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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

343 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 15
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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Ratings: 343 | Reviews: 83
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazed, copper-gold coloring with a filmy, clingy, white head that settles into a surface coating. Aromas of tangy caramel with a spicy highlight and tropical fruit blend. Pretty tangy and dynamic nose. Flavors are tropical fruit forward, with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit providing sweetness, along with a tart character. Resinous hops come through the backbone, as well as build towards the end of the palate. Pepper spicing brings some balance to the palate. Robust, smooth body that is slightly effervesced by the carbonation throughout. The aftertaste is tangy sweet, once again tropical fruit, leading to a sweet, fruity, and slightly dry finish. Tasty brew, and not as hop heavy as most IPAs have become nowadays.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Bring on the Beer.

It pours a slightly hazy gold, forms a nice 1 finger head of foam, and leaves some lovely lacing.

Man, there's a lot of lemon citrus in the nose with some hints of some malt...bread or biscuit. I like taking whiffs cuz I like that lemony aroma.

The smell was a bit deceiving vs the taste. I don't get a whole lot of lemon citrus here..it's mostly biggish piney notes with a solid biscuit malt flavour that really balances the hops and malts. Even swishing the beer in my mouth doesn't bring out much of that lemony goodness. As the beer warms, I do get some citrus, mild as it is but it helps.

Well, this is an interesting brew that improves as it warms but still doesn't hit my comfort zone, which is VERY wide for the style. Just an above average IPA.

Photo of goldendenizen
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy dark golden colored with lacing to boot.

S: not anything that will knock your boots off but light lemon with a touch of malt.

T: west coast ipa most def. but with a nuanced, sophisticated feel. I love the fact it ends cleanly minus a sweet overkill. they do the bitterness just right snd im not sure whats the ibus. Virgin gigantic taster and id love to sample their other offerings.

M: nice carbonation and not too sticky mouthfeel.

O: lighter, lemony rind IPA which i dig. change of pace. the finish and mouthfeel are quite nice and i hope SF sees more of Gigantic Brew Co.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured one finger on a medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright mandarin and orange.
The taste is a solid big lemon bitterness with some honey sweetness in the background. Makes a balance and tasty beer.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A wonderful drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice slightly;y clear and bright coper and light amber color. There is a nice 1 inch head that is off-white and pretty dense and creamy. The retention is pretty nice and sticks to the glass really well as the brew goes down. Leaving some nice thick lacing along the sides of the glass.

Aroma starts off with some slightly sweet hop juice notes. Some mild mango and tropical fruit notes and some coconut even. Then there is some nice slight citrusy notes that include some nice orange rind. Slight malty and caramel notes balance things out. Seems like a nice approachable IPA.

Flavor starts off light yet delicious and flavorful. Starts off with those slight tropical notes and then a nice citrusy rind flavor. There is some nice bitterness but it is tame and doesn't destroy the palette. Very nice notes of bready malt balance things out and make the beer very drinkable. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Overall nice citrusy notes that give the brew some good bitterness and also some mild resinous pine. Very drinkable and delicious IPA that shines and doesn't overwhelm allowing all the flavors to be appreciated. Nice slight malty finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours from a bomber, hazy orange with a 1/2" off-white head which leaves clumps, and splotches of lace.

N: Fresh citrus (grapefruit) pith and zest, floral, minty.

T: Citrus with pine. Resiny and herbal. Some mild malt sweetness for balance. Slightly vegetal and catty.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Softness and creamy for an IPA. Dry, bitter and sticky finish.

O: Easy drinking, and enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jeff1973
3.35/5  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.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber
$5.99
Binny's, Bolingbrook

I passed this bottle up a few times at the store and just picked one up yesterday. Here she goes...
Gigantic's IPA glugs from the bottle sporting a hazy, tarnished brass body with a creamy antique white head atop that likes to leave behind big sticky drink lines. Ample carbonation runs to the surface.

Orange, candied citrus rind, and some tea leaf hoppiness are front and center. I fear this beer may be a bit past it's prime with the tea leaf quality creeping in. Biscuity malt and a mild touch of alcohol bring up the rear.

A biscuit maltiness provides a base with a touch of caramel but the real profile is based on juicy hoppiness. Big orange upfront with the candied citrus following up. There's still a touch of tea leaf. This is a tasty IPA but rather simple.

Medium bodies with a sluggish carbonation allows this beer to move at it's own pace. Mild bitterness on the tongue but mild sweetness remains on the swallow.

Gigantic's IPA is a solid offering but there are so many great IPAs out there I don't see myself picking this guy up to often. I probably will give it another whirl in the future though.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.