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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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When the weather warms and minds turn to summer’s delights, true Americans celebrate our great nation’s birth the best way we know how... drinkin’ beers and blowin stuff up. In honor of this most hallowed of traditions we present Sam vs Unicorn, an Imperial Red ale brewed exclusively with American grown hops We’re sure you’ll find to be the perfect pairing for Life, Liberty and the pursuit of semi-controlled explosions.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhsiung (715) - USA - JUL 23, 2013
bomber quick-chilled in salt water @ local option. batch 161 = bottled 7.2.13. a semi-controlled hop explosion. sam knocks out unicorn!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, earthy resin, tree sap, maple, leaves and dank citrus peel. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (766) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bomber (Thanks Alex!). Pours a kinda murky tarnished-copper color, minimal head that didn’t wait around long. Nose is pine and citrus, some tropical fruit, some malt hidden in there as well. Mouth is sticky and medium-bitter up front, fruity hops and some malt, orange zest, apricot, hint of caramel and slightly astringent on the back end. Blew off my fireworks almost 2 weeks ago, but this was still good with potato salad and some beef jerky. Solid brew from P-Dubs as always.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6595) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of resin and pine with a strong backbone of caramel and toffee. Flavor starts smooth with sweet grain and caramel and has a resinous pine finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #161. A: Pours dark cherry color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a bubbly ring that leaves stick sheets of lace down the glass. S: This is guy is generously hopped. Lots of pine needle and grapefruit with a mild citrus backing. Sweet bread malts balance it out. T: The malt is more forward in the taste. Light spice with some bready flavors. The hops are more bitter than the nose suggested, but still maintains the piney notes and light grapefruit zest. There is an underlying sweetness from the malts, but it’s very light. As it warms the hops are a little more earthy as well. Slighlty boozy on the finish. M: Medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation. Little stick to this guy. O: Very solid imperial red. I would have liked a touch more caramel malt to give it a nice sweetness against the hops, but overall it was enjoyable. Serving type: bottle 07-05-2013

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours a nice red rust color with a soapy sheet of light tans. Smells of sharp hops (reminds me of a butt load of columbus), some gingerbread dough folded with warm butter, some sugar, maybe a hint of booze. Flavor is like a tasty malty shake with some bitterness and a bit of vanilla. I’m surprised at the deviation from the nose that the flavor takes, but it’s welcome. Thin bodied with lower carb and and off dry finish, this doesn’t meet my expectations of a red - fuller with fleeting, sharp carb and a nice dry finish. Not a bad beer, some folks might hate to hear this, but with a litter Special B malt and some time, this has the potential to be really, really good beer. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3851) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep ruby/brown with lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of caramel and toffee maltiness plus some bread/dough with a with some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer but not the best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (189) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Cloudy red brown, medium light tan head. Molasses, wet hay. Some bitter bite, mid taste sweetness. Very upfront alcohol, medium oily body. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1281) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bomber to glass. Kind of a hoppy red barleywineish double ipa. The hops are a bit old. Decent but not one of PW best efforts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22oz bottle from capones chicago. pours a copper with white head. hop and sweet malt taste


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