NvU Vs. The Cryo
Pipeworks Brewing Company

NvU Vs. The CryoNvU Vs. The Cryo
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,151
Ranked #9,952
4.36 | pDev: 5.5%
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
NvU Vs. The CryoNvU Vs. The Cryo
Notes: This is our classic Ninja vs Unicorn Double IPA but we've brewed this batch using Cryo Hops (hops that were frozen using liquid nitrogen before separating oils and resins from leaf
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
Photo of FBarber
3.74/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden color. Completely clear and super effervescent. Two finger velvety head dissipates steadily leaving just a thin layer of white velvety foam. Sticky white lacing covers the glass.

Aroma is bright with notes of orange, peach, mango, light notes of crackery malts form the malty backbone.

Taste follows the nose with notes of orange, peach, mango, and crackery malts. A touch of alcohol heat comes through this one - not really pleasant. The hops are incredibly strong - almost too much for the palate as it quickly leaves a tingling burn. Moderate bitterness on the finish with some grassy herbal notes. Lingers to the finish.

Feel is smooth, somewhat light and thin to medium bodied for a DIPA. Vibrant carbonation.

Overall its a solid DIPA - really potent hop profile that really punches you in the face. My biggest complaint is how hot this one is - I just found it somewhat unpleasant.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mostly semi-clear gold with a soft persistent fluffy white head.

Smooth and crisp, the medium fulfilling body has a cleanly classic, semi-bitter lightly dank pine and grapefruit combo with citrus and herbal accents that are lightly spicy and naturally cologne-like, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on August 20, 2019. Limited batch brewed with cryo hops. Without question my favorite version of Ninja vs Unicorn.

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Photo of laketang
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured bright orange, clear not cloudy. Dank and tropical, citrusy . Great hop taste and combined with some great tropical notes form a great balance. Mouthfeel is the best feature, juicy, chewy, nice tongue tingle. Glad i could yry this version i loved it.

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NvU Vs. The Cryo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 12 ratings