Ontario Craft Beer, As Advertised – Beer 6

Centennial IPA

Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Co. (7.2%) American IPA.

Founders Brewing is one of those breweries I have been hankering to try for quite some time so needless to say it was a no-brainer to pick up their only beer in-stock at the LCBO (the stellar ratings from Beer Advocate and Rate Beer didn’t hurt either).

So did this IPA live up to my expectations? Yup, it sure did.

Centennial IPA pours a clear reddish-copper colour with just a little skim of white head. Big citrus and grapefruit hoppiness on the nose but also a rich caramel maltiness. A medium bodied slightly sticky beer that keeps the hops at the forefront, bringing out more resinous notes as you drink while retaining a nice balance between bitter and sweet rich malt. There is a bit of strength to this one too, which I find allows the hop character to shine without overwhelming the drinker. A strong bitter finish rounds this beer off.

Overall I quite enjoyed Centennial IPA and trying it makes me eager to sample more from the Founders line-up.


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