drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
draft at maproom. pours gold with white head. nose is green and grassy. flavors of citrus, green, melon, honey finish. Good stuff but not bitter enough for an ipa listing. great beer for a beer of the month though. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2011
16oz pour @ Maproom. This poured gold with a white head and some lace. aroma was citrus, floral, and a bit o spice. flavor was actually more balanced than anticipated with pine, floral, and some malt. body was light-medium with medium carbonation.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Draft. I am a big fan of Founder’s Ipas and this was a great addition. It’s definitely lighter than most, but hasn’t given up much of the taste or aroma. I think this is great to have a lower alcohol option without resorting to something that seems watered down. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
A: The beer pours light amber in color with a tall white head and some nice lacing.
S: A really good aroma to this. Nice pine notes as well as some citrus (grapefruit). There’s a bit of biscuit malts along with mild grass and some herbal hops. Very resinous and oily.
T: Mild toffee flavor and sweetness on the flavor. Plenty of grass and pine hop notes, but not quite as much citrus. Just a bit of grapefruit peel and a pretty decent bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Really great nose on this. The flavor isn’t quite as good, but it’s still enjoyable and at sub-5%, really easy to drink. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 12oz bottle, courtesy of Mario Rubio. Thanks, dude!! Pours a bright, clear, orange-yellow color; mixed-bubbled white head with light retention and lacing. Modest aroma showing grapefruit and round tropical fruit notes; not particularly forward; some light grassiness. Medium-light body; medium carbonation. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call this watery, it feels a bit thin at thirst; as the core grapefruit bitterness builds, I can get a sense of the "IPA" nod: lots of lingering bitterness here and unabashedly hop-forward; a nice grassy dry-hop quality as well; I could drink and savor a whole lot of this beer (though, again, a touch more body wouldn’t be unwelcome).
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
All day ipa, fresh bottle courtesy of Dani and Mike! thanks a ton! good solid super hoppy pale ale, drinks really nice, light paalae, truly a nice session beer. i wish i could get this in cali, i would def be all over it! FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma is piney, lightly citric, earthy and herbal hoppiness with a nice sweet caramel backbone. Flavor is much the same, nicely fresh piney hops, with a hint of citrus and a light grainy character towards the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Certainly not the most flavorful ipa but as a session ale it’s nice, and very quaffable beer. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2012
A couple sixers in the last couple weeks. All day IPA is a pretty good name for this beer if it was indeed an ipa. But it drinks more like a pale ale. Appreciate the lower abv no doubt, but it definitely lacks in flavor a bit compared to their other India-inspired offerings. But its very clean and drinks good. Will buy again because its easy to drink and tasty, but it doesn’t really command one’s attention. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Sample at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange (as "All Day IPA). Pours a lustrous clear yellow-orange color with a medium bone white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Light body with a moderately bitter hops character that has grassy and fruity notes. Malt and caramel in the background. The finish is hoppy with a citrus aftertaste. Solid "Session IPA" overall. emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Pours a clean bright lemon rind yellow with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is nice and fresh with lots of citrus zest and resin. Grapefruit and a spicy grassy character. Very light bodied and dry, zesty and spicy. Citrus shows. Needs body and a bit of substance in the mouthfeel. Still very nice.