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When ninjas take a break from their battles with the mythical unicorn, they like truly embrace their inner hop head. This particular ninja has chosen to walk the path of the Centennial hop. Absolutely loaded with Centennial hops, this imperial IPA is brimming with juicy hop character from nose to palate. Enjoy a break from life’s own battles with a Centennial Ninja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (562) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Sweet and citrusy, with a mild flavor of pine and grass. This beer is kind of like Bell’s Two Hearted on steroids. Very good, and a nice balance of sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours deep orange golden with small white head. Nose is pine, citrus, light caramel malt. Flavor is nicely bitter, nicely balanced and a pretty good showcase of the centennial hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Recent bottle from 20 West. Looks great with a cloudy light orange body and lots of bubbly head. However, only mild hop aroma, and understated citrus taste - though palate erasing.Still decent drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10658) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours copper with off white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, resin, pine and juicy citrus. Slightly dry finish. medium body. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1485) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle pours copper color. Nose pine and resin hop. Taste grapefruit up front. Mid palate bitter lingers through the finish. Some sweetness followed by mango and papaya.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy floral citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sticky citrus, resin, caramel malt, herbal notes, the hops leave a lasting bitterness on the palate. I like the beer, but wouldn’t want to do a bomber of it myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by a local rater. Mostly hazy darker amber color. Minimal bubbly white head, no lace really sticks. Awesome biscuity caramel malt profile. Great piney, citrusy, dank centennial hop nose, and good resiny hop finish. Smooth, crisp, light carbonation, more dry finish, bigger body. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. No hint of the alcohol. Very tasty and easy drinking. Great centennial showcase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5567) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, tropical fruit, and grapefruit. It pours a mostly transparent dark amber/copper with a touch of haze and a small off-white head that leaves a good amount of soapy webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with with tropical fruits and a touch of sweet citrus. The finish is moderate-heavy grapefruit with just a hint of lemon. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a very dark amber, almost brownish color with a finger length of an off-white head that goes away slowly and leaves behind a thick ring of lacing. Decent carbonation coming off the glass. Smells like centennial hops should. Tons of floral, some resinous pine, a tropical fruit that I can’t put my finger on, some grapefruit, and lemon. Also get a hint of toffee and light breadiness. Tastes like it smells. Starts with some hoppy grapefruit and floral notes. Then the middle brings lots of malts to balance the increasingly big hop flavors. Big notes of toffee and breadiness. The finish brings more grapefruit, lemon, floral, tropical fruit, toffee, little breadiness, and lots of resinous pine. Just a tinge of alcohol, but it is well integrated into the beer and goes well with the astringent hop flavors. The astringent pine and floral are the two flavors that coat the mouth and linger on the palate. High medium body that’s very creamy from the malts and oily, resinous, and sticky from the hops. Well balanced with a great showing of the centennial hop, which is becoming standard for Pipeworks.

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