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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

5,939 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,939
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 198
Gots: 523 | 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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Mcallaghan04

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-17-2012 22:34:25 | More by Mcallaghan04
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-17-2012 20:10:59 | More by thatoneguymike
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-17-2012 14:37:25 | More by ChrisL24481
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

10-17-2012 04:37:13 | More by CorneliusBunker
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Cyberhoptic


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

10-16-2012 17:56:33 | More by Cyberhoptic
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Molnar

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-16-2012 02:44:11 | More by Molnar
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Brealon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-16-2012 01:42:35 | More by Brealon
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vtjg


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-16-2012 00:43:26 | More by vtjg
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-15-2012 08:26:11 | More by Beeradelphia
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sdonegan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-15-2012 06:13:55 | More by sdonegan
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smalenberg

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-15-2012 01:21:12 | More by smalenberg
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pigueham

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

10-14-2012 03:56:48 | More by pigueham
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kemoarps

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich amber -- the colour of good honey. No head to speak of is what knocks it down a little bit for me, though it is still a beautiful brew: signs of things to come.

Some honey sweetness drizzled over biscuit malts with that piney resinous hop backbone.

The taste follows the nose fairly faithfully. Certainly a good amount of hops, but balanced in the middle of the palate by the sweet malts. Bittering finish dictates the aftertaste.

This brew had been hyped up for me (not really available where I am), and while I wouldn't label it life changing it is certainly an excellent IPA. I would whole heartedly recommend finding it if you can and giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 21:20:10 | More by kemoarps
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a single fingers head that was gone in seconds. It has a nice orange like copper coloring that is almost bright. The scent of this IPA is perhaps the nicest I have ever smelled. You can catch the floral, fruity, hoppy notes but it smelled like a lemon iced tea to me. Perhaps that is why I rate the taste lower is the anticipation. It fell rather flat as I got subtle hints of hops and citrus but it was rather unremarkable. I kept taking sip after sip waiting for it to live up to the scent and it never did.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 21:00:45 | More by KYGunner
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tinker

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

10-12-2012 19:28:42 | More by tinker
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henryhampton

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-12-2012 00:05:47 | More by henryhampton
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frogfan

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-11-2012 21:06:02 | More by frogfan
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

10-11-2012 17:06:43 | More by ROGUE16
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-10-2012 04:21:32 | More by randylangford
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy dark orange. One finger soapy off-white head.

Aroma: Big burst of citrus; orange and a bit of grapefruit. A little bready malt presence as well.

Taste: Very orange citrus dominated flavor. I'm not a huge fan of that hop flavor but if that's your thing than this is the IPA for you. Hints of grapefruit and orange rind as well. There is a decent amount of malt in this one as well. Almost a bit of a roasted flavor on the finish but fades quickly. Finish is dry. A decently complex IPA.

Mouthfeel: Moderate effervescence and just above medium bodied. Slightly below average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: The thing that's missing for me in this IPA is the juicyness that I tend to associate to some degree with that citrus flavor. Would I drink it again? Maybe. Founders makes a lot of other great beers that I'd pick over this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 03:48:35 | More by JamesMN
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Jman_01

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

10-09-2012 19:16:48 | More by Jman_01
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-09-2012 16:58:42 | More by JacobMutberg
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BasterdInABasket

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Bottled on 08/14/12" About 1.5 months old, 12 oz. bottle poured into Founders Pint Glass
A- Crytal clear copper-colored body, 1.5 finger slightly off-white head, good retention,, lacing
S- Hops, some citrus, malty balance, and sugary sweetness
T- Nice dry hoppy bitterness, pine and citrus, a subtle sugary candy flavor, pez maybe?, goes along great with the citrus and hops, flavors linger
M- Very dry with a good balance, a little oily and sticky
O- One of the dryest IPA I'ver had, the flavors are fantastic, nice complexity of hops, malt, citrus and pine, sugary sweetness is unique, good stuff for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 03:56:10 | More by BasterdInABasket
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on date of 7-31-12.

A- Comes out of the bottled a hazy orange to full gold hue. Small to medium head that retains for a minute or two. Laces pretty well, leaving an intricate spiderweb-like pattern of thin foam going down the glass.

S- The scent is a full frontal assault of hops bitterness. Mostly pine scents with an underlying sweetness. Not terribly complex, but a solid, strong hop backbone even after almost three months from the bottle date.

T- Starts off with a hops bitterness bang, followed up by a solid malt profile to support the heavier hop flavors. Bitterness makes a strong comeback in the second half of the drink, and continues right through to the finish. Aftertaste continues to be the solid bitterness level, but is clean and not long lasting.

M- Typical IPA mouthfeel here. Relatively high levels of carbonation with a slick feel on the palate. Overall weight is versatile...good on a hot day and during the colder months too.

Overall, another high quality, affordable brew from Founders. Further solidifies them as my favorite brewery. They do the best stouts and now I can say they do good IPA, not to mention the rest in between.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:20:58 | More by boilermakerbrew
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bman_85

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-08-2012 15:14:41 | More by bman_85
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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