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RATINGS: 2640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2011
Well I love everything Founders. It was kinda of light in the flavor and had a quick finish. Good for a starter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3503) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2011
Shared bottle at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Hazy orange-golden with an off-white film. Floral, mash,malts,alcohol and herbs among the aromas. Alcoholic, sweet and citrus peel bitter flavors. Full body, syrupy texture and medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 4, 2011
Pale orange colour with a small rocky off white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit tones. Great citric bitter taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle poured into my De Struise glass... Pours dark orange, semi clear. There is a huge tope head, good retention. The top of the cap is ugly though as its lots of big water bubbles, not a tight enough formation. Poor lacing... The aroma is great, reminds me of a fresh Daisy Cutter. Enough malt character on the front with a hint of caramel and grapefruits to balance the hop pine finish. An almost perfect marriage... The taste is good but a let down from the nose, I was expecting greatness, got above averageness. The front is not very smooth rough and stale citrus, malt character is gone. The hops are really muted, the are present but not as fresh, maybe this is old...The mouthfeel is nice, very full, coats my mouth for several minutes...Quaffable at 7.2%. Good not great, but I would gladly drink again, wouldnít buy a sixer though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pretty good IPA. Not the best Iíve ever had, I would have liked more bite to it. However it was very smooth and I still enjoyed it for the most part, Iíd recommend it even though itís not a top tier IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A hazy orange copper colored beer. Nice citrus aroma, medium mouthfeel. Malty beginning ends with a nice citrus hop bitterness, very dry finish. A very well balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with a decent head. head stays along for awhile actually. citrus/floral hops in the nose. delicious hop flavor. centennial hops are so well balanced and make such great beers. sweet citrus flavors upfront followed by some pleasant malts as well. great ipa from a great brewery!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2543) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
complex, flavorful with an intoxicating floral. Bouquet. Big citrus accents with a sweet malty backbone that keeps the finish from being too bitter. Great ipa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 Rather bland scent, light golden color. Pleasant hops taste, that goes down rather smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Grapefruit and grass aroma. Golden-Orange with white head. Grapefruit and caramel malt flavour. Nice balance, tongue tinglier with nice bitterness.


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