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RATINGS: 2548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle. Clear pumpkin pour, little carbonation and nice hopy apricot nose. Flavor is bitter orange, sweet hops, vanilla and finished a little dry and long lingering bitterness. Well done beer, although still doesn’t beat Bells Two Hearted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
355 ml bottle. Clear copper body, no to very tiny head. Citrussy hoppy aroma. Has nice aroma, but there’s a hint of something not so pleasant in hoppiness. Surprisingly smooth palate, dry. Grapefuit with some malty sweetnees in backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
33 cl bottle. Pours honey/amber with a small and white head. Aroma is fresh, with floreal, piney and citrus notes. Taste is quite similar to the aroma and well balanced with hops malts, piney, floreal, fruity and citrus notes. Body is medium, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (4702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
12oz bottle. pours orange with medium off white creamy head. medium lasting foam. aroma is stunning: hoppy floral and spicy notes are sorrounded by an uncommon sweetness for the style. Lots of yeasty and malty notes for a simple IPA. Taste is great: lots of complexity with a spicy bitterness softened by a sweet sensation. Lots of grassy-spicy flavors. Alcohol is almost unperceivable. Body is quite full and carbonation a bit low for the style. Overall, a great IPA, way sweeter than usual IPAs, probably approaching to a lower-alcohol version of a DIPA. Anyway, wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark orange with a massive 3 finger off white head. Not quite syrupy but it looks chewy. Smell: A multitude of hops dancing in front of your nose and causing excitement in my brain. Lots of citrus and floral representation to enjoy. A feast for the nose! Grapefruit, candied orange, and a touch of lemon zest are easy to pinpoint. Taste: Taste is almost as good as the nose and completely hypnotizing in its own right. Bold blast of hops up front with a lemon dominant transition into a sweet malt profile. Honestly this transition is one of the nicest I’ve ever experienced in an IPA. Usually either the malt is to strong or too absent after the hop blast. In such typical situations I prefer a transition into less malt over one into more malt. However Founders Centennial IPA has blown me away. Mouthfeel and Drinkability: A touch chewy but the lush carbonation really helps. Its delicious and easy to kick back! I’m lucky that I just found out that BuyRite in South Plainfield carries this as I will be coming back to it with an open mouth and eager palette. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-16-2008

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a moderate off white head. Smells of roasted grains and orange peel. Tastes of bread crust, sour citrus rind, a hint of roastiness, and somewhat piney. Aftertaste is a little for bitter than sweet, but a nice finish and nice drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle from 3 Sons. Pours a reddish amber with a thin whitish head. Aroma is very malty (biscuity) for an IPA with some sweet alcohol and a hint of hops. Flavor is very balanced which is nice to see, with malt and hops competing, neither overtaking the other. There is, however, a little burn in the mouth, from what I’m not sure. The palate’s a little thin, helped by an overall oiliness. If you want a hop-bomb this isn’t your beer, but if you like balance, this could be for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. Glowing amber with a medium-sized off-white head. The aroma is of sweet caramel, vanilla, pine-needles and fading citric and grassy hops. The taste is more of the same. Sweet vanilla caramel and a full sticky mouthfeel. Noticeable but fading grapefruit and citric hop notes. The finish is bitter and chewy with some malts and floral hops. Good, but I doubt this bottle was very fresh. Had potential of being better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First rating
Bottled on May 20, 2010
At first clear, then shady, golden to light copper color. Off-white head, fairly OK in size. Hoppy fresh citrus scent. Rather dominatingly bitter, hoppy, citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel. Big bitterness, dry bitter aftertaste.

Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear deep golden color, off-white head. Caramel, citrus, hoppy scent. Malty, sweet, bitter, resin taste. Medium to big mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This beer poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some caramel, perfume, pine, and grapefruit, The flavor is bitter and complex but not over the top. Well balanced and the perfect session beer. You heard it here first!

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