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RATINGS: 2062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
sent as a trade bonus from bgburdman9, thanks!!! lightly hazy golden/light orange in color. Aroma is big, and of fresh and resiny citrus hops. Taste is earthy/resiny hops- citrus, with a dash of sweet malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. very good IPA, thanks Brian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Clear copper colored with frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops. Tastes of citrus hops with a malty finish. Very crisp, clean palate. Excellent beer from Founders, as usual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. thanks to a buddy. Poured a reddish orange murky color. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is very full bodie with citrus and a nice hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a dark yellow color, settling a light amber color with a large, frothy off-white head with superb staying power. Good lacing. Wonderfully heavy citrus hops hit the nose long before it reaches the rim of the glass, and there is just a general indistinguishable sweetness. Initial taste is sweet, giving a malty taste, and then rapidly turns to a moderate to harsh bitter with lively carbonation. Light to medium on the mouth, it has a dry texture. Wonderfully balanced beer despite the heavy bitter finish, due to the malty beginning and long duration with a smooth finish. Reviewed on December 18th, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Amber color with partials floating around. Smell of hops, flowers, grapefruit, malt and hints of pine. Taste of malt(and a lot of it), some hops, citrus, honey and some rye. Even a little chocolate in the back. Dry bitterness at the end. Its good, but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Founders Centennial IPA 12 oz bottle Recent brewing, hopped into 01/07 Medium pour in a tulip glass Poured a hazy orange amber with an average somewhat diminishing white head leaving a tiny ring of lacing. Lotsa bonus thick floaties. Smelt of strong bittersweet lemon and ruby red grapefruit, with moderate sweet pineapple, barley sugar. Taste was upfront strong bitter crisp green grass and fresh vegetation and biting barley with moderate citrus sweetness followed a strong bitter spruce and mushroom yeast with moderate sweetness on a long green finish. Palate was medium bodied, oily, fizzy, light alcoholic warmth and strongly astringent, (in no way a flaw in this case). Overall, this is one of the most vegetal tasting IPA. Reminds me of fresh garden veggies. Also reminds me of the first time I tried to eat whole hops. Brilliant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
This is very much a classic IPA. Lots and lots of tart hops, pine, and grapefruit are standards of the style. Some honey and malt can be found underneath to give a hint of sweetness. Definitely not my favorite style but this one is as good a representative of the IPAs as can be found.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5336) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2007
12oz Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. Floral aroma & great looking IPA. Easy drinking & alcohol well hidden. Hops doen’t dominate. A little too smooth for my liking. More of a APA to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Just got this in atrade and couldnt wait to try it. Great brew, man. Had this one this was the most flavorfull one of the bunch. Just a great beer. Nice solid flavor and aroma. Drinkablity was top notch for a beer of 7%+ ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3186) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pink orange with a plume of fine sediment that settles like a tornado. White head leaves a big lace ring. Grass, dough and orange hops. Decent body and light quinine carb. Dry and bready grapefruit peel; lemon oil creeps in.

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