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Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPA

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ninja vs. Unicorn celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you’re rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you’ll enjoy Ninja vs. Unicorn. Bottle Art by Jason Burke ink & lead Designs

Bottling Dates:
Batch 003 : 3/3/12
Batch 008: 4/9/12
Batch 013: 5/15/12
Batch 018: 6/18/12
Batch 025: 7/24/12
Batch 033: 8/28/12


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2024) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Beautiful 50cl can. Batch 3/15/16. Beer is hazy orange with huge, white head. First aroma strike from can is fresh freaking hops. Like when you open a fresh bag of US hops. Quite overwhelming hops have notes of typical tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, watermelon, passion fruit, pomelo plus some resin. On the malt side the aroma is cupcake and some cheese cake but those are completely dominated by hop notes. The beer is creamy, medium thick body with very delicate carbonation. Taste is off balance with huge bitter hop bite that lasts a while. Still it has a juicy malt background with medium sweetness. The hop bite is resinous and if yo bit through a pomelo peel. There is some little alcohol but way back. The resinous/peel/alcohol bitterness is a bit tiring after a while. Extra points for an amazing hop aroma and great design.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxon, Saturday 16th July 2016 Pours hazy amber with a huge foamy white head. Bitter from the off, very hoppy nose. Sweet but not the malty cloying effort that a lot of big American IPA & DIPAs often turn out like. Quite juicy and fruity. Quite a dry finish. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7321) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 14, 2016
Can at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is big citrus toothpaste hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp refreshing woody hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2016
Never heard of it, so this one was a nice surprise. Not too bitter, good citrus fruity, a bit grassy and some pines. Nice fruity brew for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (287) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 8, 2016
16oz can. Quite citrusy aroma. Cloudy gold color with nice white head that slowly fades. Nice lacing. Very nice bitterness, citrus, clean. Med to full bodied. Overall, a very tasty DIPA that does not taste as strong as it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
pint can bottle courtesy of and shared with Tderoeck. Dorée, léger trouble, col blanc. Arôme au nez fruité, impression de houblosn C avec un bon bouquet agrumes. Palais est mate, pils, pale et cara, houblonné avec une certaine sécheresse et amertume versant sur les agrumes et pamplemousse. Un peu poudreux en fin de bouche. Assez américiane et basique dans l’approche, voire générique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (413) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottled. Wow that is a bitter IPA. Super hopped. Taste very much lingers. Piney aroma. Wow it's strong.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurbDog (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
One finger white head, fades to thin persistent blanket. Hazy straw/light good colour. Huge aromatics of tropical fruit, peach, candied citrus, strawberry, blueberry, dank. Matching flavours with a light alcohol sweetness. Med bitterness. Med-light body with crisp, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (2247) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Super fruity and smooth DIPA. Less than two weeks old. Hops poppin' citrus, lemon, pine. Nice bite but still light for the abv. Awesome stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1428) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
duft: citrus appelsin frugt ananas mango’ smag: frisk citrus mango appelsin humle bitterhed eftersmag


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