Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -6.3%
A: Amber orange with two finger head. Good amount of lacing.
S: Pine, grapefruit, resin, malt. If I have to guess, it's amarillo + simcoe hops.
T: Starts off a bit floral, followed by grapefruit, pine, resin... I also get lemon and orange zest. Althought it tastes good, there is a bit of ... dishwashing liquid taste to it at the end. Sweet malt. Well balanced.
M: Light to medium thickness, good amount of carbonation.
O: It's another solid brew. I didn't enjoy the tailend of the taste, but it was overall enjoyable.
07-15-2012 03:28:31 | More by sukwonee
3.8/5 rDev -8.2%
Aroma: Piney resinous aroma, with some malt sweetness.
Appearance: Hazy orange color. About half a finger of head. Little to no lacing.
Flavor: Piney, grapefruit hop flavors. Malt sweetness at the start, piney hop flavors in the middle, finishes with lingering bitterness and astringency. Slight alcohol present.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Good carbonation.
Overall: Malt sweetness holds up well to hop bitterness. Lingering astringency detracts from the overall effect. A good IPA, but nothing to make it stand out.
07-14-2012 21:31:05 | More by Kisejohn
4.1/5 rDev -1%
A: Pours a honey color with reds around the edges. There is about a half finger puffy light khaki head that takes awhile to settle. There is very little lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is a perfect balance between citrus and pine. I also get a touch of caramel from the malt.
T: This beer has a quick sweetness right up front, but the grapefruit and piny hops show themselves immediately after. The hoppy bitters linger through to the finish.
M: Medium bodied beer. Sweet start, followed by big hops in the middle. The finish is resiny and the bitter linger on the palate for some time.
O: Solid beer. This is definitely something I'll be returning to again and again. Thank goodness it's finally available in Buffalo.
07-11-2012 19:52:17 | More by trxxpaxxs
4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottle dated 6/25/12 poured into a pint glass.
Pours a Crystal clear burnt orange/amber with a slighty off white head, about 1/4 inch that thins out very small around the top. Big hops all over this thing, pungent floral hops strike the nose followed by grassy hop notes an touch of pine, a bit of a peppery feel found in the smell as well. Floral,and fruity hops with a bitter bite on the tongue, so very flowery and peppery. Medium bodied, light carbonation, leaves the mouth very dry and bitter. For only being 65 ibu's this has got a pretty strong bitter punch. This is a fucking great AIPA, the hops are so juicy and floral, very easy drinking for the alcohol content as well.
07-10-2012 23:26:15 | More by gabedivision
3.88/5 rDev -6.3%
12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottled 6/25/12, drank 7/10/12.
Appearance: Free pour yields a 1 inch fluffy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a tight ring of lacing. Pours a clear orange and leaves a few spots of lacing.
Smell: Floral and fruity, with slightly lemony grapefruit highlights. Low magnitude, but really beautiful character.
Taste: Citrusy sweetness up front, then pine and grapefruit as the high apparent bitterness kicks in along with some bready malt, finishing soapy and hoppy. ABV seems to provide a heft to everything that would be welcome in other beers, but here sort of puts an exclamation point on a sentence that ought to have a period.
If that metaphor is too stupid, I mean that this is a beer whose balance is nice (though the malt backbone could be stronger, especially given how great Founders is at designing a grain bill for IPAs; see Double Trouble), but flavors this light and clean don't need the boldness that the ABV is providing. The bitterness comes off as a little much too.
It's a good display of Centennial hop flavor, and it deepens somewhat with time (some tangerine notes start popping up in the finish, and the floral character stays interesting). Still, my first reaction to most of these flavors is that they'd really sing at a lower ABV.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Excellent soft feel, with moderate carbonation. Finishes semi-dry, crisp and clean. World class feel.
Overall: The flavors are a bit out of whack with the alcohol and assertiveness, but a top notch mouthfeel like this goes a long way. Despite my mild taste complaints, this is a very good beer. I wouldn't buy it often, but I'd be happy to revisit it now and then.
07-10-2012 22:51:27 | More by Pahn
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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