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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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7,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,061
Reviews: 1,820
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,068 | 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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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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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%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 7,061 ratings.