The Future Is Now - Gigantic Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
06-05-2014 19:59:30 | More by Phyl21ca
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
11-21-2013 05:15:06 | More by Spikester
4/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
01-09-2014 04:52:42 | More by LiquidAmber
British Columbia (Canada)
3.69/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
01-06-2014 23:20:44 | More by CookstLiquor
British Columbia (Canada)
3.08/5 rDev -19.8%
"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.
11-28-2013 02:00:56 | More by EspressoGuy
4/5 rDev +4.2%
22 oz bottle bought from "Trader Joes" in Salem OR $4.99 Pours a nice deep amber colour with a lovely thick and frothy creme coloured head. Nice spicy/citric hop aromas well balanced by a pleasing caramel maltiness. Very nice drink. Taste well balanced,bitter coffee and dark chocolate balanced by nice spicy hops..finishes hoppy.. Nice mouth feel very smooth lowish carbonation..spicy hop after taste goes on and on. Nice.
10-27-2013 06:24:20 | More by Reidrover
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
Bottle opened on 9.26.13
A - Pours a clear amber-brown with a nice tan head with great retention.
S - Nice hoppy pine, orange citrus, and a touch of sweet malt.
T - Nice subtle caramel-malty with a pine hop finish.
D - Good carbonation with a medium body.
O - A hopped up amber. Subtle, but very nice.
10-23-2013 18:23:36 | More by HuskyinPDX
2.73/5 rDev -28.9%
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.
11-14-2013 01:50:41 | More by mactrail
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head that looks, at the moment, to have pretty good retention. The head is a very light beige with hints of yellow while the body is dark amber with notes of maroon and garnet that appears as a medium to dark amber when held up to the light. Considerable lacing already.
Nose- Lacks presence and complexity. Definite caramel and citrus (orange and lemon) mostly but not much else. Some grapefruit and matchstick. I'm getting the sense that this is going to taste a lot like many East Coast IPAs. Some pine and resin. Very minor. Swirling shows mostly citrus.
Taste- Starts off with citrus notes (once again, orange and lemon) with notes of biscuit in the background that moves into grapefruit and slight notes of matchstick and earwax. Some caramel on the finish but could be more conspicuous. Very light malt bill places this more in the category of an APA/IPA. The only thing that makes it an amber (as with many) is the color. Citrus is the dominant aspect of this beer. Not bad, definitely above average, there's just nothing about this beer that really strikes or interests me. Good balance, nice integration. Not a lot of presence though. Really just an above average beer.
Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied. Some syrup to the texture. Right amount of carbonation.
Drinkability- Pretty easygoing. No flaws but nothing that challenges my palate either. For 6 bucks a bomber, I want something with a little more presence and pizzazz.
Overall- Above average. Worth a try if like ambers and wished they were a little hoppier. However, this will not sate a hophead. This is rather mild but it's still an okay beer. Almost solid. Will not be a repurchase.
09-30-2013 03:41:34 | More by artoolemomo
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
11-18-2013 23:04:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
Bomber poured into my Samuel Smith imperial pint glass. Color is chestnut with a creamy off-white head leaving foamy lace. This is a red IPA btw.
Smell is intensely dank hops, piney, cat pee, with sweet amber malt.
Taste is similarly robustly hoppy and malty. This is a seriously cranked up red IPA, and I'm really liking it. Nice resins, the hops counter the sweetness of the malt, keeping it balanced in it's bigness.
Mouthfeel is dry, oily, medium bodied. Almost a touch watery, oddly.
Drinkability is pretty high, I really like a hugely hoppy red IPA, which I rarely see. This one is killing it. Best of both worlds with the malty sweetness and pungent hops. Another really nice Gigantic brew. I'd love another!
10-20-2013 07:15:32 | More by ccrida
The Future Is Now from Gigantic Brewing Company
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