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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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7,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,057
Reviews: 1,820
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,064 | FT: 13
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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep copper with a frothy one inch cream head that lingers, eventually dissipating and leaving spotty lacing.

Resin, bready malt, toast, and dank hop notes form the initial aroma. Grapefruit, lemon, spruce, and fresh cut grass add complexity.

Flavor follows suit, with a caramel malt backbone, slightly sweet, pervading throughout. Grapefruit and tangerine begin the hop profile, fading mid palate to notes of resin, which carry into the fairly bitter finish. Grassy qualities emerge as it warms, along with pineapple in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Good malt backbone to carry the hops, which are fairly flavorful and not overly bitter. Citrus and resin are both well represented.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Slight haze in a effervescent body of glistening copper. Minimal white lacing that sloppily grasps the edges.

S: Grass and dry hay with a touch of honey. Citrus and melon bitterness with a natural but sweet toasted malt aroma. Sun baked plastic trash bag funk. Faint bubblegum fumes. Not getting a lot of pine out of this but it is timid.

T/M: The fruity melon and citrus notes continue with the syrupy malt base. Natural flavors like grass and hay combined with a herbal undertone balance the sweet and bitter. Medium-full body with a crisp carbonation to create a great body. Finish is dry with a carbonated bite. Spicy alcohol with a undertone of pine once warm.

O: Great IPA that has complex but balanced flavors. This ipa is more malt foreard that aggressively hopped. Founders is just fantastic. I have yet to be disappointed with anything they have to offer. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.74/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This IPA is without question one of the best balanced and complex flavors that is one the market. The Founder’s Crew did an amazing job producing a beautiful color, great balanced taste, and still had that classic IPA flavor. Only drawback that I had was that the palate was a little bit lacking but still, amazing beer. Widely available, so give it a try. I just don't like piney IPA's

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 7,057 ratings.