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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
From the bomber (great sample size) this pours a clear golden amber body with a modest yet sustained off-white head. The aroma is seriously hoppy, resinous along with some zest and grapefruit. The malt does show itself in the flavor, tasting grainy and lightly sweet. Then the hop tastes storm in bringing along a sharp piny, zesty, earthy bitterness that lasts a long, long time into the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (158) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Bottle (bottled two months ago). Pours a golden amber color. Aroma is restrained; melon, mango, malt. A light melon/mango taste; the bitterness is balanced exceptionally well with the malt; wouldn’t characterize it as a particularly bitter beer at all. Exceptionally well balanced. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Need to try this fresh on tap... RATING REVISED 1/26/15: Two week old bottle. Much more aroma here, as one would expect: citrus and pine, dank, melon is still there, malt is much more in the background. Flavor is similar, though more of a pronounced bitterness with less malt. This is better, but still not something I would seek out in a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a lighter hue than the centennial ninja. Light tan head, leaves a soapy residue. Pretty good pine and resin nose. Light sweetness upfront turns to stronger bitterness. Pine, resin, citrus fruit. Medium body with moderate boost. Pretty decent DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7889) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle, shared with phantomhennes and TvM. Very hazy yellow gold, frothy white head that leaves sheets of lace. Bright, juicy hop aroma and flavour, passionfruit, guava, lime; pale biscuit malts, long bitter finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6952-20141204] 1pt6floz bottle. Orange wood aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange and wood flavour. Full bitter body. Not very double-like but I quite like it as is. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Paul’s playing broken telephone all by himself."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft pour into snifter. An outstanding DIPA. Juicy, tropical hoppy notes dominate here, with ripe mango and papaya coming through amongst a sweet, almost honeyed feel. A hophead’s delight. Dangerously drinkable at 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle: Batch 533/534. Thanks, Ed. Cloudy golden-amber with a soapy white head that fades quickly to a skimpy film & semi-foamy collar. Aroma of pungently sweet orange, grapefruit, mango, & tropical fruit with sweet undercurrents of light caramel malts, honey, & under-attenuated crystal malt sugars. Notes of pine cones, herbal leaves, & light green onion. Flavor is pretty sweet as well with a hefty malt backbone; sweet crystal malts lend a honey coating to the hoppy pines & ashy herbal tones. Lightly floral with a bit of white pepper covered grapefruit rind & tangerine peel. Semi-bitter herbal finish with a slightly sticky malt sugar sweetness that lingers right alongside it. Good stuff, just maybe a tad sweeter than I prefer my DIPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - DEC 28, 2014
Look: pours Orange. Bright white head. Very clear. Smell: very sweet. Heavy citrus. Sweet caramel. Grapefruit. Orange. Taste: tangerine. Caramel. Orange. Lemons. Feel: very dry. Nice bitterness. Leaves a good film on the mouth. Overall: very good. Smell just makes my mouth water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedMeat (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
22oz Bomber. Smooth & tasty double IPA. Slight bitterness that's associated with IPA's but followed by nice flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush, London. It pours a slightly hazy copper cool with a huge off-white head. Aroma is big juicy tropical fruit hops wih notes of ripe mango, peaches, persimmon and pineapple. Some biscuit and caramel. Taste is quite sweet big bold juicy tropical fruits, toffee and slight booze. Finishes mildly bitter and hoppy. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really tasty DIPA

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