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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: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 99
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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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

09-01-2013 01:35:16 | More by jakea
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DavidK

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2013 03:27:51 | More by DavidK
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-30-2013 17:20:51 | More by Satchboogie
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Rainblows for this one! Thick, thick pour... wow, this beer looks nearly as thick as some stouts out there. Opaque copper; dingy and sludgy and murky and kind of swampy looking, topped with a soft, off-white head that doesn't waste any time shaving itself away, layer by layer, until only a meek, little film is left, stretched across the mucky brew.

The aroma's got plenty of hops - piney, citric, and coming out strong with a lot of grapefruit pungency. However, I am also sensing an equal, if not, *larger*, presence from the malt. Big-time malty sweetness, caramely and toffee-like with some residual, underlying sugars. It's relatively fresh, so this isn't necessarily hop fade; that's just how it is.

There are certainly more vibrant fruits present from the hops on the palate, including more grapefruit, grapes, and a mild tropical essence. However, the malt is just as amplified - this thing is quite malty. Caramel... sweet, sweet caramel. Normally, I love caramel. But I don't know how I feel about it in this capacity for a double IPA. I'm not totally vibing with it.

Despite the sweet, sticky, and eminently heavy malt attack, Unicorn's Revenge is substantially bitter on the back-end. Once the sweetness fades, it really comes out; staunch, robust, and heavy enough to rip your taste buds away. Sticky, bitter, malty sweet, and lightly fruity. Huge mouth feel... larger than life; thick, swampy, and maybe I can even use the word "chewy" here.

Not bad, but I don't feel the same love for this one as most others. I'm just not a huge fan of malt heavy IPAs or DIPAs, so this one wasn't quite a home run for me. I was hoping for more present flavor from the hops, too, rather than just the contributed bitterness. Glad I had the chance to try it, but I probably wont be trading for it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 11:21:53 | More by tectactoe
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-28-2013 14:13:17 | More by xnicknj
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

08-25-2013 20:53:10 | More by Kaveman
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brewskis

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch 169. Pours a hazy copper orange color with half finger head that immediately dissipated to a thick ring of lacing. Smells interesting. Lots of melon, grapefruit, pine resin, floral notes, and some carmel and bready notes. Taste pretty much mimics the smell. Starts with hefty doses of grapefruit and melon. Get a nice addition of dough and toffee from the malts in the middle. The finish is pretty resinous and brings notes of melon, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, and grass. Get a little malt character too to balance it a little, but the finish still leaves a lingering abrasive bitter taste. Also get some booze on the finish and definitely warms you up. Full body with a sticky and oily feel to it that could be improved. This is a big and hoppy brew that showcases the New Zealand hops nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 04:15:21 | More by brewskis
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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-23-2013 21:55:13 | More by BeerMeFitz
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mhksuccess

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-23-2013 19:56:07 | More by mhksuccess
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-23-2013 00:32:11 | More by CTJman
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-22-2013 00:02:52 | More by detrockcitey
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-20-2013 21:43:30 | More by xdtfx
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-20-2013 20:13:29 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-20-2013 04:25:29 | More by SocalKicks
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-20-2013 04:24:55 | More by funkel81
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wesside89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-20-2013 02:30:46 | More by wesside89
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-18-2013 23:59:49 | More by mrebeka
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jnikkel

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-18-2013 02:40:37 | More by jnikkel
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I just got this bottle from a friend that went to chicago. Thanks Anil !! What a great beer. i popped the cap and smelled straight from the bottle and i knew this was going to be an awesome brew! i poured into my Lawson's finest liquid tulip. appearence is a cloudy amber/golden color. Smell is terrific, tons of juicy hops reminds me alot of port brewing style dipa. The taste is exactly what i smelled. Huge juicy hops, Alcohol is present but not over powering. the body and carbanation is perfect. This is my first brew from pipeworks and i will be on the lookout for more from them!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:27:58 | More by woooobeer
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apshessler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-15-2013 22:31:42 | More by apshessler
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-15-2013 20:53:30 | More by BMart
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-15-2013 02:59:51 | More by Wowcoolman
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JakeMorgan13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-14-2013 06:07:04 | More by JakeMorgan13
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briiguy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-13-2013 23:08:55 | More by briiguy
Unicorn's Revenge from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.