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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ka pow! Hop Ninja is an in-your-face West Coast double IPA. Hop flavors slice their way through a base of American 2-row malt kissed by caramel malt. Quadruple dry hopping with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Columbus creates an aroma that skillfully takes your olfactory senses hostage. A dry finish masks the sneak attack of 8.9% ABV.

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Bacterial (3060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Draft at 38 Degrees in Alhambra. Clear light amber pour with a nice white head and lacing. Hoppy citrus nose, bursting with hops in the taste with almost no bitterness (some citrus rind) and a very slightly sweet finish. Very good.

3.9
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
On draft. Clear golden orange pour, with a white head and nice lacing. Citrusy hops, orange, floral, some sweetness, pine, and somewhat dank. Pretty tasty DIPA.

4.3
Oldmanriver (59) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Another brilliant and dangerous creation, with all the west coastyness one could wish for.
Pine Resin,mango,papaya, with a hint of malt to balance on. as delicious as it is and at 8.9% it sneaks up on you and kicks your ass!

3.6
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Keg ][ Beachwood Long Beach ][ 5oz ][ $3-4 ][ Mini Stange ][ 5/11/14 ]

>> Pours clear orange, good white foam. Ridiculous lace. High carbonation. Nose is salty, floral, sugary tangerine. Taste is dusty, stale. Disappointing. Palate is chalky dusty. Slight white alcohol.


3.8
Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at Beachwood, Long Beach, 17/04/14.
Clear golden orange with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose is bitter citrics, pine, red grapefruit, juicy hops.
Taste comprises grapefuit, pine, bitter orange pith, light spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, agressive hop bitterness in the close.
Solid West coast DIPA.

4.1
kaser (6409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Amazing beer. Wow. I live for west coast IPA and this sets a mark. Haven't heard of the brewery either. Cloudy orange pour with sticky white head. Taste of sweet tangerine grapefruit and even banana. Pretty bitter and hoppy. Delicious beer. Had this from draft at the Hollister brew house

4.3
ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Beachwood it has an orangish color with a nice head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste has a unique blend of hop bitterness with pine needles and some citrus. Great beer.

3.8
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap was pretty clear grassy hoppy citrus aroma nice bitter on the forefront nice good grassy bitter finish very good beer. Would definitely have again at the brewery.

4
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Tasted on tap at the 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/9/2013. This double IPA pours a light orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, orange and citrusy. A medium bodied Imperial India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral, a touch piney. Lots of orange. Nice balance between the malts and hops. Smooth, nice lingering bitterness. Very clean and dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
draft at The Festival, Portland, Maine. big bitter flavor, solid malty backbone. grapefruit, lemon notes. Really impressive


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