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Hop Ninja - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Hop Ninja
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mhaugo, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Topher78, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mcdonald422, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

largadeer, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Rau71, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jsmith6051, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

CoolEthan, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

FLBeerGuy, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of BRANDY818
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Normally IPAs that are 9% ABV are too much for me and wear me out. I was delighted to try this ale and surprised when I saw how strong it was.

It looks beautiful, it smells like a bag of citrus hops, it tastes like pine and citrus and it leaves a delicious and long lingering bitter sweet finish.

If anything it is too easy to drink and it should have caution signs all around it.

Not sure I've ever had a strong IPA that tasted this good. Yes I am looking at you Pliny!

BRANDY818, Apr 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

CEDAMA, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

OMsweetOM, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler from subpoenadeuces. Thanks dude! Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap and spotty lace. Mostly transparent, lightly hazed orange body.

S - Old-school mix of hops here: pine, orange, dank marijuana, some tropical notes, a bit of earthiness. Neutral bready malt backbone and well-concealed alcohol.

T - The taste is super heavy on the citrus, with some dank marijuana, pine, and zesty herbs arriving late. Low malt character, with light sugary sweetness to it. Hefty bitterness in the finish, and well-hidden booze.

M - Smooth, medium body, pleasant carbonation. Sufficiently hefty, but still a lighter DIPA. No obvious alcohol heat and quite easy to drink. I could stand a bit more dryness for my tastes.

D - A really excellent double IPA that would have been world-class 3-4 years ago before the onslaught of new hop varietals. Still, would happily drink this any time I encountered. We crushed the growler, even after drinking quite a high-ABV beers earlier in the evening.

MasterSki, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

erha2, Mar 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

lear456089, Mar 04, 2013
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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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3.8/5  rDev -12%

jeff1973, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

SubpoenaDeuces, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

popery, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at the brewpub in Long Beach. Reviewing from notes.

The pour reveals a slightly hazy brass liquid with a rocky pure white head. Huge amounts of lace cling to the glass. Aromatic floral hop notes fill the smell. Some tangerine and grapefruit mix with passionfruit notes. The taste is delicate and balanced. Tropical sweet hop notes blend flawlessly with a citric bitterness and layers of bready, cookie dough malts. Alcohol is impeccably hidden behind all the hop and malt flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a spritzy carbonation. Floral hop notes in the finish eventually give way to a long long lasting bitterness.

This is an outstanding DIPA. Hop forward but very well balanced. A subtler, more tropical hop character than their Melrose IPA. Went amazingly with my spicy sausage sandwich.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 07, 2012
Hop Ninja from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.