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RATINGS: 2358   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (154) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Great smelling IPA. Most IPA’s are either pine or citrus dominant, this one has equal amounts of both. I can also sense the solid malt backbone to balance things out. Pours a medium orange color with a large white head. Taste is a little hops up front, more hops in between and heavy hops in the aftertaste. This one does not make you pucker; it’s way more refined than that. Great for the summer, insanely drinkable. Great palate for an IPA, which most beers in this category are lacking. This is a great beer. I always see it in stores and I have been passing it up for something more unique or flashy. Don’t miss this one; it’s a classic.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2245) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Keg@ London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Mighty hoppy beer. Pours hazy orange. Nice resins and fruity aromas, so does the taste, really sharp bitterness. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (579) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
From tap@anotheroom. golden color with a small off-whte head. nose: distinct hops, fruity nose, but held back. hvery hoppy nose, some fruits. taste: hops, hops, hops, some fruity touch. MF: very light body, but long bitter, very bitter and dry finish. bit of ashes all in the back (???). pretty straight forward and bitter IPA. does not leaves a lot on the table.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden beer with a strong foamy white head. The aroma is well hopped with some floral elements, the flavour has a heavy degree of hops, bitterness and dryness. Overall a nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange/bronze body with a tall steady head. Aroma has nice American hops with freshly cut grass and pine resin. Wonderful balance - there’s both sweetness and bitterness and they really support each other. Alcohol is well covered. This is immensely drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (70) - - DEC 21, 2014
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (35) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 This beer deserves silence while drinking. Aroma is fantastic! One of the longest and best ever aftertastes. God Save America! I can only complain on a label. It is like non-promising product, by design. Some bad cartoon! BUT, THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST BEER IN THE WORLD, and of course it is not Carlsberg. But this is probably the most under-rated beer here and at all, for sure! Unpretentious and ingenious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (605) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
35 cl bottle at a bar, 7.2%, 65 IBU, 4.50€. Nice dark amber color and thick offwhite head. Classic IPA smell on the nose. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel malts and a nice load of american floral hops, some fruity esters too. Taste is well balanced, long bitter finish. A very good and solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2989) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
35,5cl can from Systembolate, Strömstad. Pours slightly hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Quite intensive hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel and hints grass and herbs. Fairly sweet with nice hoppy and fruity flavours and a somewhat dry, and quite bitter finish with citrusy notes. Bitter aftertaste with notes of grapefruit. Medium to full body with carbonation slightly on the soft side. Not the freshest IPA, but certainly a decent one anyway. Would love to try it fresh some day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (482) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Alko. Orange with XL lasting head. Floral and citrus aroma. Strong lasting bitterness. Dry finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (167) - USA - DEC 17, 2014
Dark gold and capped with a lacy white foam, the brew is giving off a monster aroma of hops; dank and heady. The first sip is a medium-bodied, rich, deep pine resin; it travels the sides of my tongue with a jaw-popping bitter and wrapping underneath to create a mouth-watering experience. I wish more IPAs were dry-hopped, because the flavor is so much more true to the actual plant. This is bitter, but buoyed with malt; balanced enough to take the bitter to an enjoyable spot, but without taking away the nature of the hops. Liking it a lot. I believe it could be a bit fresher, and am starting to believe that it’s true that two months should be the limit on any IPA, but four months out is not taking away the beauty of this beer. The palate is dry, the finish short and the lacing on the glass is visually appealing and consistent on the glass. If Founders was in the area, this may be a favorite go-to for me!


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