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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a RJ Rockers shaker. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lemon, lime, citrus, citrus hop, and grapefruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, lemon, citrus hop, grapefruit, and lime. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The citrus aspect going on here was definitely the dominate aroma and flavor. However I was really expecting to be completely blown away by the hops on this one due to a recipe tweek that lightened the malt bill on this one to make the hops dominate it. It really in my opinion ended up being really well balanced with a ton of various citrus aspects going on. Definitely a well done brew that I would suggest any IPA fan try at least once.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 18:28:01 | More by thagr81us
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4/5  rDev -1%

08-29-2012 01:00:08 | More by xxcarpxx
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11-10-2012 00:27:40 | More by Keith_R
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07-29-2012 01:56:59 | More by AUTOwrXER
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4/5  rDev -1%

08-03-2012 20:18:47 | More by CBlack85
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08-07-2012 17:20:49 | More by elkinbrown
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07-30-2012 00:18:33 | More by fehrminator
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08-18-2012 14:47:18 | More by slowdaddy
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06-29-2013 02:43:45 | More by CGMLS3
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South Carolina

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10-20-2012 07:01:54 | More by CarolinaKev
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04-14-2013 11:46:57 | More by irish01980
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South Carolina

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to mikeincharleston for the bottle. Thanks Mike! 22 oz bottle served in a Founders tulip. Bottled July 19th, 2012 (!!!)

A: Pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and bubble collar that leaves splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Big hop oils up front. Lots of citrus rind, mostly a semi-tart grapefruit, and some resiny smells going on. The malt body is muddled underneath, but a residual sweetness is there to remind you that (hopefully) the malts will be there to balance out the massive hops.

T: Definitely hoppy, but the malt body really comes on strong to balance out the residual hop oils. Slightly tart grapefruit rind with a touch of flesh, some lemon zest, pine bitterness and malty sweetness.

M: Sticky body, but the finish is definitely on the drier side. Medium carbonation. Slightly teeth coating as well which is surprising for the dryness of the finish.

O: The was a definite hop bomb with a dry malt body. I think there maybe was slightly too much going on hop and fruit wise, but it was still a solid beer that I'm glad I got the chance to try. Thanks, Mike!

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Florida

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Indiana

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tewaris

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean and thin looking... I am hoping it'll be dry. Sweet, citrus and fruity aroma... I would have missed how malt forward the aroma was had someone not pointed it out.

Regardless, there was only little sweetness in the taste. It was prominently bitter and citrusy. Light feel, good carbonation and a clean finish.

Westbrook makes some good beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.