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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9816) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7658) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Taste from a bottle on the RBWG bus. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of slick, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Grapefruit citrus, mild grassiness, some zest. Bigger caramel malt. Nice hoppy heat on the finish. Solid imp IPA, bit sweet though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2143) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Deep orange to red in color... Absolutely brimming with citrus and tropical fruit aroma, lots of mango, berry notes.... Flavor is more of the same, tropical fruits, citrus hops... Fairly dry and bitter too... Great IPA, ranks up there with the best ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3302) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to my uncles friend for the sample pours bright orange hue with a soapy white head and good lacing. Nose is big hops huge citra huge tropical cheese and fantastic !!! Big citrus flavors huge grapefruit tropical and slight cheese. Long finish lots of hops and slight cheese. Bitterness is huge but not overly astringent. Great stuff!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, dank bud, grapefruit, grassiness, earthiness and a hint of lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, dank bud, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Medium-dark orange with lots of carbonation, head is two fingers. Grassy citrus aroma, some toffee. Flavor is bright, juicy citrus tang with a good helping of hop bitterness. Lingering semisweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Nice a citrus flavored with a strong hopp flavor and bite. Slightly bubblegummy flavored and aroma. Pours gold in color with a thin white head. Had out of a bomber at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Tap at Backcountry in Boulder. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is caramel, balanced for an IPA, pine. Taste is strong of pine, resinous, slightly thin. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1137) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Poured from tap to glass at Backcountry in Boulder. Hazy orange hue with white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is melon, papaya, honey, floral, slight grapefruit, ethanol. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness and an ethanol finish. Overall this was a bit hot & watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle on the RBWG brew bus
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is fruity and grapefruit. Taste is fruity, citrus and grassy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
From BInny’s in Buffalo Grove. Batch 503. Fresh! Pours a golden orange with a white head leaving streaky lacing. Aroma has fresh fruit, pineapples, heavy citrus, spicy pine and mangoes. There is luscious sweet fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, tangy pine and some chewy resin in the flavor. Very little evidence of any malt. Hot and peppery; perhaps too young. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes fruity, and slightly more bitter than sweet in the end, on that bitter-sweet scale. A strongly hop-forward example, but - as I say when given an opportunity - who really needs malts anyway. 15.2 Possibly Pipeworks best IPA, but it owes it to the hop involved more than anything different done by the brewery.

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