Blood Of The Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of our original hop beasts of burden makes its whimsically triumphant return. Blood of the Unicorn is Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn's hot redheaded sister. Loaded with fruity and piney American hops this rouge equine always delivers.

Added by MasterSki on 05-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,575
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
727
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Thanks to HIGHPA for this 16 oz. can that arrived a couple of days ago as an extra. Pipeworks is always welcome in this house.

The pour is redder Vladek Sheybal. Smells like caramel & rusted VW Beetle. Eh.

Blood of the Unicorn is my least favorite kind of redhead. Something about less than excellent reds always reminds me of red rust, with that metallic taste leeching into the folds of my mouth & fouling the entire experience, & I get just enough of a whiff here that it yucks up the beer for me. Aside from the fender rust (which does fade some as the beer warms) there is caramel, moderate bitterness, & the hops show as earthy & slightly piney. Far thicker than a lowish ABV red ale ought to be, which isn’t helping.

Really mediocre, which is not what I expect from such a fine brewery.

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Blood Of The Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 727 ratings