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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,834 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,834
Reviews: 1,714
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 194
Gots: 483 | FT: 11
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)
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arc3636

Kansas

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/7

A - nice bronze color, not a lot of head

S - nice hop scent, but also get a bit of malt. Not common in an IPA

T - lots of pine and earth hops, not as balanced as the smell

M - full bodied. I'm a fan of IPAs with hoppy after tastes that hang on your tongue and seem to just get stronger and stronger. This definitely fits the bill

O - lots of good hops flavor. Only complaint is the alcohol doesn't blend well, the 7% hits you right in he face.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 01:59:00 | More by arc3636
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A: Not good or bad; just OK in my book. Pours a clear orange with a very, very small head. The carbonation is somewhat lacking, but the lacing is actually very good.

S: Not good. I had to stick my nose deep down into this in order to get any smell. Normally, the hops in IPA's are robust and easily detectable by the nose. Not so in this case. Can smell a hint of grapefruit and orange but nothing else.

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M: Great. Many IPA's are loose and watery as they focus only on hops. This beer is very thick for an IPA and I love it! Limited carbonation but the thickness more than makes up for this.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,834 ratings.