Founders Centennial IPA

12 oz stubbie in the usual Founders presentation. Founders came to Georgia this week and I’ve had plenty before, but I’ve never reviewed this. Seemed like a good idea to crack on with this beer this evening.
Mid orange pour with a touch of cloudiness. Head is not huge, nor is the retention great but the lace is very good with a real sticky nature.
Pretty green, grassy hop aroma is the simple nose. Not massive, but clear and clean in its presence and without pretense. It is what it is.
The grassy nature is forward in the taste. Plenty of “C” hop character but it never gets aggressive in the slightest. Very balanced and reserved. It also drinks below the 7.20%. The bitterness and hops do come into play a touch more in the finish and aftertaste but it’s still straightforward and non pretentious.
Solid and tasty hop-forward beer without being typically, US aggressive.

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01/18/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.88
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