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Ginormous Imperial IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Ginormous Imperial IPAGinormous Imperial IPA

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: memphischas on 04-05-2014

Developed in a secret testing facility deep in S.E. Portland, Ginormous is powered by seven mighty hops. His mission is simple; to deliver a massive hop punch to those in need.

Beer Style: Imperial IPA ABV: 8.8% 100+ IBU

Label Artist: Rob Reger

Notes: A myriad of juicy citrus hop aromas and flavors envelope your mouth. Definitely not a bitter IIPA, just enough to balance the sweetness of the alcohol.

Availability: All the damn time in Oregon, Washington, California, British Columbia, Alberta, Chicago, Colorado, Hatos Bar in Tokyo.
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Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up in CO Springs..

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Insane lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Pineapple & breadyness, mangos

T: Pineyness, breadyness, pineapple & grapefruit up front. A little mango creeps in as this warms, plus breadyness & pineapples. Finishes a little piney, somewhat dry, & a little cakey, some grapefruit as well

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, faint grittiness to this. Nice balance

Drinks very easy, well worth your consideration

Photo of Greywulfken
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep golden body under a few fingers of off-white foam; left lots of lace mess down the glass

S: plenty of fruity aromas - from orange to tropical to melon; faint floral impressions

T: juicy, juicy, juicy - citrusy orange and cantaloupe and honeydew; deeper pine and caramel resin add some depth; sweet and fresh-squeezed-tasting

M: medium body with some chew and some carbonation to the otherwise smooth feel; some stickiness on the finish

O: very nice fruity DIPA in the modest abv range - some heft to the drink, and sweet more than bitter. A nice, disticnt entry to the style.

Photo of corysmith01
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffo
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht

From a bomber into a snifter
Beer #88

APPEARNACE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with excellent retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick foamy cap and leaves lots of foamy lacing down the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and lacing coats the glass as it empties. Looks good.

SMELL: Caramel and melon with lots of pine, citrus hops, melon and grass on the nose. Bold aromas of pine and citrus are quite enticing. Good stuff.

TASTE: Melon, caramel and grassy hops up front. Lots of bitter pine at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of caramel, butterscotch, bitter pine, citrus lemon hops and a slight, faint touch of soapiness as well. Lots of bitterness lingers. Flavorful and very enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and silky on the palate, enough weight goes down smooth and silky and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Really nice feel. Fuller with enough weight and an appropriate but not overarching dryness after the swallow.

OVERALL: This was great. Lots of good flavor and a great feel to boot. Lots of family resemblance to their IPA, which is also a really nice brew. A top notch DIPA and definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of the style. Nice to see this come all the way to Utrecht. Recommended.

Photo of Texsuds
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GT1
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arkay
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep copper color. Amazing aromatics. Pine resin and earthy notes. Taste is mildly sweet. Notch for bitterness here but the hop bomb is there, just masked. Heavy and very enjoyable iipa.

Photo of Roze
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rojapa
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured to shaker pint

Pours a hazy reddiish gold, with less than a finger of off white head, dies down to a film.

Smell is an attractive citrus melange... orange, grapefruit and a little pine.

Flavor follows the nose, a bit more piney. Balanced to the bitter side, but not over the top. Malt notes are subdued, but there is a rockin' hot alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel seems a little thing for an IIPA... sneakily drinkable for almost 9%

Overall a very nice elixir that should meet with approval from many hopheads. A bit lacking in malt character and body, but hard to hold that against a beer so well hopped

Photo of ctwybeerguy
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Ginormous Imperial IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.