Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 282
Gots: 156 | 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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber picked up from The Beer Temple in Chicago poured into Darkness stem.

A- Hazy glowing gold with very small head no lacing and not bubbly whatsoever.

S- Big fruity hops hit you right up front. Tons of fresh fruit with hints of orange, pineapple and sweet grapefruit. Ruby red grapefruit flavors begin to grow and really stand out. Very sweet nose almost scares me in that

T- Follows the nose with the amount of grapefruit it really is really the star here. Musty, dank hops are relevant throughout: really nice. Not quite as big as most DIPAs which is a welcome change. Very much so on the lighter side of things which is expected with the relatively low 8.5% abv when compare to others of the same style.

M- Really nice, low carbonation light medium bodied mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable.

O- Really nice offering from Pipeworks. It really delivers on flavor while not being too heavy which is perfect for this time of year and the grapefruit flavor really takes over. Nice balance of low carbonation and big flavor compliment and round out everything quite well. Would buy again and again... Be better if there were six packs to be had. I don't do well with bombers. Cheers.

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2013. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is very interesting. Going into this beer, I know it is a DIPA. The smell is that of fresh fruit. Very strange smell to this one. I don't get the hops very much, but I do get ripe, fresh apricots, peaches, and other stone fruit. There is a whole lot of APRICOT to this one. I may even say the most apricot I've ever gotten in the aroma of a DIPA. The taste reflects the apricot a little, just not nearly as much as the nose. Taste is a bit malty, yet remaining hoppy at the same time. Could use more hops in the flavor. This one is well-balanced, and definitely well-crafted. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, yet a little more carbonation could be nice for this beer. Drinkability is very high...as it is very tasty and marketable. Overall, this beer is very good. The label and name are for the marketing value, but the beer speaks for itself. It's a well-crafted brew.

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.