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RATINGS: 333   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

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   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Color is blonde. Taste is well balanced,little taste of alcohol even being at 8.5% . the ibu’s over 140 doesn’t even taste that hoppy. A really well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3247) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a golden orange topped with a small head. Nose is tropical fruit citrus pineapple melon and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the tropical fruit pineapple grapefruit pithy and a nice malty sweetness to hold it together.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LKay (130) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Great bitter and grapefruit accent with a wonderful honey and floral aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (55) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Batch #692. Pours hazy orange with a nice frothy white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: tropical fruit, orange, pineapple, peppercorns, citrus, herbal/floral notes, slight malt and hop bitterness. FLAVOR: citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, hop bitterness, slight malt, slight peppercorns, spice, tangerines and light alcohol. FINISH: dry oily feel with a citrus, hop and slight peppery aftertaste. First time having anything from pipeworks and it didn’t disappoint. Awesome flavors, aromas and look to the brew. Really looking forward to tasting more from Pipeworks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3080) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden with a large, off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruts, peach and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. A lovely DIPA indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
Transparent rusty orange appearance with tight-bubbled, resilient lacing. Caramel and tinny, honey sweetness in the initial nose, accented skillfully with the tropical touch points of modern hop interpretations; cantaloupe, pineapple, and mango. The malt shadings are confidently dark and bothersome in their intense, outmoded sweetness; this seems in general to intentionally recall those classic, dated examples of the style that prioritized extremity.

The flavor however demonstrates a tidy balance between the fruit-forward, drier interpretations and the heavy specialty malt, overpowering bitterness ones from prior years. There are sappy resins overlapping with fresh herb flavors, and juicy stone fruits blurring the boundaries of the darker malt sugars. The dichotomy is certainly interesting, and it is largely successful -probably because of the quality of the craft here.

The mouthfeel is full, with a sharply bitter, bruising smack to it. Long, lingering bitterness and sweetness together in the finish with honey and pistachio-like sugars, and lots of weedy resins. That it isn’t overwhelming in any pointed way is the notable accomplishment here, when restraint clearly wasn’t the objective.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1253) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Lightly hazed orange pour with a finger or two of white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is candy oranges, peach, resin, and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel, and over ripe peach. Lasting bitterness. Sticky body. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Mixed between caramel malt and citrusy undertones on the palate, but this is really a pure hop bomb, turning crisp, bitter and a bit overwhelming through the finish, heat covered well however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a nice golden yellow with a thick white head and lots of bubbles, and lacing on the glass. Nice citrus aroma, lemony and a hint of pine. Taste is all hops and bitterness. There is some citrus hidden way in the back but I find it hard to taste. Over all a good DIPA but I was expecting a lot more when I bought this bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilJackson80 (489) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 6, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 3/6/15. Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor. Aroma is fantastic tons of citrus & light pine. Taste was absolutely great. Really a great DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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