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:
#3,382
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
696
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
121
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 696 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really nice amber ale though it looks more like a brown ale. Hoppy Amber is one of my favorite styles and this is a good one. Reminds me of Stone Pataskala but not quite as hoppy or unique. Pine, sweet resin, toasty caramel malt, a pinch of spiciness. Everything you'd expect in great balance. yb

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Photo of themegamancave
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into snifter

One finger off white foam cap , settles to a layer of bubbles , reddish brown liquid

Aroma of berry fruits

Malt taste , pine hop bitterness

Nice beer

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Photo of Hootie159
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpinSamzo
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful beer with a foamy white head and ruby body. Very easy drinker for a strong ale.

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Photo of CHickman
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 2/6/17: Pours blood red color with active carbonation leading up to a solid 2 finger foamy khaki colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles, not moving for about a minute and then dissipating very, very slowly while leaving really good foamy lacing coating the sides and a foamy layer on top. Love it when an amber/red ale looks like a great DIPA.

Smells of grapefruit and fresh piney hops up front, followed by lemon zest, caramel, toffee, Ritz Crackers, toasted wheat bread, candy like Razzles and then more citrus notes. Smells more IPA than amber ale, but either way it's a fine nose.

Taste brings more malty sweetness and bready notes to counter the strong citrus from the nose. The hop flavor is dank and almost seems wet hopped with tobacco qualities, bringing out light spices like tea leaf, pepper and coriander. The piney notes are sharp and bitter, allowing the floral and earthy notes to almost balance the sweetness from the malts as the caramel and grains hold on to the lead position on center stage.

This is one of those beers I bought on a whim because I got a kick out of the can art and because Pipeworks makes some good stuff. I hoped it would be half as good as Lizard King APA, and it exceeded my expectations. This is complex, smooth and easy to drink. Any fan of Tröegs Nugget Nectar should give this a try...it's not as hoppy, but tasty along those same lines.

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Photo of h4ger
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antman27
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A dark amber with a thick finger of tan head. It lingers for a while and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Toasty caramel, some citrus.

T: Follows nose. A quality, classic amber with a little hop kick to it. Some pine bitterness on the finish.

F: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

O: A real nice amber. I'm glad I'm seeking more of these out.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CayseyW
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a clear ruby copper color with almost no head. Some lacing. The aroma is a blend of caramel malts, citrus and floral hops. Earthy and piney notes. The taste is caramel malts, piney hops and some citrus. Malty and a bit nutty but with a good amount of hops. Earthy, slightly floral finish. Creamy, dry mouthfeel. Drinkable with minimal alcohol heat. Overall, a very good hoppy Amber Ale I'd buy every so often.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Blood Of The Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 696 ratings
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