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RATINGS: 2424   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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2008
bottle. pours clear orange with a fluffy white head. lots of lacing. great aroma - crisp citrus and grass. solid lemony, resinous bitter without being overpowering. it has a nice sweetness to it - enough to provide a fresh honey and caramel flavors but kept in check by the hops to keep it from being cloying. top notch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Solid IPA. Definitely can detect some sort of floral bitterness but it is well-balanced and not too bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2008
one of my favorite session beers......all the requirements of a exceptional IPA Florals and citrus notes with hop bite and citrus pine finish. Give me more.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
event (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
pours a murky reddish-brown. very little head that sticks to the sides of the glass. smells like citrusy hops, but not as strong as I was expecting. It could be due to my allergies acting up, however. spicy hops and a long bitter finish, albiet not an unpleasant one. bottled 5/12/08, drank 6/15/08.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 12 oz bottle

This was the opening beer at a Founders tasting. I was a bit surprised they didn’t start with the dry hopped pale ale but it was a nice way to freshen up the palate. It was light enough that it wouldn’t be too tough to finish off several while out at the grill. This is an excellent well made IPA that deserves attention if you run across it.

Aroma / Appearance - A short lived white head surged to the top above an amber carbonated body. Malts and hops blended with the bitterness being a bit more evident. Resin and cedar chips were the strongest evidence of the centennial presence.

Flavor / Palate - The bitterness hits the tongue from the start. It was not overpowering but well balanced and sessionable. Cedar chips, resin and creaminess completed an enjoyable start to the evening.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of fiver29 & BR007. Pours a medium clear amber with minimal head sans for an off-white soap film topper that creates decent lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malt, citrus and pine. Palate is a more subdued version of the nose. Not as hoppy as I expected but a nicely done balanced IPA. Thanks John and Brian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
psycho11 (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2008
White fluffy head with lasts for a while. Orange in color with nice hoppy smell. Not too strong and finishes pleasantly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Very malty sweet. Floral and clover-like. Citrus hops that are slightly rough in character, but nice. Mouthfeel is smooth with light, yet prickly carbonation. A lot of pretty tasty hop flavor coming from the dry hopping I presume.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8965) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Sample at Alan’s HSC initation. This brew is a hazy orange color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Herbal, floral hops aroma with notes of citrus. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with floral hops and pine flavors, along with some sweet malt and candi in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering zesty citrus aftertaste. Well done all around.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Orangey amber pour with a white head. Grassy aroma. Resiny hops but not overly sweet smelling. Smells excellent. Taste is really balanced. Enough sweetness to balance the hops. Smooth finish. Great IPA.


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