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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,282 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5282
Reviews: 1676
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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Ratings: 5,282 | Reviews: 1,676 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jlandis:
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jlandis

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy orange copper with a thin white head. The aroma is full of bright refreshing citrus hops. There is also a pleasant sweetness that is very inviting. The flavor is moderately bitter with grapefruit, oranges and other citrus fruits. I love the American C hops! The body is moderate with subtle carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer! Coming off of Victory's Yakima Glory I'm just blown away by this one. So well rounded with enough hops and sweetness to keep it interesting! So far in my book Founders can do no wrong.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 21:10:46 | More by jlandis
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-25-2014 01:39:27 | More by SlickestWilly
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djbrown13

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-25-2014 00:18:36 | More by djbrown13
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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2014 19:26:20 | More by grahuba
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2014 18:29:36 | More by ttylicki
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anabar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-24-2014 18:25:10 | More by anabar
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-24-2014 17:48:58 | More by hpthebull
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NW_IPAHEAD

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-24-2014 04:06:45 | More by NW_IPAHEAD
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bdolven

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-23-2014 20:33:57 | More by bdolven
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-23-2014 06:37:08 | More by AlexChillton
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

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

A - Dark copper, cloudy transparency, with a short head that fades quickly, but retains a thin film that establishes extensive lacing.

S - Mostly pine and orange zest out front, with caramel malt beneath.

T - The order reverses in the taste, with the malt coming to the front as a sweet, almost like honey, but balanced with pine and citrus zest flavors. The close is mild bitterness, but nothing too harsh or aggressive.

M - Quite drinkable, with moderate carbonation, but a slight oily feel on the tongue.

O - A decent, restrained IPA that focuses on balance over fruit bombs. A good choice if ultra-bitter brews puts you off of modern IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 03:29:43 | More by Tsar_Riga
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FlyingV

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-23-2014 02:51:27 | More by FlyingV
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THE-DUDE

Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am slotting this beer on my #2 IPA shelf, only because I tend to favor more hoppy less malty IPAs. However, this IPA is extremely well balanced. Aroma is of bready malt with a bit of orange and citrus. The taste is very smooth, the sweetness and hops compliment each other nicely. This is a very drinkable IPA, just not one of my absolute favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:02:42 | More by THE-DUDE
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mabermud

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a great bottle label.

A - Dark amber/Copper, burned orange color. Off white head. This beer leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass as you drink it down.
S - Light carmel and malt.
T - Smooth hops with more than a malty compliment.
M - This drink swirls in nicely and goes down smooth. Easy carbonation.
O - A subdued, balanced IPA worth your time.

I can tell this is an older school IPA. It is easy on the pine, grapefruit, and zest. This beer gets a high drinkability rating from me. A subdued IPA which would make it a go-to IPA for me. If only they sold it in Washington...

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 01:54:50 | More by mabermud
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NCCO

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a good inch or so of lasting foam. Slightly turbid orange-amber color.

Smell: Citrus, orange zest, subtle malty/biscuit, fresh cut grass

Taste: Very well balanced between sweet maltiness and citrusy bitterness. More malt flavor up front while the bitterness sticks around in the back of your palate. Pleasantly bitter, not overpowering or absent. Citrus, orange, subtle pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, balanced between being sweet/dry.

Overall: Excellent beer that I could sit down and enjoy multiples of. Really enjoyed this one, well balanced IPA that invites me to keep drinking more. Nothing extreme, just an exceptionally solid brew. Highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 23:49:47 | More by NCCO
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h-bomb

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders Centennial IPA has a thick, cream-colored head, a clear, amber appearance, with some stray bubbles, and some lacing strings left behind. The aroma is of sweet, juicy, herbal hop oil, and sweet, bready malt. Taste is of all these things, with a bursting juiciness, nice, not harsh, bitterness, pepper, and possibly an onion note. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Founders Centennial IPA finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and rather drinkable. This is so wonderful!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 20:41:55 | More by RonaldTheriot
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,282 ratings.