Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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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.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2013 03:26:50 | More by Hendry
3.78/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Just bought in Chicago from Binny's -- no freshness date.
A: Pours a pale gold with a small white bubbly head. I poured hard and still got little head. Semi-hazy -- no issues there. Lacing is sparse. Just above average overall.
S: Nice blend of pine and citrus sweetness. Caramel malts. Bits of tropical notes in the aroma as well. Some resin.
T: Taste malt forward to me. Slightly boozy finish in the beginning, which disappears in the beer-drinking experience. Not especially bitter. Not a huge flavor profile. I would say this is a rather mild DIPA.
M: Worst part of the brew. Carbonation is butt. Body is forgettable. Slightly biting at first -- smooths out over time. This should have been much better.
O: Just above an average DIPA. My expectations were expectedly high for this Pipeworks brew, and they were not met. This is the second underwhelming Pipeworks beer I've had. Again, there is no freshness date on the bottle, so this could be an age issue. I don't know. I want a bigger flavor profile and it's just not here. I guess it doesn't help that I've been drinking On the Wings nonstop since early May. I would wager this would be better on draft.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 22:35:07 | More by C20Percent
Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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