Centennial IPA
Founders Brewing Company

Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
American IPA
Ranked #313
Ranked #5,397
4.12 | pDev: 10.44%
Thursday at 11:09 PM
Aug 13, 2002
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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Ratings by Act25:
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Bottle poured crystal clear, copper the way I like them, with rich, lasting cream colored head, that laces all the way down the .5l tall cylinder. Close to perfect look and behavior.
Smell: Ample. Fresh hops, a field full. Woody, outdoorsy, pine forest, some grass. A coastal trail.
Taste: Ample, lots of hops bitter to start, but then sweetens and fattens out into a garden of flowers, citrus rind rings, and Zito's bread bakery. A dream of Greenwich village spring nights when blossoms are out, and bread is coming out of the oven.
Mouthfeel: Medium with good weight on the tongue, lovely finish. Feels stronger than the green flash, a bit more esters, a bit more nose and alcohol.

Drinkability: Close win in taste test with Green Flash West Coast IPA. Rated higher on looks and aroma, but not as inviting to have another as GF. Both are top IPAs and must tries!
REVISITED - 10-1-13 - Clear, deep, woodsy, very satisfying. Must try. One of the best.
AGAIN on 1-3-15 - In taste off with Stone Ruination & DirtWolf - this just wins.
Again on 6-14-20. Masterful. Classic.
Aug 17, 2013
More User Ratings:
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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!
Thursday at 11:09 PM
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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

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4 by WDWAoT from Arizona

May 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Valdar from Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have tried MANY IPA's and this is one of my favorites. I enjoy it so much I made an account here just to say it's definitely worth trying if you enjoy a good IPA.
Apr 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Shuriko from New York

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Pretty great. Pours clear with a long-lasting frothy head. Aroma is citrusey and a bit less hoppy than other IPAs I've tried. Flavor is clean, citrusey and crisp. While it is of course hoppy it is very well-balanced by the malt giving it a very easy-to-drink character. Honestly need to be a bit careful drinking this given how light it tastes for the alcohol content. Nothing unusual here, just a great example of an IPA. Punches far above its weight for the price (20 bucks for a 15-pack).
Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by TreyJ88

Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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