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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
92
outstanding

6,236 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,236
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 209
Gots: 643 | 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:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-13-2002)
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-18-2012 02:58:45 | More by MSEGUIN
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-18-2012 01:47:47 | More by JimGlonke
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HarrySTruman

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured a nice amber with a slight head and minimal lacing.

Pine, citrus and resin smells. Smelled a bit stronger than a typical IPA, but it smelled very good.

Very well balanced flavor, just a bit weak in most the profiles. The fruity sweet flavor was a bit weak and the bitter, dry finish was pretty weak, but the balance between the two worked out very well.

Easy drinking, perfect amount of carbonation. Not too thin, not too thick.

This is a very good, very drinkable IPA. Good balance, great nose. Not quite as over the top in the hop flavor that some IPA's can be.

07-18-2012 01:38:03 | More by HarrySTruman
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%

A: A beautiful hazy deep orange with a half-inch light khaki head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S: Awesome citrus and pine. Not overpowering. Sweet malts backing it up.

T: Caramel malts up front followed by nice citrus and pine. The hops really come through at the back of the tongue. Finishes bitter. Nice, classic IPA.

M: Medium to full bodied beer that leaves some lingering bitterness. You don't really get the booziness from it either.

Very good IPA. Basically, this is kind of a quintessential IPA and if you're looking for that bitter, citrusy, piney, hoppy taste with some balancing caramel malts, look no further. Again, this is what I think of when I think "IPA."

07-17-2012 14:13:39 | More by circus_cat
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2012 19:24:48 | More by sailorastro
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-15-2012 14:18:14 | More by RMoeNay
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2012 13:14:31 | More by fatbatcat
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sukwonee

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Amber orange with two finger head. Good amount of lacing.

S: Pine, grapefruit, resin, malt. If I have to guess, it's amarillo + simcoe hops.

T: Starts off a bit floral, followed by grapefruit, pine, resin... I also get lemon and orange zest. Althought it tastes good, there is a bit of ... dishwashing liquid taste to it at the end. Sweet malt. Well balanced.

M: Light to medium thickness, good amount of carbonation.

O: It's another solid brew. I didn't enjoy the tailend of the taste, but it was overall enjoyable.

07-15-2012 03:28:31 | More by sukwonee
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2012 02:28:37 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Hubes

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-15-2012 01:06:41 | More by Hubes
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BigRob329

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.8%

07-14-2012 22:02:21 | More by BigRob329
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Kisejohn


3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

Aroma:  Piney resinous aroma, with some malt sweetness.

Appearance:   Hazy orange color.  About half a finger of head.  Little to no lacing.

Flavor:  Piney, grapefruit hop flavors.  Malt sweetness at the start, piney hop flavors in the middle, finishes with lingering bitterness and astringency.  Slight alcohol present.

Mouthfeel:   Light to medium body.  Good carbonation.

Overall:  Malt sweetness holds up well to hop bitterness.  Lingering astringency detracts from the overall effect.  A good IPA, but nothing to make it stand out.

07-14-2012 21:31:05 | More by Kisejohn
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-14-2012 18:50:15 | More by rolltide8425
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-14-2012 18:46:03 | More by cantfindme
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metalgdog

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-14-2012 16:35:16 | More by metalgdog
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MJGTi


4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2012 14:37:00 | More by MJGTi
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MathNut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2012 05:32:31 | More by MathNut
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-14-2012 04:31:30 | More by blmar311
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ADA32


1/5  rDev -75.8%

07-14-2012 03:29:54 | More by ADA32
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2012 02:51:07 | More by beerFool28607
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.5%

07-13-2012 17:02:03 | More by ajs4bd
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2012 02:17:34 | More by agreenman19
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jpd026

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-11-2012 21:52:16 | More by jpd026
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1%

A: Pours a honey color with reds around the edges. There is about a half finger puffy light khaki head that takes awhile to settle. There is very little lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is a perfect balance between citrus and pine. I also get a touch of caramel from the malt.

T: This beer has a quick sweetness right up front, but the grapefruit and piny hops show themselves immediately after. The hoppy bitters linger through to the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. Sweet start, followed by big hops in the middle. The finish is resiny and the bitter linger on the palate for some time.

O: Solid beer. This is definitely something I'll be returning to again and again. Thank goodness it's finally available in Buffalo.

07-11-2012 19:52:17 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-11-2012 18:45:57 | More by Donsmitty
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,236 ratings.