Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by seabass87:
3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from fresh growler into pint glass.
A- Cloudy dark amber brown. Cautious pour yields 2 fingers frothy eggshell white head that slowly dissipates into a healthy cap. Leaves only small hints of lace. Medium sized bubbles and no carbonation.
S- Well balanced hop profile - floral, piney, and citrus all come through here. Equalized by prevalent sweet malts. Nothing too bitter or outstanding.
T- This is an incredibly smooth IPA, while still tasting like a real IPA. The malts come sweet up front and are chased by the blend of hops. The hop flavor is still potent, but there is no bite during transition. The aftertaste melds everything together effectively up front, and then fades into warm, lingering hops. Hides the alcohol very well.
M- This beer is borderline creamy. Zero carbonation. Smooth, medium feel that matches the taste. Slight dry finish. I would have liked a hint of carbonation to provide a bit of zest.
O- I love Founders... They are one of my favorite breweries. This is a good IPA, but is lacking personality. I can't fault it on it's composition or it's balanced hoppiness, but it lacks that special "zing"... However, I could definitely drink a few of these. This is quality beer that is easy to find, and won't disappoint.
Serving type: growler
07-09-2011 02:49:40 | More by seabass87
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
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,978 ratings.