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Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012)
- Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Westbrook Brewing Co.
Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA
Limited (brewed once).
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
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.
(Beer added by: jsanford on 07-23-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
first bomber i've purchased in the state of Alabama...
a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy off-white head into a snifter that left great lacing and billowing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big citrus hops. tons of grapefruit.
t - huge citrus grapefruit bomb. lip-smacking good.
m - slick, medium.
o - intense and terrific DIPA. really digging Westbrook since I discovered them at Brewvival in Charleston.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 14:20:42 |
More by GPHarris
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.
Pours a nice copper note with some slight haze to it and some orange edges. There is a nice 0.25 inch white head formed with some nice dense bubbles that recedes slowly leaving some lace.
Aroma is deliciously, dare I say, citrusy. Nice grapefruit, tons of it to be exact. Citrusy and very very floral. Orange and tangerine notes can also be perceived. Resinous piney notes are present with some hop juice notes. Mild malt bread notes can be perceived with some slight sweetness on the back but it is mostly a very hop heavy beer in the nose.
Taste is interesting. Definitely hopy and delicious. Very grassy and herbal as well. Tons of grapefruit and tangerine notes. Orange rind and other citrus fruits mix in some acidity and sweetness to this very enjoyable "hop bomb". Some grainy notes can be perceived on the background with some slight bread notes but they are quickly overwhelmed by some more hops and some good pine notes. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky with some lower carbonation but still some nice prickly bubbles.
This is a great DIPA. Very nicely done with tons of hops that are well flavored and not too overwhelming.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2012 00:11:48 |
More by JoEBoBpr
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a wonderful pale orangey hue with a tall fluffy snow white head that settles slow to a nice cap that leaves sheets of lacing down glass.
An explosive hoppy, citrus and citrus rind aroma leaps from the glass. Leaving me mildly hallucinating as I pull the glass from my nose holes.
Again the taste just SCREAMS of citrus fruit and rind. Strong bittering seems to race to the tongue leaving a pleasingly strong citrus rind. The bittering flavor is courted by ample booze pitching woo for a nice compliment. The booze is not at all unpleasant, rather dare I say...refreshing.
After a LONG day laboring in the sun on a famousely hot columbia day, this is quite refreshing. The quaffability is highlighted by an immensly pleasing dry character and oily citrus goodness.
Damn Edward you folk did one haaluva job on this one. Hard to belive that this is my 1st review for these guys. Definitly improved on last years brew, which I really enjoyed.
Serving type: growler
08-03-2012 01:18:38 |
More by welldigger888
Citrus Ninja Exchange (2012) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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