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Ginormous Imperial IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Ginormous Imperial IPAGinormous Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 8
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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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by Niceroad77:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

Photo of spacecake9
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my IPA glass.
A - Deep golden color with a white head that reduces slowly...
S - Kind of a subdued aroma, not all hoppy like you might expect. Some fruit.
T - This very well balanced. While all of the typical IPA flavors are present - a little citrus, a little piney, a little bready - there's nothing over the top. And really no bitterness. Very drinkable.
M - Medium mouth feel, and a little sticky.
O - I really liked this. Very solid brew and I will buy it again.

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 ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of biboergosum
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of Fatehunter
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of SamuelR
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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 PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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 McDank
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Nage37
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of bouncepass
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Photo of Kevlee722
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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 LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a half finger light khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, resiny and dank citrus hops. Flavor follows with mild caramel malt, grapefruit rind, strong hops with muted herbal components, but an unusual and appealing very resinous base and long lingering citrus and resin bitterness. The malt definitely takes a back seat to the hops in this IIPA, which is not my favorite style, but the hop flavors are interesting and not typical of NW IPAs. ABV well hidden by the hopping. Enjoyable, but not quite balanced.

Photo of Absolut
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of indy351
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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