Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
8,317
Reviews:
1,985
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
420
Gots:
2,120
For Trade:
11
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Photo of HattedClassic
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours a nice white head and nice white lacing. The beer itself is a beautiful golden amber.

Smell:
Strong orange smells with bits of malt.

Taste:
Strong taste of orange with some nice pale malts. The malts are a bit on the sweet side but I also get some burnt tastes as well.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-Bodied. Medium carbonation. Typical IPA feel.

Overall:
A very good beer and will probably include it as part of my rotation during the Spring. The beer is pretty balanced overall and goes well with most things.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Bauzen
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Centennial is dry and hoppy, the way an IPA should be. The aroma is not overpowering, like some of the higher-rated IPAs. I wish the flavor would linger more, but then again, I see the appeal of it remaining dry and finishing neat. This beer stands alone as a readily available IPA in my area, and it's an excellent option for people who want a clean night cap, without committing to a heavier Imperial.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes(early march 2013) on tap at CL into a growler.

Growler filled at Continental Liquors Ashland, Ky.(new tap system is sweet I must say). They provided me with a reusable growler that I poured into a tulip/stout like pint glass.

A - Deep amberish orange with a bit of cloudiness but the other side is still visible through the glass. Frothy head sits lusciously on top. Fantastic looking beer. A good bit of haze and layer after layer of sticky lace that clings to the walls of my glass.

S - Brilliant aromas. Fruity notes hold the front and continue throughout with tight hits of classic grapefruit with touches of pine. Excellent Centennial hop display shifts into a ripe pear note. Solid backbone of caramel sweetness and soft malt aromas.

T - good hop flavors of grapefruit and pine with a fruitiness to add some overall hop balance. More pear, and lighter like fruits are noticed. Good malt flavor toward the middle with some caramel sweetness with a clean finish. Bitterness is pretty minimal in the finish.

M - a very drinkable ipa. Very well balanced while still getting the hops across the palate. Idk if the overall smoothness was bc this came off tap, but it was very drinkable. Typical Founders thickness and texture like with most of their beers.

O - A lovely IPA. This is why we all love Founders. Centennial hops do a nice job when done right and Founders does this ipa to perfection. This has become one of my go to brews, and I'm looking forward to trying the bottles I bought. Great first experience with a growler.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from 12 oz bottle into Speiglau IPA glass. Pours a dark, clear copper. 1.5 finger, light tan head. Moderate retention. Sticky lacing. Nice looking brew.

S- Big citrus and floral hops. Not huge, but prevalent. Very sweet smelling, with a nice bready body.

T- Taste really follows nose with big citrus flavors- mango, grapefruit, orange, then goes sweet with a touch of caramel and syrup, followed by a light biscuit taste, and then has a bite of bitterness before it smooths out in the finish. No harshness whatsoever. Beautiful balance. Maybe the sweetest IPA I have had.

M- Smooth and velvety. Mid body. Coats the tongue and leaves you wanting more. NO harshness as mentioned. Slightly dry finish created by the hop presence, but goes down smooth. Fair drinkability, but can't say it perfect since this beer is so sweet.

O- Another great offering by Founders. Just fantastic balance in this IPA. A lot going on with the intense flavors. Maybe even leans a bit too much towards the sweet malt base. Certainly one of my favorite IPAs that will be a go to brew for me.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 8,317 ratings.
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