Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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4.13/5
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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:
#3,535
Reviews:
2,057
Ratings:
8,602
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
440
Gots:
2,289
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 8,602 |  Reviews: 2,057
Photo of Willyisanimrod
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffrey_Moreland
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fourier_Loko
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured into pint glass at fridge temp. Amber color with a hint of red, clear with some minimal haze. Rocky head at first that gets foamier as it settles.
S: Floral hops with grapefruit and maybe some caramel. Nice aroma overall, about what I expected.
T: Getting the hops on the nose while the foam from the head creates a pleasant creaminess to go with some malty notes and caramel. Some slight bitterness on the back end, but not as bitter as a lot of IPAs I've tried around this abv. Drier on the finish.
F: Good level of carbonation balanced with the bubbly foam of the head. There is a perfect heaviness to the feel of this beer.
O: Definitely a solid IPA but not mind-blowing or anything. I can see why a lot of people like it, given that there are no real weaknesses of this beer and it is very well priced in my area. I would have no qualms with drinking this regularly.

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Photo of NCSapiens
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of gooddaydiablo
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaialai-untilidie
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love the smell of this beer.. Caramel and tropical fruit. Very malty for an ipa, a little surprising. Almost reminiscent of a scotch ale, and then the hops take over. Citrus tropical fruit and pine all work together. Mouthfeel is great.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruit, caramel malt and herbal hops. Body is full and tangy. Herbal hops dominate the palate, with caramel and ripe fruit in the background. Long spicy finish. Great brew.

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Photo of gboley
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BulleitBob
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my go to beer. The color, aroma, heavy citrus and earthy overtones. And it's conveniently in a 15 pack. I trade off with Mosaic Promise sometimes but I lean toward the Centennial IPA.

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Photo of Shenk87
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerAudi
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sewercap
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer, but not nearly as good as everyone else seems to think. Pretty malty, but not as hoppy as a lot of other IPAs. Don’t understand all these five star reviews. Better than Bud, but would not buy again.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 10/31/11: Pours the color of hazy golden honey producing a huge off-white head which leaves nice lacing as it recedes. Aroma; hoppy pine and orange citrus backed by malt sweetness. Taste: peeled oranges, pine & caramel malt with a dry finish and mild bitterness.

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Photo of jbu0126
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My 289th American IPA and it's about time to cross the No. 8 most-reviewed IPA off the list. (Blind Pig is up next at No. 16 - anyone care to help me out with that one?). This reminds me of Two Hearted with flowery hops and hints of citrus and pine. It's a solid beer and if I run across a 15-pack for 15 or 16 bucks in the future I'll bite.

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Photo of MackT
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sudsy Light tan head, glorious lacing. Medium aroma of hops, yeast, bread , malt, carmel, the taste also represents all of these, a blend, not overpowering, none predominant. Mouthfeel a nice “sudseyness”, well done. One of my favorites, will buy again, again and again.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zenboy99
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper color with white foamy head. Mild on the nose and heavy on the hops this slightly bitter brew is for the the IPA lover only. Good medium high alchohol with piney oaky notes and bitter and bold grapefruit peel accents.

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Photo of Loosecannon
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok for hosting parties or holdays. No other reason to buy this.

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Photo of Heftklammer
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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