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GINORMOUS - Gigantic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Bomber served fresh and cold into a shaker pint glass.

Ginormous (great name, by the way) is a slightly hazy pale copper color. The head is thick with good retention and lacing.

Aroma is super hoppy and fresh with tons of grapefruity citrus.

Flavor is bold and full of great hop character. It's got all the citrus you could want plus plenty of pine. There is a good and simple malt bill to keep the bitterness in check but it's still a hop bomb.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and drinkable for the style.

Overall an excellent double IPA and worth getting again.

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of head on a clear darker straw body.
The aroma is lots of citrus: lemon, grapefruit, orange; plus some pine.
The taste is super drinkable. Moderate pine bitterness with some mango and pineapple to mellow it out.
The texture is crisp.
An outstanding IIPA and almost too easy to drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden bright orange edges. Two fingers of creamy white head. incredible lacing. Lots of citrus, bit of pine and grass on the nose. Solid malt bill, biscuity. Hops obviously lead the way on flavor. Orange peel, pine, juicy and pithy hops, bitter dry finish. Nice tight carbonation, medium body. Very drinkable. This is a great offering from gigantic, readily available in the NW, look forward to trying more of their beers.

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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.

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GINORMOUS from Gigantic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.