Reprise Centennial Red | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Reprise Centennial RedReprise Centennial Red
BA SCORE
3.71/5
260 Ratings
Reprise Centennial RedReprise Centennial Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 12-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,915
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
260
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Highly infected.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.59/5  rDev -30.2%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's odd with 4 Hands BC - we get distribution here in PA, but it is scattered to the point that I CAN find some in PHL, some in LNC & still others were returnees with me from CHI. I dig the graphics on the CANs & I am anxious to CANduct a horizontal tasting/review of their CANned beers. When it is over, if you know of a CAN of theirs that I missed, let me know.

From the CAN: "Food Pairings [:] Sharp Cheddar - Grilled Beef"; "Red Ale Brewed with Centennial Hops".

Upon Crack!ing the CAN open, I began to get some slow foaming up through the vent. I let it go for a little while, but when it seemed unabating, I did a small Glug to allow it room to settle. Even a gentle Glug brought forth a finger of foamy, tawny head with good retention. The sticky lacing that was left in its wake was amazing to look at. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was a resinous, sticky mélange of honey, pine tar, grapefruit, breadiness and a fresh-picked earthiness. My mouth began to water uncontrollably. Mouthfeel was medium to full, probably due to the immense amount of carbonation. Taste was slightly spicy in terms of its bitterness, but also kind of minty, underlain by a light citrusiness. It really mirrored the nose in that there was a lot of flavor jammed into it. Finish was dry, spicy, lightly minty. Not only could I drink this on a regular basis, but now my curiosity is really piqued as to drinking it with sharp Cheddar cheese. What a beer!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Centennial Red for 4 Hands is solid. It poured a clear rich amber with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was slightly bitter. The taste was evenly balanced with sweet biscuit and bitter citrus hop. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I liked it.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Grandmother, what big, red hop cones you have. Ahem, anyway, this stuff pours a clear russet-amber topped by a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises caramel, pine resin, light grass, and a hint of vinyl coming from the creepy old hipster's room in the back of the place. The taste is basically a showcase of resin, occasionally allowing itself to be dipped in caramel for the sake of variety. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, not a bad Centennial-based red, though that vinyl bit in the smell and the very real one-note flavor character drag it down for me.

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Photo of BMart
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Reprise Centennial Red from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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