chinchill (4989) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
[From March 2012 notes]
Pint served at the brewpub. ABV reported at about 6.8% by the bartender.
A: slight hazy; darkish amber with a durable head that leaves a rather full coat of lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Centennial hops with a substantial malt backbone.
T: hop/malt balance is a bit higher in tasting than in smelling. Likewise, this beer is more bitter than the aroma suggests, and at least as bitter as an average beer of this style.
O: not sure, but i think this is a single hop brew. Perhaps not quite up to Founders IPA of the same name (from memory), but that is a high standard and this IPA is still easily recommended. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap. Pours clear, bright gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon, and other citrus, grassy hops, cereal malt, and light butter. Flavor is hops forward (light bitterness) with supporting sweet malt and citrus esters; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, low/medium warmth. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pretty much hit the spot, this one did. Big grapefruit aroma, Big grpaefruit hops in the flavor. Enough malt to keep it interesting. Clean, crisp, fresh and tasty. Yes, please... beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Draft at Westside. Orange pour with a thin white head. Scent is caramel and citrus. Caramel an citrus taste with a great bitter finish. Nice unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
tap @ 5SN. Reddish amber. Nice lace, white foam. Aroma of dry hopped Centennial hops. Scent of sweet citrus blossoms. Tastes of sweet malts, toasted grain, bitter hops. Loads of citrus. EXACTLY, what an American IPA should be.(3281)
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Appearance: Dispensed a dark copper-hued body, fairly clear, and contained underneath a sudsy, off-white head.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Smell: Subtle notes of toast, dry caramel, candied citrus, and floral, though nobody really taking the lead here.
Taste: Malty tastes of bread crusts toasted up and given a thin veneer of dark caramel that’s quickly swallowed by a wave of white grapefruit peels, resins, and gardenias. Moderately bitter. Sustained grassiness on the back half until the dry, not-quite-citric finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A good IPA, it’s ample maltiness, while not getting in the way of the hops, was enough to keep the beer a bit more balanced and grounded than some.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Name: Centineal IPA aka Ben Franklin IPA
Brewery: 5 Seasons North
Date: February 16, 2012
Appearance: opaque orange, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity hop aroma, citrus hops, sweet orange
Body: rich creamy body
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, fruity, orange, pineapple
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: **** /4
on tap at 5SN. deep orange pour with a small white head. citrus nose with some sweet malts in the background. med body with orange notes, lots of caramel malt and some light fruit notes. citrus bitter finish with caramel malt. jw0406 (1275) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
16oz draft pours a orange amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, and light floral. Medium bodied with a bitter finish, pretty good.