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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2011) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FutureCowboy on 09-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Citrus Ninja Exchange is the first of two collaboration beers brewed with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The first incarnation (released on draft only in September 2011) was a single-hopped Cascade double IPA brewed with approximately 50 lbs of fresh grapefruit, and then dry-hopped 4 times in the fermentor.

80 IBU
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 12
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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler fill at Charleston Beer Exchange, the collaborators. So excited!

Appearance- 2 finger head with, no other way to say it, hazy orange tinge.

Smell- Floral and citrus.

Taste- Flowery hops. Orange aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Thick body of an IPA. Surprisingly light for a double IPA.

Overall- Very happy to try something made in collaboration with both of these local favorites of mine. Very pleased with the end result, a very balanced and drinkable IIPA. It has inspired new ideas for my next homebrew.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration brew with the Charleston Beer Exchange crew. 32oz growler, poured into a Lagunitas jar.

Pours a deep, slightly hazy orange, with a terrific stark white head. The nose is chock full of everything promised by the description - gigantic chunky citrus scents, from grapefruit to very pronounced orange, to lemon/lime.

Wow. BRIGHT. Deceptive that it's only Cascade hops in here, but the interaction with the fruit is probably why. Intense citrus character here, with a slight alcohol burn but nothing unexpected. The orange comes through very clearly about mid-way thru, but quickly blends back with the grapefruit troop and the Cascade.

A totally fantastic venture into putting the fruits used to describe hop flavor into a beer with said hops. Want.

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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2011) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.