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RATINGS: 2357   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2009
This is an absoutely fantastic IPA! I made the discovery that is the Centennial IPA on draft at the Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA. It was so good, that I went back to the pub the next day and got a growler of it. From start to finish, this beer explodes with flavor and character. The aroma is full of hops, pine, citrus and grapefruit. The body is smooth, balanced and extremely drinkable. The flavors were absoutely outstanding, with a big hoppy note up front a delicious malty backbone. There are subtle hints of bread and caramel in the body to add balance and flavor. Other flavors include dry grapefruits, pine, grass and a little lemon. The head is off-white in color and leaves some nice lacing around the glass. The color of the beer itself is a beautiful and clear copper color. This IPA finishes spicy, hoppy and a little dry, but with some nice sweetness. This is an absoutely outstanding IPA! Itís definitely one of the best that Iíve ever sampled. I need more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2009
12oz. Bottle. About time some offerings from this brewery made their way into the DC area. This beer pours a ruddy orange color with a medium lacing white head. Nose is highly floral with prominent citrus notes. Flavor tends towards a robust hoppy bitterness, but is well balanced by the malt. Some grapefruit notes and crystal malt in the flavor profile. Carbonation is persistent. Mouthfeel is sticky and somewhat resinous, but not at all syrupy. Finish is dry, hoppy and lingering. Highly drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2009
Pours a hazy golden with an off white head. The head diminshes quickly, but produces decent lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine with a floral touch. Has good carbination and mouthfeel. A good blending and the alcohol is well hidden. Has a good bitterness. An oily texture. A medium body. A solid finish with a good aftertaste. This is a pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2009
Pours a nice cloudy orange with an off white head and decent lacing. Aroma of flowers, citrus and pine. Nice grapefruit and hoppy (did I mention hoppy?) taste. Floral aftertaste was jjust right... solid brew by Founders - not that I expected any less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
Aroma of exotic flowers and pine. On the palate the citrus is overpowering with a resiny pine finish. This is a nice spicy ipa with great bitterness. I really enjoy the hop regimen they used here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours beautiful golden amber color. Decent amount of head, just about half an inch. Citrus, orange peel, along with floral scents in the aroma. Nicely balanced. Lacing the glass very well. Hops through the palate with a nice bitter finish. A hint of dryness in there but the floral flavor stays along in the aftertaste. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
Another stellar offering from Founders. They may just be the best all-around brewery Iíve ever drank. This had a nice malt backbone that really put it over the top. Must-try IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2009
12oz bottle from bruisin ales. pours a very nice dark copper/amber color with a very thin, white head at the edges. aroma is very nice and citrus dominated with orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest culminating in a slightly sour and floral tinge with very nice nutty, malty aromas joining in. flavor is delicious and unique with the floral nature of the hops dominating, much like two hearted. citrus notes of grapefruit and orange come through with almond and caramel malt flavors adding great balance. palate is smooth, medium bodied, nicely bitter with a solid, lingering finish. overall, a damn nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2009
bottle poured an orange amber color with a thin ring of head on the glass. aroma has citrus peel, grapefruit, sweetness, and light bitters. medium mouth feel but coats well with a nice frothiness. flavor has a little more hop power than the nose. citrus, pine, and bitter are all covered, just enough sweetness, and finishes with a pleasant dry hop.

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