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RATINGS: 2058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichieBoy (18) - Getzville, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
Appearance: Hazy copper color, thin white diminishing fizzy head, with fair lacing Aroma: Strong Piney hops Taste: Moderate to heavy bitterness up front with a sweeter finish. Hops come through nicely! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redbeard3 (57) - - APR 6, 2014
Poured into a tulip. Great color and head retention. Aroma is malt driven and the dry hopping has worn off. Had this before before with much better experience.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Yeah...it’s alright. Unsatisfying malt backbone; far too rugged and heavy for my likes. Plastic and oniony hops took over by swallow. Some caramel syrup experienced by mid-palate, alongside fir leaves, hay, and soil. Not my cup of tea: no, sir. Mediocre. Just my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (656) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle poured a deep hazy orange hue w/ a large frothy white head and thick lacing. Light to moderate hop aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, honey, and pine. Full bodied, well carbonated and creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Good copper cpr, fresh scent like a forest. Bittersweet taste, very smooth, fairly strong grapefruit aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (524) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Copper colored clear beer with quite huge off-white head leaving lacing. Aroma and flavor have caramel, resin, pine needles and strawberry jam. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness leaving a resiny and caramelly aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite thick, oily and sticky with moderate carbonation. A solid IPA, and full enough for barley wine style slow sipping, but I would like IPA’s to be more refreshing or over-the-top hopped.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (79) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Strong a bit edgy aroma with peach, caramel and fruits. Reddish bronze color, almost clear liquid with natural white, semi-light head. Strong, balanced taste with medium taste spectrum. Caramel, peach and semi-strong hops, some malts. Long, hoppy and malty aftertaste. Medium body and medium-strong carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarpa (671) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle 35.5cl from alko @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head. Caramel, fruits, resin in the aroma. Resin hops in the flavor, bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (616) - HONG KONG - APR 5, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Transluclent amber honey orange colour with no yeast sediments; Very thin head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of rich ale malt, with nice grapefruit, orange, honey, floral, sugar, light pine, strong resin, light lemon and grassy hops; Mid to light sweet taste of ale malt, with grapefruit essence, strong molasses, pine, resin, light biscuits, strong lime, grass and moderate to strong bitter hops; Mid to light body. Slick, oozy and slightly oily palate; Mouth feel is citrusy-hop dominated IPA: pretty good but not great maltyness, grapefruit zest come on nicely, potent sweetness befitting a strong IPA, very piney and resiny. Those dry Centennial seems to come alive with strong and quite dynamic hoppiness - quite decent grapefruit and orangey nose. Pine, ooze, strong lime and grassy taste. Bitterness is dynamic, strong but not overbearing for a pretty nice, lasting and memorable astringent finish; Quite dry after taste. Nicely bitter and sweet to mouth.

Comments: This is definitely a step-up from its rather one-dimensional APA-style Pale Ale, with step-up maltyness, booze and matching sweetness, better use of citrusy hops for pretty nice yet not great fruity resiny characters. The seductive bitterness is highlight here. A pretty good single-hopped IPA. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (895) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
Amber with bit ruby, clear, one finger creamy white head that leaves lacing. Delicious aroma has slight juniper notes, caramel malting, bit roasted and in great balance, tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, inviting and nuanced. Medium body, bittersweet, round, good carbonation, bitter and tasty finish, flavors match aroma but not as delicate here. Really tasty, looks great, nice balance and character with aroma being best part, enjoyed!


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