Pours clear with minimal carbonation. A white, thick, and sticky finger of foam covers. Lacing is dotted, sticky and heavy. Retention is mild at best.
Aroma is definitely that stereotypical Nelson Sauvin hop: strawberry and kiwi.
Taste has light sweetness up front that carries gently throughout, helping to balance. Lots of late hops with alcohol adding more to the bitterness than the hops. Lots of late hops and whirl-pooling?
Not as dry as most DIPAs but not juicy either. Solid mouth feel. Hints of alcohol abound in the finish, lingering and adding some bitterness.
I don't remember some of the other Ninja beers having such a big alcohol hit as this one. Takes a hit to the drinkability of the beer. Nelson hops come through much stronger in the great aroma than the flavor. Nice beer but not great. Enjoy!