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RATINGS: 83   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


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9041) - 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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1391) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Thanks to 316nuts. Pours a deep reddish amber. This almost looks like an imperial red ale. It’s 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 it’s mostly hidden. Normal carbonation. A bit heavy. Hop oily. Just a little cloying, at least for my taste. This doesn’t fit my preferences in the style, but I can appreciate why others like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2031) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4349) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6569) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (387) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2309) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Batch 393-394 so not even 3 weeks old .... Cloudy copper/amber pour with a thin off white soapy head and lots of sticky lacing .... aroma smacks you of mangos, pineapple, piney and grapefruity hops .... very juicy hop character as advertised ..... taste is rindy and of mango, pineapple, piney hops and grapefruit rinds ..... has a nice bitter bite to it without killing the juicy citra hop flavors ..... has some caramel malt on the backbone ..... abv hidden well ... this is definitely a loaded brew and def met my expectations .... finishes dry and bitter with a nice spicy hop bite that lingers for a while .... mouthfeel is a little oily

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Poured into snifter. Pours a nice amber with fluffy head. Aroma full of fruit and pine notes. Orange citrus on the taste followed with pine/grassy notes. Dry bitter finish that lingers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2359) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Shared bomber, not sure of the cellaring time, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, orange color, with bubbly, white head foam that reduced expeditiously to a ring & film, and left some clingy spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was rind, ripe esters, a touch vegetal, with a hint of frost bitten ice cream. The taste was dank & catty, with citrus, orange, the persistent vegetal hint, lingering, rind-like bitterness, and some alcohol. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation. Hasn’t been out that long, so this must have started to go south rather quickly.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedog77 (2) - Algonquin, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Dank hops, creamy feel with a bittering citrus bomb of a finish... One of pipeworks finest liquids


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