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RATINGS: 2271   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Bottle. Very nice aroma of tropical fruits, mango up front with others mixing in from time to time. Basic sweet malt in the background. Flavor had some odd sweet notes in addition to the hoppy flavors mingling with the malt. Neither rich enough malt nor enough bittering hops to really fill out the mouthfeel. Not my favorite, but pretty good. 8-4-7-3-13/3.5

Rerate from tap. Aroma of peach, mango, bitter hops, some grass, big malt. Flavor has all sorts of resinous hops and sweet malt, just delectable. That bottle must have been ancient. 8-4-9-4-17/4.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
This tastes pretty good up front, good hop profile and aroma, and it looks appitizing. Maybe a little heavy on the pine but thats ok, just a little sticky. It bombs on the overall because of the headache it has now twice induced the next day. I dont know what is in there but I gave it another go and I had the same feeling like i was gonna die the next day. All in my head too, i never get like that. I really dont know what thats all about but its confirmed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Poured produced a hazy, orange-amber body, topped by a small off-white head of foam. True to it’s word, the beer is unfiltered, with flakes of sediment suspended in it’s seemingly thick liquid. Moderate lacing. Fair amount of hops and pine aroma, though not cloying, paired with an undercurrent of roasted malts. Dry, fairly well-balanced for an IPA, with a slight hint of sweetness, with extra nod to the quick diminish of the aftertaste. Notes of pine, alcohol, and bitter citrus in the palate, leading to a dry, fairly clean finish. This IPA did not stray far from it’s description and earned points with me for that reason, even though the yeasty bits give me some cause for pause. Overall, a good beer with strong character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle in my local store. Pours a copper body with 1 finger off white head. A big hoppy floral aroma with nice malty accents. Flavor is very hoppy and spicy. Some pine and grapefruit. Decent ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Pours a big beige head and has a coppery amber body. Really flowery and fruity aroma. Not as hoppy smelling as other IPAs and I think that is a good thing. This beer is not hop slaughter, but it still packs a moderate punch. Big flowery and fruity taste... aroma gives you a good hint. Somewhat bitter and pretty citrusy. Various discernible taste is a complex and quality IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3384) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a moderate off-white head that lasted through to the end of the glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of pine, grapefruit, and malt. The flavor is malt up front, followed by some strong pine. Nice hops bite at the finish with some dryness at the end. Well balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Pours a clear deep orange/brown with a thick, foamy, creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral, a hint of bitter piney hops, and caramel malt. Flavor is fairly malty, nice caramel and brown sugar undertones. Nice citrusy and fruity finish. Awesome combination of malt and fruity hops. My bottle is rather malty, but in an awesome sort of way, and sweet but not too sweet because of the hops. Super easy to drink. Yum-o!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IHABrew (3) - Rocky Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008 does not count
You know this brew is loaded with hops from the first smell. The hops pack quite a punch, but the malt balances things out making for a nice, easy to drink IPA. A great example of an American IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12 oz bottle; Great beer. Aroma of floral hops. Hops and citrus flavor with that terrific bitter bite of an IPA. The finish outstanding as the bitterness quickly diminishes into a sweeter malt. I love IPA’s

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber-gold with a small wispy head. Aroma is heavy of grapefruit, pine, malt, and a touch of lemon. Flavor is a bit subdued given the intense bouquet of this beer. Lemon, orange peel, tart grapefruit, and a bit of balancing sweetness. This is a very, very solid IPA. If anything, the palate is not quite as crisp, nor the flavor as bold as the top IPAs I’ve had.

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