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Centennial - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 21
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-12-2013

The master Nunzino from the Hop Head Farms school has allowed Centennial to grow into a formidable shadow warrior. This hop has tons of clean floral, pine, and citrus notes. As always, it's best consumed fresh.
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 149.

Appearance - Burnt orange amber. Small white head. Thin collar.

Taste - Grapefruit. Some orange. Very grapefruity though. Malty caramel. Astringent strange aftertaste.

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The pine smacks me in the face. It's extremely fresh and woodsy. Lighter notes of orange and caramel.

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a: Slightly hazy dark copper. Thick, frothy white head

s: some orange. juicy citrus hops. sweet caramel malts

t: piney hops & pine resin are dominant. Most bitter ninja I've had. Seem to be some citrus notes but they seem to be watered down to me.

m: light carbonation with a very dry finish. medium body

o: This is like Stone RuinTen jr to me - piney hop bitterness extraordinaire. However, Stone is much better to me overall. If you can't find RuinTen then this one should satisfy your dry & bitter DIPA needs.

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Centennial from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.