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RATINGS: 2434   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Pours a light amber with a thick white head. Pine and citrus hops on the nose with sliight hints of spice. Flavor of piney hops and orange peel with a nice roasted malt balance. Lingering piney aftertaste that makes you want more; very drinkable. An excellent American IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Represents Grand Rapids well. Appearance in glass is light-med amber. Combine the heavy hoppy aroma with the bitter sweet flavor and its a great experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by VikingHammer ]. Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, orange fresh hops. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090218]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Pours light amber gold with a medium head. Aroma is pine and citrus hop, over a medium sweet caramel maltiness. Flavour is very smooth. Good piney bitterness, medium malt body with the alc perfectly balanced. Citrus-pine hop finish faded pleasantly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle - Medium amber 2 finger frothy tan head. Nose of sweet hops. Taste - Wow, thoroughly impressed with this one. Possibly the smoothest IPA Iíve ever had. Aftertaste lingers with a strong taste of pine and hops. This is an A+ IPA. Absolutely the only issue I have with this beer is the twist off cap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap. Pours a dark golden (but clear) color with a medium-small head. Aroma is sweet malts, with a nice dose of hops. Flavor is a mild, well balanced beverage - carefully interweaving a fully bodied hop character with a nice, sweet malt body. Not overtly hoppy. Contains a decent, and fine finish that isnít too bitter, not not too mild as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 TAP: semi-cloudy orange/amber pour, huge pine hop nose. Taste is semi-creamy, pine hop, balanced by some hop-kick at the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear, dark golden pour with a medium head. Big earthy/herbal hop aroma as well as some citrus. Similar flavor, lots of piney hops with a touch of sweetness. Not quite as well balanced as Iíd like. Still, I love hops and this definitely has íem!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Location:Draft from RFDs, 5/23/09

Aroma: Lots of citrus in the nose, some pine/earth, some sugar in there too
Appearance: Hazy orange/golden color
Flavor: Drier and more earthy hops then the nose would have lead me to believe, a nice hop flavor on this one
Palate: Medium body, smooth
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one, a really nice IPA, first sniff it was all citrus, but the taste is much drier and mostly piney hops. It works pretty well...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Cloudy copper pour...Big white head that lingers...Nice hoppy aroma...Looks good-Smells good...Medium body...Big hoppy flavor...Sweetness in the finish masks the bitterness a bit...Tasty...

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