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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

5,804 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,804
Reviews: 1,713
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 193
Gots: 473 | 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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mfigueroa713

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-07-2012 00:10:59 | More by mfigueroa713
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2012 23:35:38 | More by BugTownPub
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Willywong1962

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-06-2012 21:04:46 | More by Willywong1962
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ewhitford

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2012 16:54:51 | More by ewhitford
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-06-2012 13:06:36 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-06-2012 06:49:27 | More by Localdrinklax
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hangar9


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-06-2012 00:42:09 | More by hangar9
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NEDmiller

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-05-2012 23:25:34 | More by NEDmiller
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brasky11

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-05-2012 20:35:55 | More by brasky11
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dejrrma

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$5 for 16 oz @ brickstore. had on 2-25-12. served in a pint glass. here are my notes for the review:

a- a reddish amber color with a small amount of head. slight lacing.

s- hoppy, citrus, and slightly peperry (something not present from the bottle)

t- wet and hoppy, but the real bitterness doesn't hit me until the end, but when it does, it hits me hard with a distinct sharpness. great bitter ipa. it's got a bit of yeasty aftertase with a dry finish. the alcohol is barely noticeable.

m- smoother and lower carbonation than its bottle counterpart. leaves you with a bit of a cotton mouth. medium body.

o- still an awesome ipa. i'm glad i can either have it on bottles or on-tap. was not disappointed. that being said, i prefer the bottle version.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 05:34:40 | More by dejrrma
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jman42

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A = slightly cloudy amber color typical of IPAs. Good head retention, but only decent lacing

S = nice finishing hops bouquet. Reminds me of the ripening hops that will be in my garden come late August

T = typical for an IPA: hoppy and slighly bitter. Possibly a bit too bitter for my preference

M = nice smooth creamy texture with some of that bitterness lingering

O = a nice IPA that I would buy again, but not hunt around for

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:32:37 | More by jman42
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Hazy burnt orange-brown with a one finger white head.

S - Moderate grapefruit and lemon citrus aroma with some bready malt coming through.

T - Hoppy, fresh citrus flavors up front followed by biscuit-like malts. Finishes with a earthy pine flavor which tends to linger on the tongue. Very hop forward brew, with good bitterness throughout.

M - Medium bodied, sticky, average carbonation. Dry finish.

O - After purchasing this one from a bottle shop, I realized this was an old bottle (almost a year old). I'm happy to report it still has good aromatics with a complex hoppy flavor. Overall it's a great example of the style, and hopefully I'll get to try a fresh one soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:26:18 | More by mooseo
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evilkalla

Alabama

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Very slightly cloudy copper color. About a quarter inch of head which dissipated very quickly. Carbonation level is somewhat low.

S: Somewhat piney with hops, but very malty on the nose.

T: Very bitter up front with citrusy hops, lemon and orange notes are noticeable. Maltiness is not as high as the smell suggested, but it has a nice malt backbone. Very nice.

M: Just right. Not too thin but not overwhelmingly thick either.

O: Very good IPA. Glad I tried this.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:07:15 | More by evilkalla
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Ray7233

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2012 22:21:40 | More by Ray7233
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buddydubbs


4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2012 20:35:40 | More by buddydubbs
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-04-2012 20:11:38 | More by redfox405
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nicholas527

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-04-2012 19:55:15 | More by nicholas527
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Redglimmer


4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2012 02:18:20 | More by Redglimmer
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Tim27

New York

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-03-2012 23:38:56 | More by Tim27
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Buzzard

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2012 23:31:59 | More by Buzzard
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-03-2012 22:43:36 | More by carrollmel7
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2012 18:26:40 | More by stampfler07
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growlerpower9

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2012 04:40:20 | More by growlerpower9
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2012 02:41:14 | More by elevatedgreens
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-02-2012 22:45:33 | More by Calculat0r
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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