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Mikkeller Hop Series Centennial

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (716) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 9, 2013
Color: nice clear amber beer with medium carbonization and big white head and small particles. Smell: hops, grass, caramel, sugar, floral noise. Taste: nice hops explosion, strong and complete! Really tastefull with grasse and floral taste ! Aftertaste: nice wet bitterness but not so strong, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
In short: A floral and citrusy-acidic IPA with heavy cookie maltiness. Good.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed a few weeks after purchase, as fresh I can get Mikkeller in North-America.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a large beige head with medium retention.
In long: The pleasantly hoppy nose is floral and citrusy. Taste has a big malt backbone, plenty of toasted cookies, a bit grainy, crunchy dried fruits. Assertive floral and citrusy hops pushing forward grapefruits, clementines, garden flowers, lemons. A bit too much of a yeast presence than I like to feel in an IPA. Bitterness level of medium intensity with citric acidic undertones. Tasty IPA, decent beer even if a bit too yeasty and citric for my taste. Some people are giving this beer a good rating, some people are giving this beer a bad rating, but the absolute worst thing about ratebeer these days is that a French Canadian dude can come on this site and affirm knowing what is the absolute worst thing about ratebeer these days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber beer, stable white head. Nose: quite fruity, some yeast. Taste: this hop doesn’t give much ’extra’, quite sweet, little honey like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1334) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
Sampled as part of a hop education class. Very earthy compared to Williamette, Bravo, and Nugget. Not overly hoppy or bitter. Compared to the other 3, my least favorite, although a solid body in mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1291) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2763) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Wet pine, grapefruit in nose. Caramel, herbal, catty in taste (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2283) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4697) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3361) - 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.

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