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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
When ninjas take a break from their battles with the mythical unicorn, they like truly embrace their innner hop head. This particular ninja has chosen to walk the path of the Citra hop. Absolutely loaded with Citra hops, this Imperial IPA is brimming with juicy hop character from nose to palate. Enjoy a break from lifes own battles with a Citra Ninja

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Any citra beer gets me pumped to begin with, so when i hearded the titans of hops over at Pipeworks brewed one up i was ecstatic. Aroma of tropical fruit some serious citrus with a vibrant and clear body and fluffy white head. Tastes unbelievable that citrus comes through strong but doesnt feel juicy or cloying. The medium body on the palate balance that mild fruity sweetness with a nice dryness. Another killer ipa from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2017
Draft at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Golden to orange and slight hazy appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of citrus zest, juicy hops, mild resin, light pine, toasted malt and a touch of tropical fruits.. Similar flavor, adding medium to heavy hop bitterness and a light to mild malt sweetness. Medium plus body with a light dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (2235) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 23, 2017
Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma is juicy with overripe fruit notes and dank hops. Taste starts quite sweet with dank, resiny hops and some fruity notes. Finish has a medium bitterness and a hint of alcohol. Medium plus body, medium carbonation. Overall its a quite good DIPA but a bit harsh on the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4595) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 Tap & bottled. Hazy deep golden body with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, peach, tropical fruits, caramel and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent DIPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Draft @ BrewDog, Malm. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (797) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle pour at home, brought back from Chicago, hint of amber golden pour. Big citrus aroma, flavor thin hops citrus bite. Very smooth beer for a imperial ipa. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (592) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a cloudy golden hue with huge white foamy head. Hops, pineapple, orange, & lemon nose with a powerful hop kick to your buds. A hopheads delight with just the right amount of bitterness. Another tasty little number in a long line of delicious IPAs from those hard working Chicagoans at Pipeworks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (668) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2016
This was an Imperial Assault on my Old Factory Senses, in a good way. Effervescent wafts of citra hops cares my nosebuds, a bright orange cloudy hue entrance my vision, and the luscious lovely taste and notations of of a firm yet gentle Imperial IPA finish me off just right. Also a slight bit alcoholy, eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bomber from Rabbot, drunk 8/4/16.
Lightly-to-minimally hazy, golden-brass body shows ample carbonation and a large, white head with good retention.
Smells nice and sweaty, with lemon oil, light strawberry, conifer and some dank, grassy-greenery. Theres certainly an element of juiciness here, but its by no means a juice bomb (not intended to be, Im sure). Theyve done justice to the citra hop, which is quite finicky, adding no onion/garlic/wet cat and leaving a crackery malt in the background with very light honey and a touch of booze on the end.
In the mouth its fairly soft and round from the dextrinous malts, with a good deal of carbonation propelling the lemony-grassy hops about. Light stone fruits, moderate pine and definitely some hot, pithy resin and alcohol on the end. I think Pipeworks IPAs are great and very clean, except for the surplus of alcohol/resin found in this and even moreso in the Ninja vs. Unicorn I had recently. The Amarillo DIPA still remains my favorite of the ones Ive tried, being less given to the pine and booze. Id really like to see this one down around 8%. Dont really see what benefit pushing 10% abv is doing here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2016
A bruiser of a beer with a very very good Citra aroma and a nice light sweetness to work with the hops inclination towards a fruity flavor of juicy citrus and light tropicality. A damn fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7378) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is caramel toffee sweetness malt a nice citrus hop and some tropical fruit. Taste is more of the sweet caramel malt tropical fruit hops and a booze kick.

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