Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
8,290 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:
8,290
Reviews:
1,977
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
417
Gots:
2,102
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 8,290 |  Reviews: 1,977
Photo of JoshFrierson86
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of zotzot
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange bronze in color
Diffuse citrus nose
Sweet sticky mouth, a little like a Barley Wine
Tangy orange taste

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe because I just had a 3 Floyd's Alpha King before this one... I am opinionated here. Selected a variety sample 6- pack for this one. This is really good, but it is just a little more hoppy/bitter than I like.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Bottled on 1/12/17 about 10 weeks old
L-pours a clear copper, with off-white head, lacing
S- sweet malt, tangerine, pine
T- heavy on the malt, slight citrus and pine on the finish
F- thick and creamy, medium bodied, low carbonation
Overall a nice malty IPA with great aroma and solid taste

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dtm426
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PurpleMonkey81
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Darksiders 2. Very oily, with an amazing resinous taste, feeling and aroma that makes you want to enjoy it slowly, sip by sip. A shame when finishes.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trev311
2.88/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blackfish73
2.01/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Founder's began distributing in my state to great fanfare. This is my first taste of Founder's and one that I fully expected to enjoy based on its high rating. Boy, was I wrong. My bottled on 3/1/2017 beer was actually unpleasant and difficult to finish.

It started off promising with its beautiful, orange hue, and strong head hiding a pleasant aroma of mild, juicy fruit gum and pear. Though, there was a very slight hint of ashtray, too. The promise was quickly broken as none of the aroma came through in the flavor. Instead, I experienced an unpleasant, lingering bitterness after the cloying, dirty, and distastefully dry mouthfeel that reminded me of diapers.

I am an IPA fan, no doubt. I have my favorites, of course, and many that I consider decent selections for the style. Founder's Centennial IPA joins the ranks of those scraping the bottom of the barrel, which is just baffling considering the high BA rating. What gives? Bad bottle?

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Photo of Jp199763
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afroskully
3.19/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NicolasBird
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, this sure is a great beer. Pours like you would expect of an IPA, a golden orange color that's pretty clear. Nice 1-1.5 finger of head. The smell is ROBUST!! So fresh, so inviting, makes you want to dive right in and take a sip. Strong floral and citrus notes, really an amazing aroma. The taste is right on par with the smell, it definitely does not let you down one bit. This beer is like the feeling you get biting into a perfect nice juicy fruit, incredibly fresh and tasty, crisp. Lots of citrus for sure in the taste along with the floral qualities. Sweet, but not overly sweet. A nice simple hop punch, mild-medium bitterness that makes you want to keep on taking sip after sip. The mouthfeel on this is so smooth, this beer goes down easy... One of my favorites. It's a damn shame I can't get it where I live, but everytime I leave state I check for it and make sure to bring some home with me if I find it. Excellent beer.

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Photo of deeman13
3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mickyge
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hosley
2.84/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobert84
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 8,290 ratings.
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