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RATINGS: 2671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a golden orange. Nice taste with a good mix of floral and hops. What an IPA should taste like. 12 oz. bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pretty much everything an IPA should be and nothing that it should not be. Unremarkably good and unremarkably bad. As anybody who has partaken of mediocre beer masquerading under the "craft brewed" headline knows, though, thereís really something to be said for that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2816) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2010
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Pours hazy amber/orange with a dense head. Nose is orange peels and hops. Flavour is all about piney, resiny hops. Long, somewhat sharp bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2010
As usual, Founders is not the mainstream of brewing. Pungent, viscous, piney, citrusey, sweet, and malty are how I would summarize this delectable brew. This is the second time Iíve tried this and Iíll have to say itís better this time. With one of the best finishes Iíve tasted, I can see why this is one of the benchmmark brews used for judging IPAís. Thanks to Brian at True Vine!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2010
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber, medium head. Very potent citrus aroma with hints of bread. Very bitter, tons of citrussy hops (well, maybe exaggerating a bit). Could probably be critized for being one-dimensional, but who cares. An IPA that makes it point.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
This is a perfect example of an American IPA. Excellent hop flavor, with a crisp, citrusy flavor. Despite the bitterness, it is still highly drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2010
Just another standard IPA, but this one has a good bit of alcohol in it. Would be worth the six-pack if you find one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
Crystal clear red-orange color, rocky head of mixed bubbles which leaves behind little spotches of lace. Really nice nose w/ a very bright pine and floral character. Slightly sweet, w/ a slight iced-tea like astringency. Medium bodied w/ medium carbonation. Possibly just a touch on the watery side for its gravity but itís not like this is flavorless. Finishes w/ a clean bitterness and some very nice lingering floral notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2932) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
Light orange, cloudy, off-white head. Very big nose of citrus, i.e. grapefruit especially and a bit of pine and toffee. Very resinous mouthfeel straight away, dry and drier. A bit of maltiness underpinning it. This one is true to form but almost a bit too much.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A-Slightly translucent medium amber colored body that pours with 3 finger foamy white head. Head slowly dwindles to 1/2 finger and leaves some lacing behind in the glass. Body is slightly foggy but almost transparent. S-Smell is good but pretty basic. A big dose of piny hops and an underlying presence of citrus. T-Upfront is a nice balance of piny and citrus hop flavor with a subtle dose of sweet malt in the background. The finish is all refreshing piny hop flavor. Piny hop flavor and a slight sweet maltiness linger. This brew has absolutely no hop bitterness. P- High carbonation and fairly light body. Decent-but nothing special. O- I had this awhile back on tap and really enjoyed it so I bought a bottle of it to take home and review. This is really a nice IPA that is all about hop flavor. One I will surly have again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-09-2007 04:23:48


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