Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Centennial IPA
Since it’s a well known fact that Ratebeer rankings are only good for wiping your arse on, I was looking forward to this breakfast beer.
The basics: This is a 7.2% IPA. It’s a regular Founders brew and weighs in at 65 IBUs. It poured a hazy amber hue with a reasonable carbonation and a tight frothy head. Aroma was orange, and citrus on the nose
Taste: A classic IPA. You could taste the dry hopping but the mouthfeel was full bodied and yet smooth. The tingle of the hops is cleverly offset by the malt undertone that stops it going overboard.
Finish: Short. Initially hoppy and then balances out. Very satisfying.
Conclusion: An incredibly well balanced IPA that doesn’t drink its ABV. You could certainly sink a few of these. One to offer the girlfriend on her birthday.