Ninja Vs. Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

Ninja Vs. UnicornNinja Vs. Unicorn
BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 2,358 ratings
Ninja Vs. UnicornNinja Vs. Unicorn
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
Ranking:
#618
Reviews:
374
Ratings:
2,358
Liked:
2,276
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
7.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
374
Gots:
517
Trade:
28
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,358 |  Reviews: 374
Photo of Damian
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Canned 8/28/17
Served in a tulip

Fantastic appearance. The nearly clear, yellow amber body was topped by a super tight, creamy and frothy, bright white head. Solid retention. The crown slowly dropped to a substantial collar. Thick rings of drippy lacing stuck along the glass and later turned into a spotty blanket.

The aroma was super hoppy and potent. Citra hops came through strongest. Loads of fresh, juicy orange. Super bright and clean. Bit of tropical fruit too. Mango was detectable. As the beer sat, some grapefruit appeared. A bit pithy and rind-like. As the beer sat, mote sweetness appeared. Candied orange peel perhaps.

The flavor was also dominated by citra hop notes. Bit of malty sweetness on the front end before the hops took over. Loads of orange. Both flesh and rind. Grapefruit notes appeared as the beer moved along the palate. Somewhat pithy, dry and bitter. More bitter grapefruit and grapefruit rind notes came through on the finish. The bitter notes lingered after the swallow, along with a touch of malty sweetness too.

Terrific mouthfeel. Super frothy and fluffy on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence that frothed up beautifully on the palate.

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

Photo of max_246
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kegger37
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yourmom123
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of gamera
4.96/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional beer. I was fortunate enough to have it first from the can at a Phish show in Alpharetta, GA. I was then even more fortunate to have it on draft at the Pipeworks pop up bar in Chicago in May (props to the bartender at Revolution for telling me about it). I am currently drinking it from the tap at Falling Rock in Denver.

This beer is citrus hops all the way. From the nose to the bottom it is a delicious, juicy hop assault on your taste buds.

As I have shown, this is a destination beer - one by which you pick your destination for the evening.

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Photo of Jcooper0027
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Giangio
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The art on this can is awesome! The beer looks even better in the glass. A very hazy golden orange with just over a finger of foamy white head. The nose is full of ripe tropical fruits and a dank citrusness. There is a citrus taste upfront followed by bready malts and finishing with a very slight pine bitterness... very slight in bitterness. The feel is smooth and you'd never be able to tell that this is an 8% Double IPA. Outstanding!!! Not sure who to root for in this epic battle but can only hope the war rages on.

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Photo of zahara15
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ambruns1979
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thriftybeverageronkonkoma
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Traderjohn1968
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nothing wrong with a little Ninja vs. Unicorn. A bit hoppy for my taste but overall a solid offering from Pipeworks.

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

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

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

Photo of Hombo3
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbeervt
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold. Foamu, medium, Whitehead that is short lived with light lacing.

Smells mango, pineapple, tropical, grapefruit, Citrus and lightly dank.

Tastes citrus peel, tropical, Pine, bready malt. Followed by floral, earthy and light berry. Finishes dry with pine linger. Medium body and smooth lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tasty DIPA with lots of flavor and nice balance. Smells like orange candy and pineapple and melon. Taste has more malt presence with some pine. Nice but not mind blowing. nb

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mzablocki
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 2,358 ratings
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