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Reprise Centennial Red - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7%

07-20-2013 22:14:30 | More by nmann08
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

01-17-2013 05:26:16 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
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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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -30.7%
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 -10.4%
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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-01-2013 17:05:32 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-02-2013 06:43:10 | More by MarkyMOD
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-16-2013 21:34:33 | More by InspectorBob
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 03:08:46 | More by brandoman63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

06-22-2013 02:36:54 | More by Gonzoillini
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Tone

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-16-2012 16:44:28 | More by xnicknj
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-03-2014 18:03:27 | More by scruffwhor
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-06-2012 01:06:02 | More by rolltide8425
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 01:47:26 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-09-2012 01:00:03 | More by bsuedekum
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-04-2014 01:21:01 | More by enelson
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-26-2013 22:15:20 | More by Whiskeydeez
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -4%
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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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
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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birchstick

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Reprise Centennial Red from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.