Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
8,384 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, honey color with a decent, though a bit small, head of light tan foam sitting nicely atop it. Good retention and some lacing.
Smell is a nicely balanced mixture of citrus and evergreen hops and a decent malt note. One of the better noses on an IPA I've had in a long time.
Taste is exactly what I expected based on the nose. Evergreen and citrus hops notes, respectable malt presence. Solidly balanced, not a west coast style hop bomb, palate wrecking IPA.
Smooth for the style, easily drinkable. Hop bite up front, clean finish.The 7.2% ABV is not noticeable at all, that could be a problem for some. I could consider this a sessionable beer, though most wouldn't. Grab one if you can, this is a really good brew.

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3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Nice orange amber, beautiful pour.

Nose- Not too overpowering like some IPAs can be. Hops are definitely there with some malt grains, dried citrus/fruits in the background. Some lime components with some turbulence.

Taste- Small amounts of fruitiness linger with a taste almost reminiscent of buttery toast. Astringent hops hit more at the end with an earthy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Fairly thick and syrupy for an IPA with a fat finish. I really enjoyed this brew's texture.

Overall- I wouldn't say I'd go out of my way to buy this beer, but it's a well balanced IPA with some components beyond straight hops. I loved the texture of the beer. It also seemed to have a temperature threshold once it warmed a bit where it really came alive before mellowing back down with further warming. A nice IPA for groups, enough bite for the hopheads out there ripping your head off.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,384 ratings
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