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Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
8,418 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:
#1,641
Reviews:
2,004
Ratings:
8,418
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
430
Gots:
2,182
Trade:
11
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Photo of Omnium
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can > Pint Glass

A - Dark orange, amber color, with a finger of white fizzy head, medium lacing.
S - Big pine and citrus, very classic west coast style, some caramel malts, orange juice.
T - Well balanced, not overly bitter, a little grassy, medium pine, citrus zest and a sweeter caramel orange malt.
M - A little sticky sweet, and chewy, but medium.
O - This is best fresh on tap, in bottles and cans its decent but doesnt compare. Still this is a solid year round offering

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours with average size, off-white (light orange hue), medium sized bubbles. Slow retention, leaves a sticky, thick layer. Light but fair, sticky lacing. Colour is clear golden orange with very light haze. Some carbonation visible. Looks like it should.

Smell: It fills the room when you pour it. Pine is the most dominant, citrus (orange), fruits (goes towards tropical, mango?), and floral (roses). Caramel sweetness. Fresh. Sweetness goes with the hop character very smooth and tasty, really builds up, you have to try it.

Taste: Pine, floral goodness. Pine still the most dominant. Light middle caramel backbone connects everything well. Pine with sweetness imitates that bitter forest (chestnuts) honey. Citrus zest (lemon, grapefruit even orange) notes towards the end. Ends with medium hop bitterness, it lightly stays after a sip for a while.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lively carbonation keeps it alive and fresh, still smooth tho. Dry finish. Easy, it goes down too fast.

Overall: Superb, good focus on the pine character, makes it a mature, well made and balanced representative of the American IPA style. Well worth the time.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,418 ratings
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