Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
8,336 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:
8,336
Reviews:
1,991
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
423
Gots:
2,128
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,336 |  Reviews: 1,991
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Desher
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance,smell and taste of this IPA is right up there with some of the more well known ones. I don't find the bitterness too high if your looking for it in your IPA but it's a well balanced beer with a good lasting head. Nice beer wouldn't even know it packed 7.2 ABV.

 275 characters

Photo of Phramboise
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Chingringo
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of andrewjraab
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a Golden Brown, with good clarity and a finger of fluffy white head. Nice retention and super sticky lace.

S - Huge floral bouquet, fruity, citrus, oily, fresh.

T - Nice hoppy punch, followed by a nice mellow and malty finish. This has a silky smooth mouth feel and drinks dangerously easy.

O - One of the best American IPAs on the market - I keep this in the fridge regularly and is a great staple.

 413 characters

Photo of PatM
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Tpusk
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ms333
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of tjsmith910
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of twax
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of swimfire
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of snaotheus
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle code 1421053131714.

Pours nearly clear amber, slight orange tinge, little head but dissipates slowly. Little active carbonation. Smell is grassy, orangey, a little bit spicy, a little bready.

Taste is orange blossomy, bready, a little lemon, some honey sweetness. Some hoppy characteristics, but not a lot of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice, full, soft and pleasant. Overall, this is a good beer.

 442 characters

Photo of downeyj4
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of pokey44
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Ernest78
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of justwork
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bcheng
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of makeshifty
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Swift989
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MikeWard
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into standard pint glass

Looked superb, a clear orange/amber color, with 2-3 fingers fluffy white head which maintained. Lacing was very full, and also maintained. Just a great looking glass.

Nose was hops, a touch on the fruity side

This just tastes great! Hops are both bitter and fruity, leaning more to the bitter side, but still a great balance. Really goes down well.

Mouth is a little to the minus side of medium.

Overall, this is just an outstanding IPA, far ahead of All Day. In fact, only the 7.2abv would prevent it from being an all-day IPA. But perhaps a half-day IPA. Thoroughly recommend this beer.

 631 characters

Photo of dbaraniak
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 8,336 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.
  • Our Events

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

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