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RATINGS: 307   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

jcwattsrugger's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-offwhite-gold. A-pine/resin. T-pine/resin hop bite, 2nd med malt. Drying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3028) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRG7 (17) - - DEC 20, 2014
Pours golden. A little lacing. Medium body. Thin head. Great IPA nose. Hops out wazoo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Bottle. Pours a amazing cristal clear light copper with small but nice off white head. Aroma has mellow fruity hops, fresh pellets, some caramel malt. Bit dank and some grapes. Taste is malty without being overly sweet. Subtle pine and bit minty. Sticky mouthfeel and extremely well hidden alcohol. Finish is grassy dry bitter and hoppy spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (447) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful bright and completely clear copper, small white head. Aroma is strong on hops, almost like snorting grinded up pellets, citrus, dried apricot, some buttery stuff, almost no alcohol. Taste is not overly sweet and caramelised, which emphasises the hoppy base. Sticky and oily palate with lots og dry bitterness in the finish. Very nice and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
2014-12-04. Lightly hazy bright orange body with a nice foamy white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit odd at first, sort of grassy, moderately alcoholic. Flavour is fairly bitter, interesting fruit peaks and gives way to the bitterness. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent but lacks the depth I was hoping for. Bottle shared by Blankboy

Overheard: "50,000 people wanted to be Short Round?!?!?!?"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (892) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Flaska@NK Saluhall. Fantastiskt intensiva dofter av krusbär, grape och ananas. Kraftig käftsmäll av en massiv näve humle. En sann emaljkrullare. Mums.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bomber from Secret Santa 2014. Thanks! Pours hazy coppery orange with frothy off-white head. Nose is tropical fruit, pine, female feety Simcoe hops. Tastes intense, with a big IBU load, notes of tangerine, pineapple, and mango, and a bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Pours clear amber with à medium white head. Aromas of peach, melon, apricot, grapefruit, pine. Taste is peach, apricot, grapefruit, pine, melon, resin. Mourhfeel is slightly oily and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great Stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2016) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark golden hue... Aroma of fresh citrus hops, pine... Flavor of citrus, light tropical notes, mango, piney hops... Fairly dry, more so than the citra... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruit and resins dominate this Double IPA’s lightly honeyed malts, in an otherwise effervescent and rather drinkable example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam settles atop the hazy pale amber.
-Carbonation is higher than average for the style, which helps drinkability.
-The hops are way more resinous than fruity in this one.
-Bitterness is salient. Resinous, but also a tad vegetal
-The malts play second fiddle, which is to be expected. Moreover, they do not dwell in caramelized sugars here, which helps the hops to stand out more.
-The yeast pour obfuscates most of the subtleties in the flavor profile. And there’s a lot of yeast in the bottle...


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