Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

8,317 Ratings
Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden honey yellow. Thin head. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hops. Nice malt. Grapefruit rind and grapefruit. Vanilla. Buttery.

T: Holy bitter. Grass. Dry. Lots of malts. It's like chewing on the rind of a grapefruit. Some pine.

M: Thick and foamy. Dry.

O: Not my favorite Founder's. Maybe I didn't have fresh bottle.

thanks redliner8!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Peguin Pizza- poured a clear golden/copper color. Half-finger head nice streaming lacing.

Smell is subtle and well rounded- a little pale malt and a little bit of sweet hops.

Tastes like centennial hops for sure- to me it tastes like semi-tart apples with a mild dose of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a little lacking for me- pretty weak carbonation. It does have a nice medium body and a little bit of carbonation. Perhaps this is better out of the bottle.

Update (in bottle): Generally a lot more hoppy from the bottle- smell is a lot more hoppy and taste is much more bitter. Would like to try again on tap because this bottle is much better than what I had on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very satisfying nut-brown color. When poured into a glass, very little carbonation.

S: Hoppy aroma with some citrus in there. Not a powerful smell, but pleasant.

T: Quite bitter, which is a welcome thing if you're drinking an IPA. The rye flavor is tasty. The citrus is apparent in the aftertaste.

M: The light carbonation tickles the tongue. Fairly light feel for an IPA. Somewhat dry.

O: A great IPA. I haven't really found many IPA's I don't enjoy, so the more flavorful, the better. The Centennial IPA isn't shy on the flavor and is delightfully bitter. An overall good experience.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pours a hazy deep orange/amber with a nice fluffy head that dissipates into a foam atop the ale, but leaves no lacing on the glass. Aromas are dank hops, with hints of pine along with a healthy dose of caramel malt. Tastes are bitter yet balanced. Piny hops dominate, but the caramel malt, grapefruity, peppery/spicy hops create a balanced and complex IPA. Mouth-feel is full bodied and rather oily, allowing the hop bitterness to linger on the palate. Overall, I'm a sucker for Centennial hops, and this is always a favorite IPA of mine.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice amber brown color with a modest head. Wormwood lacing.

S: Bold, spicy hops, rye bread, a very light hint of some complex redwoods and sap.

T: Nice dry bittersweet hops, tree bark, earthy. Sharp and tangy but quite delicious.

M: Creamy and very carbonated. Silky, smooth. Medium to full body. Very nice.

O: This is a fantastic IPA. One of the wonderful things about trying many different beers is being able to return to styles you didn't used to love and being able to appreciate them in new and exciting ways. I'm happy to say that I LOVE this stuff now.

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3/5  rDev -27%

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