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RATINGS: 2512   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2116) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
12oz from Julioís 1 week after buying it Bottle date 01/04/10
Appearance : Deep amber small head. Extensive lacing
Aroma : Lots of malt. Lots of resinous hops. Quite floral.
Taste : Resinous and floral hops. Lots of malt. Finish bitter and malty. Some fruits. Finish slightly alcoholic. Hints of cooked veggies.
Overall : Nice stuff. Fairly straight forward. It sees centennial is not my favourite hops however.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
12oz bottle to snifter. Had a aroma of strong citrus honey and sweet flowers. The apperance was a copper orange with a thin white head. It had a mild grapefruit, honey and citrus flavor. The palate was a medium body with a chalky finish that was somewhat sticky. Overall it is very drinkable great IPA for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Sleightly hazy brown with a medium bubbling light brown head. Strong aroma of grape with a mild mandarine background. Broad plesant bitterness that dries out in the finish with a subtle sweetness to back it up. Very clean and nice ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3429) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Traded 12oz bottle. Pours a light bronze colour with a small off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is sweet grapefruit hops and pineapple. Very nice citrus/orange flavour without overpowering bitterness. Dry finish that lasts a fair amount of time and has a little alcohol in it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Pours clear amber. Floral aromas. Creamy on palate but balanced with medium bitterness and a slight maltiness on the back palate/finish. Refreshing and well-integrated.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 21, 2010
For an IPA there is very little bite, color looks great but the flavor is not there at all!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1395) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Aroma is pine oil and flowery perfume. Pale malts and woody-ness are harsh. Could use a little more balance in the nose. The appearance is a hazy honey orange. Nice, fluffy head. Nice lacing. Flavor is very much akin to perfume. Pale malts come off very dry. Nice woody hops. Dark and bready roasted malt. Feels thick and slushy. Works for style, feels Imperial. Itís an East Coast IPA: woody and hefty and hop-heavy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Enjoying this from a growler, pours reddish orange. Nice hop aromas, pine tree and grapefruit standing out, Iím also picking the same things in the taste, citrusy and hoppy. This is a really nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours golden orange with an off-white head. Big, but well-balanced aroma of pineapple, tangerines, pine needles, and wet grass. Bitter hop flavor yet well-balanced for a not too intense experience. Itís still a hop loverís delight but the balance is exceptional. Founderís makes great beers and this is indeed one of them.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen7424 (30) - Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours a not quite clear orange color with a very thin head, aroma of oranges, you can taste the hops in this one but they arenít overpowering, there is a nice balance here, a slight bitter aftertaste reminds you that youíre drinking an IPA.


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