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Blood Of The Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 51
Gots: 25 | 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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sully11277

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:54:33 | More by sully11277
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2014 18:31:29 | More by beersdmf17
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-11-2014 02:37:00 | More by traviswhillier
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 19:10:13 | More by SportsandJorts
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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 05:07:32 | More by xdtfx
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 22:09:26 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 18:16:48 | More by Knoxrb12
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-01-2014 02:53:30 | More by bdelonj13
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-28-2014 21:50:32 | More by jaltland
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-27-2014 03:56:18 | More by Mikeypnh
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-24-2014 15:20:45 | More by Kevin_Young
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-24-2014 05:05:57 | More by ahbithwabm
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koutkid41

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 02:02:38 | More by koutkid41
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-23-2014 19:33:11 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-22-2014 19:35:09 | More by jgunther71
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dunlap926

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-15-2014 20:14:15 | More by dunlap926
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shredder83

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-15-2014 18:40:53 | More by shredder83
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blue-dream

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-14-2014 12:32:52 | More by blue-dream
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-12-2014 00:16:27 | More by smartassboiler
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brewskis

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-09-2014 22:03:09 | More by brewskis
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-08-2014 05:29:52 | More by BrownAleMale
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-05-2014 03:14:38 | More by dedbeer
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky brown in color with some faint mahogany and light red hues. Head is off white and has decent retention

Smell is great rich butterscotch, brown sugar and caramel aromas are forward and balanced very nicely with a fair amount of juicy tropical mango and light stonefruit hops and a very mild herbal finish.

Taste follows the nose with a good sticky malt presence that has flavors of caramel and brown sugar. Mild herbal earthy hop presence balances nicely with more stoned riot and a very light amount if bitterness but a good amount of crisp hoppy oils.

Mouthfeel is good. Big sticky body from the combination of medium bodied stick malt and a good amount of sticky hoppy resin and oil. Medium carbonation balances

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 03:06:21 | More by Fcolle2
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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-01-2014 06:23:56 | More by Docrock
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-30-2014 18:13:26 | More by Inglewood
Blood Of The Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.