Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a light beige (chai latte) medium creamy head. Floral and grassy hoppy aroma with a touch of lemon and some ammonia and wet cardboard. The flavour has more piney and grassy hops with some dust and alcohol in the end. Lighter mouth feel than expected and is slick, and a heavy increasing bitterness. Nice aroma, but the flavour feels to unbalanced between malt and the amount of bitterness. A true hop head would maybe disagree.
Holmen1 (2275) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: den femtende denne kvelden av i alt 19 i serien, og med sine 56 IBU var denne en av de lettere. Deilig aroma og smak av søtlige frukter (Coop tropisk juice-fornemmelse) med llime og sitron. Kanskje litt for mye av det gode?
HoppyBudgie (640) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wet pine, grapefruit in nose. Caramel, herbal, catty in taste (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (discounted) from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.) in Athens. Caramel and some kind of fruit juice. Slightly cloudy copper color, with a 1-cm head. Quite sweet initial / hops emerge with a vengeance, with some toffee in the background / finished with a small hop burn, and the balances. Thin-medium body. Pretty good. The balance has held up here. Centennial seems to be a hardy fellow.
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep murky orange-brown body. Massive foamy off-white head. Sweet, almost what I associate with sticky, classic US brewpub IPA. Piny, syrup covered grapefruit. Accentuates the caramel malt notes...or maybe that is the earthy tone from the dry hopping. Centennial tastes like 1990s IPA to me. Captures a nice fruit tone, approaching a black, purple fruit undercurrent. I can see why they don’t filter this series, but once again, this is very malt forward and yeasty.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 19th. Medium orange, Aroma of caramel and primarily grapefruit citric hops. Flavor is a match. Nice. Still think I would reach for a Two-Hearted before this one if I want to really highlight Centennial.
Japalo (1091) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Amber hazy. Beige two finger foam. Pine fresh resin aromas. Some green grass as well. Moderate bitterness. Medium finish. Nice expected more citrus maybe its evaporated.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Slightly hazy amber with small particulate and faint offwhite head. Smells and tastes of old musty earthy hops similar to the cascade, but more stinky. Faintly citrus, but that has faded for the mostpart. More sweet and ’reddish/orange’ flavor. Pretty good.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rosehip nose. Clear amber with floaties, medium head. Rosehip flavor, some cracker notes. About what I expected, albeit not terribly fresh.
tia (852) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RG 19. Bottle. Hazy orangey with thin head and moderate lacing. Grapefruity and a hint of caramel. Sweet and then pithy. Moderate bitter finish.