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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

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
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  rDev +1.5%

rbmorse, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

uncccegr, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

memphischas, Jun 06, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-04-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Clear and bright copper-colored beer, with 4 fingers of cream-colored head. Lacing is fair with a great head retention.

Smell has a huge amount of tropical fruits plus some floral hop elements, with a backbone of caramel malt aromas.

The taste is heavily weighted to the big hop bitterness but there's always some malt in their to keep things from being one-sided. Flavors are citrus and tropical fruits; grapefruit primarily.

Thick in body, the finish is much like the initial tastes; a big citrus hop bomb with an undercurrent of a little malt sweetness.

Overall a delicious DIPA that could just as easily pass for an American style barleywine.

sommersb, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

justinm4bama, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gerasimos, May 30, 2014
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Wrigleyf, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Cyclone8, May 23, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep honey brown with 2 finger fluffy white head. Some nice retention, but it settled to a small ring around the edge with some minimal spotty lacing.

S: Big punch of citrus. Grapefruit and mango dominate the nose. Biscuit and honey mixed with a piney punch at the end.

T: Complex mix of hop bitterness, and some tropical fruit sweetness. Again, I'm getting a fair amount of grapefruit and mango. The faint sweetness reminds me of honey.

M: Lots of hop resin gives this a bit of an oily texture. It finishes quite dry and bitter.

O: Interesting Imperial IPA. Lots of hops to enjoy and balanced fairly well with just a touch of sweetness. Not something I want for everyday, but this is a nice occasional brew which works well with its seasonality.

richj1970, May 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Brinks, Mar 14, 2014
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crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic local brew and fantastic brew all together. Deep dark color with hints of dark fruit. Sticky but in a good way. Doesn't get better as it warms. Quite bitter. Sort of boozy but not overwhelming. Very complex. Very tough to get in a bomber so on tap was my only option. I can't imagine it tasting this good out of a bottle.

zookerman182, Oct 10, 2013
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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA from Straight To Ale
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.