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RATINGS: 2262   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
My first Founders beer. If all the other brews are as good as this, they have a fan for life. This wonder IPA is exactly what I expect from an IPA. A great balance and they didnít try to add too much into this beer to make it overly complex and miss the mark as so many others do. Good job Founders, Iíll have another...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Big citrus, grapefruit and pine. Exactly what I look for in an IPA. Delicious. Not complicatedly complex in its confectious complicity, however, this simple fact makes it all the more sessionable. Fine job Founders! This remains one of my ígo toí IPAs. Respek!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle, White fluffy head that falls quickly back into the glass leaving think lacing on the glass. Light amber, coppery color that lets out scents of citrus and a bit of malt. Nice beer, smells great, tastes great. Another solid beer from Founders Brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a full-finger slightly off-white head. Smells of hops, lots of citrus, and a little malt. Tastes like citrus (probably a grapefruit), and a lot of hops, with a bit of a hop-bite at the end. Overall very good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with off white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and sweet malt notes. Flavor is citrus hops with grapefruit and orange notes. Very well balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Light amber color with a sturdy off-white head that laces a bit. Aromas of roasted caramel and floral hop. Flavor is really hoppy, but not all that bitter. Nice malt backbone. Nicely hoppy, but not overly bitter finish. Damn good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Copper color with a white head. Aroma of hops and a little bit of roasted malts. Flavor is bitter but also malty. Medium body with a fairly distinct alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1682) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Copper with lasting head and lace. Awesome citrus hop aroma with a little pine. Mild toasted caramel orange flavor with dry medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Very nice balance and all delicious flavors. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Citric hopping, grapefruit and lime rinds, just a touch floral. Hazy copper, pitted head. Flavor very similar, alot of citrus rind and flowers. Malt background is very plain and inobtrusive, just a breadiness. Medium mouthfeel, pretty smooth, with a decent finishing bitterness. Pretty solid, I can see why its considered a style exemplar for AIPA: simple grain bill, citric hopping, plentiful IBUs, and very very clean fermentation profile. It doesnít exactly turn me on but its so well constructed I canít help but rate it highly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle. Pleasant citrus and pine aroma with mild caramel and toast background. Clear amber-ruby with lots of carbonation up to a lasting, thick white head. Very balanced with a strong malt presence and well-rounded hop character providing both bitterness and a mild pine and orange peel flavor. Very full-bodied, and just the right amount of carbonation. Clean and drinkable

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