Ninja Vs. Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

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
Ratings:
2,328
Reviews:
369
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
498
For Trade:
30
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Ratings: 2,328 |  Reviews: 369
Photo of kitch
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 1 pint can, canned on 14th April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left great lacing.

Aroma: Very nice tropical mango, peach and pineapple with hints of citrusy orange rind.

Taste: Grapefruit, mango, caramel, bready malt, pine, orange and orange pith giving it a nice bitter finish. There was hints of booze here and there, but this doesn’t take away from how good it tastes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very nice DIPA that is balanced and with great flavours. Very close to being a must buy for me.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw appearance with significant white head that dedicates quickly. Very hoppy slight citrus aroma. Taste is also very hoppy with slight citrus with a strong aftertaste.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brpendergast85
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of westyrun
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zombles222
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrenaline
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Synesthesia
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In one word, I would describe this beer as clean. It's an easy beer to drink, but it's still a DIPA. The flavor is hoppy with grapefruit and assorted citrus. It's very light on malt flavor. The feel is on the lighter side which matches the citrus really well. It comes off like a meticulously crafted beer. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold colored and nearly clear. Modest starting head which settles to rim bubbles but it leaves ring lace after each sip.

This smells of damp weeds and other vegetation. Cardboard secondary smell.

Light and brief malt flavor. Well before the swallow, the bitter hop taste comes on strong leaving a long strictly black pepper aftertaste. Decent body with a slightly subdued carbonation level.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaxon53
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 20 days ago.

L -- Moderately turbid orange body with intense effervescence and a three finger off-white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Very good retention and good lacing.
S -- Pineapple, mango, caramel malts, peach, guava, passionfruit, and sweet citrus
T -- Grapefruit flesh, booze, bready malts, orange pith, and a nice piny-dank backbone throughout. Getting a hint of banana too, which is interesting.
F -- Good flavor balances, high carb, medium mouthfeel. Simultaneously refreshing and inebriating
O -- Very impressed at how well the hop flavors held up almost a month after being shipped halfway across the country. Reasonable price @ ~$12/4-pack of 16oz cans

90/100

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Photo of beernooph
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McDermott203
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jhartley
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John4all
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,328 ratings.
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