Single Hop Imperial IPA (Centennial) - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Centennial DIPA from Flying Dog is a bright golden shaded beer with some bright bronze tints. A nice firm cap of egg shell colored foam up top leaving some significant lace. Tight little bubbles, an nice looking active beer. Smell is a mix of earthy pine resin mixed in with light citrus. Some orange pops in with faint lemon and some juicyfruit scent. A puff of pale malt backing, faint caramel, and a smidge of alcohol with warming. This is a great DIPA, not being extremely impressed with many FD IPA's this is smooth with a mix of tropic fruit, pine, pale and crystal malt, a nice mix. Reminds me of Hop Wallop with some west coast influence and a bit more alcohol. Body is a big medium approaching full for the style, yet not syrupy. Carb is there and felt with some alcohol in the end. If I can find some fresh bottles of this I'll be sure to pick some up.
12-23-2012 04:09:06 | More by BARFLYB
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is clear honey-orangey-amber with a sudsy 1-finger whitish head that retains well. Some good thick legs of lace on the glass.
S: Sweet caramel malt is surprisingly the dominant characteristic on the nose. Also some orangey citrus, but that's about it.
T: Sweet caramel malt foundation with some bread dough malt as well. Orangey citrus and some alcohol at the finish remind me of Southern Comfort. Also Stoudt's DIPA comes to mind with the orange flavors. Despite initial sweet impression, it finishes with a decent lemony hoppy bitterness that lingers on the palate as a slightly drying sensation as it battles with the sweeter tones. Heat from ABV felt in the belly, but for 10% it doesn't overwhelm on the palate.
M: Slightly syrupy; call it medium in heft with a thick, low-carbonation feel.
O: Pretty good. At times it reminds me more of an American Barleywine than a DIPA given all the sweetness, but a good, dry bitter finish brings it back to DIPA-land.
12-19-2012 03:22:52 | More by Kendo
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
12oz brown bottle
LOOK: Clear shiny bronze, beautiful sudsy head
SMELL: Orange zest, vague mint, fresh cut grass, spicy, papaya, clean esters
TASTE: Light smoothness, slightly creamy, medium bodied, very orangey, peel, zest, pith, pulp, bread crust, ample bitterness, tropical fruit, nutty grain, hoppy drying finish
Love when breweries do single hop beers, here you get a full on attack of Centennial with a great base 10% abv beer and only balanced to style so it is very hop forward.
12-18-2012 04:05:08 | More by Jason
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
I really like the nose on this one; nice and pleasant. Flavor profile is smooth and easy going. Nice hop tones that never sway into obnoxious territory. Somewhat floral. Very mild sweet accents. Carbonation is mildly biting. This is a really good beer. I like this one a lot. Unfortunately, a lot of these single hopped beers really such (Mikkeller!!), but this one is bringing it proper. I dig. Where can I get the other ones?
12-12-2012 01:29:40 | More by RblWthACoz
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
A good hoppy beer, recent purchase from Capone's. Very orange citrus,with some lemon, up front hops, yet not a palate eraser. The malt adds to the taste. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel. Orange coloured body. Nice hop aroma.A little boozy.
12-09-2012 06:05:47 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Clear amber with one-finger, white, fizzy and creamy head that lasted a minute. Pretty good lacing.
S: Caramel malt and citrus hops. A bit mild at first, but wakes up as it warms.
T: Light to moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. The Centennial hops add really nice floral notes. I want to say this beer has an almost tea-like quality to it. The hops hide the 10% ABV really well too.
M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp.
O: Solid Imperial IPA all around. I like that it contains Centennial hops exclusively.
12-09-2012 02:13:55 | More by SolipsismalCat
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
So I was trying this beer for th first time after a Flying Dog Brewery Tour. Nothing like straight from the Factory flavor. Our tour guide said this beer was brewed in the same fashion as the Raging Bitch, but only using one hop variety "Centennial" unlike Raging Bitch which uses three different varietals in the brewing process.
The beer pour golden and is translucent. Ice cold. Carbonation was moderate to heavy like most Flying Dog Beers. During their process they force carbonation adding a little extra zip.
As for the aroma this compared to the other Single Hop Imperial IPAs was the most pungent. I thought it was the most bitter between the two others I tried Chinook and Citra. The taste was light in respect to other breweries that focus on Ales and was very crisp. I ended up buying a growler of the Single Hop Imperial IPA but preffered the Chinook.
11-20-2012 00:50:00 | More by Ryanm1
3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
Goldenrod with cratered creamy foam that trailers an lots of little floaties.
Honeysuckle and orange jam nose - juicy and pure Centennial. Honey and a whiff of booze, too.
Mango and Golden Grahams then big orange rind and nectar hops.
Pink grapefruit rind finish and bitter linger. Medium, chewy, sticky, a bit hot.
Yup, that's Centennial. Does this hop need to be showcased at this stage? And does it need a 10% beer to do it? IBUs aren't really there, partially because I think this is not a true dual purpose hop. And it is pretty sweet and boozy, so in the end hits too hard for the intricacy of the hop.
Plays a bit 2003 altogether. But what should I have expected from Flying Dog?
07-30-2012 15:35:09 | More by StJamesGate
4/5 rDev +2%
Copper color with an off white head of foam that clings to the glass all over. The nose is a little light, but sweeter and hoppy. A very balanced flavor with a buttery sweetness and more of a mellow bitterness. Hops add some earthy and grassy flavors. Very smooth and full feel. A really nice double ipa. Nice complexity, good overall beer.
06-13-2012 22:56:25 | More by jera1350
4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
A: Pours hazy orange with a rather large white compact head that sets into awsome lacings.
S: Syrupy sweet rich malt; dark dried fruits - tart. The alcohol is there but considering the ABV, well hidden. Lots of fruits; apples, red and green and lemons (of course). Grain. I must be insane but i can find a very mild, but still present fish-smell. The insane part is that I don't think it's a bad thing...
T: The first thing that comes to mind is that nothing stands out - how well-balanced can a beer be? Everything (that should be there) is there (read the Style-description), but nothing overpowers anything else. I love this!
M: Full body, light carbonation and medium-long bitter but also sweet aftertaste. Some warmth from the alcohol, eventhough you can't find the booze in it...
O: This is a pretty darn awsome beer. Well balanced. The alcohol is only obvious after you drink a few and tries to stand up. The best part is that everything that should be there is present but nothing overpowers anything else. This is one of the best DIPAs ever!
04-05-2012 18:27:29 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.08/5 rDev -21.4%
Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.
The Accidental Highway to Hell Tour keeps right on rollin'! This stop pours a clear straw-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises caramel, dark greens, light menthol, and very light lime. The taste holds notes of pine, buttery toffee, lime peel, and dark greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, this beer just didn't seem to have turned out all that well. Especially when compared with the other Centennial single hop IPA today (Mikkeller's), this one just came across as a muddled mess, with too much malt blending with off hops. Not a fan, myself.
11-09-2011 05:15:16 | More by TMoney2591
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
On tap at Churchills
A: Nice golden color with a slightly off white head.
S: A pretty nice floral hop aroma but it feels pretty faint to me. Not a whole lot else there except maybe a little citrus.
T: Some pine and citrus hops upfront with a bit of bready malt and caramel on the finish. The taste was definitely on the weak side and I was hoping for a bit more from this one.
11-07-2011 22:28:55 | More by notchucknorris
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Centennial) from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.