Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Our double IPA collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. Last years batch was a single-hopped Cascade double IPA brewed with 50 lbs of fresh grapefruit and was released on draft only. This years 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Growler from Piggly Wiggly Myrtle Beach. Nice orange color....slight head. I was surprised to see this is an all Cascade beer....I thought it was some funky new hop blend or something. Seems like a big waste of grapefruit because I dont get much of it. It reminds me a lot of Gubna....kind of has a oniony taste to me. This is a big beer and could be called boozy and slightly malty. Really poor aroma. I want my fresh IIPS to have a big flower aroma...this has none.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (5048) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5866) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle picked up at Five Point Liquors in Valdosta, Georgia. Aroma is extremely earthy, taste is nice, perhaps a little harsh. A dirty bitter end game to this beer…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Big citrus aroma... grapefruit, lemon, orange. Nice hopphippy bite at finish with a medium body and robust lively mouthfeel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (452) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4541) - 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 didnt mean to age it. It would have been better fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Hazy matt medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity, riped fruity, light to moderate lemon - lime - citrus - grapefruit, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tropical fruit - peach, fruity, hoppy, belgium yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130111]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (3045) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ Fonefan. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, hops, fruit. Flavor is hops, malt, fruit, grapefruit, pineneedles, bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15917) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Berliner Weisse Takeover, Ulfborg 2013. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Yeast and citrus fruit. Wet hay. Massive bitterness. Pine, citrus and grapefruit. Quite yeasty and flowery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16587) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle, 9%. Hazy/unclear dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, hops, exotic fruit and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, citrus, hops, bitter, little grapefruit, pine, little harsh and a little sweet.

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