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GINORMOUS - Gigantic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
GINORMOUSGINORMOUS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: memphischas on 04-05-2014)
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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Bottle: Poured a clear pale copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and earthy hops with some caramel malt noticeable. Taste is dominated by citrus hops notes with some earthy hops and quite a bit of caramel malt with some residual sugars. Body is light with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not too bad but definitely too much caramel malt for my personal taste.

Phyl21ca, Friday at 06:42 PM
Photo of rkarimi
4/5  rDev -0.7%

rkarimi, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

Sparkling clear copper-colored body, tight carbonation bubbles, thick, frothy head (4.0). Big floral and citrus aroma; orange, lemon, and melon; very low-key malt notes (3.75). Juicy and malty flavors with a a nicely balanced triad piece of hop bitterness; mildly warm bread; citrus fruit flavor; twinge of alcohol warmth (4.0). Medium bodied; crisp with a dry finish (3.75).

It is always pleasurable to find a seemingly mild and easy drinking big beer. But for packing a big ABV and exquisitely balancing the grain, hop, and alcohol factors in a deceivingly complex manner, this beer ultimately lives up to its name.

beergoot, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of mattsander
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mattsander, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Keizerjl
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Keizerjl, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of ucsbmullet
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

ucsbmullet, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle opened on 6.25.14

Very fruity and tropical, floral and friendly.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

rogerdandy, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of bulldogops
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%

bulldogops, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

nmann08, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -25.6%

GClarkage, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber - nice to grab a hold of a bottle of this, after seeing overpriced pints of this available around town of late. Ginormous seems like it would be a Decepticon in Micheal Bay's recent fangasmsic robot flicks, doncha think?

This beer pours a clear, bright (or 'helles', for the smug, know-it-all chick who didn't seem to know what that really meant earlier today) medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly tan head, which leaves some stellar dense tree branch lace around the glass as it slowly sinks into oblivion.

It smells of intense pine needle and general petrichor green astringencies, lesser orange and grapefruit citrus rind, biscuity pale malt, a touch of bready caramel, some middling, and indistinct tropical fruitiness, and even more sugary berry notes. The taste is a bit of a relative letdown after all that - bready caramel malt, lessened toffee, muddled pine tree resin, earthy, leafy, and twiggy forest floor droppings, and a bit of straight-up alcohol, in the typical guise of floral and perfumed hops.

The carbonation is pretty light in its bearing, just a low-key frothiness for the most part, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops apparently not in the palate-ravaging mood (so thanks for that!). It finishes on the sweet 'n caramelized side, sure, but well moderated by the lingering spectrum-spanning hops - piney, citrusy, leafy, herbal - you name it, this has got it. Oh, and booze - it's got either a mere suggestion or whole truckload of that - depends on your tolerance, I guess.

A pretty tasty, and agreeably large and in charge DIPA - extensive lab testing even proves it, apparently. Balanced at the extreme edge of sanity, which is the way it should be, if you're really serious about this newbie-free-zone style. Funny how the marketing of these vehicles can manifest - I'm suddenly feeling more than a bit ginormous myself (part of it being that I can't believe that the basic spell checker actually accepts that word) - go figure. Very worthy of checking out - in any format.

biboergosum, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. No dates that I can see.

Pours clear amber golden with a medium head, fair lacing, and medium-low carbonation. Smell is a splash of bright fresh hoppiness followed by a slap of straw-like old hops. I really wish there was a bottled on date so I could evaluate that.

Taste is...odd. There's a nice juicy/tropical characteristic up front, but a not-as-nice sort of medicinal, almost dimetappy flavor. Bitter pine finish.

Mouthfeel is very dry, almost abrasive. Overall, not terribly excited about this beer. Not a drain pour, just not exciting.

snaotheus, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of edugasmtl
4/5  rDev -0.7%

edugasmtl, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 26/7/14

A clear amber liquid with a well sustained finger of tan foam that leaves lots of random lace

S grapefruit, lemon, candied pineapple, orange creamsicle, lots of brown sugar and toffee, ju-jubes and Swedish berries with a hint of spruce and wet wood

T more citrus rind, some pine and spruce, lots of sweet malt and a hint of booze

M silky entry and bubbles soften it up, bitter but nothing over the top, slick on the palate with orange rind lingering

O there's room for improvement but a solid beer, some balance and easy to drink for the strength

another 10$ bomber that's solid beer but I doubt I'd drop another 10$ on a second

wordemupg, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Beervana, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

John_M, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LoudRed, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jbaker67, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ste5venla, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

PretzelCity, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BigJYoungblood, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Niceroad77, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

SamuelR, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

NickThePyro, Jul 06, 2014
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GINORMOUS from Gigantic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.