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RATINGS: 2660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wernst (3) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011 does not count
I have had their double trouble, which is way better. For an easy to find brew, I think it is worth drinking every now and again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Hazy, copper pour with white head and tons of lacing. Citrus and floral come thru on the aroma. Taste is bitter with light sweetness and sourness. Palate is creamy and average carbs. Long dry finish. Overall, the bitterness jumps at you but subsides quickly with the creamy mouthfeel. Another very good one from Founders. Great session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottled. pours golden, smell is strong of hops and taste is strong as well, it has a decent balance between hops and malts, decent offering

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (3631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
I’ve enjoyed this in bottles many times, but recently got another chance to sample on tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and then found that I had never posted a review. Dispensed to a shaker with a coppery amber hue, decent off white head foam, and clingy curtains that reduced to dots and dashes of lacing. The nose was a pleasant mixture of resin, fruit, citrus, and smooth malt, a little grassiness, and just enough malt sweetness to mellow any sharp astringency in the flavor. Nice alcohol presence, medium body, and good balance. I agree wholeheartedly with the benchmark status.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Good beer for a great brewery. The hop flavor has a big piney taste that is very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle: I found this in some little corner NY deli! I found many of the little corner grocery/deli stores have a smattering of good micros in them. This one has a dark copper look with a small off-white head.. The aroma is large hops, celery and some harsh household cleaners. The flavor is dominated by alcohol and the hops have a sort of harsh perfume in the taste and aftertaste. The body is full with a prolonged bitterness in the aftertaste. Solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2011
A clear reddish amber colored beer with a medium white head that fades to just a small crown. The aroma is very nice, with grassy, citrus, peach, and melon notes. The flavor is very fruity, lots of pine and citrus, with a mild hops bitterness and a pretty good palate. Like most Founders beers, exceptionally good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pours brownish orange with a nice 1" thick white head. Smells of pine, grapefruit, mango, caramel malt and grass. Pine, grapefruit, lemon and floral notes come through on the bitter end but this also has a great malt profile. Mouthfeel is medium and finish is long citrus and pine bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ryano_ps (3) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2011 does not count
A hazy, golden orange pour results in a light but frothy head with nice lacing that follows. floral and citrus notes with hops for days. Bitterness from cirus/hop combo is complimented nicely by the malty sweetness. Nice bitter tingle on the tounge and sweet finish make it easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (607) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle, pours hazy orange-amber with thick, fizzy head that never completely goes away. Nose is massively hoppy, but the caramel malt presence levels it out nicely. Same with the taste: hop explosion on the tongue, with orange, clementine, some peach and slight pine rounding things out. Very crisp mouthfeel, very slight tingle-burn in the finish. Does nothing to hide the ABV, and I like that! Reminds me of a more bitter Two Hearted Ale. Very nice.


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