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 Double / 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:
#643
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
2,431
pDev:
7.71%
Bros Score:
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Photo of ZAP
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Cloudy oak colored.

S-Nicely fragrant....dark berries,mango/papaya, grapefruit.

T-Unsweetened grapefruit up front...passion fruit, mango and dark berries follow. Malt just lays the canvas but it's a nice canvas.

F-High side of medium bodied. Perfect weight. Not overly rich feeling. Nice tight bitterness on the finish.

O-Quality DIPA with a lot of hop flavor and a decent amount of hop bite.

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

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

Photo of jera1350
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottishMacD
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

Hazy orange look with a nice dense white head.
Smell and taste are great, lots of hops of course. Tropical citrus, mango and berry.
Tending toward the sweet and juicy side of things.
Overall very good, big and flavorful!

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

Golden color with a slight haze. A large head forms and slowly settles. A lot of lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Slight bit of dank as well. Old school level of blistering bitterness that is unapologetic. Slight sweetness from the malt helps a bit. Packs in the hop flavor of newer hop varieties. Fruity and slightly funky dank. This is a big IPA and the body to match. Nicely carbonated.

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

Photo of npachl
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _nickg_
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a mostly clear golden color with a thin white head and very Little lacing. fruity and tropical smell of pear peach mango and citrus. Taste is very good loads of hops that range from tropical to dank and bitter. A crisp and sweet mouth feel with some pine bitterness in the finish. A very good DIPA with some nice refreshing bitterness in the hops,good stuff.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazy light orange with a solid head, looks great though

smell is citrus fruit, mango-y

taste is clean and bitter yet also sweet. very clean taste and easy to drink for a big beer.

a really outstanding dIPA, light yet full of hop flavor and easy to drink

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lic217
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a light orange collar, hazy. The beers aroma is tropical and orange citrus, and even some flower like aromas. Taste starts tropical and slightly sweet. Ends with the Piney grapefruit bitterness. The beer has a prickly carbonation finish. It's a very good double IPAA that has a couple layers of flavor and is reasonably fresh. Cain was about a month old when I got it and it was not refrigerated at the package store

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden colour, no sediments, medium head.
Smell of peaches, citrus.
Medium body, lighter than expected. Fruity taste with some floral notes, grapefruit, pineapple.
Pleasant, though reduced, sweetness and some bitter feel at the end.
Faint post-taste. The 8% alcohol is felt after you finish drinking.
I was expecting something more intense...

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

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

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. Part of my recent trade with @flat_lander. Thanks!
the beer pours a mostly clear golden to copper color with a creamy bleached white head of 1.5 cm. The foam fades gradually to a sticky edge layer and solid surface covering.
The aroma is citrusy with grapefruit and orange notes mixing with some pine sap and a little biscuity malt buried behind all the hops.
The first sip reveals an average body with crisp texture and very fine tingly carbonation. The beer drinks very easy for an 8% brew and leaves a little sticky residue on my lips after each sip.
Flavor is mostly hops with grapefruit and other citrus mixing with pine sap and some general bitey astringency on the finish. A small bit of sweet malt mixes in the background and the alcohol is completely masked on this beer. This is a dangerously drinkable, more Old school DIPA that I am enjoying quite a bit as I finish my glass. Nice beer.

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Photo of brunop
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold, orange coloration with a medium foamy head. Smells of biscuity malt and tropical fruit: passion fruit, guava, pineapple with a hint of citrus fruit: grapefruit, tangerine, lime. Taste follows the nose, with a hoppy tropical/citrus taste and just a hint of biscuity malt. Notes of passion fruit, guava, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine and lime. This is a very mellow DIPA in the nicest possible terms. Not a hint of boozyness or bubblegum to this, with very nicely balanced, slightly understated, tropical/citrus fruit character and a medium/high bitterness in the aftertaste. Great stuff indeed.

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Photo of Wheelz77
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Great DIPA that goes into the pine direction. Feels like a throwback given all the modern tropical hops, but I like it. Little orange as well. This big can got me all relaxed

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Photo of BSEDS
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | 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 2,431 ratings