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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

7,069 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,069
Reviews: 1,823
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,076 | 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:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-13-2002

65 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, dark golden-reddish amber with minimal head, no lacing. Mouthfeel has the oiliness I'd expect for its 7.2% ABV, but not the silky fullness I'd hoped for.

Aroma of sweet caramelized malts with subtle tropical fruit undertones. The flavour is well balanced between the initial sweetness and its pleasantly lingering, bitter finish, but more uni-dimensional than I'd hoped i.e. without the depth of citrus and tropical fruit notes I've enjoyed in other Founders beers.

Still an excellent APA, but not the benchmark of this excellent brewery (imo).

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of KajII
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a murky dark amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that reduced to a few puddles and a large collar of residue which created some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was of a floral hop, a toasted grain malt and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, apricot and a good dose of citrus (lemon and grapefruit).

The taste was a light bitter sweet and a bit acidic with a nice malty feel and had notes of caramel throughout, then progressed into this nice hoppy flavor, that had just a tad of sweetness to it with notes of apricot and citrus at the end. The flavor hung around for what seemed like forever, which just increased the pleasure of the tasting experience.

Mouthfeel was right under medium in body with an extremely dry texture and a moderate carbonation.

Overall all I have to say about this brew is: "Now that’s an IPA"...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 7,069 ratings.