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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,257 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5257
Reviews: 1670
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-13-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

04-20-2013 21:41:46 | More by Kevincredible
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New York

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04-20-2014 23:27:50 | More by raycoll
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-20-2014 04:15:28 | More by SaranacinTexas
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hopflyer

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled within last 2 months

Poured slowly, decant. Minimal head. Light pumpkin orange color. Clear.

Aroma is mostly the grapefruit. little bit of bready malt. Nothing really strong in the nose but hints as to what is to come.

Taste again citrus and grapefruit up front. Nice bit of bitterness rounds the hop profile. Bread and crackers on the malt bill among with a touch of caramel sweetness. Back end grassy hops.

Moderate carbonation, and moderate body. A bit syrupy, slick.

This was one of my first IPAs a couple years ago. Glad I got to finally review. This one is an old reliable for me. Hits all the aspects I like. Some sweetness, some citrus, some bitterness. All work together in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:36:44 | More by hopflyer
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BellsFan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-20-2014 00:33:39 | More by BellsFan
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-20-2014 00:31:31 | More by Remdog
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Chrisbaggz

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-19-2014 04:58:20 | More by Chrisbaggz
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eulerthegrape

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

04-18-2014 22:31:25 | More by eulerthegrape
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-18-2014 17:31:21 | More by mikefuski17
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ZachE

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-18-2014 03:04:03 | More by ZachE
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had heard and heard about this beer, I dismissed it for a long while, then tried it. I am not from Michigan but they make some damn good beers in general. In fact I have never even been there, but some UP girls are wild!

This beer was a disappointment, I like the style but this one had too much malt, maybe Total wine and the room temp storage killed it.

Appearance: Beautiful, like I said the red ale thing is a thing of beauty but also a sign of mediocrity. I have heard how great this beer was from so many people, but it is not Two Hearted.

Smell: Average at best, sweet, not much in the hop category, I didn't detect any dating on this one but it may have been beyond the best by date. Anyway, it was sweet and nothing special going on in my opinion, I will have to try another, because this one was ho hum.

Taste: About the same as the smell really nothing spectacular, the build up was a disappointment.

Overall: This beer was a disappointment. It was a good beer, but not the level people give it, I have had phenomenal beers and this one was solid average.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:30:23 | More by humuloner22
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber/orange in color, and a few shades darker than the average for the style. Healthy off white head retains well at a half inch. Light rings of lacing.

S: Lemon drop candy, sweet sticky bud, tangerine and other tropical fruits. Juicy fruit gum. Substantial malt base smells of caramel with subtle whiffs of candy shell.

T: Dank and earthy up front, but the hop tastes soon begin to divulge tangerine,lemon head candy, and maybe even passion fruit. Bitterness is firm but gentle. The malt body is a bit big-boned and brings things into balance, which is by no means a bad thing. Caramel, marmalade, light toast, and perhaps a bit of candy apple shell. The finish is very balanced and mellow, but leaves a lot of flavor lingering. Dank earthy hops, tropical fruits, and caramel.

M: Hefty medium body. Malt textures are full, silky, and a bit chewy, though it sits rather lightly in the stomach. Ample carbonation has just a bit of a crisp bite that barley cuts through the malt body. Lightly astringent. Awesome texture, it really glides over the tongue.

O: This is one of those great IPAs that manages to please the drinker with a boatload of hop flavor, yet counter it perfectly with a malt body that holds its own. It strikes the perfect balance between hop bitterness and malty sweetness, and is absurdly drinkable because of this. This is tasting amazing coming from the can.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 15:48:28 | More by ryan1788a5
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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,257 ratings.