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RATINGS: 2548   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 TAP: semi-cloudy orange/amber pour, huge pine hop nose. Taste is semi-creamy, pine hop, balanced by some hop-kick at the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear, dark golden pour with a medium head. Big earthy/herbal hop aroma as well as some citrus. Similar flavor, lots of piney hops with a touch of sweetness. Not quite as well balanced as I’d like. Still, I love hops and this definitely has ’em!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Location:Draft from RFDs, 5/23/09

Aroma: Lots of citrus in the nose, some pine/earth, some sugar in there too
Appearance: Hazy orange/golden color
Flavor: Drier and more earthy hops then the nose would have lead me to believe, a nice hop flavor on this one
Palate: Medium body, smooth
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one, a really nice IPA, first sniff it was all citrus, but the taste is much drier and mostly piney hops. It works pretty well...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Cloudy copper pour...Big white head that lingers...Nice hoppy aroma...Looks good-Smells good...Medium body...Big hoppy flavor...Sweetness in the finish masks the bitterness a bit...Tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle - This is just a great IPA. It has everything you want in a great IPA, so I won’t list them. Only improvements could be non-twist off bottle and a sharper finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
12oz bottle from dmschefke, thanks Dave! Slightly hazy orangish color with a nice white head. Nice citrus hop aroma, very enjoyable. Decent mild hop flavor, not as upfront as I was expecting, but very good otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1258) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2009
WOW! Killer IPA! Has a nice cloudy gold color. Smells of hops and citrus with a little bit of floral scents. Taste is intense with hops and a little bit of malts. A great brew. Founders is starting to show me that they might belong with the likes of dogfish head and certain others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, amber/golden brown with a two-finger off-white, almost tan head. Sweet, floral hop flavor with hints of grapefruit citrus. Great, hop mouthful with a hint of citrus that lingers along with some a late-comer malt flavor. A very good IPA, the best I’ve had in a while, although certainly not the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2009
This is a pretty decent IPA. It poured a caramel gold color with a medium-light head that dissipated after a short while. In fact, 2/3 of the way in to the beer, It still has a bit of the head left. Never the less, it has very piny aroma, not too much citrus at all. It tastes on the bitter side, with a much stronger pine taste than I am accustomed to. I enjoy this beer quite a bit. I would try it again, for sure!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SAVertigo (20) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Very average IPA. Purchased a case on sale becuase it was a year old. Very good, very foamy. I need to try a "fresh" one, because even over a year old it was hoppy and delicious.

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