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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (430) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8183) - , 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.

3.9
   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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergirlfriend (20) - - DEC 30, 2012
Se supone que a las chicas no nos gusta tanto el lupulazo, menos mal que eso es un mito. Estupenda IPA con toda la carga de lúpulo cítrico añadida a los cítricos en sí mismos. Aunque redundante es IPA turbia, aromática, astringente y bien amarga deja satisfecha. Buena retención de espuma, y sabor de lúpulo fresco, resinoso. Amargo largo que queda.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barnabeermane (43) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2013
Botella. Color anaranjado cobre, con espuma blanca persistente. Aroma a caramel malts, citricos, lupulo. En sabor es citrica y lupulada con una buena dosis de malta que la dan un toque dulzon. Muy sabrosa

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (370) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a clear golden with not much head. Smells like a tropical fruit rainforest. Flavor is a tad bit tame from what I was expecting but it is nicely balanced with a ton of grapefruit and citrus with the malts not letting themselves disappear. Westbrook is yet again releasing solid brews from the great state of South Carolina. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Growler filled an hour before opening. Medium off-white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pungent grapefruit/orange, some alcohol burn. Resinous medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Hazy golden. Very sweet and creamy aroma. Sweet and smooth. Grassy hoppiness. Toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3700) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty very bitter piney hoppy grapefruit finish.


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