Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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4.13/5
Exceptional
8,579 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:
#3,396
Reviews:
2,046
Ratings:
8,579
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
2,274
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 8,579 |  Reviews: 2,046
Photo of Vivs85
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sullymsu
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrWho
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of JDoHo
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Dark, amber orange color. Slightly cloudy. Nice off-white head faded quickly to a coating and left very nice lacing.

S---Lightly piney. Mostly tropical fruit with a showing of molasses maltiness.

T---Very well balanced between hops & malts. It finds the fine line so many IPAs miss. Taste is just like the smell. Tropical fruit, mild pine and molasses.

F---A little sticky, but not too much. Thick & meaty for an IPA, I suppose the maltiness provides that.

O---Damn fine beer. I'll keep an eye out for this one again.

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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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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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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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Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,579 ratings