Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Centennial IPACentennial IPA
8,466 Ratings
Centennial IPACentennial IPA

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 08-13-2002

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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy Amber orange in color with a 2 finger cream colored head that reduces to a thin layer skimming the top.

S- bold fresh citrus hops, pine, Buiscuity malt, Grapefruit juice, a caramel-like sweetness makes this one very intriguing.

T- piney hops up front, grassy notes, oily citrus, strong malty backbone, Finsihes dry with an herbal hop linger.

M- Medium body, light carbonation, creamy finish, hides ABV quite well and very drinkable.

O- a great example of the style. Drinks more like an imperial IPA, but more drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 7/13/12. Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance: A deep, hazy, orange color. This beer is unfiltered, and it looks really nice. No lacing, and a quick dissipating head on this first bottle though.

Smell: Seriously piney, caramel-like, and sweet. It's an odd combination, but it's strangely compelling. I approve. Maybe a little citrus too, as well as alcohol.

Taste: I'm not drinking this quite at the recommended temperature -- it's a touch warm -- but it's a total hop-head beer. No questions. This is a serious IPA, and that's all there is to it. There's some sweetness and malt there, but it's just loaded with hops. It's a lot of bitter piney-ness, but there's some citrus there as well. There's also some sort of spice, because I get a little burn with the bitterness when drinking this as well. Can't say I've had that experience with the other IPA's I've had.

Mouthfeel: Solid like the rest of the beer. Medium bodied, and perfect for this specific beer. It actually gets a fantastic creamy feel if you aggressively pour it, and it feels like it was out of a tap. Fantastic to say the least.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this beer, and it's not even all that cold. I can't wait to finish this six-pack. Only a buck more than Sam Adams and the like, but the quality is top notch. When I'm in a bitter beer drinking mood, I may make this my go-to. It's a damn pleasant brew.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 6/25/12

A - Pours a clear amber orange with 2 fingers of cream colored head that left pretty good lacing.

S - Toasted grain, biscuity, grapefruit, pine, alcohol.

T - Heavy malt bill with notes of toasted caramel, green peppercorn, hops provide orange citrus and pine bitterness. The hops flavor comes in but fizzles out through the finish.

M - Medium oily feel, medium carbonation.

This was an average IPA. Good malt bill,
(almost seemed English), and the hops were a little weak. The grapefruit hops were there but felt a tad lackluster. Seemed like something was off or missing. Expected a little more. I'll revisit another time.

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Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,466 ratings