Founders Centennial IPA
7.2% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Clear copper color with a generous off-white head that lingers.
Aroma: Resin and pine hop smells dominate over sweet, caramel notes.
Taste: Follows the nose, with bitter, resinous hop flavors mix easily with a strong, sweet malt finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy bodied, slick on the tongue.
A wise Jedi seeks balance, so Master Yoda would be all about Founders Centennial IPA, which marries an intensely bitter hop presence with the sweet, malty strains of biscuit and caramel for about as well balanced an IPA as you’re likely to find in this galaxy. Perhaps a touch on the sweet side, this beer nevertheless delivers the goods, though at 7.2%, the Padawan is encouraged to exercise caution with this otherwise too drinkable brew. For non-Star Wars dorks, that means it’s tasty but it will quickly sneak up on the unsuspecting drinker. Limit two per customer if you know what’s good for you.