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The Centennial IPA - Flathead Lake Brewing Company

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The Centennial IPA
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Reviews: 6
Hads: 24
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 31.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Flathead Lake Brewing Company
Montana, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sark on 03-06-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 24
Reviews by Murrhey:
Photo of Murrhey
3.58/5  rDev -4%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of stallion_air21
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 12oz can. I believe their first time canning it. I was pretty excited about this, but it's just not doing it for me. Taste pretty bland, not very much hop character coming through. It does have a dry bitter finish that lingers a bit but I wanted some more flavor. I will try this later on and give it a re review.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jameswoody
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of beergil
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of John_M
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of neckbeered
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of archyquaffer
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Lobina
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just had a sixer brought back fresh from Montana. Not as Hoppy as I like but a worthy beer to have.

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Photo of Sark
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reinheitsgebot
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thatoneguyssidekick
1.71/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not hoppy, more carmel, not what I would expect from an ipa.

I had to ask if the tap was wrong

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pocketharpy
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Norm406
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

The Centennial IPA from Flathead Lake Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.