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RATINGS: 282   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


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1864) - 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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Exclusive S&G Tasting: Special guest 77ships”. Thanks to Mathieu87. Hazy orange, thick white head. Huge orange hop nose, zest, floral, dough yeast. Taste is bitter floral, light medicinal hops, floral, dough yeast body. Tad yeasty body. Solid enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peterschreurs (59) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Solid double IPA. I just haven't been impressed with the Pipeworks beer that I have tried so far. Hard to tell if this bottle had been sitting too long on the shelf without a date stamp. Awesome graphics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. aromas of bread, grapefruit, pine, light earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, dank bud, light pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle shared by KBL. Piney, grass hops with caramel. big, sweet malts, quite bitter. A rather old school double IPA that is pretty well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2164) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
Bomber from Bottles & Cans shared at WCBT. A cloudy honey amber pour with a big fluffy beige head. A sweet resinous aroma. The taste is sweet malty and hop bitterness, sharp pine bark and dankness. Really good stuff, while the bitter flavor is a sharp kick to your teeth the sweetness balances it out enough to make it quite a pleasurable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (825) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Dean. Pours a slightly cloudy amber-orange, lots of off-white head. Aroma slightly resinous, spice, caramel. Body full and lively, finish immaculate, juicy and a lingering bitterness. Not bad, but maybe not deserving of the ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (919) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bomber purchased at Brothers Provisions in San Diego...whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area in an RV (a hefty $15.00). Pours a dark amber-orange hue with two fingers of fluffy white foam. AROMA of sweet citrus, sweet candy (Jolly Ranchers of various fruit flavors), perfume-y plumeria flowers, canned pear (heavy syrup), and spicy hops. FLAVOR of big hops with notes of juicy pine, sharp grapefruit, sweet tropical fruit, resinous hops, all with a very sizable sweet-ish caramel malt backbone (turning much sweeter as it warms). Finishes with some lingering bitterness. The high ABV is somewhat detectable in both nose and mouth. Interesting DIPA -- packs quite a bitter hop punch but has a significant sweetness going on as well...enjoyable enough but perhaps could all be better nuanced, though maybe "powerful but sloppy" is what is intended here based on the imagery and the name. Would like to find a fresher bottle as I cannot vouch for the freshness of this one since it appears to have been made a few months back. (276, 908)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle via trade. Amber pour with a tight head. Nose is very sweet. Caramelized mango. Toffee, candy corn and cotton candy. Some white onion and pine cone. Taste is quite bitter indeed. Pine needle, resin. Dried wood. Onion. Caramel. Full body, oily. Decent, but quite malty and sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Hazy orange body with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Big hop pine aroma. Lots of resin hop pine flavors. Not much sweetness or alcohol taste. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Thanks to DLeep for hooking me up with this. Label art is ridiculous and awesome. the beer is orange with an inch of white head. Aromas of fresh hops, tropical fruit, citrus, pine. Great flavor. It gets better as the beer warms a tad and opens up. Big on the palate, with some noticeable alcohol, but hop character is certainly the feature. Mango, pineapple, pine resin. Very good.


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