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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

6,369 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,369
Reviews: 1,745
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 210
Gots: 702 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

beerme626, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

BarryInMN, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

discdueler, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Crimsontider22, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dfecteau, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of mscudder
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber but fairly transparent. Good pale head but not much lacing stays around.

S - Some hops and citrus, nothing particularly special imo.

T - Wet and complete with a great malt backbone. Just as expected this is fairly hoppy, but not excessive by any means. ABV is well hidden, as it almost always is with Founders, and leaves a slightly pine-like taste on the rear end.

M - Sticky, medium bodied and just right on the carbonation. Not much could be improved in this category.

O - This is a great IPA. While not being a DIPA or TIPA, the hop characters are on point and as far as taste is concerned, this will likely become my staple go-to IPA when I am not looking for strong citrus notes (Loose Cannon) or anything too fancy. Deservedly the flagship IPA from our friends at Founders.

mscudder, Mar 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Bold amber/copper color. Golden bubbly head. Looks like how an IPA should.
S: Floral and dirt hints. Hmmm smells like something else. Got it: smells like a flower shop. So not really like flowers per say, but like humid muffled floral scent with some more grassy notes and dirty notes.
T: Tastes like dirt, quite literally. Lingering hints of pine bitterness. Spiciness comes through a little too much I think.
M: Sits pretty aggressively. Strong bitterness that lingers in a bad way. Alcohol comes through as well.

Overall not the best showing for an IPA. If you try to linger on this one it seems to bring out some of the negativity. Certainly not a bad beer, but I'm not terrible impressed.

Jamesthebrit, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Grinnerman, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

yankeefan287, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

loupap, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jakea, Mar 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Cheezus, Mar 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

scninmer08, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

robieobie1, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

fuzzbalz, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

nmeiborg, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

GJDitzler, Mar 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

nrombes, Mar 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

greid, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

RonnieRotten, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JimmyTango, Mar 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

catfan2000, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

muletrane, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Adam5150
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is hazy copper color with a cottony off white head. Smell is of citrusy, orange, tangerine, caramel, and biscuits mixed with creamsickles and a dash of spice. Taste is of the same aromas with a moderate amount of caramel, toasty nuts, biscuit, and citrusy goodness. Full bodied mouthfeel.

Adam5150, Mar 11, 2012
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,369 ratings.