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The beer youíve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest dayís work and the ultimate companion to celebrate lifeís simple pleasures.



3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (242) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
All Day pours a golden orange yellow with an off white head. The aroma is a mix if citrus and floral hops. The flavor follows suite with a hint of caramel. Overall this is a nice session IPA for those that prefer to drink several and want some good flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2013
The beer is golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma brings citrus and pine hops. Light in body and sufficiently bitter. A bit watery and certainly refreshing. A nice brew to toss back on a hot day.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1181) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 2/11/13 making it two and a half months old.

Appearance: Golden/light orange hue. Slightly hazy. Forms a small, white, soapy head which mostly dissolves and leaves minor lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light "cat pee" and a general tropical fruit scent. A hint of spice, too.

Taste: Iím not really sure if Founders All Day IPA can truly be considered an IPA. It has a fairly prominent hop character, but the body is a bit too light. Itís more accurately described as a hoppy pale ale, but since this beer is intentionally lighter in body and sessionable, Iíll let it slide.

Whatís nice is you get genuine hop taste here, not just bitterness. I couldnít find a listing of the hops used but Iím guessing Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade and possibly Summit. Thereís an interesting combination of tropical fruit flavor, along with a hint of garlic and some pine. The bitterness isnít too strong, but it certainly is noticeable (42 IBUs according to the bottle). Thereís an ubiquitous earthy/piney character making it rather complex as far as the hop profile goes. Not much in the way of malt, though, just a standard pale ale base without much sweetness or distinct character. Though a bit simplistic, it all adds up to a surprisingly satisfying beer.

Drinkability: Founders All Day IPA has a sub-heading of "session ale" on the label, which tells me exactly what this beer is intended to do. Though plenty flavorful, itís never too intense which makes it quite drinker-friendly. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with a smooth finish and relatively clean aftertaste. I wouldnít consider it to be truly refreshing, though, due to the earthy/herbal hop profile. At 4.7% ABV, this is one of the few IPA(ish) beers you can drink in large quantities without getting bored or overwhelmed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at Guild in S Burlington. Pours a golden copper color with a white head. Nose is fresh grassy hops with a light biscuit. Palate is crisp and refreshing with a crispness. Flavors of fresh grass and light crisp citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap, served in pint glass. light hazy, light gold color, short head, some lacing. Hoppy, and mild bitterness. Citrus, sweet, a little caramel in there I guess. Somewhat light for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strap (416) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 26, 2013
Smell and taste a lot of lemon and pepper. An easy drinking IPA...smooth and sessionable. Not remarkable...something slightly off here but can't put my finger on it. Plenty of better IPAs for the price ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
oh gee wow, this is totally beaver!! .. . pours gold .. . sail? .. . solid foam, lacing .. . nice crispness .. . well balanced .. . if a hop was an apple, this beer is like biting into a fresh summer hop apple .. . great stuff, now easily my favourite everyday Founders beer!!! .. . . Iíve got two beautiful daughters and they spend an amazing amount of time with their fingers up their nose.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
Usually the hop head scoffs at so called session IPAís. Founders doesnít make bad beers, and this is no exception. Strong grapefruit scent. Light orange color. Flavor is kind of on the lite side: bitter fruit juice mainly. Most notably, however, is the smoothness of the body. You really could drink these all day. Unsure what to make of it, as the target audience is priced out and wouldnít know what to make of it anyway, while Founderís usual clientele will be left looking for the bitter pain.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (493) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle. Golden medium tan head. Nice aroma of citrus, floral, berry fruits, grass. Mild sweet taste, doesnít quite match the aroma. Medium body, texture a little too thin, mild bitter finish, lacks some crispness. Overall a solid IPA and sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Head retention is on the weak side but some decent lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is very citrusy with a healthy dose of grass thrown in as well. Pineapp/mango tropical citrus is what really jumps out. Not much in the way of malt at all; maybe a little bit of caramel. Taste is extremely hop forward as well. The same tropical citrus that was present in the aroma is there but it falls off rather quickly leaving a moderate to high bitterness. Really no malt at all which is a shame along with a very watery mouthfeel. Overall, I like the attempt by Founders to make a session IPA but I feel the style just doesnít work all that well. The hops really overpower everything plus the price is just too high to really session.


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