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Centennial Martyr Double IPA | Thr3e Wise Men

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104 Ratings

Brewed by:
Thr3e Wise Men
Indiana, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by DrewskiWhit:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of mynie
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On "cask," which is like a cask but not really a cask. It's hand pumped but also CO2 assisted and refrigerated. So, basically it's like a flat draw from a regular keg.

Looks fine, though. And smells nice for the the style: big green hops, solid bready malt backbone, no off nodes of syrup or anything like that.

Tastes hoppy up front, bready near the middle, and then at the end there's this weird, sticky tanginess that's bizarre and lightly unpleasant. Dude behind the bar said it was because of the honey they add to the brew while oaking it(??), but even then it tasted off. Anyhow, I couldn't place it, but it damn near ruins the beer.

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Photo of harrymccallister
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of psmith161
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AaronHomoya
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This batch claimed to be made with clover honey and the Falconer's Flight hop blend. The appearance is an orange-amber color. A bit cloudy. Minimal head. Smell is nice and hoppy. Floral and citrus. The flavor was the best part. Hop flavor, some honey and caramel malt sweetness. Very smooth and not terribly bitter. Mouthfeel was nice and not too thick or syrupy. Overall, this was a nice DIPA that with a bit of refinement could be excellent.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JamesS
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a great deep copper color with some decent lacing, but little head. Very nice deep malt scent, huge backbone, and a good citrus/floral aroma. Great flavor! It has a wonderful deep thick malt to go with a huge amarillo hop flavor; there is a very nice additional honey sweetness in there as well (made with Hunter's Honey from Martinsville, IN). Goes down really well, with just a bit of alcohol heat. Great stuff!

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewery. Chalkboard says 7.4 abv and 92 ibu. Also says reg DIPA brewed on 10/6; not sure if that applie to the cask.
Pours a deep honey amber/brown. Hazy. Thick white head and lacing remains throughout the drink.
Smells hoppy, floral, and slight citrus notes.
Tastes pretty darn good! Smooth as butter and very drinkable. Sweet hops, honey, and floral. I'm really enjoying this one.

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Photo of vw73182
2.44/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Heard a lot of good things about this beer so I was very excited to try it.

The color of the beer is not all what you would expect from DIPA at all. It resembles more of a American Pale Ale huge and also shares a similar flavor profile. Smell I didn't really get a whole lot out seems there is a lot more bittering hops than flavor and aroma hops.

Not the worst beer of the style I've drank but there are plenty better. Hopefully they will refine the recipe and this will improve.

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Photo of NateWido
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of poogas
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of robwestcott
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured cold from the tap at the brewpub a dark cloudy copper to a 6oz taster with a 1/2 finger off white head

subtle aroma of grassy hops and caramel(?)

subtle hops forward for the style balanced nicely with a semi sweet honey. caramel also evident.

medium bodied, big carbonation, subtle bitter.

nice take on the style, enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of zimm421
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of vanillacokaine
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Lukafer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a finger of off white head that doesn't stay around long and leaves little lacing. I get some hops at the front of the nose, followed by sweet caramel malts, more malts than hops for a DIPA but still smells pretty good. I taste hops then malts and a little green apple, with a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability is pretty high. Not a bad DIPA but definitely not great. Hopefully they'll tweak the recipe to make it more hop forward, overall a decent attempt.

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Photo of ridglens
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of aasher
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew was brought over via growler for the Super Bowl. It looks superb and is one of the darkest, cloudiest DIPAs I've ever seen. The aromas are very wet, have a very floral hoppyness, and a nice sweet malt backbone. The beer features almost a 50/50 split between hops and malt. After awhile it started to smell like used mop water and the hops aren't as featured as I'd like. I don't know how this one started so well then finished in a wet and dirty manner. It drank ok, a hoppy malty blend that features both in a piny but sticky manner.This beer is VERY fresh yet doesn't have that much carbonation. It drinks very smooth for a DIPA and is is medium to light in body. It drinks pretty well but it doesn't really impress. This beer needs some work.

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Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cosmonick
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of einman
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cpolking
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a medium-dark brown with orange-amber in color. It is cloudy and slightly translucent, but not transparent. There is a small light brown head that leaves very light lacing down the glass.

It is only lightly carbonated. The aroma is fruity, spicy, with a rye-like maltiness.

The taste is plum jam and a bit of dark cherry jam on a rich, toasted, biscuity scone. The malt is deep and rich, toasted and nutty as the beer goes along. There is a slight sweetness, then the spiciness from the aroma is apparent, just before a suddenly dry and bitter finish. The flavors are all apparent in the aftertaste and as it progresses, some tobacco and strong iced tea with lemon are noted. This is a beer chock full of flavors.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Centennial Martyr Double IPA from Thr3e Wise Men
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 104 ratings