Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by notchucknorris:
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
First Pipeworks! Thanks, Tyler!
A: Pours a glowing orange color with just a touch of chill haze. Beautiful one finger cream colored head leaves nice lace with each sip. The slightest swirl brings the head right back up again.
S: Mango, peach and caramel with a touch of pine in the background. It's a bit faint, but I get some grapefruit as well. Not the strongest smell, but it's pretty inviting.
T: Opens with some nice sweet citrus hops and smooth biscuity malt. Pink grapefruit, tangerine and light peach slowly turn to peppery pine and resin near the middle. Finish brings a touch of cracked black pepper and some nice grapefruit pith. Everything is remarkably well balanced by the malt in here, which lends just a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is lush and full without ever becoming heavy. Prickly carbonation breaks things up nicely. A fantastic and insanely drinkable DIPA. I would love to be able to drink this on a regular basis.
03-05-2014 04:26:59 | More by notchucknorris
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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
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