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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

5,956 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,956
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 197
Gots: 530 | 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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divineaudio

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz undated bottle into a pint glass.

color is a deep amber to copper, much richer than i expect from an ipa. a hard pour forms one finger of off white head that dissipates quick. the ring left in the glass produces some thin, leggy lacing though.

really nice floral hops and citrus fruit in the nose. taste follows with a substantial malt backbone and a pleasant bite from the hops. i'm picking up notes of grapefruit, toffee and pine resin. like any good ipa the bitterness lingers, but isn't overpowering here. pretty well balanced and a little more complex than most.

mouthfeel is a little thick for an ipa, but still smooth with the right amount of co2. has a bit of a chewy quality.

drinkability is good and goes down easy. maybe not a session beer, but certainly delicious and to style. to me this comes across as being just a little bit better in each category than most of the ipa's i have had.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 05:39:47 | More by divineaudio
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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,956 ratings.