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RATINGS: 2060   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (353) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Solid IPA with a nice aroma. Floral notes. Flavor has plenty of grapefruit and some lemon. Just enough caramel malts to balance it out. And just the right amount of bitterness. I’m not sure if it’s really the "benchmark" IPA as they claim, and the flavor fades a little quicker than I would have preferred. Very good though.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (642) - 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.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (397) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (138) - 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.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pterodiacetyl (35) - California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Great balance. Malty but not cloyingly sweet. Minimal bitterness on the finish.

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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1101) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Barcelona Beer Festival 2014. Orange color. Thin medium head. Fizzy carbonation. High bitterness. Medium herbs, light fruit aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangenblu62 (21) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Amber color with rich head. Hoppy/Citrus taste but not overpowering. Slight bitternes that disappears rapidly. Overall a tasty beer.


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