Tag Archives: Founders Brewing

257. Founders Centennial IPA

Founders Double Trouble is one of the best beers I have reviewed to date so when I heard they were coming to Maine I was very excited. Stopped by Bier Cellar in Portland and picked up 5 different varieties of Founders beer. Being a big fan of IPAs I decided to start with the Centennial IPA.

Beer pours a clear orange color with thin white head. Nice looking beer with a pleasant aroma of citrus and other hops. The taste was a bit disappointing with a lot of bitterness and not a lot else. I compare the taste ti celery, not a bad taste but something that I don’t really enjoy. This is a quality beer that is on the edge of an IPA and and Imperial/Double IPA, good but not something I would seek out again.
Pros: Color
Cons: Taste
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 65
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Founders Brewing

Brewers Description: Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

168. Founders Brewing Double Trouble

All I can say is WOW!. Just look at the color of this beer – bright orange and yes it really is that color, that is not just the camera playing tricks. Double Trouble is a Double IPA so it packs a little extra punch but you would not know it when drinking it. This beer is smooth from start to finish with lots of citrus aromas and taste. It has been about 30 minutes since I finished it and I can still taste the grapefruit. Very easy to drink for a DIPA and another beer that I wish I had more than 1 of. Look for Founder’s Double Trouble if you head out to the mid-west.
Pros: Color, taste, drinkable
Cons:
Alcohol Content:
9.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 86
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Founders Brewing
Brewers Description: An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops will get you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front pair with a malt-balanced backbone and a smooth, bitter finish.