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RATINGS: 2627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2827) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. Nice amber coloured pour with a decent white head. Aroma of hops and citrus fuits. Tastes hoppy, malty, slightly sweet, citrus fruit, slight bitterness. Quite easy drinking. I really like Founders Brewing beers if only they were widely available here in the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Pours a light copper color with a generous white head. Nose is orange zest and just a touch of grapefruit and pine. Not as overpowering as some (which is a plus to me). Nice citrus hop flavor that is balanced nicely by the sweet malt. I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (996) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a light golden color with a considerable amount of white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, and very good hops flavor. Medium bodied, and an overall good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2307) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a translucent copper color with a clumpy off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is faint and lightly floral and is accentuated with piney hops. The flavor is moderately biter with more piney hops set in a caramel backdrop and some biscuit on the side. The palate is silky smooth and creamy with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter walnuts. Overall : A very fine little IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Golden orange pour with a foamy white head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit and other citrus. Sharp hops taste with a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2009
12 shorty bottle at the Brickskeller. Filtered amber-brown color, pretty translucent. Hoppy, full of flavor. Not quite as aggressive as on draft. Either way, lots of piny goodness. There are some APA earthy qualities, but certainly enough dry bitterness to justify it’s IPAness. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 2010-04-05, bottle, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Beautiful color, amber, hazy, with a generous head and nice fine perlage. The aroma is nice, delicate, fruity (apricots), with light toffee, cookies, vanilla. Very good biscuity toffee flavor, with clear lemon and lemongrass feeling, ending in a well hopped and fruity final, where there are bitter oranges and a shade of chamomile; the body is on the dry side; the final is well bitter. Fresh is excellent!
I wanted to give another chance to this beer, and that was a good choice!

2009-09-01, bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, 7-5-6-3-13=34
65 IBU

Beautiful amber color, hazy; big head. The aroma is well hoppy, not much peristent. Medium body strength, strong toffee flavor that doesn’t have a chance to show any smooth or sweet side because immediately aggressed by an extreme hopping; the bitterness increases even more towards the final, turning into an oily and dry hop feeling. Extreme, but not enough sweet or fruity for being my favorite; no feather here, just the sword.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8698) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle at Map Room. This copper ale poured with a modest clinging off-white head and a pine aroma. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with extremely mellow (oxymoron) hop balancing. Very smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Poured a clear gold brown color with a minimal amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is sugared citrus and flowers. Flavor has a sweet malt base with a ton of orange citrus flavor. Not too bitter hoppy, but rather really really citrusy and sweet. Overall, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (1011) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a clear copper with a moderate, white head that leaves some slippery lacing. The nose is mostly pine and citrus, some light pineapple, slightly floral, and has some caramel malt to it. Starts out sweet in the mouth, but quickly fades to hops and bitterness. I like the hop profile in this. It complements the malt very well and is also very tasty. One of the more solid IPA’s I’ve had.

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