Citrus Ninja Exchange | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

ABV changes by year

Added by FutureCowboy on 09-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
102
Ratings:
703
pDev:
10.12%
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3.19/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Consumed extremely fresh (within two weeks of bottling). This beer is exactly what I don't like in IIPAs. It features a heavy sweet malt backbone that adds massive caramel/honey notes to the beer and detracts from the hop and grapefruit profile. There was a still a nice bitterness and some grapefruit notes present, but all I could taste was the big sweet malt bill.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop thanks to a tip from thatoneguymike. Poured into a tapered rocks glass. Slight haze, orangey amber color with off-white head that held for 30 seconds. Collar holds for a few minutes. Aroma is extremely grapefruit forward, with what I assume is citra/simcoe/cascade. Some spice aromas, a decent amount of tropical type sweetness as well. Taste is also extremely grapefruit forward throughout. Some hop bite in the middle, the spice comes at the end. Grapefruit tart tang holds until the mid-palate. Reminds me of when I was young and used to raid my neighbors' grapefruit trees and split on open to eat. Enjoyable mouthfeel with high carbonation and filled bodied for an IPA.

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Citrus Ninja Exchange from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 703 ratings