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Beachwood Hop Ninja DIPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Ka pow! Hop Ninja is an in-your-face West Coast double IPA. Hop flavors slice their way through a base of American 2-row malt kissed by caramel malt. Quadruple dry hopping with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Columbus creates an aroma that skillfully takes your olfactory senses hostage. A dry finish masks the sneak attack of 8.9% ABV.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17636) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with weak piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head. S: An intense hop aroma to this one. Lots of citrus hops and perhaps even more pine. A strong herbal hop aroma, too, with lots of grapefruit peel. Just a touch of grass, a little bit of malt on the back end. T: Intense resinous and oily pine flavors. Decently bitter without being overly so. Citrus peel and grapefruit hop flavors and a light herbal note. Slight malt sweetness in there somewhere. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. O: Another solid hoppy beer from Julian/Beachwood. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured aclear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9968) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at Beachwood, Long Beach, 17/04/14. Clear golden orange with a moderate off white swirl and edgework. Nose is bitter citrics, pine, red grapefruit, juicy hops. Taste comprises grapefuit, pine, bitter orange pith, light spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, agressive hop bitterness in the close. Solid West coast DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Light orange pour. Whitish head. Julian strikes again! Grapefruit peel, tropical fruit, caramel sweetness in the nose. Flavor is an insane blend of citrus hops, resin, caramel and light bready notes. YES!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours apricot gold. Nose and taste of resin, peach, pine, grapefruit and bready caramel malt. Slightly perfumy. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Keg ][ Beachwood Long Beach ][ 5oz ][ $3-4 ][ Mini Stange ][ 5/11/14 ]
>> Pours clear orange, good white foam. Ridiculous lace. High carbonation. Nose is salty, floral, sugary tangerine. Taste is dusty, stale. Disappointing. Palate is chalky dusty. Slight white alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
On tap at BAM Fest. Pours with a lightly hazed orange hued body with a small white head. Aromas are extremely dank, fruity, citrusy, orange and a bit grassy. Minimal malt character. Flavors are very fruity, dank, citrus, grassy. Fresh and awesome. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit edges. Very nicely bitter balance without being overbearing in the slightest. Lively bubbles, dry, with a very light caramel character. Really good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6927) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft citrus, wheat on the nose. Big citrus, lots of soft malt. Crisp, hoppy. Long grapefruit on the finish. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Drank in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sticky white head. A big citrus nose, some light Amarillo. The flavor is sweet, grassy, lemons, pretty dry. Smooth. Easy to drink.


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