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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

338 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 06-05-2012

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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.

Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.7/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

nice complextion like of orange and tatse of light citrus, it was great tasting, well balanced, Not to hoppy, weak, or bitter. It tatsed real similar to a sierra navaeda. I would buy it to try but probley not have again a decent beer. i thought it would be hoppier or stronger but no just a simple ipa

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of abuono
2.79/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Note: had immediately upon waking up, shortly after brushing teeth (had to catch a flight)... not a review for others as much as a reminder for myself to give this beer another shot if the chance ever presents itself.
- Not impressed. Malt overbearing- not balanced well with hops. Hops that are present are unremarkable- mild bitter nothingness. Not much going on this beer.

Photo of boszormeny
2.84/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a bomber poured into a pint glass. Average taste and feel. Not a big hop nose

Photo of grover37
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of S_Hersh
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mild hoppy nose. Mild creamy feel. Mild hoppy bitter finish

Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Despised 22oz bottle. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy medium gold color with 3/4 inch of off-white head that had OK retention and decent lacing.

Citrusy hops dominated the aroma, there wasn't really a notable malt presence. The taste was mostly hops, some malt showed through, but not enough to hold my interest. In other words, a typical PNW hop bomb.

The body was also typical for the style, thin with much backbone, and had nicely dry finish. Drinkability was good, even though the beer was very hop-dominant, it didn't burn out the palate. Overall, a decent enough example of the style. Worth trying if you see it, and if you're into the style probably worth seeking out. This beer was a perfect example of 22oz bottles suck. 12oz would have been enough of this brew for me, but I was stuck with another whole serving of a beer that sort of bored me. Please breweries, give us your brews in 12 servings, cans or bottles.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big white head. Thick surface foam and great retention. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Musty. Some orange hops. Smells sweet. Something slightly funky.

Taste - Orange citrus hops. Sweet pale malts. Some sweet caramel. Musty. Lingering sweetness. Medium bitterness. A hint of astringency.

Mouthfeel - A little too sweet and heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not a big fan. Too sweet for me. Not enough flavorful to justify it.

Photo of Reidrover
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" S.Salem. $4.99 Typical good IPA look burnt orange with a good sized frothy and thick white head. Fine piney/citric hop aromas..very fresh Taste is the same...to begin with and is good yet it peters out into a weak hop boredom..weird. Palate is OK nothing special THis is a strange one at the first smell and the beginning of the taste it was heading for a "4"..then after that it just sank without a trace. Perhaps this is an old bottle..will try again fresh

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.15/5  rDev -18%

A decent, middle of the road Ipa..drinkable, but nothing really memorable or stand out. Thanks Duane!

Photo of utopiajane
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a honey color amber with golden yellow hues. Hazy and with an eggshell color head of creamy foam. Bubbles make their way to the top. Delicate and herbal nose. A bit of grapefruit rind, Sugary malt. A bit of pine and as it warms some honey comes forward. The taste is weak. Woody, sugary and very earthy. Not at lal what I was expecting. The grapefruit was weak and overall the beer does not have enough flavor. Thinnnish body. Herbal and like weeds. Drinks better as it warms as the malt comes forward a bit with some strangely out of place caramel. A dry soapy taste at one point. There is a strange and sickly sweet fruit backnote and a conspicuous lack of hop bitter. I mean there's none at all.

I would call this one lacluster and lacking flavor. Earth is the dominant flavor in this one until it warms and then becomes like a sweet light juice punch. It was like a hodgepodge of flavors and none seemed to be working together or to compliment one another. The lack of hop bitter makes this one drink blandly albeit sweetly after it warns.

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3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of GTHess
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

A very good standard Ipa

Photo of jeff1973
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Ska Brewing pint glass. No freshness that I could see, but my bottle shop had just got it in, so would think under a month old coming from Portland?

A - Dark gold with orange highlights. Eggshell head leaves good lacing.

S - Grass, faint orange, peach, grapefruit. Pretty faint.

T - Lots of orange (dominate), peach, grapefruit. Grassy taste on the end. Very low bitterness. Has "burnt tire" on the finish (not enjoyable), but it is also faint, so doesn't ruin it.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

O - A pretty standard IPA, nothing special here, but nothing really bad either. With so many "shelf" IPAs in SoCal, I probably won't be revisiting this.

Photo of jdb288
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Pours golden yellow with light white head. Nice lacing and retention.

Aroma is strongly floral with some bread and hay notes. Taste is earthy, muted hop and resin. Not much citrus. Not as complex as some of the bigger names in this style. Dry finish.

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Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.