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RATINGS: 2703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
CincyBeercat (17) - Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Got on tap. Appeared to be a deep orange color but the bar was a little dark so it was hard to tell for sure. Aroma was hugely floral with hints of citrus. Taste followed suit - flowery, piney, earthy bitterness without being overbearing. Good solid texture, not too heavy, not too light. Could probably be a session IPA, though the 7+ % ABV would probably sneak up on you!

3.6
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Hazy amber. pours like oil. offwhite head. smells hoppy, sweet, resiny. taste is bitter, hoppy, nice balance. crisp edge. bright bubbly palate lifts the hops. solid ipa but not too interesting.

3.7
Chudwick (3332) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Draft - pours slightly hazy amber/orange with thin white head. Nose is spruce and citrus. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is bitter all around. Finishes dry and bitter. Enjoyable.

3.5
AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
"This is the first Founders Beer I’ve ever had. Served for $7 at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier Vermont. A - Deep amber. It looks like a lager but wit a red hue. The head was very thick and vanilla colored. It sticks around. S - Lots of vanilla. Hints of honey. Super IPA smell which is always too much for my nose. T - This is a great IBA. Crazy Great. Lots of plums, apples, sunflower seeds. Very bitter but a respectable IPA M - Full bodied, super bubbly and filled every corner of my mouth with carbonation. O - It’s a nice IPA. Almost too strong though. I’m just not HUGE on IPAs. I appreciate them but I don’t love them. I know a good and bad IPA and this was great. Just know my rating is also based on IPAs not really being on my good side."

3.9
seymour (2107) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from bottle into sampler glass. Poured a hazy amber color with great off-white foam, lasting with a little lace. Aromas of citrusy hops and caramel malt, some fruity ale yeast esters. Predictable IPA flavors. Well-concealed alcohol. Medium body. Well-rounded, "chewy" mouthfeel, lingering hoppy aftertaste (a bit gritty or dusty seeming, something I’ve noticed before with Centennial hops.) Tasty. Not overwhelmingly American or grapefruity in profile. Well done.

3.8
arkurzynski (2456) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Deep amber with copius head. Big skunky citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is brief caramel malt sweetness finishing with resounding citrus hop flavor and trailing out with a bitter dry finish.

4
minusthebottle (10) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours medium/dark amber. Floral and citrus (orange) aromas with some sweetness. Citrus (grapefruit) and pine flavors with a light caramel background .Medium body with bitter finish. Very good IPA.

4
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle/12oz - Pours a darkish orange amber in color with a medium white head that settled to a thin covering over the top of the beer and produced some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet with plenty of caramel malts and some bready yeasts. The star is, of course the citrus/grapefruit and milder of pine resin hops. Flavor is hoppy, but not nearly as bitter as I expected from the aroma. Nice hop flavor... lingering mild bitterness into the end... extremely well balanced. Love it...

3.6
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Amber-copper color. Aroma of malty sweetness, citrus- orange , some apircot and bready. Flavor is malty and smooth up front and finish is bitter grapefruit and some pine notes. Nice ipa not a favorite but still very nice

3.7
djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head leavimg spotty lacing. The aroma is a floral hop and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and light malt in the finish. Easy to drink a very impressive IPA from Founders.


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