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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 254
Gots: 90 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ninja vs. Unicorn celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you’re rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you’ll enjoy Ninja vs. Unicorn.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-23-2012)
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Ninjabrew

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well I had to weigh in on this one and let me tell you first that the Ninja won this epic battle!!! Though if any (SF) unicorns want a redo I'm game ;)

A very solid hop blast of a IIPA with American Hops. Aroma is magnificient very fruity and floraly. Taste is very good but could not match the smell as this is an awesome smelling beer. Overall this is a top 5 DIPA anyway you "slice" it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 22:55:33 | More by Ninjabrew
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Omnium

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Hazed orange gold with a finger of soapy white head medium lacing.
S - Tons of sweet peach, grape, papaya, slightly astringent, some dankness, sweet malt too.
T - Very very sweet malt, kinda boozy, lots of fruit flavor, peach and mango, sweet pineapple, a little melon.
M - Clingy sweet, bitter, very full, a little burn.
O - Very good aroma, flavor gets too abrasive as it warms up.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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07-20-2014 14:31:47 | More by Corando
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Illinois

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-18-2014 23:10:23 | More by thatoneguymike
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 19:21:40 | More by robear
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: I poured this beer three minutes ago and have not touched it. The head is still fully intact, about a finger’s worth. Some random big bubbles are lodged inside this otherwise creamy head. Below the head is a UT-style burnt orange colored beer with a bit of haze. The lacing is nearly perfect with a thicker ring around the top, but coverage of about 95% of the backside of the glass for the rest of it.

SMELL: I love this smell; orange, chalky and earthy. As the beer warms some more traditional grapefruit and pine aromas reach the nose.

TASTE: Piney, resinous and dank…oh wait, no, maybe this is big, juicy, freshly hopped and citrusy like a Double IPA should be…or maybe it’s both. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, mandarin, lemon, grass, dirty, anise, chalk, lemon, deliciousness. Motherf…er, this is a beautiful tasting beer.

MOUTHFEEL: Rich, creamy, yet still very smooth. These are not words that are typically heard in the description of a Double IPA, but they work. And this is most certainly a DIPA. The hop character is decidedly and bright and fresh even if it lacks the sparkle that typically compliments the Imperial IPA.

OVERALL: It doesn’t get much better than this. My three desert island beers only change once in a while, like maybe every 10 months or so…and I think this one just gained that status. I love this beer.

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.