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RATINGS: 2185   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a light-medium gold with quickly fading head - a bit cloudy, so it gets an extra point for that. Aroma is of very nice hops, but isnít particularly strong. Ah, but the first taste is particularly strong! Very nice filling of the mouth and a bold assault on the tastebuds (of the good kind). Nice and hoppy, and not too piney. </me looking up what Centennial hops are supposed to be like> Yes, from the sounds of it, these are the type of floral hops that are up my alley. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkysersose (18) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2007
I drink 4 gallons of this a week at Founders... pretty obvious... I hate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours rich with nice head and lacing. Aromas are strong with pine, grapefruit, and floral smells. The complexity is lacking a little, with a little too much focus on the aromatic value instead of bitter value...nice malty undertone. Wish IBUís were higher however. Good IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 2, 2007
Purchased a growler of this from the brewery to enjoy at home. Pours a dark hazy golden color with a nice white head that sticks around for a bit. Smells of plenty of nice hops. Taste is also full of hops with some slight floral flavor, but not overwhelming. There is a bit of malt taste as it goes down, and it goes down easy but full the entire time. A bit of sweetness as it finishes and makes for a great session IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Pours a hazy golden color. There are lots of "floaties" lingering in the beer. Smell is hoppy. Taste is a juicy hoppyness with some grassy hops showing up in the background. This has a really good taste working for it. Itís fairly smooth on the palate and refreshing. For a IPA itís not cloying or tiring after a few. This would make a good sessionable IPA. May have to keep some of these on hand.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Beautiful golden pour with a creamy white head. Aroma is sticky sweet hops with citrusy and floral tones. Flavor is alrgiht but dissappointing compared to the aroma. Tastes of more piney hops, bready/biscuity malts, and a very mildy bitter finish. Body is a little under attenuated and could use more carbonation to help lift it off the tongue. Itís a very good beer, and definitely sessionable. Thanks Ryan!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Rating #1060
What an awesome looking beer; a hazy dark copper body and a tall mound of ivory head. The aroma is a wonderful ballast of Centennial hops that blanket the caramel malts; itís a fresh bouquet of oily alpha hops. That flavor brings a blast oily citrus rind, and biscuity malts. This is truly a fine IPAÖ man do I dig this brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 bottle....appearance:cloudy orangey-brown with creamy ivory head.....aroma: combination of sweet and citrus hops....taste: slighly bitter hops upfront that sustains for quite awhile but is equalized a bit by the malts....decent ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
pours hazy gold with hop particles floating throughout. aroma is mildly floral/citrus and sweet malt. taste and mouth is full and sweet with moderate citrus. good bitter finish. not to impressive this but im sure this isnt the most fresh example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
On draft @ Ashleyís in Ann Arbor. Pours crystal clear copper color with pillowy off white head. Great lacing. A light aroma with a mixture of citrus and malt. Mild IPA hoppiness. Mild enough that some sweet crystal malts shine through and take over the flavor briefly. Centennial is one tasty hop. I get bits of bitter grapefruit and some sweeter grapefruit juice along with hints of floral hops.YUM.

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