TylerGreenDC (576) - - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Big Centennial hop aroma of flowers, also of honey. Flavors are orangey honey with some nutty bittering at the finish. Solid.
FresnoStoney (4) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very unique IPA - Intense malt profile combined with great Hops! One of my all-time favorites! At 6.5 ABV, the Bomber is a nice solo drink to enjoy while food-prepping!
kathouse (1257) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like Centennial hops, so I think well of this beer. Good citrus and tropical fruit nose from a healthy foam. Amber color with medium body. Flavors are a little too sweet but hops are still noticeable. Finish is also slightly sweet.
brokensail (13235) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a white head. Nice citrus hop nose. Some grapefruit, a bit of orange, and a light peach note. Plenty of pine, a mild malt sweetness, and a hint of floral hops. There is a bit of a grassy note to the flavor. Some pie bitterness, grapefruit, and orange peel. Moderate malt sweetness on the palate as well.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Unclear amber, tiny head. Aroma-grains, citrusy hops. Taste- sweet malt, spicy and floral hops. Light-medium body, dusty aftertaste.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Deep orange pour. Citrus aroma. Very nice hop aroma. Flavor is sweet malt. Some cotton candy. All followed up by a calming American C-hop bitterness.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Clear medium orange with a 1/2 finger yellowish white head, good retention. Big grassy citrus hops and light pine hops behind, with a solid lightly sweet clean caramel malt backbone. The flavor has the caramel turning a little honeyish, with the hops otherwise staying the same. Dry finish with bitterness at a 4. Light carbonation with a medium body. Very good IPA--more of a regular IPA than a West Coast. . .
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most well balanced "hop bombs" I’ve had in a lng longtime. On Tap at the brewpub in Bakersfield. Poured a really nice looking deep orange color with a nice white head. Flavor is juicy hops with a nice almost sweet malt nose in the background. Flavor is amazing. Some really nice citrus hop kick at the front end with a little bit of pine hop thrown in for interest, but the bitterness you expect at the back of your mouth was replaced by the sweetness of the malt. There was a lot of good stuff going on in this glass.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Name: Centennial Ale
Date: September 13, 2008
Appearance: hazy burnt orange, creamy off white head, sheets of spidery lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a tangerine character, catty simcoe
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, lots of hop bitterness, all about the hops, a bit of astrengency in the bitterness
Name: Centennial Ale
Date: September 14, 2008
Aroma: on the second day the growler picks up a nice grassy character in the aroma
Flavor: the bitterness in the flavor has settled out over night into a more balanced ESB type bitterness that is even and flavorful from start to finish
Name: Centennial Ale
Date: July 13, 2009
Vintage: undercarbonated fresh batch
a bit of the hops are lost without the CO2 to excite the senses,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is malty with a citrus finish. Medium body with mild carbonation. Good IPA. I keep being amazed at the small Cali brew pubs. Great beer coming from this region.