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IPL - Gigantic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 08-27-2014)
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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, creepy big-ass, apparently self-pleasuring frog on the label.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two flabby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some stellar splotchy webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of edgy orange and white grapefruit pith, crisp, crackery pale malt, white chalk, and further leafy, grassy, and floral hop notes. The taste is grainy, gritty pale malt, biscuity crackers, more white chalkiness, muddled citrus rind bitters, a touch of lager yeast, and peppy leafy, earthy, and grassy hops.

The bubbles are fairly evenhanded in their sassy fizziness, the body medium-light in weight, and plainly smooth, a minor tackiness growing out of that flinty, stoney character. It finishes rather dry, the crackery pale malt and lingering citrus/green leafy hops getting along swimmingly.

A well-made, and enjoyable hoppy lager - not over the top IPA-style, but instead more of an amping up of the endemic bitterness. Easy-drinking, and flavourful, I'll have no problem sipping on the rest of this bomber while I deal with the influx of updates on my laptop - restart your machines more often, take my word for it!

biboergosum, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of PotlandOR
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

PotlandOR, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Dimster
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%

Dimster, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Tanktizzo
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%

Tanktizzo, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of primaldiscord
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

primaldiscord, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev +5.8%

vermilcj, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Derek, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light, golden body with slow rising, fine-bubbled carbonation and a thick, chunky, white head. Melon and floral aroma; mild pine resin. Low-key malt flavor; slight biscuit taste with a twinge of honey dew melon; strong hop bitterness starting midway and lasting through the finish. Medium bodied; crisp and mildy dry finish.

A tasty, mild mannered beer that is easy to drink. The hop aroma and flavor are the highlights. There is a delicate melon and berry fruitiness to the beer that blends well with the level of hop bitterness. It sports a lager's smoothness that makes knocking this beer back all the more enjoyable.

beergoot, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of beinerso
2.48/5  rDev -34.4%

beinerso, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of oneXone
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%

oneXone, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of stephens101
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The body of this beer has the appearance of freshly polished brash. The white froth pops energetically and lingers.

Smells of pineapple and orange and not much else.

Tastes grainy with a fruity middle and a fair amount of spice and faint bitterness at the back. There's not a lot of India-anything going on here.

Somewhat chalky and crackery but mostly crisp with a medium mouth-feel.

I wouldn't go out of my way for this one, but then again I've kicked very few women out of bed for eating crackers too.

stephens101, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +5.8%

sourdog, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of grassy, slightly dank hops, mild biscuit malt. Flavor is citrus and grassy hops with the same light dankness as the aroma, light biscuit malt that is buried by the citrus flavors. Medium bodied. Interesting; hopped like an IPA but with a light lager body. The hops are strong enough that they overwhelm the light lager flavors. A pleasant, hoppy lager, but the hops were a bit unbalanced. Interesting experiment, but maybe this is why the ale style was used for IPAs.

LiquidAmber, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Canada_Dan, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Rick778, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jamescase
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jamescase, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Purplehat
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Purplehat, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of TRiGS
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

TRiGS, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -20.6%

largadeer, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

MarkyMOD, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Beautiful golden color in the Ciney snifter. Ample foam that froths up with every gulp. Mouthfeel is just what you'd want in a Lager.

Warm and brambly with a thin and fairly sharp taste. The overall flavor and hoppy aromatics are worth it, however. Piney, citrus aroma. Highly drinkable, very crisp, and just bitter enough with a resiny aftertaste.

One of the best actual Lagers I've had in a long time. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Wash.

mactrail, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Billolick, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle opened on 8.26.14

Light, clear and crisp. Nice lager base with a hoppiness that you can actually smell and taste.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 27, 2014
IPL from Gigantic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.