Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,971 | Reviews: 1,721 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Estarrio:
4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured clear, copper with lots of visible carbonation. The pour generated an enormous, frothy, sticky tan head with relentless retention.
Nice balance of sweet malt and fresh, aromatic Centennial hops in the nose. Some peppery alcohol is also present.
This is surprisingly smooth and crisp. It begins with a strong malt backbone and transitions nicely into fresh, hoppy flavor. There are some white pepper, spruce, sourdough and rye notes before ending in a citrusy, bitter finish. This may not be the hoppiest beer that I've ever imbibed but it is a sublimely, balanced IPA with no shortage of bitter kick.
Medium/full body with a clean mouthfeel.
Drinkability gets kicked up several notches for the balanced flavors and well-masked alcohol. I could session these all night.
Another solid offering from one of the premier micros in the U.S.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2007 03:01:09 | More by Estarrio
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
In a can-shaped glass.
A- Amber body, some cloudiness and no carbonation visible. Foamy light head that plateaus and leaves lots of lace.
S- Orange citrus and sweet caramel plus subtle pineyness.
T- Mellow citrus and a good dose of caramel. Pineyness is there too. The nose and tongue are very consistent. But good.
M- This beer is bitter, but not overwhelming. Average carbonation. Medium-bodied and with a hint of booziness.
Overall, a top-notch IPA and one that can stand above the rest of the crowd.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:25:10 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.83/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A very nice IPA. The appearance was light orange with a head that lasted a while then left trails down the glass. The smell was really nice with a lot of floral and herb components. The taste was full of hops that left a very nice even taste that ended in an enjoyable crisp finish. The mouthfeel was also nice. For an IPA at seven percent, it was delightfully medium bodied with a refreshing amount of fizz. Would definitely recommend.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 18:34:06 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,971 ratings.