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Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JorSince88, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

billab914, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

penniwisdom, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of RJLarse
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Gigantic IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich gold color, clear, with a modest white head.

Smell is a sweet bread aroma, with just a hint of a fruity citrus scent.

Taste is a caramel malt flavor that never completely gives way to the citrus and pine flavors of a typical IPA. The flavor remains very candy-like all the way through.

Mouthfeel has some body to it, slightly cloying with the caramel and bitters aftertaste.

A drinkable IPA, if not a but on the heavy side. I'd have it again, especially in the fall or winter seasons.

RJLarse, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

beagle75, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

markcp, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

DrewShalvoy, Jul 12, 2013
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.

hreb, Jul 09, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a slightly hazy orange with a standard head. Some lace. No bubbles.

S - hops: big citrus, mild spice, mild pine, hint of floral. Mild malt bill with a judicious use of caramel. Neutral yeast.

T - mimics the aroma. Centennial citrus forward with a soft, spicy hop finish. Mild sweetness. The hops provide more flavor than bitterness. I like bitter beers, but they don't need to be bitter to be enjoyable. This beer delivers juicy hop flavor minus the bitterness.

M - medium body. Creamy. Medium and pleasant bitterness with a short sustain.

O - there are so many great IPAs on the market. This one isn't super extreme, but it's far from weak and it does a very nice job of being hoppy, highly aromatic and flavorful without assaulting your senses with 200+ibu. The $5.99 bomber price was a STEAL compared to my local $8-$12 prima donnas and frankly, this is a better beer anyway. Hellooo Gigantic. Welcome to IL!

GuzzLah, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dmorgan310, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jera1350, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bumchilly25, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

CoryR, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

hilgart1, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

SMITHAND, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wichiee, May 31, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A; Mildly hazy copper in color. Forms a large, fluffy white head that slowly reduces down to a patchy surface coating and a thick ring around the edge. Some nice lacing.

S: Aroma is citrus forward. Mostly orange with a touch of floral.

T: Taste is full of graininess. A bit bready. A bit toasty. But it's more like toasted grains or whole wheat grains. Hops come through as the beer warms. Much like the aroma, the hops are citrus forward with notes of orange and to a lesser extent, grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Moderate bitterness. Mildly prickly.

O: I really didn't care for this beer too much on the front end. It did improve as it warmed, but I still felt something was off with it. Whereas East Coast IPAs tend to be malty and bready, this one, while still being hoppy, was oddly grain-focused. In the end, it just didn't work for me.

Florida9, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

jimmygord, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jbeervt, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

HarmonMW, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hopheadjeffery, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.