Ninja Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,335
Reviews: 165
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 8.27.13

A -Pours a cloudy darker orange with a one inch tan head with great retention.

S - Citrusy, orange, some honey dew melon.

T - Very tropical, oranges, mango, papaya.

D - Good carbonation with a light body. A bit of heat in the finish.

O - Tropical IPA - very solid and drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head, mostly small tightly packed bubbles. Decent head retention, lasts for a few minutes before leaving some lacing as it recedes to a layer of foam across the surface. Decent amount of tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose leads with fruity hops, peach, mango, orange, grapefruit, with a good caramel malt presence. A little bit of resinous dank pine as it warms.

Taking a sip, good amount of citrus peel bitterness, mellowing to sweeter orange, peach and tropical fruit flavors. Just a little bit of caramel malt and dank resinous pine, and alcohol on the finish.

Medium body, with decent carbonation that hits the tongue sharply before it starts getting a bit syrupy.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint 6 FL OZ bottle
Popped the cherry of my Teku glass
Batch #185 (8.9.13)

A - It is a hazy amber with three inches of off-white head.

S - I could smell the grapefruit as I poured it. I get some other citrus aromas and even a little caramel malt.

T - This beer has a lot of grapefruit flavor. It is not quite as bitter as the real thing, but the grapefruit taste and bitterness is quite apparent. Delicious!

M - Moderate and pretty smooth. It is not overly carbonated.

O - After Citra Ninja I was worried about another letdown. This beer is not a letdown and is hands down better than the aforementioned beer. If you like grapefruit seek this beer.

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,335 ratings.