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Ninja Vs. Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.28/5
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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:
#624
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
2,390
pDev:
7.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
534
Trade:
27
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Ratings: 2,390 |  Reviews: 385
Photo of beinerso
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Guinness glass.

Look is a hazy light yellow orange with a thick and frothy head.

Aroma is bright orange with a sweet honey blossom note.

The taste is absolutely amazing, A mix of herbal grassy hops with citrus orange hops. Aggressive but definitely balanced by a light honey malt.

Excellent.

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Photo of pnelting
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skeeterloveshops
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I received this an extra in a trade, and I had never had anything from Pipeworks before or even heard of them to be honest. I didn't know what to expect.
Can dated 3/15/16. Poured into a snifter 4/1/16. I am drinking this right after drinking a fresh Heady Topper, and I actually prefer this in every aspect besides aroma. What a fantastic surprise.
It pours a slightly hazy golden/orange. Aroma of mild hay, mild grain, and a touch of tropical fruit.
The flavor is sweet, bready, caramel malts and tropical fruit with lots of resiny pine at the end. Perfectly balanced. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth, smooth, smooth carbonation!
The alcohol is nowhere to be seen, smelt, or tasted. This is an unbelievable Double IPA, and I cant imagine anybody not saying it is not world class. Hands down a world class brew! One of my top 5 Imperial IPAs. I cant wait to try more pipeworks.

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Photo of Hall22
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vikingpillager
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So I just tried this last weekend at Bottom Lounge in Chicago while watching After The Burial, Emmure, and Fit For A King. Maybe it was the dark metalcore rattling my ribcage, but this beer was AWESOME!! Intense yet drinkable, bold and flavorful, and the can artwork is killer. LOVE IT

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Photo of usnmustanger
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RSW
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. This beer was a great balance of fresh squeezed juiciness with a little west coast hoppy bite that was very well balanced.

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Photo of Phishhead420
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMESSER88
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Egibree
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregA135
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

BOOM! This DIPA hits you in the face with awesome taste!
Got this beer through The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL
Poured a nice golden color with a white head, slightly hazy appearance
Smelled of citrus fruit notes and hops.
What I loved about this beer was how balanced it was. I loved the little sweet after taste.
Great beer Pipeworks! I'll be getting some more Ninja vs. Unicorn!

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of QuantumSchema
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moysauce
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nothing to say other than this is a truly superb and spectacular beer.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Holy cow the floral bouquet is more tropical than the Amazon. I get cuties, grapefruit, tongue numbingness of mango and warm fresh pineapple; plenty o stingy carbonation. Taste/smell ratio doesn't quite line up, but, for me the smell makes up for any lack of taste compared to smell. Lacing is forming its own continents, and head hangs out for a bit too. Mouthfeel has a pinecone minty-ness. Overall in my top 5

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Photo of Rolanjs
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vintilian
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mickyge
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris912
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cans are great! Hop aroma and the malty mouthfeel are pleasant on this IIPA. The bitterness is there, but not overpowering. One of my favorite of all thime, that is if I can find it. I've had the bomber, which is a bit higher ABV, but I honestly think the can outperforms the glass.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unfiltered goodness. This beer is perfectly on point. Nice hop nose. Big and juicy. Smooth texture with a very wet finish that compliments the hop bite.

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Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Revisit: 23 Oct 17

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 9/12/17

Poured into a Tree House glass a slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, with some very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango), with a nice diesel like. The taste is hoppy, some malts, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango), with a pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addicitive!

Revisit: 24 Aug 17

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 8/2/17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, with some very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango), with a nice diesel like. The taste is hoppy, some malts, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango), with a pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addicitive! Nice to see it back around here.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 2/16/16

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some pretty nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some very nice citrus/pine notes. The taste is hoppy, with some very nice citrus/pine notes. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, another very nice brew from Pipeworks, and a few of them are showing up in GJ.

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Photo of chewy6935
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,390 ratings
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