Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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4.13/5
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8,571 Ratings
Centennial IPACentennial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 08-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,347
Reviews:
2,044
Ratings:
8,571
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
438
Gots:
2,269
Trade:
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Photo of PistolPete7727
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jbavi360
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwb1838
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MartyMoser
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carmack
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vaulmas
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lagerforlife
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blooming meadow in fall. Tangerines slapped with lemon and bitter hops. Well balanced. I gave it a 3 because I brew IPA and know what amazing is. I'm not saying mine is better, its just the blind taste tests of this beer against mine..out of 12 people all choose mine. I source my ingredients in bulk. I dont pay much at all to brew a beer, that according to 12 IPA lovers, is better...

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Photo of Mikie02835
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good basic ipa. when cost matters this is very hoppy full taste ipa.cans are a plus for go to daily brews.Craft brews have gotten so good it is easy to take this ale for granted

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhavs
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of penguinsgoboom
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick 2 finger head that has good retention. Clear copper orange, the color at the end of a sunset. Some lacing sticks throughout

S: Fresh citrus, lemons, oranges, maybe pomelo? Oily hops, woody, floral and an almost caramel smell adds some weightiness

T: A hoppy beer that has just enough control to maintain balance. The caramel maltiness and a certain breadiness harmonizes with the woody hops very well.

O: This beer encapsulates autumn for me. It has some heft for an IPA, giving some warmth for when the days get chilly. The taste somehow resembles the leaves changing colors. There's still some of the brightness and bitterness of green, but it's been mellowed out and a rich orange has settled in. Easy to drink, an exceptional IPA in my book.

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Photo of wolverine0712
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Centennial just does not seem to cut it for me as the primary hop most of the time. Not a bad beer by any means but it was a relatively boring flavor for me. It did have a great feel.

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Photo of dsippel
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VintageGuitars
2.75/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Very similar to founders all day IPA but with more kick to it and definitely more bitterness.

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Photo of Greener
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDon
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jakedrumz
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beach-Cruiser
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer just to look at. Beautiful head of foam, deep amber beer. light on the tongue, clean finish.
Good bang for the buck!

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Photo of ADesus
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

6 years ago this was a good to really good IPA... These days it's a good value and extremely average at best. Waaaaay to malty! But again a great value.

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Photo of Amendm
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle poured into a 16-oz. mug, an easy pour produced a finger sized off white head with stringy lacing.
The head retreated to a cap 1/3 the way down.
Amber-gold with slight haze, looks light amber-yellow in front of light.
Smell features fruity and herbal hops with toasted biscuit malt.
Taste has semi-sweet caramel malt up front as citrusy hops bitter the middle. The finish is semi-dry as the malt fades and the piney hops take over. There is a peppery bite at the end that lingers.
Medium-rich mouthfeel with abundant carbonation, alcohol is noticeable yet the peppery taste is balanced with the piney/citrusy hops.
A happy revisit, this was one of my 1st IPAs years ago, malty and hoppy, balanced yet full of taste.
Easy drink (be care full) despite high ABV and hop flavors from all angles.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonHK
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My trout stream house IPA together with the Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Orange-amber pour with nice foamy head. Fresh hop, slightly fruity and moderate piney nose. Nice bitterness balance to hoppy flavor. Despite high alcohol, not a hot finish. Better from can than bottle unless bottle is truly fresh. Great price for 15 can pack. Solid IPA for everyday drinking.

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Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,571 ratings