NvU Pajama Party | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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NvU Pajama PartyNvU Pajama Party

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Florida9 on 09-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Florida9:
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Appears black in the glass, though there is a light bit of light able to get through around the edge revealing the beer to be a dark grayish-brown in color. Forms a rather sizable tan colored head that drops down to a thick surface coating and a bubbly ring around the edge. Moderate lacing.

S: Like all Black IPAs, the aroma is a blend of hops and roasted malts, though the hops seem to be the more dominant of the two in this particular brew. The hops are bright and herbal with notes of citrus zest and pine.

T: Taste is similar, with the hops being more pronounced than the roasted malt character. There is a slight metallic twang to the beer. And again, the hops are rather herbal with a "bright," mildly fruity flavor to them. The roasted malts are there, but are more in the background. Pine on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness. Dry on the back end.

O: A rather nice take on the Black IPA style. Certainly leans more to the IPA side of the spectrum with a downplayed roasted-malt character.

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Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, much lighter around the edges. A robust khaki head with god retention.

Fresh smell pine cone, lightly roasted malt, and a splash of citrus.

The roasted malt is heavier in the taste. Hops are piney, orange, and a bit herbal in the finish.

Smooth and creamy body. Amazingly drinkable for 9.5.

A solid black IPA. I'm not a huge fan of the style but I suppose n vs u had to do it. It did it well.

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Photo of beersdmf17
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of wesside89
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, Batch #216. A collaboration between two local Chicago breweries, Pipeworks and Begyle. I've only had one other beer from Begyle, but basically everything I've had from Pipeworks has been extremely impressive, so my expectations are high.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours two frothy creamy fingers of tan head on top of a virtually opaque dark brown colored body, with just a hint of light cocoa color showing around the edges when held to the light. Head has some excellent staying power for a 9.50% abv.

S - Smell is definitely unique, but befitting of the genre. Orange citrus, cream, some chocolate malt, & some dried lemongrass. Not a terribly powerful aroma, but definitely very interesting.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp carbonation, lots of hop bitterness, some juicy citric orange / grapefruit, lemongrass, and some malt roast. Reminds me a lot of chocolate covered orange peel. Not really noting any "dark" malt roast or coffee bean flavors going on here, which is a bit unusual for the style. This beer takes more of the IPA route than it does the stouty route.

M - Feel is bitter, chalky, and resinous. Some piney grapefruit stickiness lingering. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation.

Overall, definitely a unique interesting take on the style by two up and coming Chicago breweries. Balanced, well-bodied, and a well-masked high 9.50% abv. Definitely seek this out if you have the chance.

Pipeworks / Begyle Ninja Vs. Unicorn Pajama Party ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rajasbrewing
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap from the Ravenswood Artwalk Detour. Very dark brown almost black with a tan creamy head.

Aroma is fantastic with a bursting orange and citrus hop character along side with roasted coffee. I really good paring of hops for this style.

Medium to thick mouth feel with a lingering bitter and roast. Overall really nice beer for this style. What I would expect from a collab from these two great Chicago breweries!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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