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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ninja Vs. UnicornNinja Vs. Unicorn

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1,094 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 266
Gots: 113 | 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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Wseitz

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.6%

04-22-2012 02:56:47 | More by Wseitz
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beerhawk41

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

05-09-2012 15:40:56 | More by beerhawk41
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JaysusJr

Illinois

2/5  rDev -53.2%

11-14-2012 05:38:37 | More by JaysusJr
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kscaldef

Oregon

2/5  rDev -53.2%

08-28-2013 05:00:26 | More by kscaldef
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bashiba

Iowa

2.6/5  rDev -39.1%

Poured a cloudy amber/orange with a light thin off white head.

The smell was very buttery diacetyly with a big shot of green pine and juniper.

The flavor is diacetyl laden as well, big buttery and slick with most of the hops being bittering hops, has a strong juniper bitter finish, with a bit of sweet caramel malt sneaking through a bit. A very strange blend.

The mouthfeel was slick and resiny.

Not a good double IPA, very flawed, couldn't even finish.

09-18-2012 12:37:56 | More by bashiba
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

06-16-2013 02:35:19 | More by kbuzz
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-20-2013 22:44:26 | More by DonFrap
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-13-2014 23:49:41 | More by Nichols33
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mrjmann

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.7%

03-12-2014 03:23:55 | More by mrjmann
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -26.7%

Pours a cloudy dark copper color with bright golden orange edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing on the way down.

Earthy floral hop aroma with fresh cut grass and a strong resinous pine needle character countered by a sweet malt backbone. Hints of spruce tip and earthy soil followed by caramel malt, toast, nut and toffee. Surprisingly one dimensional hop profile. Lacking in sweetness and has too strong of a malt presence in the nose for my preference.

Medium body with a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over a strong malt backbone into a very dry finish. Very earthy/soil-y with bitter, grassy hops and pine sap countered by sweet caramel malt, toffee, biscuit, toast and a touch of oak. There's some slight boozy sweetness toward the finish but the high ABV is well masked. Overall, this beer was a bit of a disappointment for me. The malt flavors are too prominent and the hop profile is very one dimensional. Not a bad beer, just boring.

06-03-2014 06:56:48 | More by corby112
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

06-04-2013 01:30:17 | More by krl2112
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

10-22-2012 15:32:18 | More by jacewg
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Efay

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

12-13-2012 23:48:33 | More by Efay
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

07-05-2014 12:32:40 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

05-06-2014 01:56:43 | More by NooseJustice
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sbxx

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -23%

Appearance - Pours a clear golden yellow. I hate to say it, but it looks just like piss, haha. But ironically, that's a good thing in this case! Nice, clear, golden honey color. One finger of head. Nice lacing. Very inviting.

Smell - Bready, citrusy hops.

Taste - Boom! Big bitter hop flavor with a solid backbone. Some background pine. A bit of alcohol vapor on the breath. As it gets warmer, it gets harder to swallow. Alcohol bite, Hello.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very light carbonation, almost like the bare minimum. Clean, wet finish.

Overall - For $10 a bomber, I'm gonna pass on this one next time. It started off great while cold, but as it warmed, the taste lost a whole rating point, maybe more, in my opinion. Not something I like to see. Overall, I think this is a decent brew, but I will personally be sticking with other IPAs/DIPAs.

02-25-2013 07:02:32 | More by sbxx
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18%

Had during the 2nd Annual Redneck Racin’ & Tastin’ while tailgating at the dirt track race! Big thanks goes out to marine1975 for this one! Served from bottle into a NoDa snifter. Poured a golden yellow half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, citrus, citrus hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, earth, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I went into this one really wanting to be wowed, but found it to be a little bit of a letdown. It was just a little too middle of the row for this style. The citrus aspect was definitely welcomed as it kept it out of the middle of the pack slightly, but I would have loved to see something completely different to make it stand out from the rest.

06-12-2012 13:05:54 | More by thagr81us
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18%

09-06-2013 04:30:44 | More by hansgruber
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

05-30-2013 01:37:45 | More by HopChef44
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SBoeckman72

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-20-2014 06:29:22 | More by SBoeckman72
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

09-14-2013 01:54:03 | More by nrs207
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thlf84

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-06-2013 15:29:54 | More by thlf84
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -18%

08-30-2013 00:11:13 | More by chippo33
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-11-2014 18:09:22 | More by BarrytheBear
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unclejazz

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

08-17-2014 15:30:22 | More by unclejazz
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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.