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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

5,988 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,988
Reviews: 1,722
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 199
Gots: 538 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,988 | Reviews: 1,722 | Display Reviews Only:
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MaxAdvo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-14-2012 15:52:25 | More by MaxAdvo
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-14-2012 15:16:18 | More by hilgart1
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JRHope

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-14-2012 07:44:00 | More by JRHope
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ceraphin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-14-2012 04:24:04 | More by ceraphin
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Myst

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-14-2012 03:30:11 | More by Myst
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dlello2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-14-2012 01:11:21 | More by dlello2
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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
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,988 ratings.