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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 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:
#621
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
2,384
pDev:
7.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
530
Trade:
28
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Ratings: 2,384 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of Holderness
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 20 days ago.

L -- Moderately turbid orange body with intense effervescence and a three finger off-white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Very good retention and good lacing.
S -- Pineapple, mango, caramel malts, peach, guava, passionfruit, and sweet citrus
T -- Grapefruit flesh, booze, bready malts, orange pith, and a nice piny-dank backbone throughout. Getting a hint of banana too, which is interesting.
F -- Good flavor balances, high carb, medium mouthfeel. Simultaneously refreshing and inebriating
O -- Very impressed at how well the hop flavors held up almost a month after being shipped halfway across the country. Reasonable price @ ~$12/4-pack of 16oz cans

90/100

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

Photo of McDermott203
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of John4all
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow to almost orange color. A light filmy white head maintained a nice level look to it. Filmy white lacing. The smell had some sweet grapefruit up front with a nice sweet danky onion coming in and rounding out really nicely. Light pine as it warms. The taste was present with the sweet danky onion flowing into the grapefruit with a light pine underneath. Aftertaste is dry and semi-bitter. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a crisp dry sweet feel laying down on my tongue. Bitterness feels nice and dry on my tongue. Overall, hot damn, what a nice DIPA that comes across nice and dry.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First off, that can is incredible!
Look -clear golden color with a good lasting white head
Smell - dank tropical fruit,citrus fruits, pineapple and mango
Taste - dank taste with so much fruity flavored. Mango and citrus with some pineapple in there as well
Feel - medium body with a fizz carbonation
Overall - yummy

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint of this ($8.00) to finish off a very fine Father's Day lunch with my ladies at The Grill Next Door.

Shaker pint held a bright golden, slightly hazy libation. Had a nice fluffy, frothy marshmallow white head, with A-1 lacing. Nose had a solid, rindy citrus lean to it. Body was about medium, and it passed rather smoothly on the tongue.

Flavor led off with some subtle toasty caramel malts, and I mean subtle. Afterwards it pretty much all hops. There was a mix of pineapple, apricot, tangerine and orange caressing the palate. All of this was pint and pithy yet never overly bitter. A solid DIPA though it still could have had a touch more "oomph ". Prosit!

4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1925

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can, canned 14 days ago.

Poured at 48° into a stemless wine glass. Beautiful beer. Yellow-orange with a thick white head. Cloudy but still penetrable. Head is reduced to a centimeter within a few minutes, but lacing persists.

I get pineapple and earthy hops on the nose, and the taste follows. Very easy-drinking for a DIPA. Fruity hop flavors wash over the palate. Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium. A little bit more creaminess would put this one over the top.

Overall, one of my favorites on my trip to Chicago. An awesome DIPA.

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

Photo of dflo32
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holly1215
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A- The tallboy releases a golden yellow brew that is just a bit hazy into my becher glass. The cap atop the brew is white with a foamy and frothy texture displaying fairly good retention. Wide sheets of lace wrap around the glass with drizzle between each sips stop.

S- Pungent... even after pouring I can smell this brew from several feet away. Bright and bold mix of fruity and floral hops. Mango, passionfruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach and dank notes lead way to floral, pine, herbal, crackery barley and berry hints.

T- The citrus and pine hops grow but still a good presence of tropical and stone fruit hops right there with them. Bitter pine resin, grapefruit and oranges, tangerine, dank herbs, melon, floral and pineapple hops joined by a slight sweetness, bready and pale barley hints.

MF- Creamy and puffy texture with a rather fluffy and smooth feeling on the palate. The high end carbonation accentuates the hop flavors and the eventual heavy, clean bitterness.

A tropical, citrus and floral hoppy aroma leads into a flavor profile that is somewhat shifted to the pine and citrus side of hops as the bitterness is just massive. A beer that anyone that has been in the game for a while has heard of and for good reason: it is clean, smooth as hell and delivers a blast of hops and bitterness.

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Photo of eng_lee
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Can poured into snifter

Translucent orange yellow, solid one finger foam cap settles to a white ring

Aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple, tangerine

Taste has citrus, orange hops

Bitterness is not sharp and lingers a bit

Good beer

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

Canned on 5/9/17; drank on 6/1/17; my first foray into Pipeworks and, as an avid and consistent New England IPA drinker, I have really had a hard time lately getting into traditional IPAs; this beer really surprised me with its rounded mouthfeel and hop forward aroma/flavor

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sludgegnome
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trmiller24
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 2,384 ratings
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