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Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
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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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Photo of WorksforBeer
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
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 -3.6%
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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Photo of jhg
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Auraan
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
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%
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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Photo of DCgolfpro
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mborden
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of SlickestWilly
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of djbrown13
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ttylicki
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of anabar
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of bdolven
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

A - Dark copper, cloudy transparency, with a short head that fades quickly, but retains a thin film that establishes extensive lacing.

S - Mostly pine and orange zest out front, with caramel malt beneath.

T - The order reverses in the taste, with the malt coming to the front as a sweet, almost like honey, but balanced with pine and citrus zest flavors. The close is mild bitterness, but nothing too harsh or aggressive.

M - Quite drinkable, with moderate carbonation, but a slight oily feel on the tongue.

O - A decent, restrained IPA that focuses on balance over fruit bombs. A good choice if ultra-bitter brews puts you off of modern IPAs.

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Photo of FlyingV
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of THE-DUDE
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am slotting this beer on my #2 IPA shelf, only because I tend to favor more hoppy less malty IPAs. However, this IPA is extremely well balanced. Aroma is of bready malt with a bit of orange and citrus. The taste is very smooth, the sweetness and hops compliment each other nicely. This is a very drinkable IPA, just not one of my absolute favorites.

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

This beer has a great bottle label.

A - Dark amber/Copper, burned orange color. Off white head. This beer leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass as you drink it down.
S - Light carmel and malt.
T - Smooth hops with more than a malty compliment.
M - This drink swirls in nicely and goes down smooth. Easy carbonation.
O - A subdued, balanced IPA worth your time.

I can tell this is an older school IPA. It is easy on the pine, grapefruit, and zest. This beer gets a high drinkability rating from me. A subdued IPA which would make it a go-to IPA for me. If only they sold it in Washington...

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Photo of NCCO
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a good inch or so of lasting foam. Slightly turbid orange-amber color.

Smell: Citrus, orange zest, subtle malty/biscuit, fresh cut grass

Taste: Very well balanced between sweet maltiness and citrusy bitterness. More malt flavor up front while the bitterness sticks around in the back of your palate. Pleasantly bitter, not overpowering or absent. Citrus, orange, subtle pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, balanced between being sweet/dry.

Overall: Excellent beer that I could sit down and enjoy multiples of. Really enjoyed this one, well balanced IPA that invites me to keep drinking more. Nothing extreme, just an exceptionally solid brew. Highly recommend this one.

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Photo of h-bomb
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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