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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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1,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 277
Gots: 114 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber (courtesy of beardown2489) from 4/11/14 batch into an IPA glass at fridge temp.

Look: light orange-yellow, small head, active carbonation.

Smell: lots of citrusy tropical fruits.

Taste: follows the nose (mandarin orange, unripe banana, kiwi, mango), with a pretty strong herbal component that sneaks in later. Good balance of sweet and bitter—neither overwhelming. Some malt, but it melds so well with the hops that it doesn't read as malt (which is the way I like my IPAs).

Feel: surprisingly light given the abv (listed on the bottle as 9.0%, not 8.5%), good balance of prickly and smooth.

Overall: really good. This is right at the edge of "fresh" (~35 days), so I'd imagine the tropical flavors would've popped even more 3 weeks ago. Would definitely drink again given the chance.

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.