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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA - Straight To Ale

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPAGorillanaut Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

fuzzbalz, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

InfragilisBrew, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Lovely85, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nickfl, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jbiddle, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

brn9000, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GTJayG, Sep 04, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

seavercm, Aug 23, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -7.6%

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99. No bottling date but I assume fairly fresh because it just hit shelves in the past week. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a brilliant, clear, golden amber with a three finger pillow of off-white froth. The head lingers almost indefinitely and leaves huge cakes of lace

Lots of sugary malt on the nose along with a great deal of piney, earthy hops. Floral, herbal, mild citrus rind and pepper follow.

The flavor is big, bold, bright and bitter with piney, resinous hops. Pine, citrus zest, floral, hebal, earthy, black pepper, vague mint, dankish garlic/onion, a little cracker and a considerable bite of booze. Far from balanced, with only a hint if the malt I caught in the aroma yet quite tasty.

Sticky, medium full feel with plenty (but not too much) feisty carbonation. Brutally bitter and long lasting aftertaste of piney and dank hops.

Gorillanaut is a quite good IPA for those that want a terrifically bitter hop assualt. I enjoyed it but tend to prefer more tropical, fruity hops and malty sweetness. Worth a try but most likely not a repeat purchase for me.

ThickNStout, Aug 20, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +21.5%

JamesS, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

CRJMellor, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ari32, Aug 01, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden tangerine color with two fingers of head that fades down to one. Nice lacing. Pretty clear with a few carb bubbles. It is an absolutely gorgeous beer in the glass.
S: Big juicy smell of tropical and lighter fruits. I get the aroma of Juicy Fruit bubble gum. Definitely strong malty character as well.
T: Beer starts off more malty and ends tongue scraping bitter. I don't get much of the juiciness that I smell.I more of a taste of herbal hops than tropical.
MF: A little sticky, coats my mouth a bit. Definitely warming alcohol presence.
O: Solid imperial IPA. Really smooth. Very well constructed beer, just not at that "it" level.

benloho, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

CraigTravor, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

AlexFields, Jul 09, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured fresh off-tap into a 64-oz growler, then into a series of 16oz well-chilled Pilsner glasses. Given a less than stellar performance of the Monkeynaut IPA, I found this a pleasant up-offering on that Straight-to-Ale bottling, with a pronounced citrus hoppiness that gives way to a smooth orange and resinous follow-on.

Terrific pour with decent head, I compare this favorably to Stone's Ruination and other classic America Double/Imperial IPAs. Very smooth from first pour to end of glass, no off-flavors and complexity just about perfect for a DIPA/Imperial. The occasional honey-sweet grapefruit/citrus after-taste makes this a near-perfect beer for a hot summer day, not too filling, just right for cool-down.

robinsonra2, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Rlhinson2104, Jul 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

relynnjr, Jul 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Pocketharpy, Jun 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Rekrule, Jun 23, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden light amber with ample off white head - nice retention and lacing.

Smells of floral, pungent bitter citrus and resinous earthy pine.

Taste starts with bitter citrus giving way to some sweet orange. A thick biscuity malt comes through for a brief moment before it is dominated by resinous pine. A decent II IPA, but a little too much conflict in the flavors. Needs some harmony and a little less pungency to be great.

Chickenhawk9932, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich, sweet and creamy. Hoppy enough to make it a DIPA and malty enough to make it interesting and drinkable. Very well balanced with just the right amount of carbonation. Makes it even more worth visiting Alabama. This is on3 company I wish woukd sell farther north.

kirok1999, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

thatoneguymike, Jun 17, 2014
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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA from Straight To Ale
88 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.