ChiGuy68 (431) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully hazy amber with an off white head and spotty lacing. Bold citrus-hop aroma. A heavy handed Imperial/Double IPA . Another impressive effort from the fine people at PIpeworks.
Scipio (726) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden with a frothy, lingering white head. The aroma is very fruity while big in citrus. Orange, grapefruit, mango, peach, slight apple, slight pear, and pine. There is a lot going on in here. The taste does take a step back. Its quite dry, and there is much more pine to be found. Its still heavy in orange and grapefruit, with the aftertaste focusing on the orange flavor with a strong piney impression that sticks to your tongue. Its medium in body and has a sticky texture. Lively carbonation, although I’d say its typical for the style. This is good, and I enjoyed it. I admit that I was expecting more.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #153.
A: Pours a hazy amber color with some darker hues throughout the body. An off-white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick collar that leaves some sticky webbing down the glass.
S: Piney with some orange pith. There’s a slight tropical fruit note, but it’s in the periphery.
T: Dry, piney and bitter. Definitely the most bitter of the Ninja series. Light citrus notes with some light grassy earth. Bready malts with some body to it. Slightly sweet malt profile as well.
M: Medium bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Medium carbonation level with a bitter finish.
O: Dry and bitter all the way. If you like that type of DIPA then should be right up your alley. The malts were sweet enough that it cute through the bitterness slightly. Enjoyed this one for sure.
Serving type: bottle
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bomber, shelf whale bros, pours a cloudy golden orange with a lasting off white head and quite a bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma is pretty intense, as soon as you crack the bottle the hops and citrus come pouring out, obviously not as citrus and tropical as the citra ninja, but still a ton going on, the flavor has a ton of hops and bitterness on the front end with a nice mixture of sweet malt in the finish, the abv is pretty much hidden through out, I think this was a bit old, (like 7 weeks) but still really enjoyable.
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber at farmhouse 22oz. Cloudy orange pour with very little head. Musty apricot aroma. Sweet peach orange and bitter taste. Pretty good
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pour haze amber with a nice white head. Smell a great amount of hops. Taste hops, citrus, pine and bitterness on the end.
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange, almost copper with a finger of white head and a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is very malty and piney with slight caramel notes and citrus sweetness. Mouth is very earthy and bitter. A lot of pine and resin, but also a lot of citrus and bold sweetness-Mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Very enjoyable beer that leaves a lingering bitterness behind.
thomas15 (689) - USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of piney caramel. Butterscotch. Darker orange yellow. Small head slight lacing.. Taste is bitter sweet with citrus and bitter with spruce. Malt is apparent if not heavy handed. Nearly barleywineish. I’m a big fan.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Binny’s. Pours clear darker orange with white head. Aromas of some sweeter malts, good dose of grapefruit citrus, resiny hops, and some pine. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, resiny hops, touch of tropical fruit, abrasive hop bitterness, and fair dose alcohol warmth. This puppy is bitter. Used to love this type of DIPA. This is solid hop bomb, but I think my palate has kind grown away from this type beer.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bruce. Aroma is grassy pine, some resin and a bitter underripe citrus. Pours amber with a sticky head. Taste is intensely bitter with grassy notes, a juicy resin, and a sharp pine note. This is a mercilessly bitter IPA which is wonderful in the doubles. I admired the intensity of this one.