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Unicorn Hits Rock Bottom | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Read to the tune of the "Cheers" theme song OR sing aloud on a bus to the tune of the "Cheers" theme song)
Makin' this beer in the world today takes all the Citra you've got...
Grainin' out with some buddies sure would help a lot...
Wouldn't PW like to collaborate
Sometimes the brewers at Rock Bottom want to go
where everyone knows their names
and pdubz is glad they came
You wanna brew where you can see
all our troubles are the same
As part 1 of a 2 part collab with Rock Bottom Brewery Chicago, we've made a single hopped Citra DIPA brewed with honey.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by Adkins721:
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4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Photo of Florida9
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Clear copper in color. Forms a moderate sized, some-what off-white head. Excellent retention, though not a whole lot of lacing. Aroma is a strong, heady mix of citrus zest, pungent grapefruit, and alcoholic spice. Taste is more of the same: A very in-your-face dose of bitter citrus pith with notes of pine resin, orange zest, and spicy alcohol on the finish. There is a mild underlying sweetness to the beer. On the heavier side of medium in body. Medium carbonation. Strong bitterness.
Ah yes, this is where PW shines: beer brewed with ingredients found in beer. Put down the chamomile flowers and the Himalayan fuckberries and just brew beer the way it was meant to be brewed.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Copper sheen pour with a modest white head.

Aroma is hop buzzing with a tropical fruit medley. Not very pungent but enough to make you happy. Sweet dankness with piney undertones.

Taste of deep hoppy piney goodness. Malt carries the mild sweetness. Pithy grapefruit. Gotcha some guava, pineapple and mangoes if you dig deep enough. And you'll want to.

Medium body and this stuff sticks around. Hop and pine linger and the sweet fruit makes this chewy. Creamy indeed. Letting this sit will exponentially increase evidence of alcohol. I like this better cold.

This stuff is incredible. For me this is balanced par excellence. Well what else was I expecting. I'm funking out to Maceo Parker on Planet Groove and this brew is a perfect companion to an outstanding CD. This maybe edging out the recent Citra being put out. Tremendously tremendous!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #495/496 printed on the label. The latest collaboration effort from Pipeworks; this one with Rock Bottom Brewery, brewed with honey and citra hops.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a beautiful golden orange colored body with about a finger and a half of soapy creamy khaki foam. Leaves some nice sheets of spotty lacing slowly sliding down the glass. Looks very nice. 4.5

S - The aroma is fresh, fruity, and tropical. This thing literally smells like it was brewed with pounds of mangoes, blood oranges, and grapefruit. A light but apparent bready malt backbone is noticeable.

T - The taste follows the nose - a fresh, fruity, tropical beer. Juicy & bitter pine, grapefruit, mango, orange, pineapple. No real distinctive honey flavor, just tropical and fruity. 4.5

M - The feel is crisp, sticky, and lightly bitter / resinous on the finish. Juicy, delicious, and very easy drinking for the high 9.50% abv. 4

Overall, another delicious, fruity, fresh DIPA delivered from Pipeworks, in an already swelling portfolio of awesome beers. Very recommended.

Pipeworks Unicorn Hits Rock Bottom -----4.5/5

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Unicorn Hits Rock Bottom from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 152 ratings