Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,865 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,865
Reviews: 1,767
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 252
Gots: 878 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Like an orange cloud floating in my glass

S: Is that citrus? Grapefruit perhaps? Inviting...

T: Bitter, hoppy, no surprises here.

M: Balanced, with some bitterness lingering. Not as smooth as other IPAs.

O: A good IPA, maybe a tad overrated. Will buy again.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Founders is probably one of the most reliably good brewers out there, so why do they keep blowing me away with their beers?

A: clear pale-to-medium amber beer with a quick 1-2 finger head that slims down into a sheen

S: rich, crisp, deep pine hoppiness sitting atop a hearty, earthy malt base

T: piney and resinous hops to start, more citrusy on the finish; nice robust malt profile, subtle sweetness

M: well-rounded, medium body, great aftertaste, super drinkable

O: sublime.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CanuckRover
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours blood orange. Nice off-white head with decent retention. Well marked lacings to the finish.

Bold citrus and pine on the nose. Distinctly Centennial, as you'd hope from a varietal.

Big and juicy up front. Throws a tone of tropical fruit at you with resinous bitterness. Mellows to mango sweetness and finished with barely perceptible caramel malt.

Nice medium body, perfect carbonation.

A great AIPA. Really shows off the Centennial.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SometimesIfart
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass.

A- Pours a light amber with a medium orange hue. No head, And no lacing.

S- Smells very pine like with some slight grapefruit coming through. If inhaled even harder, You can find a strong hint of grape flavored water. Not too complex, But nice.

T- This is a pine-heavy IPA. The taste is of strong, Almost gin like pine, With some weird burnt malt in the background. Definitely an interesting taste.

M-The mouthfeel remains predominantly pine like. Allowing some more toasted malt character to come through. Along with a medium amount of sour apple.

O- Overall, This is a solid IPA. Nothing overly impressive, Although a good example of the style. Would I buy it again? Sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,865 ratings.