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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
93
outstanding

6,729 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,729
Reviews: 1,756
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 240
Gots: 828 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Jeb37, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

inrodwetrust, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Rob315, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a mapleleaf red with a blooming white head. smells really hoppy from every angle, and a bit of amber malty sweetness as well., but only mild. taste is not as punchy as the smell, but this is a strong beer. sweet rather than bitter from all the hops, and very well balanced for such a bold ipa. effervescent carbonation makes it dance in the mouth and the centennial hop crispness provides a quick but memorable finish. went really well with a grilled angus burger covered in brie cheese and caramelized onions. hides its 7.2% alcohol very well.

edit: just had this from the bottle, and its in another class. i bumped taste and overall from 4 to 4.5 because this is amazing. not sure if i got a bad keg, old lines or what, but this beer pops off from the bottle. the flavor is like drinking a friggen christmas tree, so bright in flavor and feel, and there is a really oily fresh hop character that was absent in the draft version. just fantastic stuff, and my review of the tap pour does no justice to how good this really is in bottled (or other tap) form. super bitter, the malt sweetness is totally gone, and this is the most perfect highlight of the centennial hop on the market. wow.

StonedTrippin, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

AaronBurr, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Mohican88, Dec 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Brushkanna, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of MacQ32
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a really nice, light orange with a barely off white finger head into my Brooklyn snifter. Solid retention, great lacing too!

S - Strong grapefruit presence, lemon and orange. Gotta love centennial hops. A minuscule amount of caramel hops coming through

T - Mmmm citrusy hops all the way, my type of brew. There could be a little spice in here as well? not really sure. Some maltyness as well, slightly dry finish, nice bitter aftertaste.

M - Perfect, medium bodied, definitely drinkable. Appropriate Carbonation

O - Drinkable, citrusy bitter, refreshing. My type of IPA, a lot like Two Hearted Ale (also all centennial hopped) but this is probably more bitter

MacQ32, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jrcmlc, Dec 28, 2011
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

drh1382, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

darkmoon66, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

sparx1100, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

13esd, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

bhir, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

jlenik, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Shilt, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jstewart1130, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of wafers
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light golden coloring, white frothy head, good lacing
S: Pick up grapefruit, some lemongrass, orange
T: Definite hops, not too in your face, fairly mellow, some piney flavors toward the end
M: Very smooth, not too syrupy
O: I really enjoyed this one...again right up front with the grassy, piney hops and very easy finish without being overly bitter.

wafers, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

whartontallboy, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

cannabanaceae, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

LOCAL, Dec 25, 2011
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,729 ratings.