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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

5,922 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,922
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 197
Gots: 514 | 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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csnullptr

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-03-2012 23:21:57 | More by csnullptr
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Herky21

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-03-2012 03:02:15 | More by Herky21
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-02-2012 22:24:17 | More by brbrocc
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a burnt orange color. Head is off-white. Head drops to a spotty cap with a thick collar. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Oh Centennial hops. Faint notes of orange with a sticky resin backing. Some grapefruit flesh as well. Mild spiciness is hidden in the back. Malts are sweet and come through as a nice counter to the hops. Light caramel malt sweetness. Fruity like apples and pears. Lightly roasted with an edge of toasted malts.

Taste: Spicy hop profile laced with grapefruit and an underlying earthiness. Mildly herbal. Some mint and pithy bitterness. Apples and some orange flesh. Malts run a nice mid-sip. Caramel sweetness tempered by a mild roasted character. Pine. It's a tree with a bready bark. Lick it and it's sweet, but beware the sap. Touch of alcohol sneaks through as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on a medium body. Smooth and easy drinking. Touch dry on the back.

Overall: You want Centennial hops? Drink this. It's educational...educational and delicious. This is a notable upgrade.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 20:34:55 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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buiter

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-02-2012 18:29:55 | More by buiter
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pauljunk

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-02-2012 18:07:34 | More by pauljunk
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gradergator

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Beautiful clear yellow with a nice lacing that lingers for a while. The smell is rich with fruity and piney accents. Taste follows the nose quite well and is very refreshing and makes you come back for more. Mouthfeel is medium and perfect for this winner of a beer. Easily a go to beer. Founders never seems to disappoint..

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 17:38:42 | More by gradergator
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2012 13:01:46 | More by LarryMyers
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale amber color with a 1-finger bubbly cream-colored head. Pretty good retention as it fades into a cream-colored film that stays on the surface and nice lacing. A nice amount of carbonation bubbles, too.

S - Caramel malt and grapefruit, floral, and pine hop aromas. Pretty well-balanced between the two.

T - Starts off sweet with caramel and bready malt and fruity, citrusy esters. Quickly builds into a strong hop bitterness with lots of grapefruit and some floral flavors. Much more bitter than I expected from the nose and the 65 IBU.

F - Medium-bodied with really good carbonation, a sticky, chewy, and crisp mouthfeel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Caramel sweetness lingers for a little bit but grapefruit bitterness lingers for much, much longer. A little bit of a throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O - This is a solid IPA. Good marks all across the board. As I said before, it ended up having a lot more hoppy bitterness than I expected due to the balanced nose and the 65 IBU. I can’t complain about a beer that has more hops than I expected. Founders never misses the mark.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 04:07:55 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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williahd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2012 23:42:25 | More by williahd
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2012 20:19:04 | More by Nutwood
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2012 14:44:39 | More by jpd7374
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-30-2012 11:15:06 | More by rderedin
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2012 04:25:03 | More by ms11781
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-29-2012 23:32:31 | More by rkarimi
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StoutIrish

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2012 01:23:30 | More by StoutIrish
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LostHighway

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-28-2012 22:48:23 | More by LostHighway
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EL48823

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-28-2012 20:37:15 | More by EL48823
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2012 19:15:41 | More by sammo
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2012 16:22:28 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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Punkrckr281

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2012 20:59:15 | More by Punkrckr281
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-27-2012 14:34:00 | More by Element1290
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2012 13:04:17 | More by Tracker83
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2012 23:10:48 | More by Peyton5410
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NIckIPA


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2012 22:44:03 | More by NIckIPA
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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