Galaxy Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Galaxy UnicornGalaxy Unicorn
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #41
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #453
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.52%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
685
From:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  56
SCORE
97
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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.
Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 685 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jmbot4371:
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jmbot4371 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Aug 08, 2014
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Greywulfken from New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Galaxy is quietly a great hop that I don't encounter often in the beers I drink - least not that I'm aware of - and I always dig it when I have it. Featured here with Columbus and Cascade hops in a 9.5% DIPA from Pipeworks. Fair golden body , mostly clear, with a white head a few fingers high that leaves some lace sheeting down the glass. Aromas of clean, crisp citrus and white wine-like impressions are followed by much of the same on the sip. Has a fruity and grassy character, with a taut bitterness and a clean finish offering a bit of drying on the close. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and only mildly sweet. Doesn't present heavy or filling, abv discreet, supremely drinkable... A great entry into the style.

Feb 09, 2017
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ktr5010 from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 27, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Jul 12, 2014
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Mgm54 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Mar 05, 2014
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Kurmaraja from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Feb 05, 2014
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eblythe1 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Jul 22, 2014
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muskiesman from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Nov 01, 2014
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ClePaul from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 92/100

A big and well rounded #DIPA sweet and equally earthy. Like a Stone 'Enjoy By' with a natural sweetness. Exceptionally balanced, bruising, clean and refreshing at 9.5%

Nov 08, 2014
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 22, 2017
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Kaveman from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

Aug 26, 2013
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pmoney from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Jan 21, 2013
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roger617 from Indiana

4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into Spiegelau glass. Pours a mild copper color with 1 finger of white head. Smell is a huge citrusy grapefruit bomb. Taste is over the top delicious, very citrusy with enough malt backbone to compliment perfectly. Carbed a little less than most DIPAs I've had, yet it seems to work very well. I'm very glad to have gotten to try this, acquired as an extra in a trade, and only made it 2 days before I had to drink it! BTW only Pipeworks could take a unicorn flying through outer space and make it look bad ass on a beer bottle!

Dec 06, 2013
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Treebs from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks tulip. Batch # 65.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a thick white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring that leaves some soapy looking lace down the glass.

S: Huge waves of tropical and citrus fruits. Pineapple, mango and some cantaloupe. Tangerine, clementine and some honey notes. Caramel malt sweetness as well.

T: Pineapple and mango notes initially with a ton of underlying piney bitterness. Some light lemon peal, orange and some honey notes to it. Sweet bread malt body with a touch of caramel to it. A touch of booze on the back end.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly boozy and sweet, but very drinkable for 9.5%.

O: I still liked the initial flavor profile of Citra Ninja more, but this is an extremely close second for me. This is a little more sweet than CN, but the hops shine a little more. Overall I'm splitting hairs, both are delicious. Well done guys!

Dec 19, 2012
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ethanmc12 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Dec 09, 2013
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JasonR1975 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Jul 23, 2014
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dexterk1 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 18, 2017
Galaxy Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 685 ratings