Ninja vs. Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Hop Showdown: This brew features a fruity-dank face-off of Citra and Simcoe Hops. Flavor Fight: Each sip welcomes you in with waves of mandarin oranges and pine resin. Hints of mango nectar make way for a bitter grapefruit peel embrace. Macho Mouthfeel: Even with an 8% ABV, hopheads marvel at how smooth-drinking it is.
Eight years ago, Pipeworks delivered their small-batch, one-off beers in a secondhand Astro Van.
Like giddy kids chasing an ice cream truck, craft fans would trail the van around Chicagoland just to see what delicious surprises came out from behind the squeaky doors.
And this was all BEFORE Thrillist named them one of the Top 5 Breweries in the Midwest!
Since then though, Pipeworks’ award-winning reputation has only skyrocketed. Meanwhile, their beers remain just as elusive — they don’t even have a taproom!
Today’s Ninja vs. Unicorn Imperial IPA was one of Pipeworks’ very first fan favorites, and the brewery can barely keep up with the thirsty hoards grabbing this beer by the fridge-full.
You can’t get within 10 feet of the techno-colored, cartoon-adorned can without cracking a smile. And it’s just a peek into the fun-loving, creative personalities behind Pipeworks.
Although the brewery’s quirky Astro Van is long gone, Pipeworks has more of a following than ever. So snagging a few cans of Ninja vs. Unicorn means you’ll join the crew of dedicated fans who wait with bated breath for each fresh batch of these coveted hops to drop.
Rated 4.13 on Untappd; 95/100 on BeerAdvocate