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The Future Is Now - Gigantic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 09-30-2013)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops is well balanced against a huge caramel malt backbone. Taste is also a well balanced mix between a huge caramel malt backbone and some citrusy hops with some piney notes also noticeable with a bitter aftertaste. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid hops forward amber ale.

Phyl21ca, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kylemif, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of coz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

coz, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Tuckersmth, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of fitius5150
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

fitius5150, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a a medium to dark bronze amber with a fine one finger ivory head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, citrus and lightly floral hops. Flavor is malty; rich biscuit and caramel malt, lightly nutty and grassy with tea and citrus hops. Finishes with lingering earthy biscuit malt and nice hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice malty red ale with good hop elements and rich flavor. The malt bill is sitting on the border of old ale territory.

LiquidAmber, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Niceroad77, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured from a 650ml bottle. It pours a rich amber/copper colour. Rich caramel malt notes are complemented by citrus hop notes. Taste is like a mouthful of citrus zest. Big hop bitterness, but also some nutty, caramel malt notes. Medium bodied.

CookstLiquor, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ncelauro, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

johnnyboy76, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bumchilly25, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown in color with hues of amber and some light making through the slightly hazy body. Some sediment floating around but not off putting.

Smell has some great big caramel malt notes forward followed by some lighter toffee aromas. Decent amount of herbal hoppy note midway through. Nicely balanced with some great malt aromas.

Taste is great and follows the nose. Big semi sweet caramel malt forward with some light almost undetectable flavors of cherry. Mild herbal hoppy bitterness dominates the mid section of this beer and persists along with some good toasty gran flavors into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is great medium body and moderate carbonation give this a fluffy soft feel. Mild bitterness a good amount of hoppy oils and resin.

Overall awesome beer. A little hoppy for an amber but it does it well.

Fcolle2, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Boozecamel, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

nygannon, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

largadeer, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"The malty and caramelly flavors of an amber ale melded with the hoppy punch of an IPA" - description on label.
A: beer bottle brown; opaque
S: not much; some floral/tropical hops
T: simple, creamy, mellow malt with distinct hop piney-ness; noticeable bitterness at the end; this is much more hop dominant than malty. The taste loses something by trying to be too much of everything. IMO.
M: crisp, medium bodied
O: Tastes like they through a bunch of styles together to see what it was like. The result is not a beer I would buy again. It's not bad but I'd rather go for a more focused beer that knew what it was supposed to be and did it well.

EspressoGuy, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Nage37, Nov 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

BigJYoungblood, Nov 22, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish brown with about one inch of white head. Moderate lacing.
Smell is bold piney hop and grains. Some leather.
Taste is piney grapefruit hops with a semi sweet malt base.
Mouthfeel is dominated by long bitter dry pine resin finish.
Overall an unusual beer. Worth a try for those who appreciate something different.

Spikester, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GRG1313, Nov 19, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a much better hop presence in the aroma.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 18, 2013
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2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Darkish amber with burnt orange coloring in the wine glass, with a thin but creamy head. Retention is not so great but plenty of spritz in the mouth.

Murky flavors like an herbal tea that has steeped too long combined with a fizzy seltzer water sensation. This is a rather unpleasant style of Red/Amber that seems to make the bitterness stand out along with the dank hops. Some roast malt taste but very dry and woody, astringent even.

My least favorite Gigantic brew. I call it undrinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego for seven bucks.

mactrail, Nov 14, 2013
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The Future Is Now from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.