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RATINGS: 2671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19119) - 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 (9133) - 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 (1026) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Delightful citrus aroma of orange, grapefruit, and rose hips. Cloudy, dark golden, full of floaties, thin head, some lacing. The flavor of honeycomb goes straight to the head. Rose hip and grapefruit notes abound.Bitter strawberry finish. The sweet honey, tart grapefruit and bitter rose hip flavors blend in perfect harmony. This may be too perfumey for some, but I absolutely LOVE this beer! Truly outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
(Sample Date: 8/25/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Big citrusy hop aroma with some caramel to back. Clear orange golden with foamy white head. Big citrus hop flavor with some caramel sweetness to back. Fairly dry very bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
I find this IPA one of the best I have tried. Very well balanced and hoppy. Great head and good flavor. I hope that I one day can try this great beer on tap.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Almost no aroma, draft. Dark yellow/amber light pour, light carbonation. Med. body. Very bitter- it gives you that bitter feeling int he back of your mouth. It’s pretty overpowering, too over the top to be really enjoyable for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
The dry hopping contributes largely to the aroma and the flavor. As explained in the description, it really is never too bitter, which is impressive and really makes it an excellent IPA overall. The color is a beautiful reddish brown ale. Founders NEVER disappoints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Nice fruity aroma, reminds me of strawberries with hops. it tastes like it smells, strawberries and hops. Nice golden amber colour. i like this one, a litle different, and a well brewed beer.

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