Ninja Vs. Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

Ninja Vs. UnicornNinja Vs. Unicorn
BA SCORE
4.28/5
2,375 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:
#616
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
2,375
pDev:
7.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
373
Gots:
527
Trade:
28
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,375 |  Reviews: 382
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

Photo of adam36
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sfinazzo
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | 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 jeffmck09
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rfahey
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -4.2%
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 Bryan12345
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,375 ratings
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