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RATINGS: 2054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 14, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of white colored long lasting foamy bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a transparent orange brown colored carbonated body. The aroma was very hoppy and the mouth feel initially smooth with a medium hop finish that was crisp and clean. The flavor was good on the hops but short on the caramel but it is an IPA after all not an APA. Overall it was very tasty and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
12 oz bottle, via trade w/ atpayne. Slightly cloudy bottle conditioned beer, the color of iced tea. Small white head that left good lacing. Aroma is resiny and grapefruity, and definately Centennial alright! Aggressive Centennial hop flavor with a sufficient malt backbone to balance nicely. Notes of fruitiness and iced tea as well. Mouthfeel was creamy with nice soft carbonation from bottle conditioning and medium bodied. Overall I donít rate this very high, but I really enjoyed it all the same. I love single hopped beers, they give you a good education to identify specific varieties in other beers. A good solid IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Dark copper, nice and cloudy with sediment. Tan head fizzles away quickly to leave a ring. Smell is on the weak side, just some floral hops. Taste is a nice blast of hops of front which mellow a bit on the tongue and make way for a malty and doughy experience. Not too sweet, and not too bitter. Dry at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
This is a good IPA but not at that top level. The overriding scent and taste is of grapefruit tartness. The hoppiness is nice and surprisingly smooth but there isnít much else at play here. The strong alcohol content is well masked though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours with a golden orange body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet and sugary with notes of fruit...smells like fruity pebbles cereal. Very similar flavor, but a little more subtle on the sugar. Light to medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3912) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Draft at FBC. Small off-white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, good lacing, no visible carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Nose was hoppy, citrus, some maltiness, and somewhat soapy. Hoppy and malty flavor. Hoppy mouthfeel. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Had all the aromas of an IPA. Citrus, floral and pine. Copper body with creamy head. The creamy head had notes of orange and that gave this one a different citrus flavor other that grapefruit. Cool and crisp on palate. Great beer as I sit in the mother in laws living room watching the Yankees loose to the Angels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 9, 2005
crystal clear light copper color with medium sized creamy white head. Aroma is laced with crisp, citrusy hops and hints of malt, orange. Flavor is full of citrusy hops throughout, hints of honey and malt, with significant but balanced bitterness in the finish. A great session brew and one of the better IPAís Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Thanks to Pailhead for this beer.

Poured an effervescent dark amber with a fizzy off-white head which lasted for a fairly long time. Clean herbal hops aroma... very refreshing. Taste is more herbal than citrus... lots of grass with an oily hop kick, with just the slightest hint of toffee. Long bitter finish. The body feels pretty full. A very nice and clean IPA. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Pours a rather redish, brownish tan with heavy aroma of apples and piney hops. Flavor is hops heavy with a bit of grainy yeast that comes through. The hops dies out a bit in the aftertaste, leaving a slight citrus (lemony?) and apple flavoring that kind of fizzles into nothing instead of driving for the finish line.

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