Founders brewing co. centennial IPA


image“Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter”.

We’re absolutely loving this breweries range at the moment. Served in an IPA glass the copper red pour is showing off light orange hues. The 1 finger white head retains pretty well, allowing the soapy lacing to be strewn all the way down the glass. The aroma consists of almost everything you would want in an IPA – floral hops, sweet citrus, tropical fruits, resinous pine, musk and a soft malt base. Only the basics, but the basics are done absolutely perfect. Mild-medium carbonation with an oily feel in the mouth. Good body.  An assertive hop bitterness up front with plenty of dry grassy hops and pine to follow. Caramel malts in the mid quickly get overtaken by grapefruit and lemon which deliver a dry and bitter finish. Subtle sweet malts linger on the back palate well, offering lengthy duration on the tongue. All up a nice IPA, the 7.2% ABV is quite well disguised but does add a little warming in the finish. This quality IPA is like the exemplar of all American West Coast IPA’s. Just superb.