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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
92
outstanding

7,142 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,142
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 301
Gots: 1,141 | FT: 14
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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Ratings: 7,142 | Reviews: 1,838
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From notes.

A - Poured with a mild haze in a copper body. One finger of thick white head on top with good carbonation. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention left over.

S - Really piney off the bat. Pineapple and weed pretty evident too. Some peach or apricot. A lovely aroma. Really pleasant.

T - More citrus and pine come through. Layers of less typical citrus. Lot's of pine. Some decent maltiness too.

M - Fairly good bitterness. Good carbonation at a mild level and a medium body.

O/D - I was pretty stunned at the quality of this. A great IPA that is drinkable and has a pretty complex and unique hop flavour. Drank like hop juice.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date reading 06/24/2013, so this beer is one month old today. Another offering from Founders that I haven't tried yet; got the six pack from the local beer store where all Founders six packs are $8.99 all summer long.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of slightly off-white colored head on top of a coppery dark orange colored body. Decent head retention, with big strands of thin wispy lace.

S - Smell is of light bitter grapefruit hops, some blood orange / lemon, lightly floral & herbal, with a strong biscuit malt profile. Hops are more subdued than on a lot of more intense IPA's, but I was actually expecting this.

T - Taste is sweet, bitter, & juicy, with very authentic fruitiness (fresh orange, grapefruit), and some tart lemon / lemon rind in the finish. Bready and malty in the aftertaste, with just a hint of alcohol warmth. Nicely balanced hops & malts, and nicely carbonated for being such a high abv beer.

M - Feel is slightly resinous & dry. Crisp, tart, medium-bodied, with nice carbonation.

Overall, I would place it somewhere in the average realm of IPA's. It's well-made, nicely balanced and flavored, but it's really not as intense or mindblowing as other more exciting examples of the style. I just tried the Founders Pale Ale, and I was much more impressed with that offering. Of course, for being your average everyday shelf beer, especially for less than ten dollars for a six pack of 7.20% abv IPA, I suppose you can't go wrong.

Founders Centennial IPA ---4/5.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint, nothin' special. Couldn't find a bottled date.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a two finger off white head with pretty decent retention. Sticky lacing all over the glass.

Aroma: Floral and citrusy hops.

Taste: Well rounded solid IPA. Grapefruit citrus bitterness that never pushes towrds the edge. Malty sweetness provides a good balance.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, easy, and clean. Bitterness is held in check. Oily mouthfeel. Was surprised how quickly this one disappeared.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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