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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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6,838 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,838
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 252
Gots: 857 | 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  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to a tulip glass.

a: half inch head tight bubbles, copper color

s: cotton candy, sweet maltiness, juicy pineapple and mango

t: strong buiscity toasted malt character, very balanced bitterness. assertive but balanced. alcohol barely perceivable. sweetness is balanced well with the bitterness. somewhat of a piney flavor,

m: medium mouthfeel, coats the tongue. medium carbonation lightens the feel. very pleasant.

o: very drinkable, very tasty IPA that offers a solid amount of bitterness without being over the top. although the malt backbone is balanced well against the hops, i would have enjoyed a little more hop flavor... this may be lacking due to age of the beer.

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at fridge temp.

Hazy orange marmalade with two fingers of toffeeish head. Nice lacing.

aroma; nice mix of grapefruit and resiny pine.

mouthfeel is soft but full.

nice and malty for an IPA. Nice and juicy with a strong grapefruit flavor then a nice dry spot with a pine resin finish that is bitter like grapefruit skin.

notes; Incredibly well balanced with flavor, body and appropriate bitterness. I like this beer, the 2nd I've had from Founders. Does not push any boundaries but it is a very well crafted ale with a strong malt backbone and lots of flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with low to medium frizzy head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrusy fruits and some caramel malts. Taste is malt at first transitioning to spicy hops. A very palatable bitterness coats the mouth and lingers pleasantly long after the last sip. Overall a very enjoyable IPA.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,838 ratings.