Unicorn's Revenge | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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418 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,618
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
418
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Saturated dark orange color, copious foam and lace coating the opposite side of the glass. Clusters of bubbles raft on over to the sides of the glass.

Fruity aroma, candied orange peel and dried mango, some leafy green resin and pale malt under the surface.

Flavors follow suit, orange/mango/cantaloupe fruitiness, resiny green hop undercurrent, hint of pale malt again. A little bit of earthy mango in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and drinkable as all Pipeworks DIPA's have been, this one seems to be a variation on a theme, though not straying far into unique territory. Solid and flavorful, really enjoyed and would drink it again.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in trade from brewnstrong, thanks for the opportunity Justin!
Pours a slightly hazy deep gold color with a smallish creamy head that dissipates quickly. smells of citrus earth and pine with a fair amount of garlic and onions. Bready caramel and a hint of alcohol round out the aroma nicely. The flavor is more onion and garlic from the hops than pine and citrus. Moderate amount of caramel malt to back it up with a distinct hit of ethanol and a solid shot of hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice beer, I'm glad I got to try it, but I feel its a bit hot malty and at times harsh. I wouldn't hesitate to drink this again, but if it were a few points lower abv, and a hint less malty it would be world class.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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Unicorn's Revenge from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 418 ratings