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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

6,837 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,837
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 251
Gots: 856 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes(early march 2013) on tap at CL into a growler.

Growler filled at Continental Liquors Ashland, Ky.(new tap system is sweet I must say). They provided me with a reusable growler that I poured into a tulip/stout like pint glass.

A - Deep amberish orange with a bit of cloudiness but the other side is still visible through the glass. Frothy head sits lusciously on top. Fantastic looking beer. A good bit of haze and layer after layer of sticky lace that clings to the walls of my glass.

S - Brilliant aromas. Fruity notes hold the front and continue throughout with tight hits of classic grapefruit with touches of pine. Excellent Centennial hop display shifts into a ripe pear note. Solid backbone of caramel sweetness and soft malt aromas.

T - good hop flavors of grapefruit and pine with a fruitiness to add some overall hop balance. More pear, and lighter like fruits are noticed. Good malt flavor toward the middle with some caramel sweetness with a clean finish. Bitterness is pretty minimal in the finish.

M - a very drinkable ipa. Very well balanced while still getting the hops across the palate. Idk if the overall smoothness was bc this came off tap, but it was very drinkable. Typical Founders thickness and texture like with most of their beers.

O - A lovely IPA. This is why we all love Founders. Centennial hops do a nice job when done right and Founders does this ipa to perfection. This has become one of my go to brews, and I'm looking forward to trying the bottles I bought. Great first experience with a growler.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from 12 oz bottle into Speiglau IPA glass. Pours a dark, clear copper. 1.5 finger, light tan head. Moderate retention. Sticky lacing. Nice looking brew.

S- Big citrus and floral hops. Not huge, but prevalent. Very sweet smelling, with a nice bready body.

T- Taste really follows nose with big citrus flavors- mango, grapefruit, orange, then goes sweet with a touch of caramel and syrup, followed by a light biscuit taste, and then has a bite of bitterness before it smooths out in the finish. No harshness whatsoever. Beautiful balance. Maybe the sweetest IPA I have had.

M- Smooth and velvety. Mid body. Coats the tongue and leaves you wanting more. NO harshness as mentioned. Slightly dry finish created by the hop presence, but goes down smooth. Fair drinkability, but can't say it perfect since this beer is so sweet.

O- Another great offering by Founders. Just fantastic balance in this IPA. A lot going on with the intense flavors. Maybe even leans a bit too much towards the sweet malt base. Certainly one of my favorite IPAs that will be a go to brew for me.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of peensteen
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange colour, about a finger of dense white head, some lace as well. Smell is all out citrus and tropical fruits up front, grapefruit being the most upfront, a bit of sweet bready malt, as it warms more citrus fruit in the way of orange, pineapple and mango. Taste is fruity, lots of bitter hops, lots of citrus fruit mostly grapefruit and orange, a bit of sweet malt mid palate, drying finish with long hoppy pineapple finish. Light-medium dry cabonation, medium body. I really enjoyed this, basically my ideal IPA here, something I would gladly drink a lot more of.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,837 ratings.