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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Busko (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
Serving from bottle, the aroma is strong and inviting with tangerine, grapefruit and the dankest of weed. Malts are light to no presence and are buried beneath the hops. Good carbonation and lacing. As the beer warmed, there was little to no alcohol burn, awesome for a 9.5% abv. This is my ideal DIPA and one of the best Iíve tried in the Midwest.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerMeFitz (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Poured into a snifter. This is one of the best new beers I have had In a very long time! A- pours a dark caramel with a white head. Lots of lacing remain on the glass. S- biscuit, caramel, pineapple, grapefruit on the nose T- grapefruit and pineapple with caramel and toffee. Big citrus and pine bitterness at the finish. M- medium body and carbonation. creamy and smooth. O- Pipeworks made another amazing dipa. Amazing citrus flavors!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2012
Itís like a ninja eating an orange. In my mouth. Woody tropical citrus darkness, like cat piss in my basement.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fuertecorn (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Itís hard to go wrong with the auto-tune of hops but not everyone nails it this well. Amazing nose full of fresh lively citrus and tropical fruit character. Another perfectly attenuated imperial pale from pipeworks that is the perfect compliment to the aggressive hopping. Moderately high carbonation level plays nicely resinous, somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy, very dark orange with almost no head. Aroma of citrus and loads of tropical fruit. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and pineapple and tropical fruits. Wow this is good. Full bodied with a thick and sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, awesome. I could absolutely drink this everyday.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Bellís tulip. Batch # 54. A: Pours a clear amber color with a light yellow head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin film and ring that leaves soapy lace down the glass. S: Big bursts of citrus. Orange flesh, lemon peel, and sticky grapefruit. Some sweet bread malts and a touch of bitter resin on the tail end. This smells ridiculously good. T: More grapefruit in the taste than the smell. Orange and lemon peel with some alcohol bite to it. There is a definite warming, but the booze and warmth doesnít detract from the overall flavor profile. Some light bready malts with a little bitter green as well. M: Medium bodied with a sticky and slightly oily mouthfeel, but it is surprising light on the finish with a high drinkability. O: This is by far the best thing Pipeworks has pumped out. We all know hops are in their wheelhouse, but their use of the Citra hops really shined in this. Juicy, citrusy and pleasantly sweet. Iím sure I speaking for everyone thatís tried when I say this has to be bottled on a consistent base. Serving type: bottle

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bakebisbife (13) - - DEC 18, 2012
This beer lives up to the hype. Pillowy white head. Massive citrus on the nose. Everything youíd expect from a Citra IPA. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine. Lasting finish. The citrus character lends both sweetness and sharp bitterness, with a little tartness. Malt isnít absent, but the hops run the show on this one. Fantastic.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soulpolisher (32) - Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Nice clarity. Aroma is good and hoppy. Tastes great, not as bitter as some other Double IPAs. Fairly dry. Finishes clean.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Beautiful golden pour with generous head. Citrus and floral nose with slight bitter hint. Great balance of sweet citrus hop with a back of toasty malt. burnt orange peel and grass hide any alcohol burn. Superb.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1228) - 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


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