Throwback Thursday: Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA Session Ale

Originally posted on October 31st 2016. This was part of the Best of A Mixed Six-Pack. This beer placed in second out of six beers!

I have here the fifth beer of The Best of a Mixed Six-Pack. This fifth beer is Founders Brewing Co., All Day IPA Session Ale, 4.7% ABV and 42 IBUs. Founders Brewing Co is up there in Grand Rapids Michigan. The idea behind All Day IPA is that with the lower IBU and ABV IPA is something that you can drink all day long. Not that I think you should, but I think they mean you can have many and share with friends and such. All Day IPA pours a copper orange color with a one and a half finger of brilliant white that fades a semi-quick pace and leave some lacing behind but nothing really to right home about. Aroma is quite pleasant with nice wooded aroma with earth and pine with some grapefruit notes and faint hints of some bitter orange. All Day IPA has a clean taste of earthy light grapefruit flavor with a touch of pine and bitter hops and balanced out with some grain like notes. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with an easier quality about it. The finish is smooth and clean for an IPA with enough stratifying bitterness. Aftertaste is much like a sessionable IPA should finish with nice fruited bitter notes with bites of earthy pine. This is one easy drinking IPA, and I think it deserves an A+. I would say this is an IPA you give to someone that has yet to try an IPA. All Day IPA is a gateway to the IPA style if you will. It’s well balanced with nice flavors. I highly recommend Founders Brewing Co., All Day IPA Session Ale. But is this beer the Best of a Mixed Six-Pack? Keep it here to find out soon! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Wilmington Brewing Company Beach Time Session IPA

Session mean a beer that has an easy drinking flavor and ABV, which this Wilmington Brewing Company Beach Time Session IPA, 5.4% is. Beach Time was purchased from Pop The Top Bottle Shop, and pours a gold, light orange color with a tow and a half white head. It gives pineapple, some guava, melon fruit aromas with a slight tropical hop. Smells like a tropical beach and has flavors that are similar to the nose with a hoppy tropical note up front with a tropical fruits in the middle, pineapple, mango, melon and some light guava with a growing hop flavor on the back of the mouth. Beach Time has a nice smooth fruity and lightly hopped finish and a linger tropical hop fruit finish with a light mouthfeel. This Wilmington Brewing Company Beach Time Session IPA is easy like lying on an nice beach, really refreshing and well deserving of an A+. Go and try Wilmington Brewing Company Beach Time Session IPA I will buy this again! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!