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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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very good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-12-2013 17:00:24 | More by xseanprimex
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-23-2013 16:09:12 | More by Rickythejeweler
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-22-2013 19:18:03 | More by Kirk
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

06-19-2013 18:02:24 | More by GuyIncognito
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-10-2013 18:42:27 | More by ajzy
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 03:40:32 | More by wethorseblanket
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-01-2013 01:21:26 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-12-2013 17:08:34 | More by Whiskeydeez
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-30-2013 19:05:48 | More by illiniipa
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-20-2013 13:20:42 | More by jreindl
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

04-13-2013 15:58:07 | More by YobroitsJoe
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:46:26 | More by CHickman
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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 :-)

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 08:41:44 | More by heygeebee
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 02:31:09 | More by sfprint
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-01-2013 02:15:51 | More by artoolemomo
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-25-2013 07:57:11 | More by schnarr84
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-14-2013 15:57:35 | More by sendbeer
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-26-2013 22:01:34 | More by IanSpindler
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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North Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-18-2012 06:10:01 | More by Cramerican
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3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer has an orange-amber body and pours with a yellow-white head that has good lace and retention.

S: This has one of the most prominent noses of all the single hops with a registerable amount of caramel and floral notes backed up by heat.

T: This IPA has a rich caramel sweetness balanced well by light bitter and earthy hop character.

M: The beer rolls on the palette with medium body and a carbonation that compliments the hoppy character.

Overall this is one of the best single hop IPAs in Mikkeller's lineup but compared to other IPAs it is just decent.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 09:21:00 | More by TheBeerCarl
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Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 333ml bottle into a tulip. The cap had a best before date of 26/04/14 on it (or at least thats what I presumed it was)!

A - it pours a cloudy orange amber, with a fuzzy, thick lacing that hangs around for about 3 minutes then ends with a thin rim around the edge of the glass. Very little lacing left on the edge of the glass.

S - a little more subtle than I would have expected; it hits some floral and citrus notes but also has a slight bready malt notes as well. The floral > citrus on the nose.

T - initial attack is a lemon, juicy hops bitterness; the juiciness tends to follow the initial attack and endures for a while along with some residual bitterness. The finish is only mildly bitter, and the malt tends to show itself slightly near the end. Still remains balanced.

M - mouthfeel is medium to medium-high body with moderate carbonation. No obvious oiliness or alcohol warming. Finishes fairly juicy but not rich.

Overall it's an interesting single hop beer; less of the traditional IPA citrus (orange/lemon) and more of a floral character on the nose, and then lemony and juicy on the finish. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 22:42:23 | More by DoktorZee
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2012 22:35:52 | More by shagal
Centennial Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.