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RATINGS: 2498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 bottle....appearance:cloudy orangey-brown with creamy ivory head.....aroma: combination of sweet and citrus hops....taste: slighly bitter hops upfront that sustains for quite awhile but is equalized a bit by the malts....decent ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
pours hazy gold with hop particles floating throughout. aroma is mildly floral/citrus and sweet malt. taste and mouth is full and sweet with moderate citrus. good bitter finish. not to impressive this but im sure this isnt the most fresh example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
On draft @ Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Pours crystal clear copper color with pillowy off white head. Great lacing. A light aroma with a mixture of citrus and malt. Mild IPA hoppiness. Mild enough that some sweet crystal malts shine through and take over the flavor briefly. Centennial is one tasty hop. I get bits of bitter grapefruit and some sweeter grapefruit juice along with hints of floral hops.YUM.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Poured into a pint glass with a large frothy off white head. Hazy Dark Amber Colour. The Aroma of grapefruit and fresh orange peels are screaming and floral scents making up the background aroma. Taste is sweet, creamy and malty. Hops then transitioning giving the burst of citrus bitterness undertaking the role that this is an IPA. Finishing taste is vinus, lasting palate that is very delicous. Great head retention and nice lacing of the glass. Carbonation is perfectly matched with this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Picked up a sixer at the Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, WI. Pours a hazy copperish gold brew with a medium sized white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, some graham crackers with brown sugar, and the Centennial hops. (good and piney). Flavor is smooth, a little thick malty, oily and sweet. Not much IPA hop bite as most other IPA but a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Hazey amber pour with lots of foamy white head. Lots of citrus hops with orange and grapefruit being the most distinct. Orange citrus hop dominates the body but goes down through without a lot of bite to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottled, received in trade with ’pantanap.’ This is a great single IPA. Pours a nice cantalope type color and the aroma is jumping. The flavor is big, really big for a single. Citrus with tad of malt and nice lightly creamy texture. Dang, I wish Founders had distribution out here, this is good! Got to try their Devil Dancer triple soon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjames (21) - Clinton Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Hop and malt flavors burst in your mouth when you sip this one then disappear. I has a strong hop flavor as well a a dencetm malt profile and a noticable alcohol bite. Great balance for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1326) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pours burnt orange amber, an immense head grows and stays there proudly displaying itself, I think just about every bottle I have had of the Centennial has foamed up in a big way, sweet malt, caramel, toffee, faint butterscotch candy aromas, pine and floral scents, faint spices on the nose, pale malt, caramel, and sweet flavors, citrus in the mouth with some pepper on the palate, medium plus dry drink, I thought this IPA was well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2007
Reddish-gold color. Cloudy. Great, hoppy smell. Taste starts very promising but ends a bit short. Hard to explain. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great IPA. Maybe just preference, but to me it’s missing something at the end.

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