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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

5,971 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,971
Reviews: 1,721
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 199
Gots: 533 | 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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eberkman

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Between this and Bell's Two-Hearted, I am convinced that Michigan matches at worst and very likely surpasses its West Coast counterparts.

This pours an aesthetically gorgeous deep golden orange with some haze. Looks like a Hawaiian sunset in a glass. Topped by a pillowy, rocky eggshell-colored head that never diminishes a millimeter, leaving a lattice of lacing clinging to the glass. Compelling aromas of floral, piney, fruity Centennial hops (I've rarely detected such complexity in a hop aroma) perfectly complemented by toffee and dark, sweet candied fruit in the malt. The taste is similarly complex with its tartness, bitterness and malt backbone and equally inviting. Really flawless on both accounts. Crisp, brisk mouthfeel with slight oiliness. Very drinkable but deceptively powerful at 7.2 pct ABV. I'd drink these all night if I never had anywhere to go.

I love this beer. Did I say that already? This is really a winner and is up there in my AIPA pantheon with Two-Hearted, Smuttynose Finest Kind and Racer 5.

This six-pack was worth the 11 bucks -- just wish it lasted longer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 05:16:46 | More by eberkman
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a can-shaped glass.

A- Amber body, some cloudiness and no carbonation visible. Foamy light head that plateaus and leaves lots of lace.

S- Orange citrus and sweet caramel plus subtle pineyness.

T- Mellow citrus and a good dose of caramel. Pineyness is there too. The nose and tongue are very consistent. But good.

M- This beer is bitter, but not overwhelming. Average carbonation. Medium-bodied and with a hint of booziness.

Overall, a top-notch IPA and one that can stand above the rest of the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,971 ratings.