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Centennial Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Centennial Single Hop IPACentennial Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006)
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Photo of photomike
4/5  rDev +3.1%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of divineaudio
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

tulip glass.

a - pours a cloudy, orange color with lots of yeast still in suspension. gave me a huge, three finger, rocky, tan head that calmed to a thin cap and stayed put. leaves intricate lacing patterns stuck to the sides of the glass that range from small puffs at the top to a full sheet at the bottom.

s - flowery and slightly spicy. notes of sour apple and carmel.

t - subdued herbal hop character with lighter fruity notes. lemon, green apple, maybe some grape. biscuity malt base. tart but still sweet. light bitterness carries through into the finish and fades away slowly.

m - firmly medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. feels just right for this brew.

o - a fine beer and quite enjoyable. maybe my second favorite out of the series so far. if it weren't $6 a bottle, i'd buy this often.

divineaudio, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Iparedman
3.92/5  rDev +1%

Iparedman, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of gnikola
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

gnikola, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of huskermike12
4/5  rDev +3.1%

huskermike12, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of seedyone
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

09/08/11 at RnH, NYC. As one who normally avoids anything that has hops in the title, I saw this & figured with all the hype around the Mikkeller name, I'd give it a shot.

I have had some surprisingly pleasant experiences with some of the Firestone Walker stuff & that led me to believe that I might be dissing the baby with the bathwater...literally. If the folks at FW could manage some seriously upfront hops that didn't offend my delicate sensitivities, then why not Mikkeller?

My trust was not misplaced. Not only did I find this to be a most enjoyable taste, but it sent on a quest to find more "single hop" brews, if for no other reason than to know my enemy.

At the time of this writing, some 3 years after the fact, the acute impressiveness has been muted somewhat, but one thing is for sure, it convinced me that in the right hands hops need not be offensive. I guess one could say I was a "hop-ist" but have seen the lite.

I still find hop abuse to be both silly & offensive (I hate wasting money on undrinkable, non-refreshing mistakes) but at least now, once I find a brewer I can trust I'll dabble.

Thanks Mikkeller.

seedyone, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of gutbuster
4/5  rDev +3.1%

gutbuster, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of plfahey
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Reddish-copper in color with a tall, densely packed, beige head with tiny bubbles. Head retention is high with nice lacing, and the clarity is moderately high as well-perhaps just a bit of chill haze.

Aroma-The aroma hopping is somewhat disappointingly light, but what is there is complex and quite elegant. Perfumy lemon, orange, and pine notes. Lower notes of pineapple and other tropical fruit. Malt is almost non-existant in the aroma, but I'm not complaining too much. I just wish there was a bolder aroma to it.

Flavor-Here's the bold hop character I'm looking for. Lightly fruity with orange and lemon up front, before bursts of pine and resin punch in with moderately high hop bitterness. Dry in the finish, with a touch of lemongrass to compliment the pine notes.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation.Dry bitterness and a touch of warmth linger on the palate, but there's no astringency in the mouthfeel at all.

As I said above, I'm a little disappointed with how low the aroma is on this one, but everything else is in place, and it tastes great.

plfahey, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Arenbeer
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to abrand for this one!!

12oz bottle into a Snifter Glass

A- Pours a cloudy dark orange amber with a fluffy 2 finger white head that leaves some pretty decent lacing.

S- Citrusy floral hops hit you up front with a sweet fruity base that reminds me of oranges, tangerines, and maybe some mango or lemon. A very sweet and inviting IPA no doubt.

T- Earthy piney hops once again compliment the pale malts. A great amount of fruitiness also comes out and a slight yeasty flavor. I have to say this is a very clean tasting IPA and very fresh.

M- Medium-light body with a strong bitterness that hits the toungue pretty strong. Also a decently dry finish that makes you want more and more.

Overall this is a very crisp, clean, full flavored IPA. I highly reccomend it. Thanks again Andy!!

SkÅL!

Arenbeer, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +3.1%

scottiethebody, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of JDM44
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JDM44, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Liverocks
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Liverocks, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of MrKennedy
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle thanks to Platinum Liquor, poured into a Mikkeller tulip glass.

Pours a predominantly amber colour, with some orange around the edges. Has a large rocky head of beige foam that strip-laces a bit before turning into a perimeter ring around the edge.

Smell is initially of tangellos and mandarin. Then it turns to sweet melon and then candied fruit salad.

Taste is sweet with a hefty dose of malt there along with a bit of fruit and pine.

Mouthfeel has differing waves of bitterness, at times, very soft and at others it does hit home. More on the oily side of things.

As a package, it is a relatively easy drinking IPA that has some great points to it, wedged in between some run of the mill. Would drink again if in need of a hop fix.

MrKennedy, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of YobroitsJoe
5/5  rDev +28.9%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

xseanprimex, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of uustal
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, hazy orange/amber with a two-finger fluffy white head. Citrus zest and floral aroma. Flavor begins with semi-bitter citrus notes. Really nice grapefruit zest and a bit of orange peel as well. Floral characteristics and some more bittering to finish. Nice showcase of the centennial hop. Certainly don't miss the hop flavor while sipping on this beer.

uustal, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of benclimbs
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at st. james infirmary reno.

super interesting series from a great brewer. pours golden pale with a beautiful thick head and some nice lacing.

smell is thick, not citrussy, some nice pine character, with rich fruitty goodness in there. smells pretty epic actually.

taste is very east coast/euro ipa in the sense that it isnt hop-dominated, but then it kicks with a brutal, but kind bitterness. more fruit and light brown sugar malts compliment the hops.

overall its a very nice ipa - very interesting to taste just centennials, not nearly as noticable as cascades, subtle, bitter and nice.

benclimbs, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Rickythejeweler, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jdhasse, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mttdls, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

shagal, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of NOLANDMAN
4/5  rDev +3.1%

NOLANDMAN, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of JLeege
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- hazy burnt orange in color, nice frothy off white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell- a lot of citrus, mostly grapefruit, a bit of pine. This smells real nice.

Taste- Wow, thats a lot of hop presence, resinous. Grapefruit again, a little earthy as well. Pine on the back end. I know this is showing off the HOP, but there is really no balance of malt that I am detecting.

Mouthfeel- creamy body, medium carbonation.

Drinkability- This was the best of the bunch. But I was still not a big fan.

JLeege, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of jreindl
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of beersvh23
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

beersvh23, Nov 11, 2013
Centennial Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.