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Love Ninja | Asheville Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
44 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
ashevillebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Milk porter brewed with strawberries, cocoa powder and vanilla beans.

Added by AngusOg on 02-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,967
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours black with nice tan head decent lacing had it on draft
aroma nice strawberry aroma, cocoa and vanilla just a great smell
the taste is wonderful I am a fan of the ninja porter and this is an added strawberry fruit flavor to a great base beer,
feel is medium body a little thin very smooth and creamy

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Photo of Damian74
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave101010
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted malts with moderate aromas of cocoa. That is followed by light aromas of vanilla and strawberry. The non-roasted malt aromas become stronger as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark roasted malts with a hint of charred malts. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of cocoa and light flavors of vanilla and strawberry but very minimal amounts of sweetness. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Enjoyable but I wish the cocoa, vanilla, and strawberry came through the roasted malt flavors and aromas a little more - just a touch more subtle than I would have preferred. Nice drinkability with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 13tido
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rabiddawg
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cnealc
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with garnet highlights; the head, while modest, retains nicely and leaves some slivers of lace

Smell: Raspberry dominant, with chocolate undertones

Taste: Raspberry juice, more sweet than tart; chocolate builds somewhat in the middle, but the raspberry flavors dominate; slightly ashy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Compared to the base beer, this is a bit of a disappointment as it lacks the fulsome chocolate flavor that would balance out the fruit

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Photo of mbfolk
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Love Ninja pours a black color with a big tan head. There are some sweet notes, some raspberry notes. There is a smokey flavor, with small hints of raspberries. Weaker body, a little flat feel. Overall its a nice beer, weaker flavors, just small hints of raspberries.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigTrubble
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, almost black coloring with some mahogany highlights around the edges. Slim, low profile, sparse, light tan head coats the surface. Aromas of rich and tart raspberry fruit forward, with a milk chocolate backbone, subtle roasted notes, and a hint of coffee bitterness. Flavors are raspberry tart and sweet forward, with a crème highlight, bitter coffee backbone, and a ribbon of bittersweet baker's chocolate. Very well balanced and damn tasty. The body is light and dry, per the Porter style, and there is a bit of a crème and chocolate highlight to the otherwise raspberry fruit aftertaste. Tart and sweet through and through. The finish is dry and smooth, with the tart berry notes lingering on. Very tasty beer.

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Photo of Tuckieman
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler as dark roasted coffee color with little/no sunlight showing through and a dark tan head of medium density. Some lacing visible after a couple of minutes. Nose of roasted malts and red berries. Medium mouth expected of a porter. Tastes of roasted malts, slight hops and red berries with a slight coffee finish. Enjoyable porter and I personally like this better than their standard ninja offering.

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Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Love Ninja from Asheville Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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