Founders Centennial IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Centennial IPAFounders Centennial IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
8,381 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:
#1,590
Reviews:
1,998
Ratings:
8,381
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
428
Gots:
2,158
Trade:
11
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,381 |  Reviews: 1,998
Photo of SackBlabbath
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.05/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great amber color. Strong upfront hops with a smooth finish. Not bad.

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

This is certainly not a world-class brew, but I do like it. It has a strong hops forward taste. I enjoy the bitterness on the mouthfeel. It certainly ranks up there with other IPAs. I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of FrostyFoster72
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. 7.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a medium amber and is semi-transparent. Fluffy white head with good retention.

Smell- Citrus notes abound, with grapefruit and orange prominent. Earthy pine aroma as well.

Taste- Some malt in the beginning fades quickly into a huge blast of citrus and pine. Not very malt forward for an IPA which is fine. Grapefruit flavor is heavy. Oily in nature, which screams hops. The earthy bitterness lasts in the palate for some time after, telling you this beer is generously hopped.

Mouthfeel- On the thicker side for this style. Oily/resinous.

Overall- A great IPA. Full of flavor and fresh tasting. Nice balance between the sweetness/bitterness. An all around flagship IPA for Founders.

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

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a 12oz btl into a pint glass, bottled 9.29.14
l - a soft orange color, slightly hazy - nice 1" head, cream colored, that dropped after about 3 minutes, leaving a small ring of lacy foam
s - notes of bread, caramel, and pine open up to floral scents, citrus, grass
t - malty grapefruit at first, then a nice rush of hops and citrus. It finishes for a few minutes, revealing layers of citrus, malt - the alcohol (7.2 abv) is barely noticeable. Extremely well balanced
f - smooth and even, almost no astringency, refreshing
o - this is a great ipa, even though this was a little long in the tooth it held up extremely well.

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

Photo of MTBDesertGnome
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Almost the perfect IPA! Was a great chill beer.

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Photo of liveforbeer
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JVH1
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tconlon69
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of staless
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rale
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of carteravebrew
3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jocques
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my wife & my all time favorite IPA's

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Photo of cavmacb2s
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Solid IPA. very hoppy but not chewy. Awesome

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Photo of dan3099
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent all round IPA, tonight was the first time trying.
Had four while wrapping Christmas gifts. Very,very good.

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Photo of pugsley
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackp_43
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jondavidsson
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8,381 ratings
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