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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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1,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 280
Gots: 118 | 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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Ratings: 1,140 | Reviews: 156 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BuckTuckian, Mar 21, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a pretty clean golden color with only slight haze. Nice off white head that creates a suffocating pillow. Terrific lacing.

S- Lemon grass, orange zest, and fresh cut pine. Sweet malty backbone. Aroma is very pleasant, but not overly pungent. Lots of florals to accompany.

T- What the nose lacked in robustness, the taste absolutely makes up for. Huge hop forward profile of citrus, floral, and pine. The balance steps up only in the sense that it doesn't make you cringe with bitterness in the finish. It lingers, but it never goes astringent.

M- Soft on the tongue. Probably not as crisp as I prefer my IPAs, but mid body performs well enough. Sticky and boozy.

O- Very impressed with this one. I know it is different, but I would probably prefer this one over Citra. Either way, it is clear that Pipeworks knows how to work the hops

Bosoxfan20, Mar 20, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Unfiltered cloudy amber. Pours with a finger head that dissipates.

S - Not alot going on here. Some sour orangey citrus with some pine notes and malt.

T - Not alot going on here either. Some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Malty taste. Not bad, but not outstanding.

M - Good mouthfeel for an IPA. Silky smooth at first with a tingly finish.

O - Solid IPA but not a standout. Maybe my bottle was not fresh. Will review again if I have a chance.

Wolberjs, Mar 17, 2014
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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,140 ratings.