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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Great aroma. Simply explodes with grapefruit and pine. Well matched flavor that brings a lot of citrus hops into a light malt base. Love the long, dry but bright finish. A good one to keep on hand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
12 oz bottle from a trade with thecheeseman. pours hazy orange with a midsized off white head. perfect IPA appearance. i love when brewers dont filter an IPA and the glass is bright and full of orange liquid but you cant see through it. its like looking into a orange fog of hoppiness. the aroma is classic centennial, big citrus, some big malts underneath as well. the flavour starts of quite hoppy again with citrus, the malt hold everything together in the middle and then there is a bitter black tea finish. its full in the mouth but not overly complex. this is an above average IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Outstanding thirst quencher. Citrus, floral, and hop aroma give way to a gorgeous full bodied hop experience. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 A strong herby aroma. Pours a golden brown. Tastes of citrus and hops. Goes down smooth and refreshing. (12oz, $10/6pk)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Dark golden with a mostly maintained off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and hop resins. Tastes of herbal, lightly citric hops with notes of pine, sweet orange with caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate resins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Pours a deep copper color ,with a medium foamy white head. Smells of crisp hops and grapefruit citrus, with a small malt presence. The flavor is very crisp and sharp with a big juicy grapefruit citrus and hop presence. very nice hop bitterness left in the finish and lingering aftertaste. really nice drinking lively IPA. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAR 16, 2009
12 OZ bottle clear amber color slight off white head which disappeared immediately for 7.2 seems very light and refreshing. very well balanced.. would try again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Transparent copper, oily after the small beige head dissipates quickly. Nose has pine and grapefruit, very clean hop bitterness. Flavor has more caramel malt but is still very bitter, lots of citrus and pine, slight alcohol. A little salty and thin, quite dry. Possibly my favorite of the Founders I have tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
metmayhem (7) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2009 does not count
this beer was very impressive. i couldent believe the taste wow... love the finish and what a great aroma as well. it was first time trying this beer but it wont be my last time thats for sure...A++++

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
bottle . . pours cloudy/copper color . . aroma is sweet hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine . . taste is smooth, piney flavor . . slight orange after taste, slightly bitter, very smooth . . great beer

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