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Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
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4.13/5
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8,399 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,626
Reviews:
2,003
Ratings:
8,399
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
430
Gots:
2,170
Trade:
11
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,399 |  Reviews: 2,003
Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micropale
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AddisonFC
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Smithjt3
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aklude
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ChrisBanks
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Definitely a good IPA, not sure if I'd classify as outstanding or world class

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Photo of okcommuter
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from bottle. Very good IPA, worth a 6 pack, almost sessionable. 99 Bros rating surprised me, but it is well balanced. Not too hoppy, a bite of malt, and not too sweet.

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Photo of psu-murph
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious overall! The only reasons I didn't rate even higher are the fairly strong citrus/grapefruit flavors and a bit of a weak hop nose. But these are simply nits on an otherwise awesome ipa!

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Photo of MarkO1971
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MilesRaymond
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerski09
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Michigan Beer from my favorite Michigan Brewery

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Photo of SackBlabbath
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.05/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great amber color. Strong upfront hops with a smooth finish. Not bad.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is certainly not a world-class brew, but I do like it. It has a strong hops forward taste. I enjoy the bitterness on the mouthfeel. It certainly ranks up there with other IPAs. I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of FrostyFoster72
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. 7.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a medium amber and is semi-transparent. Fluffy white head with good retention.

Smell- Citrus notes abound, with grapefruit and orange prominent. Earthy pine aroma as well.

Taste- Some malt in the beginning fades quickly into a huge blast of citrus and pine. Not very malt forward for an IPA which is fine. Grapefruit flavor is heavy. Oily in nature, which screams hops. The earthy bitterness lasts in the palate for some time after, telling you this beer is generously hopped.

Mouthfeel- On the thicker side for this style. Oily/resinous.

Overall- A great IPA. Full of flavor and fresh tasting. Nice balance between the sweetness/bitterness. An all around flagship IPA for Founders.

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

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a 12oz btl into a pint glass, bottled 9.29.14
l - a soft orange color, slightly hazy - nice 1" head, cream colored, that dropped after about 3 minutes, leaving a small ring of lacy foam
s - notes of bread, caramel, and pine open up to floral scents, citrus, grass
t - malty grapefruit at first, then a nice rush of hops and citrus. It finishes for a few minutes, revealing layers of citrus, malt - the alcohol (7.2 abv) is barely noticeable. Extremely well balanced
f - smooth and even, almost no astringency, refreshing
o - this is a great ipa, even though this was a little long in the tooth it held up extremely well.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,399 ratings
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