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GINORMOUS - Gigantic Brewing Company

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very good

40 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
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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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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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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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.

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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

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GINORMOUS from Gigantic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.