Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

8,334 Ratings
Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 08-13-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours the color of a newly minted penny, with a one-finger eggshell colored head. Rings of lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of tropical fruit, toffee, sweet butter, and spruce.

T - Grapefruit style hops upfront, with more tropical of fruit flavors in the mid-palate (papaya, guava). Sweet almost nutty malt underbody. Finishes with a blast of pine like a breath mint, and the slightest hint of cheap bubblegum. Very tasty. Definitely quite a sweet IPA.

M - Firm medium body, with medium carbonation. Drying, lingering finish.

O - An absolutely stellar East Coast IPA. I really enjoyed the interplay of the fruitiness of the hops with the sweeter malts. Lush and juicy. Definite rebuy.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of righthereisay
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper color with some foam, that sticks around for a while. Looks really nice.

Smell: Quite frankly, one of the best beers I've ever smelled. Citrus, hops, orange, lemon, grapefruit, maybe even grapes.

Taste: Well, I was expecting more after the smell. It is a nice IPA, citrus, hops, a little caramel. However, a little too bitter for my liking. I cannot taste any alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Other than the after bitterness, I think it is nice and smooth, with a nice body.

I would drink a few of these outside before a ball game. I don't think I'd ever buy a case of it though. I've had plenty of better IPAs.

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Photo of WorksforBeer
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oh, if only I could get this regularly... I've always been a fan of Stone Brewery products, but when I just happened across Founder's All Day IPA, I was a convert, but their products are hard to find in my area. I found a 12-pack of Centennial IPA on an out of state trip, where the Founder's app on my phone convinced me to try it. Everything you'd want in an IPA, with the right balance of hops and malt. I like Founder's products so much I'm going for a tour of their brewery.

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Photo of WillKorn
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very good IPA, but it is nothing special. There are so many IPAs on the market right now that is is difficult to differentiate the characteristics between all of them. I am enjoying IPAs mixed with other things right now, but this is definitely one of my fall back options for a solid IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Auraan
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous clear amber with a one-finger white head that receded to a quarter finger of head that left some sticky lacing. A very nice, true to style IPA appearance. Scents of orange, sweet, honey-like malt and some subdued grassy and floral hop aromas that dissipate as the beer sits. The orange and malt aromas stay throughout and grow in intensity. A very nice, simple, appealing aroma that entices you to drink. Flavor begins with a modest level of hop bitterness, with notes of pine resin, citrus zest and floral hops, and a nice, sweet, caramel malt backbone. This moves into a more pronounced hop flavor, with more citrus zest and pine resin, but still with a nice malt backbone. The finish is dry and brings in pepper-like flavors, alongside some pine resin and floral and earthy hops with a lighter, though still present, caramel. Aftertaste is toasted grain, pepper, pine resin and floral hops. A very nice flavor profile, balanced yet still packed with hop flavor. The combination of just enough malt and just enough hops makes it a near perfectly balanced, extremely drinkable package. Excellent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, silky, slightly resinous and chewy with a light level of carbonation. Very nice, quite easy to drink and very smooth. Very well done. Overall this is an excellent IPA that combines an excellent balance of flavors with a wonderful mouthfeel. The aroma is the weakest aspect of this beer, yet even that is above average. A truly excellent example of an IPA.

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Photo of bruinhoppy
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a enticing caramel brown with a light head.

First taste consists of slight banana and rather sweet then the impact of hops is felt. Aftertaste very prominent of hops yet very smooth

Lots of flavor to this well made and crafted IPA. Can't wait to try this on tap along with the other offerings from Founders.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 8,334 ratings.
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