Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle to pint.
Hazy amber body with a proper sticky head.
Pine/citrus in the nose. Bitter and semi-dry. Some cracker. A most wonderful East Coast style IPA nose.
Juicy, tart grapefruit and fresh pine. Biscuity malts that balance the taste. Long lasting hoppy finish with a light caramel taste from the grain. Exquisite.
The best quality here is the feel. Mouth-filling and juicy, with a peppery bite from the carbonation. Silky and most quaffable.
A great IPA from a great brewery, but not their best even (see Founders Harvest Ale).
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 01:52:26 | More by thecheapies
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4.15/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz can poured into a pint glass.
A: Amber/orange in color, and a few shades darker than the average for the style. Healthy off white head retains well at a half inch. Light rings of lacing.
S: Lemon drop candy, sweet sticky bud, tangerine and other tropical fruits. Juicy fruit gum. Substantial malt base smells of caramel with subtle whiffs of candy shell.
T: Dank and earthy up front, but the hop tastes soon begin to divulge tangerine,lemon head candy, and maybe even passion fruit. Bitterness is firm but gentle. The malt body is a bit big-boned and brings things into balance, which is by no means a bad thing. Caramel, marmalade, light toast, and perhaps a bit of candy apple shell. The finish is very balanced and mellow, but leaves a lot of flavor lingering. Dank earthy hops, tropical fruits, and caramel.
M: Hefty medium body. Malt textures are full, silky, and a bit chewy, though it sits rather lightly in the stomach. Ample carbonation has just a bit of a crisp bite that barley cuts through the malt body. Lightly astringent. Awesome texture, it really glides over the tongue.
O: This is one of those great IPAs that manages to please the drinker with a boatload of hop flavor, yet counter it perfectly with a malt body that holds its own. It strikes the perfect balance between hop bitterness and malty sweetness, and is absurdly drinkable because of this. This is tasting amazing coming from the can.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 15:48:28 | More by ryan1788a5
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a little amber in color with a tiny tight head. There wasn't a lot of bouquet from this one. I expected a bit more hoopy and citrus/grapefruit aroma from this one considering the IBU.
It was very clean and crisp with a light delightful taste. The after taste was clean
Overall a nice beer from founders, cant find anything wrong with it, but on the other hand I cant sing its praise
Tasted this one again from a can. I was more than totally happy and surprise with just how much I enjoyed this beer.
It had a fair amount of hops, nothing over the top, but just enough to give you that pleasant dry flavor. The aftertaste was lingering and totally enjoyable.
This beer moved up for me.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 06:22:53 | More by rdilauro
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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