Citrus Ninja Exchange
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.12%
Ratings:
704
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 30, 2019
Added:
Sep 26, 2011
Wants:
  94
Gots:
  96
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Citrus Ninja Exchange is the first of two collaboration beers brewed with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The first incarnation (released on draft only in September 2011) was a single-hopped Cascade double IPA brewed with approximately 50 lbs of fresh grapefruit, and then dry-hopped 4 times in the fermentor. The 2012 version has a simplified malt bill and uses a blend of American and New Zealand hop varieties.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Nugganooch from California

Recieved this in trade with mdfb79 back in Nov/Dec 2015 - Thanks Dan!
22oz bomber with a nonic pint

Appearance of sunburnt orange, cloudy with floating debris. Nice sudsy foam khaki top with some loose sticking bubbles. Smells of grapefruit zest and malt sugars. A bit of stinging booze and herbal pine hop as well. The flavor falls short of expectations here. Heavy with the caramel malt action it becomes a bit muddled and already somewhat stale with an overwhelming alcohol presence. Low-moderate actual hop bitterness. Some grapefruit highlights. While I do recall this bottle had a few months on it this one was a bit of a mess for me. Too boozy and the grapefruit had already lost its luster I am afraid. I was pretty hopeful for this one and glad to have tried.
Looks like it is retired now, oh well

Dec 30, 2019
 
4.33 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Nov 29, 2016
 
4.13 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Aug 07, 2016
 
3.92 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 04, 2016
 
4.5 by vziznznzyz from North Carolina on May 01, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AdamAlway from Colorado

L: Soft golden orange that is very cloudy with a lot of bubbles. One inch thick white head that leaves a lot of lacing and has very good retention.

S: A ton of hops with a lot of citrus (obviously) and a little bit of grapefruit. There is the faintest hit of pine and earthy tons.

T: Like biting into an orange. Juicy without overwhelming sweetness. It finishes nicely with soft hops leading to a very gentle bitterness. Reminds me of Blue Moon, but way way better.

F: Very smooth with a decently heavy body. The carbonation is fairly light.

O: A good beer, but definitely could have used more hops. The Blue Moon comparison is spot on in my opinion with a splash of hops.

Apr 13, 2016
 
4 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Mar 21, 2016
 
4.06 by cd34 from Illinois on Mar 12, 2016
 
4 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 14, 2016
 
4.35 by TheBeard89 from Alabama on Jan 24, 2016
 
4.27 by Mangbus from Florida on Jan 12, 2016
 
4.04 by erjaq from California on Dec 15, 2015
 
4.24 by Martyrob from North Carolina on Dec 11, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by wdberkley from Illinois

Acquired this in a trade. Poured dark golden/orange, grapefruit, tangerines on the nose. Huge grapefruit notes on the initial sip, followed by more citrus/tropical fruit, slight malt character, comes off a little bitter yet sweet. Heard this compared to Grapefruit Sculpin - I think it's better. Less grapefruit forward, it's present but it doesn't overpower the beer at all. Nice IPA

Dec 11, 2015
 
4.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2015
 
4 by Blinkyoureyes from Tennessee on Dec 07, 2015
 
4 by brandoman63 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2015
 
4 by Brewsed from North Carolina on Dec 01, 2015
 
4.13 by Orlando from Illinois on Nov 30, 2015
 
4.21 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina on Nov 27, 2015
 
4.55 by lanciloti from Illinois on Nov 19, 2015
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ksimons from Illinois

Bottled on 9/11/15
A-a bright orange golden color with a thin layer of white head that leaves a layer of lacing around the top

S-aroma is of citrus and a malt backbone

T-taste is similar to the smell with more of a malt body with orange citrus and tropical fruits

M-medium body, soft carbonation

Overall a very citrus forward beer, not sure if some of the taste has diminished since bottle date but still pretty tasty

Nov 17, 2015
 
4.06 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Nov 15, 2015
 
4.53 by parris from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2015
 
4.1 by SFC21 from Florida on Nov 10, 2015
 
4 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey on Nov 09, 2015
 
3.97 by baklo from North Carolina on Nov 09, 2015
 
3.45 by R11415 from New York on Nov 08, 2015
 
4 by dandaugherty1221 from New York on Nov 08, 2015
 
3.76 by brbrocc from New York on Nov 06, 2015
 
3.75 by Beastcpa from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2015
 
3.85 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey on Oct 30, 2015
 
4.54 by cducap from Indiana on Oct 28, 2015
 
4.67 by jhawkvol from Tennessee on Oct 27, 2015
 
4.36 by JC333 from New York on Oct 25, 2015
 
4.05 by AMCimpi from New York on Oct 24, 2015
 
4 by Jamato14 from North Carolina on Oct 23, 2015
 
4.36 by Vivs85 from New York on Oct 21, 2015
 
4 by Domvan from Texas on Oct 20, 2015
 
3.25 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Oct 19, 2015
Citrus Ninja Exchange from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 704 ratings