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RATINGS: 2548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2007
12 oz Bottle from Gentiles. Nice golden orange pour; contrary to other reviews, mine is very clear. Smooth 1/2" of head, which soon faded. Wonderful hoppy floral aroma. Great marque for centennial hops. Subtle sweetness. Only criticism is it feels a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2007
12 oz bottle bought at Capones. Wow what a let down. Poured a good looking orangish/amber with an average size creamy white head and lots of visible particles floating around. Aroma was musty hops that seemed to be fading as if this was an older bottle. Weak initial flavor that finishes with a harsh bitter aftertaste. Very dry palate. Didnít care for this one at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle - Pours a golden copper color with small white quickly diminishing head (wish it had a little more). Incredible amounts of particles floating around in it; unfiltered indeed. Smells hops, citrus, fruit, pine, and general sweet foralness. Tastes hoppy and slightly sweet, then to a mild bitterness and back to a hoppy aftertaste. Iím not a big IPA fan at all, but I rather enjoyed this one because of itís great flavor combination and slight sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy of kleyland via The Leylandís. Pours dark orange with a thick foamy head. Wonderful pine hops shine through until the end. Well balanced beer that I could drink all day long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Clear copper. Nice balanced aroma. Thin texture with a fair amount of bitterness. Somewhat unexciting though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2009 Dense, copper colored pour with a small white head. Big piney and floral hop aroma along with some pineapple and other citrus. Decent lacing. The hops dominate the flavor like MJ in his prime. The citrus notes come through but not in a huge way as they just kind of hang around in the background like the last kid picked in gym class. Good brew. 17,7,3,8,4 Rerate from cask @ Hopcat: Poured a beautiful copper color with obviously no head. This was quite possibly one of the best smelling brews Iíve ever had the privilege to check out...nose was absolutely huge on peach, mango and floral notes. Great body...coming off cask has done wonders to an already good brew. Flavor was big citrus and flowers with just enough of a malt background to provide a bit of balance. Great, great brew in this form. Rating reflects the cask version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Pours a slightly cloudy orange color into the shaker. There was a quick inch high head, that slowly made itís way down to about a quarter inch head that stuck the entire tasting. There were ringlets of lacing to accompany the head as it followed the beer down the glass. The scent was perfect for an IPA, very hoppy and spicy with some piney tones grabbing the nostrils and filling them with the beautiful scent. A slightly sweet citrusy taste up front is balanced off nicely by a very nice bitter hit on the back of the palate. There is about as good of a balance as one would want with a hoppy IPA. This is superb represenation of the style. I wish this were readily available in New Jersey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Draught: Hoppy aroma. Smelled floral and fruity, with notes of berries and particularly strawberries. Poured amber in color with a small, rocky, off-white head that 2/3 diminished. Good lacing. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of hops, berries, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Short, wet, bitter, finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2007
A beautiful IPA but a little tame. Coming from Founders I expected something extreme, but I was actually happy that they didnít go they typical hop bomb route. Nice even balance of malt and hops with a caramel aftertaste. Pour was a nice dark orange with no head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Amber color with a medium whitish head. Aroma is big, sweet, and floral without being excessive. Flavor has some nice floral-citrus hops to it with a sweet and supportive malt backing. Smooth and delicious. Founders scores again!

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