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RATINGS: 98   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Thanks for Phil, got this a day after bottling. FRESH! I don’t know that I’ve had anything this piney in my life accept for when I got sap stuck on my fingers as a kid. Very bitter and palate wrecking up front. Palate manages to stay thin and not to sweet which at 10% is a miracle. Finish is bitter and quick. A bruiser, but a well executed one.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2642) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
23 may 2014, tap. Gold and clear. Nose is bitter resin/pine hops. Thin creamy body and moderately fizzy. Peachy, some pine, moderate alcohol. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haxel (14) - - MAR 2, 2014
Fresh aroma with lots of sweet hops. Sweet with just a little bitterness. Long aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (712) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours clear yellow with some head. Big dank sweet caramel, pine, ripe tropical fruit. Flavor is weet grapefruit, light bine, lojg bitter finish. Body is medium and sticky. Good but not distinct.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
TAP at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, little creamy, fruity. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, alcohol, creamy, decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/7/13] Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft in Brussels. Clear deep golden. Aroma of piney hops, a bit stale. Flavor has some sweetish malt, a bit caramelly, and some stale piney hops with pretty light bitterness. Too sweet, not bitter enough and not fresh enough. Still OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3466) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2013
draft @ delirium pours fuzzy blonde, small white head smell is sweet, american hops . taste is bitter, aromatic, green hops, not that diffrent, yet i do like the taste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1106) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2013
slightly hazy light amber colour, moderate off-white head; aroma of pine resin, some citrussy notes and hints of honey; taste is fully dominated by hoppy bitterness and resin; not bad, but a bit one dimensional (similarly to the most of the single-hop IPAs)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Sampled side by side with the citra variety. Both had an identical dull golden pour with ring of near white head. Sweeter and more mellowed than the citra. More caramel/honey old hop sweetness also shows up. Centennial seems to be just the standard go-to hop of the west. I think I can now pick it out of a lineup. Still, pretty good DIPA in its own right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Draught @ Sorbon. Pours a clear medium amber, with a white head. Intense, hoppy, resiny aroma, apricot, grass, marmalade, caramel. Off dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Very hoppy taste, spruce, apricot, caramel, grass, marmalade. Complex and laughably drinkable. (2013-06-14)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
Thx! To Antoine. Sampler draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Bright orange, little white head. Nose is very syrupy for an IPA, grapefruit, white grapes, sweet candy sugar, toffee, sweet spices,… Taste is sweet boozy syrup, candy sugar, light booze, bitter floral, caramel, sweet spices, very little grapefruit,.. Quite sticky, oily body. Enjoyable but not really what I nor most are probably seeking in an IPA.


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