Name of beer
Founders All Day IPA
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
What the brewer says
Before your mouth have even reached the liquid, there is a strong, yet light, aroma of fruit that is reflected in the taste, alongside a nice mouthful of hops.
In contrast to the dark and black IPAs I’ve previously reviewed, this sits right at the heart of IPA history – it’s a pale ale, and it’s American. Yes, American. By way of a quick recap, IPAs – Indian Pale -Ales, were created by the English to survive the six month journey to India, but the craft was lost and then revived by the Americans.
Founders call this an “all day IPA” and a “session ale” and, to be honest, it’s difficult to argue with that. It’s light and fruity, goes down a treat, and is so completely inoffensive – there really is nothing to speak against it – that you really could sit and drink it all day, and would be a perfect beer garden pint in the summer.
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