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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
1st June 2014
Hazy deep amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is crispy. Mild minerals. Crystal malt toffee. Good orangey hops with lesser pine and hop spice. Mild bitterness towards the smooth finish. Good beer but a bit too much toffee malt for a dipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - 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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8354) - 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 (7897) - , 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from batch #244-245-246 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a thick and foamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium to full body with a resiny hops character and flavors of caramel malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Probably the driest and least malt of the ninjas. Brimming with bitterness and citrus/topical notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle and enjoyed in my PW snifter: Pours a pretty clean deep golden hue with a nice frothy initial head and good lacework. The aroma has a lot of grapefruit juice and rind vapours along with some peppery esters. Biscuity and earthy notes as well. The taste is pure Centennial was juicy and peppery tones, moderate PMW bitterness and displays just a bit of the malt bill. The mouth feel is lively and chalky dry, this is perhaps the driest beer the PW has made to date, very pithy. I like this alot but I also must declare that single hopped beers do tend to lose me after awhile with the lack of depth, this one is no different. Loved the first glass and it was a chore to finish the second.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
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. It’s not put together like Cascade though and doesn’t 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 isn’t a good single hop focus (for flavor) as it doesn’t seem to generate the richer flavors the other versions have. Big bitterness? Definitely.

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