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:
2,308
Reviews:
363
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
492
For Trade:
29
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Ratings: 2,308 |  Reviews: 363
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason1221
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ddunaway937
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigCheese
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great 1.5 IPA.

On the lighter fruitier side. Pretty yellowish color, very citrus orange-lemony flavor and aroma. Perfect match of flavor and aroma. Taste is primarily citrus (clemantine, grapefruit) and pine. Nice white head with good lacing. Drink pretty easy with moderate carbonation.

Definitely above average, one of the better hoppy beers I've found in chicago. Will definitely revist pipeworks.

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

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MFMB
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy deep orange with a nice white head. Nose is of orange pith and pine gum. Taste of orange and grapefruit peal, pine and sticky malts. First bit of citrus you get is pith/peal but turns juicy on the backend. Medium to full bodied with a juicy bite that fades to a dry bitter finish.

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Photo of steve8robin
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Slightly hazy with a fluffy white head that sticks everywhere. Amazing floral, pine and citrus aromas blast you in the nose. The taste is a nice orange and pine flavor with a tiny bit of balancing sweetness​. A really well balanced and delicious beer.

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

Photo of Lane_in_ID
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a one finger head of foam. It smelled of citrus/tropical fruits and pine. Sweet citrusy flavor with caramel. Also, a good piney hop bitterness.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unfiltered goodness. This beer is perfectly on point. Nice hop nose. Big and juicy. Smooth texture with a very wet finish that compliments the hop bite.

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Photo of Gawz
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpb123
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding double IPA and by far the best Pipeworks brew I've had, though admittedly the sample size is rather small. Dank, stinky ripe citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Mouthfeel leans towards the creamy side but this is no hazy NE style creamsicle IPA. A must try.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So I just tried this last weekend at Bottom Lounge in Chicago while watching After The Burial, Emmure, and Fit For A King. Maybe it was the dark metalcore rattling my ribcage, but this beer was AWESOME!! Intense yet drinkable, bold and flavorful, and the can artwork is killer. LOVE IT

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Photo of tbryan5
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Atodd21
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vintilian
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ninja Vs. Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,308 ratings.
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