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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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6,736 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,736
Reviews: 1,756
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 240
Gots: 829 | 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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Photo of uustal
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mid-orange with a one-finger off-white head. Laces the glass well. Great nose, big floral notes. Fresh flowers. Sweet grapefruit and a hint of lemon zest as well. Flavor begins with a tiny, zesty citrus kick, both grapefruit and lemon. Moves onto much bigger floral notes, well done. Finding true floral notes in an IPA is a bit of a rarity and Founders nailed it with this one. Good both floral sweetness and bitterness. Finishes up with a fresh pine bittering kick. Features three different profiles of hop flavor and nails them all.

uustal, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of firebeer06
4/5  rDev -3.4%

firebeer06, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of JWU
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a straight sided pint glass.

A- translucent copper color, with a one finger off-white head.

S- the weakest point of the brew. Very restrained citrus and a bit of pine. The citrus has a fruity character to it.

T- Very bitter up front. A bit of sweet malts try to make an appearance, but are crushed by the bitterness. Hops are quite earthy and piney with a hint of fruit, almost like apple cider.

M- Smooth up front with a tight carbonation, but a big dryness takes over the back end and sticks around a bit too long for my liking.

O- I remember really liking this beer when I had it about 1.5 years ago. Right now, the balance just isn't there, I hope future batches match my memory more than this batch did.

JWU, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of OleLouIPA
5/5  rDev +20.8%

OleLouIPA, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Yoda22
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear light copper with 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, a little lacing.

S- Pretty faint smell for an IPA - expected more. Maybe a faint citrus/fruit aroma and a slight amount of pine?

T- Hmmm, earthy and piney, even a little smokey? The hops are nicely balanced with the malts with the hops winning out slightly. Very dry finish.

M- Medium to light mouthfeel, medium to light carbonation. Nice hop bite.

O- I might have destroyed my taste buds by having a Hopslam prior to this - so I might have to come back to this one and review my notes/ratings. But I did not come away super impressed on a beer that I thought i'd really really like. The nose just seems a little light and the flavor a little off.

Even stranger I see this was bottled only a month ago so it's quite fresh. But sadly I only rate this as average to slightly above.

Yoda22, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of bdkucharski
2/5  rDev -51.7%

bdkucharski, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ctrevino
3/5  rDev -27.5%

ctrevino, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +20.8%

KC9LDB, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.4%

heysuz, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Jplachy
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice amber/copper color. Minimal head.

S: Smelled malty with faint fruity hops in the background.

T: Very bitter, fruity hops, and malt all balanced very nicely.

M: Good carbonation, feels good on the tongue. Very nice.

O: This is a very good beer and an exceptional example of an IPA. As it warms up the hops and bitterness became much nicer and the balance is incredible.

Jplachy, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of smb4087
4/5  rDev -3.4%

smb4087, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of jjcote
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jjcote, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Kgristoff
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Kgristoff, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Andlemc
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Andlemc, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of uvm2003
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

uvm2003, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of LaChupacabra
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

LaChupacabra, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of CarpalTunnell
5/5  rDev +20.8%

CarpalTunnell, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

DocAJ, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of poopsmitherson
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

poopsmitherson, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of kennethkearns
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

kennethkearns, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of aburns2424
4/5  rDev -3.4%

aburns2424, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of joex444
4/5  rDev -3.4%

joex444, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep dark orange brown with medium head. Floral smell, harsh bitter aroma, big earthy hops. Taste is floral, some earthy vegetal hops, lots of big malt on the backbone, definite bitterness from the beginning to the end. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, medium carbonation, relatively easy drinking. Very good IPA, and somewhat different from anything else I have had.

BMMillsy, Feb 15, 2012
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,736 ratings.