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Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Our double IPA collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. Last year’s batch was a single-hopped Cascade double IPA brewed with 50 lbs of fresh grapefruit and was released on draft only. This year’s version (in our opinion) blows the first batch out of the water. The malt bill is simplified, resulting in a lighter, drier beer – which allows the massive hop additions to shine through. A mix of fresh grapefruit, lemons, limes, and oranges was added to the boil, and this batch also features a blend of several different American and New Zealand hop varieties, instead of just Cascade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Big thanks to mikeincharleston for the bottle. Thanks Mike! 22 oz bottle served in a Founders tulip. Bottled July 19th, 2012 (!!!) A: Pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and bubble collar that leaves splotchy lace down the glass. S: Big hop oils up front. Lots of citrus rind, mostly a semi-tart grapefruit, and some resiny smells going on. The malt body is muddled underneath, but a residual sweetness is there to remind you that (hopefully) the malts will be there to balance out the massive hops. T: Definitely hoppy, but the malt body really comes on strong to balance out the residual hop oils. Slightly tart grapefruit rind with a touch of flesh, some lemon zest, pine bitterness and malty sweetness. M: Sticky body, but the finish is definitely on the drier side. Medium carbonation. Slightly teeth coating as well which is surprising for the dryness of the finish. O: The was a definite hop bomb with a dry malt body. I think there maybe was slightly too much going on hop and fruit wise, but it was still a solid beer that I’m glad I got the chance to try. Thanks, Mike! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-31-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, herbal and mild crystal maltyness. Flavour is toffee, caramel, fruits, wood and some bitter fruity and floral notes. Big bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from Murphy. Aroma and flavors were of sweet grapefruit and citrus. Nice maltiness in there, and the palate was excellent and controlled. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle at Sune. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and citrus with notes of petroleum. Sweet and fruity flavour of caranel, candies, citrus peel and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at home with T, M and J. Almost hazy golden with a tiny head. Very bitter wih citric hops aromas. Also quite sweet. Lots of pink grape hops aromas. Medium bodied. MEdium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Sune's - Thanks. Clear golden/amber - white head. Lemon. Fruity. Nice high hoppy. Lovely bitterness. Caramel. Zesty. High sweetness. Cheese hoppy. Fresh citrus. No fresh hops. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6482) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle @ SBWF’12

Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma ofcitrus, hops, grass, pine, fruits. Lemon, fruits. Taste is quite hoppy with notes of malts, citrus and hops. Finish is quite malty and hoppy with notes of citrus and Lemon. Nice, quite tasty and hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours hazy golden with a small frothy offwhite head that leaves some lacing and trace on the glass while slowly dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and slightly herbal with lemon hard candy, alcohol, lemon balm, dill, cookie dough, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest and hints of sweet bread. Taste is sweet, bitter, herbal and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, alcohol, soap, dill, lemon balm, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest, grass, pine, lemon grass and hints of resinous wood. Mouthfeel is tiny sticky sweet, slightly astringent, slightly boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with bread, orange and lemon peal, unripe mango, pine, grass, moist soil and resinous wood. Felt a bit all over the place. First Westbrook that left me disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy amber, small head. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruits. Salt and dill, plenty of peach and lychee. Heavy and sweet with full body and sticky mouthfeel. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Trevlig humledoft. Tjock vätska med stor humlesmak och en fin fruktig balans. Gott

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