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Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

270 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 06-05-2012)
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JDelder, Wednesday at 02:13 AM
Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Huge letdown. Yet another NW brewer that can't make a proper hop profile. Unimaginative, and the hops on the front end almost come off tasting "mildewy". I've had numerous NW brews that share this trait. The back end is somewhat serviceable, which is why the score isn't lower. Overall, subpar. This may be the last NW brewer I try. Deschutes makes solid offerings, I will stick with them for NW brews.

IpaBeerDrinkers, Saturday at 01:00 AM
Photo of shystersrule
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

shystersrule, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

A 650ml bomber with no visible BB date. Acquired a while back from the Brewdog webshop. It's a pretty big beer; hopped with Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Simcoe.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy marmalade hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of potent hops with hints of pine resin, mild grapefruit, peel, citrus, grass/hay, subtle spice, sweet caramel malt, grain, earthy yeast and stewed hops. A whisper of alcohol in the background.

T: Tastes of intensely aromatic hops and sweet malt with a spicy, bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, grass/hay, spice, caramel malt, grain, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, sweet caramel malt and earthy yeast.

O: A solid American IPA that goes down nicely. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour provide a vigorous dose of hops supported by a backbone of caramel malt. Good body. A tasty treat - the hops could be a little more vibrant but without a date it's hard to know how old the bottle is. At any rate, worth trying if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Aug 31, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

Gdirt, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Haybeerman, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cbruggeman, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Anatole, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MLDucky, Aug 22, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

Keizerjl, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

htdoerge, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

TasteTester, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JoeyStats707, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

anteater, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

NWHopinator, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hop-Droppen-Roll, Jul 23, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 650 ml bottle. Copper/amber with three fingers of off-white head.
S: Melon in a can with syrup, tropical fruit, citrus. I'm glad this IPA actually smells like an IPA, after the one I tried earlier.
T: I'm still waiting for something else. It's certainly not bad, but it's kind of... not enough. Grassy, but not as strongly so as one might expect. Lots of pale malts, perhaps too much. In general, the flavours just aren't bold enough for an IPA. It's not a bad beer, but it's not a good IPA.
F: Good.
O: Not quite.

souvenirs, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

nealbert, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

DerwinWentworth, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Philvillani, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.