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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bomber. Pours a dark amber color with some light brown overtones. Aroma of caramel, bubblegum, pine and some grapefruit hops. Meh. Tastes a lot better than it smells. Light bodied with some caramel and toffee notes upfront followed with some fruity overtones and a big, sticky, resinous hop profile. I’m liking this more than I expected


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (621) - 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 (123) - 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 (38081) - 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 (493) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a hazy brownish red with a thick foam head that laces my glass as it dissipates. The aroma is a hop evergreen with pine scents, malts, sweet carmel notes, and some fruit. Tasting, I picked up on a defined bitterness, oils from the hops, profound malted grain flavor, mild buttery toffee taste, and possibly some fruity blood orange. Overall it has good flavor and a pleasant finish, not overly bitter or long lasting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2159) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
A really great brew here. Pours a dark amber. Aromas of sweet honey malts, over ripe fruit, and some dank hop. Flavors are pine hops, sweet fruity malts, medicinal notes as well. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reorulezzz8 (11) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22 oz bottle batch 603. pours dark red/burgundy with a tan head. Great lacing. taste is a lot of pine, citrus, backed by a biscuity malt character. clean on the palate.finshes a tad on the bitter end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SotallyTober (78) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a murky copper with off white head. Light lacing present. There’s a fruit, caramel, pine, and malt aroma. Medium body that was sweet and oily on the palate with a mild bitter finish. Flavor’s of caramel. grapefruit, nutty, malt, and resinous pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12214) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
Dark brown with small head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, grapefruit, pine and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, grapefruit, meidum sweet, pine, toasted, little bread, little earthy and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma of malt, light caramel, light spice, piney hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, piney hops, light resin, some alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation. 211214


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