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RATINGS: 2514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Draft at misconduct. Pours gold with white frothy head, awesome lacing. Grapefruit and peach aroma, touch of grass. Very little sweetness and then a drying bitter finish on the tongue. Incredibly hoppy solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Sean. Pours honey orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, pine and hay. Medium bodied with a tangy, almost sticky mouthfeel.Great IPA. Re- Rate: Initial 3.9 Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a glowing orange-red with a thick, fluffy, pillowy tan head atop. Aroma of fresh flowers, honey, grass, juicy hop resins, and hints of grapefruit and malty caramel. Full, boid, wet, malty, yet aggressively hoppy mouthfeel; body is directly down the middle of hop and malt. The balance carries through until the finish, which yeilds to the hoppy bitterness. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle from Bierkoning. Glowing brown body with sticky head. Toasty caramel head. Nice taste of toffee, caramel. Quite spicy too with hops in the finish and citrus notes. A lovely IPA. Another great beer from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Poured from bottle, aroma is of a hop garden, very potent yet soothing. This has a pronounced citrus taste while maintaining its hop balance, almost like a very hoppy Bellís Oberon Ale. Appears like a traditional IPA, however this is one IPA that sets the foundation for what I like in a hoppy ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodrigosilva (1) - CHILE - DEC 17, 2009 does not count
Cerveza de cuerpo medio, sin filtrar (ojo al servirla...ya que su apariencia depende del cuidado que tengamos al servirla), citrica y fragante, malta caramelo presente,dulzona con un final dulzon y amargor amigable. El sabor y aroma del lupulo son muy agradables. Buena espuma, deja un buen lazo en el vaso, sabrosa. Me imagino que el amargor que no moleste se debe al uso de centennial, ya que viene siendo un "super" cascade. Me hubiese encantado un poquito mas de amargor residual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
bottle courtesy of tytoanderso! very nice ipa, pours a dark gold to amber color, nice khaki coloered creamy head that leaves lots of spotting. aroma is nice with stringent hops, sweet malts, and doughy yeast. the flavor is very bitter upfront, sringent till the back, and you think itís a lil overdone, then the sweet malts with a tiny hint of the yeast come in and mellow out the finish and after taste! very nice and complex progression on every sip!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Pours a medium, hazy amber/orange color with little head. Good lacing remains through finish. Pleasant, flavorful aroma with both malt and hop presence. Citrus (orange and grapefruit) and floral hops, spice, with medium caramel malt on the nose. Well balanced with good, dry and bitter finish which hits just right - not overbearing. The alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent offering and a solid four - Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1473) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A: Pours a yellowish color but when put up to the light it has beautiful redness to it. Medium sized head that hangs around and leaves behind layer upon layer of lacing. S: Nice hoppy aroma with tons of citrus.... ruby red grapefruity baby. There is a nice sweet caramel malty aroma in the background which really helps to bring this one together. T: Has the wonderful taste of grapefruit hops right from the start. I love Centennial Hops, and this one represents its namesake well. There is a touch of sweetness from the malt to balance everything out. Simple, and Straight forward, yet very enjoyable. M: Medium bodied with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours golden amber with an off white head. Aroma is fresh citrusy hop. Flavor is nice floral, citrusy hop blend, with a nice bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1504) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 This was purchased at Total Wine in Richmond. The head formed with an inch of froth. The color a cloudy gold. The aroma of citrus was evident after pouring. The bitter taste of the hops was perfect well balanced. The aftertaste was bitter and classic of a good IPA. The medium bodied ale had the right alcohol for good IPA above 7.%. I will go back and purchase more. When Taylor was visiting in 2010 we purchased a growler from Whole Foods. The ale was just as good as the first time. I am raising my scores.

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