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Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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8,420 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:
#1,644
Reviews:
2,005
Ratings:
8,420
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
429
Gots:
2,185
Trade:
11
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,420 |  Reviews: 2,005
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.01/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After Raul just drain poured a [insert highly acclaimed beer that Raul won't mention] he went on to a throw in from a trade.

Ok, Raul can at least respect this bad boi. I mean, it's palatable, it has taste, it doesn't make Raul want to bleach his taste buds... But Midwest, what is up with these malty, copper in hue IPA's? Raul gets it, that's just the way it is out there - but it doesn't mean that he has to like it.

Peace!

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Photo of ChrisElpers
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Photo of ROBSTARR
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of acsprouse
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rpbuckeye
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CombatChuck
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got around to giving this a go after buying a bottle up in Totowa last week. I never had this before and thought that it would be like so many other American IPA's that I've had before. This tasted dry-hopped but because it was so nicely balanced, this was easy to drink and didn't have any of the "burn" in the back that I expected. The beauty of this beer doesn't come by its strength, but by its balance!

The pour to this was a fairly deep orange, with a nice haze and head to accompany that. Not a lot of carbonation here once the foam settled and the aroma was that of a very floral set of hops. This was backed up by a nice amount of orange and grapefruit citrus and a somewhat sweet malty base. This was crisp and clean because of the pine undertone that reminded me of the Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale a bit. There was a bit of resin in the mouthfeel too, which helped to curb the effects of the carbonation and the alcohol as well.

This felt like a session beer even though it certainly wasn't, and it was only after I finished it that I could notice a slight buzz coming over me. While this was certainly an IPA, it had the qualities of a dry-hopped Pale Ale and went down as easily as such. I can't imagine any beer lover or hophead not enjoying and wanting to reach for another afterwards - I'll probably buy the full six-pack next time around!

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Photo of freditoj
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Chris77McGrath
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle (bottled 12/22/12) into a pint glass, deep copper amber colored with a nice thick white head that lingers leaving good lacing, almost clear

S: citrus pine hop explosion, vanilla, caramel, like a caramel cream candy or a cowtail

T: bitter grapefruit and pine resin up front, fruity flavors, good sweetness of malt, dry bitter finish

M: full bodied, great aftertaste, proper carbonation

O: a solid IPA, it well represents the style with good bitterness, the hop flacor shines through over the malt

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of pengs68
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of bigsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Thanks tictactoe. Really nice IPA. Pretty beer with great head and lacing. Good floral notes with some caramel malty notes. Medium body.

Nothing mind blowing but a solid IPA that I wish I have a full sixer of. Good malt backbone but isn't too sweet.

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Photo of BeerMeInStl
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Sailracer
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rorjets
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,420 ratings
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