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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:
#1,627
Reviews:
2,003
Ratings:
8,399
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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430
Gots:
2,169
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,399 |  Reviews: 2,003
Photo of ledouge
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of rickklein9
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beeronthefly
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanEasley
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mparrish85
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metacog42
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rabbott2
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dandy14
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crawmcgraw
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pau622
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonbw
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong, delicious amber from the holy teats of Freya. Could be a little more golden and a little crisper but a damn fine IPA for all occasions; comparable to Two Hearted Ale but slightly stiffer and often cheaper.

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Photo of StraightCs
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For an ale with a moderately high ABV, Centennial is as easy to drink and enjoyable as session IPA, which can get you in trouble ordering a third. An orange to copper color should clue you in that this IPA is full of pine, brown sugar, caramel, and tangerine flavors. Nice amount of suds with intricate lacing as you empty the pint. I brew with Centennial hops at home and am assuming the name reflects a single hop used for both bitterness and aroma.

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Photo of koolpenguin
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was my go to IPA back in Michigan. I could drink this pretty much everyday and enjoy every sip. I have been enjoying other IPA's down in Arizona but find it hard to taste one that comes close to this as a great everyday beer.

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Photo of artf
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Plonk
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akirakcat
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is quickly becoming a go-to beer for me when I can find it. Unlike many other IPAs, it pulls off a strong but balanced flavor profile.

The reddish copper color isn't much to speak of, but the aromas hit hard right away: so much pine it's almost as good as smelling trees; caramel; orange and tangerine. This is roughly the same order in which I found the tastes to hit me as well: resiny hops; caramel, brown sugar, and biscuit malts; a light and zesty bitterness. Nice oily, but smooth and balanced feel.

This is not just a medium-intensity IPA. It suggests a strong double, a citrus zinger, and a Sam Adams all in one glass. The interplay is quite tasty, not to mention impressive for what I assume is a single-hopped brew. And somehow, on top of all this, it's dinstictive.

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Photo of Dada100
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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