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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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


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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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
22oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. The aroma is initially a strong herb and grass presence that fades into fruit stripe gum and other bright, sweet juicy tangerine and grapefruit notes with some mango. Late in the drink, the aroma turns to caramel as the fruit fades. It pours a brilliant amber with a slightly off-white, big foam head that has good retention and lace. The taste is a blend of Medium fruity sweet and a high, waxy bitter end with a light touch of sour. The texture is that of a heavy oil with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium full, bitter grapefruit rind and grass body with light notes of toast interspersed. The finish is crisp with a strong bitter pine and fruit crescendo thatís quick to clean leaving a fresh pine and spice along with a light bitter waxiness that lingers lightly and isnít cloying. The aftertaste is long but light with notes of bread crust and wax.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (177) - - JUL 29, 2015
22oz bottle. Orange red color with a white head. Very hoppy citrus aroma. Heavy body. Hops and sweet malt flavor. Well balanced but flavor doesn't match aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Very sweet apricot aroma. Pours a medium orange brown, slightly hazy, lots of bubbles and good sustained head. Did not let Binnyís let this get warm. I took the cold bottle from their shelf and brought it home. Really good flavor with some really sweet aftertaste. Hops and sweetness - oh boy. No wonder the salesman was surprised they had some in stock. It was fresh off the truck, and boy is it delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12730) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is melon, orange, caramel malt, citric pith, hop jus. Taste comprises pineapple, orange pith, light grapefruit, straw, earthy hop. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok DIPA but doesnít really get out of first gear for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1056) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is very grapefruit hops. I think I may have let this one sit too long. Strong malt backbone. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
Many thanks to Charlie for the bottle! Yields a clear, dark orange color, with a bubbly, slim head. The aromas are much sweeter than I expected, with ripe peach and mango, accompanied by dough malts, crowned by a whiff of zingy lemon. Malts support the sun ripened fruit character by providing a distinct biscuit quality. The hops push even a little further, adding red apple peel to the nose, together with glazed tangerine. Tastes of sweeter malts, balancing the more and more noteable fruity hops, evoking flavors of peach, orange and tangerine. Slightly prickly, juicy peaches get accompanied by grassy citrus, adding a little twist to the sappy hops. Drinks very smooth, with a well fitting carbonation, and a prominent resinous, honeyed impact, enhancing the luscious character of the brew. A distinct biscuity malt sweetness is the harbinger for a citraic, dry bitterness, leaving a slick, slightly fruity aftertaste back on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, malt. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus, candied fruit, floral, malt, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6040) - 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
Ok

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1950) - 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


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