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The Centennial IPA - Flathead Lake Brewing Company

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The Centennial IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flathead Lake Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sark on 03-06-2013)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Murrhey:
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3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed from notes.

A- Amber color and white head. Average looking beer.

S- Slightly spicy and buttery. Complex aroma.

T- Citrus and tropical fruits, honey malts.

M- Good finish, leaves good taste.

O- Part of an IPA tasting. A good brew.

Murrhey, Feb 27, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at the Montana Club in Missoula Montana.
Properly served in a non-chilled glass thank God.
Taste is piney with some malt smoothness following through. A little lacking in the aftertaste. Fell flat.
A nice pleasant IPA. Enjoyable. Just not able to generate any enthusiasm.
A good beer. I could have done a lot worse.

NWer, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of stallion_air21
4/5  rDev -0.7%

stallion_air21, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Jameswoody
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Jameswoody, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of beergil
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

beergil, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of John_M
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rhino's the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose.... just some light orange citrus and some grain aroma. The beer is a bit better on the palate, and seemed fairly well balanced. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, with some modest hoppy bitterness in the finish. The beer leans to the dry side, though there's still some noticeable malty sweetness as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, lightly bitter finish. Alcohol is fairly well integrated into the flavor profile. There's no sense of heat on the finish, and the beer is not heavy or tiring to drink.

A decent IPA, but it's not the sort of beer that had me craving a second glass after I polished off the first.

John_M, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

thebigredone, May 20, 2014
Photo of neckbeered
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

neckbeered, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of archyquaffer
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Pilsner style sampler. A moderate pour brings forth a one inch head of a snow white color, which proves fairly sticky. The beer itself is a hazy, pale orange-amber with pretty high carbonation which keeps the head alive.

I get plenty of piney and floral notes in the nose and on the palate, but not enough to completely subdue the malt. I think there is a lot of good interplay between the citrus and pine of the hops and a light, buttery, slightly caramelized flavor of malt. At times, a slight bit of an extra fruitiness punctuates the flowers and citrus (raspberries?). A spicy and crisp finish quickly fades into a mellow medicinal and bittersweet aftertaste suggesting orange and maybe angostura bitters. The alcohol is well-integrated. The mouthfeel is tingly and crisp and maybe a little slick.

Big time west coast hop head IPA fanatics may not go for this, but I thought it was a nicely balanced, yet flavorful and refreshing IPA. High marks all around.

archyquaffer, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Sark
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- finger and a half of pungent off-white head that craters after a while, beautiful deep orange amber with swirling carbonation

Smell- big citrus tones of grapefruit and even ripe plum, light maltiness, and toffee

Taste- whole grain breads, sweet pale malts, hop bitterness is middle to finish but beautifully mild and balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, finish isn't super long but has a mellow fade

Overall- Flathead Lake Brewing Co. is starting to become one of my go-to breweries for their simple yet standout style. This IPA isn't a west coaster with the intensity, it's Montana mellow.

Sark, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

BillRoth, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

blbarnett3, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jkball01, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Norm406
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Norm406, Sep 28, 2013
The Centennial IPA from Flathead Lake Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.