Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
BA SCORE
89.1%
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4.13 w/ 8,358 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:
#1,580
Reviews:
1,998
Ratings:
8,358
Liked:
7,446
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
10.41%
Alströms:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
428
Gots:
2,143
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 8,358 |  Reviews: 1,998
Photo of Gambyt20
3.06/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EricLeP
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce can into a pilsner glass. Clear copper color, with a three-finger white head that left some nice lacing. This sample was two months past the canning date, which may have been the reason for the muted hop aromas and flavors I experienced. Even so, there was quite a bit of resiny bitterness to balance the sweet, almost caramelly malt presence. finish is dry, with some lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. An excellent beer, and great with a burger.

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Photo of abryan562
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a Weissbier vase; canned on 05.02.17.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, amber to light copper color with an aggressive one and a half inch tan head with good retention. Impressive Belgian lacing throughout.
S: Aromas of sugar cookie, peach, kiwi, and lemon, interlaced with caramel, biscuit, and pepper.
T: Follows nose: Lemon citrus, blended satisfyingly with caramel and mineral water with a horseradish like sweet bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation.
O: A extremely well-balanced, complexly flavorful American IPA. Truly top of the line. Will drink, serve, gift.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is almost everything I want and expect in an ipa. Crystal clear copper body with big white head of foam that leaves excellent lacing behind. Smell is the week point if any... mostly pine with some malty back. Taste reminds you quickly that it's an ipa but reassures that it's definitely NOT a hop bomb. Well rounded with some caramel malt dry bread and then pine with bitter on the tail. Feel started pretty sticky but thinned out. Not my favorite style but I'd drink this one again. The higher abv is also well hidden.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Look - Pours a clear amber color with three fingers of eggshell colored head, great retention and sheets of lacing.
Aroma - Citrus, grass, zest, grainy.
Taste - Straightforward, citrus up front, bitterness is relatively high, a quick note of pine, malt is thin, grainy and low in sweetness.
Feel - Medium bodied, sharp carbonation, dry, chalky.

Overall - A fairly standard IPA.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeM417
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brucebeernut
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

found this bottle at my local shop. 11 months since fill. The color is dark orange with a flavor provides a bite on the nose, but opens up into malty goodness in the middle through the finish. really great beer. This may become my go to afternoon brew when I want to drink a few.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a orange amber colored body with a small one finger off white head that dies within ten seconds. Some minimal lacing follows and no carbonation is seen. The smell has the hops in the front with some citrus following nicely. A bit of honey comes out as the beer warms. The taste is centered around the hops and a bit of pine comes out. The citrus comes out more so in the finish. Malts come out slightly. The palate is about a medium with an average carbonation. There is nothing out of sorts, not dry or wet, just good. Overall, this is a good IPA. The ABV is hidden well. I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of sjrider
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twrist
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 5/22/17 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.2% ABV. The beer pours a bright reddish copper color with abundant khaki head and good lacing. Lacing coats the glass and a full film of head remains as the beer is consumed. The aroma is old school pine and citrus mixed but a bit muted by modern IPA standards. The taste is malt sweetness up front with citrus and pine coming in for the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with plentiful carbonation. The finish is mostly dry with a little hop oil & residual malt sweetness keeping it from being totally dry. Overall, very good. This is a beautiful, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of PMarcy78
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerardissono
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoda1983
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the Founder's Centennial IPA at pub in Foggy Bottom, Washington DC, ABV 7.20%, IBU 65. My daughter poured it for me.

Look: semi-clear orange/amber with a thick white head.

Aroma: bready, caramel, and citrus

Taste: A little sweet, caramel, fruity, mango, orange, and pine, moderate bitterness, very well balanced, excellent.

Feel: light to medium, crisp

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Photo of Rufus1
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark medium amber/orange. One finger head that dissipates quickly. Rim with good lacing. Floral hops on the nose. Some citrus. Maybe grapefruit? First sip is mild hops up front with little malt influence. Smooth medium in the mouth with good carbonation. A surprisingly easy to drink IPA. Very smooth. Maybe even sessional. A fine example of a good IPA.

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Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 8,358 ratings
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