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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

6,949 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,949
Reviews: 1,793
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 262
Gots: 963 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap, and poured a slightly hazy amber/red color with a half a finger worth of head. The head dissipated fairly quickly on this IPA.
Aroma was predominantly butterscotch; a lot of diacetyl in the nose. In a way, it was overpowering every other note of aroma in the ale.
Taste similarly was high on buttery notes, with a strong malt backbone. The hops were almost obscure in this IPA, but at the same time, the butterscotch and malt notes somehow made the beer feel very pleasant on the palate. However, it did not feel anywhere close to an IPA. Good lacing around the insides of the glass.
Overall, I have mixed opinions on this IPA. I am wondering if it was an old keg, or the beer had gone stale. A fresh bottle would definitely help paint a better picture.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottling date's illegible, but I can make out the '11, so I think we're good :P

A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange color, with a pretty good looking head. Not very much retention, but some nice lacing.

S - Citrusy hops, sort of earthy, maybe a hint of sour in there? Faint alcohol scent.

T - Nose is pretty well spot on. A bit more earthy than what I'm used to in an IPA, normally all about the citrus and such. It has a very nice balance near the end, with some malt showing up to try and make sense of it all.

M - Very creamy, with some warming alcohol as this one warms up a bit. Very nice.

O - Not the best Founder's beer I've had, but it's definitely worth a look at.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,949 ratings.