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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Any citra beer gets me pumped to begin with, so when i hearded the titans of hops over at Pipeworks brewed one up i was ecstatic. Aroma of tropical fruit some serious citrus with a vibrant and clear body and fluffy white head. Tastes unbelievable that citrus comes through strong but doesnt feel juicy or cloying. The medium body on the palate balance that mild fruity sweetness with a nice dryness. Another killer ipa from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Draft @ BrewDog, Malmö. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (660) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle pour at home, brought back from Chicago, hint of amber golden pour. Big citrus aroma, flavor thin hops citrus bite. Very smooth beer for a imperial ipa. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a cloudy golden hue with huge white foamy head. Hops, pineapple, orange, & lemon nose with a powerful hop kick to your buds. A hophead’s delight with just the right amount of bitterness. Another tasty little number in a long line of delicious IPAs from those hard working Chicagoans at Pipeworks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
This was an Imperial Assault on my Old Factory Senses, in a good way. Effervescent wafts of citra hops cares my nosebuds, a bright orange cloudy hue entrance my vision, and the luscious lovely taste and notations of of a firm yet gentle Imperial IPA finish me off just right. Also a slight bit alcoholy, eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bomber from Rabbot, drunk 8/4/16.
Lightly-to-minimally hazy, golden-brass body shows ample carbonation and a large, white head with good retention.
Smells nice and sweaty, with lemon oil, light strawberry, conifer and some dank, grassy-greenery. There’s certainly an element of juiciness here, but it’s by no means a juice bomb (not intended to be, I’m sure). They’ve done justice to the citra hop, which is quite finicky, adding no onion/garlic/wet cat and leaving a crackery malt in the background with very light honey and a touch of booze on the end.
In the mouth it’s fairly soft and round from the dextrinous malts, with a good deal of carbonation propelling the lemony-grassy hops about. Light stone fruits, moderate pine and definitely some hot, pithy resin and alcohol on the end. I think Pipeworks IPAs are great and very clean, except for the surplus of alcohol/resin found in this and even moreso in the Ninja vs. Unicorn I had recently. The Amarillo DIPA still remains my favorite of the ones I’ve tried, being less given to the pine and booze. I’d really like to see this one down around 8%. Don’t really see what benefit pushing 10% abv is doing here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2016
A bruiser of a beer with a very very good Citra aroma and a nice light sweetness to work with the hops inclination towards a fruity flavor of juicy citrus and light tropicality. A damn fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is caramel toffee sweetness malt a nice citrus hop and some tropical fruit. Taste is more of the sweet caramel malt tropical fruit hops and a booze kick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (791) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Pour is a hazy burnt orange with a thick and frothy white head that leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is full of citra hops. Dank pine, tons of bright citrus and tropical fruit, and sweet caramel. Taste is grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, and passionfruit. Very citric and tropical with dank pine resin in the finish as well as a sweet caramal malt backbone. Juicy and quenching, with a slightly dry finish. You would have no idea that it is 9.5. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bomber. Two weeks old. Hazy dark gold with a large, foamy off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, mango, pine, light caramel, biscuit. Flavor is the same, citrus in the front, pine and malt on the end. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahuth (337) - - JUL 20, 2016
Bottled pours hazy orange. The palate is thick sticky. The taste is orangy and grapefruit. Lots of citra hops. Fruity and fresh. Little boozy but not much.

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