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99
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RATINGS: 2738   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 heads floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ales 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
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, with some caramel malt. Very well-balanced flavor. Smooth, medium body. A true benchmark brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (7044) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2011
12 oz bottle aged over one year. Im not a big IPA drinker but this one is nice. Hazy orange nearly brown color. Light carbonation leaves a thin layer of white head with some lacing in my shaker glass. Nose of pineapple, resin and malt. Wow..! Great flavor of malt sweetness, citrus hops that is balanced perfectly. A little bit of resin the finish and a very light bitterness, even light as it warms. Medium / light body with a lot of flavor in there. Light grapefruit shows when warm. Founders shows me again they are top notch. A very nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1925) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 3, 2011
perfect IPA!, well, almost. This is a how an IPA should be like, big and bold, bites you in the ass and has that long hop savouring taste. Superb

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (12237) - Troms, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
355ml bottle, unfiltered, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Pours an amber body with a very slight haze. Firm, near-white head slowly fading leaving spotty lacing behind. Spiced aroma of partially dried fruits. Well blended flavour containing citrus peels, pine needles and malty sweetness. Dry bittersweet tail. Mouthfilling and enjoyable (at home in Troms, 10.05.2011).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2507) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Tap. Nice pure white pillowy head that leaves great lacing on a hazy bright orange color. Both floral and citrus hoppiness in the aroma, and almost a bit crackery for the malt. Again, floral and citrus hops for the flavor but some grassiness sneaks in as well. Nicely dry and bitter. Medium body with softer carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rebella (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
Big citrus and floral aroma. Well balanced aftertaste and the bitterness is overwhelmingly positive. Slightly watery. Love it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3855) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Picked up a sixer for memorial day weekend. Pours clear copper color with beige soapy head that dissapates quickly. Nose is piney hops and full of citrus and other tropical fruits. tastes malty and kinda sweet but with just enough bittenr. gets plenty of hops and the grapefruit you want from an IPA. Great lasting finish perfect for this muggy Friday night I doubt the sixer will survive through memorial day

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scarletfire65 (1443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Clear copper, with big powerful bouquet of citrus zest, pine, floral, and malt. The taste is floral and grapefruit, with soft but bitter hop nuances. The finish is perfectly balanced and lasts forever. Palate is just slightly watery, but that adds to the drinkability. Nearly flawless, expertly done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle. Chicago, Il. Good pour; excellent copper colour, decent head, lots of lacing. Plenty of floral notes in the nose. HUGE floral flavour - not unpleasant at all. Very, very well balanced IPA; I dont get a ton of pine in this, and the bitterness on the back end is fairly soft. I suppose I can pull some malty smoothness out of the bottom there as well. Not my favorite IPA in the world - I enjoy a hoppier pine character and citrus - but very, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2011
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is amber color with light, off-white head that has good lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus with a slight caramel sweetness and floral hop notes. Taste has prevalent citrus flavors especially grapefruit and lemon with a sharp, piney hops throughout. Palate is light to medium-bodied, slightly watery, lively carbonation, and a bitter finishing. A very good IPA.


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