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:
#1,152
Reviews:
429
Ratings:
2,580
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
590
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Ratings: 2,580 |  Reviews: 429
Photo of IronLover
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark yellow in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a tall, creamy, frothy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Sharp citrus and tropical aromas, over-ripe pineapple, tangerine, lemon with light maltiness and boozy. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Soft carbonation enhances the creamy smooth feel followed by expanding, pleasant boozy warmth to the end. Medium malty backbone throughout. Mellow citrus and tropical hop flavors with light earthy spicy notes. Medium bitterness through the middle followed by malt and earthy, resinous notes, and controlled booziness to the end. Finished semi-dryly with bready malt and boozy notes along and light earthy pine hop bitterness that slowly drys and fades. Great color, head retention and feel. Hop character is prominent, but mellow, perfectly balanced by sweet maltiness. Tasty and easy drinking despite the higher ABV.

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Photo of Grazzini19
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SHMD_Brewing
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Very hoppy beer with some citrus aroma, notable pine that comes towards the end. Great IIPA!

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Photo of petrusek23
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ri0
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. A cloudy gold with streams of bubbles ascending to the 2.5 finger white head. Retention is amazing and leaves a cap with very thick lacing on my glass. Aroma is very hoppy with some nice citrus and dank tropical notes. Flavor is heavy on the citrus with more tropical fruit, notes of pine and a bitter finish. Feel is medium with an oiliness, but slightly dry on the finish. Very tasty IIPA with great fruit flavors.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beers-es
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Magnapinna
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arensburgh
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,580 ratings