1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 261
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 261 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of shelby415
shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2013 06:39:52 | More by shelby415
Photo of ericj551
ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-11-2013 15:22:53 | More by ericj551
Photo of Maseitz
Maseitz

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-10-2013 02:31:28 | More by Maseitz
Photo of IrishColonial
IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2013 20:36:04 | More by IrishColonial
Photo of dtx00
dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-26-2013 19:58:39 | More by dtx00
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-23-2013 04:27:13 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of splendidsplinter
splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2013 01:24:25 | More by splendidsplinter
Photo of Hopmodium
Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-14-2013 00:15:38 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of Brad007
Brad007

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

01-10-2013 16:49:24 | More by Brad007
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-10-2013 07:09:49 | More by chippo33
Photo of Prost76
Prost76

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-10-2013 01:14:28 | More by Prost76
Photo of BeerNW
BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-03-2013 19:00:10 | More by BeerNW
Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
GIVEMEBACKMYSON

Alaska

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

Pale golden straw colored, no sediment, but good head retention with average lacing and effervescence.

Smells are metallic, grassy and floral, all somewhat muted.

Taste is fairly sharp up front with a prevalent notion of noble hops, giving the taste profile a souped-up pilsener theme that I kind of dig. Mild background of pineapple and conifer forest and dried fruit, apples mostly.

Moderate in the mouth, rinses clean and it lets the hopping hit fairly jaggedly. I'd say it's pretty well what an IPA should be in that regard.

Overall there's not a ton here, but per the style it's a solid representation. I have no real huge complaints, nor any huge raves. Solid enough offering.

12-30-2012 03:06:37 | More by GIVEMEBACKMYSON
Photo of JohnGalt1
JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

22 from Stankonia...Thanks Chris!! Poured into my little Stone tap-takeover glass.. great white head... perfectly clear orange brew.. nice lacing.

Nose is a big melon bowl punctuated with some tangerine zest...

Flavor mirrors the nose.... very fruity hoppiness... surprisingly low bitterness given the PNW heritage... juicy fruits... melon, tangerine, cara oranges, some background pineapple..

Body is good and so is the carbonation.

I've had this one a couple of times but never given in much thought until tonight and I should punch myself... this is a great IPA... very very fruity... Folks need to pay better attention to Gigantic.

4/4/4/4/4.5

12-28-2012 05:22:25 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of adkieffer
adkieffer

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2012 23:06:17 | More by adkieffer
Photo of chicagoanbeerone
chicagoanbeerone

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -28.9%

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

12-14-2012 19:16:26 | More by chicagoanbeerone
Photo of canucklehead
canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

The Government store at Cambie and Broadway just got some in ( though you have ask as they are still in the back room). This is a smooth drinking IPA that shows the hops but smoothes out the ride on the back end with the malt. Not mind blowing but still pretty darn good and one I will buy again. The citrus notes are there at the first sniff but expand with warmth and with each sip. A classy IPA from a brewer that is creating some buzz in the PNW.

12-08-2012 00:58:08 | More by canucklehead
Photo of schopenhauerale
schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-28-2012 08:39:05 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of Stizz19
Stizz19


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-26-2012 23:56:43 | More by Stizz19
Photo of baklo
baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-19-2012 00:40:58 | More by baklo
Photo of Derek
Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Bronze with an off-white head, some retention, great lace.

S: Tangerine, mango and hints of pine needles.

T: Tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, biscuit, good bitterness, alcohol is subtle.

M: Highly attenuated and dry, with lots of hop acidity.

O: It`s so acidic I`d expect more hop flavour & aroma...

11-12-2012 23:11:05 | More by Derek
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-04-2012 18:22:46 | More by leprechaunandfatman
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice four finger off white head, foams merringue like out of the bottle into the glass, settling nicely with a big cap. Good retention on this, sitting on a very tangerine and oapque orange amber body. Some fast rising carbonation coming up, but mostly hard to see, but a very nice looking brew.

Very solid IPA nose, citrus hop orange fruit, and a mild sweetness. Some good sense of sweet oils and zest. Pretty straightforward but really solid, and maybe a bit of earthy quality.

There's a little bit of fight with this one on the palate, but it controls itself on the finish. Mid palate bounces with a soft juicy hop profile, but also a bit of jarring astringency. Finishes clean and somewhat rich, with a sense of fruit tropical. Malt backbone peeks out just a bit to give some balance. Carbonation seems fairly moderate and doesn't detract. Some dirt like finish on the aftertaste.

Overall though just a real simple and solid tasting IPA worth having.

11-04-2012 18:04:45 | More by smakawhat
Photo of wembly13
wembly13

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-30-2012 00:35:23 | More by wembly13
Photo of Cookeeman
Cookeeman

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-28-2012 04:04:12 | More by Cookeeman
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.