Unicorn's Revenge | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This epic battle is exhausting The Unicorn. He's been at it fighting all sorts of creatures, spirits, beings from other worlds and other dimensions. If there's one thing The Unicorn hates, it's sadness. If there's another one thing The Unicorn hates, it's exhaustion. It is time The Unicorn made all others regret the day, they began this epic battle! With an intense and unexpected juicy and floral combination that can only come with generous amounts of New Zealand hops.

Added by KFBR392 on 03-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
415
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
34
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 10/13/16, had 11/10/16.

Pours a medium amber/orange, lightly hazy, with a one inch head of thick foam, and a ring of foamy cling that increases as it warms. The smell is orange, grapefruit and pineapple citrus hops, yeast. A little pine, some dankness. The taste opens up a little more, with malt, pineapple, grapefruit and lighter orange citrus hops. Then malt, some caramel, pine- but it's not as dank as the nose, light alcohol. Smooth, well carbonated, refreshing. A little lighter bodied than the usual Pipeworks DIPA.

A great aroma and good flavor, lots of hops and enjoyable. Another big effort from Pipeworks.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a truly discerning ipa drinker would almost have to swear this beer is fruited. maybe some orange peel, some lime, some kumquat or abstract or niche citrus, not alas, its not! almost nowhere else in my beer experience (which now is quite expansive) has there been hop flavors this intensely fruity, almost beyond what seems genetically possible, i would love more than the vague product description. what kind of hops? how much of them? when? how long? all of that. this is so different from others on the hop front, new zealand on steroids, really brilliant. the beer is almost too big though, it benefits little from its strength, and its obvious alcohol potency is a distraction, not undesirable, but at least unnecessary. there is some residual sugar here too, which at first i think complements the hops, but by the time the beer is almost gone, i find it too much, not quite cloying, but a shade or two drier would help. all this is to say the beer isnt perfect but the distinctive and intense nature of the hops make it amazing and memorable, and very much a wonderful continuation of this unicorn thing pipeworks has going. unique and fantastic big boy ipa.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap out of a tulip glass.

Look: relatively clear medium amber with a 1/4 finger of head.

Smell: bready malts with some green resinous herbs(think rosemary) in the background.

Taste: much more spruce and rosemary on the palate along with a sweet malty quality that is pretty consistent of beers with this alcohol level.

Mouthfeel: medium plus mouthfeel. Is surprising drinkable for 10%!

Overall(style points): Definitely leans more west coast in style. More of a resin bomb than a juice bomb. A good beer but not my style. 88 points.

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3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Look is a amber copper color with a full white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is sweet malt, butter scotch, and bubble gum.

Bubble gum hops on the taste along with astringent alcohol. Gives way to a sticky malty sweetness.

Not my favorite high ABV pipeworks, but it is good.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, some vengeance for the horned one! Deep golden color with a head as big as ya want it, that'll leave plenty of lace drapes down the glass. Big aromas of juicy fruits and citrus, maybe edged with berry and pine-like suggestions. The brew is bursting with like flavors, sweet and lush - big mouthfeel, medium-weight, ample carbonation, and a fairly moderate bitterness. Glorious drinking with a big abv (10%).

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Photo of majorlance
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.55/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Unicorn's Revenge from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 415 ratings.
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