Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,865 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,865
Reviews: 1,767
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 252
Gots: 878 | FT: 12
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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3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into crooked stave tulip. Pours a deep amber burnt orange with some slight white head. Aromas of sweet candy hop mixed with sharp pine and a lot of malt backbone. Flavor of big malt maybe marris otter..with sharp bitter pine hop flavor. Finishes with some smooth sweet malt. Its a bit over bitter and over malty...more of an English ipa. Its a good ipa and can see why people like it but I like ipas with less sweet malt and a crisper smoothness.

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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brought back by a friend from a trip to Atlanta, GA.

From a 12oz bottle to a Cigar City snifter.

First full review, here goes nothin.

A - Clean pour, barely any head. Rich amber color, nice haze to it.

S - Smells amazing, like a citrus grove with a mixture of hops and fruits on the trees. Love how well the sweet smell blends right into the sip and that first taste. Great combination.

T - Awesome transition from smell to taste. Very balanced. Not too hoppy, not too sweet. Good citrus notes. Just enough bitterness at the end.

M - Good carbonation at first, turns into a smooth, almost oily texture, then finishes off a little dry, kinda like biting into a citrus fruit really.

O - Not bad at all. If this was more accessible, and it may soon be with Founders coming to FL, I would drink it a lot. One of the better IPAs I've tasted in a while. Second Founders beer I've had, can't wait for the next.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Shagens for the extra!

A - Amber haze and unfiltered look blend well with the solid cap of head make for a very good looking beer. Sticky, very sticky lacing

S - Good floral and mild citrus notes, slight hop oil. I get some biscuity malts in the background. Smells like its going to be a hop bomb though

T - But I'm wrong. I am amazed at how perfectly balanced this beer is. Every sip has malt and hop jockeying for position constantly...very well done. Creamy floral notes, rose water, hibiscus, mineraly, and mild tangelo or tangerine.

M - Mouth coating hop oil with a firm body. Long finish which is one of the best qualities of Centennial...is there anything this hop cannot do? It bitters, It's citrusy, it's floral

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3.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Extra fizzy off a hard pour. Ends with one-finger of dense tan head. Smells of oily hops, grapefruit, lemon and caramel. A bit of grass is also noticed. Tastes grainy with a backdrop of subdued hops and cotton candy. Somewhat chalky, medium bodied and drier than expected. Founders has never blown me away with thir beers I've tried, but this is another tasty beverage from this consistent brewery.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,865 ratings.