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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

6,260 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,260
Reviews: 1,737
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 210
Gots: 652 | 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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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-06-2012 00:33:17 | More by Stinger80OH
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ToddIlgen


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2012 21:13:03 | More by ToddIlgen
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

07-05-2012 18:57:54 | More by thegerm87
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JxExM

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-04-2012 22:01:10 | More by JxExM
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-04-2012 21:41:19 | More by HarmonMW
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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

4.43/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a bottle into hand-held wine glasses.

This poured with very minimal to no head. There is also very little carbonation apparent on the side of the glass. Color is burnished copper.

Smell - The nose here is suprisingly subdued. For an IPA this hoppy, I really would have thought there would be more upfront here. Hop notes are piney.

Taste - Fairly malty for an IPA, malt hits you up front and then is quickly overcome by the piney hop notes. This hop flavor is VERY well balanced though and doesn't overpower the beer. Hop bitterness lingers in the palate for some time.

Mouthfeel - The danger with IPA's is that they become unbalanced and leave an unpleasant coating on the tongue, this beer has no issues in this category, the hop balance is magnificent.

Overall- A tremendously well balanced IPA that is one of the better ones I have tasted.

07-04-2012 21:11:28 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2012 19:57:57 | More by vande
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JeffArons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2012 16:50:23 | More by JeffArons
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blockhead


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-04-2012 12:25:37 | More by blockhead
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-04-2012 04:08:50 | More by inbierveritas
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-04-2012 03:55:32 | More by jaminjohnson
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bifrost17

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

07-04-2012 03:06:19 | More by bifrost17
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2012 01:09:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2012 00:57:47 | More by claytong
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csnullptr

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%

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..

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2012 20:19:04 | More by Nutwood
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,260 ratings.