India Pale Ale (IPA) is an incredibly popular style of beer and one of my personal favorites. There are hundreds of different breweries that have at least one IPA in their lineup that normally ranges from about 5.5% to 7.5% abv. but can reach 20% abv. The strongest beer I have ever had was 120 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head Brewery at 20%. And believe it or not, that’s just under half of the punch Brew Dog’s Sink the Bismarck packs with an abv. of 41%. At the time of release, it was the strongest beer in the world.
As for Founder’s All Day IPA, it comes in at a modest 4.7% abv. As popular as IPA’s are with their “hoppy” flavors that come out in citric, herb and floral flavors and aroma and are usually consider bitter, drinking two or three feels a little different than two or three Miller Lites because of their higher alcohol content. With All Day IPA, Founders was able to produce an IPA with a little less kick without sacrificing flavor.
I’ve been fortunate to have several opportunities to have All Day on tap at the brewery and I’m excited that beer lovers will finally be able to pick up a six pack at their favorite beer store.