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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 lifeís own battles with a Citra Ninja

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2nd batch Bottle from WLV. Pours a hazy orange with a sticky offwhite head. The nose is sharply citra, tropical fruit, resin. Some alcohol is perceived as well from the nose. Perhaps a bit warm ferment? Hop forward with faint malt. On tasting, medium bodied with a big juicy hop profile. Moderately high bitterness with a dry finish. Tropical fruits and some booze notes. If it was a bit smoother, would be out of this world. As it stands, solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (709) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and oniony dankness. Taste has that nice dankness with tropical fruit and citrus. Aftertaste has a good amount of grapefruit bitter with some peppery spiciness. Finishes dry with some piney bitterness. Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Really good DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
Golden color with a smattering of white bubbly head. Smells of dank hops, chive, tropical, citrus, pine. Taste is more of the same, lots of good dankness, tropical flavors shine through as well. Bitter on the tongue with a tiny bit of tropical fruit to balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (597) - - SEP 12, 2014
2014 bottle. Clear golden copper. Chives, tropical fruit in the smell. Taste is sweet tropical fruit, chive, caramel and a nice pine bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (233) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Smells great, tons of citra character, grapefruit and spice. A nice malt undertone is also present. Looks nice, hazy golden with long lasting white head. Upfront more citrus flavor, finishes with some spice, medium malt and a mild lingering bitterness. Amazingly well balanced, hides itís ABV incredibly well without being too bitter at all. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Not the most complex, but amazingly well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Thanks to 316nuts. Pours a deep reddish amber. This almost looks like an imperial red ale. Itís somewhat cloudy. The head is medium to small and off-white. Bubbles fade to not much after a minute. The aroma has a lot of caramel malt with some solid citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, white grape, peach, mint. Some spice. Doughy, caramely malt. Mild booze. A little bubblegum. Taste is sweet, but the caramel malt character is restrained. Medium to medium-high bitterness. Good hop flavor. More of the same mix of citrus, tropical and other fruit notes. The mixture of bitter and sweet gets in the way of the hop complexity a bit. It just gets a bit harsh in the finish. Some alcohol heat but itís mostly hidden. Normal carbonation. A bit heavy. Hop oily. Just a little cloying, at least for my taste. This doesnít fit my preferences in the style, but I can appreciate why others like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2014
65cl, as Pipeworks Citra, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Hans for sharing!, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/spicy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2090) - 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 (4396) - 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 (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 (412) - 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.

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