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RATINGS: 2651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2009
1/2 a shared 12oz. bottle. Pours golden, amber mix. Nose is fresh piney, sweet malt. Taste is crisp, fizzy, dry, slightly roasted malt, burnt caramel. There is a rough floral, hoppy, alcohol mix of tastes as well. Overall this IPA is a little too dry and burnt for me. The hops are definitely there, but the overall complexion is not that great. Rough aftertaste. Possible I got a not so fresh bottle. I remember liking it more last time I tried it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rawhydes1 (3) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009 does not count
citrus and floral, molasses malty acrid finish. too floral and malty for an elite IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6542) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium this beer poured a vibrant orange-amber color with a medium sized soapy white head that faded quickly. The aroma was strongly full of fruity, floral and peppery hop and was somewhat sweet. The flavor was very bitter, sharp and had a strong piney and floral hop character. Rather dry and only faintly malty. The hops really dominate. The finish was medium length floral hops. Medium body. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (608) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2009
(bottle) Hazy orange body, and big off-white head. Aroma of strong pine and citrus hops, lemon, orange, light sweet malt, and floral notes. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel, but quickly dries out for very bitter hop bite; strong aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a hazy dark amber to copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, light floral esters, caramel, honey, light spice. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, honey, and light spice. Generally medium body with a pleasing malty and hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Just compared to Titan IPA. This stuff is great. The hops, right balance of flavor with bitterness and sweet citrus.....never got overwhelmed or let down.....more please...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 Slightly hazed orange color topped by a creamy white head. Great retention throughout as it eventually leaves large chunks of lacing. Aromas of fresh pine and an abundance of citrusy floral hops with some backing malt notes gives a great indicator of what’s to come. Starts with a strong dash of grapefruit and biscuity malts which are surpassed by a huge dry hop finish. Earthy grass notes as well. Yet so pronounced in hop character this beer is soo drinkable. I can never stop at one or two…

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (2216) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
(bottle) hazy, orange-amber colour; small, lasting off white head; aroma of hops, citrus, resin; powerful hops taste; long bitter finish; well balanced with well hidden alcohol

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2009
Great aroma of very strong Cascade hops. Flavor is especially bitter and very alcoholic. It seems a lot heavier in hops and alcohol than other IPAs. As expected, some hints of citrus grapefruit and floral scent. Very good bitter taste, but also very strong tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadrock7 (5) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009 does not count
Wow. Bought this on a whim, will never look back. Great smell after opening the bottle, even had to sniff twice it smelled so good; very smooth going down, with a subtle kick, right at the end. Got a buzz on after two! Again, can’t get over the very smooth delivery.


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