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Sam Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-03-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a murky blood orange red and nothing spectacular, I was a little let down after pouring.

Smells slightly fruity and definite hops, slightly intrigued now.

Tastes exactly how it smells slightly fruity and hoppy but not that great.

Mouthfeel is forgettable.

Glad I didn't save this for the. 4 th, would have been a let down, but a decent red.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with Batch 431-434 printed on the label. Another new entry to me in Pipeworks' Ninja Vs. Unicorn series. Expectations are good considering the source.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a deep dark ruby red with some carbonation visible streaming up from the etching on the bottom of the glass. Three fingers of fluffy khaki-tan foam with some excellent staying power for the high abv. Leaves behind nice fat fluffy lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is comprised of red / caramel malt and some grapefruit / pine hoppiness.

T - The taste is the same - caramel / amber / red malt, some alcohol warmth, grapefruit / pine, & some bready peppery rye sort of taste.

M - The feel goes down smooth and creamy, mild alcohol warmth, and some bready / peppery rye on the finish.

Overall, an alright offering from Pipeworks - I'd say these guys make a more interesting IPA or DIPA than they do red ales, but it was well worth the try and worth having.

Pipeworks Sam Vs. Unicorn ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jun 28, 2014
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A: Amber, mostly clear filtered as I tried not to stir up the sediment as written on the sacred bottle. No visible carbonation, huge 6 finger beige amber tinged head that leaves a paper cut like lacing.


S: Fruity. Strawberries and melons, cantaloupe and watermelon, red licorice, and a hint of black licorice as well. Grape bubblegum. Very little hint of red pepper and pine, as more of an afterthought peppering the notstrils.


T: Wow. Huge sweetness I wasn’t expecting, but it totally undergirds the strawberry and melons, sweet tea, and hint of citrus. Alcohol is very well hidden, what a celebratory beer!


M: What feels like it should be a hick almost syrupy body, is smooth with a little carbonation and a tannic finish.


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Sam Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.