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RATINGS: 2436   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 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Very American IPA with frothy, sticky, egg-white head and beautiful, clear, deep orangey amber colour with calm sparkling. The aroma delivers what I hoped for: a dank and perfumey bouquet of grapefruit, pine needles, hemp, freshly cut mandarin, wormwood and other bitter herbs, acacia honey, sweet white wine, hazelnuts, spring flowers, melon, a subtle and refined strawberry sweetness - I’m falling in love with this. It has a lovely sweet fruitiness to it as well as a citrussy hop character, though elegantly so and not overpowering too much, something I understand seems to be typical for Centennial; this beer is clearly about balance. Taste reveals the same: a smooth, elegant, gracious fruitiness at the start, orange, apple, pineapple, with relatively soft carbo; a minerally salty accent appears and accompanies the palate till the end, adding complexity and balance. In the middle, a deep, toasted, nutty maltiness follows, clean and crisp, leading to a very long and dry, very resinous, citrus peel and ’earthy’ tonic water hop bitterness, with some of the juicy malts seeping through, just as it should be. Perfectly balanced and elegant IPA - Founders never disappoints, that much is clear.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trith1 (53) - - MAR 20, 2015
Classic IPA, has the memorable flavours that you hope for: rich malt, citrusy bite and lovely bit of fruit that leaves you wanting. And to top all of that goodness off, it goes down very smoothly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jared_Clifton (39) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours light amber with white head. Light body. Great hop flavor with lots of citrus fruits and sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11145) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Bottled, 355 ml at Taps Bar in Leicester. Amber towards brown with white head. Sweetish hops to the fore, juicy but with a later bitterness. Fleshy grapefruit notes. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (178) - ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
35cl @ bottle. Luppoli americani, precisamente il centennial, appunto. Ottima Ipa con il solito aroma grandioso e un mix dolce/amaro che non stufa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (535) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
Pours clear amber. Aroma has lots of malts, nutty. Butalso a good amout of hops. Taste has a nutty malt, but also lots of hops. Pine and grass. Nice bqlance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (279) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Draft at Mellow Mushroom. Light brown, hazy with a little off white head. Hoppy aroma, a little citrusy. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Orange leuchtendes Bier. In der Nase Mango, Graprfruit. Am Gaumen recht herb, guter Malzkörper. Recht schmal.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
On tap poured into a pint glass. The aroma is floral with tropical and herbal notes. It pours clear with a deep honey amber hue, topped by a frothy and sudsy white head that retains a thin ring, dusty surface, and leaves a moderate, layered lace. It’s a medium high bitter and medium sweet taste. The beer is oily and smooth with a soft, creamy carbonation. The medium full body has a lot of honey and caramel with a herb touch and a citrus zest. The finish is clean and herbal with a bread crust and light citrus flavor. The aftertaste is astringent and dry with bitter rind and grass notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodbod (63) - SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Can, on the train. Sweet malty and silky smooth, with a huge hit of hops - bitter, metallic (iron!) - in the finish. Superb beer. Is is better than Beavertown Gamma Ray? Hmmmn, tricky.....


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