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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%


Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This year’s 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. At 9.5% ABV, this beer means business.

(Beer added by: jsanford on 07-23-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-07-2012 21:35:20 | More by CitizenGrain
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dogdoc for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TCCB pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy deep gold with a one-finger white head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Big caramel notes from malt, a citrus background with some grassy hop notes in there too.

T: Sweet caramel, then pine resin and some orange rind from the hops. This is coming across overly sweet and underly complex.

M: A bit heavy bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, decent carbonation sensation, alcohol fairly well hidden.

O: Did i say sweet? Almost like an orange dreamsicle sweetness. It isn't a bad beer, but I went into it with hopes of being blown away. More citrus in the nose than the palate, but not huge amounts in either. I'm just not a huge fan of this beer, but it's not bad.

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Poured the murky, orange-amber beer from a 22 oz bottle dated 19 June 2012 into a snifter with nary a head. Nonetheless, some lacing was left on the glass,

The fruity nose foreshadows a flavor [3.75] in which grapefruit, lemon and other vague citrus fruit flavors dominate, with a bit of pine resin too. Plenty bitter, as expected, but the bitterness and harshness of a high ABV DIPA are both tempered by a detectable sweetness and light maltiness.

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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.