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Centennial IPA by Founders Brewing Company
American IPA
7.20 % ABV

Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head\'s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry-hopping. This one\'s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter. 

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Review by duhast500 on 04/21/14  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a hazy Orange with yellowish highlights. There is a finger and a half of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is earthy hops with a spicy pine aroma on the edges. There is a slight dankness here in the nose.

The taste has a nice sweetness at first with a citrus flavor that is mixed with tangerine and a slight hint of cherry. the bitterness comes out toward the back of this beer and pushed forward till there is bitterness building as it finishes.

The feel of this beer is lighter then most IPAs and is pretty drinkable. This beer is quite refreshing and a pleasure going down.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 06/17/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2010
Picked up this sixer at Hop City in the ATL. Heard a lot of good things and decided I needed a sixer of easy drinking brews, so I gave this a shot. Served up in my DFH shaped pint.

A: Pours from the bottle a dark orange/almost amber colored body. Copper is probably the color. I'm a little slow tonight. Held to the light, it appears to have a little bit of haze to it but not too crazy. There is a ton of carbonation moving around in here. Got about a finger of creamy white head, but it falls pretty quickly to a decent top cap. Globs of lace stick all over this glass. Good looking brew.

A: This is the highlight for me. What a great nose. Got a good amount of citrus hops coming out in the form of grapefruit and mandarin orange notes. Its bitter but sweet. Behind that there is some pine and a little bit of grass as well. The malts have a some influence with some biscuity malt and just a touch of caramel. Alcohol slides in as well and really rounds it off. Damn fine nose.

T: The taste is a hell of a lot more balanced than I thought. It starts off with some hops bite coming out of some citrus hops (grapefruit) with just a touch of pine. The bite is cooled off rather quickly with the malt base that is bready with some caramel notes. This makes the citrus (orange) flavors switch over into some sweeter notes. It morphs back into a little bit of residual bitterness.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. The feel is lightly slick and a little bit creamy. Hops oils coat the mouth a bit. ABV is a little noticeable in the flavor and it transfers with a little bit of heat on the throat. Aftertaste is a little bit of caramel and orange.

Overall This is an incredibly easy drinking IPA. It has a little more balance than I expected in the flavor, but the nose is spot fuggin on. Easily slammable. Damned good and will have a regular spot in my fridge.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/26/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 9 15 4 7 2009
This beer wasn't aged for a 100 years was it? Wrong centennial. The pour is a very nice coppery color. Not paying attention, there was sediment added to the beer so it did come out cloudy. The head was a white frothy color that remained through the whole tasting.

The nose is hoppy with a citrus centennial appeal. Mostly the nose has a grapefruit nose with some lighter fruity note at the top. Some malty background and also some feint bubblegum phenolics as well. A nice hoppy aroma.

The taste continues with the hops playing more of a noticeable flavor then the malt. The hop taste has a good bitterness with a zing to it and a hint of earthiness in the back ground. The finishing hops have more of a grapefruit essence with a somewhat piney backing. Good balance between the two. The malt is more noticeable then the nose indicated with notes of caramel, honey and biscuit flavors coming out and blending well with the hop flavors. A very nice taste indeed.

The body has a mid feel to it and very easy to drink considering the ABV. A somewhat oily taste but still remains lick-smacking good. The bubblegum isn't an off flavor but does blend well. Overall this is a good beer and well worth a high praise

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 03/06/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 16 4 8 2008
Color is a chill hazed, light golden peach, thin dusty yellow bubbly cap; minimal lacing.
Aroma is fantastic, this all Centennail hopped IPA is heaven to wiff in. Nice resin filled wood pulp pine, grassy notes deep within. Not much backing of malts on the nose, but who cares.
Whoops, I spoke to soon, the taste cares, thats who. The flavors are actually quite tame, the bittering of pine shows late thank goodness. It does have a little bit of everything wood; pulp, fresh leaves, green, not as resin filled as the smell leads one to believe, there's a bit of a strange tang ensueing as it goes in. Malts are very thin and nearly nonexistent. Leaving it a bit one dimensional as far as balance.
Feel is about medium with a slight pulpy fluffy carbonation, crispness at first but turns to a bit of a more tangy drying as it warms. Not a full on load of hops in the taste, and the balance seems a bit out of whack. The smell is wonderful, but beyond that this wouldn't be one to continue with.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 03/06/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 16 4 8 2008
Color is a chill hazed, light golden peach, thin dusty yellow bubbly cap; minimal lacing.
Aroma is fantastic, this all Centennail hopped IPA is heaven to wiff in. Nice resin filled wood pulp pine, grassy notes deep within. Not much backing of malts on the nose, but who cares.
Whoops, I spoke to soon, the taste cares, thats who. The flavors are actually quite tame, the bittering of pine shows late thank goodness. It does have a little bit of everything wood; pulp, fresh leaves, green, not as resin filled as the smell leads one to believe, there's a bit of a strange tang ensueing as it goes in. Malts are very thin and nearly nonexistent. Leaving it a bit one dimensional as far as balance.
Feel is about medium with a slight pulpy fluffy carbonation, crispness at first but turns to a bit of a more tangy drying as it warms. Not a full on load of hops in the taste, and the balance seems a bit out of whack. The smell is wonderful, but beyond that this wouldn't be one to continue with.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 01/04/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 8 15 4 8 0
Originally reviewed 1-2-2007

Incidentals: Tasting after two stronger IPAs, but trying not to let that cloud my judgement.

Appearance: Very good color, hazy amber with a fluffy head.

Smell: Not overwhelming or anything exciting about it. Just a quality IPA.

Taste: This is a fine example of an IPA, without resorting to any gimmicks or tricks to overpower the flavor. It's a little dry at the finish with good bitterness. Not as "green" as many other IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, with a good bitterness that tingles the sides of the tongue and leaves a good finish.

Drinkability: Not something that I'm going to reach out of my way to look for, with so many other outstanding IPAs on the market.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 12/27/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 0
Just want to get this out in the open ---- I like this beer. OK, so now we're all on the same page......

Color is a deep amber and hazy, somewhere between an IPA and an amber ale. Looks yummy. Smell is citrus, and all hops. Ever so slight alcohol in there. Taste is hops and bitterness. Like OC said, it sticks with you for a second. Feel is good and balanced. Stays for a while, but in a good way.

I saw this in a local store tonight and I knew I NEEDED it. This one certainly one of my favorites from Founders, which is saying a lot. I try every single bottle I can find from them, because I know it will at least be a great example of the style no matter what it is. I wasn't that fond of some of them like the Rubaeus (a little too sweet). But this one gets high marks because it's all hoppy and all good.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
Originally reviewed 08/05/06

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

A - Pours with a big, soapy white head, disappears quickly, but clings to the sides of the glass. Dark golden body.

S - Hops and more hops. Both citrusy and piney.

T - Piney hops bite at the tongue to start, followed closely by some citrus and a decent malt balance.

M - Oily and resiny hops. Medium bodied. Carbonation is good.

D - Nice overall IPA. Might have a bit too much of a english ipa style bite.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Organized Chaos on 12/01/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 2 11 18 5 9 0
I've had many of this brew, but have never reviewed it so here goes.

Pours a deep amber color with a slight haze to the beer, a small head dissipates quickly. Lots of little carnbonation bubbles in the glass.

Really good smell, the citrisy centennial hop shines on the nose.

Initial taste, you get the hops up front, then a nice bitterness followed by a malty taste that sticks with you for a second. Yum.

Good carbonation, smooth beer, great mouthfeel for its style.

As I mentioned at the beginning, I have had many many of these beers and love them, overall impression shows.

Served In: Pint Glass

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