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Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

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7,075 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,075
Reviews: 1,824
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,083 | 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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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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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased locally, ($9.99/6). Bottle dated 11/15/11, 52 days ago. Poured into tulip glass.

A: Clear gold/copper, with glass-cresting 1-1/2"+ billowy, off-white head that settles very slowly and leaves scattered, thin lacing; steady effervescence.

S: A whiff of pine; malty, then tangerine and lemon citrus; slight floral.

T: Sweet caramel malt; sharp citrus, esp. grapefruit; pine resin brings growing, emphatic bitterness that lingers; alcohol presence.

M: Medium body, rich & resinous; low/medium carbonation; slightly prickly feel; dry finish; warming.

O: Straight ahead IPA with distinct sweet and bitter phases; quite delicious; a solid offering.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This is a very nice looking beer. its not a very clear beer that is a dark copper in color. The head is white and not very thick. It leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: I am getting a little bit of malt and strong amount of hops. A very nice smell.

T: Such a delicious controlled hoppy flavor.. The hops linger for a while and turn to a nice malty sweetness.

M: This is one of the best mouthfeel of any beer I have ever had. It is very smooth and has just a tiny bit of crispness. I love how this feels.

O: This is a very nice beer. One of the best IPAs on the market IMO.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/21/11

A - Pours a hazy orange, can hardly see through it, white, .5 finger head that dissipates quickly but leaves a decent amount of lacing.

S - Mostly citrusy, but has some notes that reminds me of a cologne. Some flowery hops, apple, and grapefruit.

T - Taste is a tad subdued, but pleasant. Starts a bit sweet before fading into a mixture of grassy and citrus hops. Finishes with a kick of sweetness.

M - Clean and smooth, a bit thick in the throat.

Overall - A solid IPA here. I'm not sure if freshness might be an issue because it was all a little subdued for my tastes. Was expecting a little bit more of a hop kick than what I was getting.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass.
A: pours a very dark golden, almost opaque color. Pours with about a 2 finger head that leaves nice lacing.

S: semi hoppy scent but not extremely like many iPas. Citrusy fruit scent grapefruit like.

T: stronger hoppy taste than the scent. Can taste the grapefruit more in the taste.

M: great consistency, great carbonation. Leaves mouth a tad bitter combined from both hops and grapefruit citrus.

Overall, great brew!

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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  rDev -3.4%

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 7,075 ratings.