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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

5,807 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,807
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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ONN8

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-14-2012 00:49:48 | More by ONN8
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chilly460

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A healthy pour results in a honey colored brew with a finger of off-white head that sticks around as a thick cap. Solid amount of lacing, though.

S: Quite a bit of grapefruit, some floral tones as well. Not much of a malt aroma.

T: Grapefruit flavors from the hops hit up front. Quite a bit of bitterness all the way through, especially in the finish. Almost a peppery, prickly finish. I don't pick up too much of a malt presence.

M: Nice medium body and carbonation

O: Solid IPA, but nothing too exciting here. Somewhat one-dimensional, little out of balance

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 20:10:52 | More by chilly460
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brealbg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-13-2012 03:57:11 | More by brealbg
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-13-2012 03:09:30 | More by HopsHopenstein
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MarshallMan

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2012 21:19:17 | More by MarshallMan
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2012 17:36:57 | More by zekeman17
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to pint.

Hazy amber body with a proper sticky head.

Pine/citrus in the nose. Bitter and semi-dry. Some cracker. A most wonderful East Coast style IPA nose.

Juicy, tart grapefruit and fresh pine. Biscuity malts that balance the taste. Long lasting hoppy finish with a light caramel taste from the grain. Exquisite.

The best quality here is the feel. Mouth-filling and juicy, with a peppery bite from the carbonation. Silky and most quaffable.

A great IPA from a great brewery, but not their best even (see Founders Harvest Ale).

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 01:52:26 | More by thecheapies
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks buddy!

Bottled 12/16/2011

The beer is copper to orange in color with a quarter inch or so of off white head that leaves some decent lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers pine, resin, malt, alcohol. Very hop forward in the taste - more than I would have guessed given the aroma. Bold flavor, with lingering dank hops and pine. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Nice feel. Lingering pleasant bitterness I look for within this style. Overall, a solid brew. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 00:35:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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ColonolForbin

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-11-2012 22:04:10 | More by ColonolForbin
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Billakowski

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2012 03:33:38 | More by Billakowski
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patpbr

Ohio

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

A- Red to orange color. Lots of Carbonation bubbling up, nice head.

S- Hops. pine, citrus.

T- I am a fan at first sip. citrus and pine hops its a floral taste with, caramel, malt mixed in. bitterness lingers.

M- Sturdy body with a good amount of carbonation. It has a dry finish

O- Well balanced, The hops are pleasant and the mix of citrus makes a nice combination. I will buy a six pack next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 23:43:24 | More by patpbr
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sevenarts

New York

3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy reddish orange, modest head, some minor lacing.

S: Nice strong citrusy hop aroma.

T/M: Rich, bitter hops, layered flavors of citrus with some spicy accents. I never really knew what people meant by onion flavors in beer but I definitely detect some hints of that here, not overpowering or unpleasant at all, just a bit of an interesting flavor added to the mix. Very dry and smooth.

O: This is an interesting IPA where the dominant citrus hops flavors don't get too overpowering; it's pretty smooth and drinkable. Not my favorite IPA but definitely a very good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 22:50:17 | More by sevenarts
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-10-2012 17:43:36 | More by bonbini26
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homebrewer88

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-10-2012 16:40:54 | More by homebrewer88
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-10-2012 08:05:53 | More by ygtbsm94
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-10-2012 04:37:36 | More by andyschaps
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mattyrubes

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2012 04:26:16 | More by mattyrubes
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-09-2012 23:02:47 | More by jeanphony
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-09-2012 22:56:08 | More by PaulMc
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fmccormi

New York

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at J. Ryan’s in Syracuse, NY. Poured to 10 or 11oz flute-ish mini-pint kind of glass—whatever the less-than-a-pint standard glass they use at J. Ryan’s is. Point is, it was clean and appropriate for the serving size.

Appearance (3.0): Clear, mid-range reddish amber. Bone-white head, relatively thin. Some lace, but not much.

Smell (3.5): Bit of a green, vegetal scent . . . bit of an orangey character. Mild, but not bad.

Taste (3.5): Same interesting spicy-vegetal note—can see why people say onion, but not necessarily in a bad way. Strong toasted grain character, very dry—no sweetness found here. Moderate but good bitterness, with a very neutral yeast presence, true to style. Lasting, somewhat vegetal finish again.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Smooth, light to medium body. Fluffy carbonation on the tongue, filling out the body nicely. Rather dry.

Overall (3.5): Maybe Centennial hops aren’t my thing. (I’m assuming they’re the namesake of this brew.) Don’t particularly dig the onion character, I guess. This beer hits the style well, if you like the hop character—decent beer, and I can understand why a lot of people like it, but it’s not for me.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2012 17:54:25 | More by fmccormi
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keenan41

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-09-2012 00:40:47 | More by keenan41
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2012 22:45:38 | More by rmehughes
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bmf5581

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2012 21:15:00 | More by bmf5581
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

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

Quaffed a few pints of this at The Kinsale yesterday with UncleAl prior to the Bs game...

Shaker pint glass, filled with a clear, richly copper-hued liquid. Head was thin and wispy, some fine white bubbles hanging on the edges, with traces of lace here and there. Nose is replete with rindy citrus action, a precursor of things to come. Medium-bodied, this IPA was also fairly smooth on the tongue.

Taste had some toasty malt adding some lightly sweet caramel flavors to the mix. Then there was lots of hoppy bitterness, with rindy, pithy notes along with a strong load of citrus. A solid, west-coast style IPA. Prosit!!

4/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1426

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 19:48:33 | More by Bierman9
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toyfull1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2012 14:58:56 | More by toyfull1
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,807 ratings.