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RATINGS: 118   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 lifeís own battles with a Citra Ninja

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a dark copper with a finger of off white head that dissipates quickly to a cap. Decent amount of slippery lacing. Nose is all citrus. Typical citrus notes: A lot of mango, pineapple and grapefruit followed up by a lot of floral hops. Mouth is awesome. A lot of citrus and floral hops. A perfect amount of bitterness mixed with the citrus notes. The mango and grapefruit stand out. Not overly bitter, but the perfect amount. This was an awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5704) - Allston, 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. Thereís certainly an element of juiciness here, but itís by no means a juice bomb (not intended to be, Iím sure). Theyíve 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 itís 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 Iíve tried, being less given to the pine and booze. Iíd really like to see this one down around 8%. Donít 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 (2072) - 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 (5834) - 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 (759) - 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 (1152) - 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 (299) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Poured from the bomber, nice cloudy orange. Smells fantastic tropical and citrus. Taste is spicy citrus, gritty, tropical and dry at the end, this is one of the best of the Citra beers that have been popping up recently, really done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Amber pour with a modest white head. Aroma is has plenty of citrus character. Orange and lemon smoothie. Mild resin. Flavor generally sweet. Caramel malt ballast. Tropical fruits. A bit of resin. Hoppy without being bitter or abrasive. Medium body, soft carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1287) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Many thanks to Rian for bringing this back from across the pond and sharing. Amber orange with an off white head. Pungent Citra and high alcohol mash aroma. Flavour is resinous, piny hops and sweet juicy alcoholic malts, in great balance. Carbonation is natural, lively but smooth. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2589) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a an orange amber color with a tan head. The nose is citrus, big citrus, a bit of toastiness. The taste is toasted malt, citrus, crisp and dry. The body slight/medium with tight lively carbonation.

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