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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

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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kencarman

Tennessee

2.55/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow, looking over the reviews, did I get a bad bottle? The nose and the appearance has me excited. I had yet to find a STA beer I didn't think was incredible... until now.

As a hop head I like incredibly hopped beers. Loved the 100 plus beers Tim Rastetter was pumping out of Brew Works south of Cinci in the 90s. Love Pliney.

But this is as if they took all the hops and tossed them in at the start of the boil. maybe if the malt sense was a bit more upfront I might cringe, but still enjoy the rip the roof off the top of your mouth astringency, but most homebrewers I know who would never enter something this harsh.

Note: I also like fresh, so the grassy isn't the point. to me: except fresh hops not declared on the bottle. Indeed: no style is.

An inferior beer from a brewer I was close to idolizing. It's kind of like a magic trick where the set up is superb, but when the brewer attempts to carry off the illusion he fails in a very obvious manner.

Try a few other STAs. Promise you'll be impressed.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 00:11:14 | More by kencarman
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

06-23-2014 14:23:39 | More by Rekrule
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-29-2013 01:10:21 | More by Syracuse12
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-22-2014 23:28:52 | More by Justinbshelton
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

10-04-2012 04:05:22 | More by freduardo
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Jtellis83

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-13-2013 10:51:38 | More by Jtellis83
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-09-2014 00:41:01 | More by AlexFields
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-18-2013 01:33:37 | More by oldvines
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DocAJ

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-15-2012 21:10:55 | More by DocAJ
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durlta

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-25-2013 02:18:45 | More by durlta
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-26-2013 01:32:11 | More by slatetupelo
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JOrtt

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-04-2013 03:31:22 | More by JOrtt
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Decatur Alabama at the Brick. I was not impressed witth the appearance at all. It was cloudier than a wheat beer with chunky opaque orange beer with floating, chewy debris swirling around. A nice white cap though and thick creamy lace. The smell was very nice with orange, grapefruit, pine and spicy hops dominating a biscuit and caramel backbone. The taste was not as intense as the aroma and a bit too pungent on the grapefruit profile, but had nice orange zest, and pine notes throughout and was balanced very well with the malt. The mouthfeel was a bit chewy, thick and creamy for the style. Overall, not my favorite IPA by far.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 04:33:04 | More by JayS2629
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
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.


Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 00:59:23 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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Riverared

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-27-2013 03:42:01 | More by Riverared
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earlingy

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-29-2012 04:36:45 | More by earlingy
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-10-2013 15:21:25 | More by Josiah2729
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-10-2013 05:50:07 | More by Crimsontider22
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Abbo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-12-2013 22:14:00 | More by Abbo
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Spiderpig

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-06-2013 04:07:30 | More by Spiderpig
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-22-2013 13:17:06 | More by BMart
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Freethyhops

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at The Nook yesterday. from notes

a- pours an opaque rusty orange. not a big head. heavy lacing from the small amount of head, though

s- pine, grassy/floral notes, a big caramel malt backbone and the infamous simcoe "cat piss" aroma. some light citrus mixing in, too.

t- again, heavy piney and earthy tones. that simcoe factor is still heavy and so is the caramel malt. big bitterness mixes with some breadiness and a bit of citrus in the finish.

m- medium/full bodied. crisp carbonation and a bit of slickness to the feel. very enjoyable.

d- nothing keeping you from knocking back a few of these. the only thing that could get a little tiring is the simcoe.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 18:49:45 | More by Freethyhops
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that disappeared halfway through. the body was a dark mahogany color.
s - minty sweet with some orange zest coming through.
t - dominating herbal, piney, spicy hop flavors with a caramel backbone.
m - medium and creamy.
o - solid DIPA here from STA, falls short of the classics but still a good one.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 15:57:25 | More by GPHarris
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

05-30-2014 03:51:29 | More by Gerasimos
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

06-14-2014 20:17:04 | More by uncccegr
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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA from Straight To Ale
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