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 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:
#1,152
Reviews:
429
Ratings:
2,580
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
590
Trade:
27
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Ratings: 2,580 |  Reviews: 429
Photo of Brendanjames
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I,have to admit I bought this for the amazing can design.
But upon drinking it the label lives up to the taste.
Look is a cloudy bright yellow with a nice .25” head that sticks to the glass after is dissapates.
Smell is a nice strong sweetness with the freshness with the hops.
Taste is the perfect bitterness of a double ipa.
Feel is terrific.
Overall I want more of this.
Hell I want to tattoo the design on my arm.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4 pack from Whole Foods and n Chicago. Pours out a slightly hazy golden to pale orange with 3 fingers fluffy white head. Aroma slightly underwhelming - mild citrus - bit of grassy note - faint hoppiness. Tastes is more fruity - orange, pineapple - than hoppy, though as warmed bit of pine note came out. Full mouthfeel - well balanced - mild persisting bitterness with outstanding fruity sweetness. Really good.

Repeat visit couple weeks later and my aroma comment now seems wrong - dank citrus, pungent and great!

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Photo of cmoore32
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpipe
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHarting
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of ivory colored head. Very nice lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & citrus, the only area where this didn't quite meet expectations

T: Oranges, grapefruit, dryness, a little bready sweetness as well up front. Tangerine & dryness as this warms, plus a little pine & breadyness. Finishes dry, with pomelo & pine

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, good balance

Easy to drink, not quite in my wheelhose for DIPA, but very close

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Photo of Smhill
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

One of my "goto" favorite beers. I love the hoppy taste with the citrus overtones.

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Photo of SayBoom
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

This was my first time having ninja vs Unicorn and I was very very surprised. Not that I did not think it was going to be a good beer, but that it was a great balanced beer. It had the right amount of both hop notes and refreshing fruity flavors. I loved the bitterness up front that quickly subside and you are left with citrus flavors like lemon, grapefruit with maybe some hints of honey and malt.

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Photo of porters4life
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Almighty1
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of awoodbury
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can canned on 06/20/18
Poured into a willie becher shows a cloudy yellow-gold body and supports a proud inch plus head of fluffy white foam with decent retention and smearing lacing.

Aroma and flavor is a complimentary mix of pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a fuller leaning medium with an almost sticky wetness.

Overall a solid double.

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

Had on tap at DOJO and also can. Classic DIPA in style. Glad to have tried the flagship.

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

Photo of cmurphy7
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale colour with a nice white head

Smell of citrus, lime and lemon mostly, melon. Juicy and resinous

Juicy mouthfeel, moderate to high carbonation

Overall a very enjoyable dipa

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Photo of lovindahops
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbk81
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,580 ratings