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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Hop Centric is one of a series of special limited-run beers in styles that are more extreme or unusual. This one is a real hop blast, dripping with the resiny soul of fresh Northwest hops. Donít come crying to us if itís too much for you; this oneís for hopheads only! And get it now, cause when itís gone, itís gone. Boo hoo. 22.7 Plato 100.1 IBU


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2005
an dark orange color w/ a small large bubbled white head decent lacing. Big citrus hop aroma pieces of orange rind and some grass hop too also a maltiness that is subdued and hides behind the hop. palate is oily and well coated. Flavor is a dry grass hop lots of grapefruit and a very light orange and carmel malt. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2644) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle, from Julioís. Good nose, sweet. Pine, orange, grapefruit. Hazy brownish orange color, small head that faded quickly. Bittersweet flavors, like aromas with a weedy, grassy, grapefruit (more like the rind than the fruit) dominating, some soapiness too. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Bitterness was an odd one for me,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Hazy orange-auburn. Nose hoppy, citric and sweet. Flavor is hoppy, citrus and a bit of perfume, some caramel sweetness. Somewhat soapy. Undercarbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Cloudy golden appearance with a quickly diminishing head. Some fruit, but mostly herbal aroma. Subtle sweetness in the flavor. At the bottom for its style, but still a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2005
[bottle] Big grapefruit aroma along with mild hops. Pours a cloudy reddish orange with a tiny head. Flavors are grapefruit bitterness up front with nice caramel malts to finish. Enjoyable, and probably underrated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2005
from the bottle. poured a cloudy orange with a small of white head that didnít last very long with lots of floaties. aroma when I 1st popped the cap the hops jump right out of the bottle, nice blend of caramel, orange, malts and grapefruit. flavor not as hoppy as I was hoping for but not to bad. did get a hint of malt and grapefruit. with a touch of alcohol. not to bad took care of the hop craving I was having

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2789) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled. A big northwestern hop smell, all right. Pours a hazy orange, and by coincidence, a light orangey malt flavor amid the hop bitterness. Donít know how old this one is, but the fresher hop notes have subsided to a general bitterness, except for a piney gassiness. Some alcohol is apparent. Needs more malt to balance out, but well worth finding.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle - smells like brew day - what could be bad about that? Iím guessing Chinooks and Cascades and a lot of them. Light amberish body with minimal white head. Iím a little disappointed with the flavor. It is bitter - which is great! But it is just pretty straightforward. Not real exciting or complex. Quite a bit of alcohol comes through. Overall not bad, but not real great either and certainly not as good as Iíd hoped. I think Iíll stick to Hercules!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Orangish copper with some small tan head and fizz. Aroma is typical IPA hops- grapefruit and pine. Not much else going on. Taste is some hops and a good bit of sweetness. Pretty one dimensional. Defintely not an IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Nice. Reminds me of Great Divideís IPA. Strong. Good hops. I hope this isnít a limited run. Itís the kind of beer I need to drink as Fall approaches.


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