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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

5,787 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,787
Reviews: 1,712
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 192
Gots: 466 | 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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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2012 13:54:28 | More by mscott1975
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Adamdc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2012 13:43:31 | More by Adamdc
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-29-2012 00:05:41 | More by bonez05404
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-28-2012 18:13:46 | More by kwa357
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meehandennis

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2012 21:09:35 | More by meehandennis
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zgunder

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-27-2012 20:08:49 | More by zgunder
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beef13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-27-2012 19:26:55 | More by beef13
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stafford2

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.7%

01-27-2012 16:25:07 | More by stafford2
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was looking at the beers of fame and realized I had never reviewed this one. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a SA perfect pint glass. The pour is orange, solid 2 inch head, nice lacing. Big hops on the nose, citrus and floral. The taste does not disapoint, big grapefruit and pineapple notes, lingering bitter finish. The body is medium, good carbonation, and I was surprised how fast I drained my glass. A must try for any beer geek.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 13:24:11 | More by bonkers
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Hellvis

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-27-2012 04:19:21 | More by Hellvis
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-27-2012 04:11:43 | More by MerkurKing16
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jskennedy

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2012 02:14:10 | More by jskennedy
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-26-2012 23:48:46 | More by pjs234
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kuvja

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-26-2012 21:58:27 | More by kuvja
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elfcounsul

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2012 20:53:32 | More by elfcounsul
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-26-2012 20:27:36 | More by rogueleonardi
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2012 17:58:45 | More by juliusseizure
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mtparty37

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 21:30:25 | More by mtparty37
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 00:55:22 | More by bsuedekum
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-24-2012 12:16:34 | More by mdtnelson
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into New Belgium chalice, Bottled 12/5/11

Appearance is a nice slightly hazy amber/red with an offwhite head that recedes relatively quickly. Nice ring throughout. Smell is grapefruit citrus with a tinge of resin, very clean smelling, hint of malt biscuit. Very nice taste: citrus hops and some earthy resin, light bitter finish.Mouthfeel is light and clean, with a bit of mouth coating hop oils.

Very nice IPA with predominant citusy hops backed by some resiny hops. Nothing really stands out but it all works well together. Right where I like to see an IPA in intensity, bitterness, sweetness, booziness. A good alternative to Sierra Nevada's Torpedo.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:28:22 | More by VaterRoss
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma...
Blast of grapefruit with some more citrus behind that. Smells like the gardener just littered my office with grass clippings. The malt backbone hints at freshly baked bread and slowly yields to bread crust and caramel.

Appearance...
Burnt orange and hazy - just like LA's skyline. Some lacing, but not much. Medium head retention with wisps of foam reaming through the end of the glass.

Flavor...
The fruity/citrusy hops are front and center ; little bit of orange peel. Very nice bittering near the end balances nicely with the flowery and flavorful flavors that are upfront.

Mouthfeel...
Medium-bodied. It's pretty light considering the flavors and aromas. Some astringency.

Overall...
This is an awesome IPA that hides it's 7.2% ABV very well. The aromas progress very well through the end of the glass and it looks great. Looks good? Smells good? Tastes unreal. Very drinkable, makes me wish I could get this in LA a little more often.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 01:42:23 | More by TheCrowsNest
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2012 01:24:11 | More by VaTechPhilly
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a beer mug.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber color with a one finger white head of decent retention and good lacing.

S: Citric, grapefruity hop aroma abounds here. I can also pick up a little breadiness as well if I concentrate.

T: The first sip opens VERY bitterly, even a bit soapy. Thankfully, the bitterness subsides a little bit after subsequent sips are taken. Even still, it gets rather tiring and one-note after a while. There is a bit of crackery malt on the finish, but otherwise, it's not very balanced.

M: Well carbonated and medium bodied, but rather rough on the tongue. I would have liked a bit more creaminess here.

O: Not so much 'bad' as it is 'incredibly disappointing'. As much as I can applaud the Centennial hop's versatility, it works a lot better as an aromatic hop in my opinion. All in all, falls way short next to the other well-known IPA from Michigan, Bell's Two Hearted. Though I do have to wonder...maybe I got a bad bottle of this? For that reason, I'll try it again...but eh, I'm in no rush to do so.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 19:33:35 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-23-2012 05:18:12 | More by Skye1024
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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