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Easter Bunny Vs Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Easter Bunny Vs UnicornEaster Bunny Vs Unicorn

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
The unsuspecting unicorn was decorating eggs, when out of NO HARE, he heard "Your ass is artificial grass!". Before The Unicorn could get a peep, the Easter Bunny, in a ball of furry, attacked with kung (bunny fu) foo carrot-y chops. The Unicorn whipped the hare back and forth, fighting Bunny's intense hop kick with a wheat wine. Don't worry. The Easter Bunny was charged with Energizer battery. The Unicorn will live to dye another day!

All puns aside, we've changed up the recipe on this batch of Easter Bunny vs Unicorn. It's fuller in body, with more wheat. We've also added Hallerteau Blanc hops to the dry hop. It's delicious!

Added by ahbithwabm on 04-13-2014

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 146
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a deep chestnut color. nice reddish and brown hues. a small half finger of a tannish head that fades pretty quickly and leaves behind a small lacing. hazy and dark but does have a brightness to it when held to the light

Smell: opens up with a strong whiff of hops. some tropical fruit to a pine and resiny hop. some peppery and spicy character to it. strong and slightly astringent alcohol, but it works well with the taste. strong malt backbone consisting of wheat and candy sweetness

Taste: opens up with a wheat taste that is quickly cut by alcohol, a good strong dose of it. tropical fruits, spicy and piney hops. a bit resiny, lots of sweetness near the end. caramel and toffee malts, some sweet and toasty malts to. everything is well balanced but very strong in flavor.

Mouthfeel: good light wispy wheat, lots of alcohol strength and heat. bitterness is strong and wins out in the end, but there is a strong sweetness to it.

Overall: a very well done wheatwine. great combo of strong and sweet malts along with very tasty and bitter hops. alcohol plays a large part and goes nicely with everything else in the beer.

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Photo of 77apm
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DrKarl
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekQXQX
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of joeseppy
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper clear pour. Cascading uprush of hop excitement. Neat to watch- for the moment.

Big hop rush and floral. Candied sweetness. A bit weedy and pithy grapefruit.

It's all hop and deep bready sweetness malt. It's like chewing on a hop cone. Alcohol boisterous on the back end, maybe too much booze sensual influence.

On the thicker side and deep rich malt and hop lingering.

An American strong for sure and a rich wheat malt make this the wine. Sitting on the fence tween Barleywine and DIPA. Expect richness and depth. Big on hop and 'Big' on booze to confound your session. You not cuuurushing this.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjf007
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of beergorrilla
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyNicks
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose resembles that of a barleywine as it presents a very malty aroma with some chocolate malt, dark fruit and a fruity hop tone.

The flavor is a wheat wine, literally wheat and wine. There's a light hop bitterness before it becomes malty with caramel. It finishes with honey and some fruity hop tones of grapefruit, tangerines and orange.

Certainly different and unusual but definitely tasty and worthwhile.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersdmf17
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Collins glass.

Look is a hazy Amber with a thin light head.

Lots of toasted caramel on the nose.

Aggressively hopped initially but giving way to a toasted caramel sweetness. The extreme contrast between the two really ends up with a balanced beer.


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Photo of mkirkland80
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy boozy fruits in a creamy malt base, full of bitterness; herbal notes accent the hops, and counter the sugars from the malt. Pretty full on the body, relatively dense, but still smooth and caramel soft. Pipeworks keeps hitting them out of the park.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #371-374 printed on the label. Yet another new holiday seasonal beer from Pipeworks. My first wheatwine from these guys, so I am not sure of what to expect at all.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a typical burnt sienna orange / ruby colored body with maybe the tiniest bit of sediment noticeable. A finger of creamy frothy khaki head. Thin spotty lacing. It doesn't look too much different than their regular DIPA / barleywine fare.

S - Smell has the aroma of a lot of the bigger Pipeworks' DIPAs - grapefruit, rinds, soapiness, mild alcohol fumes, bready malt presence.

T - Taste follows the nose - bitter grapefruit / orange hop presence takes the front seat, with some bready / caramel malts in the background. Mild alcohol fumes. Tastes more like a DIPA to me than some of the other wheatwines I've tried, but I'm all for switching things up.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another nice one from Pipeworks. Not entirely sure how authentic this remains to the style, but it suits me well enough, and fits in well with the rest of the 'Ninja vs. Unicorn' beer series. Recommended, but probably not one I would try again.

Pipeworks Easter Bunny Vs Unicorn ---4/5.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from Tanger112 (awesome extra, thanks man!). Bottled 4/10/14. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours an attractive, deep chestnut hue with two fingers of beige head. Very little retention other than a small halo and almost no lace.

A bounty of fruity hops dominate the nose. Peach, mango, tangerine and pineapple with some sweet toffee and caramel in the background. Smells great.

Those hoppy aromas weren't just a tease. Mandarins, mango, citrus zest and peach lead the way. Then the malt bill comes into focus, proving that there is in fact a wheat wine underneath. Sweet burnt caramel, toffee and a hint of cracker. A slight booze heat on the back end but it fits well. Quite an interesting two headed beast with some pleasing aspects of both imperial IPA and wheatwine.

Syrupy, oily, medium-full feel with moderate carbonation. Peaches, oranges and toffee linger in the finish.

This might not be what I'd reach for when I want a wheatwine but I think it's delicious. It's almost like a double/imperial Gumballhead. Two of my favorite styles in on bottlee- the sweet caramel, toffee, mild heat and body I enjoy in a wheatwine with an outstanding DIPA hop profile. Quite glad to have tried this while it's so freash. An excellent brew.

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Easter Bunny Vs Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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