Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -9.9%
12oz bottle into a mason jar. Don't judge.
A: Hazy Amber with two fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention.
S: Tons of citrus, grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Great hop aroma. A bit of breast malts in the background.
T: Much more dank than the aroma, very dank hops start off with a bit of pineapple and fruity sweetness in the background. Very balanced.
M: Medium thickness with good carbonation.
O: A bit dank in the hops for me, but this is a well balanced IPA. I enjoyed it.
08-01-2012 01:14:45 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.48/5 rDev +8.2%
Beer is an attractive gauzy amber with a very light ivory head. Smell is thick and hoppy. Malt, bread, some pine and citrus, and perhaps some caramel. Taste is initially crisp and malty, followed by a wave of carbonation, finishing with a bracing hoppy astringency. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. It is nicely carbonated and there is just a little warming sweetness from the alcohol. Overall, a very good beer. The hops are bitter and crisp, without much in the way of floral or piney notes. It's not the most interesting or rich hop profile in my opinion, but this is a very, very good straight-ahead IPA.
07-30-2012 04:22:13 | More by DoreenAndDave
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: Slightly hazy, copper color with one finger of head that fades to a cap with a thick curtain of lace.
Aroma: A nice mix of citrus and pine hop notes, mildly toasted malt and just a hint of grassyness.
Taste: A little sweet and medium bodied up front, then becoming a little nutty, almost brown-butter-ish. A big rush of bitterness on the finish that is very raw and crisp, no doubt due to the dry hopping that is slightly lingering.
The Rest: A nice IPA that keeps things interesting. A more complex malt profile than the standard IPA, but the hop bitterness comes on so fast and strong that some of its subtleties get lost in the IBUs. Overall pretty tasty, though.
07-29-2012 01:17:44 | More by curasowa
4.18/5 rDev +1%
Appearance -Pours a darker than avearge ipa color. small half a finger head.
Smell - Pine and citrus notes this is definately and ipa.
Taste - The first half pint was amazing, the second half I started to think this may be too hoppy for me. To me this is probably the hoppiest beer I've had (more than Hop Stoopid, Racer 5, etc).
Mouthfeel - I'd say medium to light, drinkable as far as mouthfeel.
Overall - I drank two tonight and it's definately very hoppy. Check back with me in a month and I may not even taste the hops any more. I tend to drink more and more hoppy beers and get used to them, Definatetly a beer anyone who is serious about beer needs to try.
07-28-2012 02:18:29 | More by bigflatsbeerman
4.38/5 rDev +5.8%
A rich and brilliant copper/amber hue is the body. Just shy of a finger's worth of egg shell white head forms at the top, receding quickly after the pour. Its natural hazy body adds more appeal for me because I can begin to imagine the hoppy goodness that's packed within.
Fresh pine, herbal grapefruit, sticky apricots and tangy lemon dance over a sweet bready core that's responsible for its high alcohol content. Fresh, clean, and not in your face. I would like the nose to carry a bigger punch but it seems to be on the right track.
Ahh, the taste packs the punch I was looking for. Bright, clean, and big notes of lemon grass, pine, and even a bit of lime assault the palate with their lingering bitterness. The hop character in the finish leans more towards being leafy, herbal, and raw. The malty backbone is well rendered. It doesn't take away from the bitter and bright glory of the hops but it does help to give it both weight and body.
For an IPA, the malt and hops work perfectly together making it incredibly well balanced. Its heftier body is the only giveaway for its stated ABV.
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half was the only other offering I've had from this brewery up until this point. Although I'd take the aforementioned beer over this most days, that doesn't say much. This is a clean, bright, and well balanced IPA that satisfies my hop fix while still remaining very drinkable. Big thumbs up.
07-25-2012 23:22:14 | More by ludachris
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,222 ratings.