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RATINGS: 2282   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 head’s floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ale’s sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a light to medium golden color with a moderately-sized white head. The aroma initially appears to have a Simcoe-derived hop presence, despite the fact that it seems none are used. Yet, this fades as the sample warms a bit, and transfers from a danky, resiny character, to a more grassy tone. The palate shows an assertive and complex bitterness, but is again restrained by the grassy notes that are perhaps hallmark of Centennial hops. Overall, good, but not quite the "benchmark" I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (386) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Been drinking for a long time and missed rating til now, tangerine hue, white creamy lasting head with nice lacing, fresh smell floral hop smell , nice creamy texture, taste of citrus and some pine/resin with a toffee finish, nice and balanced, not too bitter, good mix of hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Whoa, can’t believe I hadn’t rated this yet. Tried it again, bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a great slightly hazy orangish-amber color with a two-finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is fresh floral and citrusy hops, as well as some sweet malt. Flavor is caramel and pale malt, nice backbone, as long as orange/grapefruit and floral hops. Not too intense, just very well-balanced. Medium body with some lasting hop bitterness. Very good IPA overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2009
In a tulip. A breath of fresh air IPA. Pours a dark, hazy orange (it’s unfiltered) with a magnificent off-white head and laces beautifully. Aroma of citrus and fresh flowers, like a greenhouse. Taste seems unique among IPAs. Citrus (but not grapefruit) like orange, but not as sweet, watermelon, fresh ginger...awesome. Finishes nicely bitter, kind of like rose water. This may be my new favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2009 does not count
VERY tasty IPA. I absolutely love the citrus flavor that initially rolls across your taste buds (grapefruit and orange). Beautiful dark amber color with some tight lacing. Great overall hop flavor that blends perfectly with the citrus notes. Beautiful beer that you would love to introduce to your friend!. One of my new favorites1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. Nice amber coloured pour with a decent white head. Aroma of hops and citrus fuits. Tastes hoppy, malty, slightly sweet, citrus fruit, slight bitterness. Quite easy drinking. I really like Founders Brewing beers if only they were widely available here in the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Pours a light copper color with a generous white head. Nose is orange zest and just a touch of grapefruit and pine. Not as overpowering as some (which is a plus to me). Nice citrus hop flavor that is balanced nicely by the sweet malt. I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a light golden color with a considerable amount of white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, and very good hops flavor. Medium bodied, and an overall good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a translucent copper color with a clumpy off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is faint and lightly floral and is accentuated with piney hops. The flavor is moderately biter with more piney hops set in a caramel backdrop and some biscuit on the side. The palate is silky smooth and creamy with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter walnuts. Overall : A very fine little IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Golden orange pour with a foamy white head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit and other citrus. Sharp hops taste with a very bitter finish.

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