I continue to try and grab every Pipeworks ninja I see and review them all. This time I have Cascade Ninja, which I have had before reviewing it but wanted to buy it again so I could write a review (and have the bottle for my Ninja collection).
Appearance: Deep copper/light amber color, 1 finger head and some super sticky lacing. Standard Ninja artwork.
Nose: Pretty juicy citrus smell with some grapefruit notes sticking out. Lot of floral and spice coming out of the nose as well.
Taste/Mouth: Spicy and citrusy with some floral notes as well from the nose. Pretty brutal on your palate, very hoppy and bitter. Finished dry and with some heat and a bit from the alcohol content.
Availability: Rotating with hop availability, prices around $10 and pretty readily available in Chicago.
Overall: Another ninja showcasing a great hop. This one is in the middle of the pack as far as ranking the Ninjas. I don’t think its one of their best but I would buy it again as I definitely still consider it to be a solid beer that I enjoyed drinking. Another job well done Pipeworks.