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Centennial Martyr Double IPA - Thr3e Wise Men

Centennial Martyr Double IPACentennial Martyr Double IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%


Brewed by:
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Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JamesS on 01-24-2011)
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mynie

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: cask

12-13-2011 20:25:53 | More by mynie
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JamesS

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +24%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 23:44:48 | More by JamesS
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aasher

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-07-2011 00:12:15 | More by aasher
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Serving type: cask

11-01-2011 22:26:19 | More by DrinkSlurm
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2011 16:52:51 | More by robwestcott
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 15:38:30 | More by AaronHomoya
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Lukafer

Michigan

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.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2011 01:41:01 | More by Lukafer
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cpolking

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-03-2011 00:46:39 | More by cpolking
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-18-2011 17:44:36 | More by JDizzle
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vw73182

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2011 04:26:12 | More by vw73182
Centennial Martyr Double IPA from Thr3e Wise Men
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