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RATINGS: 2582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange with big white head. Anonymous hop-based aroma. Sweet hoppy taste with notes of burned caramel. Small bitterness in aftertaste. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mallons72 (197) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 floral - apricot aroma; nice looking amber color- wonderful tracing; bitter/hoppy on the palate - but not overbearing. Perfect balance. For me - neck and neck w/ Two Hearted for best IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4440) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours a dark translucent amber with a good, fine-bubbled off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with fruity and malty undertones, quite tempting. Flavor is strongly hoppy and fairly bitter but not too strongly so. Lively, tingly, fizzy texture leaves a nice hoppy finish. Recommended to all hop lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a orange color with a beatiful creamy white head which leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is very floral and a bit perfume like with notes of pine, resin, grass and caramel. Flavour of grapefruit, citrus, pine, flowers, grass caramel and berries. Mediumbodied. Carbonation is lively with lots of small bubbles. I like this one, even though I’ve heard it’s not super fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. A hazy medium amber beer, with an average sized, creamy, mostly lasting white/beige head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty malty and moderately hoppy, with notes of toasted grains,caramel, grapefruit, flowers, lemon, perhaps a hint of pine and tea. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, almost moderately bitter. Rather aromatic and citric, but maybe not enough balanced. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, very long finish with high bitterness, "lightly to moderately abrasive". Not the best from Founders, but a deserving beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2046) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle: Hazy red colour, with a nice white head. Aroma is flowery,citrus, dry fruits, caramelly,and some chocolate!, that was a bit surprice for a Ipa to have this in the aroma part(?) Flavor was Sweet malty, and a nice big hopy/fruity/flowery mouth feeling. Medium body, and a nice medium dry flowery finish. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Tasted at the Griffen Distributor show. Nice fruity aroma, reminds me of lemons with hops. it tastes like it smells, lemons and hops. Nice golden amber color. i like this one, a litte different, and a well brewed beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (531) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Deep golden-orange with a nice creamy white head. Citrus and spicy/herbal hops dominate the aromas. Light to medium body, straight bitterness, medium carbonation, pleasant, but rather uninteresting.I must admit I had better example of this beer. Probably not at its freshest best. Still thirst quenching IPA, with a nice citrussy-oily finale. Bottled, at least 4 months old...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
12oz bottled Mar 3, 2010, enjoyed on Mar 16. Incredibly fresh! Pours amber with a small white head, maintains a small cap but leaves a decent amount of spotty lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, floral and resinous hops, nice blend of hop aromas on the nose. Flavor is resinous, piney hops, some citrus/grapefruit which is balanced against a bit of caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Fair amount of lingering bitterness on the finish. Medium to high carbonation, a little prickly, a bit oily and sticky mouthfeel. I was really stoked to get such a fresh sample of this and man did it pay off. An excellent IPA, and once again Founders continues to impress.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2721) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with a shortlasting head. Floral aroma. Taste of citrus hops, red berries and malt. Good balance.

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