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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9940) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
From BInnyís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (849) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (823) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (739) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and oniony dankness. Taste has that nice dankness with tropical fruit and citrus. Aftertaste has a good amount of grapefruit bitter with some peppery spiciness. Finishes dry with some piney bitterness. Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Really good DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (404) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
Golden color with a smattering of white bubbly head. Smells of dank hops, chive, tropical, citrus, pine. Taste is more of the same, lots of good dankness, tropical flavors shine through as well. Bitter on the tongue with a tiny bit of tropical fruit to balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (617) - - SEP 12, 2014
2014 bottle. Clear golden copper. Chives, tropical fruit in the smell. Taste is sweet tropical fruit, chive, caramel and a nice pine bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (241) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Smells great, tons of citra character, grapefruit and spice. A nice malt undertone is also present. Looks nice, hazy golden with long lasting white head. Upfront more citrus flavor, finishes with some spice, medium malt and a mild lingering bitterness. Amazingly well balanced, hides itís ABV incredibly well without being too bitter at all. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Not the most complex, but amazingly well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Thanks to 316nuts. Pours a deep reddish amber. This almost looks like an imperial red ale. Itís 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 itís mostly hidden. Normal carbonation. A bit heavy. Hop oily. Just a little cloying, at least for my taste. This doesnít 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 (5534) - 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


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