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RATINGS: 2624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours amber with white head. Aroma is citrus, florals and a hint of caramel. Taste is bittersweet with the caramel adding sweetness on the finish. Hides the alcohol well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Poured from bottle. Appearance is that of a typical IPA. Nice hop aroma. Overall an enjoyable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Draft at Founders during RBSG. Pours clear red/orange, thin, non-persistent off-white head. Poor lacing. Nose is citrus hops, soft malt. Bright citrus and firm malt on palate, some real spiciness here as well. Sweet grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
This beer, when poured from the bottle, was a little hazy with a nice amber color and an off white, long lasting and lacing head. The aroma made me smile. It has a pine and resiny hop nose with some malt sweetness in the background. The flavor, like the aroma, was mostly of pine and resiny hops with plenty of bitterness, not quite balanced by the malt sweetness, some smooth alcohol, and a dry finish. This is a very nicely done beer. I think I’ll have another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle at home, big thanks to Steve in New Jersey! l A clear amber pour with a small off white head. Great piney, citrus hop nose that promised good things. Nice mouthfeel. As anticipated the hoppage was of a high quality with a top notch malt backbone that delivered a cracking balance. Very drinkable stuff. A first rate IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. Bottled on 6/17/10, reviewed on 7/21/10. Pours a nice orange color with a fluffy 2 finger slightly tan head. The aroma is rind and pine with some other citrus notes. Smooth and balanced are the words that come to mind as I drink this. Not extreme one way of the other. I very nice hop bite and bitterness followed by a silky maltiness. Lingering bitterness afterward. A classis IPA in my book. Dangerously drinkable with a 7.2% abv!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1161) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Poured from bottle. Big hop aroma. Typical IPA look. Lots of pine hop flavor, creamy in back. Finished nicely. Another well done IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of grapefruit in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010
pours a burnt orange with a small off-white head. Huge aroma of centennial hops. Some caramel malt comes through but it’s big on hops. Some grassyness from dryhopping really adds to the abundance of floral, citrus hops. Medium full bodied and sweet with just slight bitterness lingering in the finish. A really nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - JUL 16, 2010
12 oz. bottle pours a clear ruby-amber with tightly packed head that leaves sparse lacing. Aroma is strong of pine right out of the bottle, but eases into florals and popcorn as it airs. Front palate is of sweet hay with spices - nutmeg? middle is doughy with a warm maltiness and a smooth finish of citrus with a hot, hoppy aftertaste. Not too bitter and definitely easy to drink. With a nice smooth finish, this could easily be a nice session if the ABV were lower. Nicely paired with Caribbean beef and chicken kabobs on the grill.


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