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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:
#621
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
2,388
pDev:
7.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of TerryG
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arr3388
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

very good beer, great look, clearer as opposed to hazy, great head and carb level, smell as w most Pipeworks is greater than taste, some citrus notes and I put this right in the middle (west vs east) as the chicago origin notes, mouthfeel and carb level is right, with this one I will need to review the price point and ability to get fresh to consider again.

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Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ev4life
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the fruit in the boquet of this beer. A bit sour but surprisingly good for an impulse buy based on the name and can graphics!

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aoampm
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a snifter. Exactly a month old.

Pours a hazy gold yellow color. Tons of carbonation at first! Probably the most carbonated beer I've seen when you first pour it. The carbonation lingers even after a couple minutes. Right around a finger head with very little lacing.

Smell is mango, citrus, pine, melon, apple, tangerine.

Taste is world class. Citrus, crisp apple, dank and bitter pine, grassy notes, tangerine. It is one of the more balanced DIPAs I've had. All the flavors work in harmony.

Feel is excellent. Crisp and oily yet very refreshing. I could pound a few of these easily!

Overall a superb beer and everything I want in a DIPA. It's rare to find such a balanced DIPA these days and Pipeworks did a stellar job with this. Cannot wait to try their 9.5% Imperial IPA.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours amber / golden with off white frothy head.
Aroma has lots of pine, peach, ripe stone fruits, hops,
Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, not really fruity but lots of pine and bitter hops. Really smooth drinking.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pda22
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured hazy, darker orange into a teku with a decent amount of head.

smells of tropical fruits

tastes like a well balanced DIPA

medium bodied with a good balance of malt and hops

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can dated 9/27/17 so about 2.5 weeks on it.

Pours a cloudy medium-light amber color with minimal head. Slight retention around the edges. Pretty nice lacing for the style.

Smells like tropical fruit, mango and guava. Some citrus and hops as well but very tropical overall. Definitely dig the nose on this.

Taste is rich, bitter, and malty. Plenty of hoppy bite with tons of fruit in the background.

Feel is heavy and thick. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall a great DIPA. Fruity, malty, just packed with flavor.

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased cold - Can dated 9/12/17 - Poured into an English pint glass

L - Pours a slightly hazed dark gold color with a frothy cream colored 1 finger head on a perfect pour, dissipating rapidly and leaving lots of webby lacing as it goes down.

S - Citrus pith, with hints of grapefruit and mango. I'm also getting some iron and ethanol coming through on the nose which is rather unpleasant.

T - Pineapple, Mango, and a whisper of grapefruit. ABV is poking through here and that's a shame.

F - Medium bodied with fine carbonation.

O - Hmm, I wanted more out of this beer and it fell way short. Admittedly it's not quite as fresh as I would have liked, but it shouldn't really be affected significantly less than 30 days out.

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gurulee
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours slightly hazy with a two finger head. The aroma is of apricot, peach, tropical fruit and dank. The taste is dominated by a strong malty base but balanced by an intense dank and tropical hop bitterness. Very chewable.

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,388 ratings
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