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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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7,069 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,069
Reviews: 1,823
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,076 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-13-2002

65 IBU
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Hoptron_3000
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear light copper. Tiny head that quickly fades. Nice lacing.
S: Awesome grapefruit and citrus. A little pine.
T: Grapefruit and citrus. Great firm and super clean bitterness. Wonderful malt backbone that's there but in a supporting role to the super star hoppiness. Little bit of crystal malt sweetness.
M: Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. Great crisp finish.
O: Fantastic beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours hazy amber/honey color with three finger width foamy head. There is great head retention and lacing on the side of the glass. Well balanced malty and hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Malty taste up front with an excellent transition to a grassy hoppy bitterness. There are some citrus notes somewhere in there. Nice, lingering bitter aftertaste. This is definitely one of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of DavidRandall
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs from a bottle. You can get it at the local grocery store here in Michigan I have had it at one bar only that had it on tap and that was the first taste for me. One of my first IPAs. Not too bitter for a beginner. Have never been disappointed.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Beric
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into tulip glass
Served: 12 July 2013
Bottle date: unknown (scratched off the side)

Appearance: A nice coppery gold color as it pours. Does not produce a big head, maybe one finger or so, that actually quite quickly dissipates.

Smell: Smells magnificent. The aroma hops on this beer are fantastic- it smells juicy, citrusy, and a little floral. Smells big and inviting.

Taste: The taste is a little more subdued than the aroma would have you think. It's possible that I got an older bottle of this so the hop presence had toned down just a little bit, since I bought the beer in a Kroger mix-a-six-pack, which tends to have hit-or-miss beers in terms of age. The hops, I found, do not beat you over the head, though they are obviously the most notable part of the taste itself. The hops seem nicely balanced, in a sense, with the malt.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, though initially quite carbonated.

Overall: A great IPA. I'd be curious to see what a fresher one tastes like. In terms of IPA's from Michigan, I personally think that Bell's Two Hearted wins above this one. Trying Shorts Huma-Luma-Licious sometime in the next few days, so we will see how that stacks up.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a deep reddish orange. small off-white head that leaves little to no lacing. fairly hazy

Smell: floral and citrus hops. sweeter malts

Taste: strong hop flavor. florals and citrus. some spiciness. toasty caramel malts. as it gets warmer the spiciness develops into a strong crystal malt presence that takes over in a bad way.

Mouthfeel: pretty strong bitterness and fairly light for the content. strong spicy crystal malt left over

Overall: it was good at first but as it warms it becomes worse and worse.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 7,069 ratings.