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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

5,824 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,824
Reviews: 1,714
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 194
Gots: 478 | 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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mjohann


4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2012 02:36:10 | More by mjohann
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-29-2012 16:36:24 | More by JVan
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dianaelaine

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-29-2012 04:20:18 | More by dianaelaine
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tammy829

New York

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-29-2012 02:39:38 | More by tammy829
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-29-2012 00:47:09 | More by splendidsplinter
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, can't see a freshness date where Founders usually stamps there bottles, an extra from a great BA (thanks Aaron) poured into a mug.

A: Gold, chill haze, effervescent, fluffy off-white head, decent lace.

S: Candy hops, pungent, bready, pine, citrus, floral, hint of herbal, orange, caramel.

T: Bitter evergreen, blood orange, pithy, bready, touch of herb, mango, papaya, pine sap, hint of bitter grapefruit.

MF: Wet, bitter, on the lighter side of medium, medium-light dryness.

O: Decent drinker, no more no less, good flavors and bitterness, decent dryness, with a noticeable malt presence.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 15:38:18 | More by Scotchboy
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear orange amber, two finger head with lacing and well carbonated.

S-Citrus and grassy hops with some malt

T-Starts with grassy/dirt/pine notes and ends with more bitterness and citrus.

M-Medium bodied carbonated ans smooth.

O-A wonderful IPA from Founders. Not the best IPA nor the best from Founders but a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 14:30:08 | More by rlee1390
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/12/12

Pours just a small white cap not even a half fingers worth. This fades to nothing but a small ring with a bit of lacing. Golden orange slightly hazy body.

Smells of grapefruit, lemon, lime, carmel and toffee. Very pleasant on the nose.

Tastes like a whole ton of citrus. Grapefruit, lemon, orange and lime. Carmel and toffee mix in quite nicely. Some piney resinous hops are present on the finish.

Medium thin bodied. Medium low carbonation. On the finish it's somewhat sticky and resinous.

Overall this is a very solid IPA. It's no surprise that this is very similar to Two Hearted by Bells. Good aroma, firm bitterness and great drinkability.

$2 a single

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 02:50:40 | More by Homebrew35
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PatDreadful

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pored from a 12 oz bottle into my DFH chalice. Bottled 11/13/2011.

Appearance: Beautiful dark October orange with light caramel edges. A vigorous pour yields a nice 1 finger head with barely any lacing.

Aroma: Simply amazing! Oranges, lemons and a mild woodiness hit you up fron with a faint sweetness that brings it all together.

Taste: Perfect! Hops serve as the backbone but never overpower. The citrus hits you up front with a woody finish as the malt ties the entire package together.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mid carbination. Simply put, smooth as can be as the ABV is completely hidden.

Easily in my top 10 IPAs. TRY IT!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 00:25:52 | More by PatDreadful
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours of the squat 12 ounce bottle a hazy copper colour with a slim bone white head. wispy lace to boot. juicy hop aroma showing off all the scrumptious tropical fruit flavours i love...mango, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon. bits of bready malt can be had as well. taste profile certainly comes across as more than 65 IBU's. but before i comment on the bitterness, the primary flavour is first and foremost is the centennial hop...pithy grapefruit and lemon complimented by a dose of juicy assorted tropical fruit flavours. some base caramel maltiness holds things together quite well, and there is no real alcohol to be detected, either. hints of chalk and yeast can be detected, but don't really deter in any way. raspy bitterness is a bit on the grating side, but isn't that the point? medium bodied for an IPA with a somewhat scathing mouthfeel. average drinkability...

bottled on 11-28-11 and i'm sure this would be a bit brighter had it been drank fresher. it still brings it in the bitterness department, and shows off some nice hop flavours, but the malt profile seems degraded somehow. one of the few IPA's that smells better than it tastes at my time of sampling.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 00:04:36 | More by budgood1
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bcal16

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-27-2012 14:57:27 | More by bcal16
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2012 03:06:49 | More by stoutlover1978
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated feb 2 2012 , sweet, nice and fresh, into a duvel tulip.

A- pours a clear dark copper, with a nice bone white 1 finger head, nice retention, and nice lacing, a tasty looking beer.

S- grapefruit citrus, orange, hoppy pine notes.

T- citrusy up front then a blast of pine and touch of sweetness on the end, deffinatly some tropical fruits in there, pineapple, grapefruit. A very nice balance throughout,

M- dry medium body, has almost a grainy chewy texture, which I like, medium carbonation, dry finish, I think the fact it is unfiltered contributes significantly to the mouthfeel, very nice. Dry bitter finish

O- an excellent ipa, one I continuously go back to, great hop flavor and a nice well rounded body, one i would recommend to anyone, a must try.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 02:52:25 | More by PeterIngemi
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2012 01:13:05 | More by HoneyLamb
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into nonic pint.

Beautiful clear deep copper color. One finger of white head. Fades to about 1/3rd of that in a few minutes. Not too much lacing on this one.

Pine and citrus in the smell. Grapefruit comes out more than any other particular aroma but it’s not especially big. Some malty sweetness and floral as well.

Taste sees the fruit sweetness and hoppy bitterness go back and forth. Malt is solid in the background most of the time. Very little alcohol comes across in the taste. I only got one or two small flashes of it. Very nicely balanced taste. Rather than a lot of competing flavors this beer felt more like one harmonious whole.

Some dryness on the tongue. The aftertaste is pleasant. The bitterness did not reprise itself here like I thought it might. Easy drinking.

This was my first from Founders that wasn't a stout or porter so I was curious what their IPA would be like. I find myself coming back to the word balance when I think about this beer. It doesn't have a single part that sticks way out but everything blends well together. After having many beers that leave a lasting impression based on one or two things (super hoppy, really malty, fruity, bitter, etc.) it's possible at times that a beer with no spikes in its profile can seem less remarkable. Centennial doesn't seem to have any spikes but then I get to the end, pick out the ratings and conclude that the whole beer is pretty damn good. The spike is found in the bigger picture and overall excellence.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:09:58 | More by jujigatame
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2012 19:27:07 | More by Troville1990
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gjarvis

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 17:23:50 | More by gjarvis
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

02-26-2012 15:29:45 | More by Kevin79
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 12:24:45 | More by djcira
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mds1101

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2012 02:39:52 | More by mds1101
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-25-2012 20:48:56 | More by FeelinSurley
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-25-2012 13:57:59 | More by Aschap
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2012 07:39:06 | More by FlyingYeti
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-24-2012 18:22:27 | More by saxclar123
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-24-2012 18:13:28 | More by mecmd
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,824 ratings.