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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,302
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 278
Gots: 149 | FT: 9
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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4.92/5  rDev +15.2%

jstew, Today at 02:00 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Received from my good friend in Chi-town off a trade for some Cigar City - Jai Alai from my new stomping grounds

Poured from deuce deuce into pint glass (remainder chilled, not for long)

beautiful orange/gold color

initially soft, nice blend of hops, slight malt backing

caught hints of sweetness on the back, almost a vanilla

grapefruit finish

well crafted for the abv, soft and almost elegant going down, wouldnt have minded a little more carbonation but may have been lost in the shipment. Want more, phenomenal

FrancisSmooth, Yesterday at 05:51 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Joecaddie, Yesterday at 03:28 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

BigDiesel, Wednesday at 09:30 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Renegawam, Sunday at 09:05 PM
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4.44/5  rDev +4%

kevinsterne, Sunday at 01:59 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Majesty, Sunday at 01:56 AM
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sent to me by spinaltapped, thanks dude!

Pours a medium dark amber, clear and beautiful, with a one and half inch head, and lots of sticky lacing all over the place.

Smells like pine resin, pine cones, caramel, and sweet sugar cookie malt. I'm faily sure this is fresh, so it's clearly a maltier IPA than typical.

Despite the gimmicky packaging (which mind you, I still like), which would seem to indicate an unbalanced, hop heavy bomb- this is actually a bit more balanced. There's a formidable malt backbone, caramel and sugar cookie, slightly bready, with a big hop blast peeking over the top- sticky and dank, some pine, a bit of grapefruit, not a lot of the big sweet tropical citrus I tend to look for. It still tastes good, I just think it could have been done a little better. I like an IPA that has some malt, but I like it better when it props up the back of the beer and supports the hop flavors, rather than shares the stage with the hop flavors.

This is medium bodied, with a sticky, and fairly sweet mouthfeel, along with a moderate level of carbonation. It's very drinkable, despite my complaints above.

This was good, but not great. It does seem like an IPA that would appeal to a lot more people than the typical hop assault (that I love).

GreesyFizeek, Nov 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

dm123, Nov 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

hermit990, Nov 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

_morandi_, Nov 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

dailyminefield, Nov 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Wsherry1, Nov 21, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

OBD, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

richobrien, Nov 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

GMorgan, Nov 19, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

DLSheidy, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jnich2424, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

batfireman, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

queerforbeer, Nov 18, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from the bomber into a pint glass.
Beer is a lovely orange with an almost fluffy head that leaves lots of lacing.
Aroma is great. Lots of citrus, a bit of pine, a hint of candy and pineapple.
What a wonderful; tasting beer!. Loads of grapefruit, some pine and orange as well. Less bitter than I was expecting and beautifully balanced. Nice and bright.
The mouth feel is extraordinary! So smooth and nearly creamy. It has a wonderful, velvety and quenching finish.
Overall, just top-notch. I want another.

SD-Alefan, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Afroman, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kramerwtmf, Nov 16, 2014
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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,302 ratings.