Galaxy Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Galaxy UnicornGalaxy Unicorn
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From:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #84
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #685
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
609
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Dec 11, 2012
Wants:
  338
Gots:
  56
SCORE
97
World-Class
Galaxy UnicornGalaxy Unicorn
Notes: Also known as Unicorn Galaxy

Our friends south of the equator really have this hop growing thing figured out and we are ecstatic they do. Without them we couldn't bring you Unicorn Galaxy. We built a platform of malted barley and wheat then atop that we constructed our ode to Galaxy hops. The hop character really shines through with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, tangerine, citrus, passion fruit and fresh cut grass. Drink early, drink often.
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Rated: 4.31 by mush from Illinois

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can, date stamped 11/20/19. Thanks to Derek for giving me a can to try! Hazy peach colored body is capped with a foamy ivory colored head. Huge hop aroma of mango, citrus, and pine. Flavors equally huge with more piney mango, orangey citrus, lemon-lime, and passion fruit along with a light caramel malt base with a touch of honey. Full resinous body, ample carbonation, alcohol is warming, assertive bitterness with a lingering piney bitterness. Wow - awesome beer!
Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by ktr5010 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by eppie82 from Illinois

Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: gold with a light haze under a 2" white cap with good retention.

S: dank smell blending melon, onion, garlic, citrus and topical fruit

T: fruit, melon, citrus and alcohol with a trace of caramel and a hint of onion and ditch-weed

F: exceptionally creamy texture, a medium body and very soft and luscious carbonation

O: The rich creamy texture really makes this beer stand out. As an added bonus it is big, flavorful, bitter and alcoholic.
Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by mpipe from Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Nothing special on the look and smell. The taste an feel is amazing. The description is accurate; citrus, fruit, and other stuff, but the galaxy hops power through and make it unique. This is well beyond average.
Aug 02, 2018
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Epic head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, a little pineapple

T: Cakeyness, pineapple, mango up front, along with dryess & pine up front. Grapefruit & dried pineapple mingle with cakey dryness as this warms. Finishes dry with with pineapple, and grapefruit

MF: Chewy, fairly firm carbonation. Carbonation smooths as this warms, lovely balance

Drinks easy for the heft & complexity, well put together DIPA
Jul 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by akk14 from Illinois

Jul 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Jul 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by KidSalami from Illinois

Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by aoampm from Hawaii

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Not sure on the bottle date.

Perfect look for an IPA / DIPA. Vibrant yellow orange with less than a finger head that lingers really nicely. Not much carbonation and solid lacing.

Aromas of cantaloupe, citrus zest, pineapple.

Bitter hops, apple, grassy notes, pine, tangerine, creamsicle are the main flavors.

Feel is nice! Drinks like a hoppy milkshake.

Overall a really nice offering. I expected a bit more seeing as I absolutely loved their Ninja vs Unicorn beer. Still well done and glad to have tried it!
Oct 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Moderately hazy golden color with a two-finger white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Great Galaxy aromas with big pineapple and tropical fruit. Some dank resin as well. Very bitter on the first sip with the tropical notes as expected. A good mix of resin and bready malt. Old school DIPA clean bitterness. Medium bodied. This was a bit more boozy and hot on the finish than I expected.
Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 1/17/17, had 1/30/17.

Pours a bright, hazy yellow, with a small head and some loose, soapy lacing. The smell is mostly citrus hops, bursting with orange, mango, tangerine, pineapple, some lime. A little floral and dank, also some yeast. The taste is also strong with citrus- tangerine, orange, mango, lime, some lemon and grapefruit. A very nice malt backbone. There's a good amount of dankness on the finish, with a hint of green onion, and a sweet note midway. A mild to medium hop bitterness throughout. Smooth, refreshing, a great medium body, well carbonated.

This one is a real favorite, have had it before. Bursting with bright tropical citrus flavors and aromas, balanced by a solid malt base and some dank and earthy smells and tastes. A great sipper. Well worth a purchase any time it comes around.
Jun 22, 2017
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Rated by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Love galaxy hops in a beer!
May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by SteveTheBrit from Illinois

Apr 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Apr 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by malfunxion from New York

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by J_Mueller from Illinois

Mar 23, 2017
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Reviewed by spacecake9 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a light yellow with a big foamy head.
S - Aroma is primarily grapefruit.
T - Flavor is softer, maybe apricot. Only a hint of bitterness.
M - Mouth feel is average and so is carbonation. Very light feeling.
O - Very good but not better than Nina vs Unicorn.
Mar 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.37 by msumike89 from Colorado

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Mar 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by tregan_20 from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2017
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Reviewed by MurphDog14 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours golden and cloudy with a good head and lacing. The head dissipates quickly. The smell of the beer is hoppy and orange. The taste is light orange and full hoppy. The feel is smooth and strong, and it lingers. Great beer!
Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by ffshore545 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Feb 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by agreenman19 from Connecticut

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.55 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2017
Galaxy Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 686 ratings