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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,378
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 289
Gots: 170 | FT: 11
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Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-23-2012

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.
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber (Batch #134) into a snifter, a hazy orange color with a few cm head that left some nice lacing. Aroma is a lot of citrus, slight malt is noticeable . Mouthfeel is a medium body and carbonation. Taste is awesome, big grapefruit bomb, a bit of sweet malt, and a definite resinous piney taste, with a bitter finish that lingers for a bit. At 9.99 this isn't something I would pick up all the time (assuming I could - it's not easy to procure), but it's a nice treat! P.S. I'm definitely rooting for the Ninja!

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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber-orange and is clear as a bell, one finger dense white head, solid lacing. Unsure of how this is unfiltered by the crystal clear appearance.

Aroma is hop forward. piney resinous hops with some grapefruit notes, grapefruit rind.Malts are present but hops are the dominant player here.

Taste is prominently high Alpha hops: there is a pronounced bitterness going on that borders on high acidity. Long piney aftertaste rests atop the palate then moves to the back , slightly boozy and warming in the throat This is a big beer for sure.

Mouthfeel is slightly slick & oily,lots of fine carbonation to move things along.Dry finish, on the acidic side, but that speaks to the aggressive hopping process.

Overall, this an enjoyable hop bomb, but be prepared for an acidic hop kick that may not be for all. I did enjoy Ninja vs Unicorn, and definitely recommend it for those who are not afraid of a heady hop experience.

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,378 ratings.