Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by C20Percent:
3.78/5 rDev -11.5%
Just bought in Chicago from Binny's -- no freshness date.
A: Pours a pale gold with a small white bubbly head. I poured hard and still got little head. Semi-hazy -- no issues there. Lacing is sparse. Just above average overall.
S: Nice blend of pine and citrus sweetness. Caramel malts. Bits of tropical notes in the aroma as well. Some resin.
T: Taste malt forward to me. Slightly boozy finish in the beginning, which disappears in the beer-drinking experience. Not especially bitter. Not a huge flavor profile. I would say this is a rather mild DIPA.
M: Worst part of the brew. Carbonation is butt. Body is forgettable. Slightly biting at first -- smooths out over time. This should have been much better.
O: Just above an average DIPA. My expectations were expectedly high for this Pipeworks brew, and they were not met. This is the second underwhelming Pipeworks beer I've had. Again, there is no freshness date on the bottle, so this could be an age issue. I don't know. I want a bigger flavor profile and it's just not here. I guess it doesn't help that I've been drinking On the Wings nonstop since early May. I would wager this would be better on draft.
05-27-2013 22:35:07 | More by C20Percent
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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 1,077 ratings.