Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
8,294 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
Ratings:
8,294
Reviews:
1,979
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
417
Gots:
2,102
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,294 |  Reviews: 1,979
Photo of drstalker
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a clean coppery amber color with a froth, medium sized white head.

Smells like classic Centennial hops, utmost fruity of ripe oranges, coated up by lemon zest and a good amount of toffee malts. A herbal whiff enriches the orange impression, which is highlighted on the nose throughout.

Drinks soft and refreshing with a steamlined, thirst quenching hop dryness during the finish. This puts many new wave ipas to shame in regards of how well this is build, with a simple, but intriguing and well working hop profile.

Orange covered malts upfront, which soon develop a crisp, herbal hop dryness, getting soothed by sweet caramel malts from the get go. The beer turns dryer and more herbal during midpalate, with a sparkly effervescent undertone muting the malts. Finishes sweet on the malts with a touch of earth and a long lasting, prominent lemon dryness, enhanced by an orange hull note.

Wow, this is drinking incrediby great. Fruity, sweet and hoppy dry, this hits every mark I could expect from a classic Ipa. Clean and utmost smooth on the palate, this reminds me of a well made german Bock, in terms of not being able to stop drinking, once started. The late earthen undertone does a lot to my perception of the beer, since it strengthens both, hops and malts, creating the most subtle and well working gateway to create an intense, harmonious flavor profile.

 1,374 characters

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good but was expecting more due to all the great reviews.
S: Light, fruity, floral, piney nose.
T: Unique flavorful taste to match the nose. A little spice and bitter finish.
O: Balanced, just like the bottle says. But I've had lots of balanced IPA's lately and I find myself wanting something bold. Don't get me wrong though, his is a good IPA.

 355 characters

Photo of Neversatisfied1980
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eammon1920
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dhofrenn
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an clear orange ambers color with an off white head. Smells of citrus, hops, and some floral notes. Tastes of bitter hops, orange, floral notes, and some sweetness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. This is a fantastic IPA.

 234 characters

Photo of melikeymybeer
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured tan/orange with a medium white head and nice lacing.
Taste is citrus up front, predominant malt over hops (my preference)
Very clean feel and highly drinkable.

One of my favorite IPAs

 193 characters

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of OKbrew89
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfixxxx
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly frothy head, very floral & slightly bitter.

54 characters

Photo of hrtl
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristopher3
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJ64
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pro45
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can with a date of 3/27/17. Six weeks old. Pours a deep copper with a tan/white head. Smell is bready malts hops, grapefruit and orange pith, some unripe papaya and mango. Malts are the prevalent flavor, overriding the hops and citrus. Good carbonation and dry finish. A good beer. I would've preferred more citrus and hops, but it's very drinkable and goes down easy. A good IPA but far from the best I've had.

 413 characters

Photo of monkist
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of caburdette51
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sheaffer315
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 8,294 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More