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RATINGS: 2062   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.


Thriftyfisher's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thriftyfisher (1) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
When you find me at Founders, which is often as I can walk there in warmer months you will usually find me with a mug of this beer in hand. This beer is what I use when I am judging other IPAs as the drink ability of this beer isn’t often met or exceeded.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (140) - ITALY - APR 21, 2014
Light amber, creamy off white head. Wonderful smell of sweet and tropical fruits (apricots, pineapple, citrus) with some aromatic hops. Taste shows a good malty base (biscuits) with a lot of fruitiness again fading into a great resinous hoppy finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber pour with white head. Aroma is quite sweet and has significant malty notes. Nice balanced bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (398) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014
Go to IPA. Amber pour foamy white head. Citrus pine aroma and taste with some sweet malt backbone. well balanced light body light to medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass. The color is a hazy Orange with yellowish highlights. There is a finger and a half of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is earthy hops with a spicy pine aroma on the edges. There is a slight dankness here in the nose. The taste has a nice sweetness at first with a citrus flavor that is mixed with tangerine and a slight hint of cherry. the bitterness comes out toward the back of this beer and pushed forward till there is bitterness building as it finishes. The feel of this beer is lighter then most IPAs and is pretty drinkable. This beer is quite refreshing and a pleasure going down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - APR 15, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin kuparisen kirkkaana ja muodostaa valkoisen vaahdon. Tuoksu on makean hedelmäinen ja puinen. Maku on katkera, hieman makea, pihkainen ja hedelmäinen.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (42) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours amber-orange. Two finger head with nice lacing. Aroma of pine,citrus and roasted malts. Taste is very complex, medium sweet and bitterness. Full body with medium carbonation. Finishes a very nice bitter. A great IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (74) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2014
Beautiful looking, nice smelling, great tasting IPA. To me, the hop characteristics are not as distinct and interesting as some other IPAs, but it’s well balanced and tasty.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1105) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2014
Founders Centennial IPA has a thick, cream-colored head, a clear, amber appearance, with some stray bubbles, and some lacing strings left behind. The aroma is of sweet, juicy, herbal hop oil, and sweet, bready malt. Taste is of all these things, with a bursting juiciness, nice, not harsh, bitterness, pepper, and possibly an onion note. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Founders Centennial IPA finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and rather drinkable. This is so wonderful! RJT

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pterodiacetyl (36) - California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Great balance. Malty but not cloyingly sweet. Minimal bitterness on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (666) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
At BBF. Copper colour with white head. Hoppy, resinous aroma. Hoppy, resinous, tropical fruits taste, slightly sweet, with caramel and brown sugar. Medium body.


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