Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Poured an orangey gold with a one finger head. Minimal lacing after the head broke. The smell was citrus and pine from the hops. Taste followed the nose with the citrus hops taking the front. Malts were also on the tongue. The mouth feel was sticky with medium carbonation.
Overall a nice IPA. I enjoyed it, and I can see how it could be a standard for many. I would have liked a bit more of a sweet finish, but that is my preference and I can't hold the beer responsible for that.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 22:08:12 | More by polloenfuego
4.01/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excited to try this one since I'm from Michigan and love to see good Michigan beers. Watching the MSU/U of M game right now!
A - 4.25 - nice orange/amber color with a slight haze to it. Frothy white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. I would say the color is the most striking aspect of it's appearance, it's a very deep amber orange that leaves u begging to smell and taste it.
S - 4.00 - Great smell - grapefruit, pine needles, resin, citrus zest, significant bready/caramel malt in the background --> More prevalent than other IPAs, but nowhere near a red IPA.
T - 4.00 - I really can't knock the taste on anything. It's not my favorite, but it's definitely outstanding. Intense grapefruit/pineapple juice flavors. Orange juice, citrus zest. Pine needles. The malt is not as intense in the flavor, since the hops are so central.
M - 4.00 - This is a very bitter beer. The alcohol is completely covered. Leaves a bitter/piney taste in your mouth afterwards. The aftertaste is a little sticky/resiny/palate numbing - which is a good thing.
O - 4.00 - I think this beer stands out from the rest in it's own way. It has a noticeable malt backbone to it, but not nearly like Dogfishhead 60 or 90 minute, which I consider a good thihg. At the same time it's not as much of a hop punch in the face as Ruination, Pliny, or Hop Stoopid.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 19:45:42 | More by ISmith87
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,971 ratings.