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RATINGS: 2673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a moderate off white head. Smells of roasted grains and orange peel. Tastes of bread crust, sour citrus rind, a hint of roastiness, and somewhat piney. Aftertaste is a little for bitter than sweet, but a nice finish and nice drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle from 3 Sons. Pours a reddish amber with a thin whitish head. Aroma is very malty (biscuity) for an IPA with some sweet alcohol and a hint of hops. Flavor is very balanced which is nice to see, with malt and hops competing, neither overtaking the other. There is, however, a little burn in the mouth, from what I’m not sure. The palate’s a little thin, helped by an overall oiliness. If you want a hop-bomb this isn’t your beer, but if you like balance, this could be for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. Glowing amber with a medium-sized off-white head. The aroma is of sweet caramel, vanilla, pine-needles and fading citric and grassy hops. The taste is more of the same. Sweet vanilla caramel and a full sticky mouthfeel. Noticeable but fading grapefruit and citric hop notes. The finish is bitter and chewy with some malts and floral hops. Good, but I doubt this bottle was very fresh. Had potential of being better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First rating
Bottled on May 20, 2010
At first clear, then shady, golden to light copper color. Off-white head, fairly OK in size. Hoppy fresh citrus scent. Rather dominatingly bitter, hoppy, citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel. Big bitterness, dry bitter aftertaste.

Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear deep golden color, off-white head. Caramel, citrus, hoppy scent. Malty, sweet, bitter, resin taste. Medium to big mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This beer poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some caramel, perfume, pine, and grapefruit, The flavor is bitter and complex but not over the top. Well balanced and the perfect session beer. You heard it here first!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle from Winking Lizard. Best smelling IPA I’ve come across. Reminds me of a 90-minute, as it is a good blend between malt and hops. Nice, dark, non-pisslike appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours clear brown. Nose is floral and citrus. Taste is nice citrus and very well-balanced hops. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vir4030 (599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours up a medium brown with a very foamy head. Very bitter, with only a mild scent. It leaves a very dry taste in your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2010
Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body. Strong strawy tropical fruit aroma with grassy alcohol notes. Dry-sweetish tropical fruit, alcohol, and paper taste with grassy mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, astringent mouthfeel. Dry-bitter papery toffee aftertaste with lingering tropical fruit and wax notes. Nice, but perhaps a bit old? (0.355l bottle, Systembolaget, Stockholm.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1045) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Nice hop balance and enjoyable palate. No bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking.

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