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Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Hazy golden. Very sweet and creamy aroma. Sweet and smooth. Grassy hoppiness. Toffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Hazy golden beer with a nice off white head. Hoppy floral aroma, dill notes, hay, metal notes, pine, citrus, some caramel, grapefruit and pineapples. Hoppy flavor, citrus, floral, pine, woody, hay, citrus, caramel, elder, some grapefruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of lime, lemon, grapefruit, citrus, orange, grapefruit rind and caramel malt. Some spicy and earth hops. Finishes dry and bitter with lemon and lime zest. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (616) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Cloudy orange/tan pour at Below the radar in Huntsville AL. Smells like strong resin/piney hops mixed half and half with orange citrus. Fairly even blend between hops and malt but malt comes up a little ahead. Bitter and sweet finish with lots more citrus juicy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle.  Pours orange with thin white head.  Aroma of grapefruit and oranges.  Taste has huge grapefruit flavor.  Nice hop bitterness.  Thick mouthfeel.  Creamy, Chewy body with huge citrus and hop flavor.  Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle pours a clear copper with a thin white top. Scent is citrus, caramel and pine. Taste is caramel and fruits with a nice dry bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
GandGKevin (919) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Tim. All biscuity aromas with a very faint hop whiff. Biscuit and citrus flavors. Overall it?s decent. As it warmed up it became more alcoholic and not drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1513) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
What impressed me the most about this beer is how, regardless of other peoples’ evaluations of this beer, it thankfully tastes nothing like fresh grapefruit: rather, it compliments the ingredients so well that it just tastes like a really fresh version of a grapefruity, citrus hop variety. Coupling grapefruit with Cascade was a great idea. Bright in appearance, fresh, refreshing, and actually pretty respectable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Almost tasted like drinking citrus juice. The beer was was quality beer but maybe a tad to filling and boozy. Labeled as 9% but tasted more like 10 or 11%. If you love citrus hoppy beers this is one to seek out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3576) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
22 ounce bottle pours a dark orange color aromas of citrus, fresh grapefruit, fresh oranges, and some light caramel. Flavors are light malt with tons of refreshing grapefruit and oranges, nice bitter aftertaste that made me want more.


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