Monday, September 30, 2013

HUB IPX Single Hop Centennial

Type: IPA
Origin: Portland, Oregon
Price: $5.59 per 22 oz
ABV: 6.0%
NSP: 6.98

Upon moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have been seeing HUB beer everywhere. I was a bit reluctant to try them due to being a fully organic brewery, which sounds like a good thing, but most of the organic brews have tasted off. HUB is definitely the exception to the rule, and I have yet to have a beer from them that wasn't enjoyable.

Single hop beers I have had quite a few, but I haven't made a diligent effort to note differences between the different varietals. This one has a very powerful grapefruit citrus nose that is an absolute delight. The taste: more grapefruit, with a bit of coriander coming through. It is a mighty fine IPA, and a definite must try. Everything is balanced right, and I will definitely need to try out the other varieties HUB puts out.

P.S. Here is a website that describes all the hop differences in a nice little chart. The description for Centennial is exactly the character of this beer.

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