Founders Centennial IPA - Founders Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a bottle into hand-held wine glasses.
This poured with very minimal to no head. There is also very little carbonation apparent on the side of the glass. Color is burnished copper.
Smell - The nose here is suprisingly subdued. For an IPA this hoppy, I really would have thought there would be more upfront here. Hop notes are piney.
Taste - Fairly malty for an IPA, malt hits you up front and then is quickly overcome by the piney hop notes. This hop flavor is VERY well balanced though and doesn't overpower the beer. Hop bitterness lingers in the palate for some time.
Mouthfeel - The danger with IPA's is that they become unbalanced and leave an unpleasant coating on the tongue, this beer has no issues in this category, the hop balance is magnificent.
Overall- A tremendously well balanced IPA that is one of the better ones I have tasted.
07-04-2012 21:11:28 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: Slight chill haze on a burnt orange color. Head is off-white. Head drops to a spotty cap with a thick collar. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Oh Centennial hops. Faint notes of orange with a sticky resin backing. Some grapefruit flesh as well. Mild spiciness is hidden in the back. Malts are sweet and come through as a nice counter to the hops. Light caramel malt sweetness. Fruity like apples and pears. Lightly roasted with an edge of toasted malts.
Taste: Spicy hop profile laced with grapefruit and an underlying earthiness. Mildly herbal. Some mint and pithy bitterness. Apples and some orange flesh. Malts run a nice mid-sip. Caramel sweetness tempered by a mild roasted character. Pine. It's a tree with a bready bark. Lick it and it's sweet, but beware the sap. Touch of alcohol sneaks through as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on a medium body. Smooth and easy drinking. Touch dry on the back.
Overall: You want Centennial hops? Drink this. It's educational...educational and delicious. This is a notable upgrade.
07-02-2012 20:34:55 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.48/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Beautiful clear yellow with a nice lacing that lingers for a while. The smell is rich with fruity and piney accents. Taste follows the nose quite well and is very refreshing and makes you come back for more. Mouthfeel is medium and perfect for this winner of a beer. Easily a go to beer. Founders never seems to disappoint..
07-02-2012 17:38:42 | More by gradergator
4/5 rDev -3.4%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.
L - Pale amber color with a 1-finger bubbly cream-colored head. Pretty good retention as it fades into a cream-colored film that stays on the surface and nice lacing. A nice amount of carbonation bubbles, too.
S - Caramel malt and grapefruit, floral, and pine hop aromas. Pretty well-balanced between the two.
T - Starts off sweet with caramel and bready malt and fruity, citrusy esters. Quickly builds into a strong hop bitterness with lots of grapefruit and some floral flavors. Much more bitter than I expected from the nose and the 65 IBU.
F - Medium-bodied with really good carbonation, a sticky, chewy, and crisp mouthfeel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Caramel sweetness lingers for a little bit but grapefruit bitterness lingers for much, much longer. A little bit of a throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.
O - This is a solid IPA. Good marks all across the board. As I said before, it ended up having a lot more hoppy bitterness than I expected due to the balanced nose and the 65 IBU. I can’t complain about a beer that has more hops than I expected. Founders never misses the mark.
07-01-2012 04:07:55 | More by BlackBelt5112203
Founders Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,260 ratings.