womencantsail (7100) - Garbage Grove, 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 (3734) - 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 (2636) - 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 (1421) - 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 (10887) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4132) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark amber body supporting a thin ring of white bubbles.
Smell: A full hoppiness commands the aroma with notes of spice, citrus, pine, and even grass. Only a slight caramel maltiness beneath.
Taste: Caramel maltiness, lightly sweet, and quickly cleansed away by a blast of spring water. Then come to prominence, bringing the same components as with the aroma and a medium-high bitterness that lasts well into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, finely bitter India Pale Ale.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 Pours yellow/slightly red in color, slightly cloudy with a small head. Smells of hops, hops, and more hops. Did I say hops? First sip is a trip to hop heaven. A malty backbone nicely compliments the strong hops. A strong bitter finish with above average carbonation. A fine showing.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color, nice head. Floral, pine, and grapefruit hop aroma. Nice bitter in the West Coast style. Notes of perfume, grapefruit, and pine. A little black pepper too.