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Centennial Single Hop IPA with Lemon and Pine notes
This golden brew is light-bodied and easy drinking with a massive dose of Centennial varietal character. This beer showcases dominant flavors of Meyer Lemon, Evergreen, with a pleasant lingering bitterness on the finish. A very bright and brilliant sun-gold color in the glass, with a frothy cap of white foam.
Centennial is the first hop for our Single Hop Series. We selected this hop as it’s had such a prominent place in the American Craft brewing world. Originally released in 1990 and named for the Centennial Celebration of the State of Washington, Centennial is referred to as “Super Cascade” due to its huge citrus and pine profiles. An extremely versatile hop that is fitting in both early boil additions for bittering, and late kettle additions to accentuate its delicious aroma and flavor character.
While this beer remains light, it has enough bitterness and backbone to be a great pairing for a wide variety of foods. For mains, seek out Al Pastor tacos with fresh cilantro and onion. For a cheese pairing, look at the softer almost citrus character of Chèvre. For dessert, Lemon Meringue Pie will line up with the citrus notes in the beer beautifully.
The most popular American craft beer style. They range in ease of drinking (session) from easy to quite huge knock-you-out-of-your-chair flavor and alcohol. Hop flavor is medium to very high and should reflect an American or New World hop character, such as citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness. Malt flavor should be low to medium-low and is generally clean and grainy-malty although some light caramel or toasty flavors are acceptable. Low yeast-derived fruitiness is acceptable but not required. Dry to medium-dry finish; residual sweetness should be low to none. The bitterness and hop flavor may linger into the aftertaste but should not be harsh. A very light, clean alcohol flavor may be noted in stronger versions. Maybe slightly sulfury, but most examples do not exhibit this character.