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Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPA

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2015
Light golden amber color. Frothy white nose. Lovely intense nose of pine floral and some bready malty notes. Low carbonation with very light body for the style. Medium bitterness, with a resiny finish. Very quaffable and super dangerously drinkable for the ABV. well executed IIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Light orange with a thin white head. Large citrus nose that begs for attention. Orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Hoppy but not overly bitter. I really like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark copper color with bright golden orange edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing on the way down. Earthy floral hop aroma with fresh cut grass and a strong resinous pine needle character countered by a sweet malt backbone. Hints of spruce tip and earthy soil followed by caramel malt, toast, nut and toffee. Surprisingly one dimensional hop profile. Lacking in sweetness and has too strong of a malt presence in the nose for my preference. Medium body with a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over a strong malt backbone into a very dry finish. Very earthy/soil-y with bitter, grassy hops and pine sap countered by sweet caramel malt, toffee, biscuit, toast and a touch of oak. There’s some slight boozy sweetness toward the finish but the high ABV is well masked. Overall, this beer was a bit of a disappointment for me. The malt flavors are too prominent and the hop profile is very one dimensional. Not a bad beer, just boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (202) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy golden with a nice hoppy head. Smells of hoppy sour citrus. Taste is very similar to smell. Sour grapefruit that is smooth and very satisfying. An excellent imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1485) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Can, at the CTBCAIPAT-O. Pours a clear gold with a high (VERY high) white, mixed-grained lacy head. Nose is tangerine, lime, biscuity malt, and an interesting earthy, almost mushroomy note. On the tongue, it’s grapefruit, grapefruit, and grapefruit. There’s also some grapefruit. Oh, and lime peel, grassy notes, a little buttery richness (not diacetyl, more an umami richness), and a touch of cracker malt. Very little sweetness; it teeters on the edge of imbalance, but never quite falls. Finish is sharp and a little peppery. Flirts with imperfection, but manages to avoid it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Appearance: Amber Glow. Aroma: Tangerine, Orange, Clean Hop/Simcoe, Very Crisp Citrus. Taste: Clean Hop Character, Bright Orange/Tangerine, Mango, Papaya. Seriously Delicious. Extremely Floral. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (227) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Can from beer temple Chicago.. Holy mango batman! Lots of tropical fruits. Decadent melon and cucumber. Really rounded out for a double IPA. Fairly sweet and not much malt backbone. It’s a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Aroma of grapefruit, pine and some dried fruit. Pours a hazy Amber gold color with a short lasting white head. Taste of pine and grapefruit rind very bitter not well balanced. Oily feel with a bitter piney finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (212) - - OCT 10, 2015
Can at twin anchors. Really big foamy head. Nice coloration yellow with lots of carbonation. Awesome hop nose. The flavor is excellent. Lots of citrus hop with no aftertaste. Just a great double ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Cloudy gold with a thin white cap. Clean bright leafy and fresh hop aromas, a touch of pine, and a bright touch of melon. Big balanced flavor with some leafy hop resins, light pine, a touch of grapefruit rind and finishing with fresh leafy wet hops with lots of earthy dank bitterness, but still somehow balanced with crackery pale malt tones throughout.

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