Ninja Vs. Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ninja vs. Unicorn celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you’re rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you’ll enjoy Ninja vs. Unicorn.

Added by MasterSki on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,117
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
2,562
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
585
Trade:
27
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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrandfield
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer.
L: Honey amber, translucent
S: Hoppy citrus
T: Creamy citrus, sweet
F: Smooth with a few bubbles
O: Solid, really wish the can looked a little less like 4loko's

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a mostly clear gold with a smaller head. The aroma is bright and fresh with huge citrus note of grapefruit and lemon, with notes of pineapple, mango, and passion fruit. The flavor is vibrant and rather pretty, with strong pineapple, mango, guava, grapefruit flesh & peel, tangerine, and apricot. The mouthfeel quite light with bubbling carbonation. Overall this is a pretty fantastic beer - bright, clean, pleasantly intense, drinkable yet fulfilling.

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Photo of jjquinter
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

King Ninja!

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Trade beer from @GreenBayBA, amazing taste and full body. I have 2 week old Heady, Focal, Crusher that was bought at the brewery in Stowe. This Ninja is holding it's own against all of them. Crusher has a ridiculous taste but the Ninja is giving it a run for it's money. Enjoy!

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Burnt golden in color. Slight unfiltered look but leaning more towards WC in appearance in terms of clarity. About a finger of a dense white head which retained nicely. As it dissipated, it leaves heaps of residual glass-coating lacing. A nice ring of foam retains around perimeter of the beer. Little bubbles are constantly streaming up to the surface, adding to the foamy covering as it sits.
S: Full on citrus. It was evident as I opened the can. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and lemon all present in abundance. Some black pepper and malt aromas are also noted.
T: Damn delicious. As with the nose, its straight citrus with a subtle malt backbone. Tangerine and grapefruit make up the majority of flavor, with a lemongrassy hoppy finish. Semi-lingering sweetness with a touch of bready malt flavor. Very enjoyable.
F: Medium in body and weight. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and enjoyable feel.
O: A damn good DIPA. I would definitely drink this again. It is smooth and full of a citrus flavor that I wish other DIPAs had, at least in this style. I am very grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of Didier
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sleeperaxe
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ravisingh
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a tulip glass with about a half inch of head. Pale golden color and a decent amount of lacing. I honestly couldn't detect much scent. The taste is a departure in many ways from traditional DIPA's. It was very citrus rind forward - I would say orange and lemon zest. But the taste is pleasant without much resin. The mouthfeel is slightly fizzy but not a bother. Overall nice DIPA.

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Photo of SawDog505
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: murky gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a lacy 1" white cap with good retention

S: rich citrus aromas lift off the glass

T: Citrus leads the flavors especially Texas ruby Red Grapefruit, orange, and tangerine

F: warming but not hot or harsh

O: nicely balanced, easy to drink and easy to repeat

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Photo of Canalfisher22
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hoppy but also sizeable malt profile. Citrus, orange peel, piney, dank and hot. This beer drinks like a hot 8%er.

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Photo of jmh21
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhjipa
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite of Pipeworks' regular standards, with intense flavor but still maintaining a nice balance between hop flavors and malt sweetness. An excellent go-to when you don't have time to look at everything on the shelf.

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Photo of Pinkylives
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,562 ratings