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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

6,248 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,248
Reviews: 1,737
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 210
Gots: 648 | 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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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

12 oz. bottle purchased locally, ($9.99/6). Bottle dated 11/15/11, 52 days ago. Poured into tulip glass.

A: Clear gold/copper, with glass-cresting 1-1/2"+ billowy, off-white head that settles very slowly and leaves scattered, thin lacing; steady effervescence.

S: A whiff of pine; malty, then tangerine and lemon citrus; slight floral.

T: Sweet caramel malt; sharp citrus, esp. grapefruit; pine resin brings growing, emphatic bitterness that lingers; alcohol presence.

M: Medium body, rich & resinous; low/medium carbonation; slightly prickly feel; dry finish; warming.

O: Straight ahead IPA with distinct sweet and bitter phases; quite delicious; a solid offering.

01-07-2012 02:26:21 | More by bierbrauer
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-07-2012 01:10:46 | More by VAcrossr
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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2012 18:53:19 | More by Steimie
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gtermi

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

A: This is a very nice looking beer. its not a very clear beer that is a dark copper in color. The head is white and not very thick. It leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: I am getting a little bit of malt and strong amount of hops. A very nice smell.

T: Such a delicious controlled hoppy flavor.. The hops linger for a while and turn to a nice malty sweetness.

M: This is one of the best mouthfeel of any beer I have ever had. It is very smooth and has just a tiny bit of crispness. I love how this feels.

O: This is a very nice beer. One of the best IPAs on the market IMO.

01-06-2012 06:40:51 | More by gtermi
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livewire05

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-06-2012 03:59:52 | More by livewire05
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Bottled 10/21/11

A - Pours a hazy orange, can hardly see through it, white, .5 finger head that dissipates quickly but leaves a decent amount of lacing.

S - Mostly citrusy, but has some notes that reminds me of a cologne. Some flowery hops, apple, and grapefruit.

T - Taste is a tad subdued, but pleasant. Starts a bit sweet before fading into a mixture of grassy and citrus hops. Finishes with a kick of sweetness.

M - Clean and smooth, a bit thick in the throat.

Overall - A solid IPA here. I'm not sure if freshness might be an issue because it was all a little subdued for my tastes. Was expecting a little bit more of a hop kick than what I was getting.

01-06-2012 02:38:37 | More by BeerBuckeye
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

01-06-2012 02:35:35 | More by AWS2111
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schultzm

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-06-2012 02:03:50 | More by schultzm
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2012 01:28:10 | More by whallgren
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2012 00:41:16 | More by minneapolitanjim
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-05-2012 23:11:22 | More by drummermattie02
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vitters03

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2012 21:17:07 | More by vitters03
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MASPuros

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-05-2012 15:00:47 | More by MASPuros
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Faina

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-05-2012 03:57:34 | More by Faina
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iBeer16

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Enjoyed in a pint glass.
A: pours a very dark golden, almost opaque color. Pours with about a 2 finger head that leaves nice lacing.

S: semi hoppy scent but not extremely like many iPas. Citrusy fruit scent grapefruit like.

T: stronger hoppy taste than the scent. Can taste the grapefruit more in the taste.

M: great consistency, great carbonation. Leaves mouth a tad bitter combined from both hops and grapefruit citrus.

Overall, great brew!

01-05-2012 02:43:19 | More by iBeer16
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Wtbrooks

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-04-2012 21:15:55 | More by Wtbrooks
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hotmanflab666

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-04-2012 03:55:58 | More by hotmanflab666
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-04-2012 03:55:53 | More by ohtheguilt
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joeyrvv

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-04-2012 03:11:37 | More by joeyrvv
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Mjmoon15

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

01-04-2012 02:31:01 | More by Mjmoon15
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riverrunt421

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-03-2012 21:35:57 | More by riverrunt421
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mgoose

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-03-2012 16:52:33 | More by mgoose
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elNopalero

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

This is from a bottle that’s less than a month old. Beer poured a golden straw with a generous layer of foam. There’s a light hop aroma of straw/hay—not barnyard funk, mind you—but nothing overpowering. Taste bitter but easy going, with a spicy undertone to a solid hop flavor profile. I’m struggling to find the right descriptor as it’s not dominated by pine, nor citrus. But it is enjoyable!

01-03-2012 04:12:17 | More by elNopalero
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 11/28/11.

Appearance: A fairly clear orange-gold body, mild haze, with about 3 fingers worth of head.

Smell: Sticky, resin, grapefruit & mango, pungent and fresh.

Taste: Starts with fruit, lots of mango with some orange, then goes to a nice sweetness and ends with a spicy note. Biscuity a bit. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: Nice long bitterness yet conserves a certain smoothness. As it warms, loses a bit so drink it chilled.

Overall: A nice flavorful IPA. Glad to have tried it.

01-03-2012 03:07:44 | More by papat444
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vobr0002

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-03-2012 02:50:43 | More by vobr0002
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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