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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Beachwood it has an orangish color with a nice head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste has a unique blend of hop bitterness with pine needles and some citrus. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldmanriver (58) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Another brilliant and dangerous creation, with all the west coastyness one could wish for. Pine Resin,mango,papaya, with a hint of malt to balance on. as delicious as it is and at 8.9% it sneaks up on you and kicks your ass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
A really competent Double IPA. I read somewhere that Avery Dugana is supposed to be a clone of Pliny the Elder... but the Ninja is the true heir to that throne. Nose is big with orange, rind and resin. The flavor profile is more dry than fruity, but there is some citrus underneath all that oily hop leaf. Thanks to Shyam for the growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10202) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3989) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Amazing beer. Wow. I live for west coast IPA and this sets a mark. Haven't heard of the brewery either. Cloudy orange pour with sticky white head. Taste of sweet tangerine grapefruit and even banana. Pretty bitter and hoppy. Delicious beer. Had this from draft at the Hollister brew house

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA. This dark golden pour has a nice hop flavor with a well balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Tap. Pours crystal clear amber, small creamy off white head, great lacing. Aroma is light citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is very light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily finish, alcohol well hidden. Nice DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
draft at The Festival, Portland, Maine. big bitter flavor, solid malty backbone. grapefruit, lemon notes. Really impressive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Tasted on tap at the 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/9/2013. This double IPA pours a light orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, orange and citrusy. A medium bodied Imperial India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral, a touch piney. Lots of orange. Nice balance between the malts and hops. Smooth, nice lingering bitterness. Very clean and dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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