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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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6,967 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,967
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 266
Gots: 977 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Luigi
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear rich amber color with a two/three finger head that nice fluffy. The head retention is great! Retains almost a finger thick and leaves some lace rings around the glass.

The aroma is your standard dry hopped American IPA. I would not have it any other way. Dry hops are balanced with a bread and mild yeast aroma, which gives some tart fruit hints.

The flavor again is matched by the aroma. Quick dry hops hit the tongue at first with strong citrus and pine flavors. But, like any good IPA a healthy amount of malt bring balance to the beer with some bread and sweetness.

Medium bodied and very easy to drink. One thing does stand out about this AIPA is the finish is not as dry than most are. Warming ABV come on quick because the alcohol is masked well.

Easy drinking top notch American IPA!!! Pick up some and enjoy!!!!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of chilly460
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A healthy pour results in a honey colored brew with a finger of off-white head that sticks around as a thick cap. Solid amount of lacing, though.

S: Quite a bit of grapefruit, some floral tones as well. Not much of a malt aroma.

T: Grapefruit flavors from the hops hit up front. Quite a bit of bitterness all the way through, especially in the finish. Almost a peppery, prickly finish. I don't pick up too much of a malt presence.

M: Nice medium body and carbonation

O: Solid IPA, but nothing too exciting here. Somewhat one-dimensional, little out of balance

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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  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of thecheapies
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to pint.

Hazy amber body with a proper sticky head.

Pine/citrus in the nose. Bitter and semi-dry. Some cracker. A most wonderful East Coast style IPA nose.

Juicy, tart grapefruit and fresh pine. Biscuity malts that balance the taste. Long lasting hoppy finish with a light caramel taste from the grain. Exquisite.

The best quality here is the feel. Mouth-filling and juicy, with a peppery bite from the carbonation. Silky and most quaffable.

A great IPA from a great brewery, but not their best even (see Founders Harvest Ale).

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks buddy!

Bottled 12/16/2011

The beer is copper to orange in color with a quarter inch or so of off white head that leaves some decent lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers pine, resin, malt, alcohol. Very hop forward in the taste - more than I would have guessed given the aroma. Bold flavor, with lingering dank hops and pine. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Nice feel. Lingering pleasant bitterness I look for within this style. Overall, a solid brew. Recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Red to orange color. Lots of Carbonation bubbling up, nice head.

S- Hops. pine, citrus.

T- I am a fan at first sip. citrus and pine hops its a floral taste with, caramel, malt mixed in. bitterness lingers.

M- Sturdy body with a good amount of carbonation. It has a dry finish

O- Well balanced, The hops are pleasant and the mix of citrus makes a nice combination. I will buy a six pack next time.

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3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy reddish orange, modest head, some minor lacing.

S: Nice strong citrusy hop aroma.

T/M: Rich, bitter hops, layered flavors of citrus with some spicy accents. I never really knew what people meant by onion flavors in beer but I definitely detect some hints of that here, not overpowering or unpleasant at all, just a bit of an interesting flavor added to the mix. Very dry and smooth.

O: This is an interesting IPA where the dominant citrus hops flavors don't get too overpowering; it's pretty smooth and drinkable. Not my favorite IPA but definitely a very good one.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,967 ratings.