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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (183) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Light amber/golden that is very hazy. Half finger of off white head that remains a thick cap. Moderate lacing and carbonation. Nose is all citrus. A ton of grapefruit and pineapple. A lot of tropical fruits balance out the citrus. A very prominent hop presence. Mouth is almost identical. A ton of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and lemon zest. Very hoppy and bitter. Absolutely delicious.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2232) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to pantanap. This is fantastic, the hops are floral and citrusy, with a waxy/resinous bittering. The malts profile is clean with light bready notes. I could drink a lot of this, very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2014 bomber at Hopleaf on 4/19/14
Large, bottle conditioned-induced white head is well retained atop a somewhat hazy apricot-peach colored body with plentiful carbonation.
Full-on lush, leafy hoppiness seems fresh and very unfined. Especially fresh. Amarillo hops are pretty touchy and here we have tons of tangerine and light cherry notes with touches of marmalade and only a hint of pine on the end. Seemingly well-attenuated with only some light white bread and a hint of caramel. A touch of yeastiness, but it’s passing and the lovely hop extraction more than outshines it. As well, the alcohol is shockingly well-hidden for this level.
The flavor is a fruit cocktail of cherry, lime, grapefruit and plentiful but not overdone honey and light caramel malt sweetness. Well-balanced and with an appropriate bitterness drying out the finish and giving it a pleasant zestiness, all with tight, engaging carbonation helping to clear the palate. Some touches of yeast blandness here and there and maybe tending a touch too astringent/dry (gasp!) at times, but the hop flavor is incredible, the production on the beer is top-notch and yet it still retains its fresh, unfiltered feel to it. Really easy drinking and aside from just a hint of pine sap building up by the end of the bottle, quite free from that menace.
I’m sad I didnt try more pipeworks beers while I was in Chicago, but there’s always next time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bomber shared with Zachary and Brandon, pours a burnt orange color with a nice creamy head. Nose is sweet and citrusy, with a predominance of pineapple and passion fruit. Taste is hoppy, bitter sweet, well blended with strong citrus flavors, pineapple and passion fruit. Ends on the same tasting notes with a moderate long citrusy bittersweet finish. Plain cannot go wrong with a Pipeworks. From Archer Liquors, Chicago. Quaff Score 9 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1322) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a darker orange with a white head and sweet aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bittersweet, lots of bitter hops, grapefruit, resin, sweet citrus and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Another great hop feature in the ninja series

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1232) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Gold with an off white head. Light, tropical fruits and hops. Pit fruits and tangerine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1113) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
Deep gold. Good nose of pine and resin, spiciness, light citrus. Malty, but with clean hop finish. Great balance. Light dustiness to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a tasty amarillo finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marco_Gtz (8) - Vacaville, California, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Acquired in a trade. 22 oz bomber poured into a snifter. Nice hoppy DIPA but the bitterness didnt linger for me like some tend to making it very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at West Lakeview. Pours a clear copper orange with an off-white head. Aromas of peach and pine, difficult to pick up because of a cold. Taste is on the bitter side of balanced but not crazy as far as I can tell anymore. Pretty good but Citra shines over the rest.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Batch 345 346 so pretty fresh 3/6/2014 .. Hazy golden orange pour with a thin white bubbly/soapy head and very light sticky lacing .... aroma of citrusy oranges and some grapefruit with a hint of floral and light caramel malt .... taste is of bitter rindy citrus fruits, orange and grapefruit mostly, some floral hops with a sugary caramel malt to it .... mouthfeel is bitter and a little slick with a lively hop bite that lingers into a long bitter finish .... abv hidden pretty well .... solid and tasty stuff


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