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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2773) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bomber into a "hot" snifter from dld 2013 compliments of AndyReynolds. Now is cat urine and grapefruit. Quite hoppy. Batch #375/376. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheWkndr (2) - CARPENTERSVILLE, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Bomber. Pours cloudyish golden. Great bitterness without being too sour. Fantastic aroma. Good head. Grabbed one just to try it, going back for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours orange gold with a thick white head and nice legs on the glass. Aroma is fresh cut tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, pine, and hay. The taste is pineapple, mango, biscuit, pine, and wild flowers. Luscious mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3070) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
Blind tasting with the S&G Tasting group. THX to Mathieu87! Only wrote down some small words and the score. Fruity nose, fruity taste (lytchee). Loved the label!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear light amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is citrusy, fleshy fruits, slightly floral, sweet. Flavor is a good mix of fruity sweetness and a mild bitterness. Easily drinkable with a lingering fruitiness. Very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
acquired as an extra from xdtfx. this was a damn solid brew from the get go. i was shocked it was a little more malt heavy with the description on the bottle but overall it does have a nice hop charatiristic and had a slight citrus and pine taste with a hint of bread in there too. overall i was glad to try this and would definitely have another!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 22oz bomber - ’cause, does Pipeworks do anything else? = ) - poured into a tulip glass. While there’s still a big, puffy head, the aroma is biscuit and roasted grain, with hints of a tropical fruit undertone. The biscuits and grain fade, replaced with toffee, and, finally, as the drink settles, a clear grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit aroma come through with an accompanying candi sugar. Further along the time line, a slight grassy note becomes apparent along with bubblegum and even some resin. It pours on the yellow side of gold with a clear, oily look to it. Of course, being unfiltered, near the end of the bottle, it becomes quite hazy. The head is, at first, active and creamy with an off-white (pinkish?) tone, but this descends rapidly to a sudsy, filmy layer - decent by most standards - and it leaves behind a light, sprinkled lacing. The taste is predominantly sweet, medium-high levels, with a supporting medium / medium-light bitterness closer to the finish. Near the end of the bottle (and perchance due to some of the unfiltered sediment falling in) a slight Parmesan cheese umami sneaks in as well. The medium bodied beer (light by IIPA standards) has a low level of soft carbonation, but results in an oily texture with a touch of a creamy quality (a bit Belgian). The finish is mostly juicy and fruit with a mellow dose of resin (more prominent near the end of the bottle). This transitions into a more dry, light bubblegum and grainy aftertaste with maybe a touch a resin. As the aftertaste develops - or maybe more towards the finish of the bottle - some of the Parmesan starts to become noticeable as well as a vegetable character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
From a botte poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
It was decent but lacking the hops I was looking for because of the huge malt bill used. Amber pour off white head. Some grapefruit and pine aroma. Some citrus and pine with caramel malt taking over. Medium.body light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Cumming Ga Tasting. Thanks to EricTeusink for bringing this badboy. Just how I like my IIPAs -- candy-like sweetness. This version had more of a pine/citrus hop combo, with sweet malts and a perfect balance. Medium bitterness, but the sweet candied hops ride out the finish. Lovely

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