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Galaxy Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 307
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our friends south of the equator really have this hop growing thing figured out and we are ecstatic they do. Without them we couldn't brig you Unicorn Galaxy. We built a platform of malted barley and wheat then atop that we constructed our ode to Galaxy hops. The hop character really shines through with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, tangerine, citrus, passion fruit and fresh cut grass. Drink early, drink often.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 12-11-2012)
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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

Rlhinson2104, Sep 07, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

schris, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

gr8zehaman, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.32/5  rDev -1.4%

scerbin, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

David_Menendez, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Glowing golden color with a fluffy two finger white head. Tons of lace and awesome retention.

S: Super juicy smell. Candied pink grapefruit, mango, pineapple and some guava.

T: Honey malt, tons of tropical fruit and a lingering grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Caramel, light piney hops and some pineapple. Slick moughfeel with some prickly carbonation that really complements the bitterness on the finish well.

notchucknorris, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

mikeincharleston, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Leiting, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Burgman08, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

With the "Galaxy" hop on full display, the trick is to provide a base flavor that supports the full range of the hop's flavor but without competing for attention. The smooth, creamy and semi-rich character of imperial pale ale underneath gives the cones the kiss that they deserve.

Its translucent golden globe casts peach and orange amidst the edges as the nose gains steam, projecting mouthwatering aromas of tropical and citrus with all their juicy vibrancy. Early flavors of sun-kissed ripeness invites the underpinnings of light caramel, shortbread, honey and tangy fructose to give the hops a sweet, tart, bready-sweet but all all-natural taste.

The middle palate is bursting with tangy sweetness and vibrant fruit brilliance as red grapefruit, tangerine pineapple, mango, apricot, passionfruit, lemon and kiwi pop off the tongue with nearly teeth-grinding tang and lightly bracing acidity. With the sweetness receding, the fruity hop flavors stand out even more with the finish coming on fast.

And with the sweetness waning, the smooth hop bitterness sets in and saturates the tongue with drying fruit, herbal grasses and a mildly resinous pine note. The mild warmth of alcohol penetrates its medium bodied texture and assists the hops and fleeting malt in a dry finish, equipped with a clean and crisp, bready after palate.

BEERchitect, Aug 28, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -6.8%

RAKeeler, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Simply a delight to drink.

wcu80, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Davit, Aug 27, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

Dag48, Aug 26, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%

DCLAguy11, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

n2185, Aug 25, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch # 442/443.

Pours a hazy honey gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice fruit forward hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 24, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

NappyB, Aug 24, 2014
Galaxy Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.