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RATINGS: 2702   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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woodychevy (874) - - FEB 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 One of my top 3 IPA’ s in the country. In a word- balanced. Hoppy- but not too hoppy. Citrus- defined but not overpowering. Sweet, but not overly. Totally holds my interest from the first sip to the last. If it were up to me, I would issue one of these to every non craft beer drinker out there and watch the revolution take place. On tap at jack of cups folly beach. Still so good. Tons of pine and flowers. Somewhat resiny. Fairly bitter on the finish. Pleasantly lingering. Solid. Solid.

2.7
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2011
Bright gold, steady carbonation feeding a fine, low white collar. Soggy, shortbread sprayed with peach air freshener aroma. Flavour same as; watery and sherbet-dabbed, like artificially sweetened peach and grenadine scooped into a flat, soda stream lemonade. Has that soggy, chalky, Turkish delight floweriness I don’t like in IPAs. Jarring, shampoo finish. Very bitter, yes, but all the hop character of a fake peach-flavoured Belgian ladybeer. Perfumed, astringent and annoying. Big disappointment.

4.1
SamP01 (668) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a burnt orange / amber with a nice beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruitiness with some floral hops, and some sweet malts. Taste is citrusy floral hops with some caramel malts. Palate is nice med to full bodied, with very good carbonation. Finish is citrusy hops, some fruitiness followed by sweet caramel malts to take the edge off the hoppiness, ending with a dry nutty bitter sweetness. Overall a very nicely balanced IPA.

4.7
bialover (10) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
This is one of my favorite IPA Great hoppy aroma Great flavor of piney fresh grapefruit And well balance of malt

3.9
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Awesom hop aroma. Great cloudy amber color. For an IPA, the hops are strong, but not too pwoerful with a sweet aftertaste.

4.3
soltisnk (7) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2011 does not count
The aroma of this beer is so wonderful. Smells exactly how an IPA should, at least in my opinion. The nice lively bitterness really wakes up the tongue with a nice bitter finish.

4
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2011
great beer...overall A on everything that goes into a beer rating. i think i will have another tonight.

4.1
esp0r (2928) - NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. Hazy red/orange wiith a finger tick white head. Smells of flowers and berries. Good malts and a very hoppy finish. Very good

3.9
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottled. pours golden amber, with a minimal head. aromas similar to most IPAs--grass, spruce and grapefruit. well balanced beer with the taste of alcohol in the forefront. a bit sweet and bitter at the same time. smooth bitter finish that lasts.

4
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
The eponymously hopped beer from Founders provides a bracing IPA flavor in the American tradition. A (presumably) single-hopped expression of an IPA, Centennial provides a palate orientation to the flavors of the hop. The approach has a cognate in the art of Piet Mondrian’s neo-plasticism. Brewing a beer with only one hop seems so simple, and yet it turns out so complex at the same time.


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