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Founders "Centennial IPA"
Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
IPA (ABV 7.2%) (IBU 65)

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky dark amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that reduced to a few puddles and a large collar of residue which created some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was of a floral hop, a toasted grain malt and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, apricot and a good dose of citrus (lemon and grapefruit).

The taste was a light bitter sweet and a bit acidic with a nice malty feel and had notes of caramel throughout, then progressed into this nice hoppy flavor, that had just a tad of sweetness to it with notes of apricot and citrus at the end. The flavor hung around for what seemed like forever, which just increased the pleasure of the tasting experience.

Mouthfeel was right under medium in body with an extremely dry texture and a moderate carbonation.

Overall all I have to say about this brew is: "Now that’s an IPA"...

Sampled: 3/23/2012

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