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RATINGS: 2686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Re-rated after several more cans, after a free for all against Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA and Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. This one is very nice. Grapefruit, resin, mango, ripe tropical fruit, citrus, hops and caramel in the aroma. Taste is very rich yet balanced, you get fruit and caramel sweet notes up against pine and resin bitter, then a mellow balanced finish. It pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. This is a very, very drinkable IPA. Maybe not quite up there with the best (Sculpin, AleSmith IPA, Racer 5 etc) but still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Sampled from bottle at CBC 2013. Clear, a bit rusty orange color, small to medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma of malts, grapefruit and hops. Taste lightly malts, hops, a lovely (grape)fruityness, tropical fruits and nicely bitter. Very nice beer indeed. (Re-rate, original rating was an early amateur rating from 6/15/2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Strong hoppy nose and taste without the bitterness of many IPAs. This was a short 6 oz (maybe) pour at Fork in Lincoln Square....floral but not bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
Nice India Pale Ale. Fruit in the smell and taste. A bit bitter. Hoppy. Nice IPA colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
good hoppy/malty aroma. typical filtered IPA pour. nice piney/citrus hops come through from start to finish. moderate bitterness. malts come through in the nose as well. great IPA, just what a hophead needs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy light brown with medium head. Very balanced. Malt definitely comes through. Good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Not a bad IPA. Wasnít as hoppy as some others that Iíve had. A nice gold/orange pour with a big white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is similar with maybe pine added in. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Amber pour, foamy white head. This IPA has a big hop aroma; spruce, citrus, grass. Flavor is fresh piney hops, with a sticky bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, with some caramel malt. Very well-balanced flavor. Smooth, medium body. A true benchmark brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2011
12 oz bottle aged over one year. Iím not a big IPA drinker but this one is nice. Hazy orange nearly brown color. Light carbonation leaves a thin layer of white head with some lacing in my shaker glass. Nose of pineapple, resin and malt. Wow..! Great flavor of malt sweetness, citrus hops that is balanced perfectly. A little bit of resin the finish and a very light bitterness, even light as it warms. Medium / light body with a lot of flavor in there. Light grapefruit shows when warm. Founders shows me again they are top notch. A very nice brew.

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