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RATINGS: 2211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours a bright copper color into pint glass. Two finger head leaves moderate lacing. Aroma on this one is exceptional. Very nice blend of earthy and citrus hops. Taste is much earthier, with a lot more pine up front and not as much citrus as anticipated from the nose. Resiny. Some carmel malts and a slight hint of roasted malts in the background. A very nice IPA, but not my favorite. More of a winter beer than a summer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1320) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
This beer pours a cloudy amber, with a head that quickly fades, leaving behind just lacing. Not much aroma, but a strong crisp hop flavor make it a nice refreshing beer. Leaves behind hints of grapefruit on the tongue, and leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottled. Poured a nice shade of medium amber with a medium creamy off-white head and very thorough lacing... lots and lots of crud suspended in there wasnít too pretty. Nose was just wonderful.. full aroma of rich grapefruit and floral hops.. deep, lightly-toasted caramel sweetness supporting it. Flavor had sweet, alcohol-tinted caramel and toffee at the base, surrounded by a high level of floral and grapefruit bitterness.. well-balanced and engaging though the whole drink. Just a tad beyond medium-bodied... long floral and grapefruit finish. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Founderís Centennial IPA pours a hazy golden orange (or light amber) color with a fluffy, medium, biege-colored head that collapses slowly. The haziness is due to the hop particles suspended in the beer. Dense, detailed lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel and bursting with orange citrus. The sweet caramel malt carries through to the flavor. A nice, zesty citrus bitterness builds from the intial flavor up through the slightly dry finish. Floral and slightly grassy hops toward the end. The alcohol is hidden behind all the great flavors. Medium body with a flurry of carbonation that eventually subsides to a mild to moderate level. The resulting mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Founderís Centennial is a well balanced and well crafted IPA overall. It is bold without going over the top or venturing into the Double/Triple/Imperial IPA category. Easy to drink. This would make a nice session IPA... 12 oz bottle (short, twist-off) from Riverís Bend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2007
lots of hops here and great flavor to go with. you can find this one almost anywhere in grand rapids. not an over the top amount of bitterness, slightly toned down from something like bells hopslam or stoneís ruination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pours with a haze. Plenty of hop note, but one shines though very strong. Smooth but a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy orange gold with off white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, floral, and slightly "fuzzy" (due to the hops). Flavor is wheat, caramel, hops, honey, tangerine. Not as bitter as some IPAs, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. Fresh hoppy fruity aroma. Light caramel sweet flavor with a dry hoppy finish with notes of fruit and pine needles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter glass A: A brilliant, almost sparkling orange color with a medium amount of particles floating. Very little off-white head, dissipates quickly, leaves some decent lacing though. S: Wow does this smell amazing! Juicy, ripe citrus hoppiness dominate, but not at the expense of solid butterscotch sweetness. T: Wow, even better! The hops are massive! Juicy citrus flavor dominates, backed up with a tasteful sweetness that lingers just long enough and leaves no overly bitter finish. Delicious! M: Lip-smacking goodness, this beer is perfectly carbonated, amply creamy, and makes my mouth water with each sip. D: Instantly drinkable, eminently thirst quenching beer. I would buy this every chance I get.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
sent as a trade bonus from bgburdman9, thanks!!! lightly hazy golden/light orange in color. Aroma is big, and of fresh and resiny citrus hops. Taste is earthy/resiny hops- citrus, with a dash of sweet malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. very good IPA, thanks Brian.

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