Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
11-23-2012 17:57:20 | More by macrosmatic
3.7/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
O: Certainly not a bad beer, but disappointing overall, excepting mouthfeel where it does relatively well for a high ABV DIPA. Also, overpriced; this local (same state: SC) beer cost ($8-$9) as much or more than fine beers coming all the way from the West coast (e.g., many from Stone and Rogue).
11-15-2012 22:49:09 | More by chinchill
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap @ The Lodge in Hilton Head SC.
I've been sipping the regular Westbrook IPA all week, and now on our last night here I find this beer on tap and HAD to try it.
Clear light golden body... Small head, rather weak lacing, but decent retention.
Smells hugely of citrus fruits with a light dry booziness coming through.
The flavor has a little sweet bread (think Hawaiin bread) kind of note before the citrus hops just fucking kill it. Large grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and lemon notes with a nice New Zealand hop kick I can pick out.
Good bitterness, not too overwhelming, but firm and strong-- you KNOW you're drinking a hopped up beer for sure. Kind of light body, but good carbonation and a nice dry finish.
Overall-- delicious. It isn't a world class DIPA, but it certainly rocked my world after this past week. Totally worth a try.
09-27-2012 23:57:32 | More by AleWatcher
Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.