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Unicorn's Revenge - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 107
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KFBR392 on 03-01-2013)
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

Thorpe429, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Texasfan549, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

kjkinsey, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

spycow, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%

Saturated dark orange color, copious foam and lace coating the opposite side of the glass. Clusters of bubbles raft on over to the sides of the glass.

Fruity aroma, candied orange peel and dried mango, some leafy green resin and pale malt under the surface.

Flavors follow suit, orange/mango/cantaloupe fruitiness, resiny green hop undercurrent, hint of pale malt again. A little bit of earthy mango in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and drinkable as all Pipeworks DIPA's have been, this one seems to be a variation on a theme, though not straying far into unique territory. Solid and flavorful, really enjoyed and would drink it again.

emerge077, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

SocalKicks, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a collar, wisps, and spotty lace. Transparent dark orange body.

S - Zesty hops, with a hefty dose of white grape, gooseberry, citrus, and light herbal notes. Bready malts, a bit of yeast, and mild sweetness in the periphery.

T - The taste is interesting, with loads of tropical fruits, grapes, citrus flesh, light browned sugars, and a dab of caramel. Virtually no bitterness, which I find somewhat odd and confusing; as a result I find this overly sweet after a glass or so.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, smooth texture, and well-hidden alcohol.

D - Usually I love New Zealand hopped beers, but for some reason the lack of bitterness and larger malt presence didn't work for me. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but one of my least favorite in this series. I'd try it again next time around, but I'd rather have more of the other variants.

MasterSki, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mendvicdog, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

MarkyMOD, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

imperialking, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

InspectorBob, May 19, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%

Batch 130
(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep copper body with a thick pale white head that is thick and supported by a sluggish carbonation of microbubbles.

S- The rich jammy green fruit cocktail aroma during the pour turns a spicy hop in the finish the aroma is rather fleeting.

T- The big pungent hop bite in the finish clings to the tongue in the after taste. There is some toasted malt hints that blend into the background and offer some support of the big hop flavor.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a warm alcohol heat that kicks up the bitterness level as it opens.

O- Nice hop aroma that fades pretty quickly and the taste is a full spicy pungent hops and alcohol heat blended together. There doesn’t seem to be much depth or hop flavor in the taste and it lessens as the beer opens.

rhoadsrage, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Gonzoillini, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

brandoman63, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Zaphog, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

Received in trade from brewnstrong, thanks for the opportunity Justin!
Pours a slightly hazy deep gold color with a smallish creamy head that dissipates quickly. smells of citrus earth and pine with a fair amount of garlic and onions. Bready caramel and a hint of alcohol round out the aroma nicely. The flavor is more onion and garlic from the hops than pine and citrus. Moderate amount of caramel malt to back it up with a distinct hit of ethanol and a solid shot of hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice beer, I'm glad I got to try it, but I feel its a bit hot malty and at times harsh. I wouldn't hesitate to drink this again, but if it were a few points lower abv, and a hint less malty it would be world class.

johnnnniee, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

xnicknj, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

jrallen34, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

chippo33, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%

Batch #174 poured in to tulip.

A - Cloudy medium amber/orange colour with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - Fresh pine and grapefruit with a hint of tangerine and a sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - Sharp bitterness with grapefruit, orange zest and pine and a big caramel malt sweetness.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%

22oz bomber into a FW tulip. Batch 169 hand written on side.

Pours a dark cloudy copper color with a nice inch thick white head. The smell is very intense with tropical fruit and new zealand hops. The taste is also very sweet and fruity, bordering on too sweet but not quite there (something hoppy this way comes would be an example of just too sweet of a beer for my liking.) Tad of bitterness on the end but the tropical fruit really dominates the palate here. Sweetness is a bit high so the drinkability isnt huge for me, but its still quite good. Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

Overall a pretty good IPA from pipeworks. Fans of sweet IPAs will dig this one more.

Axnjxn, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

popery, Jul 01, 2013
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Unicorn's Revenge from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.