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RATINGS: 2221   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. Tasted side-by-side with Bells Two Hearted Ale. Poured a clear copper color. Great floral and pine aroma. Plenty of hops and enough malt to balance the hops, but nowhere near as much malt as the Two Hearted Ale. A crisp, solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toadtheory (1) - USA - MAR 29, 2006 does not count
Golden amber color with thick head. Great lacing. Good citrus and fruity flavor with a flowery hoppy smell. This beer packs a nice punch. I buy this beer by the 1/2 barrel being that I only live 4 miles from the brewery. I have it on tap at home most of the time. yum

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours a hazy golden color, thick white head, reminds me of beaten to crap egg whites. Aroma is pure centennial hop goodness. Flavor is spicy and sweet hops, a great combination with enough malt to back up the sweetness. Very drinkable and the alcohol is slightly hidden, but still testable. Thanks to Pailhead for this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Pale tan, medium tan head. This beer smell fantastic. Citrus: orange and grapefruit. Pine, pepper, spice, floral. The taste is surprising mild, but very pleasant. Thin body, just a lingering touch of sweetness. Bitterness sticks with you a while. A tasty IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours amber with a medium white head. Smells like hops and flowers. Standard IPA flavor, pleasent but nothing special. Good but been there and done that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Same like muzzlehatch.12 oz bottle from Julios in Westboro, MA (February 2005),taste in a dogfish pint...... Aroma:Exotic fruit hops... Appearance:hazy orange,good head.... Flavor:Exotic fruit hops,good caramel flavor...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2006
12 oz bottle from Julios in Westboro, MA (February 2005), cellar temperature in a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. There were stacks of this stuff in the aisle, but this bottle has a label thatís peeling and a little warped, as did most of the visible bottles...could it be a bit old? I didnít feel like hunting and pecking, weíll see if my trust was misplaced: Pours a near-opaque dusky amber-brown, hazy with faint yeast streaks and topped by a small but lasting off-white head.....ok, yeah, thatís Centennial, floral and dripping with juiciness, apricot and tangerine softened by vanilla, mmm....really not extraordinarily original or complex but beautifully balanced between citric acidity and softer malty/candy notes.....the tongue is hit by the hops right away, but also the same softer juiciness noticeable in the aroma, a somewhat viscous mouthfeel presenting lots of brown sugar, a touch of maple and vanilla, and later some dry woodiness that melds perfectly with biting finish hops....carbonation is soft, a bit too much so, and there is a very slightly oxidized quality leading me to believe that my suspicions are confirmed and this sample isnít as fresh as it might be; but, no matter, itís still quite good and I look forward to a really fresh bottle or tap sample some day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
bottle. pours an orange-copper body with a medium white frothy head. oh yeah, thatís unfiltered alright, there are lots of chunks floating around. the aroma starts out with sweet bread, yeast, and is not overwhelmingly hoppy though it does have resiny notes. smooth, creamy bread flavour and a good chewy grapefruit hop component. now this has superb balance with no detectable alcohol. damn tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
[bottle] Great appearance, nice foamy head. Wonderful balance of malts- excellent heady, citrus hops. Excellent bitterness and malt combo. This is a solid, well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Pours a deep subduded orange with a fizzy white head. Floral aroma of pine, light caramelized sugar, and grapefruit. The flavor holds a little bit of caramel malt, but mostly piney, grassy hop flavor throughout. Both the flavor and aroma are fresh and full of the things I would want to find in any IPA. Somewhat malty in the very front with that bitter hop kick all the way through the aftertaste...which oddly enough, mellows out after a few moments. Fairly drinkable, though perhaps just a bit too much alcohol coming through. Stll, a very nice beer.

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