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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

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
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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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, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of chicagoanbeerone
2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
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

chicagoanbeerone, Dec 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

beagle75, Jul 19, 2013
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.

abuono, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

grover37, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Paige, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Buick222, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Jeeb, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Reidrover
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
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

Reidrover, Sep 03, 2012
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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.

beertunes, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Feb 20, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

utopiajane, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

markcp, Jul 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -13%
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.

jeff1973, Sep 04, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

jdb288, Jan 17, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep gold/amber color. Small, compact head that leaves tight lacing. Clarity could be improved. [3.75]

Aroma: Wide range of hop types: citrus, herbal/grassy. No floral. Malt subdued. A little bit one-dimensional at least as far as West Coast IPAs are concerned. [3.25]

Flavor: Medium bitterness for the style. Citrus smacks upfront. Predominant lemon/grass/herbal flavor. [3]

Mouthfeel: Almost creamy with a resiny finish. Lingers pleasantly. Not sessionable, but that's okay. This is a strength for this beer [4.75]

Overall: Love the feel and the beer is good overall. Slightly one-dimensional. I would recommend trying on tap, maybe not worth the bomber price. [3.50]

mxchap, Aug 11, 2013
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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.

hreb, Jul 09, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tumbler.

If one free beer is good, two is even better, right? This stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine sap, sweet flowers, light orange zest, light candied lemon peel, and sweet caramel throughout the background. The taste leans heavily toward the pine sap, some new grass, and the dried rinds of the aforementioned fruits. The caramel also comes across a bit drier, almost flaky-tasting. What results is a strange blend of varying bitternesses that all clash with one another. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent IPA, but one whose bitterness just doesn't sit well with me.

TMoney2591, May 01, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass on 9/7/12.

Appearance: Hazy light orange with a two finger head that retains nicely.

Smell: Nice citrus and light grass aroma with a pale malt backbone.

Taste: Slight tropical and citrus hop flavors mellow out to give way to a standard pale malt backbone. Finishes relatively smooth and leaves a lingering hop finish that is more herbal. Also, a bit of a grainy taste to finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly heavier than a typical IPA. Kind of syrupy as well.

Overall: Above average, but really straightforward. Did not enjoy the mouthfeel. Too many other great PNW IPAs out there.

mfavoino, Sep 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Rosethoj, Sep 07, 2013
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Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.