PW's Year of Beer: Founders Centennial IPA

By Nina Sachdev
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

Combine the words “Founders” and “Centennial” and Philadelphians might get the idea that this beer is another tip of the hat to American history, but it’s more fun than that. In the case of Founders Brewing Co.’s IPA, “centennial” references the hop variety dominating this beer—and boy does it take over, lacing this deep orange brew with resinous pine and a dry, evergreen-tinged finish. Some malt is there to provide balance, but finding it somewhere behind the bracing bitterness is difficult. Even so, its medium body and lively carbonation makes this a very quaffable IPA if you seek out hops. Those who don’t should steer clear, but hopheads will find this to be one of the more enjoyable everyday IPAs. Try it at Misconduct and Churchville Inn.

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