Mikkeller Centennial Single Hop IPA – American IPA at 6.9% ABV | 100 IBU

Mikkeller Centennial Single Hop IPA American IPA at 6.9% ABV | 100 IBU (C$4.85 at Liquor Crossing Red Deer, 330 ml, best before 26-Feb-2016, acquired 24-Aug-2016, reviewed 27-Sep-2016)

Appearance: hazy medium amber with one fat finger of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: resiny pine, caramel, grapefruit pith, candied fruits. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (7/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry warming and lingering bitter finish. (3/5)

Yes, another dusty shelf turd, but “only” seven months past its BB date, so that hardly counts, right? This higher ABV and high bitterness certainly seems to have protected it to some extent, and it’s still hop forward – hell, even a hop bomb. It’s possible the malts and fruit flavours have turned a little darker, perhaps, but hard to tell. Still lots of fun, but not for the faint of heart. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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