Centennial Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4.55/5 rDev +17.3%
Man, these guys had a great idea doing the sinlge hop line of IPAs. Wonder why more breweries dont do this. Anyway, Poured a huge thick tan foamy frothy head that lasted for a little while before settling down to a light cover with some lace. Color is an almost clear copper amber. Aroma is heavy caramel, burnt sugar, hop, yeast, fruit, leather. Flavor is similar to aroma along with a little pipe tobacco and pine. Outstanding body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and medium in length. Definitely a session brew.
05-14-2010 00:47:37 | More by drpimento
3.2/5 rDev -17.5%
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to cjacobsen for sharing!
(A)- Pours a pale amber color. Produced a decent foamy tan to orange color head. Minimal lace.
(S)- A dry piney profile with hints at orange citrus and lemon.
(T)- Similar to the smell. Mild orange and lemon citrus with bitter pine and caramel malts.
(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Bitter, but piney and a decent citrus presence.
(D)- A decent IPA. Very bitter and very straightforward.
03-19-2011 00:05:03 | More by sweemzander
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
The single hop review series continues with Centennial. Only Citra left before I have to grab a few others..
I am leaving the text exactly the same as previous, because it is the same beer visually.
Yep, looks like the others Great creamy off white head with decent structure. Quickly settles once it decides to go leaving the skeleton of whipped egg whites floating atop the beer. Clumpy lacing everywhere. Tan/Amber color. **I do note the head had better retention than the Simcoe version. Admittedly have no idea what would cause that, but it’s true.
Aroma is floral and somewhat grassy. Sometimes I use vegetal to describe something, but here I’ll just say green. Nice though.
Fan of the aroma more than the flavor. While I noted balance on the Simcoe, this seems like a single note. Taste a little more of the malt notes here as there seems to be less overall fruit. Very grassy, green.
The bitterness doesn’t linger as much and almost gives you the perception that the beer is a little thin. I am not saying the body is… (it’s NOT) but it almost ends a touch flat.
It’s not bad, but I wish I consumed this one before the Simcoe.. Wanted to end on a high note.
09-03-2011 19:51:55 | More by Reagan1984
3.63/5 rDev -6.4%
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows piny resin and grapefruit, along with a fair bit of crystal malt.
Aggressive pine and resin as flavours, with some sweet clean malt balancing things out a little. The bitterness seems a bit sharp and almost solvent-like.
Nice mod-high carbonation.
09-30-2012 11:02:02 | More by CrazyDavros
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
Another single hop IPA geez i love these,anyways the brew pours a redish/amber hue with really nice carbonation that leaves a two finger dense head which slowly subdues to a layer of creamy froth across the top of the beer and the resinous lacing is everywhere,the aroma is quite a nice mix of piney,citrus hops and toffee malts,and the taste is even better with a nice evenly carbonated mouthfeel with tastes of toffee,caramel and it finishes with a little bitter kick but not much at all and this IPA is definately very moreish,overall for me this is definately right up there with the best single hop IPA's and will buy again for sure.
04-22-2010 13:47:55 | More by ADZA
4.22/5 rDev +8.8%
Bottle pours a clear dark amber body with a tall and creamy beige head. Head holds well and becomes pitted and rocky, lacing the glass with some lavish splotchy patches.
Aroma opens with floral hops,like orange blossoms. Pink grapefruit and pine needles compliment the florals to produce a very inticing nose.
Medium body is well carbonated.
Taste has lots of grapefruit, some grassiness, a hint of pine, and lots of floral hop bitterness. Solid biscuity caramel malt notes provide a sturdy body. Finishes with a lingering grassy and grapefruit bitterness.
Wow! This is one exceptional American IPA to come from Scandanavia, or anywhere for that matter. Reminds me a lot of Bells Two Hearted. Hope I get to try the rest of the single hop series.
11-06-2010 23:48:38 | More by merlin48
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
Pours amber, a bit hazy, one finger light beige head, decent retention.
Smell of grapefruit, sweet oranges, caramel, faint tropical fruit and peach, not too strong pine, faint biscuit, some floral honey. I expect lots of fruity goodness, maybe some extra sweetness.
Hop punch in the front, a bitter pine resiny steamroller. Fruitiness is very faint, leaving some grapefruit and faint peach to show itself, even the caramel biscuity malts are hard to detect, though some sugary sweetness is felt, especially in the aftertaste. Middle and finish pumped with green leafy notes, grass, hop oils, dried flowers, very bitter.
Medium body and carbonation, nice sweet and bitter combo, even if not so equal.
A bit too rough and sacrifices some of the nice Centennial flavours. A solid rugged AIPA.
06-28-2014 13:43:32 | More by dcmchew
4.22/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikkeller tulip.
Cap dated 23/12/11
A: Pours a wonderfully hazy tangerine color with a four fingers of light khaki colored head features amazing retention (a thick dallop of creamy foam lasts until the very end of the glass). Tons of lace is left behind.
S: Huge aroma of citrus and pine. Delicious! Also noticed a bit of cinnamon. Excellent fragrant aroma!
T: Not quite as piney as the aroma, but there's a bunch of lemon, tangerine, and clementine.
M: Quite dry and bitter. Extremely sticky and astringent. Finish is very long lasting.
D: Very drinkable IPA and an excellent addition to this ambitious series.
04-10-2010 00:55:25 | More by GbVDave
4/5 rDev +3.1%
On-tap at the Distillery in Savannah, GA
A - Amber-copper with a creamy white head.
S - Caramel malt and bitter grapefruit hops.
T - Sweet caramel malt, candied orange peel and grapefruit.
M - Creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation.
D - Good drinkability, solid, well-crafted IPA.
12-25-2010 18:51:05 | More by jsanford
3.48/5 rDev -10.3%
Slightly hazy amber, an off-white rather small head, some lacing and some curtains.
The smell has a whiff of toffee, but mainly grape-fruit, pine and resin.
The taste has a sweet caramel start, fresh bread, grape-fruit juice, then a seed and peel bitterness.
Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a good body, slightly dry.
A rather nice, well-balanced, clean and good american IPA, especially for being a single hop.
04-08-2012 13:40:14 | More by rarbring
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours a translucent golden brown with a large off-white head. The nose is pungent, floral with a touch of citrus. The taste is bitter, spicy, pungent, floral and just a touch of citrus. In comparison to the cascade single hop beer, this is far more bold and the hops edge forward ahead of the malt instead of the other way around. This really screams American IPA to me, which suggests that I have been drinking a lot of beers with Centennial in it. Am appreciating the education. Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation with a medium body and a small amount of stickiness. I am not sure if I am rating the hop or the beer, but I preferred this to the cascade variety with this malt bill.
06-17-2011 23:20:47 | More by seeswo
3.88/5 rDev 0%
Pours darker amber with a big off-white head. Some lace.
Big pine and toasted malt aromas. Some earth and overbrowned bread crust in the nose.
Big beer in a little bottle. Piney hops intermingled with the bitterness of dark toasted malt. Overdone brown breadcrust, some spiciness, real earthy notes up front and stay there. I want a hint of sweetness, and I might get a juicy bit somewhere, but it doesn't last. Finish is basically a flavor footrace to the the endline. Malt, hops, complexity, etc. Good brew, but the bitterness has a harshness that gives you no respite.
Medium body, tacky in the mouth, with some good mouth coating goodness.
I dug this one, even if it screams one and done for the night. I couldn't do one after the other. Complex but a real palate wrecker.
11-06-2011 21:49:53 | More by OtherShoe2
3.88/5 rDev 0%
Pours a golden orange colour with thick white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops with some faint caramel malt. Taste has a mild bitterness, but lots of hop flavour. A very nice IPA, but it lacks something for me. Great carbonation level and I finished the beer before I even realized.
07-08-2010 23:11:30 | More by kwjd
3.83/5 rDev -1.3%
cap reads 23/12/11
pours dark copper with a big pillowy/chunky 2 finger head with good retention and left lacing all down the glass
smells of mostly grapefruit but also some orange in there
taste - wow i am so suprised - this beer in no way tastes anything like Bells 2hearted or Founders Centennial - there are no floral flavors anywhere - this beer reminds me of Blvd Single Wide Ipa - all bitter grapefruit and orange upfront with a good amount of sweet malt backbone on the end
mouthfeel is medium with lots of carbonation that gives it a very dry finish
drinkability - while its an ok tasting brew i dont think i would ever buy this again since it reminded me of a beer i can buy for $7 a sixer and this was $5 a 12oz
03-22-2010 00:56:10 | More by jsh420
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
A - Pours a slightly cloudy amber orange with a dense light cream colored dense head. Fantastic lacing, strong retention. Head still ~1/3 of an inch throughout the entire life of the beer!
S - Lots of bready caramel sweetness, some nice sweet apple/mango/grapefruit hops aromas. Slightly resinous.
T - Slight caramel and a dry crisp bitterness upfront, the sweet/citrusy fruits follow up and linger well into the aftertaste which finishes on a slightly piney kick. Breadyness is apparent throughout. Bitterness lingers.
M - Lighter than medium bodied, decent carbonation, very drinkable.
O - Pretty tasty for sure, very simplistic but well balanced.
08-14-2012 01:10:04 | More by MacQ32
Centennial Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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