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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The assassin of the east may have drawn first blood, but the mythical horned beast is back for UNICORNíS REVENGE. Grazing on fruity and floral New Zealand hops, this vindictive double IPA drives a horn through straight through the heart of any Ninja brazen enough to stand in the way of its peerless flavor. Behold! Beyond the piles of lifeless Ninja bodies a rainbow will rise, and on its breast, this rampaging beast of a beer will have its revenge!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10040) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong dank, pine, grapefruit. Medium mouth, strong grapefruit, bitter hop bite, pine, really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
shared at the weekly lets get weird wednesday tasting .. . bought by scott .. . gold murk .. something weird with this, almost an old version of a beer that wasnít ready yet .. . slight sweetness .. did not gel with us .. . . when I was younger I was under the impression Iíd play a larger role in preventing forest fires..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle share by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted earthy and fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where surpassed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2015
22 oz bottle courtesy of Josh shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head The aroma and flavor have dank hops, sticky citrus, orange, grapefruit, a splash of resin, some floral character, caramel, toasted malts, alcohol makes an appearance. I think the sweetness dominates the hop character a bit, but still good. Good, but not as good as I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2015
22oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Hazy orange red color, thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Big biscuity malt, grapefruit, kind of spicy and some floral aromas, big caramel. Good kind of longer floral tropical biscuity aftertaste. Bigger body, kind of slick. Lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, bigger bitter, with a little bit of a heat to the finish. Interesting. Big malty sweetness, but tasty enjoyable hoppy stuff overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bomber batch 551-552. Pours a murky amber with decent mocha head. Nice lacing left throughout. Has a butterscotch, toffee, caramel, and floral aroma. Mildly sweet taste that finished slightly bitter. Flavors of raisins, prunes, caramel, and tropical fruits. Medium body that was oily and slick on the palate. Overall a solid DIPA from pipeworks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky mahogany with a soft, one fingered khaki head into this glass - it retains fairly well, with sticky lacing presence. The New Zealand hops explained a lot after I read the writeup - but on to that. The nose dank florals, feint butterscotch, moving to sweet bread and caramel notes here. The flavor profile is initial heavy bittering hops , and it moves to a slight astringent note and ultimately fades in the center to a certain level of mediocrity - its dry, light sweet, with more floral hop notes and tropicals. It finishes somewhat fruity with a spicy finish line. Well - the bottle art is the most appealing element to this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This muddled Double IPA manages to share buttery Chardonnay notes within an otherwise vegetal hop presence, as alcohol heat and yeast surge in the back.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the murky pale amber.
-The aroma was especially disappointing for the style.
-This is still a flavorful brew, but it is far from bright and engaging.
-This didnít exhibit the telltale signs of aging, other than having a brash, unrefined hop signature (straight crushed pellets) and loose sugars.
-There is no date on the bottle, but I refuse to believe this was close to being fresh. This cannot be the beer that is getting rave reviews.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmcaninch (1) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Pours a nice caramel color. Smells of tropical fruits. Initial taste of butterscotch and pineapple with hops on the end. The first Pipeworks beer Iíve had. I look forward to more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, floral hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/syrup, molasses, spicy hops, tropical fruit, and citrus; Warm finish & fairly bitter; More of a barley wine - but very nice.

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