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Reaper Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KFBR392 on 10-10-2013)
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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch number 525/526.

A- Looks very much like a barleywine, pouring a hazy ruby/ dark amber color with a good amunt of off-white head which hangs around awhile. Some sticky lacing is seen along the sides of the glass as well.

S- Caramel toffee like malts along with some pine from the hops.

T- Up front is tons of rye and overall malt character. Then come the hops, mostly leaving a piney resin taste.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter for a barleywine, drinks fairly hot fresh.

Another nice offering from Pipeworks, and I was lucky to grab a few more bottles to see how it does with some age.

vic21234, Tuesday at 10:14 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 221/222/223

Appearance: Out from the bottle, a hard pour releases an inch or so of foam that covers the cola colored liquid; not much staying power in the head and it swiftly fades to a ringlet/archipelago; plenty of splashy lacing, though

Smell: Mellowed toffee aroma mixed together piney hops

Taste: The toffee tones in the aroma jut forward but are quickly subsumed by the piney and spicy bitterness; between the pine and the spicy rye tones, the malt struggles to remain relevant though it does linger somewhat into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer may have a year of age, but the bitterness that is still around means this beer must have been hellaciously bitter in its youth; I just wish there was more malt to balance out the bitterness as it is a bit thin for the style

brentk56, Oct 09, 2014
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Reaper Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.