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Hop Ninja - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Hop Ninja
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LongBeachHopHead on 10-10-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -36.3%

Raziel313, Aug 27, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at Blue Palms.

A: clear, murky yellow.

S: Garlicy hops. Sharp citrus.

T: I know these hops, I just can't call the name. Simcoe? Garlicky, citrus, and strong. Nothing else in this astringently hoppy beer.

M: Dry and intimidating.

O: An abrasive, one-dimensional beer that I enjoyed but is not particularly balanced. Taste at your peril.

AgentMunky, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

AleHunter805, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -12%

jeff1973, Feb 18, 2013
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3.92/5  rDev -9.3%

nealbert, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ubiq3000, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jwswigs, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Mebuzzard, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Rollzroyce21, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

DocJitsu, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ricecracker420, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

dwagner003, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Bwagner1122, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

cornejo, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

topdown, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jsmith6051, May 24, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: An intense hop aroma to this one. Lots of citrus hops and perhaps even more pine. A strong herbal hop aroma, too, with lots of grapefruit peel. Just a touch of grass, a little bit of malt on the back end.

T: Intense resinous and oily pine flavors. Decently bitter without being overly so. Citrus peel and grapefruit hop flavors and a light herbal note. Slight malt sweetness in there somewhere.

M: Medim bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Another solid hoppy beer from Julian/Beachwood. Good stuff.

womencantsail, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Pizza Port
Carlsbad, CA

Dark orange and amber with a thin but persistent off-white head. Tons of lacing left down the glass.

Powerfully pungent, hoppy aroma: lots of citrus (grapefruit) and a ton of pine character.

As in the nose, this is a big, hop-forward DIPA: lots of citrus and tons of pine along with a pretty high level of bitterness throughout.

Medium to thick mouthfeel, though very drinkable.

A very bitter, super hoppy DIPA. This is good stuff.

ehammond1, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

10/14/2011

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A: Yellow gold with perfect clarity. The head is a finger of white sea foam exhibiting good retention and leaving much lacing on the glass.

S: Strong floral notes with a prodigious pine resin presence. There's a touch of candied sweetness but it quickly fades. Notes of tangerine, honeydew, and apricot waft from the glass. Very nice.

T: Grapefruit flesh and rind with a little stone fruit and melon. The beer has a light malt sweetness with a prominent pine resin profile. Bitterness is at an upper moderate level and there's a touch of alcohol in the flavor that wanes apace as the bitterness waxes toward the finish.

M: Medium body with a nice level of upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: Another nice beer from Julian. Recommended.

HopHead84, Oct 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

warnerry, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

TheSamKuehn, Aug 23, 2014
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Hop Ninja from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.