Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The Founders Centennial IPA pour a transluscent amber into the glass, creating an off-white head that clings to the glass. That head forms nice lacing along the edge of the glass.
The aromas that come from this beer are first and foremost made up of a beautiful Centennial hop pungentness. It contains an earthiness as well as hints of pineapple, citrus, and even a little bit of fresh-cut grass.
This beer tastes wonderful with lots of hops up front that mellow into a light breadiness. Malts peak through to help balance the acidity. The alcohol makes its presence known at the end while the finish is long and bitter.
The beer has good carbonation, making its medium body feel fuller than it is - it gives the beer more of a creamy texture, especially before the head dissipates.
The beer has everything I like in an IPA: lots of hop presence and acidity, a balanced center, and a nice, bitter finish. This makes the drinkability pretty high for this beer. Founders knocks it out of the park, again proving why it's one of my favorite breweries.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2010 07:38:34 | More by BamaViper1
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