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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: 188   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2376) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
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?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Wet pine, grapefruit in nose. Caramel, herbal, catty in taste (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2076) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4334) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1157) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3766) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Rosehip nose. Clear amber with floaties, medium head. Rosehip flavor, some cracker notes. About what I expected, albeit not terribly fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
RG 19. Bottle. Hazy orangey with thin head and moderate lacing. Grapefruity and a hint of caramel. Sweet and then pithy. Moderate bitter finish.


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