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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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When ninjas take a break from their battles with the mythical unicorn, they like truly embrace their innner hop head. This particular ninja has chosen to walk the path of the Citra hop. Absolutely loaded with Citra hops, this Imperial IPA is brimming with juicy hop character from nose to palate. Enjoy a break from life’s own battles with a Citra Ninja

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2525) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma: Juicy Grapefruit, Citrus, Mildly Grassy Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Citrus, Piney, Mild Onions Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4786) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours deep gold into a snifter. White head recedes to mottle surface. Tropical fruit aromas. Thick with dark caramel upfront turning to mango and papaya in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7984) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of bitter citrus with grapefruit, sweet grains and a bit of onion. Flavor starts with bitter citrus, grapefruit and a hint of pine as well as a hint of onion in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear amber slightly copper color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is packed full of fleshy fruit, slightly floral, caramel sweetness. Flavor is a perfect mix of fleshy fruit sweetness, light bitterness. Light to medium in body, but very drinkable. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Batch 393-394 so not even 3 weeks old .... Cloudy copper/amber pour with a thin off white soapy head and lots of sticky lacing .... aroma smacks you of mangos, pineapple, piney and grapefruity hops .... very juicy hop character as advertised ..... taste is rindy and of mango, pineapple, piney hops and grapefruit rinds ..... has a nice bitter bite to it without killing the juicy citra hop flavors ..... has some caramel malt on the backbone ..... abv hidden well ... this is definitely a loaded brew and def met my expectations .... finishes dry and bitter with a nice spicy hop bite that lingers for a while .... mouthfeel is a little oily

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Poured into snifter. Pours a nice amber with fluffy head. Aroma full of fruit and pine notes. Orange citrus on the taste followed with pine/grassy notes. Dry bitter finish that lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Shared bomber, not sure of the cellaring time, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, orange color, with bubbly, white head foam that reduced expeditiously to a ring & film, and left some clingy spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was rind, ripe esters, a touch vegetal, with a hint of frost bitten ice cream. The taste was dank & catty, with citrus, orange, the persistent vegetal hint, lingering, rind-like bitterness, and some alcohol. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation. Hasn’t been out that long, so this must have started to go south rather quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedog77 (2) - Algonquin, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Dank hops, creamy feel with a bittering citrus bomb of a finish... One of pipeworks finest liquids

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Bottle thanks to csteele2144. Had a bit of age on it (B283), but I knew that going in. Pours hazy orange amber, small off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, grapefruit, pine, dankness, caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, dank. Somewhat hard on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty hot. Need a fresher one at some point. Rerate from B323, much fresher. Aroma has a buttery note to it that I typically find from citra hops. Very dank, tropical and flavorful. Lacking that bitter harness on the finish that the previous sample had, and not so hot either. There is some ABV burn, but it is fairly muted. Better, still not awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. Very well blended brew. Nice bold notes of mango, floral hop, big time Citra and caramel malt. Citra has become one of my favs.

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