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Reprise Centennial Red - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Reprise Centennial RedReprise Centennial Red

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BA SCORE
85
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 12-21-2011)
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bnes09

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Orange-amber color. I had only poured about 3-4 ounces into my 12 ounce glass when the foam quickly rose to the brim of the glass. The head remained as bubble-bath, root beer float-like suds for several minutes after the pour, preventing me from consuming the beverage. Left dish detergent like lacing all over the glass.

Aroma of brown sugar, roasted almonds, with pine and dish soap.

Malt flavor hints at wheat toast. Touch of brown sugar sweetness. Then the hops take over with an aggressive and pungent laundry detergent flavor. Finishes with a rough, off-balances bitterness that never really leaves.

Medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

Purchased this beer from the closeout section of my local liquor store at $3.99. No freshness date on the bottle. To be fair, it was probably several months expired. Nonetheless, it was not a pleasant experience and I would not revisit it if it were free. Time to go pour the remaining 18 ounces down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 02:58:01 | More by bnes09
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red Ale
22 oz. long-neck brown "bomber" bottle; no apparent freshness dating
$5.99 @ Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA

4 Hands has let me down with the first beer I've tried from them. Looking at the bottle I noticed that the liquid level was way up in the neck of the bottle, about an inch below the cap. As it was cold and had not been jostled about I didn't think much of it though. Upon opening it the gushing began. I quickly got it into the kitchen sink where it spewed out quite a bit of it's contents. I was able to carefully pour a few ounces at a time, but for the most part it just foamed up. It was only after 10 minutes or more that I was able to get an almost full pint.

Holding it to the light I found it quite cloudy. I happened to have a Paulaner HefeWeizen sitting nearby and viewed them side-by-side. The 4Hands was by far more cloudy, meaning more yeast, which was later confirmed by the taste. That tenacious carbonation continued, and if I tilted the glass the stream of tiny bubbles racing forth resembled that of a Bavarian Hefe Weizen.

The flavor revealed a caramelish malt, a solid bitterness, and some piney-citrusy hops although their complexity was quite diminished by the solid presence of yeast.

Perhaps I just got a bad bottle. Perhaps it was the last one off of the line and a whole lot of yeast was carried over. In the past that might have been considered as OK, or perhaps even "charming" in the spirit of the microbrew movement, but it's not acceptable by today's standards. There's too much competition between small breweries, and only those that produce the best beers and practice the strictest quality assurance will thrive. If a brewery can't produce a bottle of beer that tastes as they've intended it to, then they probably should not bottle their beer. In the past I would have given them another try, but this time I'll put that money towards another brewery I haven't tried, or one that's tried and true.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 15:03:14 | More by NeroFiddled
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent copper with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention, slight hazeyness

S: Pineyness & breadyness

T: Pineyness, a touch of caramel, breadyness & grapefruit up front. Dryness, biscuitty malt, a hint of aspirin, more pine & breadyness, plus astringency once warm. Finishes with pine & grapefruit, plus woody hops, plus aspirin & biscuitty malt

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, thins out as this warms; okay balance at best

Started out like gangbusters, but just fell apart after it warmed up. Drinkable, but not one I would buy again, too disjoinnted

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 05:27:49 | More by russpowell
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy reddish amber with a big fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney grapefruity centennial hops with some sweet nutty malts.

The flavor is nutty malts with some fruity bitterness but subdued hop flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite watery.

Overall, a decent hoppy red.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 05:20:10 | More by Beaver13
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 23:51:27 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Tone

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 14:07:30 | More by Tone
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 03:43:44 | More by homebrew311
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure how old this beer is, but hope it's relatively fresh.
The beer pours a rusty brown with a generous amount of sticky off-white head. The nose is mildly bitter without sweetness. The taste presents all bite and no bark, all penetration and no foreplay...it's just a super bitter mess with none of the redeeming hop characteristics I look for in a good red ale. The mouthfeel is equally terrible as no caramel sweetness precedes or follows the bitterness...it's just grapefruit rind all day. I did not enjoy this beer and think it could use a lot more sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 04:10:54 | More by ThePorterSorter
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:08:12 | More by FanofHefe
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 20:31:39 | More by zeff80
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 21:45:45 | More by kylehay2004
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birchstick

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2012 00:18:12 | More by birchstick
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 00:40:41 | More by Vonerichs
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2012 08:34:06 | More by Rifugium
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 18:46:40 | More by GossageBrewery
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 20:12:40 | More by Chaney
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 18:05:37 | More by StonedTrippin
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 14:01:30 | More by rfgetz
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2012 01:26:06 | More by hooliganlife
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2012 02:40:30 | More by Monkeyknife
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 00:48:07 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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soju6

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 11:42:37 | More by soju6
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ejyoung

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 02:47:37 | More by ejyoung
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 20:45:04 | More by JoEBoBpr
Reprise Centennial Red from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.