Centennial | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,217
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
256
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by sleuthdog:
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3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #149 poured into 7venth Sun tulip

Pour: Copper orange and a pillowy eggshell head dissipating quickly and leaving really only a small amount of lacing.

Smell: Pine is what is first and foremost in this Ninja offering. Resinous, oily and quite hoppy but only a touch of what I'd consider citrus notes. I get a bit of orange and maybe grapefruit.

Taste: Again like the nose the pine and oily like resin hops dominate. This is much more bitter than any of the other in the Ninja series. Dry with a slight grass and am getting some bread malt in this too.

Mouthfeel: Medium, bitter and dry. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is my least favorite of this series. I can appreciate it but yet not as good as the others I have had so far.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a dense white head which leaves heavy lacing. Nose starts with ripe green herbal centennial hops. This is intertwined by a graham crack malty base with plenty of caramel as well as dryness on the nose. Taste features fruity hops that range from notes of grapefruit and melon to pine and more resinous bitter notes. The mid palate has a nice sweet grainy profile, this all comes together with a very dry finish that leaves little lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderate with high level of carbonation. It is unfortunate to say this is the first I have tried from the Ninja series, but it is certainly a tasty brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Mouthfeel - Very malty. Bitter. Booze? Some astringent flavor.

Overall - Not impressed by this series so far.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent apple juice colored body with a quarter inch of off white head. No lacing.

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

Holy hell it's bitter. Resinous pine dominates. The caramel malt adds light support but it is weighted heavily on the bitter side.

Full and creamy mouthfeel. It is slightly astringent.

Another great ninja from Pipeworks. Definitely the most bitter and abrasive, but still awesome.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of larryarms847
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light rusty copper with a finger of off-white foam.

Floral and citrusy character dominates, with a bit of grassy pine.

Light citrus, pine, floral/herbal notes, and a little bit of lemongrass.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, piney, bitter, floral.

Overall, not the greatest in the NvU series but worth a shot.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jaycase
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #149

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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Centennial from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 256 ratings
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