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RATINGS: 2494   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 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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
strongpieman (1594) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Nice golden color with balanced floral aroma. Great hop taste that is not too bitter. Strong finish that is pleasant. Excellent IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alleycat (11) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Nice hoppy ale. Doesn’t taste too ’hot’ for the alcohol content. Slightly malty and pretty balanced in flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - FEB 10, 2010
ambrata carica con schiuma bianca a grana media.. al naso č equilibrata agrumata resinosa... al palato corpo medio caramello non pronunciato finale amaro soave.. yeah!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Flavor is pine, citrus, hops. Overall a pretty basic, solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
Orange-red with a dense head. Aroma of pine, grass and orange. The flavour is very refreshing, starting a bit sweet - orange-like - but then settling at a quite dry level with a very dry finish. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation and oily texture.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours an amber orange haze, somewhat lively. Medium head breaks down to a thin head, with lacing. Has a citrus-hoppy aroma, with some subtle pine. Bitter and biting taste. A bolder IPA, not the creamier variety. Sweet on the front and bitter on the back, hits close together, decent balance. Bitter aftertaste. A good IPA, but not a special one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Poured from a tap at Founders. Clear, copper colored with nice lacing. Orange-citrus hops aroma with a very mild note of malt. Lively carbonation refreshing, with a lasting dry-hop bitterness. Overall it’s a good IPA. I enjoy the orange-citrus aromas, but I wish it was a little more balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomisterp (56) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2010
12 oz bottle. great looking deep copper color. Smooth floral taste upfront with orange zest and caramel finish. A flavorful IPA with the ABV well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours gold with a bit of lacing on the glass. Nose is orange and floral hops, some caramel and toffee malt backbone. Flavor slightly fruity, orange hops, light caramel and toffee malt backbone whose sweetness is cut with nice piney bitter finish. Very solid, very drinkable, though I think the over 7% abv could catch up fast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8526) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 355 ml bottle. Pikkulintu AW10, Finland.
Clear copper colour with average off-white head. Sweetish dark hoppy aroma, quite mild though. Some mild alcohol. Mild fruity hoppiness in flavour with resin and wood. Very mild aftertaste.

355 ml bottle. BB 01/07/2015. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet fruity and resiny hops, toffee sweetness, moderate bitterness and sweet caramel maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is fruity and resiny hops, moderate bitterness, grainy maltiness, toffee and caramel malt sweetness and some alcohol notes. Very tasty American IPA.


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