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RATINGS: 464   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

hopsythe's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Faathoven (7) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
Appearance: Deep amber color, slightly hazy, nice head retention. Aroma: Hoppy with tropical fruits like mango and papaya, some peach as well. Taste: Follows the nose, very fruity and juicy, then the bitterness from the hops last for a long time. Palate: Medium mouthfeel, average carbonation. It doesn’t live up to the hype imho (maybe I had a bad can) but a good one anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (1090) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Can, unfortunately 3 months old. Aroma is mostly caramel and small notes of mango. Taste is bitter and dry, light sweet. Flavor of caramel and resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
16 oz. can, consumed on 10-11-16. Pours a clear, dark bronze with a small to moderate amount of cream to beige-colored head. Mild to moderate effervescence. Good, long-lasting lacing. I’m not a huge fan of the color, and it’s an ordinary appearance for the style aside from the above-average lacing. A bit of haze in the later pour and extra, creamier head elevates the appearance. Some cloudiness as well. Apricot, grapefruit, and dust scents. Some pine. Fresh smell. Grapefruit and pine flavors. Boozy in a bad way. Funky finish. Dry, lightly chemical aftertaste reminds me of grapefruit rind. Full body. Smooth in the palate. Good palate effects. Fruitier in aroma and flavor than I would prefer. Normally I consider 8% ABV the sweet spot for IPAs / double IPAs, but this one comes across as boozier and fuller than the ABV suggests, and the hops mix does little for me. It’s far from a bad beer, but it’s also far from an outstanding one. I was expecting better given the hype on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2016
Tap @Himmeriget, Cph. Pours hazy yellow with a large, staying creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, lots of fresh hops, citrus, resin, grapefruit. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, fat and creamy, hops are nice, citrus, pine, pineapple, wheat. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pilsnertest (108) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Can @ home. 4 months old. Fruity aroma. Taste is juicy. Grapefruit, pineapple, iron, aragula and damp spruce. Not super balanced but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2061) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Ninja vs. Unicorn by Pipeworks Brewing Company at BierCab Cytrusowerypniecie jest, niemalo goryczki, raczej wytrawne acz oleiste w uscie, bdb

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (963) - Compostela (Galiza), - SEP 19, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 18/09/2016. Slightly hazy yellow colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, intense hops, floral and light pine. Taste is intense hoppy, rich malty and some resin. Aftertaste is medium to high bitter. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (620) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2016
Pint på burk från Dranken geers. Sög i mig denna en skön onsdag. Riktigt grym!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 10, 2016
Decent, well balanced, but bit lacking in hop kick, maybe faded away. Some floral aspect, ripe fruitiness, some peach, light grapefruit. Light sweetness with moderate to light bitterness. Decent, but nothing to remember

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcon25 (662) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Can pour at home, 3ed time having this in the last month, once in Chicago and a can when I got back. Small cloudy golden pour, nice hop aroma, this is a perfect balance of hops and citrus small grapefruit bite. This is a awesome double ipa.

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