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RATINGS: 2063   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1394) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 Top notch brew with lots of hop bitterness, but well balanced with malt for body. Lots of "floaties" which add taste, body and character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
bottle. Aroma: fruity hops (grapefruit, orange), grass, and some resin. Strong caramel notes as well. Aroma was a little light overall. Appearance: Light orange and hazy with some floaties. Head was off-white and creamy looking but soon diminished into a small cap. Flavor: Malt sweetness jumps out first Followed by the hop flavors. Getting a lot of grass and floral, and slightly less grapefruit. Bitterness is just right. Palate: Medium bodied. Bitterness lingers after the aftertaste, but is pleasant and not overwhelming. Getting a little bit of astringency. Overall: A good ’everyday IPA’. Very drinkable and enjoyable, but lacking some of the more interesting features of better IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle: Pours a deep cloudy orange with a thick cremy head. Aroma is of heavy caramel malts, citrusy hops (could it be centtenial?) and a touch of diacetyl. I could use more hops in the aroma. Body is quite big but not sweet. The flavor is bready malts and juicy hops; piney. Could use more hops. Finish is a near perfect bitterness. This is a great example of an East Coast IPA. Hoppier than almost all others but still not quite up to the likes of PP, or RR in terms of juicy hop flavor and aroma. I especcially liked the malt background. The touch of diacetyl does not take away from this beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
This is a very solid IPA. Everything about this beer is what I woud expect from an IPA for sure. The pour is a nice golden color with the standard white head and floral/citrus aroma. The taste is nice--a little bit of malt, plenty of hops and a hint of spice. Finishes clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
Thanks OhioDad. Deep orange beer with a thin yellowish head. Juicy fruity aroma, grapefruit and tangerine. Light zesty spiciness as well behind all the fruit. Warming brings out some light piny notes and a touch of resin. Sweet caramel in back of the sweet hops. Flavour is great, fruity papaya/mango flavour, orange and grapefruit with a bit of orange rind, black pepper and very light woodiness toward the finish. Some light toasted nuttiness in the malts. First rate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle.(Thanks Kevin). Red brown, clear with dense, short lived creme colored head, dragging laze. The nose is citrus, flowers and very fresh and inviting. Slightly roasted flavor with long bitterness. Hints of salt. Mellow carbonation and generally smooth in the mouth. A nice and very classic Us-IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Smooth, sweet/bitter hop flavor. Lots of citrus, a little pine and just enough bitterness to make your mouth water for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Hazy reddish amber w/ frothy finger of beige foam. Floral, citrusy hop aroma w/ pine needles & some malty sweetness in the background. Thick, creamy, chewy feel. Aggressively bitter hop flavour but still very complex w/ lots of sticky, sweet malt (caramel, maple) to support. Notes of vanilla & wood linger in its dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Ay Ay Ay! This is damn good. Aroma is sweet maltiness and wonderful floral dryhopping. I smell a bit of mango in there with the usual citrus. Flavor is more of the aroma... kind of makes me think of hoppy citrus punch. Finish is dry, hoppy spice, some bitterness, but extremely well balanced. Drop the ABV to 5 or 6% and this would get a 19 from me, because it would be the best session beer in the world. This deserves to be in the upper echelons of IPA’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Murky amber color. Tan head that lasts. Citrusy/orange and floral smells. A little caramel malt in the aroma as well. Hops are not overpowering in this IPA and well balanced with the malt to make a nice beer.

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