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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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On the brink of extinction, they were plucked from obscurity and thrown into the spotlight. Facing ignorance and disinterest, someone saw potential...and knew they would be big. We’re not dishing on the latest undeserving Hollywood celebutante counting down their 15 minutes. We’re talking about the big, bold, and beautiful Centennial hops. With huge floral and citrus notes, these high alpha hops are one of the the industry’s few triple threats. They can be used for bittering, aroma, and flavor, which make them perfect for our latest Single Hop Imperial IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Had this on-tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. The beer pours a cloudy, hazy amber with a healthy two-finger, off-white head which dissipated to a coating. Lacing was ample and lasting. The nose is citrus, as you would expect (especially orange and grapefruit) but there were floral and pine notes as well as some pepper. The taste was sweet with honey, mango and peach predominating but with plenty of hop bitterness to balance it well. This single hop is not replete with one of those super bitter finishes. Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. There is very little hint of the 10% ABV, so beware. All-in-all, I liked this. Flying Dog has made a brew that was refreshing and I would go to it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tart perfume, vague fruity hops, floral hops and a bitter undertone. The flavor was tart and bitter with moderate floral and vague fruity hops. Long, bitter and fruity hop finish. Fairly full bodied. A bit muddled. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Draught at CAH: Aroma of hops, lemon, lime, dish-soap, and Sprite. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of citrus, lemon, lime, Centennial hops, and some crystal malt. Medium body. Slightly viscous, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, medium sweet, hop, pine, malt, citrus finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is not noticeable at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11131) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Georgetown. Clear golden color, solid white head and lacing. Aroma of grass > pine. Taste of hops and scallions. Nice hoppy kick without being overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Draft. I didn’t really enjoy this Imperial that much. The centenial just gave it too much bitterness and acidity and with nothing much else to cut it the beer just seemed flat and uninspiring.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Sweet malt nose with some honey, lots of citrus. The taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, lots of honey and cotton candy, lots of grapefruit. Chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 Draught pours a nice medium amber with a white head. There is some cloudiness to this brew. Aromas are of flowers, some light pine, and bitter citrus, lemon and grapefruit. There is a sweet taste that is very nicely balanced against the bitter hops. Palate is medium body and carbonation is medium with a nice long and mildly bitter finish. Overall, a really nice DIPA from Flying Dog.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Hazy amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light bread. Resiny medium-full body, some acidity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
First to rate. Tap at Churchkey for SAVOR week. The pour is clear orange with a small, white head leaving scant lace. Nose is salty and syrupy with orange candies and orange pancake syrup. Taste is fresh, oily, with some sharper citrus and saltiness. Pretty odd. Not a big fan.


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