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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 life’s own battles with a Citra Ninja

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4.6
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Bell’s tulip. Batch # 54. A: Pours a clear amber color with a light yellow head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin film and ring that leaves soapy lace down the glass. S: Big bursts of citrus. Orange flesh, lemon peel, and sticky grapefruit. Some sweet bread malts and a touch of bitter resin on the tail end. This smells ridiculously good. T: More grapefruit in the taste than the smell. Orange and lemon peel with some alcohol bite to it. There is a definite warming, but the booze and warmth doesn’t detract from the overall flavor profile. Some light bready malts with a little bitter green as well. M: Medium bodied with a sticky and slightly oily mouthfeel, but it is surprising light on the finish with a high drinkability. O: This is by far the best thing Pipeworks has pumped out. We all know hops are in their wheelhouse, but their use of the Citra hops really shined in this. Juicy, citrusy and pleasantly sweet. I’m sure I speaking for everyone that’s tried when I say this has to be bottled on a consistent base. Serving type: bottle


4.2
Ktwse (4822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, marmalade, light resin, tropical fruit notes, very refreshing. Taste is rich, resinous and bold, initially quite sweet, then somewhat boozy, and then a lingering resin bitter finish. Rich and creamy body with soft carbonation.

4
ajnepple (6465) - 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.

4
ciocanelu (2465) - 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 it’s a quite good DIPA but a bit harsh on the alcohol.

4
Habanero (4642) - 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.8
anders37 (26251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Draft @ BrewDog, Malmö. 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.

4.3
tcon25 (821) - 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.

4.2
ChiGuy68 (594) - 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 hophead’s 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.

4
pablo951 (670) - 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.

3.7
ClarkVV (6642) - 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. There’s certainly an element of juiciness here, but it’s by no means a juice bomb (not intended to be, I’m sure). They’ve 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 it’s 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 I’ve tried, being less given to the pine and booze. I’d really like to see this one down around 8%. Don’t really see what benefit pushing 10% abv is doing here.

4.6
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.


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