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Unicorn's Revenge - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 101
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-29-2013 16:45:00 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-03-2013 18:20:48 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-11-2013 23:50:33 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-14-2013 06:50:39 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-04-2013 21:17:01 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 02:58:57 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:42:24 | More by MasterSki
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-20-2013 04:25:29 | More by SocalKicks
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-04-2013 11:37:32 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-11-2013 02:03:27 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-07-2013 18:30:18 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-24-2013 09:42:09 | More by MarkyMOD
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2013 15:29:51 | More by InspectorBob
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:54:40 | More by rhoadsrage
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-04-2013 20:44:43 | More by brandoman63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-20-2013 23:01:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-10-2013 23:02:03 | More by Zaphog
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-28-2013 14:13:17 | More by xnicknj
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 23:50:02 | More by johnnnniee
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23%

08-27-2013 23:39:20 | More by jrallen34
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 16:33:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -28.9%

06-01-2013 03:24:11 | More by chippo33
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-01-2013 02:30:09 | More by popery
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-02-2013 13:18:05 | More by rfgetz
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 21:04:56 | More by Axnjxn
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Unicorn's Revenge from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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