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RATINGS: 273   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
7/7/12. Bottle shared at my going away tasting by colemanzuber (also a bottle via trade from csteele2144!). Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head. Very nice fresh hoppy aroma with lots of citrus, resin, dankness, and a hint of pine. Very hoppy flavor with lots of citrus and fresh, dank hops. Lingering bitterness and dryness begs for another sip. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Hazy yellow color, white head. Very hoppy, citrus, caramel, sweet scent. Sweet, then very dry and very bitter taste. Dry, bitter, malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Via coleman at the tasting for drowland’s going away. Pours a nice dark orange amber from the bottle, with a decent white head and slight lacing. Nice citrus hop aroma with a lingering bit of pine, grapefruit, and sweetness. Taste is incredibly hoppy from the cuff, with a fruity, bitter linger. Nice all around DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1621) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Thanks Coleman! Dark orange our with a fluffy white head. Nose is resiny, dank citrus hops, and maybe a touch of pine. Flavor is bursting citrus hops and not overly malty and ends on a fantastic bitter note. This is great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy deep orange with an off-white head. The aroma holds passion fruit and sweet black currant tea up front with undertones of ripe mango, peach, canned pears, fresh herbs, pink grapefruit, vanilla ice cream and grass. Clean toast with a hint of honey and caramel. Juicy and bright nose, fantastic. The flavour is light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of tropical fruits, green-ish hop tones, grapefruit and perfect toast. The mouthfeel is juicy, soft and and light astringent with light carbonation. Lots of grapefruit and tropical fruits on the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bomber shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours hazy orangish golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and hoppy fresh with grapefruit juice, mango, lemon zest, gooseberries, lemon balm, orange zest, fresh grass, pineapple, passion fruit, sweet white bread, sugar, red currants and  hints of dill. Taste is sweet and very bitter with orange peal, grapefruit peal, grapefruit juice, sweet bread, bitter oranges, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon balm, dill, alcohol, grapes, plums, lemon zest, freshly cut grass, dry soil, straw and hints of sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth, oily bitter and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with passion fruit, grapefruit peal, orange peal, crackers, lemon zest, pineapple, lemon balm and bitter oranges. Wow! Extremely nice to get to taste this. Many thanks Timo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy golden beer with a quite nice white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, grapes, citrus, pine apple, hay, metal notes, apricot. Hoppy perfume flavor, grass, citrus, grapefruit, pine apples, spicy notes. Fresh, lovely hops and with nice refreshing fruits. Bitter finish with metal, grapefruit and some pineapple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Hazy gold pour, white head. Floral and citrusy notes on the aroma. Flavor, light malty background, good floral and citrus hops, nice balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with white head. One of the better IIPA I have had. Great work to this new brewery. Piney and citrus taste with aggressive hops and good hidden high alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2817) - 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.

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