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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

7,073 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,073
Reviews: 1,823
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 287
Gots: 1,079 | 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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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of awayonpineisland
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wattie
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justindemino
3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/03/14 can into frosted stein (in honor of our continuing subzero weather). Pours a pale amber with moderate carbonation. Light tan head, good lacing.

Piney, resiny, citrusy with a subtle malt backbone. Medium body. Carbonation gives a clean, refreshing mouthfeel.

Founders makes good stuff. Centennial is no exception. Recommended.

Photo of Bravo_Kilo
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of G_Z_a
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color. Citrusy with a nice piney backbone and malty finish. Not too dry. Very enjoyable.

Photo of arthurry
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rohizl
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoagzzz
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle was solid 2.5 months old so factor that in. Used to think I liked this more than two hearted but tastes a bit too dry and bland. Not in love with centennial hops in general.

Photo of PVMT
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mill3859
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattman
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was delicious. I would call this and english style ipa. It has a noticeable malt backbone and copper color. I definitely tasted some caramel notes. The hop flavor and nose are there but subdued compared to a west coast style.

Photo of DougT
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MonkeyStain
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derekgw123
3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

How have I not reviewed this yet!

A: A deep brown amber in the glass, and the off white head is tan.

S: Nice and hoppy with plenty of grapefruit coming though in the nose. There is a slightly earthy and piney note, followed by some malt sweetness, but the grapefruit really shines through.

T: Grapefruit pee, and herbs come right out. The bitterness is aggressive with hints of citrus, and herbal notes. The finish is bready, but with grapefruit peel as the lingering flavor.

M: Medium in body, with a fairly high carbonation.

O: Overall pretty tasty. I don't think I would call this dank, but it certainly isn't a fruity hoppy flavor either. Simply put this IPA isn't messing around and seems fairly straightforward and serious.

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wabridges
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leag0002
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 7,073 ratings.