Australian Summer Ninja - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a teku glass
A - It pours a murky orange/amber color. I have never seen an IPA that I could not see through at least a little. This has all kinds of suspended yeast in it. It is topped with three inches of beige head.
S - I get a floral and citrus combination in the aroma. I get a little tea, as well.
T - The first thing I taste is the floral hops. Then some of the citrus flavors come into play with a bitter grapefruit finish.
M - Medium and a little chalky.
O - This was a good IPA. I have either loved or disliked DIPA's from Pipeworks so far. I loved Ninja vs. Unicorn. I like this one.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 04:26:41 | More by buschbeer
3.43/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle, batch from early September 2013. Poured into a Founders' snifter today, 10/30/2013.
Pours a very dark brown-copper colour with a very effervescent offwhite head that has insane retention. Its been 5 minutes since I poured it and there's still a dense half centimeter head that shows no signs of receding. Lots of lacing on the glass as it goes down.
Smells fairly sharp and zesty. A nice orange peel mixed in with a little bit of pine. Rest is toffee, caramel and bready malts in the background. Not particularly interesting, but it is different than most other IPAs I've smelled.
Blech. Its mostly a non-descript bitterness throughout, maybe hints of citrus zest, and finishes with a bland pine bitterness. Throughout the palate, there is a strong but not particularly interesting malt sweetness. You'd wonder if the beer was too old, but I suspect that the aromatic hop profile just didn't balance out the bittering hops and strong base malts. In other words, not a very well done beer. It might have been better fresh, but I really don't think it would have been.
Typical Pipeworks DIPA mouthfeel. Medium-fuller bodied, well carbonated, good dry finish. Not too resinous, but definitely leaves you with a nice bitter aftertaste.
Disappointing, didn't enjoy this one as much as all of the other Pipeworks DIPAs. I suspect that the hops weren't used optimally, or I just didn't like the hop flavours used here. Maybe its New Zealand that does the hops better... nevertheless I won't fault Pipeworks too much- the rest of the Ninja series has yet to let me down.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2013 03:05:45 | More by Stevedore
Australian Summer Ninja from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.