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Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Purchased in can form at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home while watching the Cubs on a late August Sunday afternoon, feels great. Happy that this stuff is now in cans! Appearance is a dark red with a thin white head. Aroma is a fantastic hoppy malty concoction. Taste goes down very well, not too hoppy but definitely present, smooth, easy drinking, very good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Big and malty but balanced, with roasted caramel malts and undertones of banana bread and spice. Heat covered well, moderate hop backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Chris shared this following the GTMW festival, pours a dark amber red with an off white head, aroma has a hint of citrus and tropical fruit but is well balanced, the flavor has a hoppy front end with a nice amount of fruit and citrus, nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cosmo6644 (92) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma is oranges with some earth and pine notes, dough and citrus/oranges on the flavor... Pretty nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (559) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Nose is candied orange, pine, burnt sugar. Flavor is same plus bread crust/dark bread, red apple, firm bitterness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
Fonefan 191214. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, berries, malt, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, berries, caramel, malt, nutes. Full body. OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (652) - Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bomber, admittedly a bit old (from the clearance shelf - I just don’t like paying the big $$$ for Pipeworks bombers) but not overly so. Murky dark amber color with not much of a head. Aroma of wet brown paper towel, which was off-putting, but that was the low-point. Taste is typical red ale malt, citrus rind and grapefruit hops. Very nicely balanced. The bitter aftertaste lasts a very, very long time, clinging to your tongue. Palate is "thick" as expected from an Imperial ale. Extremely good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (131) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2015
Batch 603 - Pours a deep dark red with an off white head. Aroma starts of with lots of malt and a sweet citrus smell. Taste starts off with piney, resin bitterness a lot like a DIPA. Overall a real good and hoppy ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, fruity, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 17, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 3/17/15. Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor. Batch #603 drank from a Teku Glass. Aroma has a slight sweetness with medium hops. Taste is smooth for 9% with a good hop bitterness. Very easy to drink for the ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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