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:
2,341
Reviews:
371
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
507
For Trade:
29
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Ratings: 2,341 |  Reviews: 371
Photo of Wamba
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sugabootee
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA-enthusiast_026
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Really nice hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma pops with huge tropical hops. Dank hops, chives, peach and tangerines. Taste follows with dank/herbal hops, fruits in the middle and resiny bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a really good DIPA, one that can compete with a lot of the more hyped ones.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange-yellow with a thin white head. Smells is dank and tropical. Lots of pineapple and mango with some citrus. Taste is even more pronounced with dank and tropical hops. Slight onion taste and citrus on the back end. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation. Bitterness is subdued and lets the hop aroma shine. Overall, a fantastic DIPA.

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Photo of mpgrif2
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Junkforadam
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnieB71
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very tasty juice bomb. The tropical fruit smell and tastes are very nice with very little bitterness. Overall a very approachable IIPA that won't turn a non IPA lover away. I prefer mine a bit more piney and resinous but I would certainly drink this again.

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Photo of cducap
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevin67
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outrageous 16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Aromas of citrus, pineapple, grass fields and spring days. Sweet, floral and aromatic. Great! Notes of pine, pineapple, citrus fruit and papaya upfront. A soft bitterness settles in, in the middle evoking some grassiness as well more pine and bark. Finishes grapefruit and hop bitterness. Delicious! Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation that entices the palate. Prickly and lively going down with a dry finish that keeps me going back for more.

This is certainly up there with some of the better IIPAs that I've had. Certainly worth trying and I'm glad I'm able to get this on shelves now.

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

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a creamy white head. The head leaves tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit & piney hops.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Grapefruit, orange peel, sweet malts with piney resinous hops shining in the finish. The finish has a lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - A really nice DIPA. Good blend of citrus and resinous hops. Crushable for 8%.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hudson2508
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjb215
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jscheck
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bingja18
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riggsenater
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of PiffJames
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is going to become huge.

Pipeworks in general keeps expanding but this beer will be known. This beer has quickly infiltrated the Chicagoland area and everyone is in love with it. You will find Lizard King and Ninja vs Unicorn everywhere around here - in bars on tap or in cans, in grocery stores, in local and giant liquor stores.

This is a great beer. Full bodied and full of flavor. Beautiful to look at and pleasant to smell. This is everything you want in a double IPA.

I've had it a couple days fresh in cans and on tap.

Best double IPA I've ever had, hands down.

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

Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,341 ratings.
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