Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial 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
Ratings:
8,338
Reviews:
1,992
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
423
Gots:
2,128
For Trade:
11
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Photo of ajm5108
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden brown, creamy heady with a clingy lace. Aroma is inviting, soft floral hops folded with layers of orange citrus. Taste is along the lines of a very old school west coast IPA - biscuity malt (fairly sweet), fair amount of alpha oils dancing around, vague remnants of those citrus flavors from the nose, vinuous hops. Finishes chewy instead of bitter. All-around good beer, but lacks complexity and a little malty for my own preference.

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Photo of briantullis1
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of keith40
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12Oz can stamped 5/22/17. Nice caramel color and some citrus on the nose. Tastes include malt and citrus hops. Some grapefruit bitterness on the finish, but well balanced to make a refreshing and easy-to-drink beer. Purchased at Windmill Liquors.

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Photo of Squire123
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clear deep amber gold color with bountiful cap and good lacing.

Aroma of a floral garden located in the midst of a citrus grove. There's a touch of conifer in the background but that may be my imagination. There is a muted heavier presence which I presume is the malt.

Surprisingly malty on entry. I say surprising because I was really expecting a hop first hit but that didn't happen until the liquid nectar hit the back of my tongue where hops sprang forth is a most pleasant way. Hop muscles are being flexed but it's more like runners than wrestlers, a light, smooth flowing of hop flavor that builds up to but does not cross over inter bitterness. I could drink this all day but at 7.2% don't know how far I'd get.

Full bodied malt texture that is substantial without being heavy and enough carbonation to keep things balanced.

Perfect swing and a hole in one, this is an outstanding brew. Complex, well crafted, beautifully balanced, think I'll have another.

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Photo of Gerred
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidpaul37mn
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ribby
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Mix of hops and bready malt
Clear amber
One finger lasting head
Moderately bitter hoppy flavor, hard to taste much malt through the hops.

Tasted jointly with Dark Horse Crooked Tree. Slightly less complex than CT, and I found this slightly less preferable.

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Photo of Yellow17r
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer that is reasonably price. Always keep on hand at home. Cannot oh wrong with this one. All my craft beer buddies say the same.

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Photo of adam36
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kkenagy
3.24/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevepat
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep rich amber, crystal clear, thick tan head that persists quite nicely. Bright clean nose, floral and citrus with a bit of malt behind the hop. Nice hop flavor, lightly citrus primarily with a nice caramel malt back. Not as big a flavor as many American IPAs but certainly a nice crisp beer. Mouthfeel is a little thin for an IPA in my book, but that also means it can't be accused of being overly syrupy and you can certainly see a handful or more of these on a warm summer day. Overall a strong IPA that has the kind of broad appeal that makes it perfect for putting out at a BBQ. And with 15 packs of cans going for $17 (and that's out here on the west coast, all the way across the country) it's easy to see how this could become a staple for any beer fan.

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Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwin68
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jbuilder16
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful dark amber. Beautiful hoppy sweet aroma. Head stayed through the entire beer. So balanced and flavorful I have to force myself to pace myself with this one. Like all my favorite IPAs, too good and too easy to drink.

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Photo of jmmochowski
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tomesco
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pistol_pete
2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rukeli76
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aresonantvoice
4.93/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al2913
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spindelphia
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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