like grain.

Taste: Mild hop bitterness in this beer. Pine upfront followed by oranges that are matching the pine notes in strength. Finishing with a hint of grapefruit and lemons. Mild bitterness that lingers for a short while after a sip. This beer is almost all hops, but you get a just a hint of buttermilk buiscuits for the malt profile.

Mouthfeel: Light boided beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean, refreshing, and delicate session ale. Well carbonated beer. You get what you were promised by founders.

Overall: Another nice beer by founders. If you have a 6er of this beer I would say you are ready for summer, grilling, and whatever else you do on a hot day besides drinkn good beer!

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Photo of Brad007
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold with a huge head into my glass. Looks to be well-carbonated too with lots of bubbles and a touch of lacing.

Smells like fresh mowed grass with a light citrus kick. The malt has a buttery edge to it too. Very interesting. 4.7%? Must be flavorful.

Right on the money. Buttery malt mixed in with citrus and light pine notes. Chewy. Kind of like a regular pale ale in a sense.

Lingering butteriness and pine from the hops make up the mouthfeel here. Carbonation is surprisingly subdued and aids in a trouble-free swallow.

I think it could use more hops but otherwise, you'd be just as well off drinking an APA. I think Otter Creek and Lawsons Finest have better examples.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled sometime in July. Thank you, Eric/Brian!

A clear orange with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is chock-full of aromatic hops. There's orange, peach, tropical fruit (mango and papaya) along with a bit of a grassy hop character. Malt character is minimal, though there is a touch of biscuit present. Ultimately, this one's about the hops and it does shine.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, more than I was anticipating and for a beer this low in ABV, quite appropriate. My beef with most "session IPAs" is that the beers don't have enough of a bittering hop addition, making them feel rather watery. Not this one, though - with a pleasant bitterness with some welcome resin, the palate follows up with flavors of citrus and mango. Grapefruit peel bitterness lingers on the finish. There is a touch of malt, a little bit of biscuit and honey, that wonderfully counters the bitterness. Light in body with crisp carbonation, this beer is hands down one better low ABV hoppy beers I've had recently.

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Photo of tigg924
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium-low carbonation, orange-brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear

Smell:big pine and light citrus hops

Taste: caramel and toasted malt start with citrus and pine hops that come in the middle and are present to the end...some straw is also present.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet start with a bitter middle that gets slightly more dry and bitter to the end

Overall: A nice and sessionable piney ipa. I could see myself drinking a few as the weather warms. Above average beer, but there are several other ipas that I like more.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint at City Tap House in DC. From notes.

A - Hazy golden colour with mild carbonation. One finger of white head left minimal lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice bright citrus, tropical notes, grass.

T - Soapy, lemon, tropical citrus and grass again.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body and not overly bitter.

O/D - Tasty little sessionable beer. Not sure why this has so much hype with so many breweries doing this style now, but it's definitely good. The soapiness was a bit of an issue, but all in all, a good beer.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled on 1-4-12, opened on 2-22-12.

A - Pours a clear medium orange with a very thin white head.

S - Orange, pineapple, slight sweet carmel.

T - Light citrusy orange.

D - Light and refreshing. Ok carbonation and slightly bitter.

O - Light and nice and very downable.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium copper gold with a thin soapy head and light carbonation.

S - Tons of resiny citrus and pine.

T - Definitely a hop forward beer...resiny citrus, grapefruit, and oranges up front which stays for the duration. Light biscuity malt surfaces midway through before the resinous bitter citrus and pine turn things up and crash in around it ending with a lingering bitter finish.

M - Light medium body and leaves a moderate amount of citrus resin in the mouth before finishing crisp and very dry.

O - An overall surprisingly hoppy and tasty beer for the lower than normal ABV for this style....hats off to Founders for creating a hop forward beer to satisfy the hop heads without all the alcohol and stupidness that follows. (!!). Definitely could drink this one all day while sitting on the deck.

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Photo of Bung
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Macs Steel Creek. Slightly orangey gold pour. Layer of white.

Aroma, nicely piney. Very faint citrus.

Taste, piney again. Much more citrus though, lemon zest. A faint bread/malt body peaks through. Bitter lingers a little, but nicely.

Pretty light bodied, but drinks damn near like water. Probably a bit thin, but for a session ale, all right. Better than session ale from Full sail by a long shot. For obvious reasons, pretty tame though.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter 9/4/2014. Have had this multiple times, not sure why I never got around to reviewing this.

A- Slightly hazy medium golden body, one finger white head with good retention time and plenty of rings of lacing. [3.75]

S- A slight touch of grainy malt, plenty of piney, leafy and a bit of citrus hop aromas though. For the most part this is pretty dang hoppy, with as little malt as they can get away with. [3.75]

F- Pine, resin, a bit of grapefruit, tangerines and a little bit of caramel. This is noticeably light on the malt backbone, which is of course the whole point behind this beer. Plenty of hops to be found here. [3.75]

M- Medium in body, not noticeably thinner than any other standard IPAs. This is Founders' biggest achievement here, to be honest- a 4.7% IPA that isn't thin at all with plenty of hop aromas. [4]

O- One of the better session IPAs out there; this is very good with plenty of hops for the hophead that can be consumed in as large quantities as you want at its 4.7% ABV. [4]

Final score: 3.825

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Photo of claspada
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark golden yellow color with a large, fluffy, white head that recedes to leave some substantial lacing.

Aromas begin with pine as well as some citrus, grapefruit and lighter pineapple/tropical aspects. Little to no malt sweetness is detectable, maybe a light biscuit if I stretch.

Flavors follow the nose but adds some grassy hop flavors to the citrus, pine and grapefruit. Malt biscuitiness is more apparent than in the aroms but this is still clearly a hop forward beer. Hops are balanced between bittering and flavor on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is pleasantly hoppy with minimal lingering bitterness. Fairly clean overall.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and can easily take down a 6-pack in an evening because of the drinkability, low ABV and the enjoyable flavor profile. While I feel Lagunitas Day Time IPA was a bit more flavorful, both are great examples of a style I hope will continue to be released into the market.

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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