All Day IPA

Rating: 3.9

My second Founders beer now after picking up all of the ones now exported to the UK since early last month, this one an American IPA that I picked up at The Good Spirits Co. in Glasgow. This one was first brewed back in 2010 and is a summer seasonal, albeit one that is available from March through to September each year. Even so I am surprised it has made it to Scotland and it is one I am looking forward to trying, especially considering how good Founders Porter proved to be.
Founders All Day IPA

Appearance (4/5): Bright, medium amber colour with a pinky sized, bubbly white head that settles down and holds just a tiny bit smaller than the initial size. The beer is clear for the most part although there does seem to be pockets of cloudiness in areas.
Aroma (8/10): Fresh hops  to begin, some touches of pine and a citrus aroma with some pine and mango plus apricot notes too. A refreshing and very summery smelling beer.
Taste (7/10): Citrus and pine hops with some tropical fruits notes, mainly mango and apricot plus some pineapple too. There is some light grapefruit and plenty of bitterness at the end but it’s the citrus flavours that dominate.
Palate (4/5): Medium to light bodied with a hoppy, bitter feel. The beer is quite smooth and goes down well in the heat with a crisp, dry finish.

Overall (16/20): A very nice IPA that was particularly good in the sun with a smooth and bitter taste that is loaded with citrus and backed up with some tropical fruits. A beer that goes down quite well and made for easy drinking, definitely worth a try although I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it quite as much had it not been a sunny day.

Brewed In: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
First Brewed: 2010
Type: American IPA/Session IPA
Abv: 4.7%
Serving: Bottle (355ml)
Purchased: The Good Spirits Co. (Glasgow)
Price: £2.40

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