Galaxy Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #89
Ranked #698
4.37 | pDev: 7.55%
Jul 23, 2020
Dec 11, 2012
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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Ratings by boilerwillie:
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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
by boilerwillie from California

Apr 25, 2014
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4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Jul 23, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

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
4.46 by ktr5010 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2019
4.25 by Jangoon24 from Illinois on Jun 03, 2019
4.31 by eppie82 from Illinois on Dec 25, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
4.11 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 08, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mpipe from Minnesota

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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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by russpowell from Arkansas

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
4 by akk14 from Illinois on Jul 15, 2018
4.21 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on Jul 06, 2018
4.18 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Jun 23, 2018
4.25 by KidSalami from Illinois on Dec 08, 2017
3.96 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2017
4.1 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2017
4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 25, 2017
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by aoampm from Hawaii

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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3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Buck89 from Tennessee

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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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stortore from Illinois

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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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Love galaxy hops in a beer!

May 19, 2017
4.25 by SteveTheBrit from Illinois on Apr 25, 2017
4.24 by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2017
4.31 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Apr 03, 2017
4.4 by malfunxion from New York on Apr 02, 2017
4.25 by J_Mueller from Illinois on Mar 23, 2017
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4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spacecake9 from Illinois

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
4.37 by msumike89 from Colorado on Mar 12, 2017
4 by vfgccp from New York on Mar 12, 2017
4 by grahuba from Connecticut on Mar 09, 2017
4.25 by tregan_20 from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MurphDog14 from Illinois

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
4.25 by paulish from New York on Feb 27, 2017
4.3 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2017
4 by smcel371 from New York on Feb 23, 2017
4.32 by agreenman19 from Connecticut on Feb 22, 2017
4.02 by TomMorris from Connecticut on Feb 22, 2017
4.55 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Feb 22, 2017
4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2017
4.25 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Feb 18, 2017
Galaxy Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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