So… I kind of disappeared for a couple weeks because I had to move to a new apartment. I consider moving to be one of life’s most annoying tasks. But now, I live with my girlfriend, my place is awesome and I am looking at buying a new car. To keep it simple, life is good and I am happy, really happy. So I am going to cheat on my review tonight by reviewing a beer I have cherished many times, but have never found the time to write up: Centennial IPA by Founders, from my lovely home state of Michigan.
Centennial IPA pours like a glass of golden/ amber mead with a punchy floral hop bouquet that could make you cry. The creamy foam laced my cup as the body of this beauty settled in and took command of my glass. Centennial has a very sweet air about it. She is like that girl in high school that you knew you probably could have had if you tried but the fantasy was just more fun. This IPA is gorgeous but not intimidating, kind of like Zooey Deschanel.
The flavor of Centennial is a work of vivacious liquid art. Founders has masterfully mixed a sweet and full amber maltiness with an oily, dry and earthy hop. It really is freaking perfection. It finishes dry, hard, sweet and satisfying; like a K.O. punch to your mortal enemy’s eye. This is one of the top five greatest IPAs in the world, I don’t care what anyone else says. You can trust me; I am on a roll right now!
Consumed: Pint Glass
Verdict: Buy a Keg!!!