Founders All Day Session IPA ~ 35.5cl Bottle
An American ‘Session’ IPA which is positioned 6th top brand in the US craft category.
An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops; full of flavours and aromas. Brewed with Citra and whilst dry hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo it is not an over-hopped version of this US style.
Light, pale yellow colour with grassy/resinous hops and notable citrus character – grapefruit and lemon. The taste is of medium sweet tropical fruits with moderate bitterness; the a light body has a gentle, dry finish.
About the Brand
Founders Brewing Co. was started by Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers serving basic beer styles in their taproom in Michigan. From 1997 to 2001 they struggled to survive but a change of direction proved to be pivotal. They gave up brewing ‘beer for the masses’ in favour of styles they wanted to drink – a “Brewed For Us” motto that still stands today.
Embracing the ‘extreme beer movement’ their breakthrough beers were Dirty Bastard – an 8.5% Scotch Ale – and the Bourbon barrel-aged KSB. The latter was rated 2nd best beer in the world by Beer Advocate in 2004.
Popularity and growth necessitated a move to their current location in Grand Rapids in 2007 with production increasing to over 6000 barrels.
2009 saw the creation of All Day IPA by head brewer Jeremy Kosmicki, followed by RateBeer ranking Founders as second of the world’s top breweries for two consecutive years – 2011 and 2012.
The following decade of continual growth has seen phases of great investment and expansion, most significantly a specialist brewing site and barrel house making Founders the largest brewer of barrel-aged beers.
Founders have scored the most 100 point beers on RateBeer and were listed by them as 7th Best Brewery in the World 2020.