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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

6,966 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,966
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 266
Gots: 975 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of syntheticwings
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of bmoney
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of madeofsteel
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hophead717
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A very fresh 12 ounce bottle poured into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: A vigorous pour results in a clear, golden-brown brew with a half-finger head that quickly dissipates. Solid amount of lacing, though.

S: All centennial hops-I'm getting strong notes of grapefruit, with little floral hints too.

T: Grapefruit flavors from the hops upfront-no real floral notes to speak of. A lot of bitterness all the way through, especially in the finish. The malt profile doesn't seem to work with the bitterness of the hops, though. There's an odd astringent bitter flavor, with almost peppery hints toward the finish. Not entirely sure what it is, but it doesn't work particularly well.

M: Medium bodied overall, but a touch too thin in the finish. The carbonation is good.

O: I remembered liking this better on tap. The hop profile doesn't work too well with the malt underpinning. A bit disappointed by Founders.

Photo of danp14
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,966 ratings.