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RATINGS: 2530   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottled. Amber beer with white head--thin. Aroma is pleasant sweet hop--a little grassy. Flavor is caramel and hops of citrus...very dry end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Sticky-bittersweet and with a great hop finish thatís piney and perfect! Love it!!! Semi-cloudy classic IPA color with a frothy, bubbly off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops... Wait, I need to slow down. Again, FRESH HOPS. Awesome. Wow, Iím so impressed. Not very bitter, very fresh and pleasant. Light bodied, light finish with that same fresh dry hop flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was a hazy orange with two inches of thick, fluffy off-white head. Nose was very neutral on this; I picked up malt, light hops, and very light pine. Taste was very much the same. It was so neutral, yet the notes of the style were there, but not outlandish in any regard. This is a very delicious IPA, and I feel this is a great starter brew to introduce the style to people who donít care for the IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle, ppours a red amber with white tan head. Aroma, overpower floral with soft malty sweetness. Taste, huge floral almost soapy with bitter hop bite, tingles the tongueand the hops linger. Very dry mouth finish. A very good beer

   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 (4351) - 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 (1682) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Overall, an above average IPA, but to me this one wasnít quite hoppy enough. Pours out golden and the aroma is of citrus and hops. Flavor is same as the aroma, but as I already said, I felt like it was a bit lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 bottle at Churckey, NW Washington DC. Great bold hop character all around, wonderful nose, full body hop flavor, nice clean finish. Great beer

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