Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)
BA SCORE
4.05/5
84 Ratings
Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jsanford on 07-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
84
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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