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Centennial Martyr Double IPA - Thr3e Wise Men

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Centennial Martyr Double IPA
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JamesS on 01-24-2011

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 14
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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewery. Chalkboard says 7.4 abv and 92 ibu. Also says reg DIPA brewed on 10/6; not sure if that applie to the cask.
Pours a deep honey amber/brown. Hazy. Thick white head and lacing remains throughout the drink.
Smells hoppy, floral, and slight citrus notes.
Tastes pretty darn good! Smooth as butter and very drinkable. Sweet hops, honey, and floral. I'm really enjoying this one.

Photo of aasher
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew was brought over via growler for the Super Bowl. It looks superb and is one of the darkest, cloudiest DIPAs I've ever seen. The aromas are very wet, have a very floral hoppyness, and a nice sweet malt backbone. The beer features almost a 50/50 split between hops and malt. After awhile it started to smell like used mop water and the hops aren't as featured as I'd like. I don't know how this one started so well then finished in a wet and dirty manner. It drank ok, a hoppy malty blend that features both in a piny but sticky manner.This beer is VERY fresh yet doesn't have that much carbonation. It drinks very smooth for a DIPA and is is medium to light in body. It drinks pretty well but it doesn't really impress. This beer needs some work.

Photo of JDizzle
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler at the brewpub.

Pours an amber color with a small light brown, copper head. Not the norm for a DIPA-really amber looking.

Doesn't smell too hoppy, thinking Amarillo hops on this one. Malt comes through on the nose too. Nothing special

Not very bitter on the tongue. More malt than hops. It's a decent offering for their first, but I would like to see something a lot hoppier.

Overall is pretty good, and at $6 a growler, I will be drinking this quite often.

Photo of robwestcott
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured cold from the tap at the brewpub a dark cloudy copper to a 6oz taster with a 1/2 finger off white head

subtle aroma of grassy hops and caramel(?)

subtle hops forward for the style balanced nicely with a semi sweet honey. caramel also evident.

medium bodied, big carbonation, subtle bitter.

nice take on the style, enjoyable.

Photo of exposd
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really good double IPA From Thr3e Wise Men brewery in Indiana. Poured on tap at the brewery into a pint glass with a nice head and beautiful foamy lacing. Full flavored DIPA with lots of citrus, floral, and a bit of honey (which is bought from a local honey farm in Indy). I really enjoyed this and thought it was much better than the Golden Zoe IPA which was a little light for my taste.

Photo of JamesS
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a great deep copper color with some decent lacing, but little head. Very nice deep malt scent, huge backbone, and a good citrus/floral aroma. Great flavor! It has a wonderful deep thick malt to go with a huge amarillo hop flavor; there is a very nice additional honey sweetness in there as well (made with Hunter's Honey from Martinsville, IN). Goes down really well, with just a bit of alcohol heat. Great stuff!

Photo of Lukafer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a finger of off white head that doesn't stay around long and leaves little lacing. I get some hops at the front of the nose, followed by sweet caramel malts, more malts than hops for a DIPA but still smells pretty good. I taste hops then malts and a little green apple, with a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability is pretty high. Not a bad DIPA but definitely not great. Hopefully they'll tweak the recipe to make it more hop forward, overall a decent attempt.

Photo of Beric
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap at Scotty's Brewhouse in Bloomington, IN
Served: 26 April 2014

Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a slight white head. Unfortunately Scotty's pint glasses are exactly 16oz, so they pour to the rim. The beer has great color though and the head that was there left some great lacing.

Smell: Much more subdued hop aroma than I was expecting for a DIPA, but I did pick up on assertive grapefruit-like hops. A weak statement from sweet malts also present.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit-like hops overlaid on a big, sweet, almost sticky malt backbone. Though the stickiness is a bit strange at first, I came to like it- it really buffed up the body of the beer and let the soft bitterness of the hops counterbalance nicely.

Mouthfeel: Thick and sticky. This is a big beer. Unfortunately the carbonation is lacking in this one, making it feel all the bigger on the tongue.

Overall: I got this beer first on $2.50 pint Thursday and had it when waiting for my burger and during the first half of that burger. This beer is big and heavy and really dominated the dish. I enjoyed the cat-and-mouse game between the grapefruit bitterness and the sweet malts. A solid DIPA, and a good beer to get you warmed up.

Photo of vw73182
2.44/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Heard a lot of good things about this beer so I was very excited to try it.

The color of the beer is not all what you would expect from DIPA at all. It resembles more of a American Pale Ale huge and also shares a similar flavor profile. Smell I didn't really get a whole lot out seems there is a lot more bittering hops than flavor and aroma hops.

Not the worst beer of the style I've drank but there are plenty better. Hopefully they will refine the recipe and this will improve.

Photo of AaronHomoya
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This batch claimed to be made with clover honey and the Falconer's Flight hop blend. The appearance is an orange-amber color. A bit cloudy. Minimal head. Smell is nice and hoppy. Floral and citrus. The flavor was the best part. Hop flavor, some honey and caramel malt sweetness. Very smooth and not terribly bitter. Mouthfeel was nice and not too thick or syrupy. Overall, this was a nice DIPA that with a bit of refinement could be excellent.

Photo of cpolking
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a medium-dark brown with orange-amber in color. It is cloudy and slightly translucent, but not transparent. There is a small light brown head that leaves very light lacing down the glass.

It is only lightly carbonated. The aroma is fruity, spicy, with a rye-like maltiness.

The taste is plum jam and a bit of dark cherry jam on a rich, toasted, biscuity scone. The malt is deep and rich, toasted and nutty as the beer goes along. There is a slight sweetness, then the spiciness from the aroma is apparent, just before a suddenly dry and bitter finish. The flavors are all apparent in the aftertaste and as it progresses, some tobacco and strong iced tea with lemon are noted. This is a beer chock full of flavors.

Photo of leantom
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lot better than I was expecting. Here goes:

A: Just OK. Clear but dark red-amber. Looks pretty, but there's no head or lacing.

S: Very nice, actually. Hops impart scents of grass, flowers, herbs, citrus, and pine. Very great hop profile. Some sweet caramel malt as well. Overall a very good-smelling beer.

T: Great. Follows the nose with a stronger malt backbone than indicated by the smell. Grassy, floral hops followed by sweet malt.

F: Thick and rich. Well-carbonated, too.

O: Good beer. Would have again.

Photo of Gear54
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap in Indianapolis. Served in a 32oz mug.

A: a rich mahogany brew with nothing for head or lace.

S: malts,hops, honey, and clove are the dominant aromas.

T: follows the smell with the hops being the prominent and honey being strong as well

M: coats well. Leaves a long taste of hops after each swig.

O: my first beer from thr3e wise men. I'm hooked. This beer was spot on for what I like.

Photo of mynie
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On "cask," which is like a cask but not really a cask. It's hand pumped but also CO2 assisted and refrigerated. So, basically it's like a flat draw from a regular keg.

Looks fine, though. And smells nice for the the style: big green hops, solid bready malt backbone, no off nodes of syrup or anything like that.

Tastes hoppy up front, bready near the middle, and then at the end there's this weird, sticky tanginess that's bizarre and lightly unpleasant. Dude behind the bar said it was because of the honey they add to the brew while oaking it(??), but even then it tasted off. Anyhow, I couldn't place it, but it damn near ruins the beer.

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Centennial Martyr Double IPA from Thr3e Wise Men
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.