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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9950) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Big pineapple, grapefruit, and pine hops. Floral notes, some sweet caramel, peach, and mango. Nice nose. The flavor is a touch sweet with a lot of fruit notes and some caramel malt. There’s a ton of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Some bitter pine, a touch of grass, and a nice floral note.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1186) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a orange amber with a beige head and sweet, pleasant aroma of mango and apricot. Taste is bittersweet, lots of bitter hops up front with citrus, apricot, and mango with a massive bitter finish. Amazing DIPA, lots of flavor and bitterness throughout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1229) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a amber orange color. Nose will knock your socks off, all fresh peaches and mango, with some apricots. Taste is all fresh tropical fruits, including pineapple, mango and peaches, a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Finishes beautifully with the flavors lingering. Can this be better than 3Fs Dreadnaught or as good, I think so. Thanks Archer and thank you Pipeworks. Quaff Score 9 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Hazy orange color with a white head. Smells of alcohol and tropical fruit. The flavor at first hits you with bitterness, then bright tropical fruits, and then finishes with alcohol astringency. The alcohol component faded out as I drank more of the beer and my palate adjusted, which made it quite delicious, but it was there on my first few sips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcane7 (1581) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle with some friends at Ray’s. Pours a cloudy copper with tan head and lace. Nose of citrus, resin, grapefruit, onion, caramel malt. Very hoppy, solid bitterness. Lived up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (599) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours orange with thick creamy white head. Aroma is Citra hops gone wild. Taste is some dried pineapple, citrus and a bunch of hops. Really great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle... Mostly clear orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. I stick my nose into the glass and find a grapefruit rind/marijuana/sweaty armpit collection of odors. Well, at least there’s the grapefruit component to sort of "save the day." Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor provides a stream of malty toffee and caramel flowing alongside heavy, rindy, hop bitterness. Nicely-balanced overall, but the hops are really the stars of this show. Finishes modestly bitter, tongue-numbing and grassy. Big-time thanks to the always-generous BBB63 for floating this bottle my way!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s South Loop. Pours a clear amber light brown with a medium sized white head that leaves some spotty lace. The aroma has the signature of the citra hops; big orange, tangerine, and tropical fruit notes, some of the ground peels thrown in, with caramel and some lightly toasted malts flying under the radar. The flavor had more of a malt presence to balance the assertive citra hops. Nice tangerine, orange and tropical fruits, toasted malts, caramel, and some pithy and mild resiny notes. The alcohol serves to warm, but is not very noticeable in the flavor. I am glad to have picked this up shortly after hitting the shelves. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22oz bottle, Citra BOMB. Orange pour, light white head. Huge citrus aroma. Tropical fruits with a heavy caramel backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of fresh citrus, grapefruit rind, caramel malt, orange rind, mango pit and tropical fruits. Taste is an earthy/slightly herbal feel to it. Finishes dry pine/resin/birch sap. Medium body.

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