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:
8,317
Reviews:
1,985
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
421
Gots:
2,121
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Nace4
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MustangPauli
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willcull78
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very fine brew. This IPA has a reddish amber color that I liked. When it pours it leaves a bit of a frothy head, which I found to be pleasing. The aroma was a light delicate hop scent, making it tantalizing. The taste had a slight non-overbearing flavor, very pleasing actually. It is truly a decent brew, especially for the price which brings great value to the quality that you are getting.

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

Muddled dark amber appearance, sweet bitter malt aroma, crisp slight malt presence with a satisfying finish.

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Photo of fltmchz
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.06/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of EricLeP
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce can into a pilsner glass. Clear copper color, with a three-finger white head that left some nice lacing. This sample was two months past the canning date, which may have been the reason for the muted hop aromas and flavors I experienced. Even so, there was quite a bit of resiny bitterness to balance the sweet, almost caramelly malt presence. finish is dry, with some lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. An excellent beer, and great with a burger.

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Photo of abryan562
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of VoxRationis
4.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a Weissbier vase; canned on 05.02.17.
A: Pours an amber to light copper color with an aggressive one and a half inch tan head with good retention. Impressive Belgian lacing throughout.
S: Aromas of peach, kiwi, and lemon, interlaced with caramel, biscuit, and pepper.
T: Follows nose: Citrus, blended satisfyingly with caramel, mineral water and horseradish.
M: Medium bodied with modest carbonation.
O: A extremely well-balanced, complexly flavorful American IPA. Truly top of the line. Will drink, serve, gift.

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

This is almost everything I want and expect in an ipa. Crystal clear copper body with big white head of foam that leaves excellent lacing behind. Smell is the week point if any... mostly pine with some malty back. Taste reminds you quickly that it's an ipa but reassures that it's definitely NOT a hop bomb. Well rounded with some caramel malt dry bread and then pine with bitter on the tail. Feel started pretty sticky but thinned out. Not my favorite style but I'd drink this one again. The higher abv is also well hidden.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Look - Pours a clear amber color with three fingers of eggshell colored head, great retention and sheets of lacing.
Aroma - Citrus, grass, zest, grainy.
Taste - Straightforward, citrus up front, bitterness is relatively high, a quick note of pine, malt is thin, grainy and low in sweetness.
Feel - Medium bodied, sharp carbonation, dry, chalky.

Overall - A fairly standard IPA.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeM417
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PJCarnell
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

found this bottle at my local shop. 11 months since fill. The color is dark orange with a flavor provides a bite on the nose, but opens up into malty goodness in the middle through the finish. really great beer. This may become my go to afternoon brew when I want to drink a few.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a orange amber colored body with a small one finger off white head that dies within ten seconds. Some minimal lacing follows and no carbonation is seen. The smell has the hops in the front with some citrus following nicely. A bit of honey comes out as the beer warms. The taste is centered around the hops and a bit of pine comes out. The citrus comes out more so in the finish. Malts come out slightly. The palate is about a medium with an average carbonation. There is nothing out of sorts, not dry or wet, just good. Overall, this is a good IPA. The ABV is hidden well. I would definitely have it again.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 8,317 ratings.
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