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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

6,376 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,376
Reviews: 1,745
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 212
Gots: 701 | 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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Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A--Burnt orange with a beautiful thick creamy head. Stays around throughout the duration of the beer.
S--Pine trees, orange, honeysuckle...very floral smell.
T--Not an incredibly hoppy IPA. Grapefruit and piney hops with a caramel sort of sweetness in the background. Definitely hop forward, but not overwhelming or overly bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden--could not smell or taste it at all.
M--Creamy, thick, and smooth.
O--Not entirely crazy about IPA's, but I can certainly appreciate how good this one is.

TheYeagermeister, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of equincel
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

equincel, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of gfan18
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

gfan18, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of TheBierBoutique
3/5  rDev -27.5%

TheBierBoutique, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of flannelman808
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle date: 01/20/12 (or a month and 3 days old)

A: Hazy orange amber in color and topped with a light tan head. retention is ok and lacing is alright as well.

S: Tangerine and subtle pine needle.

T: Juicy and bright this carries a lot of bitterness. Tangerine pith and other citrus rind flavors meet with a somewhat subdued forest floor quality. Balancing malt sweetness shows a biscuity character and is not overwhelming leaving lots of room for hop driven expression.

M: prickly

O: lots of character and very hop driven, this is a darn good ipa. With its medium body and bright this is a great everyday IPA. At a month old this is still very good, I would expect that earlier on it has even more potential.

flannelman808, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Cinderbike
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Cinderbike, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of hollerined
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

hollerined, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of augie
4/5  rDev -3.4%

augie, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of mikeg531
4/5  rDev -3.4%

mikeg531, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of wesvt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

wesvt, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jawneyt, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

MikeConklin, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of BillH200174
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden orange with lots of little unfiltered floaties. It has a smallish creamy off-white head that quickly went to a thin film and laced the glass. Heavy citrus aroma backed up by light malts. Flavor is spicy and sweet hops, a great combination with enough malt to back up the sweetness. Very drinkable and the alcohol is slightly hidden.

BillH200174, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of PatMan89
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

PatMan89, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of schomber
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

schomber, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev -3.4%

szmnnl99, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Archemedies, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a clear, golden orange color with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Some retention and lace.

S: Sweet malt, pine and grapefruit hops.

T: Good pine up front, followed by some sweet malt reinforcement, and then strong, bitter pine on the finish. Delicious flavor.

M: Smooth, medium body, a little cream and oil.

O: Today marks the first day Founders is officially in Iowa. The is the first time I've had the Centennial, and I'm pleased with it. Great flavor that I will be happy to enjoy again.

AmericanGothic, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of illini4x4
4/5  rDev -3.4%

illini4x4, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of moelikeit
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

moelikeit, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Sarnford
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Sarnford, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of JCFinn
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JCFinn, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Beerboi1123
1/5  rDev -75.8%

Beerboi1123, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of thydarkprevails
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a duvel tulip

Pours a nice orange with a finger length white head. Lacing is sticky. Great hop aroma. If you have ever brewed with centennial hops you will recognize it immediately. Very piney. Flavor is of piney hops with a caramel back. Very biting and somewhat citric with a great malt blend. There's toffee and caramel in there somewhere. Mouthfeel is medium to thin and the flavor resonates. This is a super sessionable beer and the alcohol is invisible. Excellent session IPA

thydarkprevails, Mar 19, 2012
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,376 ratings.