Ninja Vs. Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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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:
#669
Reviews:
413
Ratings:
2,509
pDev:
7.48%
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Ratings: 2,509 |  Reviews: 413
Photo of Sludgeman
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Dark Horse in St. Paul. Poured into a chalice.

A malty yummy nicely balanced IPA. 4.25

A - Pours clear and golden with a nice off-white head and great lacing. 4.5

S - Lots of sweet piney resin. 4.0

T - Piney bitterness with a tinch of sweetness. 4.25

MF - Medium body with a just dry finish. Smooth 4.75

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Photo of Mdrake0209
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sandstd1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grovejr20
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Light honey color with a 2F head.

Earthy, floral, tropical, citrus aroma.

Slightly viscous, good body.

Fruit and citrus taste. Slightly hoppy finish.

I would have preferred a bitter, zesty finish. Otherwise, excellent.

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Photo of kricks77
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moof_jackson
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

delicious stuff. brewed 2/19/18. highly recommended.

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Photo of tubeman
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coltron23
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy without being bitter. You could drink a few of these without switching to another beer.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright honey gold with a thick white head that recedes fairly quickly but leaves great lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit. The flavor is predominately pineapple with a bitter hop finish. Well carbonated and easy drinking for the abv. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Hazy gold, good head.

Smell: Citrus rind, bit of dankness.

Taste: Nicely sweet, citrus-dominated taste with a mild bitterness. Full bodied.

Overall: Nice to see Pipeworks in MN. Ninja vs. Unicorn is a solid DIPA, not too bitter but not super soft like many IPAs these days. Kind of in-between old school and NE-style. Tasty!

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

Photo of Taybeh
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Newly distributed to MN so I bought a 4-pack of tallboys. Into a spieglau ipa glass, pours a half-hazy pale glowering apricot with a great 2 finger tight bubbly clean white head that reduces to a thin crown, great lacing, and 5 minutes later the 1/4 finger crown is still there. Nose is good, though for the style, was hoping it would hit me a little harder. Anyway, lots of light and bright tropical and citrus fruits, not too juicy, while promising some bitterness -- some pineapple, lemon rind, and maybe a little half-ripened orange. Malts are fairly nondescript -- a little pale malt crackery note, I guess. Taste delivers what the nose promises, and some good dank notes add something I wasn't expecting -- a good level of lively bitterness. Feel is fairly light for the abv, finishes pretty dry. Glad to have this one around as an option.

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Photo of Lorihall1
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of beenjammintoo
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,509 ratings