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RATINGS: 285   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1078) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle, purchased at West Lakeview. I’d had this a few months ago and thought it was one of the best IPAs I’d ever had, and this one confirms it. Pours a hazy gold with decent little white head. Smells super citrusy, lots of lemon and lime. Taste is similar, bigtime hop bite. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1872) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
August 16, 2012 bottle from Brett (batch 25). Semi-opaque dark orange or light brown pour with big head and lacing. Aroma was citrus and piney hops with a touch of malty sweetness. Taste was consistent, very well balanced and some minor dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body with some carbonation. Bonus points for a cool name and picture on the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsythe (46) - - AUG 15, 2012
This dipa is just amazing! The aroma and appearance is very deceiving. Fell in love with the first sip. Loving the balance of the hops and alcohol. Kind of bummed I only have 1 bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2033) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours an amber brown/orange. Aroma of bitter hops and sweet malts, nice balance. Taste follows, this is a nice dipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1347) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bomber from Cardinal Wine in Niles. Batch 25 - handwritten on the bottle. Pours a very clear pale yellow-copper with a white head. Some fine bubbles and some nice lacing surrounding the glass. Aroma has pine, fresh fruit and a vegetalness. Taste is very resinous, with pine and sweet caramel malt, some quinine and a bit of fresh fruit. Nice sweetness up front with a lot of bitterness back. Finishes about medium length and bittersweet. This is a very tasty , well made ipa!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2012
by far one of the best double IPA’s i have had. smell of hop and citrus, pours a light amber color with only a slight patch of head in the middle of my glass. deep, heavy hop flavor with a slight lemon peel accent on the back of my tongue. the hop flavor stays throughout smell to "down the hatch" Bitter, but a the type of bitter that only a hop head would enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnyhotpants (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
Batch number 25. Poured from a bottle into a snifter and comes out a dark golden color with a head that dissipates quickly. Initial smells are citrus, pine, some maltiness too. First sip = holy crap did NOT expect this intense of a hop flavor based on the smell. Pretty over the top. A little floral-y, a little malty, really dry. Really intense. Pretty great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours mid amber with big resin notes. The sticky mouthfeel drives an even bigger resin flavor that also show nuances of tropical fruit and light bitterness on the finish. A big beer! Batch 13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunbar72 (134) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours almost clear yellow with a medium sized off-white head. Very fresh hoppy aroma, grass, tropical fruits. Pine and grape in the taste, very bitter. Nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 650ml bottle. It pours what I would call a peach-ish gold with a frothy white head. The smell is sweet with some tropical mango and a hint of caramel. Taste is a bit of caramel, marmalade, some citrus notes, not too much barley or caramel like the nose. Very clean fruit flavor with some basic sugary sweetness. Medium bitterness. Love the flavor. It is a good fruit-forward ipa. I had it just about a month old so take that for what it is worth. An extra kick off bitterness and hop aroma would’ve done this beer wonders. HAd a fresher bottle, and wow the aroma was alot better, upped.

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