Centennial IPA
Founders Brewing Company

Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #338
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,293
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
2,157
Ratings:
6,740
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2022
Added:
Aug 13, 2002
Wants:
  457
Gots:
  2,370
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Centennial IPACentennial IPA
Notes: 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: 3.93 by Danzifer from Ohio

Nov 26, 2022
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Rated by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a medium amber. Medium foam. Hoppy aroma. Big hop body. Mild bitterness with a sweet malt finish. Excellent from start to finish.
Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by micheditbythatmuch from Michigan

4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Deliciously simple and deceptive on how complex it actually is, with a smooth but strong bouquet of earth, citrus, and pine, finished off with a sweet, yeasty maltiness. Strong ABV means it hits hard and fast, and you can easily overdo it considering how tasty and easy drinking it is. May be able to find this cheap anywhere in Michigan by the 15 and 24 packs, but still a top quality IPA and a prime example of how spoiled us Michigander's are with craft beer, as I really don't think there is another IPA of this caliber anywhere that is so widely available and cheap.
Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.88 by MikeE71 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep copper clear hue with a nice head.
Nice sweet citrus notes here.earthy too.
First taste is hops,lemon and grapefruit.good malt backbone.
Nice level of bitterness. Long finish.
Nice to drink from time to time.
Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by xmanden from Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Looks hazy copperish in color. Smells hoppy with a mix of other scents including, blueberry, lemon, evergreen/pine, raspberry, and dill. Something in the smell reminds me of deli style dill pickles. Taste is lemon and grapefruit, hops and pine. While not over bitter, the bitterness does have a long finish. A fine beer.
Sep 20, 2022
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled 3/30/22), into a pint glass. A hazy copper color with a 2 finger high off white head with visible carbonation that left lots of lacing. A strong hop presence to the nose with an earthy maltiness below. Bitterness in flavor from start to finish with the malts also well represented, very well balanced. Mouth is a wee bit syrupy and medium to full bodied. A fine go to when undecided about what to have.
Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by UncleReemus78 from Texas

4.99/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I think this is my favorite IPA out of dozens of others that I've tried. I absolutely love the piney smell and taste of centennial hops. This IPA has a perfect malt balance to the ABV percentage and leaves a slight stickiness on your lips. There is nothing wrong with this beer and I've only had this beer out of a 19.2 fluid ounce can and is only sold as singles in only one liquor store out of the 3 we have here in Uvalde, Tx. and all 3 of them suck bad compared to liquor stores in much larger cities but I sure would like to try this beer out of a bottle. Cans tend to effect the flavor of any beverage. Anyway that's my take on this IPA because in my book it's a masterpiece and hats off to the brewers that put it together and made it happen. I read a few really negative reviews that I don't understand but it's possible they picked up some that have gotten hot and then cooled off no telling how many times. I think they should give it a second chance and change their reviews accordingly to their 2nd experience with it. It deserves a higher overall rating than it does for a beer with it's amount of character. I hope this beer never disappears. Hope my review helps others that are looking to try something new and enjoyable in the IPA realm of the craft beer world because this one might just make you cream in your jeans. Be careful!
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by GFK from Michigan

Sep 02, 2022
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Rated by Hatchel from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Prefer their All Day IPA but for $16 a 15 pack you can’t beat it.
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a tallboy can. Amber color with an inch or so of fluffy beige head. Smells of pine. Medium body and sticky feel. Roasted malt and piney hops. Nicely balanced.
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Another back of the cooler find at the local beer store. Parts of the labels are torn and smudged but the price was right at one dollar. Took a chance and I think I lucked out.

Poured into a clear glass and it produced a reddish-brown color with a tan-like head. The smell was of hops and possibly a pine. The taste is a pleasant hop bitterness. All in all, it was a good decision.
Aug 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by FredTetusky1952 from Michigan

Aug 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by brewskis from Indiana

Jul 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bought a 15-apck cans $15.99 Target
82 days old
Smell of citrus, pine
Hazy reddish-amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of malt, grapefruit, oranges, some bitterness, alcohol aftertaste. Seems a little thin in the middle.
Overall ok. Not bad for the price.
Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look - 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Light copper in color, slightly cloudy, and one-finger head with moderate lacing.

Smell - a healthy balance of grassy hops and malts, with some honey-like sweet undertones.

Taste - malty sweetness to start, then a rush of floral/grassy hoppy notes accompanied by light to moderate bitterness. the balance is delicate: nothing particularly stands out, but nothing is subdued. finish is slightly sweet with just a tad bit of warmness.

Feel - medium bodied, average carbonation, and moderately boozy at 7.2% ABV.

Overall - an old school American IPA, with excellent balance between malts and hops that gets the best of both worlds.
May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by BTexpress from Georgia

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by benhemp from New York

4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
My favorite beer! Have always enjoyed bitter, and this beer has it in spades (65 IBU), but it's not too much. Has replaced Saranac Legacy, another very good IPA, as my favorite; Founder's Centennial is now my go to. Has a strong level of alcohol (7.2%) without being too strong. Beautiful copper color, great head, smell, taste, and feel. Also, readily available in my area (upstate NY) at reasonable prices. What's not to love?
Apr 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by ChristianTotten

4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Very full flavored ipa. Rich Ale flavors. Not sure how to describe it other than a warm flavor, which is excellent. It’s extremely refreshing and has top tier flavor.
Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by OneVioletGreen from Missouri

Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by b-may

Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mix between a two hearted ale and an all day ipa. Starts with a floral malty sweetness with a hint of pine, malty mellow middle, finishes with a floral piney bittersweet finish. Excellent and I’m not usually big on IPAs.
Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by ryand14 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2022
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Rated by Mattgm1234567

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hoppy IPA. Similar to 2 Hearted in its bitter finish. Perfect hoppy beer that is very cheap (near me) to put into rotation,
Feb 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by THX1965

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Liked it overall but this beer fizzes out every time when I open the can no matter what the temperature of the beer. Have to put the mug in the sink and open it over it. Still manage to lost beer as it basically explodes into the glass. No wonder it came in a 15 pack because by the time I’m done it will have really only been a 12er due to the foamed up lost beer.
Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by THE_VANDAL from Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Featuring one of my favorite hops varietals, this rich amber drink offers a crisp, slightly sour bite at the front, that settles into an earthy straw-like exhale...the later more pronounced as it warms. Just enough bread on the bottom to balance this act with magnificence. A King's drink, indeed.
Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by shopsis from New York

4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I love this beer. i play the field, but always come home to this. A lovely clear copper color, fruity but not overwhelming smell, a bit of the oily texture that an IPA should have, and a perfect balance between malt and hops. And it certainly doesn't hurt that it's widely available in my area and quite inexpensive (15 12-ounce cans for about $18).
Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Olfactorytaster from Minnesota

3.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This beer looks nice and smells nice when pouring, but has a bitter taste on first sip and the aftertaste is even more bitter. It is one of the least enjoyable IPA's I've had. The taste is what I describe as a "burnt" hop taste. Old and bitter and sour. If you really enjoy a bitter and sour IPA, this one is for you. Not for me.
Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.02 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Nov 05, 2021
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