Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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4.13/5
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8,552 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:
#3,286
Reviews:
2,040
Ratings:
8,552
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
437
Gots:
2,262
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 8,552 |  Reviews: 2,040
Photo of timontheroad
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish Amber color, clear. One inch oatmeal colored head that receded to a quarter inch,
Smell: Big grapefruit smell up front, with some nice sweet malty back notes
Taste: Nice piney, resiny flavor and good malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick-bodied for an IPA, but nice. Crisp, dry finish.
Overall: Nice IPA, held up very well considering it was almost two months old.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TrojanRB
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jon4than
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Did not care for it.

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Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cfalls
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper color. Fairly high carbonation. Oily feel. One finger head with average retention.

Quite good overall. My main complaint is that the hop flavors tend toward onions and dank rather than grapefruit and flowers.

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Photo of illpass78
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Libby stem glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a one-finger white head that recedes to film fairly quickly. Carbonation seems heavy-ish.

Aroma: Hops, grapefruit, lemon and pine are all there.

Taste: It's a very hop-forward beer with some pine and apricots. Gets prickly and more bitter as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Numerous commenters have described this beer as oily and I tend to agree. It's also fairly sturdy and full-bodied for an IPA. Some booze burn, too.

Overall: Nice flavorful IPA. Not sure about world class - would take MBC's Lunch over this for sure - but it's quite good.

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Photo of Twink772002
4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeubTube
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peterbuiltbeer
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim-reed
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look : golden to amber
smeel: floral and hoppy
taste : amazing not too hoppy but still bittered citrus backed
mouthfeel: semi dry
over all a nice ipa

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

Photo of Sebas
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of melstein
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Very balanced. Fruity smell with fruity taste and nice amount of hoppy bitterness.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a single, 1 month old, into an imperial pint

A: hazy bronze, great head, great lacing
S: melon, grapefruit, earthy notes including pine resin, balanced with some big caramel and bready malts, too.
T & M: follows the nose; really well balanced and solidly hoppy. Low to Medium carbonation, full bodied and delicious, moderately crisp and dry at the very end.

Overall: Great beer that isn't shy. Even better on tap, in my experience. In the battle of the great Michigan IPAs, I'll take this one over Two Hearted, 3 out of 5 times; the latter is more delicate whereas this is more of a boss.

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Photo of tharper178
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA from founders, one of America best.

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Photo of Drifter1
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Holy cats. Solid body, great taste. Founders does it again

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Photo of Phoneguy
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,552 ratings