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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 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 (8552) - 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!


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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to csteele2144. Had a bit of age on it (B283), but I knew that going in. Pours hazy orange amber, small off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, grapefruit, pine, dankness, caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, dank. Somewhat hard on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty hot. Need a fresher one at some point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. Very well blended brew. Nice bold notes of mango, floral hop, big time Citra and caramel malt. Citra has become one of my favs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours cloudy melon/grapefruit, minimal white head Smell big grapefruit hoppy Taste bitter floral, bit sweet, rotten fruit, nice solid hoppiness Mid body Solid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to dalzale for sharing. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, grapefruit, onion flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1906) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to dtjager! Slightly hazy dark yellow pour, some lacing and an aroma of strong orangey hops. Flavor is also bitter citrus rinds, hops and orange bitters.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1685) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours orange with minimal head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is similar with lots of happiness. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Greg @ Armin’s - thanks!! Huge citrus nose and again in the taste. Quite good. Bright hoppy and citrusy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrana (352) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Quite outstanding beer full of tropical fruit flavors and some slight earthiness / grassiness from the hops. Has a really sweet malt base that doesn’t interfere with the hops, but more or less just helps them stand out. Very good.


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