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Galaxy Unicorn | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by emerge077 on 12-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#386
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
668
pDev:
7.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tregan_20
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
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!

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ffshore545
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy yellow with an inch and a half head.

Intense galaxy hop aroma. Bitter is so intense it's almost cheesy (like in actual cheese). The actual aroma is intense tropical fruit. Lots of skin aromas from the bitterness.

Taste carries over that bitter tropical. So good. You don't taste the alcohol at all.

One word: delicious.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a mostly clear golden color with minimal white head. The smell is a lot of tropical fruit with a slight spiciness. The flavor follows the nose with a fruity sweetness and mild spiciness ending with a good bitter bite. The feel is medium with good carbonation. Pipeworks hits it out of the park with another IIPA. Galaxy hops are one of my favorites and they are showcased very well in this beer.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BababooeyHTJ
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best ipas that I've had in a long while. Very original brew. It looks like an unfiltered iipa, no sediment.

This is no typical new england style ipa nor is it some typical west coast style ipa. The galaxy is on full display and I'm a sucker for galaxy hops. I've also never had a beer balanced around galaxy hops that tasted anything like it. Its clearly not a single hop brew and thats not a bad thing. What they did complements the brew very well. Its also very sweet which I love about green and found lacking with very green. I do love very green for a different reason but would take green over the two for a regular beer. I only bring that up since green is probably my favorite brew. The balance of this matches it imo. Pipeworks yeast is apparently also very neutral which I enjoy. I would never guess that this was 9.5% abv. Thats normally past what I would consider ideal for a iipa. The heat is present but balanced out very well, the sweetness more than makes up for it. Its also bitter enough to scratch the itch. Just a very well rounded brew. Its juicy, malty, a little resinous. It hits every note that I would look for in a iipa and not in a way that I've had from any other brew that I've tried. This is at least worth trying. And if you don't like it, don't rate ipas. I don't want your opinion.

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4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curtis6290
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Brownish, almond, orange with a nice foamy head that lingers. (7/10)
Smell: Yeast, ear wax, vaseline, plastic, faint hint of tropical fruit. (6/10)
Taste: Much better than the smell. More bitter than sweet, but interesting. Ocean water and malt. Cut grass and earth. Pepper, Oregano, Lemon peel. Peach as it gets warm. (8/10)
Feel: Harsh bite, but not too bad. (7/10)
Overall: Not a bad brew, but doesn't touch NE IPAs. This is a manly beer, definitely more bitter than sweet/fruity. I'm not getting a big hop hit, but it's very drinkable as it opens up. Must try. (8/10)

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Photo of TheEpeeist
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cfalls
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - dark shady of orange, moderate haze, lots of lacing

S - pungent, typical southern hemisphere hops, grassy, muscadine, funky tropical, a little honeyed biscuit

T - follows the nose, slight sweetness (less than NE average), less malt than Crimson Snapper (more like NvU in this regard), strong grassy/piney bitterness on the end

F - syrupy, medium plus carbonation, ABV and bitterness merge into a somewhat bracing finish

O - huge beer, good showcase of galaxy hops

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Galaxy Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 668 ratings
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