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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Big thanks to Rob B for sharing this 22 oz. bottle. Batch 328 /39/40. Aroma is great! Pine, tropical fruit and grass.

Starts big with bright tropical fruits (pineapple, stone fruit and mango). Herbal hops, and light grass notes that leads to Light pine bitterness that lingers slightly. Plenty of sweet caramel and thick chewy malts. Great balance with a good hop kick.

Overall, I’m glad I got a good bottle of this because I was reluctant to try anything else from this brewery after trying a few stouts that were complete train wrecks. This DIPA was tasty and well made. They have redeemed themselves with this one. Maybe I will try a few more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Pour is hazy amber with a finger-wide white head. Aroma is of peach syrup, mango, pine needles, and orange peel. Flavor is sweet and first with notes of caramel, pine resin, and grain. Transitions into a bitter hop finish. Fantastic stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle, batch 351, bottled around a week ago or so I was told, pours a clear dark orange with a very light white head that was very thin and diminished very quickly, aroma is of tropical fruit and dank hops with a little bit of onion coming through with them, the flavor is very much on the dank side of things, onion and not as bright and fresh as I was hoping it to be, thicker mouthfeel, its alright, just didn’t live up to the hype I wanted it to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (457) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2014
22oz bottle pours clear dark orange with 1 finger head. Nose is piney malt, melon, lemon. Taste is malty melon, citrus, lemon, pine. Finish is bitter citrusy pine, soft malty sweet notes, mango. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is pine and fruity hop. Medium mouthfeel with bitter pine hop and light dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky gold, with a one finger, fine bubbled off white head into this glass. Retention is average here, with some light lacing present. This is a one month old bottle, for what that is worth. Anyway - The nose has that feeling that you get from something like the stone best before series. But more subdued, I suppose. Dank hop notes of grass and floral, sticky malts, and some booze, frankly. The flavor profile provides an initial bittering dank hop notes, caramel notes, sweet breads, and a hint of booze, once again. It frankly meshes poorly - probably batch issues. Whatever.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (468) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Mild hazy orange color. Citrus hop yummy flavor and sweet malt. Pretty malty flavor, nice hop flavor but not as overwhelming as hops, mild bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CraftBeerLvr41 (70) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
A: Orange/copper with a nice head that lingers a bit, some nice lacing as well. S: Really nice dank citrus notes upfront with some orange and pine. Really amazing smell. T: Same as the smell a lot of citrus, pine, and some dankness . An easy to drink beer that I could drink all the time. M: A perfect amount of carbonation. Slight alcohol taste but not overpowering, and not overly sweet like I like it. O: Really enjoy this beer, have had it a few times now and always enjoy it. Love all the DIPA’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
An enjoyable, strong IPA that has a somewhat hot, pleasant aroma of citrus and sweet fruit. Medium-bodied, with a lingering, somewhat pithy, sweetness. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a big white head of persistent foam that laces the glass nicely. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple juice with some grassy and mild biscuit scents. Taste is at first sweet with some caramel and tropical fruit juices, followed by grapefruit and citrus flavors and then some dankness. Aftertaste has some spicy alcohol and a fair amount of grassy and piney bitterness. Finishes dry with lingering bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Bright but well integrated flavors and a big but smooth bitterness.


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