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RATINGS: 2515   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4230) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle from Tiffany’s, Kalamazoo. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, with pine and citrus. Flavour is pine hops, citrus and some biscuit malts. Very bitter and fairly dry. A brave IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cwondo (24) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Poured hazy orange/brown with hardly any head. Very, very hoppy aroma. Tasted like a lot of hops with a sweet little kick at the end. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange amber with a large creamy beige head. Huge pine and light citrus aroma. Medium thick mouthfeel, more body than I would have thought, which is a pleasant surprise. Clean balanced sweetness leading into a long intense grapefruit pith bitterness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours a nice amber orange with a small head. Smells of hops, flowers and citrus. Taste is bitter hops that hits you then mellows right away to a smooth citrus bitterness that work quite well. Finishes very clean. Another great brew from Founders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomson1 (9) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009 does not count
scent of a traditional IPA, frothy head, burst of floral aroma, strong hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
Draft sample at Stub and Herbs. Orange in colour wtih medium carbonation. Loads of orange-like Centennial hop aroma, with hints of pale malt and soap. Very hop forward in the mouth with more of that soapy coriander element. Some caramel flavors come through mid sip before the dry and moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very similar to Bells Two Hearted, although I find this one to be just a shade more dry. I kind of appreciate the soapy quality, even though it might be considered a flaw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Poured a pale copper color with an egg shell minimal head. There was lacing present despite the lack of head and some carbonation. Nice strong citrus notes, a touch of dried grass, with a subtle caramel note. Medium mouthfeel and crisp citrus bitterness felt on the sides of the tongue through the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Great citrusy bitterness that makes an IPA great. Has a hint of floral aroma and is quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Green hops perminate to the top of the IPA. Bitterness has all the C-hop characteristics I like.

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