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RATINGS: 2188   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swedishfish (29) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 26, 2007
I decided to just dump this beer into my pint glass and the head boomed up. After some time the head went down but remained hovering over the cloudy honey color underneath. The taste was ok... It doesnít last on your tongue for a long period of time and the hops arenít over whelming. But when you taste it you know your drinking an IPA. Overall itís a good beer. Not to heavy itís light to drink but at the same time one is enough for me.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 26, 2007
This beer pours a great head with a nice cloudy orange color to it. It has a strong smell of hops and some malt. There is a stron taste of hops but has a weak bite and does not stick around in your mouth long. Overall it is a very mild IPA not very bitter nor does it have a strong bite to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1676) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to bgburdman9 for the bottle. Pours a orange body with nice 2-finger white head. Aroma is sweetened with hops. Taste has a nice bite to it - hops, hops, more hops. Really nice mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dvhunter (4) - Albany Park, USA - APR 21, 2007 does not count
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, medium amber. Foamy, medium head, with lots of tiny bubbles. Considerably lacing. Earthy taste up front, then the grapefruit, then a lingering bitterness. Subsequent sips are pretty balanced. Not very dry, not so malty. An excellent blend of traditional IPA and American hopjuice. Great with a sharp cheese or gooey dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
Thanx to jjpm for this. A hop heads dream beer.Aroma is huge.Sweet, hop like aroma busting out of this.flavor is hop domonant with sweet malt.it pours a burnt orange color with a small white head.finish is all hops.Oh yeah did I mention that this beer has a huge hop presence?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2007
12oz bottle pours a hazed medium amber body with a sturdy beige head. Aroma is very floral and grapefruity.Taste features waves of grapefruity and pine hops bitterness exploding all over the palate. Subtle malt backbone offers some sweet caramel to balance. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
12ozer. via trade, just not sure with whom. Iíve been on a big IPA kick lately and it was time to crack this guy open. Pours orange amber with a pillowy tan head, 2 fingers deep. Nose has notes of citrus, pine, and well hops. The taste is sweet, hoppy, and citrussy with a balanced malty back end. This is a great IPA, but compared to what Iíve been drinking lately it doesnít hold a candle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Almost clear amber/orange with a medium+ head. Aroma of pine and toffee. Tastes of perfumy/spicy hops with a big caramel malt backbone. Medium body. Bitter finish. If you like big, malty IPAís, this is for you!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, flowers, and spices. It has a bitter floral taste but the bitterness never lasts and is always fading.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
On tap at Map Room in Chicago. I just wasnít really blown away by this beer. Maybe itís true to style, but didnít particularly catch my interest. Maybe Iím just too used to big hoppy beers to appreciate a traditional IPA. Given a choice Iíd take a pint of Three Floyds Alpha King or Dreadnaught over this beer, no doubt about it.


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