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Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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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Northtexan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-14-2014 20:44:36 | More by Northtexan
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utopiajane

New York

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 10:00:07 | More by utopiajane
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-06-2014 13:34:06 | More by Justinbshelton
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spoony

Colorado

3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 03:31:02 | More by spoony
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-31-2014 21:33:56 | More by schnarr84
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-30-2014 06:39:35 | More by KevMo84
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Hopped_up_Chuck

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-30-2014 02:50:00 | More by Hopped_up_Chuck
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-29-2014 02:35:58 | More by ste5venla
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-25-2014 04:38:26 | More by WDJersey
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-25-2014 03:35:19 | More by GRG1313
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2014 05:39:28 | More by DeanMoriarty
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-20-2014 04:23:43 | More by 2beerdogs
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2014 04:49:25 | More by MarkyMOD
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beertraveler13

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-19-2014 01:38:40 | More by beertraveler13
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Vipin

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-16-2014 18:22:16 | More by Vipin
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-16-2014 05:30:57 | More by jwswigs
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-16-2014 01:30:14 | More by eawolff99
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a very nice brew, but to me, closer to a good hoppy american pale than a true ipa, not quite ad big and bold, and certainly nowhere near as bitter as the industry standard. shiny penny tint to a rather flush golden brew. three quarters of an inch of white head, well layered lace. the nose is a fruity side of hops, some mild grapefruit, but almost candied, its not real bitter but has that nice zesty freshness. a light honey sweetness from the malt, but rather nondescript as far as the grain is concerned. the hops are all throughout this beer, not just in the finish, and while they arent bitter, they are flavorful and delicious, some sappy piney flavors, a little christmas tree in here, but again, no bitterness and a rather zippy quick finish for the style. medium bodied, and i would never ever guess this was 7.3% abv. It drinks like 5%. easy carbonation, light on the palate, and very drinkable. also at just 5 bucks a bomber, its a good every day brew, more a pale than an ipa though, but one i hope sticks around in colorado.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 18:57:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-13-2014 17:15:17 | More by ONovoMexicano
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VanMilder

New Mexico

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy appearance, but acceptable. Orange ish/copper color. Big citrus aromas backed by subtle spice and perfumey notes, the centennial and cascade are the stars of the dh addition, simcoe didn't come through as much as would have liked. Nice bitterness that isn't overwhelming, I'm guessing that centennial and crystal are the featured bittering hops. Great, almost creamy mouth feel, appropriate carbonation. Solid from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 18:55:08 | More by VanMilder
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Madskill

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-10-2014 03:25:25 | More by Madskill
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-05-2014 22:09:16 | More by Gobzilla
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-03-2014 22:45:36 | More by tjcamm
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tumbler.

If one free beer is good, two is even better, right? This stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine sap, sweet flowers, light orange zest, light candied lemon peel, and sweet caramel throughout the background. The taste leans heavily toward the pine sap, some new grass, and the dried rinds of the aforementioned fruits. The caramel also comes across a bit drier, almost flaky-tasting. What results is a strange blend of varying bitternesses that all clash with one another. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent IPA, but one whose bitterness just doesn't sit well with me.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 22:24:04 | More by TMoney2591
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raulstotle12

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2014 23:36:18 | More by raulstotle12
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.