Monday, October 24, 2011

Beer Review: Founder's Centennial IPA

(Check out that sweet Love(Micghigan) glass!)

I believe that everyday should be IPA day.

That being said, let's dive into Founder's Centennial IPA.

This beer has recently popped up on my radar as an easy drinking IPA that has a multitude of complexities going on under the foam.

The pour of Centennial produces a light copper beer that is clearly unfiltered (being unfiltered really adds to the grainy texture).

As you pour you will definitely notice a piney scent mixed with hints of citrus. Once in the mouth the pine flavor expands across the pallet, you will also notice that the citrus is clearly lemon which helps the beer to finish with a very specific crispness.

The bitterness of the hops is slightly sweetened by toasty malts.

I generally prefer my IPA to really blast my mouth with carbonation; however, the mellow amount of carbonation of the Centennial is refreshing.

If you are looking for a crisp IPA that is as good with a hearty meal as it is by itself, then I would pick up a sixer of Founder's Centennial IPA.

Let me know what you think of it when you do.

-J

(Check out the last review:New Holland: Ichabod)

2 comments:

Jacob Snyder said...

It's been awhile since I've had the Centennial but your tasting notes seem spot on. I like the Centennial. It's not the hoppiest IPA out there but it doesn't try to be. It achieves a balance that most IPAs do not. Sometimes a Hop Rocket or a Hop Mouth is just what the doctor ordered, but if I'm going to get a sixer of a single IPA, the Centennial is on my short list. Nice review!

miadventure said...

Thank you very much Jacob. Glad that you enjoyed.