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RATINGS: 2185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Selected as a benchmark for the Beer Judge Certification Program used in all American based beer judgings. Centennial IPA has quickly become the IPA of choice. Pour yourself a pint of this complex flavorful ale and bask in the frothy headís floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This aleís sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hanihotdog (14) - blah, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
wow.. i had this beer as part of a six pack sampler with RichardCranium.... it was awesome.. at 66 ibuís its the perfect balance of bitterness and drinkability. this is one of the best ipaís i have ever had. very very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
12oz bottle. Looks like Archer shipped me a not-quite-fresh bottle, those bastards! A decent IPA, but the hops arenít much to write home about. The aroma is actually pretty nice, with lots of orange and tangerine fruitiness, backed by some sweet candy malt, but the flavor is too malt heavy with not enough hop punch. Nice smooth body. I would love to get this fresher on tap, but this bottle seems a little tired.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Cloudy, amber/orange appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Citrusy hops lead off the aroma with sweet malts close behind. An ebb and flow of tastes between the malty sweetness, more evident early on, and the resinous, piney, bitter flavors that carry through to the aftertaste. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel witha a long lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
12 oz. bottle. average khaki creamy head (that lasts) into lively golden body with good lacing present. aromas of well balanced citrus hops (not overwhelming). flavor is initially lightly sweet then immediately becomes more intense and the intensity grows to a moderate bitterness. somewhat creamy mouthfeel. long lasting finish duration. damn fine IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2009
This is all about the finish to me. Thereís a sweet aroma and a fairly balanced sweet and hoppy flavor, but the finish is really dry that ends up bursting into a pine and citrus hop flavor. Really nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Pours dark orange. Aroma is citrus and hops. The bitterness is sweet. Balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Cloudy orange pour with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is lovely of earthy pine and citrus/lemony hops. The flavor is wonderfully bitter that strangely has a sweet aftertaste. Mouth feel is slightly metallic but is creamy and has nice medium carbonation. Overall is solid and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy orange. Aroma is citrus hop and fruit. The taste is smooth with some hop notes and citrus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grobeen (25) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Was a little uncertain about this beer the first time around, but, after drinking some of my favorite IPAís and returning to this one, I realize how much I liked this beer. Good fruity, grassy nose, with a smooth bitterness. Great beer!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
First time drinking a Founders! I had never been able to find it, but during a trip to New Jersey it appeared at a local Bottle King. Pours a golden/copper slightly hazy color with a healthy head that stick around. Lacing is very nice. Aroma is hoppy/malty. Flavor has light carmel and citrus tones. A very solid brew!


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