arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Matt! Hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big orange, dank pine, grass, lots of caramel, toffee, hints of spice, finishing bitter. Taste is a mix of big bitter pine, grass, spice, slight caramel, toffee, finishing dry, slightly bitter, hints of weed, finishing very, very bitter, very dry. Good until the finish.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters displaying a murky, orangy amber, a fair layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was initial cattiness and resiny pungency, then some calming citrus, and mid-fruit sweetness. The flavor highlighted a very lingering and sharp hop bitterness, with some moderately tempering malt. Medium bodied, and dry as well as bitter on the finish. Respectable single hop brew.
jjgmd (1049) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliant light golden darker orange pour with a nice head. Nose is deep tropical fruit and absolutely pleasant. Taste is citrus, with a very balanced bittersweet taste. Finish is moderately bitter sweet, lingers and finishes on the same citrus notes. Gotta love the ninja series and Pipeworks. Bottle via Archer Liquors, Chicago. A great DIPA from a ( in my opinion ) premier microbrewer. quaff score 8 / 10
zgaier (1015) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden orange with a white head and nice, pleasant aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, pineapple, and hops. Taste is similar, bitter sweet with loads of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits, pine and a large hoppy character with a bitter, dry finish. Delicious, great DIPA featuring the centennial hop.
jkwood04 (2922) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of citrusy and resinous hops, plus a good caramel and pale maltiness to balance it out. Flavor strong of hops. Average to smooth texture. A really good imperial IPA.
changeup45 (1667) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 This is the first beer from Pipeworks Iíve tried. More to come! This has an orange-bronze color with a lasting off-white head that produces some lacing on the glass. A big grapefruit, floral, and tropical aroma, with perhaps a touch of grass as well. Tropical fruity hops are showcased in the flavor; pithy, and some grass notes too. Thereís firm, lengthy bitterness. The back end offers floral notes, lingering tropical fruit, while being moderately dry. Soft initially before turning slightly sticky, with just a touch of alcohol creeping in there. Itís sweetened by some light malt but the body is lighter than expected, making this go down fairly easily. Not an overly complex brew but very well done.
andyhwcinc (1258) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Bottles & Cans in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at my good friends place while watching Its Always Sunny. This is a citrus bomb of a brew! Appearance is a very cloudy gold with a rich lacy white head. Aroma is extremely hoppy, primarily of citrus hops, havenít smelled a brew this hoppy in quite a while. Taste is also hoppy, citrus bomb, goes down bitter with a light tartness, taste is pretty good. Overall, enjoyable brew, but heavily in one corner.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly hazy dark burnt orange with a finger of thick white head. Aroma is straight up citrus. Like juicy-fruit gum on crak. Loads of tropical fruit. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus with pineapple, grapefruit and some pine resin. Not as much malt as the other ninjas. Full bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, awesome. Another absolute homerun from pipeworks.
ryecatcher (539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber... drinking this one in honor of our great nation while listening to the neighborhood pyros with their annual barrage of mortars and whistling bottle rockets on July 4th (and because it was in the fridge). Pours a deep orangey gold, medium heaf that left nice lacing. Nose is citrus, some peach, and a slight pissy note. Mouth is medium bodied, pithy with grapefruit, peaches, lemon zest and some maltiness, some ashy notes towards the end (like it was oaked). Not my favorite of the íNinjaí series (that would have to be the Citra or the OG Uni vs. Ninja) but still a worthy brew from P-Dubs. To Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness indeed!
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Binnys (Bolingbrook, IL). Finally grabbed this and did the Ninja Set. Pours a nice darker amber orange hue, firmer haziness in this one with a dulled darker glow to it, a bit more dulled sunset on the edges and bottom. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a mellow layer, laces ok, sticks around small. Aromas are a firm hoppiness, more earthy and dry with florals and grass, some gentle lemon and rind, soap and a firm dryness on the nose. Little bit of sweetness from bready and gentle sweeter malt touch. A touch of gumball. Initial is a touch lighter in body that previous iterations, dry and hoppy up front, lighter smoother body. Dry florals, grass, and gentle lemon rind and pithy elements. A touch juicy but not complex. Instead staying powder dry into the middle and backend, touch of graham cracker faintly, bready malts. Backend shows rind and medium citrus element, nothing really juicy instead remaining quite dry overall. Florals, grass, a bit soapy. Dry and bitter finish tapers off showing some of that bready and gentle biscuity/graham feel. A bit odd and much different than the other iterations. Solid, I think overall it stands the test better than Simcoe which was just too sweet for me. Itís not put together like Cascade though and doesnít offer that juicy citrus hop intensity. And Citra still is Citra. As it warms a bit more, firm bitterness really sustains in that backend sharply and up front. But overall, the hop itself isnít a good single hop focus (for flavor) as it doesnít seem to generate the richer flavors the other versions have. Big bitterness? Definitely.