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Mikkeller Hop Series Centennial

 (RETIRED)
overall
93
88
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility of smelling and tasting the unique characteristics of each variety and hopefully helping to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each beer, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma and flavor and for dry hopping. All 19 varieties of single hop beers in this series were brewed the same week and with malts from the same batches and the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties.


1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
Amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy resin aroma, foral, caramel, citrus, mango nots, some hay. Fruity hop flavor, caramel, resin, hay, mango, some floral notes. Decent,beer.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
33 cl bottle 6.8% amber colour with small creamy head. Moderate bitter taste (56 ibu), spicy and citrus notes. Oily mouthfeel. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle from John’s Grocery in Iowa City, IA. Murky orange pour with a large foamy head. This seems like it was on the shelf for awhile - maybe that’s why they were having a blowout sale on these? Some citrus notes are still here, but there’s some dustiness and cardboard as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper with large beige head leaving lots of lace on the glass. Aroma is floral, citrus, resin, spicy, and light bready malt. Flavour is spicy, resin, citrus, mild-medium bitterness, bready, and a light malty sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2013
Grassy, pine, bit woody. Feels old, dusty too. Not so aromatic. Simple malt base, but that’s expected. Neh. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
Pours an orange beer with a good frothy white head. Smells fruity and a bit cheesy. Tastes citrus and grapefruit with a good bitter finish. Good average carbo with a thin body and a dry texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2013
330 ml bottle, enjoyed at Barcelona in a tasting of Centennial-Citra-Amarillo-Simcoe.
Pours a dark amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of floral hops, biscuit and resin. Flavour of biscuity malts, strong floral hops, resin, weak grapefruit and caramel. Medium bodied and a long, lingering bitter, resiny finish. Good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy amber body with a medium off-white head head. Nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and oranges. Flavour is like the aroma - the finish is slightly peppery and very bitter. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.A juicy, bitter IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at mikkeller vesterbro. Copper amber,medium head. Smells..floral hops, a little soapy, some stone fruit -peach / apricot, soft bread malts Tastes..a little more fruity than it smells, grapefruit and stone fruit, still some soap-ish flavour and a fair bit of bready malt.


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