Santa Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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90
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 43
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 12-15-2012)
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Serving: 22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter. Batch 567-8, no date on the website yet, though very fresh.

A: Pours a dark, murky red. Small, cream colored head lingers around the glass.

S: Lots of hops. Pineapple, mango, tangerine. Definitely smells more DIPA than barleywine.

T: Big aggressive hops and tropical fruits up front. Pineapple, tangerine. Finish is rather malty and smooth. Lots of sweet bread notes.

M: Big, full mouthfeel. Sticks to the tongue.

O: So the description text on the bottle nails it, talking about how this could be a DIPA, double red, or American-style BW. Either way, this is big, true to PW style. Very reminiscent of Sam vs. Unicorn (same beer?). I like this quite a bit. Very hoppy and fresh, but not a bruising aftertaste. Goes down very smooth for a 10% beer. Nicely balanced. One of the better PW offerings, and surely one of my favorite seasonals from them. Happy Holidays!

Recommendation: Worth seeking out for the casual PW fan.

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Santa Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.