Centennial India Pale Ale

Style Guidelines: First brewed to celebrate our 100th batch, this IPA is Angelo Signorino's favorite. Aging with French white oak contributes a hint of vanilla and whole hop addition adds a citrusy fruitiness. Respect the IPA.

Rotation Schedule: when we thirst for a big beer. That ends up being nearly all the time. Little did we know that years later we'd brew three other versions of IPA, yet this one still has that "it" factor. Yeah, it's that good.

Food Pairings: While hops can kill your tastebuds, they do make for some particularly good matches -- seafood made any way -- fried, smoked, boiled, steamed or broiled. IPA can enhance the spiciness of highly spiced cuisine, including Indian and Thai.

Body: medium

Color: copper

Grain: British lager and crystal

Bittering Hops: American Centennial and Brittish Fuggle

Finishing Hops: American Centennial and Brittish Fuggle

Original Gravity: 1.074

IBUs (estimate): 71

Alcohol By Volume: 7.6%

First Tapped: January 7, 1999