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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA - Straight To Ale

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPAGorillanaut Imperial IPA

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very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

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

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010

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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 17
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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking beer with a strong citrus smell. The taste starts out with a hops, citrus peel and then some sweet malts, but ends up with a bitter finish. An interesting DIPA from north Alabama!

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA from Straight To Ale
88 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.