Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company
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3.84/5 rDev 0%
22oz bottle, very cartoonish lettering on the label.
This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some layered snow rime lace around the glass as things duly sink away.
It smells of sharp, biscuity caramel malt, white grapefruit rind and dried orange peel, leafy, and kind of metallic mint, sugary tropical fruit, and a bit of astringent pine needle. The taste is more rounded in its maltiness, with a blend of bready, doughy, and caramel notes, a still rather tart grapefruit-led citrus fruitiness, still edgy mint notes, reduced exotic fruit, and a wavering pine/leafy/herbal acridity.
The carbonation is fairly serene in its lilting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, smooth as a biggish IPA can be, and even a little creamy, mostly of the aerated sort. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt not dropping off a whit, while the various hop esters bump heads, jostling for position on my palate.
Overall, a tasty enough Yankee IPA, though the large dive from the nose to the flavour was a certain let-down. Re-righted, all is well, as the alcohol does well to keep its nose clean, and the simplicity of a heretofore complicated hoppy ale reveals itself to me - Imma gonna enjoy the rest of this bomber.
06-25-2014 05:04:35 | More by biboergosum
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with light piney notes is pretty refreshing. Taste is also a mix between some citrusy hops with nice floral undertones, some light piney notes and some light caramel malt notes with a dry finish and light bitter notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good Northern West Coast IPA.
06-19-2014 02:50:40 | More by Phyl21ca
3.58/5 rDev -6.8%
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet bready malts with some minty, leafy, piney hops.
The flavor is sweet earthy malts with a big resiny, slightly tarry, bitterness with a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, decent IPA. I'm not a huge fan of the hop profile.
06-17-2014 04:16:03 | More by Beaver13
3.18/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
06-08-2014 10:00:07 | More by utopiajane
3.64/5 rDev -5.2%
From a 650 ml bottle to a tulip.
A-An aggressive pour produces two fingers of eggshell-colored head. Retention is pretty good at two-plus minutes. Lacing is random and chunky. The carbonation is fine and active in the clear dark-golden liquid.
S-The aroma is lighter than I would expect from an IPA clocking in a 7.3% ABV. There is some juicy citrus, floral notes, and some tropical fruit. The hops get a touch soapy and spicy as the beer warms. Malts are toasty and mild.
T-The taste is also on the juicy, fruity, tropical side at first. I get some pineapple and mango, which are nice, but that soapy flavor creeps in towards the finish and kicks up the bitterness a lot. Malts are like toasted bread and mild.
M-The carbonation is pretty smooth and body is medium to light for the style with a slightly oily feel.
O-This beer has an odd juxtaposition of fruity, juicy hop notes like pineapple and citrus, on the one hand, and a soapy, bitter drying flavor, on the other hand. I don't mind these two flavor profiles separately, but putting them together made for a somewhat disjointed beer. On the plus side, the beer looks good and has a nice, drinkable feel.
06-06-2014 03:31:02 | More by spoony
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.