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Reprise Centennial Red - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 240
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 12-21-2011

The Centennial hop is the centerpiece of our American Red Ale. Reprise pushes the limits of a single hop with an amazing bouquet and stunning bitterness all the way through. The citrus character provides an experience you will want to repeat. Reprise is crimson in color with aromas of citrus fruit and biscuit malt.
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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 240
Photo of Chaney
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at 4 Hands on a recent trip to St. Louis and before a Cardinal ballgame.

A: Quite possible the most unusual color I've ever seen in a red. It poured an EXTREMELY saturate orange-crimson color (almost as if blood had been mixed in), with a finger or so foamy, dense head.

S: Very floral and fruity, but not a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination.

T: Very fresh fruity, and with a really nice (and memorable) white pepper notes. Very unusual indeed!

M: Creamy and then some, with sort of a grainy, cake batter-like thickness, and ridiculous lacing.

O: While this was a bit more understated that the initial appearance dictated, this was pretty remarkable. (682 characters)

Photo of HopHeadInOhio
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at The Dubliner in St. Louis.

A. A very pretty beer with a ruby. Leaves a very nice tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S. A nice hoppy aroma that combines floral and citrus scents with a faint backdrop of pine.

T. Definitely a nice hop taste that is very crisp. Finishes with a nice floral finish.

O. A very enjoyable beer for hop-heads. (388 characters)

Photo of ejyoung
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle that I was very lucky to get from the Mike at STL Hops. He had this hand bottled (along with two others from 4 Hands) just for me. Very much appreciated.

Pours a very nice coppery red color with a good amount head. The aroma is like opening a package of hops to brew - dank, sticky hops. Some bready sweetness works its way in as well.

Taste starts with a hit of bitterness from the hops, followed by a caramel sweetness that goes well with the hops. The hops attack again - grapefruit, pine, and resin. I know this is called a red ale, but the hops are higher than usual for the style.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side and carbonation is a little light. That might be due to the fact that this is one of the very first bottles of this beer.

I've got two more bottles of 4 Hands beer and I'm very much looking forward to them after this one. Great brew. (872 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

was poured in a 4 hands mason style jar. pour was deep amber with a dark creamy head. light lacing.

very fruity with heavy citrus and deep pine.

a bit less fruit in the flavor and a bit more pine and resin. bitter grapefruit and pine syrup. quite malty through out.

mild to moderate carbonation, slightly resin like.

very decent, was easy to put down. very bitter. (370 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, no apparent freshness date
A - fluffy ivory head holds excellent retention atop a red-copper colored ale
S - big aroma with spicy, floral, piny, citric hops, bready malt, caramel
T - juicy grapefruit, pine, caramel, toasted grain, bread crust, spicy Centennial hops
M - thinner side of medium for body, modest carbonation
O - I knew I would like this one. I love bitter, red IPA's, plus with this one brewed with Centennial hops, it's just an added bonus for me! I'll probably buy this from time to time. Very enjoyable! (530 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a dark amber-orange color with two fingers of creamy white head.

Aroma of grapefruit and pine and a hint of malts.

Big taste of juicy grapefruit and piney hops. Nice malty note in the back for balance. Bitter bite to the finish.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

Very nice and highly recommended. (329 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is the essence of the centennial hop. ive tried the extracted oils from this variety before, and this beer tastes exactly like those oils. pours red and clear with a soapy white head on top and decent retention. smells like those oils too, fresh and bitter, with some amber malts too. flavor is excellent, very very fresh hop flavor bitter in just the right way in the finish. this is more of an ipa to me than a basic red, it reminds me of the odell red spring seasonal in terms of hops. mouthfeel is good too, medium bodied and well carbonated. i could drink a couple pints of this easily. overall another great beer at 4 hands, really captures what centennial hops are all about. (687 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear ruby red color with a decent white head and md lacing.

It had a nice citrus hoppy nose to it and, as expected, a nice caramel malt sweetness.

Great balance between the malt and hoppy bite. Citrus and pine.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

I found it to be a real solid hoppy red. (323 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a very nice dark copper color with some nice amber hints and an off white head. The head is 1 inch tall and is quite sticky and nice lacing.

S - Aroma starts off with bready malts and earthy grain. Then some nice citrus centennial hops come up quick. Very herbal and slightly pot-like. Nice nose.

T & M - Starts off with some approachable bready backbone that is then quickly destroyed by some aggressive resinous hops. Nice citrus grapefruit and herbal notes. The beer is incredibly hoppy and bitter and I'm sure would classify as an IPA. Very delicious brew in the vain of Green Flash Hop Head Red. There is a nice dry and bitter finish to it. Very yummy. Mouthfeel is dry and lighter buts till delicious with good carbonation.

O - Awesome brew with tons of flavors. Specifically hops. There are some bready and slightly caramel notes from the malts but they don't hold up to the resinous hops. Well done. (947 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: half finger head on a clear amber with reddish hue and excellent lacing.

S: earthy hops with hint of pine and citrus and some caramel malt.

T: classic centiennel hop flavor. Nice base beer.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one is well done. So many of these taste the same but this one captures the best of the centennial hop flavor. Very well done. (434 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very piney and floral. There was a touch of sweet breads.

T - Lots of bitter piney hoppiness. Sweet caramel, toffee and bread crust make a nice backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - 4 Hands makes great beer. Plain and simple. This is a really good red ale. Worth a try. (478 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an uber hazy copper orange color, moderate cap of off white froth, some sticky lacing. Bready, malty and light caramel from the get go, solid pine, grapefruit and herbal hops, kiss of rye like spice. Bready to begin, lightly sweet, hops provide solid bitterness, pine and grapefruit, some spicyness. Medium bodied, lightly chunky, slightly creamy, dry. Solid intro to the brewer in a style im picky about. (411 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Royale

A - pours a reddish orange color with a nice head, akin to a puffy cloud with holes in it

S - nose is juicy grapefruit hops with grainy malts

T - taste opens up with citrus flavors upfront. These move on to a cereal and grain malt base but are overtaken by bitter grapefruit hops. The hops finish off this beer and leave a grapefruit rind bitterness on the tongue.

M - full and well carbonated

D - overall, this is a good, hoppy red ale. The flavors were very fresh and bright - solid effort put forth by 4 Hands with this one. (560 characters)

Photo of FanofHefe
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Mostly clear red body, with a bit of amber hue. Three-finger tan head that dissipates to a foamy cap and leave a bit of lacing down the glass.

The aroma is not overwhelming, but is a solid mix of citrus and pine hop notes, followed by some bready malt.

The flavor takes a bit of a left turn from the aroma, but not necessarily in a bad way, in the the pine resin dominates the hop flavor. Very little citrus. Also, the malt balances much more in the flavor, and although the biscuity malt is present, there is a just a hint of a darker/roasted flavor to malt. Overall, a very hop-forward offering.

Medium mouthfeel with the oily hop texture present. Very drinkable and a solid brew by 4 Hands. (730 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of herbs, spices, citrus, hops, hint of sweet malt, and floral hops. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, citrus, sweet malt, herbs, and a hint of grass. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity. (432 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served this Red Ale on tap at the brewery in a pint glass. This ale poured a amber/orange color, produced a thick white head, excellent retention and it left an ample amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma of this ale consisted of malted grain, apple/pear melody and a nice dose of piney hops! Marvelous! Medium in body, this ale featured a base of malted grain, caramel, pepper, and a fruity melody of apple and pear. The foundation of this beer was supported by a piney hop finish that leaves your mouth dry wanting to take another swig. I nice take on this style that is a bit out of the box. Excellent session beer- Prost! (628 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Every time I see "hoppy amber" (as this was listed) or "imperial amber," I think I'm going to get some kind of attempt at a Nugget Nectar clone. Fortunately this was not that. Darker reddish-amber pour with a cap of foamy off-white head; moderate retention and lacing. Moderate hoppy aroma, citrusy, piney, floral, caramel malts. Crisp taste, pine and citrus hops balanced with caramel malts, hints of stone fruit and herbs, appropriately bitter in the finish. Medium body, and quite drinkable. (532 characters)

Photo of drtth
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This can is near the end of it's shelf life and so I'm expecting that some of the "brightness" of the aroma and flavors has faded. (But it has been refrigerated for most of its life and so should still be drinkable.)

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a nice, reasonably clear copper-red color with an ivory 3/4" head. The head recedes fairly soon to a thin layer of foam and a nice leggy 1/4" ring around the glass. Sipping leaves a nice pattern of lacing that includes patches and and speckles of foam some of which remain stuck to the glass while a few slide back down to the liquid.

The aroma is faint but clearly Centennial, with some pine resin showing along with a touch of citrus. There's also some nice caramel malt in here.

The flavors are basically what would be expected from the nose with the caramel malt backbone supporting the pine resin and a touch a citric hop character.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and there is light prickly carbonation. The finish begins in the mix of malt and bitterness with the malt fading faster, leaving the bitterness to disappear into dryness.

As I expected this beer is on its down slope from its "sweet spot" and normally I'd not have bought it. However, given that it is canned and has been kept cold most of its life I decided to gamble a bit. Based on experience with Centennial in other beers (e.g., Founders, etc.) I'm giving this beer scores that may be a bit higher than what this particular can deserves but making a note that the beer is worth a second try at a younger age with score revision if needed. (1,578 characters)

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Fine red clear beer with an off white head, mild lacing.

S - Honey sweet, floral notes, a bite of pine, with a smidge of lemon citrus.

T - Strong bitter bite up front, slight pine and lemon, malty sugar sweetness.

M - Serious hop crunch, strong dry on the close.

O - A bit more of a punch in the nose than I expected. Hop is front and center. So it is a good thing. (375 characters)

Photo of aratcliffe
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a nonic pint. Nice and biscuity, has a mildly bitter bite to it. Would be curious to see how it plays from the keg, Feels sessionable, albeit at 6%. Would likely seek out a 6, as this was a single buy. (224 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep, semi-hazy rust color with a strong, sizeable head. The head is frothy and dense, retaining very well, even when it's a little above the glass. Lacing is tremendous.

S- Lots of semi-sweet caramel malt mixing with a moderate hop profile. I would call this a red IPA, or maybe an amber pale ale just from the scent. No smell is overpowering or too strong, just a solid malt and hop mix.

T- Starts with a dull, semisweet malt flavor profile. Mostly caramel malt, but not quite as sweet are most reds as far as caramel goes. Towards the middle of the drink there is a noticeable shift towards hop bitterness. The hops here aren't as bitter as they would be in a pale or IPA, but more of a musty, dull bitterness. Provides a good balance to the malts on the front end, but could be a little stronger.

M- Slick and on the thinner side of the body weight spectrum. Low to moderate level of carbonation, which was somewhat surprising. Easy to drink and sits light in the stomach.

Overall, this is your standard, everyday red ale. This is a beer that will keep the lights on and pay the bills everyday for a brewery. Nothing to blow you away, yet nothing to disappoint you. (1,184 characters)

Photo of TX-Badger
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish amber color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, caramel malt, amd some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a piney malty note. (169 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from Stringer_Bell- thanks! Appearance is a somewhat murky dark red with a thin layer of head the leaves thin lines of lacing. The aroma has a deep earthiness with grapefruit, wood, tea leaves, and rye. The taste starts with a malty sweetness which quickly gives way to deep earthy hop tones. Notes of caramel, rye, grass, grapefruit, and pine wood come through on the flavor. The taste is progressively bitter as it passes the palate and have the most bitter tones at the end. Mouthfeel is moderate with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this doesn't feature the brightness I would want with a centennial single hopped brew, this is a nice earthy and malt forward IPA. (690 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish amber hued with a fingernail of beige head covering the majority of the top. The taste is a blend of dark bready malt and citrus like Centennial hops. The malt is in the forefront. The hops appear more in the fade. The body is lightly sticky. (254 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Ferguson Brewhouse.

A: Served a nice amber color with an off-white head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma is a mixture of grapefruit and pine with a bit of caramel in the background.

T: Taste follows the aroma with a citrus bite and a bit of caramel sweetness. The bitterness is present trough out with and unexpected dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body and nice carbonation.

O: Interesting beer with lots of character. Most amber beers are really laid back but this one wants attention. Check it out. (520 characters)

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Reprise Centennial Red from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.