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Reprise Centennial Red - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | 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:
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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Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Highly infected.

djrn2, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

zestar, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +7.5%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +7.5%

nmann08, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

kylehay2004, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

zeff80, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.59/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

StonedTrippin, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
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

russpowell, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Rifugium, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

MarkyMOD, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

imperialking, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

InspectorBob, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Gonzoillini, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

brandoman63, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

rolltide8425, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Tone, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

scruffwhor, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

xnicknj, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bsuedekum, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

enelson, Mar 04, 2014
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3.98/5  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.

rfgetz, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

atlbravsrno1, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 26, 2013
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Reprise Centennial Red from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.