Sam Vs. Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by vic21234:
3.65/5 rDev -6.2%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter from the fridge. Batch number 160.
A- Pours a cloudy red with a small amount of white head that quickly faded to the sides of the glass.
S- The smell gives off some nice citrus hop aroma and some overall sweetness. Not much else here.
T- Nice citrus hop presence in the taste which really dominates the whole profile. I don't get much of a maltiness which I though I would.
M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, hoppy and bitter, easy drinker for 9% ABV.
Though I'm not totally attuned to the red ale profile, I expected more malt out of this. The hop dominates the taste for sure. A nice offering from Pipeworks but lower on the food chain when thinking of the other fantastic beers I've had from them.
07-14-2013 23:37:03 | More by vic21234
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3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-03-2014 01:08:50 | More by larryarms847
3.53/5 rDev -9.3%
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
06-28-2014 01:21:52 | More by mfnmbvp
Sam Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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