Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Centennial IPACentennial IPA
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4.13/5
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8,523 Ratings
Centennial IPACentennial 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:
#1,832
Reviews:
2,031
Ratings:
8,523
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
432
Gots:
2,248
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,523 |  Reviews: 2,031
Photo of Zopiac
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids. Pours a clear copper colour with one finger tight white head. Mild piney aroma with tones of citrus. Taste is caramel malt forward with grapefruit/orange undertones and pleasant bitterness. Extremely drinkable and well balanced. Smooth clean crisp finish. Excellent.

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Photo of MittenBreezeMD
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great brew through and through. Pours a beautiful amber, and smells of a floral bouquet soaking in citrus infused malts. Taste is similar to the smell, strong in personality, yet very light in the mouthfeel. This makes it a great IPA for drinking as the resinous maltiness doesn't accumulate after your second beer, like in most other IPAs. Staple to the IPA style.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber, coppery coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of caramel, biscuity malt, orange rind and pine. Taste follows the note, being driven by caramel, biscuity malt and hoppy citrus notes of orange rind and tangerine. Quite resinous, with a strong pine note as well. Finishes with a medium bitterness and more pine coming through. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This has quite a resinous character and a very nice malt/hop balance. Very nice east coast IPA.

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

Clear amber with one finger of white head. Nice array of lace.
Smell is floral and resinous.
Taste is dank resinous floral with a good malt support.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. The finish is dry and medium bitter.
Overall a tasty IPA. Bottled on 11-17-2017.

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heavy body classic IPA that is good all around.

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Photo of Justincredble
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ipeters1017
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a white head. Smell is very piney and resin-y Taste is fairly malty and sweet for an IPA but bitter and piney on the finish. Smooth, medium-bodied, decently carbonated. Nicely balanced, just a solid beer all around.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rowsdower
4.79/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgy
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goodsoul
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EAMIII
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kraut6363
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnverduin
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxbarto
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herrklemann
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber with a small frothy head. Aroma of fruits, herbs, some sweetness, citrus fruits again, alcohol in the background. Taste is sweet, slightly salty, with hints of alcohol again. Medium to full malt body, plays nicely with the hops. Carbonation is nice and sparkling, but not too fizzy. Very nice. Complex, yet easily drinkable. Very malty.

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Photo of Tone
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spicy hops, citrus hops, hint of piney hops, alcohol, sweet malt, hint of yeast, and slight tea. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and an elevated bitterness. Tastes of spicy hops, citrus hops, hint of piney hops, alcohol, sweet malt, slight earthiness, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Fading2black
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber color. Thick, foamy, off white head that lasts forever. Pronounced lacing. Fairly strong carbonation. Hoppy, with prominent orange flavor lasting through the finish. Smells like an IPA, nothing special there. Not as alcoholic tasting as some IPA's, despite it's 7.2% ABV. Very drinkable, everyday IPA. Everyday, but not ALL day, unless you want to go to the floor.

This has nothing to do with taste, but the bottle is a fairly unique squatty style with a pretty label. You can't judge a beer by its bottle or label, but it is fun presenting something aesthetically pleasing and unique to guests, knowing the beer inside is quite good.

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Photo of cub7
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ogman
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,523 ratings