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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.8
madvike (3308) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours clear amber with a big foamy off-white head. Big grassy, pine hops with a bit of onion. Malt is present, but pretty balanced. Taste is a bit more malty. Bready and sweet, with big pine hops and a more pronounced onion/garlic note. Heat is definitely present in the taste, and in the belly. Slick, big, and resiny, with ample carbonation. Very good stuff!

4.2
Newk (299) - - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear pale gold with a small head. very well balanced with really good aromas of hops, citrus, oranges and tropical citrus. very good full body feel with bursting flavors of hops, florals, tropical citrus notes, and some oranges. This was a very impressive debut by pipeworks. I only wish I had gotten more bottles.

4.2
moefriedman (34) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Loved this one. Has a great hoppy, grassy, citrus thing going on. Perfect for the upcoming summer days.

4.1
brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
There’s a biscuity hoppiness that’s kept in check here, and it creates a really smooth, mild, and incredibly drinkable double ipa. This is a delicious beverage, and it’s all the more impressive that it’s from a new brewery. Very well done!

4.5
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Fresh bomber from Pipeworks. Thanks to Funky Brewster for all his hard work on this one. Great artwork and I’m rooting for the unicorn. Pours golden amber slightly hazy with thick white head and small lace. Nose is light, fruity with citrus notes and slight peanut shell. Medium bodied with pleasant mild carbonation. Well balanced on the tongue with up front tangy notes moving to a cacophony of hop notes. Bitter almost salty hops move into resinous and slightly citrusy flavors. Terrific beer.

4.1
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Thanks to Baron for the bottle! Poured into a Heady Topper pint glass. Finger’s worth of frothy white head on top of a hazy orange body. Leaves a nice trail of lacing behind. Orange wedge and a nice helping of grapefruit-laced hops on the nose. Touch of honey and slightly earthy. Flavor follows the nose. Really hop forward, but smooth throughout. Lots of grapefruit. Light honey and caramel toward the finish. Body is super smooth with low carbonation. Could probably throw in a few more bubbles to make it perfect, but I’m not complaining. Overall, this was delicious and I would love to have it again. An excellent start for this brewery. Really looking forward to trying more of their beers.

4
strawberry (14) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Poured into a Heady Topper pint glass, revealing cloudy rich gold body under a yellowed finger of thick head. Smells yummy: lots of fruity citrus notes over a solid hoppy meatiness and sweet, milky caramel. Tastes very well-balanced for a DIPA. No real assertive hop bitterness. Candied grapefruit peel and meaty hop body. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side but not syrupy with a thin, small-nucleating carbonation. Overall, a solid DIPA. I wonder if the hops taste more in-your-face when the beer is fresh and on tap.

4
MrPickles (571) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2012
I have been looking forward to this one, and it did not disappoint. As a previous ratting said "A home run right out of the box... " So glad that I am in the Friends with Benefits! 22oz bottle that pours a golden orange with a whit head that never completely goes away. Great balance of hops and a profile that I enjoy. Well done and CONGRATS!

4.1
mchaoulideer (9) - - MAR 14, 2012 does not count
Amazing hop finish and taste, though not a long flavor life. Highly recommendable for any grassy hop fan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 From a traveling bomber in a Pipeworks glass. Pours a deep, slightly hazy golden cover. Aroma is resiny, citrus and spicy. Medium bodied, with a nice malt undertone. Good balance, as the 8.5 abv is subdued. Finishes clean and crisp. Awesome beer.


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