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Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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1,093 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 266
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
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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We pour a bomber, bottled 06/03/14, into our oversized tasting snifters. It pours a tangerine orange, showing thick haze and wispy, galactic waves of sediment throughout. A two finger tall head of soapy, creamy, eggnog colored foam is produced, and it retains like a champion. The nose, well, it smells exactly like Hopslam. Truly clones of one another, except this is a little less boozy when it’s at full room temperature. It speaks of beautiful citric, herbal, and resinously piney hops, angel food cake, tropical fruitiness of pineapple and passion fruit, white sugar sweetness, dense bamboo leafiness, heavy creamer, white gloss paper, intensely sweet bubblegum esters, toasty pale malts and wet straw, pesticide sting, fusel booziness, metallics, grapefruit peel, and plastic potpourri spiciness. The taste breathes of home squeezed orange juice, mead and honey booziness, parsley and cilantro leafiness, thick hops of bitter herbals, oily and skinny citric peel, and perfumed florals, fresh ginger, souring lemon juice and lime peel, sweeter and juicer bubblegum esters, coppery metallics, white flour and pale malt base, wet paper towels, and honeydew and cantaloupe melon fruitiness. The feel is boisterous and creamy, with nice froth, mustache, glug, flow, and pop. The mouth is left highly dried of astringency, and decently puckered to boot. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back nicely.

Overall, this is our first beer from Pipeworks. We’ve driven through Chicago several times now, and for some reason were always drawn to other locals than these, so have been inappropriately and disproportionally putting off drinking them. Tonight is the night, and we’ll kick off this relationship with a doozy. This is a great beer, but if you put this side-by-side with Hopslam, we would be hard pressed to tell them apart. If we must, this has a lighter air to it, generally speaking, with a sweeter hop component, and less harshness from the booze. This leads to an improved, quicker sippabillity and drinkability. This makes you want to share and talk about the beer, whereas Hopslam makes you want to sit out a snowstorm in solitude while you sip. We’re really not trying to draw as much a comparison as we are, but it is just uncanny. We are highly pleased with this offering, and are happy that Pipeworks has entered our lives.

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.