Centennial IPA
Founders Brewing Company

Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #304
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,320
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
2,174
Ratings:
8,928
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 27, 2024
Added:
Aug 13, 2002
Wants:
  461
Gots:
  2,376
Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

65 IBU
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Rated: 4.27 by Tofuteus

Jan 27, 2024
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- phenomenal. Gorgeous amber hue, big fluffy head and great lacing.

S- orange hits up front. Pine, lemon zest, flowers, subtle bread

T-more subdued than the aroma would indicate. Bready syrupy malt hits first, with some piney hops coming in second. It’s pretty good but not up to par with the aroma and appearance.

M-full bodied with decently bitter aftertaste

O- it’s good. And for 17 dollars for 15 of them it’s a steal
Jan 26, 2024
 
Rated: 3.98 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jan 17, 2024
 
Rated: 3.6 by averageninjaface from Alaska

Dec 12, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look - deep amber, off white head, decent lacing
Smell - piney, citrusy, floral
Taste - pine resin, tangerine, caramel malt
Feel - medium body, well carbonated, effervescent
Overall - I got pine over here - 7.2% ABV 65 IBU's and I'm choking on the splinters. Classic Centennial hops deliver with pine resin, floral and citrusy notes. Well balanced beer with a caramel malt sweetness and good bitterness on the finish. Solid brew and a great value on the 15 pack. Suggested pairing with Loser by Beck. Get crazy with the cheeze whiz.
Nov 24, 2023
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
6-er from my trusted liquor store for just $8.99
This combo of hoppy and malty is quire nice, like it!
Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Tricolour_Absurd

4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This is a beer I always buy if it’s under three months old, the beer gods smiled when Centennial was born, I got these only 40 days old…

nbsoc;
Aroma, complexity, hops and malt. This is IPA. They squeezed complexity out of one hop most breweries can’t squeeze out of three or four, BIG flavor riffs. Aroma and head die a little, but very slowly comparatively to many other ales, this is not a major detractor however as when this beer warms up in the glass the flavors open up, delivering astringent plant matter where originally there was only bitter pine and citrus, both immensely enjoyable.

This beer would make Micheal Jackson happy, buy it at this price and be happy too!
Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by guitarguyny from New York

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
What a value! Picked these up at my local Wally World for $20 for a 15pk! Caramel on the nose followed by some piney, caramel and malty goodness! Finish is a bit hoppy but not too hoppy! Great bargain!
Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by rclangk from West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a reddish copper with a generous off-white head. Fragrance of pine and citrus. Tastes of pine, citrus, and caramel malt. Mildly bitter with a hint of sweetness.

Another fine product from Founders.
Sep 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Sep 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.98 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Trainman4beer from Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Slight reddish tinge to otherwise fairly clear brew. Slight pine (?spruce) note, as the hoppiness comes roaring through. An IPA lover's delight for sure.
Aug 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by Neelbeer from New York

Jul 26, 2023
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Reviewed by LBThiele3382 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Well, I'll be honest, this is my go-to IPA! Hoppy goodness with an outstanding malt-balance. Great amber color. Hoppy, yet sweet aroma. Bitter, yet sweet flavor. It's in my fridge at all times! Bonus alert: I get a 15-pack at the local for $16.99! Cha-ching! There is nothing I don't like about this beer!
Jul 25, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is my everyday beer. It's the best at its price point, although, to be fair, there aren't many 7% beers under $20 for a fifteen-rack. It has some lovely complex sunny bitterness, with some unfortunate blandness in the aftertaste that would work well for someone new to hops, compared with some other heavy IPAs. Smooth for 7.2%, but it lacks some of the fruity and citric complexity of its baby cousin, the Founders All Day IPA. This is not a special occasion beer. It's just a solid everyday sipper.
Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Stonesole from Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very close to a personal fave IPA standard set by Bell’s Two Hearted. It’s not quite Northern Midwest, but way good, especially at $18.50 a 15-pack… (!)
Jul 21, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by Mdubble8

Jul 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.95 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jun 27, 2023
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Reviewed by mhhsvt from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
If you’re new to the IPA-craft beer scene or not… this one is very good. Not to mention that it comes in a 15 pack and costs a bit less than 12 packs of other fine IPAs. The beer is outstanding! This is a win win!
Jun 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

May 14, 2023
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