Centennial Ale | Lengthwise Brewing Company

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Centennial AleCentennial Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lengthwise Brewing Company
California, United States
lengthwise.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mark on 07-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
16.84%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of chippo33
1/5  rDev -74.1%

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
2.86/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wasn't very impressed with this. After having ale ya, I guess I expected better. Rather boring tasting, nothing about the hop profile jumps out at you.

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Photo of ACB
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yesdog
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery into a pint glass, the beer presents with a light golden-copper color, much brighter and lighter than most IPAs. There was no head to speak of. The beer had a tangy hops smell, and gave hints of impending bitterness in the drink itself. The brew did not disappoint. There was a blend of malt and hops flavors, with a bitter, hoppy aftertaste, typical of an IPA. On an interesting note, there was a spicy undertone to the beer, which was very trace and hard to pinpoint (black pepper was my best guess). The beer was light bodied in mouth, and almost seemed to wilt a bit. That, combined with the pepper-y undertones made this one a tough drink, and I typically love a good IPA. I can absolutely appreciate the uniqueness of the brew, but I would not go out of my way to seek this out again.

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Photo of ojclark
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From sample glass at brewery. Slightly cloudy amber-orange color. Toward the dark end of the color spectrum for a typical IPA. Slight off-white head with fine carbonation in glass. Muted hoppy aroma with some crystal malt notes.

Fairly sharp bitterness in flavor bordering on astringent. Strong flavors of darker crystal malts. Bitterness and astringency in finish as well

Puckering mouthfeel from moderate astringency. Slickness in finish as well, although i didn't taste or smell diacetyl. Moderate carbonation. Medium body.

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Photo of charlzm
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed January 22nd, 2011 at Caveman Cavey's Pizza in Frazier Park, CA.

Clear dark honey/gold beer. Plenty of carbonation though virtually no head.

I'm going to take a wild guess that what I'm smelling is Centennial hops - citrusy, oily. Fleeting note of crystal malts in the nose.

The beer tastes ever so slightly sweet and is substantially piny and bitter. A trace of crystal/caramel malt and a white pepper component as well.

Slightly watery on the tongue with a clean finish (save for the agreeable, long lasting bitterness).

Not stellar, but certainly quaffable, this went well with a spicy pizza and I would order it again under the same circumstances.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of tmaury
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark amber body supporting a thin ring of white bubbles.

Smell: A full hoppiness commands the aroma with notes of spice, citrus, pine, and even grass. Only a slight caramel maltiness beneath.

Taste: Caramel maltiness, lightly sweet, and quickly cleansed away by a blast of spring water. Then come to prominence, bringing the same components as with the aroma and a medium-high bitterness that lasts well into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine, finely bitter India Pale Ale.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow/slightly red in color, slightly cloudy with a small head. Smells of hops, hops, and more hops. Did I say hops? First sip is a trip to hop heaven. A malty backbone nicely compliments the strong hops. A strong bitter finish with above average carbonation. A fine showing.

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Photo of Mark
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bartender told me this beer gets the most calls in the pub. Color was a medium amber with a good tan head that laced the glass nicely. The taste lacked something for me and might need some adapting to. The hopping was very sharp and not at all piney or citrusy like most western IPA's. I was wondering if I had it to close on the heels of the Triple Hop Red, and my taste buds were dulled. Any way, mouthfeel good and drinkability is tops according to the clientele. Probably a much better beer than I'm giving it credit for. I'll try it again if I can in the future.

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Photo of sleazo
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A_Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a huge soapy head. The head manages to retain its size and shape fairly well. Sheets of lace cling to the sides of the glass like spider webs.

S_A fairly even blend of malty biscuit dough and piney hops. The symetry is nice but I like a bit of a hoppier edge to the style.

T_The hops stand out a bit more here as the finish is sufficiently pine soaked bitter. The rest of the flavour mimics the smell to a strong degree. A bit of fruity yeast comes into play wit a bit of warmth.

M_Slightly thicker than average with a bit of carbonation lost via the grolwer. It would be more aggressive freshly poured I would imagine.

D_A good west coast IPA. Well made and easy to drink.

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Photo of AleHunter805
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of hbchrisg
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Endocador
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Clem319
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wallbj
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Centennial Ale from Lengthwise Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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