Saturday, July 2, 2011

Founders Centennial IPA

It's 4th of July weekend and I figured I would get some really good beer for the weekend. So I went big, real big. Founders Centennial IPA. I mean shit, I'm hosting people at my house!

Buying a good beer for a weekend like this is a testament to your manhood damnit! Just buying some sparklers and shit isn't gonna cut it. You need the one that get the cops called, and round here you gotta go outta state for fireworks like that... Did I really just compare beer to explosives?

Considering that most beer places or liquor stores aren't open on the 4th, now was the best time to go and examine the fine selections. As I stroll through, I saw this case sitting there and I knew she was the one. A Founders sampler, a venerable Pandora's box of some of the best fine crafted brews anywhere in the states has to offer.

While I am on topic let's wander a bit...what is up with this shit?
Celebrating our independence from religious oppression by not selling beer/liquor because of religious oppression. Anyway I digress...

Now this is another review that is a bit of a huge stretch for me because I am most wholeheartedly a Stout & Porter guy. As you may know, I usually stay away from an IPA because I am not a big fan of the over hopping that most breweries do. This stuff is dry hopped and I still like it. I digress yet again...

If you have ever had the good fortune of having any beer that is brewed in Grand Rapids from Founder's then you probably already know that they are top notch for sure. They are collectively the 4th best brewery in the world AND they have beers rated in the top 10 beers in the world! I had some breakfast stout they brewed a while back and that was phenomenal. I have seen cases of some of their beers selling for $100 and if they would actually pay us here I might someday buy one.

When we register this beer on the site for location, I would suggest we say this shit is from Narnia because it is quite honestly magical.

I really don't even know where to begin here, it does taste kinda piney/citrus like one might expect from an IPA but it's leveled and very drinkable.

From what I can see I think it has a really good color for an IPA, a wee bit darker that what I was expecting.

Rolling in at 7.2% ABV you can drink a few and still have a good time. 75 IBU's and I thought it would be a lot more hoppy. Whatever...better for me.

Last word, if you gotta go to a party with a bunch of people who like to try new beer and specifically good beer...find a stranger and send them into the beer place and just tell them you want something from Founders. They will get it right.

Dear Founders, if you read this send us swag!

Drinkability: 9.25/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 5/10 see above
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 8.75/10

1 comment:

  1. that is a surprisingly high IBU for such a mellow taste. i always said this site doesnt use enough Narnia references!!!