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GINORMOUS - Gigantic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
GINORMOUSGINORMOUS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-25-2014 17:23:31 | More by mattsander
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Keizerjl

Florida

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

08-24-2014 04:45:42 | More by Keizerjl
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2014 01:48:22 | More by ucsbmullet
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle opened on 6.25.14

Very fruity and tropical, floral and friendly.

08-15-2014 05:22:48 | More by HuskyinPDX
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-12-2014 15:09:54 | More by rogerdandy
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bulldogops

Alberta (Canada)

4.52/5  rDev +11.3%

08-12-2014 02:58:57 | More by bulldogops
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-07-2014 04:13:14 | More by nmann08
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

08-05-2014 18:09:50 | More by GClarkage
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

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 and 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 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.

08-03-2014 06:09:17 | More by biboergosum
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snaotheus

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

08-02-2014 02:52:34 | More by snaotheus
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edugasmtl

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 05:29:29 | More by edugasmtl
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%

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

07-26-2014 23:31:31 | More by wordemupg
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Beervana

Denmark

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 22:37:49 | More by Beervana
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John_M

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2014 15:16:29 | More by John_M
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-20-2014 18:11:03 | More by LoudRed
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-19-2014 11:01:49 | More by jbaker67
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-16-2014 19:45:07 | More by ste5venla
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-14-2014 08:27:11 | More by PretzelCity
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-12-2014 01:39:18 | More by BigJYoungblood
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-11-2014 02:38:06 | More by Niceroad77
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SamuelR

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-07-2014 16:52:35 | More by SamuelR
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2014 00:08:33 | More by NickThePyro
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2014 00:28:52 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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IBUQT

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-02-2014 22:05:29 | More by IBUQT
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 23:59:57 | More by BeerBucks
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GINORMOUS from Gigantic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.