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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 youíre rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope youíll 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12909) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Very pine forward, slightly herbal, and floral. Tropical fruit, some citrus, and sweet caramel malts. Somewhat bitter flavor with a lot of pine, herbal hops, and some light grass notes. Thereís a little bit of tropical fruit, some grapefruit, and sweet caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Guest draft at Lagunitas Beer Circus. Big piney hop smell up front. Amber beer under a foamy head. Taste has lots of Citra bitterness, but a strong pineapple component, too. A bit more malt sweetness, too. Under these conditions, I donít get much more alcohol, which is just fine with me; the flavor is strong enough to speak for itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Citric and resinous aroma, also fruity. Sweet, fruity, resinous, citric, pineapple, peach, grapefruit taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (156) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Color is blonde. Taste is well balanced,little taste of alcohol even being at 8.5% . the ibuís over 140 doesnít 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 (3543) - 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 (135) - 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 (86) - 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 didnít 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 (3167) - 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 (1651) - 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 isnít overwhelming in any pointed way is the notable accomplishment here, when restraint clearly wasnít the objective.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1278) - 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 (907) - 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.

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