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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | 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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05-30-2013 15:04:04 | More by djmichaelk
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-30-2013 03:00:16 | More by JISurfer
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-23-2013 19:10:31 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2013 21:51:11 | More by rjknyy
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-31-2013 21:22:11 | More by mikeincharleston
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Greensean

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-19-2013 01:21:59 | More by Greensean
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-17-2013 00:27:06 | More by ADTaber
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saeh

France

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-16-2013 18:29:30 | More by saeh
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-01-2013 23:39:56 | More by SPRichard
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-06-2013 05:54:44 | More by sendbeer
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-23-2012 17:36:14 | More by Patrickbrusil
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-18-2012 00:59:22 | More by Satchboogie
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macrosmatic

Florida

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
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chinchill

South Carolina

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).

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-20-2012 07:01:54 | More by CarolinaKev
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Illinois

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.

Me likey.

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
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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.