Sleeping Giant IPA - Gage Roads Brewing Company

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Sleeping Giant IPASleeping Giant IPA

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82
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29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 48
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Gage Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Finite on 10-31-2010

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Photo of dgilks
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light, fruity, slightly metallic aroma with a hint of herbal hops.

Hazy amber colour with a small, off-white head.

There's a hint of hop character, some mild sweet malt and a moderate, harsh bitterness. Overall, not amazing.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Crisp.

A mild, straightforward IPA. Nothing amazing. (332 characters)

Photo of juju7
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What a yawn. Low in hop aromas, low in bitterness, low in hop flavour, low in imagination. I just got bored drinking this. It's like the G rated version of an IPA. Not even pale ale in hop levels. A decently tasting beer to be fair, it doesn't taste awful or anything but it's pretty bland. Despite it's freshness it just doesn't have any zip to it that helps it shine. Playing it safe for the Dan Murphys customers. (416 characters)

Photo of Daniell
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: really nice copper colour, not bad lacing. Head dies down a little quickly for my liking but this varies from bottle to bottle.

S: grapes, lychee, umami, strong malt presence. Floral hops. Think the malt comes through a bit more than the hops in the aroma but it's still pleasant.

T: Reminds me a fair bit of Murrays Icon (but less intense). Definite floral hop notes as well as some citrus with a prominent malt backing. A little bit bitter- the bitterness seems a little bit Pride of Ringwoody. Somehow the malt profile has an almost Belgian character. 4

M: I would appreciate some more carbonation in this beer I think, but I like to think the syrupyness is due to hop oils.

D: Drinkability is high with this one. Well priced too. Gets bonus marks because it is actually a proper IPA, so rare to see in Sydney (which is why I don't take it for granted), even if it does still have something of a macro quality to it. Maybe if we had the range of IPAs available in this US this might not impress me as much. Definitely a competitor with Little Creatures PA in terms of price, drinkability and flavour at present. 5

Really good effort by Bridge Roads, makes up for the ungodly Premium Lager. (1,200 characters)

Photo of Finite
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Red amber in colour, classic IPA hues with a near perfect creamy thick head. Good head retention and lacing on the glass. Very few visible bubbles of carbonation.

S - Moderate to strong hop notes. Fresh hops and toffee-like malts. Pretty spot on IPA smell as a result of dry hopping but could be stronger considering.

T - Powerful hop bitterness. Very prominent at first but eventually settling and allowing bready malts with toffee hints come through. Floral hops with a lingering bitterness at the end.

M - Fine carbonation with an appropriately biting mouthfeel.

D- A full flavored IPA. Not really a session beer but it shouldn't be anyway. Good to see a Gage roads redo their current IPA line and updating it with this closer to style brew. (760 characters)

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Sleeping Giant IPA from Gage Roads Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.