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RATINGS: 264   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
This is a pretty down the middle take on IIPA and it’s all done quite well. It looks nice--slightly hazed orange w/ a thin head of fine bubbles. It’s rather dry and drinkable though w/ a touch of alcohol. Hops are big in the nose but nothing jumps out as being particularly expressive or vibrant. Taste is similarly well balanced. I know this is quite jaded to say but this is a very, very competent take on the style but it just doesn’t strike me as terribly unique. Definitely, IIPA fans and all hopheads will love this stuff but I prefer Pipework’s excellent take on the Belgian IPA style. That is excellent and this is merely very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Menkros (36) - - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a nice orange with a healthy 3 finger head that slowly dissipates. Smells like citrus. Taste was refreshing for a summer day, little to no alcahol bite. Batch 18, I think the crazed unicorn won the battle in my drink because it tasted of dead ninja. Not my cup of tea and yet I’m a big fan of other DIPA’s like Firestone Double Jack. Won’t try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2012
22 ounce from West Lakeview. Big tropical aroma and taste up front. Nice bitterness. That mango taste lingers. Not too boozy or at all boozy. Orange body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerSquare (116) - - JUN 30, 2012
Holy cow this is a tasty beer. . . relatively mild, floral/fruity aroma belies the incredibly complex tastes, Some of the most pronounced umami I’ve ever tasted in a beer. . . somewhere between strawberries and honeylike, leatheryness. . . oh my gosh I like this. Very stong, but doesn’t have much of a dry "vapor" to it. Syrupy like a DIPA should be, but way more drinkable than most of them, and far more balanced and expansive in the hop/malt profile. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Big thanks to the Missus for picking this up. Batch #018. Powerful aroma of pine and citrus hops with a little herbal-ness too. Malt balances it well. Dry finish which I’m still thinking about what I though of it. Quite good. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle acquired via trade wiith funkyaudio! Hazy 10-karat brew with sizable ivory head...ample carbonation that left significant lacing. Tons of citrus pith, orange peel, grapefruit, and a touch of evergreen. Really bitter and lasting finish. Quite acidic with some peppery hops. Sharp but tasty...love the aggressiveness here. Not at all balanced. Love that. In your face and a bit brutal...YUM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2012
65cl, new exclusive American brewery Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/woody and slightly fruity/floral, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Comme prevu, une bombe. Sapin, agrumes jaunes et une amertume mur a mur. Le corps est assez mince.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko (batch 13). Pours hazy orange with a thick off white head. Aroma of lots of pine, citrus, candy floss, tropical fruits like nectarines. Flavour is intensely hoppy, citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, syrup-like sweetness, with a dry, bitter finish. Not very balanced, but really enjoyable. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5923) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
Batch 13. 22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy, near-opaque golden orange with a creamy, medium white head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, particularly mangos and pineapple, citrus fruits, and dry caramel malts - beautiful nose. Flavour of boozy tropical fruits as mentioned, grapefruit and orange zest, generous malt backing, ending with lots of dry hops, intense grapefruit peel bitterness and apparent alcohol. Reminds me of a boozier, harsher Dreadnaught. Very good, if boozy.

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