Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very American IPA with frothy, sticky, egg-white head and beautiful, clear, deep orangey amber colour with calm sparkling. The aroma delivers what I hoped for: a dank and perfumey bouquet of grapefruit, pine needles, hemp, freshly cut mandarin, wormwood and other bitter herbs, acacia honey, sweet white wine, hazelnuts, spring flowers, melon, a subtle and refined strawberry sweetness - I’m falling in love with this. It has a lovely sweet fruitiness to it as well as a citrussy hop character, though elegantly so and not overpowering too much, something I understand seems to be typical for Centennial; this beer is clearly about balance. Taste reveals the same: a smooth, elegant, gracious fruitiness at the start, orange, apple, pineapple, with relatively soft carbo; a minerally salty accent appears and accompanies the palate till the end, adding complexity and balance. In the middle, a deep, toasted, nutty maltiness follows, clean and crisp, leading to a very long and dry, very resinous, citrus peel and ’earthy’ tonic water hop bitterness, with some of the juicy malts seeping through, just as it should be. Perfectly balanced and elegant IPA - Founders never disappoints, that much is clear.
trith1 (53) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic IPA, has the memorable flavours that you hope for: rich malt, citrusy bite and lovely bit of fruit that leaves you wanting. And to top all of that goodness off, it goes down very smoothly.
Jared_Clifton (39) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber with white head. Light body. Great hop flavor with lots of citrus fruits and sweetness.
imdownthepub (11145) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 355 ml at Taps Bar in Leicester. Amber towards brown with white head. Sweetish hops to the fore, juicy but with a later bitterness. Fleshy grapefruit notes. Good stuff.
mircoas (178) - ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl @ bottle. Luppoli americani, precisamente il centennial, appunto. Ottima Ipa con il solito aroma grandioso e un mix dolce/amaro che non stufa.
borre_m (535) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber. Aroma has lots of malts, nutty. Butalso a good amout of hops. Taste has a nutty malt, but also lots of hops. Pine and grass. Nice bqlance.
ZacM612 (279) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mellow Mushroom. Light brown, hazy with a little off white head. Hoppy aroma, a little citrusy. Pretty good.
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Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange leuchtendes Bier. In der Nase Mango, Graprfruit. Am Gaumen recht herb, guter Malzkörper. Recht schmal.
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap poured into a pint glass. The aroma is floral with tropical and herbal notes. It pours clear with a deep honey amber hue, topped by a frothy and sudsy white head that retains a thin ring, dusty surface, and leaves a moderate, layered lace. It’s a medium high bitter and medium sweet taste. The beer is oily and smooth with a soft, creamy carbonation. The medium full body has a lot of honey and caramel with a herb touch and a citrus zest. The finish is clean and herbal with a bread crust and light citrus flavor. The aftertaste is astringent and dry with bitter rind and grass notes.
rodbod (63) - SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, on the train. Sweet malty and silky smooth, with a huge hit of hops - bitter, metallic (iron!) - in the finish. Superb beer. Is is better than Beavertown Gamma Ray? Hmmmn, tricky.....