Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle (bottled on 08/22/12) poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.
Appearance: Hazy/translucent dark copper/amber color. Persistent thin off-white skin of foam across top with plenty of thin strands of lacing noted.
Smell: Nice balance of grapefruit citrus and pine with some malt underneath it all.
Taste: Hops make up most of the flavor, but overall it is a very well balanced beer. All the flavors blend smoothly together. Grapefruit, malt sweetness, hint of pine, some orange citrus, and a short lingering grapefruit hop bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, light carbonation, a bit of hop oil noted.
Overall / Drinkability: A very well balanced AIPA. Hops certainly come out, but there is more than enough malt to counter all that potential bitterness. From start to finish this beer says balance and simple but good flavor. I could easily see myself having another. A bit dangerously drinkable as this one went fairly quickly. Finally, the more I think about this beer - each of its parts is just good, but combined, it's quite impressive and is more than the sum of its parts. I'll have to pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 22:48:34 | More by damndirtyape
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.