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RATINGS: 2302   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.


3.8
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a fluffy 2 finger off white head that laces nicely. Aroma of citrusy hops and a mildly sweet malt character. Flavor is heavy in citrus, piney, and floral hops with a balanced earthy malt middle and a somewhat complex long dry and lightly bitter finish. Med to big body, good carb, light syrupy texture, and dry feel. Fine IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Orange-brown pour with a light tan head. Piny hop aroma - very floral and fruity with some citrus. Intense hop flavor. A bit of citrus, but mostly bitter dry hops. Good woody malt backbone. Decent IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Copper pour with an offwhite head. The aroma was amazing: every type of citrus/fruit hop I could imagine. I smelled grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, pine and some sweetness to round it out. Taste was similar. Vast amounts of hops with an underlaying sweetness from the malt. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle thanks to mmm///beer. Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a medium white head. Lots of lacing. An awesome hop aroma; tons of grapefruit, some caramel, and just a ton of freshness. The taste is also very nice; a large hop presence, initially sweet citrus flavor that end up more piny and bitter. Some rich caramel malts too. The alcohol shows very little, and the mouthfeel is a medium fullness with a creamy character. Very nice. A top IPA for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours Amber-golden with slight sediment suspended in the brew. The descent sized white head fades fast to a lacing. Aroma is citrus, hops, and a slight sweet pine character. Flavor is not as bitter as the aroma leads you to believe thanks to the dry hopping. Sweet malt balanced with hops makes the finish a lot cleaner than some IPAs out there. This is up there with one of my favorite IPAs. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
From bottle. Pours copper with a big white head. Aroma is filled with citrus, floral hops. Citrus continues into the taste combined with some malt. Finish is just slightly short but definitely a very good, well balanced IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Possibly my favorite IPA. Slightly cloudy amber body with a beige head that leaves some decent lacing. Grapefruit and pine are the prominent aromas, but I can also sense a bit of caramel sweetness. Clean, medium mouthfeel with some good carbonation. Flavor is top notch. Malty caramel sweetness up front leads perfectly to citrus hops. Grapefruit and pine notes finish off this great brew. Not much of a bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Poured cloudy amber with some floaters. Aroma was of pine hops. Taste - Pinesol, grapefruit, caramel and citrus. Quite bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4879) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2008
bottle thanks to mmm///beer. deep gold pour with a 1 finger beige head. hops, flowers and slight malts on the nose. smooth on the palate with a great smooth hop flavor that is quite balanced. slight bitterness on the way down but it’s very tolerable.


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