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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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7,139 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,139
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 301
Gots: 1,140 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-13-2002

65 IBU
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Ratings: 7,139 | Reviews: 1,838
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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Dark amber, slightly hazy. Medium head with decent lacing.

S- Citrusy and quite floral. Inviting so far.

T- Heavy hops, pine, citrus. Nice malt aftertaste. I like the balance of this IPA.

M- Medium- Low carbonation, medium body.

Overall, a great IPA from a great brewery. I didn't expect any less. Try it if you can get your hands on it.

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Appearance: Hazy/translucent dark copper/amber color. Persistent thin off-white skin of foam across top with plenty of thin strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Nice balance of grapefruit citrus and pine with some malt underneath it all.

Taste: Hops make up most of the flavor, but overall it is a very well balanced beer. All the flavors blend smoothly together. Grapefruit, malt sweetness, hint of pine, some orange citrus, and a short lingering grapefruit hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light carbonation, a bit of hop oil noted.

Overall / Drinkability: A very well balanced AIPA. Hops certainly come out, but there is more than enough malt to counter all that potential bitterness. From start to finish this beer says balance and simple but good flavor. I could easily see myself having another. A bit dangerously drinkable as this one went fairly quickly. Finally, the more I think about this beer - each of its parts is just good, but combined, it's quite impressive and is more than the sum of its parts. I'll have to pick this up again.

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Founders Centennial IPA is a cloudy, amber ale with a soft, smooth, cream colored head that has great retention and lacing. It has a big, grassy, floral, fruity, pine aroma. It's medium bodied and smooth with a chalky finish. It has a nice, bitter, pine resin flavor. It tastes a little peppery with a hint of juniper. The pine bitterness lasts long after the finish. This is solid and bitter.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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