RATINGS: 2758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 12oz bottle. Amazing orange color; it might be because I nearly knocked the glass over but the bubbles are really lively. I had some brew-pub IPAs that were way too bitter last night, but the drinkability of this one compared to those is like night and day. It still has a bitter flavor, but it’s not excessive. Texture is perfect, not overly carbonated like Flying Dog’s IPA seems to be... Nice and crisp tasting. Pleasant floral hops taste that makes the aftertaste a welcome feature. One of the top 3 IPAs I’ve ever had, wish this one was easier to find.

Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
Slightly clouded, medium orange color. Floral hops and maltiness dominate the aroma with very slight bitter apple flavor. Much less bitter than expected, moderately sweet. The lighter body was also a surprise for the 7% abv.

thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2011
really sharp hops on this beer. pours a great golden color with good sized head. good retention and lacing with a rocky head. light sweetness, very bitter, light body, medium body, creamy, average carbonation. citrus and pine. a good ipa but not my favorite and not my favorite beer from founders.

osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2011
Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with hints of alcohol. Flavor of floral and citrus hops with a nice malty backbone. Has a thin watery finish with a decent amount of bitterness that lasts a while. I could drink this all day.

thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 One of the better IPAs I have had, nice full flavor, perfect amount of hops and malt, like the bitterness as well, a bit dry but only adds to the flavor, citrus and floral hops abound. Well done, one of my favorite IPAs

vomit (260) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2011
I have walked many miles to pound God’s finest ambrosia: Blatz! I daresay I would walk across my worst enemies testicles, to have a sip of this stuff. But I would walk through fire---and God forbid---listen to Lady Gaga to get back to Blatz. If you have this junk: FINE. Just don’t put it in the fridge next to your Blatz, for fear that the unpalatable elixir will put it’s "funk of spunk" into your Blatz. Believe it!

wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tasted on 4/12/11 on draft at Binny’s South Loop. Pours clear light amber with an average white head that recedes to thin and even lace. The nose is hoppy, dank, cardamom herbal, and resinous with some brown sugar and a pleasant caramel malt backbone. The flavor is lightly sweet brown sugar up front, moving to resin and herbal hops bitterness, and a solid caramel malt backbone. The body is medium with average stinging carbonation and a long bitter resin finish.

jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
It poured an amber color with a nice off white head. The aroma was hoppy and somewhat piney. The flavor was also somewhat piney hops but not overpowering. It was a very solid IPA.

sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a nice white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, all typical of a good centennial IPA. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Taste is malty sweet up front with a clean, bitter, hop finish. An excellent IPA.

mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2011
Well I love everything Founders. It was kinda of light in the flavor and had a quick finish. Good for a starter beer.

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