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Ninja v Unicorn
8.5% ABV. Double IPA from Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago, Illinois. A regular beer trader mailed me several beers from Pipeworks. Love the name and label on the bottle (Batch #008 brewed 3/21/12 bottled 4/9/1). This beer pours a beautiful deep golden amber with orange hues along a bright white head which leaves gorgeous lacing throughout. Grapefruit, orange, and lemon notes with piney undertones in the nose. Flavors of resin, floral and citrus notes dominate upfront-orange peel. Transitions into a slight sweetness and a touch of malt. Finishes with a crisp, sharp hop bite with pine undertones that gradually relents into smooth silk.
6.5% ABV. Milk Stout (Batch #004 brewed: 2/13/12 bottled: 3/10/12). The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, lactose and roasted cocoa nibs are quite profound here. The taste is more of the same, sweet chocolate and moderate malt notes supported by a slight lactic character and some fruity undertones. Very minimal hop presence. The mouthfeel is a tad oily and thin. I was a little disappointed with the flat taste at the backfinish.
End of Days
6.% ABV. Another milk/sweet stout (batch #2). Cinnamon sugar on the nose, milky with a peppery heat and a lightly charred dark maltbase. Taste isn’t quite as pungent–cinnamon graham crackers, chocolate, with a peppery heat that shows up near the end and lasts through the long finish. I am not a big fan of chile in beer. Very thin and watery mouthfeel which hurt this beer. Overall, not impressed with this one of the Pipeworks bunch.