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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%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6189) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Hazy golden. Very sweet and creamy aroma. Sweet and smooth. Grassy hoppiness. Toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5229) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from GBX. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is huge grapefruit with some orange, apricot, and kumquat. Flavor follows with big citrus character, some grapefruit, some kumquat, and some orage. Medium in body and very citrusy in the finish. Nice DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4812) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (4358) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2013
650 ml bottle. Almost clear orange with off white head. Aroma of marmalade, apricot, lemon, grapefruit and caramel. Taste of caramel, marmalade, wood, grapefruit, lemon with a bitter long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4015) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Bottle looks like picture, but scans 2011 version and is bottled 9/2/13. Golden slight ly hazy color, good foam. Immediate hops and caramel; quite high viscosity and hop juice like. Also aromas of citrus and ok fruitiness- some vanuilla in the end. Medium/full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but also nice bitterness.Enjoyable- but too much caramel and sweetness for my taste- but maybe a year on the bottle is way to much for this beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle from Greenville Beer exchange. Pours golden with a thin head. Has some lacing in the glass. Slight grapefruit on the nose. Bigger hop bitterness and grapefruit on the tongue. Finishes clean. I didn’t mean to age it. It would have been better fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3723) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3516) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - 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.

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