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Blood Of The Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 56
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of our original hop beasts of burden makes its whimsically triumphant return. Blood of the Unicorn is Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn's hot redheaded sister. Loaded with fruity and piney American hops this rouge equine always delivers.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-29-2012)
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4/5  rDev -1%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Gerasimos, Mar 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

BeerNDoggerel, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

tmryan21, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

TubaDan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of BeerLover99
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

A: crimson/dark brn body, finger khaki head,
splendid lacing

S: big fresh forest of pine, grapefruit, sugary candy
sweet biscuit/honey.

T: same as nose, solid firm malt flavor
long pine bitter finish

M: med body, smooth + oily
balanced mouth feel

O: Pipeworks continues to create phenomenal beer.
This is treat that must be revisited. Hopheads and
malt fans will agree this is a winner.


BeerLover99, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Theortiz01, Mar 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

M1A2, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

scott2269, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%

A deep amber almost brown in color with 2 fingers of frothy off white head. Smells deliciously sweet like caramel and very floral and piney hop notes. The flavor is arable up front, slight toastyness, then a nice grapefruit/pine hop subtle ness. A very delicious sweet amber with medium body and medium carbonation. Definitely worth getting again.

facundoCNB, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

CotterEU, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of sully11277
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%

A- Very dark red with a nice white head that stays around

S- you get a nice malt sweetness too it, you can smell a great hop aroma coming off this one with piney and citrus notes coming out.

T/M- it has a great sweet malt front that is followed with a nice piney hop notes that ends with a nice citrus hop flavor. Very light with nice carbonation.

O- A great red by pipeworks, I wish I would of bought more of this one.

sully11277, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

beersdmf17, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance:deep orange color tending towards red. Very hazy and opaque. A finger of a tannish head that fades to just about nothing

Smell:toasty and caramel malts. Not too sweet and pretty toasty. Citrus and resiny hops. Hop aroma is pretty strong. Good balance between strong malts and strong hops.

Taste: mirrors the nose exactly. A bit more citrus and resin though. This pushes the balance to hoppy.

Mouthfeel: fairly bitter but in a good hoppiness. Fairly sticky. Good thick body.

Overall: a well brewed imperial red. Nothing too special but it is tasty. Another well done pipeworks beer.

SportsandJorts, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

xdtfx, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%

Appearance - For a red, this is not exactly red. I supposed it could be the blood of a unicorn that has started to dry. Enough with the semantics!

Smell - The grassy hops get my attention most immediately. I do not really detect the malt in the aroma.

Taste - The beer itself is very hop forward. There is some sweet citrus to the hops, but the sweetness from the malt stays masked. There is some biscuit texture and even a note or two of dark fruit. Mildly resiny hops are present in the aftertaste and actually linger quite nicely. This red does not really fit the style, even for an imperial.

Mouthfeel - The beer is thick enough to linger, which allows the hops to tickle the tongue a little longer. Modest carbonation is present.

Overall - I have had better imperial reds than this one. After waiting patiently to try this one, I am mildly disappointed.

JohnnyHopps, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Knoxrb12, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

bdelonj13, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jaltland, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Mikeypnh, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Kevin_Young, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

ahbithwabm, Feb 24, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%

A : Beautifully clear and reddish brown color with a nice white head with a lingering head.

S: Faint smells of citrus with some toffee and pine with some caramel toasty bready notes on the backend. Smell doesn't blow you away in intensity but what I can get smells great.

T: You get some citrus upfront with some piney notes, but for the most part it has a dark caramel raisin flavor with some sweetness.

M: Nice mouthfeel, however pretty sweet.

O: Overall, I like it. With amber ales they can be overly sweet and way too caramel forward but with this one you a nice balance with it and a slight hoppy flavor upfront.

koutkid41, Feb 24, 2014
Blood Of The Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.