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Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

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very good

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 66
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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Photo of jschwanke84
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into pint glass. Live review.

A: Pours a 2 finger off-white/cream head. Golden orange color. Slightly cloudy. Good retention. Great lace. Looks like a standard light IPA.

S: Citrus! Orange and grapefruit with sweet malts. Not much balance and citrusy hops overpower, but it is kind of nice and refreshing...

T: Very much like it smells. Citrus and sweet malts. Orange is strong from the get go. Surprisingly piney hops finish it off with grapefruit that lingers. Excellent from beginning to end. The lingering grapefruit is very nice and the pine was a pleasant an unexpected surprise. Didn't see that coming.

M: Medium body. Acidic and a little sticky. May be a bit light on the carbonation. Nice bite at the finish.

O: This is a great American IPA. Not my favorite Oregon IPA but it is very good and I would buy it on tap, but probably not in the $6 bomber again. Everything comes together nicely and the intense orange and grapefruit citrus is an awesome combo with the piney hops. This is a win for Gigantic. Not too hoppy with minimal bitterness. Recommended to any beer drinker.

jschwanke84, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
4/5  rDev +4.2%

mkennedy119, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

joeseppy, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of mjgardner
4/5  rDev +4.2%

mjgardner, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gigantic Brewing Company - Gigantic IPA - 1pt 6fl oz bomber

Look - Pours amber-orange with a decent soapy head. Great lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Sweet caramel malts and a touch of hops. Bready.

Taste - Snappy sweet malt with smooth hops over it.

Mouthfeel - Rests sticky and a little boozy but otherwise good drinkability.

Overall - Not bad. Good but not stellar. This one doesn't stand out in the sea of IPAs but it is a great representation of the style.

JMScowcroft, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of zackb
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

zackb, Apr 14, 2013
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

ghostwalker, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Snudge4Ever
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Snudge4Ever, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Braz, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of switzer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

switzer, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Thorpe429, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Mark000
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Mark000, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gigantic IPA is new to the shelves in Vermont, and I decided it was worth a try for a $6 bomber. This IPA was a pleasant surprize as soon as I popped the top: right away, from the bottle it has that whiff of tropical fruit, and it pours nicely with a cloudy copper tinge leaving a generous creamy head that lasts a good long time. Solid lacing in my imperial pint glassware.

The nose lets you know up front this has all the preliminary elements of a solid IPA: grapefruit,melon, nectarine and bread dough come to mind. The carbonation seems well suited and the flavors are complex and follow the aroma for the most part. There is a lingering aftertaste that is bitter,slightly bready and with a smack of caramel, but with a slight soapiness to it that detracts on the finish. The alcohol is well hidden, and a reasonably decent IPA overall.

All in all, this is a bomber worth a try if you enjoy hoppy,citrusy West Coast IPAs. I would buy McNeil's Sunshine IPA before this one: the price is more reasonable with a superior nose, flavor and finish.

Hendry, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of KenC
4/5  rDev +4.2%

KenC, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Rheaume17
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Rheaume17, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +4.2%

shelby415, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of ericj551
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ericj551, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Maseitz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Maseitz, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +4.2%

IrishColonial, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

dtx00, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of splendidsplinter
4/5  rDev +4.2%

splendidsplinter, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Gigantic just took one GIGANTIC step into the crowded VT market. I love new choices.

Pours a light copper with a huge 'effin head into my glass. Is it just me or are you happy to be foamy? Ok, that sucked. No more jokes.

This one borders more on the pine side of the hop fence with just a slight touch of citrus. Smells about right for the Oregon coast.

The taste confuses the mind though. Very clean, crisp with a mango-like aftertaste. Definitely a bit of citrus. Bread. The usual staples of a good IPA.

Lingering bread and citrus. Yum. I like this.

I welcome our Gigantic overlords with open hands. Fucking right it's worth a shot if hops are your forte.

Brad007, Jan 10, 2013
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.