1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

318 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 318
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 318 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ghostwalker:
Photo of ghostwalker
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber purchased in Vermont, of all places..

Beautiful golden-red body, fluffy finger of creamy off-white head.

Nose is crisp clean citrus. Good, but not overwhelming.

Flavor is balanced and lightly sweet. Solid citrus finish, nice grapefruit bite.

Mouthfeel is aspirin tooth stripping and crisp. Effervescent, even.

Overall, a solid brew. The malt/ hop balance is pretty high for a west coaster, but

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +4.2%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #69 (October 2012):

Hopped with Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Simcoe hops, this is indeed one Gigantic IPA. It’s actually quite an onslaught of fresh hop bitterness and flavor, but manages to have some time for balance. It’s dry finish also makes it quite drinkable at just over 7% ABV. Though it doesn’t stand out amongst the sea on IPAs, it’s certainly a solid example and a reminder of the West Coast’s love for hops.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Semi-hazy amber, creamy white lacing

SMELL: Floral, piney, citrus skins

TASTE: Creamy, medium-bodied, prickly hop sting, citrus, pine, leaf, resin, earth, sweet, bready malts, juicy apples, dry, chalky aspirin

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts with some minty, leafy, piney hops.

The flavor is sweet earthy malts with a big resiny, slightly tarry, bitterness with a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, decent IPA. I'm not a huge fan of the hop profile.

Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Rosethoj
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mahanson08
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of switzer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, very cartoonish lettering on the label.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some layered snow rime lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of sharp, biscuity caramel malt, white grapefruit rind and dried orange peel, leafy, and kind of metallic mint, sugary tropical fruit, and a bit of astringent pine needle. The taste is more rounded in its maltiness, with a blend of bready, doughy, and caramel notes, a still rather tart grapefruit-led citrus fruitiness, still edgy mint notes, reduced exotic fruit, and a wavering pine/leafy/herbal acridity.

The carbonation is fairly serene in its lilting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, smooth as a biggish IPA can be, and even a little creamy, mostly of the aerated sort. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt not dropping off a whit, while the various hop esters bump heads, jostling for position on my palate.

Overall, a tasty enough Yankee IPA, though the large dive from the nose to the flavour was a certain let-down. Re-righted, all is well, as the alcohol does well to keep its nose clean, and the simplicity of a heretofore complicated hoppy ale reveals itself to me - Imma gonna enjoy the rest of this bomber.

Photo of joeseppy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Cookeeman
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Stigs
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of KenC
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of hreb
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber served in imperial pint glass. Poured carefully to avoid disturbing what looks like significant sediment on this one. Beer pours as a big hazy orange with a very thin white head and big bubbles rapidly rising towards the surface. Huge citrus aroma of orange and grapefruit. NW-style IPA C-hops anyone? Flavor is similarly hop-forward and bitter. More citrus on the tongue with notes of grass. Tartness is accentuated by the relatively heavy carbonation. Finish is on the drier side, but there's obviously some malt here.

A very average example of NW IPA. Showcases centennial hops and fizz. Fine enough to drink, but wouldn't seek out again.

Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, hazy copper-orange body, big fluffy white head with nice sticky lace

smell: floral, tangerine, hopping rather subtle

taste: a nice refreshing IPA - fresh floral notes, more tangerine and sweet orange than bitter citrus flavors, lemon, toasted malt backbone

mouthfeel: light, refreshing, low bitterness

overall: good, not great. Interested to try their DIPA

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.