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RATINGS: 2269   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4368) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a small, off-white head. Smell: Pale malts set against a backdrop of lemons and pithy grapefruit. Taste: Meager malts and sweetness that jumps right into a pile of citrus. Quite lemony, even a bit citric. Full, sharp hop bitterness. Long, resinous finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Drinkability: A respectable IPA. Itís plenty bitter, so itís got that going for it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours a lightly hazy, glowing tangerine orange color. A small, foamy, off-white head leaves minimal spotting on the glass. The aroma shows big orange hops, some lemons, cream, and light toffee. Similarly, the flavor is very citrusy, with orange, tangerine, and lemon all showing well. The malt base is very light toffee, which helps keep this highly drinkable despite weighing in at a formidable 7.2%. Medium bodied and smooth, this is definitely a solid brew. Not outstanding, but very solid.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pours a hazy light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, a little bit of the malt comes through as well. Good flavor, but just a little too bitter for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle from STFUN; Color is light amber, small head. Aroma is fruity hops, citrus maybe some grapefruit. Flavor is earthy hops. Texture is light. Probably wasnt fair to this beer since it followed its big brother devil dancer... but this was a good IPA...Thanks josh!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle pours orange amber with a small head and some lace both on glass and on the surface. The aroma is quite hoppy, floral, malty, and pleasant. The flavor has a good malt backbone, different hop characteristics that are not over done, and nicely fruity. The palate has some body and liveliness. Overall, this is another fine effort by this brewer. These guys know what they are doing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours a nice copper color with a white head. Aroma is grainy, and astringent. I think it is slightly infected. Flavor is grainy, astringent, and a bitter citrus hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Look - Pours an orange/amber color. Nice head cream head. Cloudy. Smell - Fruity/citrusy hop smell, bitter/sweet, grapefruity. Taste - Bitter, but not overwhelming. Fruity/citrus taste. Bitterness lingers. But in a good way. Present long after you drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 Pours an orange copper color that is quite cloudy.. Creamy hoppy aroma... Not nearly the hop kick i was expecting, but rather a creamy slightly malter than hoppier hit... almost similar to an ESB initially... Then the hop presence subtly takes hold and finish dry... Almost tasted like i would expect an imperial ESB to taste... Not bad...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with off-white head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops and pine. Very well balance considering how hoppy it is. A nice amount of malt compliments the dry bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2008
My first Founders brew... Wow, what a beautiful IPA! Coppery orange color with a very fluffy white head.. Seems darker than other IPAs.. Huge, pungent aroma of piney hops thatís really nice... Maybe the best smelling IPA yet.. Hmmm... Taste definitely doesnít match the aroma. Very malty and tea-like up front which leads to a lingering bitterness on the finish. I was hoping for a Two Hearted experience and just didnít get it. It looks the part and smells the part, but it ends there. Its good but just not great like I was hoping.


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