Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by AndyP612:
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
Bomber picked up from The Beer Temple in Chicago poured into Darkness stem.
A- Hazy glowing gold with very small head no lacing and not bubbly whatsoever.
S- Big fruity hops hit you right up front. Tons of fresh fruit with hints of orange, pineapple and sweet grapefruit. Ruby red grapefruit flavors begin to grow and really stand out. Very sweet nose almost scares me in that
T- Follows the nose with the amount of grapefruit it really is really the star here. Musty, dank hops are relevant throughout: really nice. Not quite as big as most DIPAs which is a welcome change. Very much so on the lighter side of things which is expected with the relatively low 8.5% abv when compare to others of the same style.
M- Really nice, low carbonation light medium bodied mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable.
O- Really nice offering from Pipeworks. It really delivers on flavor while not being too heavy which is perfect for this time of year and the grapefruit flavor really takes over. Nice balance of low carbonation and big flavor compliment and round out everything quite well. Would buy again and again... Be better if there were six packs to be had. I don't do well with bombers. Cheers.
05-18-2013 21:12:41 | More by AndyP612
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
Batch 48, bottled 10/24/12
A - Pours clear slightly burnt orange with one finger of off-white head. Head has good retention and leaves some spotty lacing.
S - Big citrus hops aroma, with a lot of grapefruit, and some orange as well. Some pine hops. Malt aroma is pretty mild, with a bready aspect. Pretty standard DIPA aroma, but the citrus presence is very nice.
T - As big as the citrus aroma was, the citrus taste is much bigger, in a great way. Lots of grapefruit zest, some juicy orange pulp and a bit of tangerine. Taste also has some nice pine and grassy hops. Nice earthy bitterness. This is a really fresh bottle, and the malt component is a footnote, but does provide a bit of depth.
M - Mouthfeel is very smooth for such a hoppy beer. The malts provide a nice amount of body, though the finish has an intense lingering earthy bitterness. Very nice.
O - This is an excellent DIPA. The body is big, but not sweet, and the hops provide a lot of different flavors, not just intense bitterness. The citrus is very nice. Look forward to having this again.
10-31-2012 02:19:28 | More by warnerry
3.75/5 rDev -12.2%
Acquired via trade
Unfiltered golden orange with a large, moonscape near-white head that lasts and lasts, eventually leaving some irregular lacing down the glass.
A sweet and somewhat simple aroma, and probably this beer's weak spot, if it has one. There's mild citrus and simple syrup aromas combining pleasantly.
Moderately bitter, decent pine and citrus presence, orange syrup, and just a hint of alcohol presence.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering citrus flavor. Very nice.
Very nice, though it was better at colder temperatures.
06-19-2012 01:42:50 | More by ehammond1
Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.