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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 lifeís own battles with a Centennial Ninja.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7442) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1447) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (686) - USA - AUG 14, 2013
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. Iím a big fan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (412) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
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.

4.1
   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 canít 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 thatís 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled. Pour haze amber with a nice white head. Smell a great amount of hops. Taste hops, citrus, pine and bitterness on the end.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1449) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Cliff, Oh yeah this is tasty stuff, really well done to show the centennial hop, This is like founders plus 10% for 110%.


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