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Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In this epic battle, the Blood of the Unicorn has been shed by the sword of the deadly assassin of the east. One sip of this.aggressively hopped red ale clearly reveals what drives these, the greatest of, hop heads of lore. Is this the end of the mythical horned horse? Or will he rise like the phoenix to fight another day?

Bottling Dates:
Batch 016: 5/29/12
Batch 022: 7/10/12
Batch 042: 10/1/12


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31906) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine hoppy and toasted malty. Caramelish, pine hoppy and slight herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8202) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, orange, citrus, hint of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, orange and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14084) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. A clear, glowing reddish dark golden beer topped by a dense, minimal sized light beige head. The aroma is resiny and citrusy, with caramel maltyness and a nutty touch. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate with a nice carbonation level. Bitter, resiny flavor with orange zest, caramel and a nuttyness. Quite dry. Lasting finish with caramel and a good bitterness and oranges. Quite nice this one, but I think it’s a tad too dry actually. 141219

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11816) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 191214

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2060) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced; Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (511) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown pour with a creamy beige head, good lacing. Smooth, malty aromas, sweet fruit and some biscuit notes. Flavour is malty and sweet, some hop bitterness balancing out. Quite a nice imperial red.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smell is balanced malt. Pours dark orange. Taste is light balanced fruity malt dusty orange. Decent a bit sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (912) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
As Slayer says, "Blood Red" is the color. Fresh hops with an underlying malt backbone in the aroma. It should be said that this bottle has been shared with the belching Chudwick. Kriskros would call him the wicker da wicker da wick. Then they would make you jump jump.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bomber thanks to the nostalgic AndyReynolds into the DLD 2013 memento snifter - nose is rye and something akin to the paint thinner, which I’m told is fresh hops. Bitter. Strong. Not doing it for me but I can respect it. Batch 333/334. Fairly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to clear orange amber with small white head. The aroma is strong pine hop and resin. Medium mouthfeel with strong bitter hop and grapefruit. Good.


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