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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 life’s own battles with a Citra Ninja

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10917) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer and exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9161) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours a touch hazy, orange appearance with a lasting, cream colored head. Spicy, huge grapefruit ctirusy, somewhat resiny, light ganja hoppy, very pleasant aroma. Moderate garlic, light onion, grapefruity, potent, fresh resiny hoppy, marijuana, somewhat citrusy flavor. Really nice stuff. Thanks Adam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 A citra IPA on steroids. For me this pretty much hits every mark for the citra dipa style. Formal review: Deep orangeish pour nice foamy white head. The smell is juicy with a limited malt sweetness and tons of citrus, melon, tropical. Like a mix of NvU with a suped-up ZD. The flavor is where this one is just awesome. A medium to high bitterness which has been absent on some other citra-based beers I have had. The flavor has some bitter citrus rind, tropical notes, almost berryness, and not much malt backbone, only enough to carry the hop flavors. IMO it gets more tropical as it warms. Really a citrus-forward ipa with a high bitterness. Love it a ton.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle sampled at the Side Project release bottle share. Pours a clear deep gold with a small white head. Notes of citrus fruits, caramel, pine resin, and some tropical fruits- though not as much as expected. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, citrusy, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A little subdued compared to other citra hop IPAs I’ve had, especially when considering its description. Still solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, orange peel, hints of grapefruit, slight grass, pine, hints of earth, slight grain. Taste is a mix of nice orange, pine, grass, hints of pine, pineapple, slight earth, finsihing bitter, dry, slightly tropical fruit forward. finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6038) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle served in my Pipeworks snifter: Pours a deep golden hue with a fading fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has brash Citra overtones that is dank, resin, lemon, tangerine, peppery and pity. The light pale malts pretty much do not not make much of an impression. The taste is more of the same cat pee, onion, garlic, dankness and resin overtone with a sharp citrus character. Again the malts are hardly found. The finish has moderate peppery and leafy notes. The mouth feel is highly aggressive and biting, some alcohol warming. Lingering pity character kept it from being a 5. Extreme Hop Heads will dig this but I found it one-dimensional and overbearing within one glass and will have a hard time finishing off the bomber.

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