Centennial Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Pours a hazy dark orange/light amber with solid 1" rocky white head which yields semi-rings and spots. Brown floaties drift down to the bottom.
N: Pine with herbal and floral notes. Slight sweetness. Citrus barely there.
T: Mellow resiny pine and slightly dank with some yeasty flavors.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly bitter (56 IBU) and dry with a lingering piney finish.
O: Probably an older bottle or not cellared properly since it seems "aged" and should be consumed fresher even though it was purchased from a refrigerated cooler.
06-06-2013 03:40:32 | More by wethorseblanket
4.33/5 rDev +11.6%
Pours a hazy amber copper color with a huge foamy 2 finger tan head that didn't move and faded very slowly, leaving excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and foamy rings as it goes down. A fine looking IPA with tons of tiny bubbles in the head, collapsing like the Grand Canyon as it dissipated – another looker from Mikkeller.
Smells of grapefruit, orange peel, toffee, caramel, pineapple, sweet citrus hops, light malt, wheat bread, brown sugar, piney hops/pine cones, maple syrup, mango and light booze; the Centennial hop makes for a great smelling beer: this is so potent it smells like fresh hop juice in the glass.
Tastes as good as it smells, but the malt is not the backbone but the initial flavor which then gets washed away by the grapefruit, orange peel, citrus hops, pineapple, mango or even starfruit, piney hops/pine cones, grains, brown sugar, caramel, tea leaf, grass, tobacco leaf, candy like Razzles or Skittles, wet wheat bread and very light booze like a rum shot; so complex and sweet for a single hop, it is very tasty, with nice balance oddly enough, and waves of citrus hop flavor that make the sweetness slightly bitter and yet delicious.
Mouthfeel is smooth with mild fizzy carbonation, a medium chewy body and a bitter citrus finish that is fruity and sweet; the hop flavor never lets up but is not aggressive, making for an excellent American IPA.
This was an expensive 12 oz bottle, but so well made and flavorful that it justified the cost ($7 per 12 oz bottle). A very high recommendation for any hophead.
04-13-2013 02:46:26 | More by CHickman
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
From Jim's. No BB.
Pours hazy amber, two finger head dies to filmy spotty lace.
Aromas are of citrus, and also like a creamy smooth apricot. Words not easy on that one!
Taste is smooth, I suspect storage may be an issue, not too much hop bite going on here, until almost the very end when it catches up. Again the smooth sweet apricot/passionfruit notes come through. Makes you understand the component hops of other beers. Nice idea.
Mouthfeel a let down, not enough carbonation for style.
Well made nice, nice distinct flavours. No way does it taste nearly 7% tho :-)
04-07-2013 08:41:44 | More by heygeebee
3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
exp: Oct 6, 2013
A: Massive soda head. but little rising carbonation. Just a bit of haziness, a medium maple syrup color with a drop of yellow/green.
S: Very nice! Sweet piney Christmas, quite similar to Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Very nice but only moderately strong.
T: Christmas-y but not so wowing. Tame,
M: soft with a sting at the end.
O: A decent IPA. Nice spicy qualities, but not mind blowing.
04-07-2013 02:31:09 | More by sfprint
Centennial Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.