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RATINGS: 2494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Hefty, almost oily, slippery body. Bronze with big legs of carbonation streaming along the side of the glass. Floral, peachy aroma. Giant astringency, lots of grapefruit in the flavor. Some breadiness; catchy and even a touch of salt and pepper at the end. Minimal sweetness, very bitter, but tempered by the body. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Purchased at Bruisin Ales in North Carolina. All I can say is that I am happy to have the opportunity to try beers from this brewery. If you live in Atlanta go to Bruisin Ales! Anyways, Very nice IPA, with a pungent hop aroma. Little citrus hop action going on. Nice thin head on top that leaves decent lacing. The beer has a nice orange color. Lovely looking IPA. I have never seen a plain IPA like this. Nice malt taste upfront, but after that the hops take over. The bittering hop is great because it kicks in after you have finished swallowing the beer. Great bitter flavor for this. Nice range of hops coming out. A damn good IPA with a decent palate as well. Awesome IPA, with some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Deep orange/amber color, darker than most IPA’s. Huge fluffy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and floral citrus hops, but offset with a lot of malty sweetness. Taste is very sweet and malty, with nice citrusy hop bite, but not too heavy. Very smooth mouthfeel. Perhaps my favorite IPA I’ve had! Founders never disappoints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Butter’s 4th cellar reduction. Pours reddish amber with a thick white head. Nice grapefruit aroma very sweet. Balanced well by the sweetness of the hop and malt but still has a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is non-prevalent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at the Fourth Butters’ Cellar Clearance Event. Very sweet floral hop aroma. Flavor of pineapple hop, nice bitterness flavor. Solid IPA. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12 oz bottle at Butters’ 4th Cellar Reduction. Pours an off-white head that laces with a clover honey color body. Smells of over-ripe apricots. Tastes of floral, citrus, and pine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
bottle. Poured hazy amber with a white lacey head. Aroma was sweet and mellifluous, hoppy citric, and bitter acidity. Flavor was sweet mellifluous malt citric and piney slightly resinous. Palate was peppery bitter carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bootle, pours a clear light amber beer with a thin white creamy head. Aroma is fresh hops, sweet with a light malt. Flavor is mostly citrus hops, oily, soapy. The finish is bitter and wet, not dry. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 On tap. Golden orange appearance with a large foamy off-white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of hops with fruity citrus notes. Very smooth flavor with medium hop bitterness, pine, citrus, and a malty finish. Great drinkability. Would compliment a variety of foods nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours coppery, average white head. Big citrus hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruity hops with just enough malt.

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